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|User Info||You Didn't Believe The Web Pricing, Did You?; entered at 2012-12-24 14:09:41|
Registered: 2009-02-28 DFW, Tx
It isn't just the computer. There have been 3 main grocers here for several years, Kroger, Albertsons and Tom Thumb, which is owned by Safeway. Albertsons had problems so they closed all but a few stores. The closed stores are now being occupied by Wal-Mart. From what limited shopping I have done at the Wal-Mart store down the street that I only used because it is a block from the house, Kroger kills them in price. How many people are going to Wal-Mart grocery stores merely because they have been brainwashed to think prices are lower?|
I have done enough looking on the net to realize it isn't always the best deal. Having rent houses, I often have to buy stoves and water heaters. I have yet to find one on the net as cheap as one of the nearby stores, including the webpages of the stores nearby.
Markets are different and people need to realize that. Think how the typical Japanese used to feel when the goods he produced were sold in Japan at twice the price we paid in the US? Gasoline here is in the $2.90 range. Think the outfit in California is going to match the price in Dallas?
Come to think of it, the closest Staples store here is shutting down. Maybe they will have good prices online, due to the closeness of the Office Depot.