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(Some Guy)   Massachusetts Whole Foods store slashes prices to the ... what's the opposite of "to the bone?"   (theswellesleyreport.com) divider line 53
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2014-03-12 03:38:09 PM  
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2014-03-12 03:52:01 PM  
to the enfattenment?
 
2014-03-12 03:52:49 PM  
This is news?
 
2014-03-12 03:54:05 PM  
"To the nope?"

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-12 03:55:03 PM  
So a community had a discount grocer sell out to a Whole Foods and they expected prices to drop?

I don't even know where to start with this one.
 
2014-03-12 04:01:10 PM  
I was in the Whole Paycheck Foods today for lunch.
On Friday, apple pies will be on sale for 10 bucks instead of 17.
Wow.
 
2014-03-12 04:03:00 PM  
To the epidermis.
 
2014-03-12 04:12:03 PM  
In other words, minute clerical errors are news?

Tonight on the 10 o'clock news: local man addresses envelope, drops comma between city and state-neighbors shocked, community leader calls for action.

"He always seemed like a nice guy. Everyone has a private life behind closed doors, but who would think of this happening right on their own street? I mean, my kids walk by his house every day for chrissakes."
 
2014-03-12 04:13:20 PM  
HotIgneous Intruder:
I was in the Whole Paycheck Foods today for lunch.
On Friday, apple pies will be on sale for 10 bucks instead of 17.
Wow.


And yet, you were in there. Why do people complain about or mock things as thought they're not actively involved in them?
 
2014-03-12 04:14:15 PM  
Well, there's also non-tip tips at Trader Joe's

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This one seen at Tom Thumb / Safeway

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2014-03-12 04:21:38 PM  
I dunno, subby. I'd call getting whole foods to lower ANY price by even a cent is a miracle.
 
2014-03-12 04:39:00 PM  

guitarpick8120: HotIgneous Intruder:
I was in the Whole Paycheck Foods today for lunch.
On Friday, apple pies will be on sale for 10 bucks instead of 17.
Wow.

And yet, you were in there. Why do people complain about or mock things as thought they're not actively involved in them?


I'm happy you asked that question. Since I live in a world that I don't see in mere black and white terms, I'm able to parse my reality. That's the key. Some of the nonsense I see inside the Whole Foods is just silly. Artisanal this and that for double the price of normal food of the same kind elsewhere.
I was in there for the $8.25/lb buffet. Had some nice chicken legs, roast new potatoes, mac and cheese and a good oatmeal raisin cookie for desert. The food was as good as in a restaurant.
Additionally, the women, for the most part, are pretty good looking there and I am a solemn, dedicated appreciator of the yoga pants, so there you go.
Most of life is a compromise in one way or another and if you toss the baby with the bath water, you'll never progress emotionally or materially, sexually, or psychologically beyond the social level of reactive trailer trash.

/Yes, yoga pants.
 
2014-03-12 04:41:57 PM  
The chocolate ration has been increased to 20 grams.
 
2014-03-12 04:47:16 PM  

antron: The chocolate ration has been increased to 20 grams.


They will often change the size of what you are buying to be smaller than raising the price. Then jack up the price and give you 20% more same price.
 
2014-03-12 04:49:31 PM  
I spent a summer working for an organic food company that distributed their products exclusively through Whole Foods. I hawked product in and around about a dozen different Whole Foods in the San Francisco Bay Area (think Billy Mays with organic salsa and a folding table). In my anecdotal experience, the people who most commonly shop at Whole Foods don't give a f*ck about the prices. The picture in the linked article is humorous, but hardly newsworthy.

Which, I guess, is why it's on Fark.
 
2014-03-12 04:50:15 PM  
the food industry knows just how much math the average American learned in Public Schools.


these are the same people who think they have a real shot at winning the Power Ball lottery if they just keep playing for the next 1000 years.
 
2014-03-12 04:50:55 PM  
Well, given that 'bone' is often a euphemism for penis, I'd suggest the opposite is the vagina. And a euphemism for that is typically, keeping with food, 'clam'.

So, I present slashed to the clam, as the opposite.
 
2014-03-12 04:51:05 PM  
Give 'em Less
Charge 'em More.


THAT's how ya' become a Billionaire in 'merica.
 
2014-03-12 04:56:58 PM  

Intrepid00: They will often change the size of what you are buying to be smaller than raising the price. Then jack up the price and give you 20% more same price.


This is why I stopped buying yogurt (from all grocery stores, not just WF) - my choices are "shot glass cup" or "industrial vat" (and the "industrial vat" size is not for fun flavors).

Rending of garments, gnashing of teeth, etc.

// but for some reason, they now sell 24oz boxes of cereal, which may be proof of Divine Love
 
2014-03-12 04:57:34 PM  
To the pain.
 
2014-03-12 05:05:53 PM  
Is this yet another tired "Look they dropped it by a penny!" post, or are they pointing to what seems to be the ORIGINAL price of $11.99 there? If it's the first one, this joke was tired about 15 years ago, when the internet was in its 'toddler' phase.

Intrepid00: antron: The chocolate ration has been increased to 20 grams.

They will often change the size of what you are buying to be smaller than raising the price. Then jack up the price and give you 20% more same price.


This sometimes happens... You'll see the price go up on the same size for awhile, but every once in awhile, the box gets smaller. We've noticed this recently with Oreo cookies at the store for some reason. The package is like 25% smaller, but we don't usually buy them, so I'm not sure why we noticed.

Like I said though, prices will increase until they get a pushback from outraged consumers(Much like what happened about 4 years ago), then they say "OK, we won't raise prices for awhile.", and then they continue by doing like you said and changing the package size. That's just usually the final step, not the common one.
 
2014-03-12 05:09:42 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-12 05:14:03 PM  
In this particular case they slashed prices to the skin.
 
2014-03-12 05:17:09 PM  

kroonermanblack: Well, given that 'bone' is often a euphemism for penis, I'd suggest the opposite is the vagina. And a euphemism for that is typically, keeping with food, 'clam'.

So, I present slashed to the clam, as the opposite.


Keeping with your analogy, though, aren't "clams" already slashed? Or at least gashed?
 
2014-03-12 05:18:00 PM  
Heamer:  the people who most commonly shop at Whole Foods don't give a f*ck about the prices.

True. They do their research and only put them at certain locations where they know it will succeed.
I only go to Whole Foods for the fresh-grind peanut butter. That stuff is amazing and I'm not aware of any other place near me that offers it.

Also, Whole Foods is the only place I've seen the stereotypical Jewish woman arguing over cuts of meat using her hands and cliche Jewish mannerisms.
 
2014-03-12 05:19:17 PM  
We're....slashing....prices.....with a straight....razor

We slaughtered pig after pig, cow after cow, chicken after chicken
 
2014-03-12 05:20:19 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-03-12 05:21:59 PM  

Heamer: I spent a summer working for an organic food company that distributed their products exclusively through Whole Foods. I hawked product in and around about a dozen different Whole Foods in the San Francisco Bay Area (think Billy Mays with organic salsa and a folding table). In my anecdotal experience, the people who most commonly shop at Whole Foods don't give a f*ck about the prices. The picture in the linked article is humorous, but hardly newsworthy.

Which, I guess, is why it's on Fark.


and given that this whole foods is in wellesley ma, an upscale suburb of the city of boston where the median home price is over one million dollars, none of those people care either
 
2014-03-12 05:52:09 PM  

Linux_Yes: the food industry knows just how much math the average American learned in Public Schools.


these are the same people who think they have a real shot at winning the Power Ball lottery if they just keep playing for the next 1000 years.


They do have a real shot at winning. I just isn't a good one. Statistically speaking if they keep playing the exact same numbers every time it does increase their odds of winning. It still isn't good odds and most people would be better served by speculating on cheap stocks, but then I suppose you can't put a price on hope.
 
2014-03-12 06:19:04 PM  
The more insidious method is to mask a price hike by first putting the item on sale for a while and make the sale look bigger by basing the savings on the higher price.
 
2014-03-12 06:23:04 PM  

Hacker_X: They do have a real shot at winning. I just isn't a good one. Statistically speaking if they keep playing the exact same numbers every time it does increase their odds of winning. It still isn't good odds and most people would be better served by speculating on cheap stocks, but then I suppose you can't put a price on hope.


There is nothing that says you can't have the same winning numbers in a row. You cannot increase your odds of winning through any means other than buying more tickets.

That said, Whole Foods is only good if you go for the right staples. I go for bread and the $3 wine.
 
2014-03-12 06:46:44 PM  

Your blog wicked sucks.

 
2014-03-12 06:47:34 PM  
I go for bread and the $3 wine.

stay away from the cheap Merlot, it gave both my wife and myself weird nightmares after we drank it. the Cab was good tho
 
2014-03-12 06:52:31 PM  

Hacker_X: Linux_Yes: the food industry knows just how much math the average American learned in Public Schools.


these are the same people who think they have a real shot at winning the Power Ball lottery if they just keep playing for the next 1000 years.

They do have a real shot at winning. I just isn't a good one. Statistically speaking if they keep playing the exact same numbers every time it does increase their odds of winning. It still isn't good odds and most people would be better served by speculating on cheap stocks, but then I suppose you can't put a price on hope.



statistically, you have around a 1 in 3 million chance of being struck by lightning.  the odds of winning the lottery are many many times that.
 
2014-03-12 06:52:49 PM  
"Many Wellesley residents have fond memories of the old Star Market Bread and Circus and mourned its passing. "

Isn't that what was in that space, previously, and Whole Foods bought them out?
 
2014-03-12 07:52:29 PM  
HotIgneousIntruder: I was in there for the $8.25/lb buffet. Had some nice chicken legs, roast new potatoes, mac and cheese and a good oatmeal raisin cookie for desert. The food was as good as in a restaurant...Additionally, the women, for the most part, are pretty good looking there and I am a solemn, dedicated appreciator of the yoga pants, so there you go.

FYI, the majority of the food on the hot bar is prepared in 1,000 gallon tilt kettles in an industrial kitchen, not at your local Whole Foods.  Most stuff comes in a 2 gallon plastic bag, gets reheated in a steamer, and then gets sent out to the bar.  NTTAWWT, just thought you should know.

On another note, yes, the yoga pants are (generally) awesome.  LOTS of eye candy at our local WF.
 
2014-03-12 08:06:33 PM  
to the vag?

/got nothin.
//DNRTFA
 
2014-03-12 08:27:14 PM  
Fubini: In other words, minute clerical errors are news?

Probably not a clerical error.  More likely the result of automation combined with "follow the rules not common sense" corporate policies.  Most chain retailers generate sales prices via computerized algorithms that aren't designed to check to see if a sale price is anything other than lower than the current price.  Combine that with store and corporate policies that say to put out the Sale! signs no matter what they say, and you end up with situations like that in TFA.

[CSB]
When I worked at Best Buy a number of years ago, one of the items on sale that week was a package of ground coffee.  The computer generated shelf tag offered an extended warranty on the coffee for only $9.99.
[/CSB]
 
2014-03-12 08:39:14 PM  

Adolf Hipster: Hacker_X: They do have a real shot at winning. I just isn't a good one. Statistically speaking if they keep playing the exact same numbers every time it does increase their odds of winning. It still isn't good odds and most people would be better served by speculating on cheap stocks, but then I suppose you can't put a price on hope.

There is nothing that says you can't have the same winning numbers in a row. You cannot increase your odds of winning through any means other than buying more tickets.

That said, Whole Foods is only good if you go for the right staples. I go for bread and the $3 wine.


Like I said. Purely speaking of statistics. Realistically it isn't likely to make a difference. The same number could keep coming up again and again but the odds quickly start getting so long that you have to use large exponents. At least if you keep picking the same numbers every time to don't start kicking yourself when the winning numbers come up as something you had in a previous drawing.
 
2014-03-12 08:55:58 PM  

Hacker_X: Adolf Hipster: Hacker_X: They do have a real shot at winning. I just isn't a good one. Statistically speaking if they keep playing the exact same numbers every time it does increase their odds of winning. It still isn't good odds and most people would be better served by speculating on cheap stocks, but then I suppose you can't put a price on hope.

There is nothing that says you can't have the same winning numbers in a row. You cannot increase your odds of winning through any means other than buying more tickets.

That said, Whole Foods is only good if you go for the right staples. I go for bread and the $3 wine.

Like I said. Purely speaking of statistics. Realistically it isn't likely to make a difference. The same number could keep coming up again and again but the odds quickly start getting so long that you have to use large exponents. At least if you keep picking the same numbers every time to don't start kicking yourself when the winning numbers come up as something you had in a previous drawing.


Heads.

/tosses the coin again and looks at Guildenstern
 
2014-03-12 09:30:57 PM  

oryx: In this particular case they slashed prices to the skin.


They shaved the price.
 
2014-03-12 09:58:04 PM  
Took me a second.

Then I blew half an unvoiced Ha through my lips.
 
2014-03-12 10:20:59 PM  

Linux_Yes: Give 'em Less
Charge 'em More.


THAT's how ya' become a Billionaire in 'merica.


Not saying you are completely wrong but privatizing profits while socializing costs is at least as important.
 
2014-03-12 10:46:08 PM  

treecologist: Linux_Yes: Give 'em Less
Charge 'em More.


THAT's how ya' become a Billionaire in 'merica.

Not saying you are completely wrong but privatizing profits while socializing costs is at least as important.


And getting Fox News to tell us it's great, and that Obama (the black devil) hates it. And that it will mean Obamacare will fail!!!!!

Dear god I hate that channel so much.  I hated CNN almost as much when my office left the TV on it for 9 hours a day instead. But CNN doesn't have Nancy Grace and such overt hatesermons.
 
2014-03-12 10:55:57 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Heamer:  the people who most commonly shop at Whole Foods don't give a f*ck about the prices.

True. They do their research and only put them at certain locations where they know it will succeed.
I only go to Whole Foods for the fresh-grind peanut butter. That stuff is amazing and I'm not aware of any other place near me that offers it.

Also, Whole Foods is the only place I've seen the stereotypical Jewish woman arguing over cuts of meat using her hands and cliche Jewish mannerisms.


I picked up some fresh-ground almond butter at my local HEB.
 
2014-03-12 11:31:05 PM  

kroonermanblack: treecologist: Linux_Yes: Give 'em Less
Charge 'em More.


THAT's how ya' become a Billionaire in 'merica.

Not saying you are completely wrong but privatizing profits while socializing costs is at least as important.

And getting Fox News to tell us it's great, and that Obama (the black devil) hates it. And that it will mean Obamacare will fail!!!!!

Dear god I hate that channel so much.  I hated CNN almost as much when my office left the TV on it for 9 hours a day instead. But CNN doesn't have Nancy Grace and such overt hatesermons.


 Let the hate coarse through your veins. Feel the power of the dark side. Derp Derp Derp.

Anyways, I love Whole Foods for select items and I don't like eating pesticides.
 
2014-03-13 12:37:55 AM  
Least it's not as bad as my local Fred Meyers... Last two times I was there a 20oz Coke cost $1.69. A 1L bottle cost a whopping... $1.69. And no neither was on sale or anything.
 
2014-03-13 02:28:07 AM  
Well, they are technically correct: The best kind of correct.
 
2014-03-13 09:44:59 AM  

Smoking GNU: This is news?


No, this is Fark.
 
2014-03-13 10:53:25 AM  

treecologist: Linux_Yes: Give 'em Less
Charge 'em More.


THAT's how ya' become a Billionaire in 'merica.

Not saying you are completely wrong but privatizing profits while socializing costs is at least as important.



True.  its worked wonders for many at the top.  they have many tools in their arsenal.
 
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