Sunday, October 11, 2009

How much would you pay?

There was furor recently in Bakersfield California when a convenience store was spotted charging $12.00 for an 18-ounce box of Honey Bunches of Oats. (The normal price at most stores is less than half that). Despite the negative media attention, high prices at convenience stores is not a big surprise and certainly not illegal. But, it does raise the question: Especially in light of the current state of the economy, what is the most you'd pay for a box of cereal?


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Anonymous said...

Hi - that price is outrageous, given what it is and that probably nobody has any sentimental attachment to it : )

Hmm...$6 seems to be the upper limit - but size matters. Fifteen years ago when the boxes were getting bigger and bigger, I never would have guessed that they would shrink down again a la 40s, 50s etc.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't pay more than $2. If a national brand isn't on sale for under $2, I buy the generic version which is usually around $2 or cheaper.

finky the kid said...

I have a hard time paying more than $4 for any box of cereal. I aim for $3 typically. I buy mostly Kashi cereals and one "sugary cereal" like Corn Pops/Smacks/Capn Crunch, but find that Wal Mart typically has the best prices. Kashi Vive and Autumn Wheat are like $3.50.
Can't beat that!
When I moved to CA 6 years ago, i was suprised to see how much more expensive cereals were here than in VA. My wife likes Raisen Nut Bran, which runs around $6 in most grocery stores. Wal Mart used to have it for $3-something, but it went up to $4-something in the last year and we stopped getting it.