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Old March 12th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Hajo Flettner
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Default Re: new tobacco taxes?

Originally Posted by chadtizzle View Post
thats actually not too bad...only a dollar more for a 250g box?
i think i could live with that.
The thing is that's not how it will end up. An increase in the wholesale cost will end up in addition to a corresponding increase in the retail price. To make matters worse, higher prices mean less sales which means that retailers will end up charging more to offset lower sales volumes. I would say that the chances of the prices only going up an additional $4 per kilo are about zero.
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