Bananas over priced at Asda?

Saw this online somewhere earlier in the week.

The bagged and priced bananas in supermarkets are overpriced :eek: Think the SM in question was Asda, it is also the same in Morrisons. Was going to buy a bag of 9 for £1.50 but chose 10 loose bananas for 98p.
Might not be new to some but is for me and something I'll be doing in future, plus I can buy them in differeing colours.
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  • jenniewb
    jenniewb Posts: 12,836 Forumite
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    I have a secret to share with you ;) It's normally always cheaper to buy loose fruit and veg than it is to buy boxed or bagged fruit and veg.

    Although not a very reliable way to do it (as supermarkets can often lie) if you look just below the price label on the supermarket shelf you will see the price per kilo or per 100grams, you can then use this to compare to what the price is loose per kilo (or do the maths to convert to grams).

    E.g, a box of mushrooms is 250g and costs £1 which means that your paying £4 per kilo of mushrooms (the label should tell you this in the small print). If you look at the loose price it's normally around £2.70 per kilo, thus saving you 32p buy buying the same amount loose. Over time it does add up, especially if you do this with all fresh fruit and veg though always double check just in case a special offer or reduced price bucks the trend (it rarely does though).

    An even better way to save even more is to either shop at market stalls or to buy at reduced prices if you know your going to use the product within the day/few days following.
  • David_Aston
    David_Aston Posts: 1,160 Forumite
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    68p a kilo in Aldi. Buy them unripe, and take them out of the packaging as soon as you get home
  • gunsandbanjos
    gunsandbanjos Posts: 12,246 Forumite
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    I wasn't aware this wasn't common knowledge?

    If something is packaged they need to add in the cost of that, plus any labour/machinery/time costs added by packaging them.

    Supermarkets rely on people not paying attention, or not understanding what is going on.

    Onions are usually a good example - most supermarkets sell 3 brown onions in a net for £1 ish? Buy them separately and it'll usually cost about 30-40p, yet I regularly see people chucking the netted 3 in their trolleys without a second thought.

    All these little savings add up!
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Bertrand Russell
  • gunsandbanjos
    gunsandbanjos Posts: 12,246 Forumite
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    Just checked tesco online - 3 onions netted pack is £1 or £2.06 per kilo.

    Individual onions are 58p per kilo! Granted that is a special offer but they are usually about 70p/80p a kilo.

    I find it crazy that people ignore this:eek:

    I pointed it out to a lady in a supermarket once and she looked at me like I was mental:rotfl:
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Bertrand Russell
  • Nada666
    Nada666 Posts: 5,004 Forumite
    Does anyone really not already know this?
  • gunsandbanjos
    gunsandbanjos Posts: 12,246 Forumite
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    Nada666 wrote: »
    Does anyone really not already know this?

    Apparently not it would seem!
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Bertrand Russell
  • peewhyeff
    peewhyeff Posts: 1,184 Forumite
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    And, if shopping in T's and you're trying to max out your tes** points, loose bananas are a great way to round up your shopping to the next whole £. That's if your shopping is say £4.66, then throw in 3 or 4 bananas..I usually go for the smaller ones and add up on the basis they're approx 10p each.......and that you will use them of course.
  • Ken68
    Ken68 Posts: 6,825 Forumite
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    Buying bananas is not MSE....you chuck half of it away.
  • Nada666
    Nada666 Posts: 5,004 Forumite
    Ken68 wrote: »
    Buying bananas is not MSE....you chuck half of it away.
    And as Danny Baker is fond of pointing out monkeys laugh at us because stupid humans open them upside down.
  • Nada666
    Nada666 Posts: 5,004 Forumite
    But as to onions I would say bagged are often better (not the three-pack nets). They tend to be of a consistent size and smaller. So unless you are the sort of person who weighs their chopped onion rather than just throwing in one or two onions, you will get more portions from the bagged ones.
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