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Thread: Comparison of grocery basket - Pick N Pay, Woolworths And Shoprite - Carte Blanche

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    Default Comparison of grocery basket - Pick N Pay, Woolworths And Shoprite - Carte Blanche

    With Carte Blance recently doing a consumer watch for comparing items, there is a website that has been monitoring this for more than a month already . Check out the price comparison site of grocery items - for full list of items with graph go to http://www.myshoppingdeals.co.za/ and click on the grocery comparison section. It lists a basket of items and tracks it every week. so you can see escalation of prices. No more tricking us Pick n Pay.

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    The grocery comparison is quite interesting, for the quality of products I'd rather spend the extra R20 and go to Woolies. As for the rest of the site, Jump & Pricecheck do a better job.
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    Looks pretty, but it's almost worthless once you add price collusion into the picture, and there can be little doubt about that going on.
    Producers colluding on supplier pricing, suppliers colluding on re-sale, supermarkets colluding on retail pricing... could be at one level, could be at all three and you can't know from the figures you see on a retail price comparison.
    It might be useful for spotting loss-leaders, but then you gotta be disciplined when you get to the shop

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    Ricoffy 750g:
    Shoprite 39.99
    Woolworths 48.99
    Pick n Pay 49.99

    Wow BIG difference there!

    what about trade centre & makro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomthumb View Post
    With Carte Blance recently doing a consumer watch for comparing items, there is a website that has been monitoring this for more than a month already . Check out the price comparison site of grocery items - for full list of items with graph go to http://www.myshoppingdeals.co.za/ and click on the grocery comparison section. It lists a basket of items and tracks it every week. so you can see escalation of prices. No more tricking us Pick n Pay.
    But Pick n Pay is cheaper on that site.
    Shoprite checkers is tricking us then??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeper View Post
    Ricoffy 750g:
    Shoprite 39.99
    Woolworths 48.99
    Pick n Pay 49.99

    Wow BIG difference there!

    what about trade centre & makro?
    Ja, but what that site doesn't show you is that you can get Pick and Pay no name brand coffee for the same price as Shoprite.

    If you are willing to buy Pick and Pay no name brand stuff, then they are one of the cheapest I have found. usually even better than Makro and always comparable to Shoprite (which I find to be a dirtier shopping experience).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeper View Post
    Ricoffy 750g:
    Shoprite 39.99
    Woolworths 48.99
    Pick n Pay 49.99

    Wow BIG difference there!

    what about trade centre & makro?
    that's not coffee, that is ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necuno View Post
    that's not coffee, that is ****.
    exactly what i was thinking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyvdh View Post
    Ja, but what that site doesn't show you is that you can get Pick and Pay no name brand coffee for the same price as Shoprite.

    If you are willing to buy Pick and Pay no name brand stuff, then they are one of the cheapest I have found. usually even better than Makro and always comparable to Shoprite (which I find to be a dirtier shopping experience).
    That just defeats the purpose of comparing items which are the same.

    No use comparing a citi golf and a corsa lite from 2 dealers.

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    Never trust anyone with a post count less than 150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlaQ_PhoeniX View Post
    That just defeats the purpose of comparing items which are the same.

    No use comparing a citi golf and a corsa lite from 2 dealers.
    It's coffee. Either you like it or you don't. If you want fancy coffee go pay R75 for 500 Grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyvdh View Post
    It's coffee. Either you like it or you don't. .
    It's chicory
    Root chicory (Cichorium intybus var. sativum) has been in cultivation in Europe as a coffee substitute. The roots are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive, especially in the Mediterranean region (where the plant is native), although its use as a coffee additive is also very popular in India, parts of Southeast Asia and southern United States, particularly in New Orleans. It has also been popular as a coffee substitute in poorer economic areas, and has gained wider popularity during economic crises such as the Great Depression in the 1930s. Chicory, with sugar beet and rye was used as an ingredient of the East German Mischkaffee (mixed coffee), introduced during the "coffee crisis" of 1976-79.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyvdh View Post
    It's coffee. Either you like it or you don't. If you want fancy coffee go pay R75 for 500 Grams.
    Obviously not a coffee drinker.

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