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Old 09-25-2020, 05:11 PM
 
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No I do not and rarely do I see dented cans in my store
You have to shop at one of those discount places.

Slash Your Food Budget With ‘Salvage Groceries’
https://www.thesimpledollar.com/save...age-groceries/

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At times there’s not a thing wrong with the “damaged” merchandise. When a pallet of products gets dropped from a forklift, it’s more cost-effective for a wholesaler to sell it all below retail than it would be to separate and repackage the still-good items. As a result, consumers pay fire-sale prices for like-new products...

Some salvage grocers eschew the scratch ’n’ dent stuff, specializing instead in seasonal items, product overruns (why isn’t anyone buying this butternut squash/chipotle/quinoa soup?) and other inexpensively obtained foods.

Two well-known examples are United Grocery Outlet, a chain of 37 stores in five southern states, and The Grocery Outlet, with more than 280 stores in six (mostly western) states. Such stores also offer produce, meats, dairy, and a good selection of other grocery staples.
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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You have to shop at one of those discount places.

Slash Your Food Budget With ‘Salvage Groceries’
https://www.thesimpledollar.com/save...age-groceries/
But I am not that frugal.
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:54 AM
 
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You put yourself at risk. Not worth to save pennies. Dented cans and food poisoning The USDA says that while rare, dented cans can lead to botulism which is a deadly form of food poisoning that attacks the nervous system.



https://www.rd.com/article/dont-eat-...rvous%20system.
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:29 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Dented cans and crushed boxes are something that I absolutely do NOT purchase. Not going to risk my health for a cheap meal.
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Old 09-27-2020, 11:22 PM
 
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You have to shop at one of those discount places.

Slash Your Food Budget With ‘Salvage Groceries’
https://www.thesimpledollar.com/save...age-groceries/


I have shopped in a lot fo those places and have never found any issues with the quality of the product. My last major trip through Indiana involved a stop at three surplus/salvage groceries and the overwhelming majority of the goods fell into several categories:

1) Past seasonal items
2) Meijer supermarket products with the old label design.
3) Producer overruns
4) Goods produced by US suppliers originally intended for export markets (usually with foreign labels - ie, Colgate toothpaste with South African boxes.
5) Bankruptcy liquidations
5) Short dated dry staples.
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:00 AM
 
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No. If this is about food. I learned they are not as safe, but if I accidentally got one, I make sure I opened it soon since the storage of it won’t last.
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:25 PM
 
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The freight damaged goods are sold here in freight salvage, discount or liquidation stores.
Some products with light damage are ok to buy, but don't be fooled - from my experience and observation - the most frequent buyers are small mom&pop restaurant owners. They buy whatever, regardless how badly stuff is damaged or expired.
Once opened and processed, they hope you won't know the difference.
Oh, so that's where they sell them. I shop regularly at about five different supermarkets and I haven't seen a dented can in years.

Many years ago I used to buy dented cans for about 25% off the regular price at my regular supermarket. The girl I was living with told me that if you really loved me you wouldn't buy me dented cans. I told her that if you really loved me you would open the cans and cook me a meal instead of us going out to dinner every night. Needless to say, the relationship did not last.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:35 AM
 
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The freight damaged goods are sold here in freight salvage, discount or liquidation stores.
Some products with light damage are ok to buy, but don't be fooled - from my experience and observation - the most frequent buyers are small mom&pop restaurant owners. They buy whatever, regardless how badly stuff is damaged or expired.
Once opened and processed, they hope you won't know the difference.
Hmm, just like how some smaller restaurants dumpster dive in the back of the local supermarket. Easier to turn profits when your ingredients are free.
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:08 AM
 
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No. I'm too frugal to spend time looking for dented cans.
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Old 10-04-2020, 04:31 PM
 
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No. If this is about food. I learned they are not as safe, but if I accidentally got one, I make sure I opened it soon since the storage of it won’t last.
I've been eating them for decades and never had a problem. Dented boxes too. Got some Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies half off the other day. I get them all the time like that. A couple of cookies might be broken. What's the big deal?

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You put yourself at risk. Not worth to save pennies. Dented cans and food poisoning The USDA says that while rare, dented cans can lead to botulism which is a deadly form of food poisoning that attacks the nervous system.
I'm proof that the risk is near zero. And I save more than pennies. I get half of my food for about half off. I get quinoa for more than half off. I still buy frozen foods, fruit, vegetables and milk and fish at the supermarket. But I must save at least $10 a week on average. That's $500 a year.

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