A few days ago I was out running some errands, and Toney called and asked me to pick up some salad makin’s. So I stopped at a nearby grocery store on my way home, and could barely get into the place because of all the grills and patio furniture out front.
Do people really buy stuff like that at a grocery store? I’m not talking about a Super Wal-Mart, or a Mega Target, or whatever. This is just a regular grocery store, that sells regular grocery store stuff — for the most part.
But right now they have three or four different propane grills to choose from, and several large pieces of furniture, etc. And I just can’t imagine myself ever making the following statement: “Let’s see, I need to pick up a dozen eggs, some milk, …and heck, since I’m here I might as well buy a dining room table and hutch!”
Our baffroom contractor (the newest member of our family) told me he recently bought a GPS unit from Price Cutter, a grocery store in a neighboring town. A GPS unit! He also has an “expensive Garmin,” and guess which one he likes better? That’s right, the no-name (Sany?) model he purchased alongside carrots, and whatnot.
It’s not something I’ve ever done, or probably will ever do. The prices can’t be very good, can they? I mean, seriously.
But what about you? What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever purchased from a regular grocery store? Tell us about it in the comments.
And this one’s incredibly short, for a host of reasons. Including this. But I’ll get back to it tomorrow, full-tilt.
See ya then!
My current, 13-inch Daewoo (or somesuch), white television is from Shop Rite. And it’s so old it’s from the shitty and gross Shop Rite in town, not the revamped 2009 version. Like, 11 years and it’s still kickin. I almost wish it would die at this point, I can’t bring myself to kill it because it’s decorated with stickers from when I was a teenager.
Soon to have a beer buzz and a celebrate a sweet tax return (finally) buzz.
Scotch buzz? The Bowmore is gone; dipped into the Highland Park. Time for bed.
@Nicole, 11 years since you were a teenager? I can’t stand it. All I can think of is is “Now, ShopRite has a sale on everything in cans, cans…” with animated can-can dancers. Do they still run that commercial? It was a winter thing back in the day. When I lived in Albany ShopRite seemed a little better than the Price Chopper, or whatever.
Mar Bee says
Bought shoes at the local Ingle’s (yes it comes with the ‘s). And a patio umbrella one time because it was huge and 50% off. Then I had to buy a patio table to go with it. The shoes were those cheap ugly plastic pink things for gardening. My mother-in-law wanted them. Good match.
Shiny Rod says
I got plenty of Glenfiddich left. I will have to try the Highland Park since they have it in stock at the liquor store. Peace out, I have to keep a promise even if I’m a little drunk. They also have JW Blue @ $215, I think I may get that for graduation.
you resurrected long ago suppressed memories with the mention of daewoo. I had a daewoo stereo that was bought a Shop-n-Save!
The best stereo $39.95(plus 6% PA sales tax) could buy.
White Trash Barbie says
Wow. And I thought I was being fancy buying ginger snaps at the Giant Eagle last night.
White Trash Barbie says
@ Jason – Thanks for setting me straight on this one. I didn’t realize it was Wal-Mart’s. I always thought it was THE Wal-Mart.
Rat Bastard says
We bought a patio table at a drugstore during an “end of season” sale for some ridiculously cheap price — does that count? I hate going to the grocery store so no stories here. Every time I go, which isn’t often, I feel like I’m either going to stab someone with a barbeque fork from the kitchen aisle or else have a stroke.
It’s Wegmans, not Wegman’s. Yes, I know it belongs to the Wegmans. At this point they are just messing with our heads.
Our Kroger always has something big in the front window/display area before you get to the carts. Usually lawn furniture in summer… Doesn’t look bad but I’m skittish to buy it from there. But I did lose a big umbrella in the last storm…. hmmm….
White Trash Barbie,
I’m going to start adding “the” to it just to step it up. I have a buddy that gets absurdly upset when I say “Wal-Mart’s” (which is why I do it around him). I bet “The Wal-Mart’s” will cause him to stroke out.
My grandmother puts “tha” in front of famous people’s names. “Tha Robert Redford” for example.
I went to Kroger’s for beer and chips (Salt and Vinegar) and found a dandy hammock. Portable, foldable and in it’s own frame. Very nice indeed.
Bought it…came home and lounged in it while eating chips and drinking beer.
Best thing I’ve ever found at Kroger’s…well…maybe. I’ll need to think about that.
What brand is that hammock? I saw it once and didn’t get one. I really want one but can’t find it now.
Hey Lee Harvey Ramone: It’s easier to “raise a poll” than it is to “sink a hole”……heh.
We have Giant Eagle around these parts’…or as some say “Big Bird”. Super expensive super market. But they do have great Steeler “wear”…sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and the like. Also chairs, coolers, beads, banners, big foam #1 fingers, and, of course, Terrible Towels.
yeah, I’ll be hosed over there for Costco runs. I have found a large grocery store in the town nearest us, though. Groceries on the whole are much cheaper there than here (at least here in San Francisco) We bought enough food and Italian wine for 3 days at walked out of the store laughing our asses off. $60! That’s ONE day of shopping here, and wouldn’t include the wine! Plus, all the stuff we pay extra for here because it’s imported, is cheap as hell over there.
I’ll live without the costco. There will be trade offs, for sure.
Perhaps your contractor could use his expensive Garmin to route a path that leads to the end of your baffroom project.
Daniel Likes to Dance says
The Jones (The In Laws) recently brought a outdoor dining set from Kroger. They went back the next day for groceries and it was reduced $100 from the price they paid. Haha. Thats what they get.
Long Ago I purchased a set of Funk n Wagnells (or is Wagnell’s?) encyclopedias – one at a time. It was an arrangement similar to the aforementioned china and gravy boats.
But who needs ‘cyclopedias since the dawn of the Internets.
The Disco Kroger is actually in Buckhead on Piedmont just north of the intersection with Peachtree. It was so known because the famous ’70s Disco, The Limelight, used to be in the same strip mall. It is still there – reopening soon after renovation.
I always thought the one near virginia highlands was disco kroger. That’s what the ex called it. Oh well. Maybe it was ghetto kroger.
I lived in buckhead for a bit, right where piedmont and roswell make sweet love to each other.
Jo Ellen says
My city just got a Kroger Marketplace and I bought a couch for less than I could get it from a furniture store. The price will go up at the end of the year so now was the time to buy. I love the couch. I am going back to buy a dinette set. I have shopped around and there is nothing withing $200 of the price of the dinette set. And it is very good quality furniture and I was very happy with the delivery company. So count me as a yes.
I just bought a couch at a Kroger Marketplace. I found quality furniture at a great price (with the Kroger discount card). Why should it matter where you got it? As long as the price is right and it’s something you’re shopping for anyway!