You know you’re in Denmark when…
Last month, I wrote about the strange Danish phenomenon of putting two single duvets on one double bed.
Today I was out shopping with my Danish BFF, who was looking for a new duvet for her daughter. Now, Denmark has been my home for 16 years. So I know – and have learned to accept – that the cost of living here is pretty high. But can anyone tell me why, oh why, Danish feather duvets are so dang expensive? Something to do with a special tax on duckdown? Answers on a postcard, please! 😉
As we perused the racks in the shop, I could tell right off that this particular one was going to be pricey… I mean, just look – it comes in a shiny gold bag! One single duvet, Ma’am? That’ll be DKR 2.500! (Roughly £265 or USD $ 430.)
“The more you buy, the more you save!” What’s not to love?! Two single duvets for [gulp] only kr. 4.499 (about £479 or USD $780).
But wait just a minute. Here’s the bargain of the day. One single duvet, normal price DKR 2.999 (roughly £319, USD $521), now a mere DKR 1.250 (roughly £133, USD $217). Cheap at half the price!
And, no, before you even think it, we weren’t shopping in a fancy, schmancy top end department store. We were in Jysk Sengetøjslager (“Jutlandish Bedlinen Stockist”) which – and let’s be frank here – is a pretty cheap n’ cheerful furniture and bedding store.
And my BFF? Well, she wasn’t tempted by today’s bargains. So back to (reasonably priced) IKEA it is, then!