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Postby miltiades » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:52 am

I thought that rather than post on my Miltiades Anastasis thread, and since this subject requires it's own platform, I will, having lived here in Cyprus now for 17 months, give my views on general prices ranging from Hotels, supermarkets, Chemists in particular and generally air my views on line. I must emphasize that over the last 40 or so years and my numerous visits to Cyprus I never took much notice of prices, after all I was usually here for a limited time , now of course I live here, Im not short of a few bob but neither do I enjoy throwing my hard earned dosh away.
I shall continue soon, just a warning to anyone involved in running chemists , petrol stations, bakery shops or generally in the business of ripping people off.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby miltiades » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:20 pm

I will start with chemists, I wondered why there are so many !!
The reason is now crystal clear!!
They are ripping off Cypriots right left and centre! All chemists charge exactly the same price, obviously they must have a powerful union.Prior to going to London last month I run short of my diabetic medicines, took my prescription to a Limassol chemist and was charged €186. !!! Not having bought them in the UK before since I get them free, apart from uttering a disgust at the price I paid.
On my visit to the Uk last month I asked the chemist that I have been using for over 25 years to price the prescription for me. £54.94 !! What a rip off I thought !!.

Another item that my doctor in London asked me to get, not available on NH, was B12 tablets, BComplex , at £6.90, UK made.
Went to a Limassol chemist today, well the exact product at €11.90. Daylight bloody robbery. UK made, no duty applicable, yet these roque traders driving around in Mercedes and BMWs are living it up at YOUR expense. A further item of antiseptic nature, in the UK £2.59, in Limassol €6.95 !!
Do Cypriots complain about prices or di they get orgasmic at being fleeced.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Get Real! » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:12 pm

Here’s what Cypriots do…

If you’re on some medication then just visit the hospital, take all your prescribed medicines for the doctor to see and he’ll give a piece of paper so you can buy them from the hospital pharmacy in 3-monthly quantities at just 2 euros p/item.

You’ll basically have a relationship with a doctor at the hospital which you’ll be seeing I think once every 3 months, just to get the discounted medicines and check your health’s progress.
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Postby CBBB » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:40 am

Get Real! wrote:Here’s what Cypriots do…

If you’re on some medication then just visit the hospital, take all your prescribed medicines for the doctor to see and he’ll give a piece of paper so you can buy them from the hospital pharmacy in 3-monthly quantities at just 2 euros p/item.

You’ll basically have a relationship with a doctor at the hospital which you’ll be seeing I think once every 3 months, just to get the discounted medicines and check your health’s progress.


First you need a medical card which is only given to those with a personal income below €15,400 or €30,750 for a couple, unless of course you are a civil servant, when you get one anyway even though they don't need it.

Secondly, you only get medicines for two months, and they cost €0.50 per item.

Finally you only need to see the doctor every 4 months, because he will give you an initial prescription and a repeat prescription to be used 2 months later.

Best not to go to one of the hospitals, but to use one of the local health centres, they are not so busy.
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Postby Get Real! » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:26 am

CBBB wrote:...unless of course you are a civil servant, when you get one anyway even though they don't need it.

Come to think of it… I *was* using my wife’s CS card!

Sorry Milti… I misled you there. Next time marry a local CS instead of a Belarusian! :lol:
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Postby miltiades » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:02 pm

"Cultural" behaviour seems to be accepted by most if not all Cypriots. Behaviour that calls for the abhorrent and disgustingly immoral practice of handing over a " fakelaki" envelope to a doctor for taking care of you.its not only utterly abhorent but a diabolical act committed by so called religious people. This " cultural" practice annoyes me immensely so much so that I puke!. I will challenge any doctor to justify this horrid culture.

As for solicitors and generally the legal profession, im astounded to have heard that these so called legal crooks can extract from the people an obscene amount of money, money they no doubt need in order to satisfy an inseciable appetite for money and greed. A legal agreement drafted consisting of two pages being charged €800. The fuckers get away with it because Cypriots are somehow embarrassed to question charges just in case they are seen as ....poor.
Money, money and more fucking money,
The driving force of most Cypriots, rialia rialia che pounta, gamo tin havran tous.
Happines is NOT FUCKING MONEY.Showing off with a brand new car or a pair of fucking torn trousers does not translate to happiness. Get a hold of your selves, discard owfull cultural behaviour, we are in Europe now and we are not a fucking BANANA REPUBLIC.
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Postby B25 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:07 pm

Agreed with all you said Milti, but, we may well be in Europe now, but sadly we are still a fucking BANANA REPUBLIC.

Civil Servants and their ever increasing demand for benefits and pay over the poorer tax payer make me puke! F useless the lot of them.
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Postby MR-from-NG » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:31 pm

miltiades wrote:"Cultural" behaviour seems to be accepted by most if not all Cypriots. Behaviour that calls for the abhorrent and disgustingly immoral practice of handing over a " fakelaki" envelope to a doctor for taking care of you.its not only utterly abhorent but a diabolical act committed by so called religious people. This " cultural" practice annoyes me immensely so much so that I puke!. I will challenge any doctor to justify this horrid culture.

As for solicitors and generally the legal profession, im astounded to have heard that these so called legal crooks can extract from the people an obscene amount of money, money they no doubt need in order to satisfy an inseciable appetite for money and greed. A legal agreement drafted consisting of two pages being charged €800. The fuckers get away with it because Cypriots are somehow embarrassed to question charges just in case they are seen as ....poor.
Money, money and more fucking money,
The driving force of most Cypriots, rialia rialia che pounta, gamo tin havran tous.
Happines is NOT FUCKING MONEY.Showing off with a brand new car or a pair of fucking torn trousers does not translate to happiness. Get a hold of your selves, discard owfull cultural behaviour, we are in Europe now and we are not a fucking BANANA REPUBLIC.

My dear friend, I said this many times before and I will say it again. Putting a race saddle on a donkey does not turn into a race horse. Cyprus joining the EU mean absolutely jack shit to its people and its culture.

I wish you the best of health and patience for the future John, you're gonna need both in this so called Paradise Island of yours. :wink:
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby miltiades » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:38 pm

I wish to emphasize that my Paradise Island is , was, and always will be Cyprus.
The fact that , as an angler told me the other day, a Cypriot would sell his mother's tit for 5 euros, with a sales sign buy one get one free, does not diminish my love for this island. I will scream and shout at anyone defending the immeasurably huge greed for money that is rampant on the island.
Only yesterday I visited a well known supermarket in Limassol , amongst my shopping there were some real ....bargains.
Buy one get one free the large sales sign declared. Pedigree chum, for my dogs, normal price €2.05 , so I picked 6. At the check out the lady charged for all six cans.
Hold on I said, the sign says buy one get one free, oh she said its not for single cans its for the ones paired . Ok I said I will go get 6 doubles then. Quickly picked 6 doubles, 2 rubbed together, putting the singles back.Sir, she Said I have to cancel the singles charged and scan the packaged ones. She did, but the price was not that of a single can but 90 cents more at 2.95.
Fuck that I said, im not paying, its a con. Well did I explode !! A supervisor that arrived tried to explain that the over was for the 2 packaged together not the single ones. Bolooucks I responded. Get your fucking manager to learn that a buy one get one free means just that.
Some shoppers behind me begun nattering to them selves. I ignored them. I did not pay the extra but left a note that someone from H/ O call me.
An hour or so later the call came. A lady that first she made a feeble effort to justify the offer. I was having none of it. Madam I said sternly. Learn your Greek . Ένα και ένα δωράια means just that. She apologised and on my insistence promised to get the tills changed. If every Cypriot citizen did not just accept this con offers then in years to come these businessess would learn that we are not fucking suckers.
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Postby kurupetos » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm

Lesson learned: It is wise to avoid having pets!
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