Friday, January 15, 2010
Several months ago I got to conversing with a real nutjob cashier at the supermarket. She told me that BJs and Cost-Co WERE NOT cheaper for every product. I recall she said something about toilet paper and paper towels being cheaper there, at Stop & Shop.
Not a real veteran shopper of these wholesalers, I kind of just presumed that they were indeed cheaper, on a per unit basis and across the board, than local retail stores.
I realized today that the lady was right. After buying a huge load of pecorino romano cheese (we go through it in no time flat) for $10 per lb. at BJ's, I checked the price tag on the one sitting in my fridge. Sure enough, I only paid $9.49 per lb. at Stop & Shop.
Having had my presumption debunked by both at nutjob and a jam-job....I'm going to look at the price differentials more closely going forward.