The MyBB Shopping & Price Watch Thread

LazyLion

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This is a thread for us to keep watch on prices over time. Both in terms of what you have bought as well as communicating special deals and prices!

Here's how it works....

1) For Items you have bought...
Whenever you or your family or partner make a purchase, you copy the receipt to this thread. You don't have to include every single item or every single detail, but the most important facts to include are...
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
Name of Item (Brand is optional - but will help if you include it)
Size/weight of Item
Price paid for item

2) For Items you plan to buy...
Name of Item
Date of Intended Purchase
Place/Region of Purchase
Expected Cost

3) For special deals and bargains...
Name of Item
Normal Price of Item (if available)
Special bargain price of item
Store available
Period of deal/Length of deal/Expiry Date

Please use full names so that we can later search this thread to compare prices... after a year or so we should also be able to graph the increases. This can be our own little experiment to keep a watch on the Retailers and see if they are being realistic in their price increases. If you have old receipts which still show the date, feel free to include those as well. The best would be for us to keep a watch on most common items (Coffee, bread, sugar, pasta, etc.) as those will give us an indication of how much they change over time. It will also hopefully give us a better indication of where we should be shopping (and maybe the quality as well).
 
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LazyLion

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13 February 2009
Makro

5 Liter Castrol GTX Motor Oil = R122.00
250 g Geisha Soap Bars = R7.95
275 Ml Cobra Touch Furniture Polish = R10.99
Twinsaver Toilet Rolls 15's = R40.95
5 Kg Selati White Sugar = R32.95
Freshpak Rooibos Tea (160 bags) = R24.95
Trinco Tea Bags (200 bags) = R22.49
Coffee Creamer First Value 1 Kg = R21.99
7Up Free cool drink 2 Liter = R9.99
 

LazyLion

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3 March 2009
Pick and Pay

30 Large Eggs - Wolfhaardt = R32.95
Pick and Pay Crisps 125g = R7.49
Doritos Chips 150g = R6.59
Simba 12g Chips = R7.99
Duracell 4 x AAA batteries = R43.90
Duracell 2 x AA batteries = R29.99
500 gram Sandwich Ham = R30.81
one dozen round white rolls = R10.50
Lite Chicken Nuggets Frozen 400g = R26.49
Medium Curry Powder PnP 100g = R6.99
Koo Red Kidney Beans normal Can = R11.49
Dewfresh Sour Cream = R8.19
PnP 500g Spaghetti Noodles = R7.99
Ital Pizza 4 Pizza Bases = R26.89
Clover 2l 2% low fat milk = R19.99
Twinsaver Toilet Rolls 15's = R37.49
 

waynegohl

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shoprite/usave
25/2/9

toastie white bread - R5.69
toastie brown bread 700g - R6.55
frozen chicken livers - R4.99
jive 2lt - R8.99
coke can 330ml - R4.89
 

LazyLion

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Pick and Pay

4/3/2009 = Blue Label Marie Biscuits = R6.99
6/3/2009 = Ricoffy Coffee Tin 750g = R44.99
 
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Keeper

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Sandwich Barron

Chicken Mayo and Avo sandwich = R14,95
 

Russ4

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WantItAll.co.za

Bottle of HP sauce = R642
Bottle of V8 Juice = R1,099
 

Jewelbox

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1 Carton John Player Cigs (10x20) = R249.52 3 weeks ago it cost R233.49 at Pick 'n Pay.
 

LazyLion

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Pick 'n Pay
11/03/2009

Pick and Pay White Sugar 2.5 Kg = R14.49
Freshpak Rooibos Tagless Tea Bags 160s 400g = R26.99
My Creemer Coffee Creamer 1 Kg = R21.99
 

Sackboy

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15th March 2009
Pick 'n Pay (normal stores)
Appletiser 750Ml (all flavours) R9.99
 

LazyLion

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15 March 2009
Pick and Pay
7-up Free 2 Litre = R11.19

Looks like most of us shop at Pick and Pay! :p
 

Stokstert

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Warning to Spar shoppers.

If something is on a special at Spar, make sure that you are charged the correct price.

They had a Friday the 13th special at Top Spar for Brutal Fruit for R32.99. Serene street Top Spar charged me R44.95. After complaints to the owner he said he did not know of the special.

At same Spar Eggs on special R14.99 for 18, no stock.

At Atterbury Spar Eggs on special R14.99 for 18, got charged R22.95. Got same answer, owner said he did not know of the special.

I tried three different Spars with the same results on Friday. As this was not the first time with Spar, I made a point to catch them out.
 
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Sackboy

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On the subject of specials, Engen Woolworths outlets say they don't follow WW specials, so the prices may be different in those Qikstop stores.
 

metalcore

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Warning to Spar shoppers.

If something is on a special at Spar, make sure that you are charged the correct price.

They had a Friday the 13th special at Top Spar for Brutal Fruit for R32.99. Serene street Top Spar charged me R44.95. After complaints to the owner he said he did not know of the special.

At same Spar Eggs on special R14.99 for 18, no stock.

At Atterbury Spar Eggs on special R14.99 for 18, got charged R22.95. Got same answer, owner said he did not know of the special.

I tried three different Spars with the same results on Friday. As this was not the first time with Spar, I made a point to catch them out.
Spar is like that. The owners try their own luck all the time. I have had this happen to me already. I got overcharged for 2L Cokes that I was especially sent to Spar to get. The owner didnt know about the discount price, but he phoned somewhere and they told him the right price so he corrected it.

Spar stores seem to be run by the individual owners who rule like kings over their domain. I once saw a guy have a dispute over something, I think it was an incorrect price, at the Spar in Bellville with the owner. The owner would not be told anything and proceeded to assualt the guy when the guy wanted to complain and forced him out of the store.

Stuff like that keeps me away from Spar, I prefer Pick n Pay.
 

ld13

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Nom Nom Nom

Pick 'n Pay Stellenbosch

18 March
R19.89 1 x Pringles 170g
R34.99 2 x Pringles 170g [Special combo pack]

19 March
R19.89 1 x Pringles 170g
R24.99 2 x Pringles 170g [Special combo pack]

Special was only supposed to start on 20/03/2009 :D
Will run till 13th of April in most of the P'nP stores in the Western Cape.

I already stocked up for Winter. :cool:

Nom Nom Nom...
 

gregmcc

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Teasers - CT

1 x lap dance R100 :D

/me digs through wallet:

PnP - Durbanville
19 Feb

200g Crisp Lettuce R11.99
CReam Crackers 200g R8.99
Vita Snack Chilli R11.99
Intell Flex W Powder 1kg R29.99
P/Sauce Beef Bolognaise R21.95
Carry Bag plastic 24L R0.25



What could be nice if is we setup a SQL DB with a front end to keep track of this.

Sounds like a fun project to start :)
 

LazyLion

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What could be nice if is we setup a SQL DB with a front end to keep track of this.

Sounds like a fun project to start :)
so do it already! but I get dibs on all the advertising revenue! :p
 

alisiaoh

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Pick n' Pay - Rosebank Mall

30 March 2009

Jacobs Day and Night 200g - R87.99 - WTF????
Nescafe Classic 200g - R44.99
 

remybfg10k

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Order Confirmation
26 March 2009

Sub Barcode Product Description Unit of measure Qty Price Total Price
Baby Room / Baby Food / Growing Up Food
No 06001049065702 Parmalat Uht First Growth Milk 1 L per lt 2.00 12.99 25.98
Bakery / Bread / Health & Seed Loaves
No 06001710009516 Sasko Seedloaf 800 GR per kg 2.00 8.79 17.58
Bakery / Bread / Wholewheat Bread
No 06009629180203 Blue ribbon Wholegrain Sliced Bread 700 GR per kg 2.00 7.39 14.78
Beverages / Carbonated Soft Drinks / Coca Cola
No 05449000009067 Coca-cola Coke Plastic Bottle 2 L per lt 2.00 12.79 25.58
No 05449000131843 Coca-cola Zero 2 L per lt 1.00 12.79 12.79
Beverages / Cordials & Squashes / Cordials
No 00000060056696 Roses Kola Tonic 750 ML per lt 1.00 19.99 19.99
Beverages / Long Life Fruit Juice / Kids Juices
No 06001240100721 Ceres Junior Grape & Raspberry Juice 1 L per lt 1.00 11.99 11.99
No 06001240100301 Ceres Junior Tropical Fruit Juice 1 L per lt 1.00 11.99 11.99
Beverages / Milk Flavourants / Hot Drink
No 06001068379200 Nestle Hot Chocolate 500 GR per kg 1.00 33.99 33.99
Butchery / Pork / Chops
No 02597710000000 Pnp butchery Budget Pork Chops 1 PK per kg 1.00 39.95 39.95
Cheese Bar / Cheddar Cheese / Cheddar Portions
No 00000001000917 Pnp choice Cheddar Cheese 6Months Mature 300 GR per kg 1.00 20.99 20.99
Chilled Foods / Prepacked Meats / Bacon & Maken
No 06001007090814 Pnp choice Shoulder Bacon 250 GR per kg 1.00 18.39 18.39
Chilled Foods / Prepacked Meats / Sausages
No 06001336020452 Eskort Beef Sausages 375 GR per kg 2.00 24.99 49.98
Chilled Foods / Yoghurt / Kids Yoghurt
No 06001180016717 Kids yoghurt 100Gr Berry Yoghurt 6 Each 6 EA for 1 1.00 10.99 10.99
Chilled Foods / Yoghurt / Low Fat Yoghurts 175Ml
No 06005239000306 Moorddrift Apricot Yoghurt 175 ML per lt 2.00 4.29 8.58
No 06005239000313 Moorddrift Granadilla Yoghurt 175 ML per lt 2.00 4.29 8.58
No 06005239000320 Moorddrift Strawberry Yoghurt 175 ML per lt 1.00 4.29 4.29
Cigarettes & Tobacco / Cigarettes / Peter Stuyvesant
No 06001237015823 Peter stuyvesant Extra Mild Hinge Lid 20S 20 EA for 1 3.00 20.30 60.90
Dairy And Eggs / Cream / Cream
No 06001299026430 Clover Dairy Cream Uht 500 ML per lt 1.00 21.99 21.99
Dairy And Eggs / Cultured Milk / Maas & Mageu
No 06009616048875 Inkomazi Maas 500 GR per kg 2.00 6.99 13.98
Dairy And Eggs / Long Life Milk / Fat Free & Skim Milk
No 06001299002458 Clover Long Life Fat Free Ultra Milk 1 L per lt 2.00 7.99 15.98
Frozen Foods / Ice Cream & Ice Cubes / Ice Cubes And Lollies
No 06001663000042 Jolly jumbo Long Popsicles 10X100Ml 10 EA for 1 1.00 10.99 10.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Fruit / Bananas
No 06001007037048 Pick n pay Organic Bananas 1 EA for 1 1.00 11.99 11.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Fruit / Citrus Fruits
No 06001007064112 Pick'n pay Soft Citrus 1 KG per kg 1.00 12.99 12.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Vegetables / Cabbage & Brussel Sprouts
No 06001007059460 Pick'n pay Young Cabbage 1 EA for 1 1.00 8.99 8.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Vegetables / Carrots
No 06001007048259 Pick'n pay Carrots Bag 500 GR per kg 1.00 5.95 5.95
Fruit & Vegetables / Vegetables / Celery Leeks & Spinach
No 06001007041595 Pick'n pay Spinach 300 GR per kg 1.00 6.99 6.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Vegetables / Corn
No 06001007074913 Pick'n pay Green Mielies 4 EA for 1 1.00 12.99 12.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Vegetables / Lettuce
No 06001007051334 Pick'n pay Pre Packed Red Lettuce 100 GR per kg 1.00 7.99 7.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Vegetables / Potatoes
No 06001007051983 Pick'n pay Washed Potatoes 2 KG per kg 1.00 17.99 17.99
No 06001007059767 Pick'n pay Sweet Potatoes 1 KG per kg 1.00 11.99 11.99
Fruit & Vegetables / Vegetables / Squashes
No 06001007022129 Pick'n pay Gem Squash 5 EA for 1 1.00 10.99 10.99
No 06001007051433 Pick n pay Diced Butternut 500 GR per kg 1.00 11.99 11.99
Groceries / Canned Fish / Tuna
No 06001007025373 No name Solid Tuna In Spring Water 170 GR per kg 2.00 9.49 18.98
Groceries / Canned Fruit / Pineapples
No 06005044002601 Rhodes Pineapple Rings 440 GR per kg 1.00 11.79 11.79
Groceries / Canned Vegetables / Tomatoes
No 06001097636206 Farmgirl Tomato & Onion Mix 400 GR per kg 1.00 5.99 5.99
Groceries / Cooking Oil / Sunflower Oil
No 06001007162146 Pick n pay Sunflower oil 750 ML per lt 1.00 9.89 9.89
Groceries / Pasta & Sauces / Spaghetti And Macaroni
No 06009522300210 Fatti's&moni's FATTI'S&MONI'S ELBOW MACARONI 500GR 500 GR per kg 1.00 10.99 10.99
Groceries / Powdered Cook In Sauce / Potato Wedges And Bakes
No 06009001011583 Knorr Cheese & Bacon Potato Bake 43 GR per kg 1.00 6.69 6.69
Groceries / Prepared Cook In Sauce / All Purpose Sauces
No 06001087315821 Knorr Sweet and Sour Cook in Sauce 48 GR per kg 1.00 6.69 6.69
Groceries / Sauces & Condiments / Gravy & Worcestershire Sauce
No 06009001001256 Knorr Roast Meat Gravy 39 GR per kg 1.00 6.29 6.29
Groceries / Sauces & Condiments / Mustard
No 00000093718653 Masterfoods Hot English Mustard 175 GR per kg 1.00 17.59 17.59
Groceries / Soups & Thickeners / Instant Soup
No 06001089025711 Knorr cup a soup Chicken Noodle Cup A Soup 4 EA for 1 1.00 7.59 7.59
Groceries / Sugar & Sweeteners / Brown Sugar
No 06001345200401 Selati Golden Brown Sugar 1 KG per kg 1.00 7.29 7.29
Household Cleaning / Household Cleaners / Oven Cleaners
No 06001106104917 Zeb Fume Free Oven Cleaner 275 ML per lt 1.00 33.99 33.99
Snacks And Biscuits / Biscuits / Rusks
No 06001069206093 Nola Muesli Rusks 500 GR per kg 1.00 19.99 19.99
Snacks And Biscuits / Chips And Popcorn / Popcorn
No 06001007039363 No name Popcorn 500 GR per kg 1.00 7.29 7.29
Snacks And Biscuits / Chips And Popcorn / Puffs & Curls
No 06001032014007 Willards Cheese Curls 150 GR per kg 1.00 6.99 6.99
No 06009510800197 Simba Ghost Pops 100 GR per kg 1.00 6.99 6.99
Snacks And Biscuits / Dried Fruit & Nuts / Fruit Rolls & Strips
No 06001020013128 Cedric the crow Jungle Bite Fruit Flakes 4 EA for 1 1.00 12.99 12.99
Snacks And Biscuits / Peanuts & Pretzels / Peanuts & Raisins
No 06001512003347 Messaris Peanuts & Raisins 200 GR per kg 2.00 8.99 17.98
Sweets & Chocolates / Chewing Gum / Clorets
No 06001065080901 Clorets Arctic Mint Sugar Free Gum 1 EA for 1 2.00 5.29 10.58



Goods: R 807.69
Discount: R 0.00
Delivery: R 60.00
Total: R 867.69
 
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