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Grocery Prices higher in some suburbs?

By CLooey 2 March 2008 36

Am I imagining that it costs more money to buy groceries in Gungahlin Woollies or Coles – than say Dickson or Belconnen (etc)?? Anyone else notice this unfair trend?

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ant 9:57 pm 04 Mar 08

Kingston IGA is very useful, too. and you can buy the grog with all the other stuff, and not have to make 2 separate purchases. Convenient.

And yeah, rich people tend to be very value-concious. They’ll go straight for the 2nds in the fruit shop, while the “Working Families” want the biggest, first grade quality fruit.

I-filed 9:29 pm 04 Mar 08

Sorry to correct you, danman, but bogans don’t buy homebrand – middleclass people with money do, and spend the money they save on interesting pursuits. Bogans waste a lot of money on pricey black label stuff. I agree with Crikey – Ainslie IGA is excellent – and prices are on par with Woollies Dickson SINCE Woollies got rid of their competition at the Dickson shops.

Crikey 8:48 am 04 Mar 08

Ainslie IGA is a super supermarket. F#@* Coles and Woolies.

bd84 10:12 pm 03 Mar 08

This is a complicated story called.. competition. Where there’s more competition there is lower prices. Then there’s business, where stores in more affluent suburbs get the higher priced range and normally higher priced goods in general.

Then you have reasons like rent.. exactly why you will find that stores like woolies at Tuggeranong is the most ancient store going around, because it’s not worth them funding the refurb with the rent they pay for the place.

sepi 8:26 pm 03 Mar 08

Dickson Woolies is vile. I don’t know who goes there – I’ll go anywhere but.

jemmy 5:39 pm 03 Mar 08

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Dickson in possession of Woolworths is in need of a Coles.

Holden Caulfield 5:01 pm 03 Mar 08

Isn’t it universally agreed that Wollies Dickson is the worst supermarket on earth. Bugger crossing Northbourne, I’d cross the Nullarbor to avoid it!

Please, you bogans, the term is ‘oriented’.

Deadmandrinking 2:33 pm 03 Mar 08

What’s bogan orientated? Like, home brand food? Geez, wake up, every bloody woolies has home brand, because home brand does pretty much everything (I know, I’ve worked at woolies). And, I’l bet, everybody buys at least one home-brand product, be it cloths to beans or something.

Danman 1:56 pm 03 Mar 08

Wandered into Woolies Dickson on the weekend and found it to be a very ‘bogan-oriented’ range.

Ohoh please elaborate.

I don’t think that Woolies in Dickson has a bogan oriented range. More so they have a range similar to most other Woolworths outlets in Australia.

If thats bogan, then thats your stance. I just think its very similar to most Wollworths around.

Sure if everything they stocked was black and gold and savings brand, then maybe that would indicate that they are targetting a lower income bracket, but the presence of this brand on their shelves, along with most other retail brands does not indicate to me that a supermarket is targetting a certain demographic.

Next you will be saying that Woolworths in Swinger Hill has a black tie policy.

pug206gti 1:50 pm 03 Mar 08

Who would have thought a supermodel would be interested in grocery affairs
My bad; Naomi Robson.

JD114 1:16 pm 03 Mar 08

I used to shop Woolies and Coles for the price alone. Now I shop Supabarn because they have more of what I want. I’m willing to fork out the extra few bucks a week for the extra class. Wandered into Woolies Dickson on the weekend and found it to be a very ‘bogan-oriented’ range.

Guess I’m not a bogan :-þ

ant 12:34 pm 03 Mar 08

Hmmm. Qbn is my local Coles/woolies, but I shop at Manuka Coles when I can, because they are much faster to prevent lines building up (Qbn seem to not notice shoppers lined up back into teh aisles, and Woolies is now as bad)

The things I routinely buy don’t cost more at Manuka… Cocky seed, Harris coffee, tins of tomatoes, Uncle Toby’s cereal… in fact they seem to bung on those price drop tickets more often at Manuka, and their meat bit is much better stocked, and they scrawl new prices on the meat throughout the day.

I actually quite like Coles’ brand stuff, it has it all over Woolies in that regard.

The only problem with Manuka Coles is the hopeless layout, they didn’t have to do it like that, with the deli right in the middle, and the cold aisles hidden away where people can’t find them.

Avy 11:52 am 03 Mar 08

Naomi Campbell once exposed Manuka Coles as the pricyest in the country

Who would have thought a supermodel would be interested in grocery affairs?

James-T-Kirk 11:49 am 03 Mar 08

“It costs more to ship produce to the outlying regions like Gungahlin :-)”

Or it could be danger money for the drivers using the sub-standard road infrastructure.

Danman 10:29 am 03 Mar 08

Gunghalin ALDI sells fruit and nut mix 1kg bag for more than Civic ALDI.

Myth Busted

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