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Old 08-28-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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There are some things that I've eaten from there (TJ's) at my girlfriend's place that was ok, but I personally wouldn't shop there. Can call me a snob, but have lived outside of the U.S. and know good quality food and Whole Foods while costing more for some things offers damn good quality. Actually find myself cooking more at home now for this reason, and I never have a bad meal. Buy everything from there and a few other specialty stores for things they don't carry.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...0-on-first-day

Prices down as much as 43 percent. Now a lot more poor people will be shopping there. Looks like you'll have to find a new place to go.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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Am I the only one who would laugh their ass off if massive amounts people flocked to Whole Foods and then got poisoned by Salmonella because some big tech company lowered the prices? Wow we truly ARE a nation of idiots. Granted, I would never step food in Whole Foods, it always felt like a disgusting bastion of privileged a-holery, but now it's even MORE SO with Amazon involved.

guh.ROSS!
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...0-on-first-day

Prices down as much as 43 percent. Now a lot more poor people will be shopping there. Looks like you'll have to find a new place to go.
If one cannot afford $13.00 for a chicken, likely cannot afford $9.99 either. Prices only went down on select goods. Am not sure what you're running your mouth about.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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If one cannot afford $13.00 for a chicken, likely cannot afford $9.99 either. Prices only went down on select goods. Am not sure what you're running your mouth about.
"Amazon had said last week that it would cut prices when the deal closed so that Whole Foods — whose natural and organic products often carried premium prices that resulted in the upscale chain being derisively dubbed “Whole Paycheck” — would instead start to become “affordable for everyone.”

Amazon has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, and other media as saying that they are going to remake Whole Foods into a store affordable for everyone.

Bye to 'Whole Paycheck'? New owner Amazon slashes Whole Foods prices - LA Times

You were WRONG, plain and simple, and you should admit it. Amazon had no interesting in buying a store for rich people. This was to jump start their expansion into the grocery business, and Amazon deals very well with the masses and mass markets.
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:32 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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"Amazon had said last week that it would cut prices when the deal closed so that Whole Foods — whose natural and organic products often carried premium prices that resulted in the upscale chain being derisively dubbed “Whole Paycheck” — would instead start to become “affordable for everyone.”

Amazon has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, and other media as saying that they are going to remake Whole Foods into a store affordable for everyone.

Bye to 'Whole Paycheck'? New owner Amazon slashes Whole Foods prices - LA Times

You were WRONG, plain and simple, and you should admit it. Amazon had no interesting in buying a store for rich people. This was to jump start their expansion into the grocery business, and Amazon deals very well with the masses and mass markets.
What was I wrong about??
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:11 AM
 
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What was I wrong about??
I believe he is referring to this......

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They're only reducing the prices on certain items. People and their false illusions. .....
.....its not 'certain' items but rather many items throughout the store that will ultimately unleash the flood of regular folk who don't know much about quality food.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Am I the only one who would laugh their ass off if massive amounts people flocked to Whole Foods and then got poisoned by Salmonella because some big tech company lowered the prices? Wow we truly ARE a nation of idiots. Granted, I would never step food in Whole Foods, it always felt like a disgusting bastion of privileged a-holery, but now it's even MORE SO with Amazon involved.

guh.ROSS!
How is Amazon a bastion of privileged a-holery? How is lower prices on quality foodstuffs anywhere in the direction of privilege?

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If one cannot afford $13.00 for a chicken, likely cannot afford $9.99 either. Prices only went down on select goods. Am not sure what you're running your mouth about.
It's a pretty large number of select goods and fairly common stuff at that. This is a pretty large change for Whole Foods.

Also, it's not solely people who cannot afford Whole Foods, but people who are unwilling to. There are a lot people who are decently thrifty with their money when it comes to groceries, but are fairly well-to-do. Also, the difference between $13.00 and $9.99 for good organic chicken is a considerable difference. If it's also reflective of price reductions overall at the store, then yea, a lot more people would shop there. It's the difference between spending $400 on groceries a month and $300 a month and it makes Whole Foods a lot more competitive to many other mid-range grocery stores.

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Old 08-29-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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I believe he is referring to this......



.....its not 'certain' items but rather many items throughout the store that will ultimately unleash the flood of regular folk who don't know much about quality food.
It's a good thing that Amazon is making quality food cheaper and more accessible. Why would anyone consider this negative?
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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It's a good thing that Amazon is making quality food cheaper and more accessible. Why would anyone consider this negative?
Oh I agree its a good thing but certain people think that lower prices will ultimately lead to lower quality products and patrons alike
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I believe he is referring to this......



.....its not 'certain' items but rather many items throughout the store that will ultimately unleash the flood of regular folk who don't know much about quality food.
Ultimately.... Will wait and see how much prices are slashed, but as I said below, many items at WF are already inexpensive for the quality. Organic Made in USA products will always cost more. Cannot compare other places like TJ's which lack the same level of quality and don't carry as many organic options Made in USA (if any).

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How is Amazon a bastion of privileged a-holery? How is lower prices on quality foodstuffs anywhere in the direction of privilege?



It's a pretty large number of select goods and fairly common stuff at that. This is a pretty large change for Whole Foods.

Also, it's not solely people who cannot afford Whole Foods, but people who are unwilling to. There are a lot people who are decently thrifty with their money when it comes to groceries, but are fairly well-to-do. Also, the difference between $13.00 and $9.99 for good organic chicken is a considerable difference. If it's also reflective of price reductions overall at the store, then yea, a lot more people would shop there. It's the difference between spending $400 on groceries a month and $300 a month and it makes Whole Foods a lot more competitive to many other mid-range grocery stores.
Thing is IMO Whole Foods wasn't expensive to begin with. Only expensive for *select items*. Cannot think of any other place where you can get organic milk for $3.99 and a big bag of organic potatoes from Maine or elsehwere locally for $4.99 or $5.99. Have GMO free olive oil for $6.99, and also carry organic olive oil for around that price on sale. For staples and the quality they offer, they are *not* expensive. If you are too lazy to cook and buy prepared food, then yes can be expensive. Am one that doesn't buy everything at Whole Foods, but most things, and prepare my food from scratch. Why buy prepared organic french fries, when I can buy a bag of organic potatoes and make my own much better in the oven and healthier?
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