Chancer Posted January 11, 2016 Share Posted January 11, 2016 If you judge the prices in a supermarket by the "headline items" in their promo leaflets then you have Fallen squarely in the trap that they have baited for you. They are the items that persuade you to go into that shop and most people while they are there will buy all their other stuff there.As someone who was forced to live for years on a fraction of what the French consider the poverty line I knew my prices well and continue to this date, I would have to visit all the stores if I wanted to find the cheapest of everything but certain rules stood and stand today.Headline items like meat are indeed cheaper when on promo in the grand surfaces than Lidl or Aldi however the rest of the year they are significantly more, the fruit and veg, promos apart are hugely more expensive than Lidl or Aldi, consistently so.You can generally find an item cheaper in the grand surfaces which many take to mean that the shop is cheaper, not necessarily so, Inter will have a whole rayon of yoghurts/cereal/saucissons whatever you like from every marque and including their own budget brand and often unknown sous-marques that are cheaper still, people often stick with the premium priced marque (that another psychology used against you) if you buy the budget own brand often its not very nice at all; Lidl and Aldi have a "one need, one offering" Policy, you will find but one natural yoghurt, it will be the same quality as the premium marques as its made on the same line, it will carry the ethereal brand name that Lidl have chosen like Elamesta and will be cheap and very good value rapport qualité/prix but you may well find a cheaper inferior product in the grand surfaces, you will have to search for it mind you as there will be so many offerings and the cheapest are always tucked away out of reach.I do my shopping at Lidl, I go to Aldi for my coffee by preference while I am there I will but fruit and veg if its cheaper because I know the variable prices very well, if I go to Inter to buy some meat or fish on promo or like recently pillows from Leclerc those will be the only items I buy in there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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