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Dimitri wrote:
> "<RJ>" > wrote in message
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>> On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:34:57 -0800, "Dimitri" >
>> wrote:
>>> The markets must think we are idiots with their savings deals but one is
>>> virtually forced into playing their games.
>>> Who are they kidding?

>> My local FRY's Grocery prices everything at 150%.
>> When you use your club-card, they reduce the price
>> to 100%, then brag about how much $$ they've saved you.
>> ( their "reduced" price is still spendy )
>> I can't wait for a WalMart supercenter to come to town !

> Just moved (a year ago) from a town with a Sams and a Wal Mart Super
> center in the same area. I was not impressed with the Super center
> prices with a few exceptions.
> If you pay attention to prices you can do much better than the Super
> Center. Occasionally they did have some items which were priced
> competitively but it was not an across the board discount pricing
> structure.
> Dimitri

Marketing is a powerful thing. They are told about the wonders of big
box and believe it is the only way. I have mentioned the large family
owned store we buy most of our food from to people and get comments like
"it must be dirty", or "I stopped there and the deli meat was stale".
The senior family member is extremely anal about cleanliness and the
deli has a minimum of three people working it (ant typically more)
because of the huge volume they do that it would be next to impossible
to have stale product.