What was the last thing you bought from a local small business

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Over The Post

Bless you, my children
Nov 17, 2007
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The only local-local butcher is literally next to Woolies in the shopping centre. The meat looks nice but is anything up to twice Woolies prices, even snags. So I don't go there.

I don't know why I posted this; apart from the odd treat of bacon I get my meat from pies, tins of tuna or sliced deli meats a couple of times a fortnight. Damn I could murder a medium rare steak right now. Steak, eggs, chips, mushrooms, salad (no dressing thanks) and a gravy boat of pepper sauce. Mmmmhmmm.
 

Off The Couch

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Oct 4, 2007
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The meat at the supermarket style section where everything is cut and packed is good, but the meat in the new(ish) gourmet butcher section... wowee.
I like that so much of their stuff is sourced locally.

If I lived down there it’s not a shop you could “pop” into for a couple of items - think the cheapest I’ve ever walked away with was $100 spend
 

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TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
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I like that so much of their stuff is sourced locally.

If I lived down there it’s not a shop you could “pop” into for a couple of items - think the cheapest I’ve ever walked away with was $100 spend
Yep, and produce is advertised as such. Myalup carrots, Manjimup apples etc not just 'WA'.

Was there last week and spent close to $100 - and I only got about $20 of meat...
 

Syd

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Mar 13, 2003
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Die Kaffeeklatch
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The only local-local butcher is literally next to Woolies in the shopping centre. The meat looks nice but is anything up to twice Woolies prices, even snags. So I don't go there.

I don't know why I posted this; apart from the odd treat of bacon I get my meat from pies, tins of tuna or sliced deli meats a couple of times a fortnight. Damn I could murder a medium rare steak right now. Steak, eggs, chips, mushrooms, salad (no dressing thanks) and a gravy boat of pepper sauce. Mmmmhmmm.

A typical approach of the duopoly (Coles\Woolies)
Undercut the local butcher and fruit & veg until they go, then jack up local prices
You were aware their is no uniform national pricing in the majors aren't you?
 

Over The Post

Bless you, my children
Nov 17, 2007
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Yes. I saw an altercation a year or so back between a spotty teenager in a Woolies shirt and the owner of the fruit shop a few doors down, the former (one presumed Just Following Orders) was writing prices down.

Scumbags, the lot of them. Mind you, it's been going on forever.
 

Catfish Alley

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Aug 13, 2007
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They shouldn't have been allowed to have that kind of power. That would have been the last local small business thing I got actually. Got $150 or so of groceries.
 

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TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
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Yes. I saw an altercation a year or so back between a spotty teenager in a Woolies shirt and the owner of the fruit shop a few doors down, the former (one presumed Just Following Orders) was writing prices down.

Scumbags, the lot of them. Mind you, it's been going on forever.
Sucks for the small fruit shop but Coles, Woolies and co do this to each other all the time. I would rather see some competition between than than none given the market power they have.

Mind you, I haven't bought more than about $5-10 in fruit and veg from a supermarket for many years. The prices are rarely that cheap, the quality is rarely good and they are dicks to the fruit and vege growers... vote with your feet people.
 

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