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5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« on: July 28, 2013, 07:44:03 PM »

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Re: 5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 09:48:48 PM »
A list is a life-saver at the grocery store; if for no other reason than because it makes it a lot easier to deal with the inevitable question from the kiddies:  "can we buy this?"  If it's not on the list, then it can't be bought, period.

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Re: 5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 10:08:30 PM »
Agreed. Always have a list, but also watch for specials. If long term storables are on a 2 for one, it is worth stocking up. Zucchini in season and dirt cheap? Change your planned meals for the week.

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Household Specialty Items: Up To 60% Markup

You might think it's easier to pick up light bulbs, school supplies or duct tape at the grocery store instead of making an extra stop at another store. But you're going to pay a hefty price for that convenience because items that aren't food and drinks are costly at the grocery store.

Household items at grocery stores are marked up as much as 60% more than their price at office supply, home improvement and other similar specialty stores.

"You have to weigh the pros and cons of saving money by going to another store or the convenience factor of being able to pick it up in one spot," Warrick said.

This one for me is a bit of a wash. If the speciality store is on my route home, yes. If it is a detour, I'll pick up my light bulbs etc at the supermarket, as their mark-up is less than the extra fuel I'd be using.
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Re: 5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 10:55:07 PM »
I'm not so sure about the household items. There are a couple hardware stores (we still call them that out here) in the area and a grocery store, and all of them sell certain household items. From what I have compared, the hardware stores are often as expensive, if not more, than the grocery store, and those that are cheaper are usually the watered-down, lower quality dollar store variety. Granted, I do live in a small, relatively isolated town (about 1000), so that might affect prices around here.
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Re: 5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 08:27:07 AM »
Bottled water:
Watch any public hearing these days and you will see bottled water, not a pitcher and glasses.
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Re: 5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 12:10:45 AM »
Bottled water:
Watch any public hearing these days and you will see bottled water, not a pitcher and glasses.

Damn. How'd I miss noticing that? You are spot on - it's always bottles now.
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Re: 5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 12:34:11 AM »
Bottled water:
Watch any public hearing these days and you will see bottled water, not a pitcher and glasses.

Much easier for staff to put out and remove, allowing for fewer staff as well.

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Re: 5 Of The Most Overpriced Items In The Grocery Store
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 06:13:35 AM »
Much easier for staff to put out and remove, allowing for fewer staff as well.

and none of the fluoride related sedation of the masses either.
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