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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #100 on: April 29, 2020, 01:50:27 PM »
Meh.
1. You're older and are more at risk.
2. If stores only had delivery people picking up multiple orders at a time it would be safer for everyone.
3. You're supporting people that have chosen to keep working and collect a paycheck. They can turn off the app at any time if they don't want to have any risk.
Chosen? Technically correct but reality is for many of them there really is no choice.
Either way we all have our own ethics. I am not judging anyone else.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #101 on: April 29, 2020, 01:55:32 PM »
Which stores?
Heinens and Fresh Thyme have no markup. I don't think Daves has a markup either.
Aldis makups are very modest and they're usually the cheapest.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #102 on: April 29, 2020, 01:56:02 PM »
Chosen? Technically correct but reality is for many of them there really is no choice.
Either way we all have our own ethics. I am not judging anyone else.
So is it better not to give them a job if they're out there looking for them?
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #103 on: April 29, 2020, 01:56:06 PM »
Heinens and Fresh Thyme have no markup. I don't think Daves has a markup either.
Aldis makups are very modest and they're usually the cheapest.
Ok I'll have to check, because Costco has obscene markup

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #104 on: April 29, 2020, 01:58:01 PM »
So is it better not to give them a job if they're out there looking for them?
I don't have an answer and can only control what I do.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2020, 02:04:14 PM »
Ok I'll have to check, because Costco has obscene markup
I wouldn't call ~10% obscene.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2020, 02:05:25 PM »
I wouldn't call ~10% obscene.
100%-250% in many instances in Shoprite.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2020, 02:05:30 PM »
I wouldn't call ~10% obscene.
What I saw was much more than that

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #108 on: April 29, 2020, 07:11:50 PM »
What about the perception of traveling during this? Is that really better than say praying on your porch or front law?
Delayed, but: I think the one time traveling can be mostly done in a pretty safe, socially distant way, with masks and staying far away from people. Vs. consistently needing to make trips to grocery stores etc. for months, Iíd take the travel. Itís not ideal, but Iíd say the constant grocery trips or walks around the block are somewhat worse for how often they are. Depends how long this lasts.

Iím not against compliant minyanim on porches. Though you canít compare 3x a day for months to a one day affair with masks and social distancing.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #109 on: April 29, 2020, 07:15:10 PM »
What I saw was much more than that
Examples?
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #110 on: April 29, 2020, 07:15:35 PM »
100%-250% in many instances in Shoprite.
That's NYC for ya.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #111 on: April 29, 2020, 07:34:42 PM »

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #112 on: April 29, 2020, 08:02:40 PM »
Examples?
Bounty paper towels, Dixie plates

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #113 on: April 29, 2020, 08:21:47 PM »
Bounty paper towels, Dixie plates

order paper goods from costco/bjs

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #114 on: April 30, 2020, 11:12:08 AM »
Bounty paper towels, Dixie plates
How much is the markup?
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #115 on: April 30, 2020, 11:46:51 AM »
How much is the markup?
Each about 20 percent I think. Paper towels about $25-26 and plates about$20

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2020, 01:34:20 PM »
Each about 20 percent I think. Paper towels about $25-26 and plates about$20
Seems like you're right.

20% markup is high, though I'm still not sure I'd call it obscene under the current circumstances.
$10.99 for 2 pounds of C"Y cheese and $19.59 for 2 pies of C"Y pizza is still going to be much cheaper than Ungers with free delivery.

I wonder what the arrangement is with Heinen's? Maybe Heinen's pays them 20% of the cost of items sold?
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #117 on: April 30, 2020, 03:03:48 PM »
Seems like you're right.

20% markup is high, though I'm still not sure I'd call it obscene under the current circumstances.
$10.99 for 2 pounds of C"Y cheese and $19.59 for 2 pies of C"Y pizza is still going to be much cheaper than Ungers with free delivery.

I wonder what the arrangement is with Heinen's? Maybe Heinen's pays them 20% of the cost of items sold?
Ya I'm curious as well. Maybe it's worthwhile for a conventional grocery store to pay to head off competition but Costco figures it's customers are loyal?

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #118 on: April 30, 2020, 04:19:12 PM »
Ya I'm curious as well. Maybe it's worthwhile for a conventional grocery store to pay to head off competition but Costco figures it's customers are loyal?
With Heinen's they give you the receipt and it says Instacart program. Must be some sort of kickback to make that work.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #119 on: April 30, 2020, 04:30:44 PM »
FTR, they tell you when prices are higher.