Master of the Pit
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- Dec 10, 2018
So interesting. Pay 6.99 for 24 at BJ's. However Aldi has 12pack for 2.24 right now.I went shopping at Winco early this morning for some essentials. I hate shopping there at the first of the month because they will jack up prices on staples due to food assistance programs and higher reimbursements. I picked up two grade AA,18-count egg cartons and didn't pay attention to the price. Got to the register. $8.98 for the first one and $13.98 for the second! ____that! I had them remove the items from my cart.
I asked the checker why the price increase. Her answer, "bird flu." My answer is not printable here.
I literally drive 6.5 miles, passing 5 other higher-priced grocery stores, to shop at Winco. The closest other grocer to my house is a quarter mile away, but their prices are too high to shop there regularly, and trust me, I've calculated the gas price delta. I went there anyway and picked up two 18-count cartons for $6.98 each, about a $1.50 more than I pay normally at Winco.
Egg-xactly .The market will ALWAYS creatively adjust to unreasonable pricing.
More power to them Ray. But I suspect raising your own eggs is like making your wine...you have to have pretty big production numbers before it's actually saving you money. And the large (profitable) suppliers have learned to encourage the "competition" because the direct impact on their sales is minimal while the free advertising that comes from having a few DIY'ers talking up their new hobby is "a rising tide that lifts all boats"....so many people are buying egg-layers for new home coops that egg suppliers are having trouble finding chicks to keep their flocks at full capacity...
More details pls Chop...Bought a dozen grade a large for $1.99 today . My son said their cost is $3.30...
My Son is the Dairy manager at a local grocery chain . I bought these at the store he works at . They recently went thru and dropped prices on several items . Some by more than a dollar . Even though the cost is higher I guess it's a marketing move of some sort .More details pls
That is hard to believe. Maybe in California with the cage free rules.I read an article yesterday that so many people are buying egg-layers for new home coops that egg suppliers are having trouble finding chicks to keep their flocks at full capacity. (Forgive me if my terminology is incorrect.). That, my friends, is the law of unintended consequences in action. By jacking egg prices so high so fast, short term profits will turn into long-term losses through reduced demand. The market will ALWAYS creatively adjust to unreasonable pricing.