fair trade gone wrong
I just sold a block of Cadbury fair trade chocolate to my wife for $10.
We got given two blocks each at Easter from her family but apparently that’s not enough.
$10 is a bit much I hear you say, as those blocks are normally around $3 in the supermarket. Well I had some factors to include into the exclusive pricing.
- convenience, as my block is in the kitchen cupboard you can’t get more convenient than that, no need to walk all the way to the shops. So you pay a premium.
- sentimental value, the chocolate was a gift to me, so to part with it I will need some significant financial compensation.
- If I left it in the cupboard much longer she would have eaten it anyway which would have been theft resulting in criminal charges, this way she gets let off with a fine in full knowledge that we all knew she was planning on committing an offense.