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Old 08-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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Food Prices

Kim and I went to Sam's today, and since it's located in a prosperous area, I can often find things there that I can't get in our little town. Today, I spotted some beautiful fresh ahi tuna steaks, and headed right for them. But they were $13.26 a lb!
Frozen sea scallops were around $11.00 a lb, beef tenderloin $16 something...brisket was $1.99, which was cheaper than the ground beef, at $2.89.

I always buy myself a treat, so I bought a $10.00 piece of smoked Gouda cheese, fresh haricot verts in two ready to microwave packages for $3.95, and a bag of 5 avocados for $5.86.
Kim did better. He bought two BIG (1.75 liter) bottles of Captain Morgans for $20.86 ea and a bottle Kahlua for $19 something.
He also got three sides of ribs, a brisket, a huge package of bacon, and brats, plus cooking supplies for his coming BBQ competition, like rolls of heavy duty foil, foil pans etc. I don't know what he paid for that stuff.

What kind of grocery prices do you all have where you live?

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Old 08-27-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Constance
What kind of grocery prices do you all have where you live?
Ridiculous !!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-27-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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The kind that reminds me how lucky I am to be able to eat twice a day at work, on the company's dime.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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very expensive. seems to still be going up and up. sea food, out of site. bout the same prices you quoted. and beef steak, just forget it. chicken still pretty reasonable if you watch for sales.

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Old 08-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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I've been wanting to buy a whole chicken for roasting until I saw the prices......$8 to 10 something!! What happen to a whole chicken being only 3 dollars and something! I was sure maybe I was accidentally looking at the organic ones.....nope!
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:45 PM   #6
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absolutly insane.. $ 1.49 for a head of loose head lettuce. And the farmers mkt. is no bargin either, $ 2.00 a box up to $3.00 a box and the boxes are not very big to start with. And forgit fish, when I was a kid fish was poor mans food not anymore
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:51 PM   #7
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I'm a pretty careful shopper. I'm getting a bit frustrated with the prices of pasta and other wheat products though. Sheesh. Used to be you could get pasta for $.89 on sale, now the same size is on sale for $1.99! Regular price is closer to $3
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:12 PM   #8
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fruit is outrageous to me! 99 apiece fer an apple?
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:15 PM   #9
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I'm more concerned about next year. That will be year 4 of a known 7-year cycle of food shortages/famine. Fortunately I've been stockpiling and canning food for a couple years now so the impact is not that great and I can concentrate on the specials, like when whole chicken was $0.67/lb. I went berserk canning it. What a mess to clean up though.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:40 PM   #10
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prices are crazy, and my salary went down last two years, everything is double, or a least 50% more than it was two years ago. no wonder, everything is fallowing gas prices. of course, drilling for our own oil isn't going to help, according to some people.

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