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One in four Danes plan cross-border shopping for sweets and beer

Expert says the hidden costs could be surprisingly high

Big sweet tooth: Danes are willing to travel abroad to buy their Xmas treats (photo: iStock)
December 18th, 2015 4:49 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Every fourth Dane is planning to buy Christmas candy and beer for the holidays in Germany, according to a new survey carried out by YouGov for Scandlines BorderShop.

And some 15 percent are seriously considering the idea.

The majority – over 65 percent of the respondents – believe taking a trip across the border pays off.

Surprisingly expensive
However, Allan Skytte Christensen, a consumer economist at FDM, strongly disagrees.

“Using a car for such a trip is surprisingly expensive,” Christensen told TV2.

“One should not only include the price for petrol but also the cost of wear and tear and loss of value.”

Most respondents said they were particularly interested in buying sweets, crisps and chocolate.