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Old 05-30-2008, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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I always buy bulk when there is a sale on something at the grocery store that I use. Over the last 9 months or so I noticed the sales started to be less attractive then before. But over the last couple of weeks I'm seeing good prices on things, for example

Dozen of eggs - $1.50
5 12 packs of soda for $10.00
Whole wheat bread $2.00 (The good kind, not the cheap airy stuff for $1.00~$1.50 a loaf).
1lb of boneless chicken breast $1.99

Anybody else notice this?
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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You need to look closer at what they are really putting on sale. Have you taken a look down the cereal aisle? Yep lots of sales but only on the the 10 ounce boxes which they are selling 2 for 4 or 5 dollars. Used to be it was the bigger boxes for that price. You have to keep an eye on that stuff, what you may think is a good deal in reality isn't.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: on the coast of somewhere beautiful
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Also be careful: yes, things *appear* to be on sale- but note that containers and weight are shrinking as well- juice, cereal, and other foods are actually in smaller packages, having been reduced by up to 3 oz...just enough that the average consumer does not notice. Ice cream manufacturers were in the news for it a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I noticed the plastic cups I normally buy disappeared for a week (25 big cups for $.99).
They came back as 20 cups for $.99 in the same package but the number caught my eye. The 50 cup package hadn't changed so I bought that instead ($1.99).
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: WA
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My local supermarket (Fry's/Kroger) has half gallons of milk for $1. And pints of strawberries for $1. Everything else has gone up in price AND shrunk in size.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: RSM
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just buy on price per unit(whether its a unit of measurement or just a count). a lot of times those 6packs of beer will be on sale and a 12pack will still cost less per ounce

and the best prices come when people arent buying. perhaps that is the case now with a lot of people suffering in the credit crisis. during the grocery strike we had a few years back everything was at a major discount because people didnt goto grocery stores(crossing union lines is apparently against a lot of peoples personal principles). so they had to sell the expiring goods at a price someone would buy it at and also attract consumers into the store. i worked for anheuser-busch at the time and ralphs/kroger had a special coupon 10$ for a 30pack of beer.. one of the few times we sold much in a main chain store during the strike
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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You need to look closer at what they are really putting on sale.
Its the same stuff, 12 pack of 12 oz sodas. 1lb of boneless chicken breast (it isn't any more fatty than usual), and so on.

Anyhow, I only buy generic cereal at target ($1.70 a box) so I'm not sure what is going on with that at the grocery store.
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