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Retail NZ spokesperson: $6 to $12 is a fair RAT price

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Publish Date
Thu, 3 Mar 2022, 7:43am
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

Retail NZ spokesperson: $6 to $12 is a fair RAT price

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 3 Mar 2022, 7:43am

Retailers are defending the cost of Rapid Antigen Tests. 

A Consumer New Zealand survey's found the price varies from $6.40 to $19 a test. 

Retail NZ spokesperson Aimie Hines told Kate Hawkesby some pharmacists bought them at a high price so have to charge $19 but says that's not a sustainable price. 

“I think what we will see across the board is between $6 to $12 max, that’s a pretty fair price, even with freight costs.” 

Aimie Hines says retailers managed to land stock within a week, rather than the usual three. 

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