Proof that PTC residents are charged more

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One only has to drive through different parts of Fayette County to realize that the price of gas for motor vehicles is higher in PTC than in the rest of Fayette County. The signs by the pumps say it all.

But let’s look at the price of various Kroger items right now, today (Sept. 15), according to the grocer’s flyers.

A 20 oz. loaf of Kroger bread advertised for 88 cents in Fayetteville costs $1 in PTC.

A dozen large eggs advertised for 88 cents in Fayetteville cost 99 cents in PTC.

Fresh ground beef advertised for $1.29 a pound in Fayetteville costs $1.68 in PTC.

Rotisserie chicken advertised for $3.99 in Fayetteville costs $4.99 in PTC.

Iceberg head lettuce advertised for 69 cents in Fayetteville costs 88 cents in PTC.

Fresh boneless pork loin advertised at $1.69 a pound in Fayetteville costs $1.99 in PTC.

Fresh whole fryer advertised at 69 cents a pound in Fayetteville costs 89 cents in PTC.

Fresh leg quarters (chicken) advertised at 39 cents a pound in Fayetteville cost 59 cents in PTC.

This is information from Kroger ads.

Some shoppers who receive flyers with Fayetteville prices often fail to notice the fine print at the bottom that limits these prices to stores in Fayetteville. Needless to say, they are in for a big surprise when they go do their shopping in PTC.

The practice of charging more to people in certain areas, generally known as redlining, is considered discriminatory and wrong. What do you think is the reason for charging PTC shoppers more?

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Submitted by Cyclist on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 1:39pm.

That's life in the big city.
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Submitted by diablo_ogre on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 12:10pm.

If you like the prices in fayetteville better than simply drive to fayetteville and do your shoping there. Or save the gas and pay the extras costs for being in your own neighborhood. There could be many reasons why prices are a little higher. Nothing you qouted is that much more in PTC then in Fville. It is possible maybe the PTC store is a little farther than the Fville store from there distribution wharehouse, so they have to charge a little more to recoup gas expenses.

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 2:29pm.

We need your tax revenue Cool

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Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 4:44pm.

it will keep the bums from Clayton County out of our Grocery Stores. Redlining? Discriminating? You make me LMAO.

Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if more than half your letter is made up. I frequent the Kroger in Braelinn and the prices are always what they quote in the ads. Kroger loves to have their own brand at Ten for Ten...knowing some gomers will buy ten.

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 2:14pm.

You don't have any idea what the term "redlining" means if you think it somehow applies to grocery prices in relation to Fayetteville-PTC.

In a "redlining" scenario, the people in Fayetteville would be paying MORE than those in PTC, not the other way around as you suggest. Redlining is all about supposedly screwing people over who live in "less affluent" areas. Anyone think Fayetteville is "more affluent" than PTC? That's not a knock on Fayetteville at all, either, just the reality.

It's called the free market and supply/demand as well as other costs associated with doing business in certain areas as to why grocery prices vary from area to area. It's a wonderful thing too.

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 12:55pm. can charge whatever your market will pay.

Same reason the same ad has lobsters for 6.99 in PTC and none in Fayetteville. No demand, no sale.

Redlining is a banking term, has nothing to do with retail. Look it up. I'm sure you want your govt. to step in here and tell Kroger they can't set their own prices. You obviously don't get the big picture of living here in Fayette County. Too bad for you.

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Submitted by mapleleaf on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 9:50am.

Spyglass, NUK_1 and PTCGOIL, on what planet do you spend most of your time?

What made you think the main subject of my blog was redlining and its technical definition?

What leads you to believe it is OK to charge more in PTC than next-door to PTC for the same merchandise? Are folks more stupid, more gullible or more carefree with their money in PTC than outside PTC?

There are possible sensible reactions to what my blog disclosed. One was for people to say they’ll watch prices more closely in the future and go shop in Fayetteville instead of Peachtree City. Another might have been to have a talk with the Kroger managers in PTC and have them explain why their fellow managers in Fayetteville advertise much lower prices than they do.

That is too sensible for bloggers of your ilk, Spyglass, NUK_1 and PTCGOIL. You’d rather go with the chainsaw (very dangerous position there, Nuke) and the out of this world responses.

OK, so… on what planet do you spend most of your time? (If you’re thinking of the one that starts with U, I thought of it first. I once was in grade school too.)

Submitted by Spyglass on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 2:22pm.

Frankly, I don't believe half of what you wrote. Add to the fact that I don't care if lettuce is a dime higher here, and there you have it in a nutshell.

I'm quite happy with my golf cart and the if they would just finish paving the cart to the East side Publix....

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Submitted by snappynappy on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 12:28pm.

I have a business in PTC and one in Newnan. It cost me considerably more to engineer and build my business in PTC. My taxes and utilities are also higher in PTC. The result is I have to charge more for my services in PTC. However, I don't know if my experience is relevant to Kroger.

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