Food Depot Scam? Did you know???

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The other day we were shopping at Food Depot in Fayetteville (unfortunately) and I noticed that on the receipt the Food Depot charges all customers a 10% Upcharge (not a tax) the tax was on there too!!!Just wondering if any of you knew that, it was a suprise to me, there aren't any signs anywhere...So if you spend $100 on groceries, your bill will be $110 plus tax!?!#% Most of you probably won't care or don't shop there, but I though Id let everybody know since I haven't blogged in a very long time...I'll stick with Kroger I guess...Or Aldi when I'm completely broke and want to feel depressed!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

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Submitted by jollibee on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 9:15pm.

I would still shop at Food Depot. the products there are fresh and they have good prices there even with the 10% compared to Walmart and Kroger. There really is no scam. They have a sign there that explains why they are charging an additional 10%. food storage

Submitted by sarahgrace on Tue, 12/23/2008 - 3:15pm.

I shop at Food Depot- there are signs posted all over the store about the 10% upcharge and I still spend less money on groceries than I ever did at Walmart, Kroger, etc. And the food is so much better- the produce is so fresh, the meat is high quality but inexpensive, and the store is clean and well stocked. Food Depot gets an A+ in my book!

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Submitted by hutch866 on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 5:53pm.

I bought some ribs there today as far as meat goes even wih the 10% added on the prices beat the heck out of Kroger and Publix, there are at least two LARGE signs at either end of the store that tell you about the 10%. No scam, just you .

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Submitted by pentapenguin on Fri, 12/21/2007 - 8:19pm.

Last time I was there (which admittedly was a while ago), they had signs up explaining that they charge actual cost plus 10 percent for groceries. Even with that 10% extra, they have pretty good prices.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Tue, 12/23/2008 - 5:59pm.

Where the heck have you been?
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Submitted by Bonkers on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 5:14am.

Food Depot
Never been there, but it is an obvious "not telling you the whole story" type of thing!
If they pay $25 a case for apples, do you think they sell the apples for $27.50 per case? Or, however much that is for a pound of apples!
Of course not. Produce has a history of a high percentage of spoilage---just check the dumpster out back!
First, you need to know what they mean by "cost."
It wouldn't make any difference to me if their prices were still "pretty good" I don't like cons.
As I understand it, Kroger makes abvout 3% net profit in a good year.

Submitted by Okie on Fri, 12/21/2007 - 9:57am.

They have been adding 10% to the bill since the store opened. Last time I went they had signs. Seems like that gets the price up to what other grocery stores charge. Shop Wal-Mart!

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