Just a short little venting post because I made my weekly stop at Walmart today… and not one, not two, but THREE price increases awaited me!
1. drawstring kitchen garbage bags – when I started shopping at Walmart in Ohio only 5 years ago, these were $1.33 / box of 20. Last time I went to Walmart, they were $2.88 for the same box, and today, they are $2.98 for the same box that was $1.33 not more than 5 years ago! That is more than DOUBLE the price in 5 years!
2. bananas – when they opened our brand new SuperWalmart a few years ago, they pretended like the regular price of bananas was a cheap $.29 / lb. but the truth is, I haven’t seen them at that price since! They have gone up and down constantly, and are now a whopping $.67 / lb – the most expensive bananas I have ever seen and I refuse to pay it! And let’s face it, Walmart has the worst looking produce I’ve ever seen!
3. dryer sheets – before today were $.88 / box. Today, they decided we should have to pay $.96 / box. If they go over $1, I will no longer be getting my dryer sheets at Walmart.
To complete my complaint session, I actually had to email Walmart the other day to complain about their photo service. I used to get all my digital photos made into prints at Walmart because it was cheap and convenient. I would order between $1-$10 at a time. Since I have a lot of kids, they (used to) get lots of business from me. But now they won’t let me pay for my orders in the store. I like to order the pictures when I take them; sometimes there are only a few at a time. And I refuse to sit there and make teeny weeny charges on my credit card over the internet every few days – it’s a bookkeeping nightmare, not to mention how little trust I have in Walmart after all the other crap they always pull.
About the grocery prices, I understand that there is something called inflation, but this is ridiculous! No wonder Walmart has abandoned their “rollback” campaign – rollbacks are extinct!