Bunnings customers in New Zealand are outraged after discovering the same items are sold for half the price in Australia
- NZ Bunnings customers are paying double for same items compared to Australia
- Emergency door lock costs Australians $20 while New Zealander’s fork out $50
- The price difference was explained due to the smaller market in New Zealand
Bunnings customers in New Zealand are outraged after discovering they are paying almost double the amount for items that are sold in Australia for half the price.
Australians can pick up a door emergency lock for $19.98 from their local hardware store, but New Zealanders are forced to fork out $55.90 for the same item – despite having the same manufacturer.
A NZ Herald reader spoke to the publication venting their frustration over the price difference on identical items.
For a door emergency access lock, it costs Australians $20 (pictured on Bunnings site)
New Zealander’s need to fork out almost $60 for the same item sold in Australia
Jacqui Coombes, Bunnings Director New Zealand and Group Human Resources told Daily Mail Australia that they’re not the only retailer with price differences in New Zealand and Australia.
‘Like other retailers, the individual size of the markets, freight and shipping in addition to differing suppliers, can cause a disparity in price between items stocked in New Zealand and Australia,’ she said.
‘We always aim to provide great value for our customers wherever they’re shopping.
‘This includes sourcing from local suppliers, regularly checking competitor prices and maintaining our commitment to lowest prices backed up by our price guarantee.’
She explained that Bunnings do have the lowest prices in the market, but will continue to work with suppliers to provide quality and availability for their customers.
Another reader told the publication they found the DeLonghi Tasciugo AriaDry Slim Dehumidifier for $799 in New Zealand, but would only have to pay $349 in Australia.
‘It would have been cheaper to fly to Australia and fly back with the device rather than buying it here,’ the reader said.
Jacqui Coombes, Bunnings group and HR New Zealand director, spoke to the publication and explained that the price difference was due to the smaller market in the country (stock)