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Postby demetriou_74 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:55 pm

i must say there was a certain kebab shop in larnaka that had a sign saying ''kebabs two pounds'' (in greek) but on another sign it had kebabs £4.50.

if you dont like it move.
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Postby ex_pat » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:55 pm

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What difference does that make???


Why you don't just answer the question? :wink:

It makes a difference because 1.95 is about the average price for a 6 pack of 1 litter bottles in kiosks and mini markets. In big supermarkets you can find them a bit cheaper, but nowhere near 1.25

So if its a 6 pack of 1 litter bottles then the 1.25 price was a mistake.



No, the price was not a mistake......my neighbour (who is half Cypriot) told me where to buy the water at that price. He had bought it for £1.25 on a few occasions. I told him what happened and he even said it's because I look foreign. He said Cypriots are famous for trying to rip off tourists.
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Postby city » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:57 pm

ex_pat wrote:......I think it's a Larnaca thing, because I've never had any trouble in Paphos or Ayia Napa.....


Thats weird. I know Larnaca for 12 years now and something like that has never happened to me. The price stated on the goods, is what I paid.
Apart from that, did you kindly ask the man why it said 1,25 on the bottles but he is asking for 1,95? Did he give an explanation?
If a price seems to expensive to me than I simply go to the shop next door and by my things there. Prices differ in Cyprus as you probably know.
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Postby ex_pat » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:01 pm

demetriou_74 wrote:i must say there was a certain kebab shop in larnaka that had a sign saying ''kebabs two pounds'' (in greek) but on another sign it had kebabs £4.50.

if you dont like it move.



I intend on moving, soon as possible.

What's annoying is that Cyprus is supposed to be part of the EU, but only when it suits them it would seem (getting money). They don't want to give anything back!

They are racist! If we did the same sort of thing in the UK, we'd go to jail for racism.

Can you imagine if we wrote on one sign - "Fish and Chips for whites £2.00" and on the other side "Fish and chips for Pakistanis £4.50"

It just wouldn't happen! It is prehistoric and bang out of order!
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Postby demetriou_74 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:12 pm

ex_pat. lifes a bitch. you should really check the prices before you get to the counter. and nobody said you could not walk away
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Postby Yiannis » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:12 pm

Outrageous! And this is NOT the only example I have had of being ripped off over here. I have many friends who have had the same kind of attitude from the Cypriots.

There is no other word for it - racist!


So if i got it right u just generalize this for all cypriot shop owners and on top of that u call as racist for what happens in tourist locations.
I dont know if you know it but this is not only happening in Cyprus my friend but in many other European countries as well, for example Italy and Greece.
Im not trying to excuse them but sorry mate if u are so stupid to do not tell him anything even though the price was less on the label u were asking to be ripped off.
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Postby cannedmoose » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:20 pm

You won't change his mind guys, so there's no point discussing it further. x_pat has decided Cypriots are racist thieves just like all asylum seekers are bogus spongers... nuff said, end of.

There's only one way to be ripped off and that's to allow yourself to be ripped off. If you do, you have no-one to blame but yourself.

No doubt I'll get a mouthful of personalised abuse as a response to this. If I do, it will demonstrate more than I could ever put into words about this person's character.
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Postby rotate » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:48 pm

Yiannis wrote:
Outrageous! And this is NOT the only example I have had of being ripped off over here. I have many friends who have had the same kind of attitude from the Cypriots.

There is no other word for it - racist!


So if i got it right u just generalize this for all cypriot shop owners and on top of that u call as racist for what happens in tourist locations.
I dont know if you know it but this is not only happening in Cyprus my friend but in many other European countries as well, for example Italy and Greece.
Im not trying to excuse them but sorry mate if u are so stupid to do not tell him anything even though the price was less on the label u were asking to be ripped off.


Rip off the Tourist happens everywhere! Go and have a look at the prices of just about everything in the tourist areas of my home town, Windsor UK. Pretend not to speak English in London and see how far your money goes.
I've had my fair share of problems in Cyprus (exactly the same problems that my Cypriot neighbours have had) but in over three decades of living/visiting and now living here again I've not been ripped off by anyone. If you do'nt think the price is right do'nt buy!
As for the Cypriots being racist, I've never suffered this treatment and you cant get more British looking than me, in fact in so far as I can tell I've been better treated than Cypriots who have returned to Cyprus after living overseas. And its not about money either, I am by no means wealthy but that has not stopped the Cypriots from showing me genuine warmth and friendliness.
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Postby ex_pat » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:54 am

cannedmoose wrote:You won't change his mind guys, so there's no point discussing it further. x_pat has decided Cypriots are racist thieves just like all asylum seekers are bogus spongers... nuff said, end of.

There's only one way to be ripped off and that's to allow yourself to be ripped off. If you do, you have no-one to blame but yourself.

No doubt I'll get a mouthful of personalised abuse as a response to this. If I do, it will demonstrate more than I could ever put into words about this person's character.



Talk about being paranoid! Get over yourself Cannedmoose!
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Postby ex_pat » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:05 am

In summing up this subject, let me just say that the God for Cypriots is money. That statement came from a Cypriots mouth.

They are not all bad people, but very very greedy!

Cypriots don't even like Cypriots. I have lost count of the number of Cypriots that have told me this. I have to say, that they majority of this comes from Larnaca people.

Larnaca is like the land that time forgot. These people would be better suited riding camals. I heard a cracker of a comment last week from a guy who owns a pub here (Cypriot guy who moved to London, but still Cypriot). He said "These are rubbish people, like Arabs with shoes on".

haha. You have to laugh.

As for me being ripped off - I don't think so. The 6 bottles of water that the woman tried to rob me for were thrown to the ground and they bounced into one of her shelves and knocked other items down. She was then called a fat b*stard and I left.

That is a similar if not a bit dramatic example of what happens when these people try to steal from me. It still annoys me though that they are racist enough to try these little stunts.

I heard today that Cyprus is having real problems because the North is booming! All I can say is ha ha ha! Serves you right Cyprus, you bit the hand that feeds you and now you're paying the price!

The sooner I can leave this dump the better! Back to the land of decent people, normal weather, flushing toilets and barcodes in shops so they can't screw you for the price of a loaf of bread!!!
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