August 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
The more you buy, the more you save.
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I think it is a shame for grocery stores to sell bulk food, and meat cheaper than a smaller package.
There are a lot of single seniors on Social Security, with a fixed income, who can afford to buy in bulk. Also, there is not enough room in the freezer, unless one has another deep freezer.
Why should a senior have to pay a lot more for just one pound of hamburger?
Senior citizens on SS have not had a raise in their SS for two years now.
However we pay the same prices for groceries, gas, electricity, telephone and so on as everyone else.
I do not think it is fair for grocery stores to stick it to the poor and elderly, who just can not afford to buy ten pounds of hambuger, or a whole pork loin, or whatever is cheeper.
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It costs them much less in labor and material to sell in bulk that’s why ten pounds of hamburger are cheaper per pound than one.
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Economies of scale make things cheaper for everyone. It’s too bad so many people in ND want to keep other people from benefiting.
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Brucealmighty- I’m just cooking for two and don’t have a lot of storage for perishables, so if the bulk deal is more than just a few cents difference, I’ve bought the big package together with a friend or two to divide it up.
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Bruce, I really do not understand the point of your comment, unless you genuinely care about the elderly, and poor people on fixed incomes. I seriously doubt that you even took the time to read the article because you were to busy typing your next comment.
Aside from that, economics of supply, and demand, and marketing are all factors when it comes to pricing. Consumables for instance when bought in bulk will fetch a lower cost due to shelf life alone. The cost of 1 pound of beef will substantionaly increase as opposed to 50 pounds in bulk with the labor and packaging costs alone. Bruce lets help the little old lady out and let her buy her celery one stalk at a time for a penny.
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I would spend as much on gas as I would save on bulk buying. But if a bulk store like sams club were to locate where I live I would take advantage of it. ps If you need freezer space go to wallmart or Kmart. they don’t cost that much for one that will fit right in you’r closet.
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Oh yes, you can repackage in small packs when you get home.
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