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Monday, January 25, 2010

Hey, Aren't Bulk Purchases Supposed to be Cheaper?

This morning I was in Walmart and noticed Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup was on sale for 50 cents. Pretty good price. However, we didn't need any soup. So, I didn't buy any. This afternoon, I was in SamsClub (also owned by Walmart) and one of their middle aisle displays was soup and out of curiosity I glanced at the price. $8.99 for 12 cans of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. Well, that works out to 74.9 cents a can. That means if you buy it in bulk you get charged nearly 50% more than buying individual cans. Ridiculous.

Hmmm, I wonder if I could buy a bunch from Walmart and then go sell it to Sams???

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2 Comments:

Blogger bob said...

This ploy has been in effect for quite a while. I guess they figured people were trained to buy the bigger packages which traditionally have been cheaper.

It only works because most people aren't smart enough to figure the cost per ounce or can.

January 26, 2010 at 1:46 AM

 
Blogger 生日 said...

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January 27, 2010 at 6:16 PM

 

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