August 28, 2012 11:45 PM Subscribe
What are your benchmark items for determining if a store is expensive or not?
posted by Rich Smorgasbord to shopping (38 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
If you have regular benchmarks, are they just things you often buy and know the price of, like a dozen eggs, or are they items that you think are representative of the store's expensiveness? And if you did strategically choose a benchmark, what was your reasoning?
I'm asking because:
1) I could use a reliable benchmark.
2) I wondered if a lot of people used the same benchmark, and...
3) Do stores know this and price those items low while keeping other prices high? (This is more speculative; I'd be surprised if someone knew a yes/no answer to this)