Readers’ Scoop: Price Check Please

Grocery cartDear Editor, I have been a resident of Lakewood for many years. I remember when many people had to drive to Brooklyn to go grocery shopping. Therefore, I am very grateful to stores such as NPGS, Kosher West, Shloimy’s Kosher World, Foodex, Kosher Village, and etc.. Nevertheless, I feel the need to many one serious criticism as someone who has shopped at numerous different grocery stores. Many items in the store aren’t marked with a price or have an outdated price. This is very frustrating, against the law and hinders my shopping experience.

I ask the owners or managers of these stores to try to rectify this problem. Thanks so much.

A Shopper.

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  1. Do you think that the guys who Mark the prices filled out their Census Forms? Do you think that all the Shoppers at Shloimy’s did? I wonder if TLS editor did. Nah…. I’m sure it was taken care of. TLS editor is a good man. Upstanding Citizen. Yup… Definietly filled it out. Two points for TLS editor….

  2. I totally agree. Many times I’ve been charged the full price on sale items becasue the sale price wasnt entered into the computer. This is Genaivah.

  3. it is so difficult to shop at these large stores since so many items are unpriced. Either have the items priced, or install price checkers throughout the store. The other day I was in (moderated)comparing to packs of hot dogs. I selected one randomly and at checkout it rang up at 8.99. I ran to get the other brand which scanned at 3.99. Having clear pricing is vital to helping me make good choices while shopping

  4. to TLS: If “Concerned about Tax Hikes” doesn’t stop this nonsense already, I am going to stop reading your site. It out of hand already!!!

  5. I have a thing that I do, whenever I am in Super Stop or any other store that has large amounts of products unpriced. I don’t buy the item. And if I need it really bad, I take it to the checkout with the rest of my items and remove it if it is overpriced.
    This is a pet peeve of mine too.

  6. concerned about tax hikes is none other than “youngerman for corzine” who is an employee for the establishment he gets paid to post dumb comments ..the fact that his comment is always first says that TLS editor is in on this too.

  7. Concerned about tax hikes runs own business. It’s called the Institute for Monitoring and Safeguarding Society against Ignorance and Stupidity or IMSIB for short.
    Being that TLS is not an open Market place – I don’t want to solicit business here. But I’m very concerned about the Census. Is that a problem?
    In TLS’s defense – No He is not in on this. not at all. He filled out his Census Form and that’s the end of it…..

  8. The stores want the consumcer to know the prices. Unfortunately, sign s get knocked down (eg produce signs) and the price fluctuations are really difficult to keep up with. It is good to remember, in any event, that ultimately, He who gives life gives sustenance, and He picks up the tab.

  9. Another funny thing, according to my understanding, is that New Jersey law requires unit pricing on grocery items, meaning that the sign/tag must say price per unit of measurement in addition to total price.
    For example, a sign by the milk might say Pride of the Farm Milk – $.75 per pint. $3.00 per half gallon bottle, and you could then compare it to Machmirim @ $.85 a pint, $1.70 for a quart bottle.
    In some frum stores, they fill in the unit number as “each”, so it’s $3.0000 per each, $3.00 a bottle.
    Not impossible for shoppers to calculate, but amusing nonetheless.


  11. All most all the time thay have the tags up and if they don’t there all ways is an employee there to check they are very nice and help full.

  12. this drives me nuts!!
    at my local grocery, 1- dont have prices on all items. 2- have the wrong prices. 3- the computer rings up a completely different price
    Every time I shop there I feel Utterly CHEATED!
    I have been charged 40% extra on items that I charged to my account – there is no sign anywhere saying the listed price is for cash only.

    I try not to shop there.
    I finally figured out why they dont have prices:

    They are EMBARRASSED at how much they charge. or shall i say, overcharge!

  13. I never go to frum stores and this is a major reason, i do go to npgs though 1. because i know that their prices are almost always the lowest so i dont feel a need to know the price 2. most of their items are priced

  14. #13 your right about He who gives life gives sustenance. but your missing the point He who gives sustenance wants us to be careful with our money and if we waste it by not looking at prices, in essence ripping our selves off he “will not” pick up the tab, he already picked up the tab by giving you $100 to go grocery shopping how you spend it is your deal

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