Grocery Shopping During Those Initial Big Shipments To Save Money
Financial Management

Grocery Shopping During Those Initial Big Shipments To Save Money

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Often when it comes to food and groceries I often get skeptics who say if you ever want fresh product then you are going to have to pay for it. As well, anything cheap in price must mean it is bad or old in some way. This simply isn’t true from my experience and I saw a great example of this recently. At a local supermarket last week they had what seems like truckloads of carrots and beets for sale. They were selling large 10 pound bags for $3.98 each or $3.50 if you buy two. From my own bargain hunting experience that is a very good deal.

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Now this week they had the same items for sale. However, there was a difference in the price. As you can see, the store was now charging $4.98 for the bags of beet or $4.48 for the bag of carrots. Buying them in groups of two would be $4 each.

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To me it made sense financially. Since these are like fresh products that can go bad pretty quickly they need to get rid of it pretty fast. So with the initial large shipment it’s better to put a price that is very good to move the inventory. Now the week after they can kind of analyze how much they have left and adjust the profit margin per bag. With less inventory it gives them more flexibility to sell the items without an immediate rush.

I don’t doubt that these products were probably from all the same shipment too. If you think about it too, it’s like the fresher items are actually cheaper as the pricing here was more about inventory control. Whenever I see like employees wheeling out pallets of fresh items too that always alerts me to see what kind of deal it is and whether or not it is wise to stock up to save money.

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