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I went to the Sunderland Airshow, a great event I must have but what does let it down in the price of food from the snack vans. My sister got four small trays of chips and she was shocked when it came to £8. Not hard to work out that it's £2 for each tray in which you could literally count the chips quite easily.
Not only that but many of the rides were charging £2 - £4 per ride and £1.50 - £2 per sideshow, which usually involves some tacky cheap prize. If your family consists of two adults and two or more children this equates to a small fortune.
I think it just shows how greedy some of these businesses get during events. I know they have to make a living and that the cost of the pitch can be high, but surely they could still achieve this by having a tray of chips at the normal price, especially since the airshow attracts thousands of visitors each day of the two day event.
I would hate to think of what a large fish and chips cost... not much change from a tenner
I would hate to think of what a large fish and chips cost. Probably not much change out of a tenner no doubt. Personally, I believe that a lot of chip vans and snack vans overcharge for food because they know people will pay it. For example, they have come a long way to some event or other and they're hungry; they fancy fish and chips by the seaside or whatever.
Museums are no different. I once went to a place that charged my partner almost £4 for what was a bottle of fruit juice, not your large bottle I might add but the ones you get in cafes. We also found Alnwick Gardens quite expensive as you are paying twice the price for food and drink.
As I said before I think a lot of these places will charge higher because they know people will pay it. Have others had any experiences of being overcharged?