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Let`s compare prices of services and products in Poland


Wroclaw Boy
13 Sep 2012 #331
I didn`t believe Wrocław Boy but it might be true what he says that some products are more expensive in Poland. I bought an external 750 GB disc for 350 PLN and checked the average price in the UK which is about 75 pounds.

yes

Fortunately, IKEA isn`t the only place. You can buy similar products twice or even thrice cheaper elsewhere.

Really, care to show any of these 2 or 3 times cheaper than Ikea oulets? or maybe you should just admit that you dont really have a clue what youre talking about....

domain names:

pawiansatwat.co.uk £6.98 for TWO years
pawiansatwat.pl £24.99 for ONE year

even the .com is only is only £21.98 for TWO years

From 123-reg.co.uk
I bet hes frantically pushing the report abuse button.

I dont have webhosting figures to hand but im pretty sure theyre much more expensive in Poland too.

wheres pawian and his prices on Polish urine tests???? :):):) :(:(:(
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,849
14 Sep 2012 #332
leave pawian alone he is drowning his sorrows :):):):():):):(@OOOOOO):):)(
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
14 Sep 2012 #333
Really, care to show any of these 2 or 3 times cheaper than Ikea oulets?

Your Ikea sink costs 70 pounds = 350 zlotys.

Prices of standard steel sinks available in non-Ikea markets start from about 100 zlotys.
Wroclaw Boy
14 Sep 2012 #334
114 Zloty actually

hah yeah drop a knife in and it will fall straight through, i can find sinks in the UK for £20 too, try the same with furniture buddy.

Ikeas cheapest sink £35 ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S49896361/ wheres the 3 times cheaper sinks at???? :):):):)

Try again
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
14 Sep 2012 #335
hah yeah drop a knife in and it will fall straight through,

Hmm...... Can I have doubts about it? :):):)

i can find sinks in the UK for £20 too,

Naturally.

Ikeas cheapest sink £35

This item is cheaper in Poland.

FYNDIG 129PLN
Stainless steel sink - a strong and durable material that is easy to keep clean

ikea.com/pl/pl/catalog/products/S49896361
Their price policy is really outstanding.

wheres the 3 times cheaper sinks at???? :):):):)

I was talking about the 75 pounds sink.

Are you aware of the fact that pawian writes about you on the Polish language forum?

You little communist informer! :):):)

Ohh hes doing that again, he did that last time, started rambling on in Polish about me being the antichrist and stuff. No surprise really.

:):):):)

Not at all. I praised you and your cleverness. Don`t listen to Iron, this commie agent!
Wroclaw Boy
14 Sep 2012 #336
Ohh no thats right you called me the devil reincarnate, and then started rambling on in Polish via PM's. LOL

No Devil reincarnate this time pawian? you've exhausted all the other usual avenues, im just waiting for the Polish PM's.........again. Go to bed mate, and dream of nice things.

and i'll be waiting for you in the morning to continue our little debate.
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
14 Sep 2012 #337
wheres pawian

I am still here.

try the same with furniture buddy.

Here you are mistaken.

Quality furniture from Polish producers is still exactly 3 times cheaper in Poland than in UK.

brw-furniture.co.uk/?p=productsMore&iProduct=2175&sName=affi-kom2d-90

mebleznetu.pl/Komoda_KOM2D_90_KOM2D_90_Black_Red_White_%28BRW%29__kup_on_line.php?cPath=113&products_id=2682

BTW, UK prices of this furniture is advertised as promotion! :):):)

Try again

Soon.

Ohh no thats right you called me the devil reincarnate,

hahahaha really??? I vaguely remember that. What for? :):):) But, to be more precise, I couldn`t call you devil REincarnate. Check a dictionary! :):):):) But not the dictionary of the Belgian language, please. ):)

thefreedictionary.com/incarnate

Now, back to prices.

What is an average taxi fare in a big city in UK? Daytime....

Quality furniture from Polish producers is still exactly 3 times cheaper in Poland than in UK.

That is why we only bought a metal bunk bed in IKEA, while the rest of furniture to all our rooms (during a major "revitalisation" a few years ago) comes from Polish producers. It is nonsense to pay through the nose for the same product.

What can I say?

Guys, don`t buy stuff in IKEA in Poland. No point in overpaying. You can have the same quality furniture from Polish manufacturers.

What is an average taxi fare in a big city in UK? Daytime....

The route

London- Liverpool, 286 kilometers, will cost you £ 524.24

taxiroute.co.uk

dev.virtualearth.net/REST/v1/Imagery/Map/Road/Routes?wp.0=London,%20United%20Kingdom&wp.1=Liverpool,%20United%20Kingdom&key=AjFmGO_Oe13HtEa41opVDEIiK18xfhuOLfN5ZoroJ9JfnRsYxyRdFy2CPTJH5Gsc&mapSize=600,500&optimize=time

Krakow - Warsaw, 295 kilometres, will cost you 686 PLN. About 135 pounds.
taksometr.eu/szczegoly-trasy

:):):):):)

Prices of English language textbooks, printed in Britain, imported to Poland, .........

E.g.,
Upstream Pre-Int SB, 130 pages, 22.97 £

In Poland,
60 zlotys, 11.5 pounds
empik.com/upstream-pre-intermediate-b1-student-s-book-z-plyta-cd-evans-virginia-dooley-jenny,p1046077762,ksiazka-p

............... are still too high to match books from the same British publishing house but printed in Poland:

An excellent Basic Matura Exam revision textbook, 300 pages, 40 PLN, 8 pounds.

egis.com.pl/?m=prices&id=860

How much are giant walnuts in UK?

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In Poland, 4 pounds per kilo.

Every week I buy 10 kilos of sugar for my home needs. :):):):)

Just occured to me to compare prices.

The cheapest sugar at Tesco - 1.6 pounds per kilogram

mysupermarket.co.uk/#/grocery-categories/white_sugar_in_tesco.html

In Poland, the cheapest sugar is in Lidl - 3.28 zlotys - 65 pence.

dlahandlu.pl/koszyk/towar/cukier-bialy-krysztal-1-kg,22.html
Barney 15 | 1,476
23 Sep 2012 #338
The cheapest sugar at Tesco - 1.6 pounds per kilogram

My mate buys a lot of sugar for the bees, about £1 for 1.2 kilos in poundland
poundland.co.uk/product-range/a-z/1-25kg-sugar

You have to search for cheap dry goods but most people just shop in the big supermarkets.

Buying 10 kilos of sugar can only mean feeding bees over the winter or wine:):)

Walnuts are very expensive here but people really only buy them at Halloween or Christmas in small quantities.

Most produce like strawberries etc are bought in small punnets for crazy prices (£2 for a handful), they are very expensive. I get a lot of favours (usually wine) cos I give kilos of stuff away
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
23 Sep 2012 #339
My mate buys a lot of sugar for the bees, about £1 for 1.2 kilos in poundland

That`s an excellent bargain.

Buying 10 kilos of sugar can only mean feeding bees over the winter or wine:):)

Bullseye!

d

Walnuts are very expensive here but people really only buy them at Halloween or Christmas in small quantities.

Interesting info.

I get a lot of favours (usually wine) cos I give kilos of stuff away

Do you own a large strawberry field forever?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
23 Sep 2012 #340
Bullseye!

Pawian, how about a homemade wine making thread? :)
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
23 Sep 2012 #341
Delph, to be honest, I never thought of it. It isn`t too interesting as you can buy all kinds of wine today.

But I have always prefer(r)ed to make my own. I produced my first wine when I was 15. OMG, it was so long ago. I have experimented with all kinds of fruit, even melon and vegetables like beetroot. :):):):):)

Three days before the start of the preparation of wine, prepare a yeast on the package.

Beets scrub thoroughly and preferably without peeling, cut into slices. Put it into a large pot, cover with water and cook until soft. Strain decoction through a cheesecloth. Prepare the syrup, out of 1 kg of sugar, a little water and lemon juice, cool, mix with beet concoction. Add yeast, cover and let stand for 24 hours in a warm place. The next day, pour into the dish, stopper with a fermentation tube, to which should pour a little water. Leave to stand for approx. 2 weeks in a warm place for fermentation. After this time, add the syrup quenched with a 1/2 kg of sugar, and one week after another 1/2 kg of sugar in the form of a syrup. After the fermentation, or when the water in the tube stops bubbling, pour the wine into bottles and allow to stand for 2 - 3 months.

This wine has a flavor the better the longer it stands,.


mojegotowanie.pl/przepisy/napoje/wino_z_burakow
Barney 15 | 1,476
23 Sep 2012 #342
Do you own a large strawberry field forever?

A large allotment but fortunately I'm not immortal.

you can buy all kinds of wine today

Yeah I used to make my own wine, perhaps I wasn’t too good at it and you can buy better wine for not much more than home made

.
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
23 Sep 2012 #343
Yeah I used to make my own wine,

Buddy!!!

perhaps I wasn't too good at it

Taste is in the mouth of the keeper.

ou can buy better wine for not much more than home made

But you never know what they put into it. When I make my own, I use only spring water and fruit from the greenest regions of the country.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
23 Sep 2012 #344
Delph, to be honest, I never thought of it. It isn`t too interesting as you can buy all kinds of wine today.

I would love you forever and ever if you made such a thread :) I want to get into it, but I have no idea how to go about doing it from a Poland point of view (equipment, etc).

and you can buy better wine for not much more than home made

I would guess it's not like that here - wine is hideously expensive for crap.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
23 Sep 2012 #345
Pawian, how about a homemade wine making thread? :)

Delph, to be honest, I never thought of it. It isn`t too interesting as you can buy all kinds of wine today.

I'd love to see that thread too!
Barney 15 | 1,476
24 Sep 2012 #346
When I make my own, I use only spring water and fruit from the greenest regions of the country.

That’s always a good policy you are what you drink:):)

The best thing that I got from Poland besides my Aronia bush ( which by the way is now grown by a lot of other plot holders from cuttings ) is spiritus, cant get it now because of the liquid limit on flights..

You can buy it here known as Polish spirit but is so massively expensive its not viable.
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
24 Sep 2012 #347
Good idea for comparison:

Spirit, 0.5 litre - 40 PLN - 8 pounds.

cotanio.pl/katalog/1596-Alkohole_i_Tyton/2124-Wodka/520901-Polmos_Spirytus_Lubelski

How much are giant walnuts in UK?




delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
24 Sep 2012 #348
is spiritus, cant get it now because of the liquid limit on flights..

The pain that a bottle of that caused some friends of mine...
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
24 Sep 2012 #349
caused them to terminate?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
24 Sep 2012 #350
Well, one shot was remarked to be "a pleasant way to start the evening".
Four shots - well, the victim wasn't capable of speaking any sort of sense until the next day, when he remarked that he was pleasantly hangover-free.
strzyga 2 | 993
24 Sep 2012 #351
Quality furniture from Polish producers is still exactly 3 times cheaper in Poland than in UK. UK prices of this furniture is advertised as promotion! :):):)

Sorry, Pawian, no furniture made of particle board can be regarded as quality furniture. And Black Red White have all their stuff made of that.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
24 Sep 2012 #352
You can buy it here known as Polish spirit but is so massively expensive its not viable.

Can you buy that in Ireland? It's like 80-95% alcohol here.
Barney 15 | 1,476
24 Sep 2012 #353
Yes, it's very expensive and difficult to get. It's used in home wine making to make fortified wines and some liquors. Specialists off licences and spirit grocers sell it.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
24 Sep 2012 #354
Is it used to give the wine more of a kick?

I don't know how to make wine, except that you need at least 2 gorgeous women stomping on grapes in a large bucket.

How do you check how much alcohol is in home brew wine?

I do wish youz'd all get over me being an annoying poster and start a thread about making wine. :)
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
24 Sep 2012 #355
Sorry, Pawian, no furniture made of particle board can be regarded as quality furniture. And Black Red White have all their stuff made of that.

Yes! :):):):)

But....

isn`t it possible to have particle board quality furniture versus poor one?

except that you need at least 2 gorgeous women stomping on grapes in a large bucket.

Yes:

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I do wish youz'd all get over me being an annoying poster and start a thread about making wine. :)

I won`t do it. I am too shy. Besides, there are too many threads of mine in the forums already.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
24 Sep 2012 #356
Yes:

Not exactly what I had in mind ;) but I suppose they'll have to do,

I am too shy.

I think it would be interesting.
I made home brew beer from stuff you get in the shop, when I was a teen.
It was not the tastiest...

there are too many threads of mine in the forums already.

Not at all, Polonius3 makes sure that non of us have too many threads.
dontgagmeyo
19 Apr 2014 #357
Merged: Are prices of groceries and everyday products getting higher and comparable to USA in Poland?

lately I realised that grocery prices are almost same as in the usa esp groceries and everyday products.They use to be very cheap comparing cpl of years back and make me realise the so called THE CHEAP HIGH LIFE FACTOR* is going away:) for some:))
DominicB - | 2,709
22 Apr 2014 #358
It has essentially gone away for Americans at least. Long ago. According to this months figures, the cost of living for a native Pole living in Warsaw is 32% lower than for a comparable native American living in Chicago. Because Americans living in Poland do not have the cost-saving support network that the locals do, that difference largely disappears for them, at least during the first few years. So for an American, living in Poland is not appreciably cheaper than living in Poland.

The savings due to lower cost of living have disappeared and have been overtaken by the loss in real wages, which have largely stagnated or even declined for the traditional job that Americans usually did here, namely teaching English. For other jobs, the wages are far too low compared to the wages in the States to justify a move, unless, perhaps, one is a highly educated, highly qualified, highly experienced specialist working for a Western company at Western wages. Otherwise, there's little work to be had at attractive wages, and not very much at unattractive wages, especially for entry-level jobs.

Teaching is no longer attractive for Americans because of increased competition from UK and Irish citizens, who get preference in hiring over Americans, and also because of the fact that fewer language schools offer a real full-time contract anymore, especially in the larger attractive cities. Fewer schools are willing to go through the hassle of getting a work permit for an American. It's easier and more profitable to hire a UK or Irish citizen.

For better paid jobs, wages are several times higher in the States than in Poland. For example, a junior IT engineer can expect no more than $20,000 before taxes, and often a lot below that for a first job. A senior staff IT engineer can expect to earn about $30,000 per year before taxes, about a third what they would make in the States, and a mere $40,000 if they are are a project or regional manager. Even a highly qualified, highly experienced SAP or HBase consultant is not going to make more than $60,000 per year before taxes. Only high level administrators and executives working for exceptionally successful companies can make more.

For university full professors, wages top out at $30,000 a year, maybe $40,000 for top administrators. An adjunct makes a mere $15,000 a year. Even at the lower tax rates academics enjoy, these wages are unattractive. Physicians, healthcare professionals and school teachers are paid very poorly indeed by Western standards. Needless to say, brain drain in these fields is enormous.
Harry
22 Apr 2014 #359
the so called THE CHEAP HIGH LIFE FACTOR* is going away:) for some:))

It certainly is for those who look at the prices of such things rather than just buying what they need/want.
Of course there are still bargains to be had, for example Atelier Amaro. OK, so it does sound a bit odd to say that a place where you'll drop per head on a meal is a bargain but comparatively it is. I was there a while back with the Mrs and a friend of ours from London, at the end of the meal the bill arrived, I had a look and then handed it to him while I reached for my wallet. "We're doing separate bills, are we?" he asked, because a meal in London of the quality Amaro offers will set you back £250 to £300 per person; here it's far more affordable.

Teaching is no longer attractive for Americans because of increased competition from UK and Irish citizens.

I'm told that in Warsaw wages for Americans who are good teachers and can give invoices have gone up quite a bit over the last few years, mainly because there are so few in town


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