I'm always surprised by the total when I check out.
Do you look at prices when you're grocery shopping?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 25, 2021 12:54 PM|
This should've been a poll.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 25, 2021 5:46 AM|
Yes, I comparison shop and look at every price tag.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 25, 2021 5:52 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 25, 2021 5:57 AM|
R2 Are you a boy or a girl?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 25, 2021 6:00 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 25, 2021 6:01 AM|
Yes, I do look at all prices. It’s sort of a game to see if I can spend less than $X, depending on which store I’m at. Since I stopped drinking and buying alcohol, it’s easier to stay under my target.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 25, 2021 6:02 AM|
I can’t be bothered to look at prices, I want what I want.
And then at the register I’ll go “OH SHIT!” at the total and then proceed to put my chip in the machine.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 25, 2021 6:02 AM|
Yes, and I have a running total as I shop. I'm rarely surprised, except when I make an unusual purchase (a very large salmon filet or a duck). Spices are very expensive unless you buy them in a bulk in some sort of store that has that option. A 2 oz bottle of something like star anise might set you back $8 or $10. So when I forget that I've put something like that in my cart, I can be shocked when the cashier rings it all up.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 25, 2021 6:03 AM|
I didn't until I retired and I don't like it!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 25, 2021 6:03 AM|
Yes of course. Everyone should.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 25, 2021 6:07 AM|
Yes I look but it doesn't prevent me from buying something usually. However I will buy cheaper and sale Items that I know I like and I appreciate the savings because food is outrageously expensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 25, 2021 6:12 AM|
No, I do not.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 25, 2021 6:13 AM|
Absolutely. I refuse to buy a box of cereal if it isn’t deeply discounted. These days one box of Grape Nuts or Special K can set you back $6. I try to go for the mid-range, or cheap in all of my groceries except cage free eggs, tempura shrimp, deli meat, and bread. Seems to work well for me as the primary shopper in my household who has price compared for years and well enough to do the math in my head to compare prices on things with different weights/oz.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 25, 2021 6:34 AM|
No the price isn't a factor in whether or not I buy an item. If I want a box of crackers then I don't care if it's $2.50 or $4.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 25, 2021 6:36 AM|
yes i price shop, but not obsessively. I do keep kind of a running total in my head. If i can find the same item cheaper i'll buy the cheaper item. I am picky about certain things though. I have to have heinz ketchup, etc. Things like sour cream, butter, crackers i don't care.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 25, 2021 6:39 AM|
Nope...I get what i want, and what puts a smile on my face.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 25, 2021 6:39 AM|
[quote][R2] Are you a boy or a girl?
I'm a guy in my 50s.
I'm from a middle class family, my dad was a public school teacher. He was also the Inspector of Weights & Measures in our town and in charge of enforcing the new Unit Pricing labeling laws when they went into effect in the 1970s. He taught me how to comparison shop. It was a life skill I use to this day. Why overpay for comparable products?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 25, 2021 6:45 AM|
I look at crotches
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 25, 2021 6:52 AM|
You can pay attention to prices and still pretty much buy what you want.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 25, 2021 6:54 AM|
I never used to, but I always played a little head game with myself and tried to predict the total amount at the checkout line. I was almost always within ten dollars.
I just retired a few months ago, and now I price check. I still won't buy the generic store brand after trying a few things and finding them noticeably inferior. But prices have gone up so much (someone mentioned cereal earlier, a good example) that unless I need something that week, I'll hold out until I see it on sale.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 25, 2021 7:32 AM|
Some of the above commenters would do well on The Price is Right.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 25, 2021 7:37 AM|
R13 Grape Nuts wtf! I didn’t know they were still around I thought all the people who ate those were dead by now!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 25, 2021 8:24 AM|
R17 Well glad all of that became useful!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 25, 2021 8:29 AM|
I know of very wealthy people who obsessively price check and shop at Aldi, and I imagine that's also why they're rich, shrewd with money.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 25, 2021 8:33 AM|
Always, always. I like a good deal. Also, it can be fun. I buy in bulk to get the best deal. If something is a really good deal, I buy more than one.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 25, 2021 9:16 AM|
Of course. I'm pretty good about sticking to my budget when I shop for groceries though and make it a priority to get the most bang for my buck. I don't do couponing, but I do split my shopping between 2-3 different stores because I know which ones have the best prices on certain items I buy regularly.
I buy a lot of fresh chicken breasts and one of my smaller locally owned stores sells it for as low as 79 cents per pound. That's way cheaper than the big box chains. Similar thing with jarred tomato sauce. I'm a big fan of Victoria brand marinara sauce but for whatever reason, Walmart sells it for about $4 per jar whereas it's more like $7-$8 per jar elsewhere. Stuff like that adds up really quick.
I used to live near a really awesome farmers market for many years and that's where I did all my shopping for produce. Not only were they far cheaper, but they had a way bigger selection of specialty fruits , fresh herbs, and vegetables that even places like Giant Eagle offer.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 25, 2021 10:40 AM|
Kinda. I've gotten better tho. What I don't look at are gas prices. I mean...you HAVE to buy it, so if I need it, I pull over. I know people who drive around looking for cheaper prices.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 25, 2021 12:47 PM|
Not really, but I do check for a lower priced similar item to what am looking at. But definitely not if it is a preferred product of mine.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 25, 2021 12:54 PM|