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Stephanie Saville.
Stephanie Saville.

We bought a bottle of a well known immune boosting remedy the other day from a national retailer. We like to keep it handy and I swear it’s the reason I never get proper flu. First sign of a sniffle or scratchy throat, I pop these pills and sure enough, I’m always fine the next day.

But I did a double take when I saw what we’d paid for it — R216. Yikes! Well that’s gone up!

So I did a Google price check and found that at another national retailer, the same bottle is selling for R184,95. We’d paid R31,05 more for it.

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