Cheaper in Northam

IT WAS a staggering and abrupt reminder last month when I wanted to purchase 500g of polony locally at just how those of us on a limited income are getting to the point of wondering whether we can afford or even justify buying locally.

A 500g log of polony at the Toodyay IGA store cost $6.99.

A couple of weeks earlier I had a medical appointment in Northam and, like most of us, took the advantage while there of shopping at Aldi, Woolies or Coles.

I went to Aldi where the normal price for a 1kg log of polony was $3.49.

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Tony Lush,