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"I never look at the price"

April 7th, 2009 at 07:35 am

Yesterday, I was playing bridge with 3 other ladies. We were talking about soup cause one lady had not been feeling well and was eating lots of soup.
She mentioned Progresso soup, chicken noodle.
I had purchased a can of that soup on sale for about $1.50 and I liked it. However, when I went to get another can of it, the price was $2.50. I just can't make myself pay that much for a can of soup and I told her that.
She said that whenever she goes grocery shopping she never looks at the price of anything she buys so she is always shocked at how much her grocery bill is weekly.
Gosh, I can't imagine not looking at the price, can you?

9 Responses to “"I never look at the price"”

  1. momcents Says:


    Having a picky eater the age of 4, I will pay premium for the short list of things he will eat. I do watch the sale ads and clip coupons for those items. I also maintain a stockpile to keep the cost down, but sometimes I do need to bite the bullet and pay the top price.

  2. Nika Says:

    I buy expensive groceries, a lot of them european imports, so I do look at the price though it rarely stops me from buying the one I think is the nicest.

    I do remember a time when I did not look at prices at all while grocery shopping - for example in supermarkets in China when I lived there 6 month. If it is 2 yuan or 2.5 yuan or 5 yuan just did not matter.

    I won't eat soup from cans, frozen dinners or McDonalds even for free.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I can understand a picky eater, I was one as a child and still have many items I will NOT eat.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    Sometimes i do not look at the price, i will admit. a lot of the time there are shops here that don't have the price listed. however if the price is outrageous i don't have a problem with putting it back and explaining that there was no price listed. I also don't eat soup from cans - but if I am at a restaurant I will barely look at the price when considering what to order. When I am grocery shopping I mostly buy specific brands - so while the cost isn't a factor in my purchase a lot of the time, I do notice when prices go up and I do know how much everything costs. I am generally happy if our combined grocery totals are under $120 a week (for food and other items), as we eat organic produce and a fair bit of handmade/small company produced ingredients, but cooking from scratch also allows me to keep costs down.

  5. SicilyYoder Says:

    I had to look at prices when I was a foster mommy, so I still do today. It is very funny, sometimes when I do travel reviews, because I always end up adding up what I ate for free. I remember one French Inn I ate at for a review, and the bill would have been $150.00!! That was for five courses, plus the wine I sampled, too. I still look at prices on the menu and ask about daily specials when I travel.

  6. Petunia Says:

    I always look at the price. . . and sometimes I put stuff back.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I can't imagine not looking at the price before putting something in my cart. If not for any other reason than to know if it rings up wrong at the register!

  8. lizajane Says:

    I HAVE to look at the price, it's like a disease or something. I say that with a little exaggeration, of course, but for the most part I don't buy anything without knowing what to expect when it rings up. I once remarked to DH that I would like for once to place my order at a restaurant based on what sounds good, rather than looking at prices, but I just can't do it!

  9. HelpMeFriend Says:

    Gee, I don't know why my feet always smell like horse poop when I walk through that field with horses over there. I don't watch where I walk and I always end up with poop on me. How do I prevent it?

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