K-Mart advertises eggs for .99 per dozen (Limit 2)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Makes you wonder how anyone can sell eggs for .99 per dozen and come close to breaking even. I don't know what kind of eggs they are but there is no way that I would sell eggs for that kind of money. That was in their newspaper insert this past Sunday, Jan 15th.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Many times, grocery stores use staple items such as eggs as a "loss leader". Gets you there and hope you buy other stuff too.
     
  3. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess so. They may even be losing money on them just to get people to come into the store as you suggest.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Just imagine how gross, flavorless, pale, and watery they are. [​IMG]
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bet they don't look like yours.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yeah I had to go and buy Cub's doz eggs for 99 cents. Bought three of them and going to boil a doz of those flavorless eggs. It might taste even better if it is pickled LOL!

    Hurry up my dear girls! I am HUNGRY for fresh eggs!
     
  7. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    However, a look at egg prices on the commodities market reveals another possible explanation:

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    Note that these are WHOLESALE prices. Here's yesterdays market quote for eggs: (The first number is yesterdays price, the second is the price a year ago today)

    Eggs, large white, Chicago dozen-U ... ... Closed 1.0750 0.9350

    Source: http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3023-cashprices.html

    OldGuy43's historical question of the day: What became more generally available that caused egg prices to start falling after about 1950?
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Mechanization of the laying industry. 100,000 layers in a house. Big trucks backing in grain at one end and other big trucks hauling out eggs at the other end.
     
  9. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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    I checked our local auction prices. Last week brown eggs went for .50 - 1.10 per dozen. I had to go back 3 weeks to find any white eggs and they went for .20 - .30 per dozen. So around here egg prices are down.
     
  10. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll bite. Home refrigeration? (by this I mean a refrigerator in every home, not the invention of home refrigeration)
     

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