Shopping at IGA costlier?

Is shopping at an IGA costlier than your local Coles or Safeway? I went into my first IGA yesterday to pick up a bunch of groceries – milk, some cheese, a dip, a pack of tissues, and I was set back about $21. They didn’t even offer to give me a receipt!

I noted something seemed odd when a 2L milk cost $4.10 or thereabouts. Now I’m not a penny pincher, but wouldn’t independent grocers tend to be cheaper than the actual chains? I guess the next time I visit Coles, I’ll be sure to check how much the whole deal costs.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Wilson (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 12:41 pm

    Was it IGA or IGA Express? The latter, as almost anything with “express” in the name, is markedly more expensive than regular supermarkets (in my experience).

  2. Colin Charles (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 1:47 pm

    IGA Express. The one opposite Swanston St station. Coles Express (on Swanston St or Lygon) have never let me down!

  3. Marina (unregistered) on June 10th, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

    Yes, they r def. more expensive. Went to Delahey/Keilor area. IGA milk cost me $2.56, at S/W or Aldi its $2.09. Cottees cordial, IGA $3.99 at S/Way it’s 2 for $5. I ended my shopping there and then…I will never go back there again!!

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