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Old 06-15-2019, 12:16 PM
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I got pulled in to work an early morning shift yesterday, not wanting to cook/make myself breakfast/lunch at 4:30 AM when the family is sleeping, I run out to Wal-Mart to grab a couple of frozen breakfast sandwiches and a big can of soup.

I walk out with a box of Jimmy Dean bacon egg and cheese sandwiches (4) and a large can of Progresso NE clam chowder for less then $5.00, I think it was actually $4.46.

I know it's volume, tiny eggs if even a whole egg per sammich, crap cheese, etc, but damn that's cheap.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:23 PM
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I avoid processed food like it gives out the plague. I would have grabbed a banana, small container of blue berries and a yogurt.
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
I avoid processed food like it gives out the plague. I would have grabbed a banana, small container of blue berries and a yogurt.
And that is relevant to the question.....how?
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:33 PM
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Is it winter already?

Just wait until you discover this place called “McDonalds”!
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:42 PM
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I would of grabbed a six pack and a slim jim.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I know it's volume, tiny eggs if even a whole egg per sammich, crap cheese, etc, but damn that's cheap.
If I recall correctly, Walmart use to tell the vendor what price point they HAD to set their product at. However after Amazon not sure that is any longer the case.

I would assume volume as you suggested, foreign slave labor, questionable ingredients, keeping overhead low as possible, and enough money to afford to lose money on some products that get people in the store that end up buying more high profit margin items.





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Old 06-15-2019, 12:53 PM
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We shop at Sams/Walmart on a frequent basis. You just have to know what you're buying. Buy some Feta at Sam's and then buy some at a cheese house. The difference is night and day. But buying meats - if you watch your cuts at Sam's, you can get some really great deals. Poultry, too. I can get boneless, skinless chicken thighs at Sam's for $2.25 per pound, case rate. Smithfield smoked hams are $2.98 per pound (I slice and package for my sammiches). There are good deals t be found. Yes, volume is the key. You buy enough, and you can dictate terms as Walmart does.
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I guess it would’ve been too early for the rotisserie garlic chicken.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I got pulled in to work an early morning shift yesterday, not wanting to cook/make myself breakfast/lunch at 4:30 AM when the family is sleeping, I run out to Wal-Mart to grab a couple of frozen breakfast sandwiches and a big can of soup.

I walk out with a box of Jimmy Dean bacon egg and cheese sandwiches (4) and a large can of Progresso NE clam chowder for less then $5.00, I think it was actually $4.46.

I know it's volume, tiny eggs if even a whole egg per sammich, crap cheese, etc, but damn that's cheap.
I've done the same thing in a rush and nothing wrong with it every now then. Hell, it was actually pretty good
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
I avoid processed food like it gives out the plague. I would have grabbed a banana, small container of blue berries and a yogurt.

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If I recall correctly, Walmart use to tell the vendor what price point they HAD to set their product at. However after Amazon not sure that is any longer the case.

That hasn’t been my experience in selling WM. I find that Amazon frozen food prices are high.
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You mentioned breakfast and lunch... so what did you go out and get after you left Walmart?
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:02 PM
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our wal mart does not stock the shelves well, always out of stuff
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You mentioned breakfast and lunch... so what did you go out and get after you left Walmart?
I needed something for when I arrived at work, I can eat at me desk, so I had 2 of the breakfast sammiches right off the bat. Had another one 2 hours into the day and the forth one 2 hours after that, they aren't that big, the entire package weight was 11.4 oz.

Then on the 6th hour I had the soup, dropped in some saltines and I was golden.

Normally I'm on a PM shift and I cook/brown bag my homemade lunch/dinner (whatever you care to call it).

I kind of figured the 4 egg sammiches would sell for at least $1.25 each or $6.00 total being a named brand. I was happy with what I got, just glad I don't pull AM's like that too often. If I had more prep time I'd cook the night before and brown bag it too, this was just short notice. nothing defrosted.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
You mentioned breakfast and lunch... so what did you go out and get after you left Walmart?
toilet paper?
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Did you get any work done in between eating?
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Did you get any work done in between eating?
My job is reactionary. We observe and react to conditions, we do perform some proactive tasks but for the most part I get paid for what I know/do when the crap hits the fan.

Kind of like an electrician on the payroll of a factory, he spends his time making minor repairs as things pop up here and there. Most people will bitch "he's always just standing around." But are happy as all hell when the power goes out for the AC unit and he's Johnny on the spot to fix things.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:16 PM
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Fark the family. I'm the main bread winner, I'll make my breakfast and lunch in my kitchen. If they don't like it, tough, LOL Actually , you shoulda made your wife get up and fix your stuff. That's how it was done in the old days
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:33 PM
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They got some good jimmy dean breakfast bowls
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I liked the sausage biscuits from 7-11 when they were a dollar. I’d get two, put them in their microwave for 30 seconds, then take the sausage from one then add it to the other for double sausage then throw the other biscuit away. Just watching my carb intake. Now they are like 1.37 so f them.
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