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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 04:23 PM
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31. If they really need to sell some items quickly...
...they'll mark them down. With the front-to-back stocking, they are hoping we won't notice that among a bunch of items priced identically, some will have a much longer shelf life for the consumer. The stores are trying to save themselves the trouble of constant restocking by counting on our carelessness.

I don't feel guilty, any more than I do for picking the best-looking produce.
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  -Grocery Store Etiquette Revisited. Dangerously Amused  Dec-04-06 09:14 AM   #0 
  - Not wrong at all. All the items are for sale, and you may buy any one you wish!  mainegreen   Dec-04-06 09:17 AM   #1 
  - I'm glad you think so.  Dangerously Amused   Dec-04-06 09:23 AM   #6 
     - Don't worry about it!  madinmaryland   Dec-04-06 09:39 AM   #10 
  - If I'm going to use the item immediately  azmouse   Dec-04-06 09:17 AM   #2 
  - I do that all the time, especially with dairy and meat  LostinVA   Dec-04-06 09:18 AM   #3 
  - I do the same. Those are about the only two types of items that  Arkansas Granny   Dec-04-06 01:48 PM   #19 
  - What I hate is the cashiers YELLING TO EACH OTHER as if the customer is a transparent curtain.  bob_weaver   Dec-04-06 09:20 AM   #4 
  - Grocery terrorist!  Gormy Cuss   Dec-04-06 09:21 AM   #5 
  - What annoys me  billyskank   Dec-04-06 09:26 AM   #7 
  - But you DID find the bread, right?  azmouse   Dec-04-06 09:35 AM   #8 
  - I forgot it  billyskank   Dec-04-06 09:37 AM   #9 
     - Forgot, my ass!  bob_weaver   Dec-04-06 10:03 AM   #12 
  - ooo me too!  Kali   Dec-04-06 10:10 AM   #13 
  - You're entitled to buy the freshest one available  Connonym   Dec-04-06 09:54 AM   #11 
  - Here's the thing...  flvegan   Dec-04-06 10:18 AM   #14 
  - my store puts close-to-expiration date eggs (and other stuff)  Kali   Dec-04-06 01:38 PM   #15 
     - 'Tis a good idea  flvegan   Dec-04-06 01:42 PM   #16 
     - Same thing with those carousel vending machines  Little Wing   Dec-04-06 04:04 PM   #30 
     - I don't think its ranting  seemunkee   Dec-04-06 04:53 PM   #33 
     - I have found eggs to last much longer than the sell-by dates.  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:45 PM   #18 
        - Yeah, eggs tend to be good for about a month after the sell-by date.  haruka3_2000   Dec-04-06 02:08 PM   #20 
  - I only take the stuff in the back because I am single and a gal of milk...  JVS   Dec-04-06 01:44 PM   #17 
  - you're entitled to take any item that's for sale-  QuestionAll   Dec-04-06 02:11 PM   #21 
  - On your other question of sell by vs. actual expiration.  Kali   Dec-04-06 02:30 PM   #22 
  - I think it's every shopper for her or himself  Winebrat   Dec-04-06 03:00 PM   #23 
  - Not only is it right, but I put the ones in the front in the back.  rug   Dec-04-06 03:04 PM   #24 
  - Why? That food that doesn't get taken because of a sell date usually ends up having to be thrown  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Dec-04-06 03:07 PM   #27 
     - Because consumers often buy stuff and do not plan to use it right away.  rug   Dec-04-06 04:00 PM   #28 
  - I live alone and only eat at home on the weekends  ThomCat   Dec-04-06 03:06 PM   #25 
  - Not wrong imo. I think it's a good move by the grocery though, both economical and environmentaly  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Dec-04-06 03:06 PM   #26 
  - I ALWAYS dig in the back of the milk cooler.  trof   Dec-04-06 04:01 PM   #29 
  - If they really need to sell some items quickly...  Orsino   Dec-04-06 04:23 PM   #31 
  - Here's an opinion from a grocery store employee  skygazer   Dec-04-06 04:40 PM   #32 

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