February 24-to-March 2's most blatant examples:
|Sale Item Advertised in each Flyer||11901||11978|
|85% Lean Ground Turkey, 28.8 oz.||2 for $5.00||$2.79 each|
|Almond Breeze Almond Milk||2 for $5.00||2 for $6.00|
|Calavo Fresh Hass Avocados||99¢ ea.||4 for $5.00|
|Premium Sweet Strawberries, 16 oz.||2 for $3.00||$2.99 each|
Strawberries almost 100% higher in Westhampton Beach?
I don't know why this seems to come as a surprise to so many.
Anyone that's lived in a major metro area knows that prices for the same items at the same grocery chain vary across distances less than 11901 to 11978. Cost structures are different – real estate/rent primarily – and pricing has to take into account costs.
Does a burger on Main Street cost more than a burger on Montauk Highway? Probably. Are local prices higher Memorial Day to Labor Day than the dead of winter? Probably.
- Didn't say it was a "surprise," only that is was unfortunate.
- Okay, but gouging can always be rationalized by the gouger.
- As someone who specialized in producing menus for restaurants and food purveyors for over 40 year, I can assert that I never produced any with "seasonal pricing," so I reject that postulation.
If you want to see wonderful prices go online and look up Lucky's Market. Check out the circular here in Gainesville. Wonderfully fresh produce, house-cured bacon, huge beer and wine selection, etc, etc. I think you need to move here. I miss you both.
Come to visit... at the very least I can feed you on the cheap... O, and I think my fox just had kittens. Life here is just full of surprises.
Well I just learned something. Thanks.