New Priceless Foods IGA
shocked

Mcminnville, TN

#44 Apr 21, 2013
I thinks some are confused. The cost that is placed on the stickers is with labor,fuel and etc figured in.The stickers are not the cost from the warehouse only. They only have a 10% profit margin above ALL COST. I would love to see other stores profit margin,but they will never tell.
NAaaa

Crossville, TN

#45 Apr 21, 2013
WHO REALLY KNOWA IF THE COST ON THE FOOD IS REALLY THE "A COST PRICE"
Well

Crossville, TN

#46 Apr 21, 2013
Curious wrote:
Do they double coupons?
Don't know if they double, but they do accept manufactures coupons.
shocked

Mcminnville, TN

#47 Apr 21, 2013
sorry no double coupons :( I guess they need to hang all invoices on their shelves so people could believe that. If they could figure it out. LOL Most are having to problem figure %10. Go ask all the stores for their profit margin.
Today

United States

#48 Apr 21, 2013
I went there today and bought a weeks worth of groceries. For the most part, the same as I would've gotten at Walmart. My bill was $75 less than what it would've been at Walmart.
wow

Cookeville, TN

#49 Apr 21, 2013
people just dont understand IGA is cheaper on most items not all for some are the same as other stores but when all of you whine about the 10% you make me laugh beause how doyou think walmart makes its money its called MARK UP they charge 32% on some items man if you people had a education then you would learn that thats how stores make there money IGA got me in and out did not have to wait in line and saved about 50 bucks and there JIF peanut butter regular size was 1.87 when its 3.87 at food city add 10% thats 18 cents for the un-educated so we have is 2.05 plus sales tax which would be 2.25-2.30 so you save understand the world of price mark up.
I agree

Crossville, TN

#50 Apr 21, 2013
I agree with you lulu. The prices look good on the shelf but when you go the the checkout, it's a whole different story. They say that it's to show you that they are only making a ten percent profit. I guess Walmart and other stores mark stuff up 15 to 20 percent. Still I would rather see the real price on the shelf so I don't have to figure out what everything costs as I shop. They could put the price they pay and then the price they are selling it for on the same sticker!
really

Crossville, TN

#51 Apr 22, 2013
I agree wrote:
so I don't have to figure out what everything costs as I shop.
Geez people. You don't have to solve a differential equation. Just shift the decimal and add that amount to the price. Perhaps the IGA people overestimated the level of education in Crossville.
wow

Cookeville, TN

#52 Apr 22, 2013
WELL SAID "REALLY" cumberland county residents are all confused because there education is lacking in math LOL here is a quick run down if something is $1.81 shift the decimal to the right and round down so add 18 cents so then its 1.99 see its not that hard people but we understand it may me too hard for ya and to "I AGREE" honey I worked at wal-mart for 16 years its not 15 to 20 on there brand things its 29 to 34 you see but this is something new to everyone I know. But I will shop there the staff ws super friendly and store was really clean and yes you get in and out unlike places that have 30 lanes and 2 open wally world.
Stupid

Crossville, TN

#53 Apr 22, 2013
The people of cumberland county are not stupid and I really don't appreciate you running the people down and talk how lacking of education they are. Honey there are proable a lot that's smarter than you. If you don't like Cumberland co LEAVE or stop running the people down they are just as good as YOU!!! enough said!!
sorrybutno

Crossville, TN

#54 Apr 22, 2013
Stupid wrote:
The people of cumberland county are not stupid
Sorry sweetie, if the individuals posting here are representative of the local population, then the general community isn't typically smart. Although there are those that blame lack of genetic diversity, I tend to blame a lack of education which is exacerbated by a culture of disdain for science, education, and rationality.
lulu

Crossville, TN

#55 Apr 22, 2013
Hey really, wow and sorrybutno, you seem to be missing the point. tell me why anyone would do their pricing this way? Why? Also do not shop at wallyworld nor do I have a problem with math. Still I ask, what are they hiding? To put it plain and simple, I do not like 10% added to my grocery bill or anything else I buy. So screw you
sorrybutno

Crossville, TN

#56 Apr 22, 2013
lulu wrote:
Hey really, wow and sorrybutno, you seem to be missing the point. tell me why anyone would do their pricing this way? Why? Also do not shop at wallyworld nor do I have a problem with math. Still I ask, what are they hiding? To put it plain and simple, I do not like 10% added to my grocery bill or anything else I buy. So screw you
Maybe you should check out the FAQ:

http://mypricelessfoods.com/

Why do you think they are "hiding" anything? You kind of demonstrate my earlier point. They have a simple cost+10% business model. They don't play games like weekly specials, where items are often sold below cost, necessitating selling other items at inflated margins to balance the lost. All items carry the same margin. It's simple and fairly transparent. It amuses me that the locals seem to be blowing brain fuses trying to understand this simple concept. Incredible. Screw you back.
I agree

Crossville, TN

#57 Apr 22, 2013
I'm not ignorant at all. I can add percentages and I didn't have any problem figuring out the cost. On the other hand, my elderly mother did have a hard time with it and became frustrated trying to figure it all out as did others in the store. I helped a couple of folks figure it out, but I saw several folks with empty shopping carts. It just seems that they would want to make things more convenient for their customers. :)
wow

Cookeville, TN

#58 Apr 22, 2013
so funny so to all people that dont like it understand and enjoy the 19 to 38 percent you pay else where but you all would gripe with anywhere if IGA made peanut butter 5.00 and did not do the 10 percent thing you still would gripe about things all it comes down to is you all dont like change they buy the item for that cost on the shelf the 10 percent is for fuel in the trucks to get it to the store and for labor and overhead like i said before you people just need something to complain about i would rather pay 10 percent than 19 to 36 percent but you hillbillies will never get it so why keep fighting a losing battle maybe it would help for a crash course in math again but counting past 10 would be to hard for you people so point is stop complaining and shop else where they not going to close down from losing a couple of idiots like yourselves.
IGAShopper

Crossville, TN

#59 Apr 22, 2013
wow wrote:
so funny so to all people that dont like it understand and enjoy the 19 to 38 percent you pay else where but you all would gripe with anywhere if IGA made peanut butter 5.00 and did not do the 10 percent thing you still would gripe about things all it comes down to is you all dont like change they buy the item for that cost on the shelf the 10 percent is for fuel in the trucks to get it to the store and for labor and overhead like i said before you people just need something to complain about i would rather pay 10 percent than 19 to 36 percent but you hillbillies will never get it so why keep fighting a losing battle maybe it would help for a crash course in math again but counting past 10 would be to hard for you people so point is stop complaining and shop else where they not going to close down from losing a couple of idiots like yourselves.
Well, almost. The price on the items is the breakeven cost and it include shipping, stocking, etc. It is the price such that if the store sold the item at that price, they would neither make nor lose money. The 10% is the profit that they make above the breakeven point. IGA is a company and like any for-profit company they exist solely to make a profit. The 10% that IGA makes is quite a bit lower than most of their competitors and it is for that reason that you can save money buy shopping there. Note that not EVERYTHING is cheaper there.

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Since: Oct 10

Clinton, tn

#60 Apr 22, 2013
The math is added to the total automatically. There is no math to figure out. I bought three bags of food and thought total was going to be about $20 and it was $17. Was very happy to see that I didn't even spend $20 today!
much better

Crossville, TN

#61 Apr 22, 2013
I really liked the store when I shopped today. The sign and buggy comparing the food receipt of IGA and Food City at Food City was a turn off to me. I figure Food City had to shop IGA quite a while to find higher priced stuff there, unless it was Food City's sale price. I know as far as Kroger and Food City having sales, those items will be cheaper, but IGA's everyday prices beat them all day long from what I saw....just glad we have another choice.
noob

Mcminnville, TN

#62 Apr 22, 2013
Yeah, I've seen people from FC, Walmart, Kroger and UGO in there shopping to compare. IGA doesn't have weekly ads like everywhere else, so most of what you see on the recipt is sale items and the few items they beat on the price. The way IGA works is cost + 10%. It's already been stated on this thread, but it's factored as the cost to buy it, ship it and stock it, then that 10% is added. Of course, there are so many different warehouses to order from, and the prices change weekly, so the savings can and will go up and down with the changing of the price of what they buy it for. Also, the Priceless IGA name is owned by Houchens, which also owns so many other companies, which is why they only add the 10%. They take what they make from other places and put it in to places like IGA. Comparatively, the overall savings will be greater at IGA unless you cherry pick from each store, in which case you're spending that in gas, which for the rest of the places that offer a discount on gas if you buy their products, the most you can usually save is between 3-6 bucks on a fill up, and now with FC changing their fuel buck program and raising the prices on those items, it pretty much leaves them out of the equation. Kroger can't match the fresh cut meat, so I say nay nay to that. Walmart just sucks. By the time I walk out of there with bread it's half stale. I never shopped at UGO. I thought about it once, walked through a couple of isles and decided what's on the inside does count and walked out.
Let the bashing begin!
homesteader

Ashburn, VA

#63 Apr 23, 2013
Price less has a weekly ad in the newspaper today.

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