Is there something that you consider a bargain where you live?
What can you buy or get that you consider a bargain because of where you live? For example, here in Brazil I can buy fillet steak for R$15. a kilo. That equates to roughly $4.00 a pound.
Can you buy seafood, strawberries, pick mushrooms etc.
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The best deal I've seen on fresh meat around here, is when they run the occasional $1.99 per pound boneless pork loin sale. They usually weigh close to ten pounds and sometimes more. When you buy them at regular price, sliced and packaged in small amounts, they are usually $3.50 per pound or higher. So, by taking home this big slab of juicy pork and slicing it myself while putting 4 or 5 boneless pork chops in each freezer bag for storage, I'll save 15 dollars or more, just by purchasing one whole loin.
I live in the United States and we have a store that's called The Dollar Tree. All the items in the store from books, to groceries, items for parties, cleaning supplies, canned goods, utensils for the kitchen and many other items are just $1.00. They have greeting cards for any occasion at .50 a piece. You just can't beat that.
I went to one of those when I visited my family. I was shocked when I got to the register and found out my 6 items weren't $6. Having lived outside the US for many years, I had forgotten about the sales tax. LOL . Thanks for your answer.
I live on the Big Island of Hawaii. In some areas, you can buy an acre of land for as little as $3500. However, it's rock hard, gets very little rain, and is near a flowing lava field, which means Kilauea Volcano can reclaim it at any time. If you're REAL desparate for land in Hawaii, it's a bargain!
Everything seems higher here in CA, EXCEPT nursery stock! I remember plants like delphinium and foxglove being much higher in Minnesota at my local nursery than they are here in Southern CA. Of course, lemons and oranges in the fruit section of the grocery store always seem less and then there are always the tons of grapefruit and lemons that the neighbors just GIVE you because they have so many growing on their trees. In winter, my heating bill is almost nothing and summer air conditioning is not outrageous either. I LOVE it here!
Yeah, just so they don't make it mandatory that y'all take out Earthquake Insurance on every piece of property you own, then everything should be just fine; ha!
Hello insane mundane. On the earthquake insurance maybe Alaska has a higher incident rate. Check out the Hazmat Incident Rate for North East & disease incident for southeast at globalIncidentmap.com for pondering insurance rates.
I am from CA and you are correct about people giving away fruit and veg. My gran always sent us home with a bag of grapefruit or zucchini. Parts of CA have an almost perfect climate. Here in Brazil I have neither heating nor AC. Thanks
@ tsmog: What does wearing a hazmat suit or people with diseases have to do with Earthquake Insurance? Plus, it was just a joke. I don't even have flood insurance... LOL!
Here in the UK the price of food relates directly to the EU CAP. Beef is about £8 a kilo ($12) and a decent pint of milk will cost £1 ($1.50) the last rack of lamb i bought cost £16 ($24) and wasn't really all that good.
The weekly shop tops £84 ($126) that's for 2 adults and a child and i can tell you thats a no frills shop with nothing wasted.
I had a look at a punnet of cherries today that had been flown halfway around the world and cost £1 ($1.50) whilst the strawberries that came from 40 mils down the road cost £3.50 for the same weight.
No wonder 100's of thousands of people are using food banks in this country.
I lived in the UK for many years and have seen some of the absolute nonsense. Bouncing tasteless strawberries at Xmas, that had more air miles than most frequent flyers.I think many people need a 'victory garden' again. Thanks for your response.
In the summer, we have roadside markets that set up to set fresh produce. Because I live near a relatively rural area in the U.S., there are lots of farmlands nearby, and there is always a bounty of tomatoes, watermelons, zucchini, and squash. At the normal grocery store, there are occasionally good deals, but you can't beat buying direct from the farmers!
When you visit the Bahamas you can always check out the Daquari Stand that is located off West Bay Street and across from the Sheraton hotel. They offer you great fresh Daquari's at a very cheap price for Nassau! Oh and they are not shy on the Rum at all!
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