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Old 06-25-2014, 08:13 PM
Location: State of Transition
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Originally Posted by believe007 View Post
The point is all of the die hard WF shoppers have refused to admit
they could possibly ever be overcharged, lol
Big difference.
I was in Aldi about a year ago, ran into get something minor,
but as I rushed through the aisle I came across a product that I just saw at WF; identical brand/product.
The price was jacked up by WF 3 times what Aldi was charging
What was the item?

I've compared organic produce at WF with organic produce elsewhere (Alberson's, Safeway, Smith's, etc.), and WF prices are the same. Organic produce is just more expensive, that's all there is to it. It's in non-organic that you'll see a difference.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Location: Sunny South Florida
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I think some of the problems with tare weights not being properly set/used is because high-end places like WF (and some other chains) have so many different containers to keep track of. If they would instead streamline the process by having the same types of containers used store-wide, the cashiers would know the tares more readily.

I do think that a place like WF can get away with overcharging on tares, etc. since the shoppers have already been beaten into submission via sticker shock. What's another 50 cents on that bag of nuts when your bag of three items costs $35?
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Whole Paycheck
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:17 AM
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Everywhere over and under charges. Check your receipts.

I hate Whole Foods because I love health food stores and Whole Foods all the things that health food advocates fought for a bad name, making it look like so much marketing at idiots. So irritating. Organic was meant to have a very specific meaning. For Whole Foods they want to blend that away to make it look like everything they sell is as well-overseen as organic.

But I'd be a fool to think that mistakes on receipts and price stickers etc. only happens there.
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:03 AM
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To me there is a big difference if a scale at check out is not correct resulting in over charging a customer and an item being priced higher then another store but in clear print. As a customer if you see an item is h priced higher then at a grocery store you have a choice to buy it or not.
I have had when an item is on sale but at check out it scans the non sale price which is annoying. Here in MI if that happens they also have to pay you up to 5 dollars plus the sale price as a fine. I know in other states it is not the case.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:14 AM
Location: Indianapolis
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Good grief.

It's a grocery store.

Who cares where OTHER people CHOOSE to shop and how much they CHOOSE to pay? Are they asking to borrow money from you to support their Whole Foods addiction?

A lot of people have this "my way is the only way" mentality and it seems to be getting worse. Anyone who does something different, even if those people aren't bothering anyone, deserve to be ridiculed and berated for their choices.

If people want to shop at Whole Foods, cool. If people want to shop at Aldi, cool. Just do your own thing and let everyone else do theirs.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by thedwightguy View Post
Whole Paycheck
So clever. No one's ever heard that one before.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:02 PM
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Originally Posted by no kudzu View Post
I think most people who shop there already know their products are way more expensive than other stores but just don't care. Now it seems there was some misrepresentation as well. Will you stop shopping there now?

Whole Foods Overcharged Customers, Investigation Finds

Whole Foods has always been overpriced and overrated. I remember when they bought out Wild Oats which was an awesome store and then immediately jacked up the prices while the product quality went way down. Most of the stuff in their stores is overpriced and can be found for less at other places, the quality in general is overrated, other than the organic produce and their meat department, there's really not much that I can't find elsewhere without being charged an arm and a leg for the privilege.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:13 PM
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Whole Foods threads are like the threads over on Education about how college degrees are useless pieces of paper, or the Wedding board where people boast about spend a total of $17 on the big day. For all the claims about what a bunch of snobs WF shoppers are, you only hear the put-downs go the other way.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:38 AM
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For some people I think mentally they feel better about shopping at Whole Foods and if they can afford to then it serves a purpose. If you are on a special diet there may be some items you can only get at WF. That being said you are seeing more organic and gluten free products in your regular grocery store which may be impacting WF sales though I don't know that for a fact.
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