WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3262 times:
I went to a local mart to get some milk, you know, for my morning coffee. Well, hippie cash register dude rings the bitch up - $2.19 for a friggin half-gallon (1.89L). Hold the phone! Where the hell did this excessive price gouging come from? Now I got to pay for his goddamn hydroponics?!?!
I usually shop at a bigger supermarket and buy gallon sizes, so the prices are somewhat lower per unit. Imagine my shock and dismay when I saw the price flash up on the register.
I mean, the gas price at the same gas station was $1.92 per GALLON. That makes milk more that 2x more than gas. What a scam!
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
Here in Chicago area average $3.29 a gallon of Milk. But I went to CVS drug store same brand milk is $2.69/gal. I don't know why milk are so expenisve! Governments are crazy about money because they like to take taxes more after you purchase high price.
Startvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3221 times:
Consider where you bought it. At a grocery store you might have paid that for a gallon but you went to a CONVIENCE store. They pride themselves on being convient, not cheap. They have much lower volume so in order to make a profit they have to charge more.
GoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3205 times:
Whoeheartedly off-topic here, but do Americans really say convience store, and not convenience, or am I reading your post wrong?! I never knew that!
Wow, you learn something new every day. That's amazing
More on-topic, think about the expensive machinery, the conditions that cows have to be transported in (better than humans), the rigorous health controls (eg cleaning the farms etc) and then processing the milk, ensuring it is safe to drink... you have to pay the farmer, his dinner, his kids, his family, the cow's food, the vet looking after the cow, the guy who comes to pick up the milk, the fuel for the tanker, the people who receive the truck, the processing, the bottling, the distribution, the profit these people charge...
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
Startvalve is correct. Convenience stores gouge you on everything. Except for one selected item. Usually, they'll sell one staple super-cheap to draw customers in. As luck would have it, the one by me sells milk cheap. $1.99 per GALLON. Good stuff, too. Soaks right into chocolate-chip cookies. Milk shouldn't cost you $4.38/gallon, dude. That's bullshit! (Well, cowpiss actually HOYHOY).