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Is your local shop ripping you-off? Answered

I was vaguely interested in wholesale prices for shop products, and managed to find this price-list.
The wholesale price is WSP, RSP I guess is the Recommended Sale Price (I think there must be tax in there somewhere), and whatever POV stands for would be the margin. If you think someone's expensive: either they've got an expensive supplier, or you don't know WSP, or they are making the most of you.
(But remember, 8-'till-laters work hard to earn a living, they do need some margin)
P & H price-list - as a major distributor these prices will be around the "good as one can get" mark.

E.g. Haagen-Dazs 100ml £23.99 for 24x = £1 per tub
       Hovis Soft 800g £1.14 ea
       Cheesestrings Cheddar 21g £9.24 for 24 = £0.385 ea
       "What not butter" 1Kg £18.14 for 12, £1.51 ea
Or just marvel at what crap you can stock your shop with....

It's only a bit of searching, you could check your prices (different country) by searching specifically differently. (Look for who is delivering stuff)

I do remember a local shop which was regarded as a rip-off to the extent some of my friends would steal stuff by way of compensation... not much though, Pot-Noodle here & there...

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Kiteman

9 years ago

For every one item stolen, small corner shops typically have to sell another ten of the same item to make up the lost turnover, never mind profit.


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thematthatterKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

i remember hearing that gas stations would have to sell 1000 gallons to make up for every gallon of gas stolen from a "drive off"

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lemoniethematthatter

Reply 9 years ago

Their margin on gasoline is pretty slim, that's why they sell everything else. Additional: while it may not be the case where you live, it is the case in a lot of places that retailers pay for the refinery-loading, and take loss through evaporation in transit.

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Goodhartlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

Indeed, in fact many shops have gas ONLY to draw in more customers...and make nothing to almost nothing from the gas itself.

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lemonieGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Not with you there. The text "while it may not be the case where you live" should have been foremost if this helps.

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Goodhartlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

In fact, I don't know of a single "gas station" anymore in my area that sells only gasoline.  They, like the dinosaurs of this region, have died off. :-) 

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Could be. But putting 1p on Wheat Crunchies because (percieved) "Steve" ate a lot was regarded negatively...

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