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Old May 9th 2010, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by kendalanita View Post
OMG how cheap is that milk and bread - I pay $1.89 for a ONE litre carton of skimmed milk in Alda and only the cheap plastic bread is in the $1 region not the nice staff, we pay $3 for 6 bread buns! I got all excited the other week cos I got some facial wipes 'on offer' - 3 packs for $16 (normally $7 per pack) so I promptly bought some, then sat here thinking - my god I have just paid 8 quid for 3 packs of wipes whereas I used to get 3 packs for 2 quid in Asda - ah well - next trip home guess what will be lining the base of my suitcase!!!! OH was gutted other week, friends rang to say they were having a party got all the booze and stuff, 9 quid for box of Stella and Moet was 18 quid a bottle in Asda on special - party - cheap as chips!!!
"ONE litre carton of skimmed milk in Alda": $1.89

ASDA UK: £0.55 ($A0.92) ASDA UHT Skimmed Milk
Woolies Mawson, ACT: $1.08 Homebrand Milk Long Life Skim 1L (eye-balled)
Woolies Subiaco, WA: $1.37 Homebrand Milk Long Life Skim 1L

I find skimmed milk is poor value relative to whole milk so don't buy it. It's pig slop or material to make cottage cheese; not worth a quarter of what it is being offered for.

Why buy expensive or poor value groceries when cheaper AND better value can be obtained simply by selecting them in the normal course of shopping?
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"ONE litre carton of skimmed milk in Alda": $1.89

ASDA UK: £0.55 ($A0.92) ASDA UHT Skimmed Milk
Woolies Mawson, ACT: $1.08 Homebrand Milk Long Life Skim 1L (eye-balled)
Woolies Subiaco, WA: $1.37 Homebrand Milk Long Life Skim 1L

I find skimmed milk is poor value relative to whole milk so don't buy it. It's pig slop or material to make cottage cheese; not worth a quarter of what it is being offered for.

Why buy expensive or poor value groceries when cheaper AND better value can be obtained simply by selecting them in the normal course of shopping?
Possibly because those of us who drink skimmed milk all the time think that the higher fat stuff tastes like lard?
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Possibly because those of us who drink skimmed milk all the time think that the higher fat stuff tastes like lard?
Then water would be both cheaper AND higher value for you.
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Then water would be both cheaper AND higher value for you.
Water on my Weet-bix doesn't look great.
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Water on my Weet-bix doesn't look great.
Porridge is both cheaper AND better value as a carbohydrate meal. No need to add sugar (or milk) if you eat slowly; even cheaper AND better value.
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Aldi is pretty cheap. Is there an Aldi in Perth?

Does Perth have something similar to Paddys or Parklea markets in Sydney? These huge markets are pretty cheap in regards to buying food.

What about a membership warehouse club like Costco?

I would expect Perth to be fairly expensive because anything you don’t grow/make there, has to be trucked in over thousands of kilometres. Just one of the "joys" of living in such a remote location.

We send goods from Sydney to Perth all the time and the expense is huge - which in return the consumer ends up covering with higher prices.

At least you should be able to get some good quality cheapish Margaret River wines – you lucky buggers.

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City comparison for you:

http://www.7perth.com.au/view/today-...0090828181500/

If you live in a remote area - you pay more.

And Perth is pretty remote.
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Aldi is pretty cheap. Is there an Aldi in Perth?

Does Perth have something similar to Paddys or Parklea markets in Sydney? These huge markets are pretty cheap in regards to buying food.

What about a membership warehouse club like Costco?

I would expect Perth to be fairly expensive because anything you don’t grow/make there, has to be trucked in over thousands of kilometres. Just one of the "joys" of living in such a remote location.

We send goods from Sydney to Perth all the time and the expense is huge - which in return the consumer ends up covering with higher prices.

At least you should be able to get some good quality cheapish Margaret River wines – you lucky buggers.

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I think the problem is that people in Perth have lost the ability to shop on price or for value but have an inversely proportionately enhanced propensity for whinging.
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Porridge is both cheaper AND better value as a carbohydrate meal. No need to add sugar (or milk) if you eat slowly; even cheaper AND better value.
Tell ya what.. you eat like Oliver Twist if you want too. I will stick with what I like AND (capitals for your benefit) I still think full fat milk tastes like lard.
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Tell ya what.. you eat like Oliver Twist if you want too. I will stick with what I like AND (capitals for your benefit) I still think full fat milk tastes like lard.
The implication being that you DON'T find groceries expensive.

And I'll stick with what I like which is not ripped-off milk AND (poly-)glucose breakfast.
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Originally Posted by ice mocha View Post
Hiya... we were in Perth last week.. for about a week, so only managed to get into Coles & K-mart to get some bits like bread, milk, etc

and my god.... things were EXPENSIVE (understatement)


so... i'm guessing there must be other places to get basics from.. at reasonable prices?? please can you list a few... thanksssss
What's exspensive to you becomes your norm here but I do try and shop online to keep the inpulse buys down where possible.
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What about the "Cheap Foods Barns"‎ in Balga and Duncraig?

Do you have a Hare Krishnas in Perth? Always a well-known place to get a cheap meal when you are out and about. Last time I went to the Hare Krishnas I got a huge plate of food (vegetarian), a dessert and drink for about $5.00.

Maybe get ideas from the archives here:

http://slowfoodperth.org.au/home/abo...d-perth/store/

http://slowfoodperth.org.au/

Fresh seafood should surely be cheap in Perth too?

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Originally Posted by billabongbunyip View Post
Fresh seafood should surely be cheap in Perth too?
You'd think so, but it's not, it's extortionate. The only affordable fish is either stuff you catch from the jetty, like herrings or frozen crap from Thailand and Indonesia.
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Originally Posted by AllGoode View Post
The implication being that you DON'T find groceries expensive.

And I'll stick with what I like which is not ripped-off milk AND (poly-)glucose breakfast.
The reality being that I'm bored talking with somebody so anally retentive about the 20c difference in the price of a litre of milk.
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You'd think so, but it's not, it's extortionate. The only affordable fish is either stuff you catch from the jetty, like herrings or frozen crap from Thailand and Indonesia.
I don,t think there would be a lot of price difference east to west in fish as its mainly priced on export price.(stand to be corrected )

Shark Bay whiting fillets $13.99 /Kg (rarely $9.99/kg )
NZ Orange Roughy $22.50 / Kg

are the two I mainly buy +Red Snapper which can vary $18.99 -$34 /kg
only ever buy Aus. or NZ fish.
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