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Poland - shopper's paradise?

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
4 Sep 2012 #1
Last week one of the news channels, probably TVN24, ran an item on how not only Germans are coming to Poland to shop (cheaper and better bread nad cold cuts, hair dressing, car repair, etc.), but for different reasons so are Lithuanians, Belarusians, Kaliningraders (spelling?) and Czechs. It seems in different areas there is a deifntie price advanatge to neighbouring foreigners. They made it sound like a consumer invasion (typical media hype!?) whcih is probably an exaggeration. Have any of you seen signs of this?

I know fags at 10-11 zł a packet are very attractive do EU smokers.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
4 Sep 2012 #2
Have any of you seen signs of this?

Yes, I know Lithuanians and Slovaks that come here to shop.

I've recently seen billboards in Slovakia advertising "Polish prices".

Building materials and Ikea seem to be the main attractions. (Lithuania is getting Ikea soon).

It depends on the exchange rate.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,267
4 Sep 2012 #3
Have any of you seen signs of this?

The German and Ukrainian borderlands - yes. Massively so - when you look at what's built up in places like Słubice, £ęknica, even Medyka - you can see that people are coming in to shop. Certainly, the quality of the meat on offer in Poland surpasses the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania - and the price beats Germany by miles.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
4 Sep 2012 #4
Anyone know if visitng shopeprs are buying in commercial quantities for resale in their own counrtries at a profit?

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