Monday, March 08, 2010
Isn't this snazzy? This mirrored bathroom vanity unit will set you back £599 from Marks & Spencer.
Assuming you're a UK, paying-in-Sterling customer, obviously.
If you're living in Ireland and thinking that this would look very nice indeedy in your smallest room, well, it'll set you back €809 Eurobux.
Even with my pass Leaving Cert. maths, it didn't take me long to figure out that £599 ≠ €809.
Xe.com tell me that £599 = about €662 today. Are Marks & Sparks - who offer free delivery on furniture orders from their website but only to UK addresses - seriously suggesting that it costs them the guts of an extra €150 quid per unit to sell these in Ireland?!
Yeh. Exchange rate FAIL, lads.