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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...

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 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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thematthatter
thematthatter

Reply 10 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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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 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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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 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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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 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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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 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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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

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

L