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Old 07-29-2008, 01:54 AM
 
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Was browsing around Amazon tonight and saw some pretty good looking deals on bulk/multi packaged foods. I haven't shopped at Costco in awhile, but these prices seem pretty comparable. Have any of you found better deals on Amazon for food than say Costco or even your regular grocery store?

I've had good experiences buying other items on Amazon, so I figure groceries are along the same lines. I live 100 miles (no joke) from the nearest *decent* grocery store (we have an overpriced / poorer quality little one about 30 miles away) so grocery shopping in person is usually limited to once or twice a month, at least for main groceries.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I find things on Amazon that are not available at Costco, Walmart or even my local supermarket. Sometimes I find things that are, and if they are cheaper then I use Amazon.

What internet sites do is give me the ultimate in choice, and since I like exploring food, I often need ingredients not found in typical chain stores.

I also am located in a very small and pretty rural city where most folks are content with the same old foods they have eaten all their life.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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I've bought a lot of food items (usually hard to find things) on Amazon, and also health & beauty items.

The only problem is paying the shipping costs, but since I HATE going to stores, it's sometimes worth it.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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Yes yes and yes....moist things are free shipping with $25 or more and NO TAX....it is a nobrainer....love love love Amazon for certain bulk grocery items.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: In a house
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If there is no shipping charges for over $25, which is easily spent, and no tax I'd definitely consider purchasing online. Hey, save my gas and my time!
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yep, I've ordered and was impressed by the service. I'm disabled and there are times when I can't leave the house at all so the "click 'n ship" groceries are a lifesaver!
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