Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pris sammenligning ... Price Comparison

Albert havde en aftale hos Hundfrisør i morges og hver gang jeg tager ham, tænker jeg på hvor forskellig "hundfrisør" priserne er i Amerika og Danmark. Selvfølgelig er Albert ligesom mit barn så ingen pris er for høj--- :o) Men jeg kan ikke forstå hvorfor en hundeklip koster SÅ MEGET MERE i Danmark! (Hvor meget kan saks, vand, sæbe og en barberkniv koster?)

Albert had an appointment at the groomer this morning and each time I take him, I think about how different the groomer prices are in America and Denmark. Of course Albert is like my child so no price is too high... :o) But I cannot understand how a dog haircut costs SO MUCH MORE in Denmark! (How much can scissors, water, soap and a razor cost?)


I Amerika, havde Albert 2 forskellige frisører---Hans første kørte til vores hus i hendes "frisørvogn" hvor hun vaskede og klippede ham og det kostede 50 US dollars (ca. 250kr). Efter hun havde en operation, havde vi brug for at finde anden. Vores nye frisør havde en butik (i stedet for en frisørvogn) så kørte jeg Albert til ham hver fire uger og det kostede 40 US dollars (ca. 200kr.).

In America Albert had 2 different groomers--His first drove to our house in her "Groomer´s Van" where she washed and clipped him and it cost about $50 (about 250kroner). After she had an operation, we had to find another groomer. Our new guy had a shop (instead of a van) so I drove Albert to him every four weeks and it cost about $40 (about 200 kroner).

Efter vi flyttede til Danmark søgte Mads for en god hundefrisør i det Herning område. Den første at han fandt var DÅRLIG og stakkels Albert lignede skrækkelig efter han var der! Vi fandt anden i Tjørring men hun var fuldt....men vi har hørt at hun var den bedste i det Herning område så Mads ringede til hende 2 gange og spurgte hende SÅ SØDT at tage ham....Hun sagde OK, EN MERE HUND! Hun er så dygtig og Albert kan lidt at blive klippet der.

After we moved to Denmark Mads searched for a good groomer in the Herning area. The first one he found was AWFUL and poor Albert looked terrible after he was there! We found another in Tjørring (just 5 minutes from Herning), but she was full.... but we had heard she was the best in the area, so Mads called her two different times and asked her SO SWEETLY to take him... She said OK, ONE MORE DOG! She is so good and Albert really likes to be groomed there with her.

Begge to--den dårlige frisør og den dygtige frisør koster samme--- 450 kroner (about 90 US dollars) og jeg har lærte at dette er en normal pris her! Nu besøger Albert frisøren hver FEM uger (i stedet for 4) og han ser godt ud.... alle for kun 450kr!

Both--the awful groomer and the great groomer cost the same--450 kroner (about $90) and I have since learned that is the normal rate here! So now Albert goes to the grommer every FIVE weeks (instead of 4) and he looks so handsome.... all for just $90!


15 comments:

May said...

Awwww he's just adorable.

I think, I know who the bad groomer is, my cousin from Ikast was telling me about them the other day. Her dog gets groomed elsewhere as well.

My dog doesn't need professional grooming, but on the other hand, she's shedding like it's nobody's business right now. We have dog hair everywhere.

Corinne said...

And the dog food prices! At least double the States. BTW, I just found a Danish dog food we're going to switch over to after Max finishes this bag of the hated Purina. Oliver's, have you heard of it? Looks holistic and very high quality! I'm so happy!

I think Max and Albert would get along great, too! Max is so friendly, he's absolutely convinced that every person and every dog on this planet is his very own special friend. ;)

Archaeogoddess said...

Suddenly I am filled with a great desire to become a dog groomer....

Caution Flag said...

I'm thinking that's the job to have. Let's see: $90 x 2 dogs per day, five days per week... okay, I can't count that high.

I love Albert. LOVE him. Would he like to visit Michigan? Of course, we don't have many forests in Detroit, but there are lots of other reasons to run.

Tara said...

My daughters want your dog. :)

Jesper said...

Denmark is just ridiculous expensive...when it comes to EVERYTHING! Albert looks adorable though...but I know how you feel. The only thing I have found that was more expensive in Daytona than in Denmark is rye bread (real rugbrød)!

May said...

Hi Corinne,

I use Olivers and I'm very satisfied with it. Plus they deliver, which is a huge advantage. :)

SH said...

Every time I go to Eaton Court it costs me $200 for a cut and color plus tip, so I think Albert is getting a great deal. I wonder if I could go to a dog groomer?

GutsyWriter said...

Albert is adorable and worth $90. Do they color the hair and do a weave so it comes out more natural?

Ellen and Sharon said...

Awwh, just look at that beautiful face. How could she not groom such a beautiful dog? The prices are outrageous!

journeyinfinite said...

OMG the cuteness in that Albert pic has overwhelmed me ... *flop*

Nichole said...

Yup, the biggest (and one of the few) thing(s) that I don't miss about DK...the ridiculous prices!!

Albert looks so cute all done up! :)

Amy said...

I wouldn't spend 450kr on my own haircut let alone my dog's...hahahaha...but hey...we all spend money as we see fit..he is adorable looking though. He looks so happy, my mom's bichons were always so happy and I had a little Bichon Havanais who was just Mr. Happy with legs...so funny!!! So is what I just wrote- Mr. Happy with legs...ugh...I'm so glad it's the weekend now..have a great trip to London- hope to hear all about it!!

tina said...

The time has come for you to order some clippers & a video from ebay and clip him yourself !
Tina

LadyFi said...

Too cute! And that grooming is still cheaper than it is over here in Sweden.. I think...