August 6, 2008 at 6:59 am #244495
Launched today buy the Federal Govt. Seems pretty flaky at the moment. Hopefully it gets better with time :tup:
and this from the SMHAugust 6, 2008 at 7:09 am #361560baringaparkMember
Thanks Eliice, will check it out :tup:August 6, 2008 at 7:27 am #361561busywomanMember
Thanks for the link. I have had a quick look at my area – funny thing is, it lists Franklins in the comparison and we certainly don’t have one in the area!
In my humble opinion I can’t see how watching the grocery prices is going to save money for the consumer. Kevin Rudd promised assistance for working families and considering that grocery prices have very little to do with price colusion or profiteering, I am not sure how watching the prices will make the slighest difference when factors such as drought and export pricing have greater influence.
I heard a farmer on Radio National this morning saying that he used to get 50% of the cost of peas that the consumer purchased. Now he gets 10% of the price that is charged! Who will want to go into farming as a career and then where will the city food come from ???
I think as self reliant/ community minded people we need to watch our own grocery prices. If your bill is getting too high, cut out some of the convenience items and go for more basic items. You can cut your grocery bill straight away by avoiding products that have GST. If you look on your docket you can see that the processed foods attract GST while the basics don’t. You can also look at keeping a price book and shopping only when things are on sale. This makes for a tremendous saving.
So… “grocery watch” hey ? I will be conducting my own grocery watch as per usual. Anyone with me ?August 6, 2008 at 7:33 am #361562kathyMember
What a waste of time I wonder how much that rubbish cost to set up .Thanks for the link Elle;)good to know where our tax dollar is being spent .Cant see how much good it does for the average struggler .No figures for our area for Aldi which is where we do a lot of shopping and what does independants cover ?Very vague:tdown:August 6, 2008 at 7:38 am #361563
Independents covers all the little ones like convenience shops, IGA, Spar etc etc. IGA should be separated I think because I find alot of their pricing beats woolies and coles. Their specials are usually really good.
I think going through the junk mail every week gives a better result than that website. At least the prices are current and relevant to the shops you use and products you purchase.August 6, 2008 at 8:33 am #361564GiannaMember
Not impressed so far. :pAugust 6, 2008 at 8:35 am #361565Comfortable HippyMember
I want the coles/woolies ordering system linked to a website like this. Not someone wandering around with a sample basket. The prices they set in their system is then openly displayed. You can then log in and select your groceries and compare all local stores. Bring on computer aided transparency.August 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm #361566lorisMember
I went into Coles the other day for the first time in about four years. I followed the track round through the fruit and veg and past the deli and then – the surprises started. They had about 9 aisles of crap stuff like gourmet food, international food and variety items before I could even find the flour and sugar and such right down the back.
Don’t you worry that the supermarkets are pushing variety items onto consumers (impulse buy) to support the supposedly cheaper specials that they put on! I was just astounded at the STUFF!!
Obviously been in the bush too long…….August 6, 2008 at 11:16 pm #361567
So true! I really need about half an aisle at the supermarket for the dry and some canned stuff. The lines and lines and stacks and stacks of premade, over processed JUNK is ridiculous. I get so frustrated when I look into peoples shopping trolleys.
Feel like slapping some mothers in particular who fill them up with chips and soft drink and snack foods. Their poor little kids are usually brats, with messy hair and snotty noses, dark lines under their eyes and pale little faces. :@:@:( Sorry OTAugust 6, 2008 at 11:51 pm #361568paradisiMember
spot on elliceh
we have some very huge women who shop where I shop – and their trolleys are always loaded up with soft drinks, chips, chocolate, stuffed donuts, packaged pizzas, all of the healthy good stuff..
and before anyone whinges about me being weightist – I’m a fat *xxxx* too – though nowhere near their sizesAugust 7, 2008 at 12:17 am #361569robatclareMember
Wow – SA has three different areas… It seems that the prices that I pay are compared with the West Coast. Adelaide prices are in the same comparison as Kangaroo Island.
What a joke.August 7, 2008 at 12:47 am #361570soulmamaMember
Oh so I apparently live 15mins from Australia’s cheapest groceries???
I avoid Noosa like the plague… doubt I’d shop there! :confused:August 7, 2008 at 1:13 am #361571mary dollMember
have to agree, i always look in other peoples trollies. Yes i think oh for god sake dont buy that…you dont need that crap. the only way for me to shop is to first plan my meals for the week, check the pantry and make shopping list and stick to it. Grocery prices in the west are rising fast.
We have to think quality and not quantity and support our local growers.
MDAugust 7, 2008 at 1:17 am #361572Julie RMember
Kathy – I believe the cost of this little joke on us cost around $13 million !!!!
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