doyouagree

Crossville, TN

#134 May 5, 2013
stewie wrote:
lulu you have a very good point. a store that advertises a can of coffee on the shelf for 7.99 for instance and then raises the price 80 cents at the register is doing the devils handiwork and trying to rip off the customers. this is what crossville thinks of it's people. we already pay high prices for gas, most of the stations around here charge different prices, krogers charges 1.99 for two liter bottles when they can be purchased for 1.35 at dollar general market. the dollar store at woodmere is higher than the other ones on some items. it all seems to be a money game. look also gas at FFG is cheaper than ours. so what is up with that??????
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are you crazy or something?

you can get a 3 LITER YES 3 LITERS for 80 cents if you add the 10% thats what 90 cents, but dang do you know how long a 3 liter coke lasts? if you would rather spend 1.99 or 1.35 go right ahead and be a dummy but as for me and my family, we love the new iga and your darn tootin we are gonna continue to shop there. first time i went in there and shopped i got 37 dollars worth of food that i still have right now enough for at least 3 more days with dang gas so dang high they will keep my business. the cans food is 40 cants, dang save a lot used to be about 45 cents for whole kernal corn, then it went to 55 cents and now its like 59 cents and baked beans are like 75 cents a can heck even saourkrat is like 89 cents well i bought some at the iga for 40 cents, now tell me they are not cheap? tell me they are like food city, give me a freeking break, food city is so high priced i am surpriced they even stay in bussiness. i went in there once to buy food, dang 1 buggie was like 250 dollars and i bought the cheap brands, dang food did not even last me 1 week, way too high priced, got some good chicken already seasonsed for 1.75 now where can you get that elsewhere cheaper? do tell? oh and no food city nor krogers, nor even wallmart got good deals like that. so no thank you. i will shop at iga from now on and btw i am on a fixed income of less then 600 per month and i know a good deal whjen i see one because when your on a fixed income you gotta get the cheapest things and make food last and i have a family of 3 people, and forget ugo, they food out of date. not good..
hey

Crossville, TN

#135 May 5, 2013
sad wrote:
omfg if you are embarrassed to live her LEAVE no one cares and "WELL" do you really believe they can pay for their building, salaries, delivery, utilities, equipment, phones and ect all on 10% get real. I honestly think most can easily figure what 10% of the shelf price is but honestly why should they even have to. WHy not just price the item with the 10% already added to it then people can easily see the difference in what they are paying instead of all the figuring. Its mind games!! I think it is very misleading even if they say they add 10% at the register. But what ever floats your boat!!
you do know that is 10% on the total sale and not just 10% on each item right? so you buy 100 worth food pay 110.
Checkout

Lexington, TN

#136 May 6, 2013
hey wrote:
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you do know that is 10% on the total sale and not just 10% on each item right? so you buy 100 worth food pay 110.
Holy crap! I have to comment. If you are paying 10% on your grocery bill you are paying 10% on every item, There is no difference. Haha you kill me.
Well

Crossville, TN

#137 May 6, 2013
sad wrote:
omfg if you are embarrassed to live her LEAVE no one cares and "WELL" do you really believe they can pay for their building, salaries, delivery, utilities, equipment, phones and ect all on 10% get real. I honestly think most can easily figure what 10% of the shelf price is but honestly why should they even have to. WHy not just price the item with the 10% already added to it then people can easily see the difference in what they are paying instead of all the figuring. Its mind games!! I think it is very misleading even if they say they add 10% at the register. But what ever floats your boat!!
No, if you re-read my post again SLOWLY, the price on the shelf is what pays the bills-the 10% mark-up is what the OWNERS make!
BettyBoop

Mcminnville, TN

#138 May 6, 2013
The program is used to show shoppers that they only make a 10% profit from EACH ITEM. "How can you run a business on only a 10% profit?" PriceLess IGA is owned by a company called Houchens and Houchens owned many different businesses which can financially support the PriceLess IGA's only 10% profit. Some of the items will be higher than at Walmart or Food City because maybe that item is a sale item at the other stores. When you look at the marketing of grocery store mark ups, IGA is drastically cheaper as a whole. Could they have added the 10% to the shelf price already so you wouldn't have to "figure" out your end sale price? Yes probably, but that's how they want to do their business and tell customers up front that they only make that percent mark up as opposed to the 20, 30, and sometimes 60% at other stores. If you could look at some receipts the Cost Plus 10% is hardly anything to even wince at. A grocery order of about $20.00 can have the mark up at only $1.98. Depends on what you buy. If it's too much for you ... go elsewhere.
wow

Crossville, TN

#139 May 6, 2013
bottom line is if you charge an extra $2.00 to a thousand people you make $2000.00. So the moral of the story is this is a good con, but i would rather do it the old fashioned way. pay the advertised price or the listed price on the product or the shelf. sorry but your explanation sucks.
BettyBoop wrote:
The program is used to show shoppers that they only make a 10% profit from EACH ITEM. "How can you run a business on only a 10% profit?" PriceLess IGA is owned by a company called Houchens and Houchens owned many different businesses which can financially support the PriceLess IGA's only 10% profit. Some of the items will be higher than at Walmart or Food City because maybe that item is a sale item at the other stores. When you look at the marketing of grocery store mark ups, IGA is drastically cheaper as a whole. Could they have added the 10% to the shelf price already so you wouldn't have to "figure" out your end sale price? Yes probably, but that's how they want to do their business and tell customers up front that they only make that percent mark up as opposed to the 20, 30, and sometimes 60% at other stores. If you could look at some receipts the Cost Plus 10% is hardly anything to even wince at. A grocery order of about $20.00 can have the mark up at only $1.98. Depends on what you buy. If it's too much for you ... go elsewhere.
wow

Crossville, TN

#140 May 6, 2013
think about it like this, pay a bill at cracker barrel for dinner. go back and tip ur waitress. pay a bill at priceless, go back and tip the owner. sorry just a scam.
Checkout wrote:
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Holy crap! I have to comment. If you are paying 10% on your grocery bill you are paying 10% on every item, There is no difference. Haha you kill me.
notreally

Crossville, TN

#141 May 6, 2013
wow wrote:
sorry just a scam.
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Gimmick, yes. Scam, no. There are signs everywhere (and voice announcements) explaining the pricing model. Sadly the locals are too dense to understand.
BettyBoop

Mcminnville, TN

#142 May 10, 2013
wow wrote:
bottom line is if you charge an extra $2.00 to a thousand people you make $2000.00. So the moral of the story is this is a good con, but i would rather do it the old fashioned way. pay the advertised price or the listed price on the product or the shelf. sorry but your explanation sucks.
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Yes, good job. This is what we call a PROFIT. Like I said, if it's too much for you and you have your conspiracy theories about it because it's not the same old same old you've been exposed to your entire life, go elsewhere. And my explanation is the exact same as what you would hear if you chose to get one from any employee there. It's a simple marketing strategy.
yeahbut

Crossville, TN

#143 May 11, 2013
BettyBoop wrote:
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Yes, good job. This is what we call a PROFIT. Like I said, if it's too much for you and you have your conspiracy theories about it because it's not the same old same old you've been exposed to your entire life, go elsewhere. And my explanation is the exact same as what you would hear if you chose to get one from any employee there. It's a simple marketing strategy.
I agree, however, the marketing strategy presupposes that the customers have some iota of intelligence. They're not going to get that here. A large majority of the fine citizens of Crossville and Cumberland county are in the very low percentiles when it comes to intelligence and education.
Born Smart

Cookeville, TN

#144 May 11, 2013
yeahbut wrote:
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I agree, however, the marketing strategy presupposes that the customers have some iota of intelligence. They're not going to get that here. A large majority of the fine citizens of Crossville and Cumberland county are in the very low percentiles when it comes to intelligence and education.
which would explain why they appear to hate a profit, but continue to vote republicon and support corporate welfare while cutting their own throats and ending welfare for kids and housing etc.
noob

Mcminnville, TN

#145 May 12, 2013
Well I know Food City was advertising that aberdeen bacon was cheaper at their store than at IGA, but it wasn't the same size bacon. False advertising and lies. I WILL NOT shop Food City any more.
Yes SIR

Crossville, TN

#146 May 12, 2013
If they advertised Aberdeen bacon than its not false advertising. They didn't say it was the same as iga
noob

Mcminnville, TN

#147 May 13, 2013
Advertising something is cheaper when it's not the same quantity completely falls under the category of false advertising, or at the very least cheap and sleezy. Either way, Food City has shown their trembling hand by not giving THEIR customers complete truth.
Good customer service

Charlotte, NC

#148 May 14, 2013
I purchased a few items that had issues and they swapped them out for new ones when I brought them back.
old faithful

Crossville, TN

#149 May 24, 2013
It is against standards to advertise one price and then charge the customers another price at the register. they will be turned into the better business bureau. that is deceptive marketing. they should know better.
trekgraham78 wrote:
It's so nice in there, went to get some needed groceries figured I'd check them out. Lot of great bargains there, there are some items that aren't cheaper but if you only goto one place to avoid driving all over the place you won't find a better deal in town.
Duh

Lancaster, SC

#150 May 24, 2013
old faithful wrote:
It is against standards to advertise one price and then charge the customers another price at the register. they will be turned into the better business bureau. that is deceptive marketing. they should know better.
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They're already accredited you idiot. It's a chain of stores internationally. Do some effin research.
uranidiot

Crossville, TN

#151 May 24, 2013
old faithful wrote:
It is against standards to advertise one price and then charge the customers another price at the register. they will be turned into the better business bureau. that is deceptive marketing. they should know better.
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The stupid, it burns!
Well

Charlotte, NC

#152 May 26, 2013
I like te new iga and food city put up a sign we don't add 20 percent that's right they dot there already high enough
Amber

Charlotte, NC

#153 May 26, 2013
I work there and love it. and I never get any complaints about our store we get PLENTY of business :);)

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