Why I am sick of Rip Off Whitby’s inflated prices – Yorkshire Post Letters

have prices become too excessive in Whitby?
have prices become too excessive in Whitby?
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From: Ian Dixon, Fishburn Road, Whitby.

I HAVE written before in regards to prices in Whitby and wonder why other people aren’t bothered or don’t say anything.

Is there any justification for inflated prices in Whitby?

Is there any justification for inflated prices in Whitby?

I went to Scarborough and 
got some petrol 5p a litre 
cheaper than some garages in Whitby.

On this occasion it was a small garage, compared to the larger ones in Whitby.

Whitby is named the best place for a staycation in the UK

Yet in Whitby petrol is 
dearer. Why is Whitby more expensive?

What excuse do these garages in Whitby have for charging more?

When I asked why prices 
were higher in our well-known chain pub, I was told blame Scarborough Borough Council!

It has nothing to do with Scarborough Council. It’s the businesses in Whitby who charge more to rip off tourists and locals alike.

When I am working, I always try to buy petrol in Teesside rather than Whitby, as it is cheaper.

It was always said to buy 
local to support local 
businesses – well, not to be ripped off.

The tourist boom seems to 
be an opportunity to charge more in Whitby than many other places.

I am sick of Rip Off 
Whitby, never mind Rip Off Britain!