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Old 02-09-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: 60630
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This thread makes me laugh. I always pictured whole food shoppers as these granola eating, tree hugging, environmental friendly, recycle everything, trucks are bad, paying 2 dollars for an organic tomato , biking to work in rain and snow.....kind of people. lol.

I know this is not true but for some reason this picture comes in mind.
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I take it you never got it fresh from the cow's udder.


LOL...packaging is everything.
You can buy milk in glass bottles in most grocery stores..lol
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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If they're that rich, spending an extra $500 on groceries won't make a dent in their budget. They don't care.


I could easily afford to shop there if I wanted to, but it just goes against my frugal nature to spend more for something when I could get it for less some where else. It's that mentality that made it possible to retire comfortably at 58. Wasting money has never been my forte. I'm more of a money hoarder. Food is just that... food. Fancy supermarkets don't impress me, and you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Germany
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Unhappy Hipsters


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Old 02-09-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: SC
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South Carolina has very few, according to the website. 65 miles away is the closest one for me even. It must be more of a health food customer base. Too far away for me to even go rubber necking it


https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sto...ns?store=79066
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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I could easily afford to shop there if I wanted to, but it just goes against my frugal nature to spend more for something when I could get it for less some where else. It's that mentality that made it possible to retire comfortably at 58. Wasting money has never been my forte. I'm more of a money hoarder. Food is just that... food. Fancy supermarkets don't impress me, and you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
As someone I respected said, it is not what you make, it is what you spend. I live a pretty nice lifestyle on very little, including a house in Canada, a sailboat and condo in Florida, and NO trips to Whole Foods after my first time there. If I told you my total monthly expenses, most here would tell me I am lying.

Frugal is good.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Welp, guess I'm not cool enough to shop at Whole Foods. That's alright, I'm perfectly fine getting my groceries at Walmart and not getting hosed in the process.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:26 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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As someone I respected said, it is not what you make, it is what you spend. I live a pretty nice lifestyle on very little, including a house in Canada, a sailboat and condo in Florida, and NO trips to Whole Foods after my first time there. If I told you my total monthly expenses, most here would tell me I am lying.

Frugal is good.
Well now, a condo AND a boat! How nice for you.

I find it hilarious that some people on this thread are portraying WF shoppers as being stuck-up and status conscious, and yet the counterargument includes dropping ownership of second homes and watercraft into the discussion.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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If you think the Whole Foods shoppers are weird, wait till you see those Walmart shoppers.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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If you think the Whole Foods shoppers are weird, wait till you see those Walmart shoppers.
Not a issue in my hood.
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