unless they are to be stuffed, i use frozen in a bag ones. assortment of colors. just thaw and then use however you like. had some in a salad last night. can't always use fresh ones for me, before they go bad. don't remember the price off hand. but is better than discarding because they are rotten.
I buy the bags of frozen multi colored peppers and onion. I add them to soups, stews and stir fries ect. Just grab out what you need and throw the bag back in the freezer. I only buy fresh when they are not going to be cooked.
Back on the hi-jacked theme, I just paid $ 1.39 for a 14 oz. can of tomatoes!! I guess I will just have to stop eating.......