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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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36 Responses to
Grocery Prices higher in some suburbs?
James-T-Kirk 9:04 am 03 Mar 08

I disagree – ORL summarised it beautifully –

“Isn’t this whole site about whinging!?” – ORL, August 2005

hoolahawk 9:02 am 03 Mar 08

In the words of one of the greatest actors never to have won an oscar “it’s not a story, it’s an adventure”.(Steven Seagal) I have to go I am starting to tear up just thinking about him ;)~

Thumper 8:25 am 03 Mar 08

Why is this even a story?

FFS, it’s not as if it makes any difference to anything.

Fiona 8:22 am 03 Mar 08

I found that DIckson was cheaper than COles manuka

steveu 7:06 am 03 Mar 08

Supporting Deano’s comments – now what do you think all those petrol voucher dockets are for? To determine when you have money in your pocket, they know roughly what areas where you live (as people generally buy groceries close to home) and that helps then determine when to set the prices lower for each store.

minime2 6:55 am 03 Mar 08

But don’t go to Aldi at 0900 on a Thursday… all the old folk are there buying any cattledog special – especially electrical – maybe they think its Aldi Airport.

Deano 12:24 am 03 Mar 08

Per store pricing is standard practice for nearly all major retailers and not just groceries. They spend considerable sums of money understanding the demographics and preferences of shoppers in the area and set prices to what they believe will maximise their profit. Prices can also be influenced by the local competition.

Aldi are the only chain that has consistent prices across all stores, which is part of their keep it simple operating strategy.

needlenose 11:32 pm 02 Mar 08

Ah yes, “newly renovated” – and yet still an understocked, badly-serviced, inconvenient tip.

Seriously, how do they manage to spend all that money without actually improving anything?

And any prduct not bearing a Coles in-house brand has mysteriously vanished from the shelves.

The cat did it 10:34 pm 02 Mar 08

In Coles advertising last week, sirloin steak was (IIRC) $9.97/kg at the newly renovated Curtin Coles, but $8.97/kg at Chisholm.

I-filed 9:45 pm 02 Mar 08

Lyneham Independent is about 10 to 20 per cent more expensive than Ainslie across the board. It’s worth crossing Northbourne to shop.

Adza 9:32 pm 02 Mar 08

Jerrabomberra Woolworths is definitely dearer on everyday products than Queanbeyan.

needlenose 8:43 pm 02 Mar 08

On the other hand, the more affluent areas tend to get fresher produce, better meat etc – they send the crap stuff to the povo suburbs.

So it’s unfair two ways, but perhaps they balance out.

cranky 7:59 pm 02 Mar 08

You will live in the rich part of town!

Vic Bitterman 7:46 pm 02 Mar 08

If course it’s true. Soo if you can get yourself hands on the annual Choice magazine compare, where they compare the costs of a common grocery basket, albeit Oz wide.

More affluent areas tend to be higher.

gooterz 7:45 pm 02 Mar 08

The two closest woolworths used to have different catalogs not sure if they still do!

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