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Why overcharge essentials like cereal and milk.

 

The mystery question... I'll never know why, but I'll also never be the sucker to be overcharged. :cool:

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Well if the one on Richmond Avenue looks anything like the one that closed on Manor Rd then yeah, that would be a dump in my book. The King Kullen on Manor wasn't TERRIBLE, but it wasn't great either. I mean I wouldn't go out of my way to go there that's for sure. That's the thing I never got about Staten Island supermarkets. Most of them are way overpriced on most products and many charge more than places charge in Manhattan. You would expect the opposite because space doesn't cost an arm and a leg like in Manhattan and we're out in the suburbs. I'm not sure what the reason for it is, other than them thinking that we have more disposable income and are suckers. :mad:

 

Well, it's bigger than the Manor Road supermarket, and like I said, the prices have come down somewhat.

 

So what items are cheaper in Manhattan than SI? What is the price on say, a gallon of milk?

 

Why overcharge essentials like cereal and milk.

 

As the saying goes "Because they can"

 

The mystery question... I'll never know why, but I'll also never be the sucker to be overcharged. :cool:

 

Same here.

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Well, it's bigger than the Manor Road supermarket, and like I said, the prices have come down somewhat.

 

So what items are cheaper in Manhattan than SI? What is the price on say, a gallon of milk?

 

Good question... I never buy milk by the gallon since it is only for me so I wouldn't know, but the quarts and half gallons at Whole Foods are competitive with what most supermarkets charge on Staten Island. I think Organic Valley is basically the same price both in Whole Foods and at most places on Staten Island, with the exception of say Shop Rite. :cool: I'm really considering going there again today, but I don't feel like dealing with the long ride on the X12 and such. I might just get something in the city and call it a day.

 

With the supposed hurricane coming I'll probably stock up a bit at lunch tomorrow on a few more Perrier's and Pellegrino's and some take out items like sushi and such. :cool: I'm not big on sushi, but I do like the cooked sushi. Whole Foods has these Japanese sushi specialists that prepare these spicy breaded shrimp that are just great. Best of all it is cooked sushi, so no worries about getting sick. :cool:

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@Checkmatechamp13 yea I know but 1 day they gonna get sticked up ;) if you know what I'm sayin cause some people have welfare and food stamps (Not me) and need lower prices and go to bodegas and get bad cereals like Malt O Meal and have them ghetto coffees and bacon egg and cheese.

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Good question... I never buy milk by the gallon since it is only for me so I wouldn't know, but the quarts and half gallons at Whole Foods are competitive with what most supermarkets charge on Staten Island. I think Organic Valley is basically the same price both in Whole Foods and at most places on Staten Island, with the exception of say Shop Rite. :cool: I'm really considering going there again today, but I don't feel like dealing with the long ride on the X12 and such. I might just get something in the city and call it a day.

 

With the supposed hurricane coming I'll probably stock up a bit at lunch tomorrow on a few more Perrier's and Pellegrino's and some take out items like sushi and such. :cool: I'm not big on sushi, but I do like the cooked sushi. Whole Foods has these Japanese sushi specialists that prepare these spicy breaded shrimp that are just great. Best of all it is cooked sushi, so no worries about getting sick. :cool:

 

So what kinds of things would be overpriced on SI?

 

By the way, I got next week's sales. Pathmark has 96 oz containers of Organic Valley milk for $4.99 (from tomorrow to next Thursday).

 

And I don't think I plan on stocking up on cooked things because they'll more likely than not have to be refrigerated. If the power goes out, we're screwed. So we'll just get some more cold cereal and canned beans and things like that (and probably some fruits and vegetables, since they don't spoil too fast)

 

@Checkmatechamp13 yea I know but 1 day they gonna get sticked up ;) if you know what I'm sayin cause some people have welfare and food stamps (Not me) and need lower prices and go to bodegas and get bad cereals like Malt O Meal and have them ghetto coffees and bacon egg and cheese.

 

Well, if they're getting them at bodegas then all they have to do is go to a supermarket and they can get a better cereal for the same price. Now, if they're already getting them at the supermarket, that's a different story.

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So what kinds of things would be overpriced on SI?

 

Organic/natural products for starters and most things that I buy in Brooklyn like laundry detergent. On Staten Island they charge a $1-2 more for the exact same product in Met Foods. F*cking rip off. :mad: And then there's soap and so on that costs more too than Brooklyn. Now most items are cheaper than in Manhattan, but not by much, esp. when you consider that the rents in Manhattan cost far more than most places in Staten Island.

 

By the way, I got next week's sales. Pathmark has 96 oz containers of Organic Valley milk for $4.99 (from tomorrow to next Thursday).

 

What a waste. Pathmark is another place that is overpriced even w/their so called sales. Also too many ghetto food stamp types in there and they don't offer enough Organic and natural foods. :mad: :tdown:

 

I'll go to Whole Foods and then take the X30 or X42 over to Shop Rite and stock up on Perrier and such. :cool: I guess I'll try to have enough for 3 days so I'll stock up on organic/natural fruit, organic cereal, and skim milk, yogurt and some prepared natural/organic foods as well. :cool:

 

And I don't think I plan on stocking up on cooked things because they'll more likely than not have to be refrigerated. If the power goes out, we're screwed. So we'll just get some more cold cereal and canned beans and things like that (and probably some fruits and vegetables, since they don't spoil too fast)

 

lol... So you'll be farting for days then eating cereal and milk. lol ;) Well you can bet that everyone will want to be far away from you... :eek:

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1) Organic/natural products for starters and most things that I buy in Brooklyn like laundry detergent. On Staten Island they charge a $1-2 more for the exact same product in Met Foods. F*cking rip off. :mad: And then there's soap and so on that costs more too than Brooklyn. Now most items are cheaper than in Manhattan, but not by much, esp. when you consider that the rents in Manhattan cost far more than most places in Staten Island.

 

2) What a waste. Pathmark is another place that is overpriced even w/their so called sales. Also too many ghetto food stamp types in there and they don't offer enough Organic and natural foods. :mad: :tdown:

 

3) lol... So you'll be farting for days then eating cereal and milk. lol :P Well you can bet that everyone will want to be far away from you... :eek:

 

1) When I look at the circulars for Brooklyn and compare the prices to those in SI, the prices seem to be cheaper in SI for ShopRite, and a little more expensive in SI for Stop & Shop.

 

2) I don't see what you're saying. $4.99 is usually the price for a 64 oz container, and here they have it for a 96 oz container.

 

3) LMAO. Well, the only people who are going to be around me for the next few days are my relatives, and they're going to be eating the same stuff. We'll go through the fruits and vegetables first, and then eat the beans (more than we normally eat, which is, say a large can a week) if it gets bad.

 

My dad passed by the parking lot at ShopRite and said it was pretty full, so I'll try going tomorrow on foot.

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1) When I look at the circulars for Brooklyn and compare the prices to those in SI, the prices seem to be cheaper in SI for ShopRite, and a little more expensive in SI for Stop & Shop.

 

Interesting. I have never used the Stop & Shop on Staten Island. I will say that I usually tend to buy my personal items at Stop & Shop like soap and such and those things are almost a tie in terms of price and the main difference in the tie breaker is which of the two are offering the best sale on the item in question. For example, I like to get St. Ives soap and Stop & Shop carries them for either two for $6.00 or two fro $4.00. Shop Rite carries them for $2.94 a piece, so you can see what I mean...

 

2) I don't see what you're saying. $4.99 is usually the price for a 64 oz container, and here they have it for a 96 oz container.

 

So what... They have ONE item that is cheaper and everything else is overpriced when you compare it to say the Stop & Shop in Sheepshead Bay or even the Shop Rite on Richmond. I'm not going to spend money in car service to get a deal on one item when Shop Rite is overall cheaper with just about everything else they sell when compared to Pathmark. That's just foolishness, not to mention that Pathmark has very little organic or natural items in comparison to Shop Rite. Shop Rite offers more high end products than Pathmark and they don't overcharge either.

 

3) LMAO. Well, the only people who are going to be around me for the next few days are my relatives, and they're going to be eating the same stuff. We'll go through the fruits and vegetables first, and then eat the beans (more than we normally eat, which is, say a large can a week) if it gets bad.

 

My dad passed by the parking lot at ShopRite and said it was pretty full, so I'll try going tomorrow on foot.

 

lol... I'm going afterwork, so maybe I'll bump into you. :P For once the organic aisle would be chaotic. It's usually empty when I go into it except for a few folks that into thaty scene.

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1) Interesting. I have never used the Stop & Shop on Staten Island. I will say that I usually tend to buy my personal items at Stop & Shop like soap and such and those things are almost a tie in terms of price and the main difference in the tie breaker is which of the two are offering the best sale on the item in question. For example, I like to get St. Ives soap and Stop & Shop carries them for either two for $6.00 or two fro $4.00. Shop Rite carries them for $2.94 a piece, so you can see what I mean...

 

2) So what... They have ONE item that is cheaper and everything else is overpriced when you compare it to say the Stop & Shop in Sheepshead Bay or even the Shop Rite on Richmond. I'm not going to spend money in car service to get a deal on one item when Shop Rite is overall cheaper with just about everything else they sell when compared to Pathmark. That's just foolishness, not to mention that Pathmark has very little organic or natural items in comparison to Shop Rite. Shop Rite offers more high end products than Pathmark and they don't overcharge either.

 

3) lol... I'm going afterwork, so maybe I'll bump into you. :P For once the organic aisle would be chaotic. It's usually empty when I go into it except for a few folks that into thaty scene.

 

1) Well, it's not a huge difference. It'll be something like $1.99 in SI and 2/$5 in Brooklyn. It might have something to do with the costs of transporting the food (ShopRite's headquarters are in Elizabeth, NJ, so going to SI is cheaper than going to Brooklyn)

 

2) Well, you know what I'd do if I had the express bus MetroCard like you do. It wouldn't cost me a dime. ;)

 

3) I'll probably go in the morning, but if something comes up, I would go in the afternoon. But I don't think you'll find me in the organic section. ;)

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1) Well, it's not a huge difference. It'll be something like $1.99 in SI and 2/$5 in Brooklyn. It might have something to do with the costs of transporting the food (ShopRite's headquarters are in Elizabeth, NJ, so going to SI is cheaper than going to Brooklyn)

 

Yeah, that's right across the bridge and certainly good to know. :cool:

 

2) Well, you know what I'd do if I had the express bus MetroCard like you do. It wouldn't cost me a dime. :P

 

Well I wanted to sleep in a bit this morning, so I took car service over to Goethals Rd North & Richmond and got that 09:09 X17J. I tell ya boy, I LOVE that area over there by Watchogue Rd. It is so charming and historical. You can tell the houses over there are from money because they're old but well kept up. It reminds me a lot of West Brighton with the nicely manicured lawns and such. :cool: If they have condos over there, I may look into the area. Only thing that sucks is the X42 stops running pretty early. ;) However, I could have other options. Oh, and Jewett Avenue over there is also quite charming. Amazing how nice areas are near or above Forest Avenue. :cool:

 

3) I'll probably go in the morning, but if something comes up, I would go in the afternoon. But I don't think you'll find me in the organic section. ;)

 

Well after my car ride today to the X17J, I'm taking the X42 over to Shop Rite so I can see more of Westerleigh. Plus the bus will let me off right in front of Shop Rite. With the X30 I have to schlepp down Richmond a bit and I'll have a Whole Foods bag w/me, so that's the best set up. :cool:

 

I personally don't think Shop Rite will be out of stuff. They were showing empty shelves on TV at some supermarkets yesterday (don't know where in the city it was), but I don't see folks on Staten Island buying tons of Perrier, San Pellegrino and organic products like I do, so I doubt that I have to worry. lol

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1) Well I wanted to sleep in a bit this morning, so I took car service over to Goethals Rd North & Richmond and got that 09:09 X17J. I tell ya boy, I LOVE that area over there by Watchogue Rd. It is so charming and historical. You can tell the houses over there are from money because they're old but well kept up. It reminds me a lot of West Brighton with the nicely manicured lawns and such. :cool: If they have condos over there, I may look into the area. Only thing that sucks is the X42 stops running pretty early. :P However, I could have other options. Oh, and Jewett Avenue over there is also quite charming. Amazing how nice areas are near or above Forest Avenue. :cool:

 

2) I personally don't think Shop Rite will be out of stuff. They were showing empty shelves on TV at some supermarkets yesterday (don't know where in the city it was), but I don't see folks on Staten Island buying tons of Perrier, San Pellegrino and organic products like I do, so I doubt that I have to worry. lol

 

1) You could look into the area within a few blocks of Richmond Avenue (either side, but obviously the eastern side is closer to Westerleigh). You'd be near the X17J as well as the X10/12/42, but the problem is walkability (I don't see how Westerleigh can really be walkable)

 

2) I went there today (I'm probably going to make a second trip, because I couldn't carry everything back in one trip). They weren't really sold out of anything except for batteries and a few other things. The lines were long, but managable (thank the Lord they added those extra self-checkout machines. I waited less than 5 minutes for one :cool: )

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1) You could look into the area within a few blocks of Richmond Avenue (either side, but obviously the eastern side is closer to Westerleigh). You'd be near the X17J as well as the X10/12/42, but the problem is walkability (I don't see how Westerleigh can really be walkable)

 

Yeah, but if I were to move there then I would probably look into getting a car. Besides that I would certainly for walks over there. Very charming area. :P I don't think it has as many shops as such though like we do in West Brighton, but that's perhaps the only difference. Both neighborhoods are very nice and affluent. :cool:

 

2) I went there today (I'm probably going to make a second trip, because I couldn't carry everything back in one trip). They weren't really sold out of anything except for batteries and a few other things. The lines were long, but managable (thank the Lord they added those extra self-checkout machines. I waited less than 5 minutes for one :cool: )

 

 

Jesus Christ!?? A second trip?? Madonna mia... What in the world are you buying dude? :eek:

 

I'm going there to get about 4 bottles of Perrier, some organic cereal and some Organic Valley Skim milk. P.S. Tell me they aren't sold out of Organic Valley Skim milk because I figured I would wait and get it cheaper there than at Whole Foods. I actually bought some Skim Plus milk yesterday from Duane Reade here on 5th Avenue and I get home and go to pour some only to find that the milk was totally spoiled!! :mad: :mad: Man I was so pissed. I just ordered a salad from the pizzeria on Forest. I'll have to call Amex and have them refund me for the milk when the charge posts to my account. Really ridiculous though. That milk was $5.19 for half a gallon and had an expiration date of Sept 4th. :mad: They clearly let their milk sit around too long. Isn't the first time that has happened either.

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1) Yeah, but if I were to move there then I would probably look into getting a car. Besides that I would certainly for walks over there. Very charming area. :P I don't think it has as many shops as such though like we do in West Brighton, but that's perhaps the only difference. Both neighborhoods are very nice and affluent. :cool:

 

2) Jesus Christ!?? A second trip?? Madonna mia... What in the world are you buying dude? :eek:

 

I'm going there to get about 4 bottles of Perrier, some organic cereal and some Organic Valley Skim milk. P.S. Tell me they aren't sold out of Organic Valley Skim milk because I figured I would wait and get it cheaper there than at Whole Foods. I actually bought some Skim Plus milk yesterday from Duane Reade here on 5th Avenue and I get home and go to pour some only to find that the milk was totally spoiled!! :mad: :mad: Man I was so pissed. I just ordered a salad from the pizzeria on Forest. I'll have to call Amex and have them refund me for the milk when the charge posts to my account. Really ridiculous though. That milk was $5.19 for half a gallon and had an expiration date of Sept 4th. :mad: They clearly let their milk sit around too long. Isn't the first time that has happened either.

 

1) Well, it's walkable in the sense that there are sidewalks everywhere, but you'd still have to drive to reach shopping (or take a bus or a long walk)

 

2) The stuff was too heavy to carry in on trip, so I put some of th stuff back on the shelves and made a second trip. I picked up some Perdue chicken (the breaded kind), some cheese, and a couple of other things.

 

However, I forgot the coupon for the Organic Valley milk, so I decided to make a second trip later in the day (I wouldn't be able to carry it home anyway).

 

The second time, I wanted to pick up the beans (I had a raincheck to get beans for $0.41, with a limit of 24, and obviously, I'm not dragging home 24 cans of beans with all of the other food, so I made a second trip).

 

P.S: They were out of the fat-free milk, but they still had chocolate, 1%, 2%, and whole milk. And you're probably not into coupons, but they have a $0.50 coupon (that gets doubled to $1 at ShopRite) at organicvalley.coop.

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1) Well, it's walkable in the sense that there are sidewalks everywhere, but you'd still have to drive to reach shopping (or take a bus or a long walk)

 

Yeah but the sidewalks are so damn narrow. I mean there is barely enough room for one person to walk. Most of them were new when I was going down Watchogue Rd on the X42, but so narrow. Really ridiculous. Same thing on most of Richmond Ave too. They're like half the size of the sidewalks on Forest Avenue in most spots which is really saying something.

 

2) The stuff was too heavy to carry in on trip, so I put some of th stuff back on the shelves and made a second trip. I picked up some Perdue chicken (the breaded kind), some cheese, and a couple of other things.

 

However, I forgot the coupon for the Organic Valley milk, so I decided to make a second trip later in the day (I wouldn't be able to carry it home anyway).

 

The second time, I wanted to pick up the beans (I had a raincheck to get beans for $0.41, with a limit of 24, and obviously, I'm not dragging home 24 cans of beans with all of the other food, so I made a second trip).

 

I'm confused though... Is all of this food for you or you actually shop for the family too? That's a sh*t load of food to be carrying around. :eek:

 

 

P.S: They were out of the fat-free milk, but they still had chocolate, 1%, 2%, and whole milk. And you're probably not into coupons, but they have a $0.50 coupon (that gets doubled to $1 at ShopRite) at organicvalley.coop.

 

Yeah, they really need to be better with stocking! :mad: I think I got the last Organic Valley skim milk on Monday and it is now Friday and they haven't ordered any more yet?!! That's ridiculous. :mad: I would've thought they would've ordered more by now. That's why I didn't get any at Whole Foods earlier. Anyway they had no regular organic skim milk, which had me annoyed. They had this Organic Valley skim milk that's for lactose intolerant people though, which I am not. Hurray... ;)

 

I have to break down and go for the 2% reduced fat organic milk by Horizon. Tastes good, but I still prefer the skim milk. I don't need all of that saturated fat and such, but it is better than no milk or processed milk.

 

I was able to get my Perrier sparkling waters though just as I expected. :cool: Plus, I picked up one from Whole Foods (lime flavor) so I got 3 bottles of lemon flavored Perrier's. That place is really more suited for families, and from the look of all of the obese people I saw in the parking lot, it is clear that many Staten Islanders over by you don't eat organic food. :eek: It's been a long time since I've been in a supermarket with so many obese people. Shopping in Whole Foods I am used to seeing people of normal weight like myself. One guy was so fat and overweight that he needed a walker just to get around and his daughter or whatever she was is following his footsteps. Just as fat as can be.

 

They say that out of all of the boroughs, Staten Island has the most obesity and that was very evident tonight. At least we know that they aren't o-d-ing on Malt-O-Cereal. :P LOL!

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1) Yeah but the sidewalks are so damn narrow. I mean there is barely enough room for one person to walk. Most of them were new when I was going down Watchogue Rd on the X42, but so narrow. Really ridiculous. Same thing on most of Richmond Ave too. They're like half the size of the sidewalks on Forest Avenue in most spots which is really saying something.

 

2) I'm confused though... Is all of this food for you or you actually shop for the family too? That's a sh*t load of food to be carrying around. :eek:

 

3) Yeah, they really need to be better with stocking! :mad: I think I got the last Organic Valley skim milk on Monday and it is now Friday and they haven't ordered any more yet?!! That's ridiculous. :mad: I would've thought they would've ordered more by now. That's why I didn't get any at Whole Foods earlier. Anyway they had no regular organic skim milk, which had me annoyed. They had this Organic Valley skim milk that's for lactose intolerant people though, which I am not. Hurray... ;)

 

I have to break down and go for the 2% reduced fat organic milk by Horizon. Tastes good, but I still prefer the skim milk. I don't need all of that saturated fat and such, but it is better than no milk or processed milk.

 

4) I was able to get my Perrier sparkling waters though just as I expected. :cool: Plus, I picked up one from Whole Foods (lime flavor) so I got 3 bottles of lemon flavored Perrier's. That place is really more suited for families, and from the look of all of the obese people I saw in the parking lot, it is clear that many Staten Islanders over by you don't eat organic food. :eek: It's been a long time since I've been in a supermarket with so many obese people. Shopping in Whole Foods I am used to seeing people of normal weight like myself. One guy was so fat and overweight that he needed a walker just to get around and his daughter or whatever she was is following his footsteps. Just as fat as can be.

 

5) They say that out of all of the boroughs, Staten Island has the most obesity and that was very evident tonight. At least we know that they aren't o-d-ing on Malt-O-Cereal. :P LOL!

 

1) Well, narrow sidewalks don't bother me much. Whenever I walk to the library, it's a very unpleasant walk (crossing a big parking lot and then going under an overpass with all of the bird sh*t), so narrow sidewalks aren't a problem for me.

 

So are the sidewalks on Watchogue Road narrow, or just the ones on the side streets? If it's the side streets, that isn't too much of a problem because you can just walk in the street.

 

2) No, it's for my family as well.

 

3) So why didn't you just get the Organic Valley 2%? When I was there, they still had some of those (this was around 16:30 or so)

 

4) Wow. I don't really pay attention to that kind of stuff, but yeah, I could believe that there are a lot of obese people.

 

5) Yeah, but they're probably O-D-ing on stuff that's much worse. :eek:

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1) Well, narrow sidewalks don't bother me much. Whenever I walk to the library, it's a very unpleasant walk (crossing a big parking lot and then going under an overpass with all of the bird sh*t), so narrow sidewalks aren't a problem for me.

 

So are the sidewalks on Watchogue Road narrow, or just the ones on the side streets? If it's the side streets, that isn't too much of a problem because you can just walk in the street.

 

I was referring to the ones along Watchogue Road... Really narrow and too close to the street too. Then they give the property owners a sh*t load of space for lawns and sh*t when the sidewalks are that close that you can have parts of cars or buses coming into the area where the sidewalk is. For example, in Florence, the sidewalks were really narrow where I lived and of course on my street and sidestreets, you walk in the street, but on busy streets you have to walk on the sidewalk. We would have the bus coming down Via dei Serragli and there was only enough room on one side for cars to be parked and then the other side I would have to duck out of the way of the mirror petruding from the bus so I could get by on the sidewalk if say the 37 was waiting at the light. lol Dangerous and crazy, but such is life in Italy.

 

Check this out.... This was my old block by in Florence... I lived at Via della Chiesa, 23, the second apartment I lived in there. :cool: I was on the top floor. You can see how narrow the street is though. Watchogue Rd isn't that narrow, but it's pretty damn close being a two way street. :eek:

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Via+della+Chiesa+23,+firenze&rlz=1R2FUJB_enUS388&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x132a515399740093:0xce684702b76ce3f,Via+della+Chiesa,+23-red,+I-50125+Firenze,+Italy&gl=us&ei=l9FYTvvxEMrF0AG62vi7DA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CA8Q8gEwAA

 

2) No, it's for my family as well.

 

That's mighty generous of you. So you're the shopper for the family... ;)

 

3) So why didn't you just get the Organic Valley 2%? When I was there, they still had some of those (this was around 16:30 or so)

 

Because there was none left when I got there. :mad: They had Organic Valley whole milk and that lactose free crappola. I looked there and then in another milk area and still struck out. They should really centralize the whole milk area. It's ridiculous to have an "organic" milk section and then over in the corner where they sell the OJ, they have yet another area for milk, which also has organic and natural milk. :( Similiar to their ridiculous cereal set up. I went to the organic aisle looking for Cascadian Farms and I'm like I know they sell it here but I don't see it in this aisle with the other organic cereals. Then I remembered that they have it in the "regular" cereal aisle. @ss backwards at its finest. I normally would've remembered this, but it was so insane in there that I just wanted to pick up the few items I wanted and get the hell out of there. Every cart was taken and every parking space was filled. :eek:

 

4) Wow. I don't really pay attention to that kind of stuff, but yeah, I could believe that there are a lot of obese people.

 

It must be specific folks because I don't see tons of obese people on the express bus, but there are a few porkies here and there. :P

 

5) Yeah, but they're probably O-D-ing on stuff that's much worse. :eek:

 

I think the main thing is these people jump in the car for everything. Even when kids are taken to the park to play, I'm sure parents just drive them there and back even if they can walk there, so that (lack of exercise) in combination with what they eat and it's no surprise. That's why I refuse to get a car so that I can walk from time to time and use car service where necessary. :cool:

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1) I was referring to the ones along Watchogue Road... Really narrow and too close to the street too. Then they give the property owners a sh*t load of space for lawns and sh*t when the sidewalks are that close that you can have parts of cars or buses coming into the area where the sidewalk is. For example, in Florence, the sidewalks were really narrow where I lived and of course on my street and sidestreets, you walk in the street, but on busy streets you have to walk on the sidewalk. We would have the bus coming down Via dei Serragli and there was only enough room on one side for cars to be parked and then the other side I would have to duck out of the way of the mirror petruding from the bus so I could get by on the sidewalk if say the 37 was waiting at the light. lol Dangerous and crazy, but such is life in Italy.

 

2) Check this out.... This was my old block by in Florence... I lived at Via della Chiesa, 23, the second apartment I lived in there. :cool: I was on the top floor. You can see how narrow the street is though. Watchogue Rd isn't that narrow, but it's pretty damn close being a two way street. :eek:

 

3) That's mighty generous of you. So you're the shopper for the family... :(

 

4) Because there was none left when I got there. :mad: They had Organic Valley whole milk and that lactose free crappola. I looked there and then in another milk area and still struck out. They should really centralize the whole milk area. It's ridiculous to have an "organic" milk section and then over in the corner where they sell the OJ, they have yet another area for milk, which also has organic and natural milk. :( Similiar to their ridiculous cereal set up. I went to the organic aisle looking for Cascadian Farms and I'm like I know they sell it here but I don't see it in this aisle with the other organic cereals. Then I remembered that they have it in the "regular" cereal aisle. @ss backwards at its finest. I normally would've remembered this, but it was so insane in there that I just wanted to pick up the few items I wanted and get the hell out of there. Every cart was taken and every parking space was filled. :eek:

 

5) It must be specific folks because I don't see tons of obese people on the express bus, but there are a few porkies here and there. :P

 

6) I think the main thing is these people jump in the car for everything. Even when kids are taken to the park to play, I'm sure parents just drive them there and back even if they can walk there, so that (lack of exercise) in combination with what they eat and it's no surprise. That's why I refuse to get a car so that I can walk from time to time and use car service where necessary. :cool:

 

1) Damn. Livin' on the edge. ;)

 

2) That's pretty much an alleyway. The only streets I can think of that are that narrow are in Lower Manhattan and maybe a couple of streets in Downtown Brooklyn (though as B35 mentioned a while back, there are some streets like that in Philadelphia and Reading)

 

3) Well, my dad does some of the shopping, but I do my share. I mean, it isn't too "generous" when you consider that it's not my own money that I'm spending.

 

4) I think all of the "true" organic milks (as in, they're certified organic) are in the organic aisle, but they have some of those "Skim Plus" milks and things like that.

 

And I wasn't really paying attention to the shopping carts, but there were a reasonable number of baskets left (I assume you just used those since you weren't buying much). It was decent when I was there, but it must've been a madhouse when you were there.

 

5) LOL!

 

6) Well, fortunately, we spent part of our lives in Brooklyn, so we have walking and taking transit programmed into us. I mean, my family used to regularly walk to the NY Aquarium and Coney Island (especially when the (Q) was shut down) and that was a little over a mile, depending on where we specifically went. So having spent a good part of my childhood walking, I'm used to it.

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3) Well, my dad does some of the shopping, but I do my share. I mean, it isn't too "generous" when you consider that it's not my own money that I'm spending.

 

True. Come to think of it I used to do some of the shopping sometimes too for my mom, but of course I got to pick out most of the stuff I wanted, so it was a win win situation. :cool: The one thing I have never done is really shop shop in terms of shopping for bargains. I'm used to going into a store and looking for what I want and if it isn't a ripoff just getting it, since I don't settle for the cheap sh*t. Of course what I do do is do price comparisons for the stuff I like to pick up and if I save there then I'm usually happy. I don't go crazy looking for additional savings, although I'm starting to get into that. The thing is I get enough savings from my Amex gold card by way of points and I get to use those points to pay off whatever charges I put onto the card, so that means some of my trips to Whole Foods I get for free by using points towards purchases. :cool:

 

4) I think all of the "true" organic milks (as in, they're certified organic) are in the organic aisle, but they have some of those "Skim Plus" milks and things like that.

 

Well Skim Plus is not organic, but it is natural. I know for a fact because if it was processed it wouldn't be carried by Whole Foods. I only get that if there is no organic milk around though.

 

And I wasn't really paying attention to the shopping carts, but there were a reasonable number of baskets left (I assume you just used those since you weren't buying much). It was decent when I was there, but it must've been a madhouse when you were there.

 

Ugh I was so cranky because it was crowded, but as usual people are just stupid and don't know how to move to the side with their effin cart. I went to get my Perriers, and all of these people are just there their friggin' carts looking like idiots so no one could get in or out. Then this black lady sees how irritated I am and my facial expression must've said get the f*ck out of my way you damn idiots and then she smiles and goes "Patience... Patience." I said "Yeah I'm waiting" as if to say I'm waiting for you morons to get the f*ck out of my way so I can get my Perrier. LOL

 

When I was leaving though was when it was worse and by then most of the good stuff had already been picked over. I had to get an 8 pack of Bounty because they didn't have anymore of the 2 packs, but it was only 10.99, so that works out to about $1.37 a roll and I usually pay $2.59 per roll, so that's a decent savings. :cool: I'll probably just get those or the 12 pack from now on since I had the paper towels in Whole Foods. :mad: :tdown:

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1) True. Come to think of it I used to do some of the shopping sometimes too for my mom, but of course I got to pick out most of the stuff I wanted, so it was a win win situation. :cool: The one thing I have never done is really shop shop in terms of shopping for bargains. I'm used to going into a store and looking for what I want and if it isn't a ripoff just getting it, since I don't settle for the cheap sh*t. Of course what I do do is do price comparisons for the stuff I like to pick up and if I save there then I'm usually happy. I don't go crazy looking for additional savings, although I'm starting to get into that. The thing is I get enough savings from my Amex gold card by way of points and I get to use those points to pay off whatever charges I put onto the card, so that means some of my trips to Whole Foods I get for free by using points towards purchases. :cool:

 

2) Well Skim Plus is not organic, but it is natural. I know for a fact because if it was processed it wouldn't be carried by Whole Foods. I only get that if there is no organic milk around though.

 

3) Ugh I was so cranky because it was crowded, but as usual people are just stupid and don't know how to move to the side with their effin cart. I went to get my Perriers, and all of these people are just there their friggin' carts looking like idiots so no one could get in or out. Then this black lady sees how irritated I am and my facial expression must've said get the f*ck out of my way you damn idiots and then she smiles and goes "Patience... Patience." I said "Yeah I'm waiting" as if to say I'm waiting for you morons to get the f*ck out of my way so I can get my Perrier. LOL

 

When I was leaving though was when it was worse and by then most of the good stuff had already been picked over. I had to get an 8 pack of Bounty because they didn't have anymore of the 2 packs, but it was only 10.99, so that works out to about $1.37 a roll and I usually pay $2.59 per roll, so that's a decent savings. :cool: I'll probably just get those or the 12 pack from now on since I had the paper towels in Whole Foods. :mad: :tdown:

 

1) Well, I started shopping when I realized that the food was often cheaper elsewhere, but my dad didn't have the time to go from store to store. So I decided to go to the few stores within walking distance (or a short bus ride away) and see if I could try to trim the costs.

 

Lately, though, we've just been getting our stuff from ShopRite because overall, the prices are lower there.

 

2) True, but I can't imagine a situation where there's no organic milk, though. I mean, it may not be the brand on sale, but there will be some organic milk available.

 

If we can't find organic milk at a reasonable price, we just get the regular milk. If it isn't organic, we see no point in paying close to what the price would be if it was organic.

 

3) I remember the first time I went, I waited a few minutes for the self-checkout line, and this woman was like breathing down my neck as I was making the purchase. It's like "Geez, I'm not going to move any faster by you standing right next to me". I took an extra minute to triple-bag my stuff (since I was on foot and didn't want bags to break), and I wasn't dilly-dallying or anything, and as I'm putting the last bag on, she presses "Start" and got pissed when the machine said something like "Item placed in bagging area. Remove the item before continuing". It's like "Geez. Just wait 2 more seconds and you can have the whole thing to yourself"

 

But yeah, it was really annoying to have to sqeeze by all of the carts. The back of the store (near the meat section and the freezers and everything) wasn't so bad, though, so I made a point to stay there as long as I could (instead of traveling between aisles by going through the front, I went through the back).

 

I've seen worse, though. Before the snowstorm this year, I think it was worse (partially because there were fewer self-checkout lines)

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3) I remember the first time I went, I waited a few minutes for the self-checkout line, and this woman was like breathing down my neck as I was making the purchase. It's like "Geez, I'm not going to move any faster by you standing right next to me". I took an extra minute to triple-bag my stuff (since I was on foot and didn't want bags to break), and I wasn't dilly-dallying or anything, and as I'm putting the last bag on, she presses "Start" and got pissed when the machine said something like "Item placed in bagging area. Remove the item before continuing". It's like "Geez. Just wait 2 more seconds and you can have the whole thing to yourself"

 

But yeah, it was really annoying to have to sqeeze by all of the carts. The back of the store (near the meat section and the freezers and everything) wasn't so bad, though, so I made a point to stay there as long as I could (instead of traveling between aisles by going through the front, I went through the back).

 

I've seen worse, though. Before the snowstorm this year, I think it was worse (partially because there were fewer self-checkout lines)

 

 

Yeah, most folks are civilized in there, but you have a few rude f*ckers and when that happens I don't say a word unless I get pushed to that point because my actions usually speak louder than my words. The first time I went there that late night after having some drinks and tapas in the city at that Spanish place in Grand Central w/my Venezuelan friend, this white trash dude that was working there at Shop Rite is going back and forth in the aisle that I'm in and refuses to say excuse me, especially with me being the customer. He kept squeezing right by me and I had to keep stepping to the side so he could get past. Eventually, I look at him and he acts like doesn't see me, so I said to myself I'm going to fix this f*cking rude prick. He's not going to keep walking by me and not saying excuse me, so I took my cart and made a point to bang it right into his hand and did it in a way that he couldn't say anything since he kept squeezing by me and not saying excuse me. :mad: Then I looked at him as if to say do you follow me now jack@ss? He shakes his hand as if to say that it hurt, looked in my direction and I gave him the look like yeah, now move the f*ck out of my way.

 

Yesterday I was civilized except for when I had to be a rude prick. People pretend like they zone out and don't see you and I'm like oh really? I'm 6'4" so I know you see me here, but you're going to block my way anyway and make me wait right? So I didn't say a word. I just proceeded with my cart and banged it right into the individual and dared them to say anything. I notice some of the black chicks that go there, the few that do frequent Shop Rite have a serious chip on their shoulder and they'll just bang right into you like you don't exist and a few of them I had to give the look to because I am not tolerating anybody just banging into me like that. In Whole Foods I rarely deal with that because everybody is civil and generally says excuse me or lets you go by.

 

Of course with Mariners Harbor and Port Richmond being close by, I would expect a few ghetto folks in there, but being from Brooklyn, I am not phased by it one bit. :P

 

The one time I did a problem in Whole Foods, I literally lost it. I was looking for an item and had asked for assistance and was standing in an aisle (but on the side) so as not to block the aisle, and this older white lady comes along and instead of saying excuse me, she makes a point to bang right into me as if to send me a message and at the time I was talking with the person that was helping me find the item, so I turn around now agitated at her rudeness and say, "Excuse me, but I didn't appreciate you banging into me like that." :mad: Then she made some remark about how I was taking up the whole aisle and I made the point that she had more than enough room to go around me and her banging into me wasn't necessary. Just when I think we've said our piece, she comes over and takes her items that she's holding in her hand and proceeds to put them into my basket and then she says, "Why don't you just buy the whole store?" :mad: I was well dressed and such so she clearly was trying to be a wise @ss with her comment and her putting her items in my basket as if to you say you can pay for this too. I was first in a state of shock and before I could even think, I proceeded to take her items and hurl them across the aisle on the floor and then I told her "Now get the f*ck outta here!" right in front of the Whole Foods guy that was helping me. His reaction was like "Oh sh*t" because he could see that I was becoming pissed, but I just wanted to make her @ss feel cheap for being such a wise @ss. I turned to the guy in a calm voice and said "Thank you sir" and calmly walked to the escalator to proceed back upstairs to look for the item up there. The lady, then completely embarassed, as folks were looking at her picking her items off of the floor, kept her mouth shut, realizing how stupid she had been. :cool:

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Yesterday I was civilized except for when I had to be a rude prick. People pretend like they zone out and don't see you and I'm like oh really? I'm 6'4" so I know you see me here, but you're going to block my way anyway and make me wait right? So I didn't say a word. I just proceeded with my cart and banged it right into the individual and dared them to say anything. I notice some of the black chicks that go there, the few that do frequent Shop Rite have a serious chip on their shoulder and they'll just bang right into you like you don't exist and a few of them I had to give the look to because I am not tolerating anybody just banging into me like that. In Whole Foods I rarely deal with that because everybody is civil and generally says excuse me or lets you go by.

 

Of course with Mariners Harbor and Port Richmond being close by, I would expect a few ghetto folks in there, but being from Brooklyn, I am not phased by it one bit. :P

 

The one time I did a problem in Whole Foods, I literally lost it. I was looking for an item and had asked for assistance and was standing in an aisle (but on the side) so as not to block the aisle, and this older white lady comes along and instead of saying excuse me, she makes a point to bang right into me as if to send me a message and at the time I was talking with the person that was helping me find the item, so I turn around now agitated at her rudeness and say, "Excuse me, but I didn't appreciate you banging into me like that." :mad: Then she made some remark about how I was taking up the whole aisle and I made the point that she had more than enough room to go around me and her banging into me wasn't necessary. Just when I think we've said our piece, she comes over and takes her items that she's holding in her hand and proceeds to put them into my basket and then she says, "Why don't you just buy the whole store?" :mad: I was well dressed and such so she clearly was trying to be a wise @ss with her comment and her putting her items in my basket as if to you say you can pay for this too. I was first in a state of shock and before I could even think, I proceeded to take her items and hurl them across the aisle on the floor and then I told her "Now get the f*ck outta here!" right in front of the Whole Foods guy that was helping me. His reaction was like "Oh sh*t" because he could see that I was becoming pissed, but I just wanted to make her @ss feel cheap for being such a wise @ss. I turned to the guy in a calm voice and said "Thank you sir" and calmly walked to the escalator to proceed back upstairs to look for the item up there. The lady, then completely embarassed, as folks were looking at her picking her items off of the floor, kept her mouth shut, realizing how stupid she had been. :cool:

 

The only time I recall making a scene in ShopRite was when the price scanned wrong, and the woman refused to get the price correct (I don't think they have the same policy as Whole Foods, where you get the item free if the price is wrong)

 

So finally, she goes and gets somebody to check the price out, and she comes out with a sale price that's still higher than the price it should've been. It was only a little bit higher (though I had like 10 of the item, so it added up to a couple of dollars), but I'm not going to stand there and have somebody say I'm wrong when I'm right (some people just accept it, but I'm not the type). I'm like "charge me the higher price, but just tell me that my price is correct", and we went on for a few minutes (holding up the line, but apparently, that's not important to them), and I left furious.

 

Luckily, it was a long walk home, so I had a chance to cool down.

 

But yeah, there's just some people who like to mess with people to see how they'll react. My attitude is "You leave me alone, and I'll leave you alone" (though, sometimes I break that attitude when I get on the bus in the morning, and start shouting for everybody to move to the back of the bus. I'll shove my way through, but I wouldn't grab somebody or anything)

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The only time I recall making a scene in ShopRite was when the price scanned wrong, and the woman refused to get the price correct (I don't think they have the same policy as Whole Foods, where you get the item free if the price is wrong)

 

So finally, she goes and gets somebody to check the price out, and she comes out with a sale price that's still higher than the price it should've been. It was only a little bit higher (though I had like 10 of the item, so it added up to a couple of dollars), but I'm not going to stand there and have somebody say I'm wrong when I'm right (some people just accept it, but I'm not the type). I'm like "charge me the higher price, but just tell me that my price is correct", and we went on for a few minutes (holding up the line, but apparently, that's not important to them), and I left furious.

 

Luckily, it was a long walk home, so I had a chance to cool down

 

But yeah, there's just some people who like to mess with people to see how they'll react. My attitude is "You leave me alone, and I'll leave you alone"(though, sometimes I break that attitude when I get on the bus in the morning, and start shouting for everybody to move to the back of the bus. I'll

shove my way through, but I wouldn't grab somebody or anything)

 

LMFAO That's funny I hate when supermarkets rip you off it says low price and it is scanned double.

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