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Old 05-16-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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I'm moving here from Nashville and one nice thing up there is that the Sunday (ordinarily $2) newspaper was often discounted. For example you could buy it at certain times (usually a month at a time) at Walgreens and even CVS for $1. Wal Mart would sell for $1.57 and Kroger would sell it after Sunday for $1 for people like me who bought it primarily for the coupon inserts. Any discounts available like that in Columbia?

Also, what's the deal with high food prices here. I'm used to paying $2.30-$2.59 (max) for milk. I can buy bananas for $0.39/lb., $0.69 for Campbell's Soup among others. Haircuts run $15 or more here when most of the places up there have specials for $6.99 to $10 on a normal price of $11 or $12. Just curious if anyone has any inside information why the relatively higher prices here for those particular items. By the way, the only thing I've seen cheaper here is wine...it is a significant difference because Tennessee doesn't allow grocery store sales. Everything else is either similar or higher.

Surprises me because we're not on the coast...easy transporation,etc.

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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People still pay for a newspaper?
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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I do for the coupon inserts.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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I've heard some couponers talk with their local paper distributor (grocery store etc) and make a deal to buy 5 or 6 copies of the Sunday paper on the Wednesday after publication for a deep discount (sometimes only 25 cents a copy).
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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I did try that at Kroger..they just gave me a peculiar look like I was asking for the keys to the meat department.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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I say keep trying. My gut instinct says try Piggly Wiggly.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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I"ll do that..thank you. Any suggestions on cheap haircuts like I said earlier? Again, asking about discounts gets me the deer in the headlights look from most hair cutting places here.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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I would try the cosmetology schools. I don't know where you live but I have seen one in Florence. There has to be some cosmetology schools in Columbia.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Here 2 in Cola
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