price drop

28 Mar

london 9.45am 7C cloudy/bright easter monday 2016

Eggs have dropped to as little as 50p for half a dozen in a supermarket price war.

Sales are booming after experts gave them the all-clear over cholesterol and salmonella concerns.

Asda cut its Smartprice mixed-weight caged eggs from 80p to 50p for a box of six last month after Morrisons intially sold its M Saver ones for 52p, according to price specialists Brand View.

i read that this morning in the daily mail

i thought i am very savvy with prices, but this has caught me by surprise. i did not know. usually i buy the tesco basic eggs of 15 for £1.25, and never bother to look at theprices of their other eggs. in fact, i still think it is not necessary for me to keep up with their price reductions of other stuff, in the end, even after their reduction, it is still cheaper to buy the basic eggs.

 lately i have not been buying the 15 basic eggs, because simon has been buying lots of eggs and we got a glut of them.

a few days ago i got 2packs of basic 6 eggs for 18p each pack( that means it is only 3p an egg), even though we got a lot of eggs allready but it was too good to miss;(they were small size eggs which i did not mind, as i think the yolk is the same size whatever the size of the egg, it is only the amount of egg white that varies).

it was on a reduced price -end -of- day in tescos and so not typical of prices i think.

but it seems eggs have been coming down in price… i think prices are going down for other things too, and it must be that this time is a good time for us consumers. but admittedly for those of us who buy the basic range, these reductions are still not as low as the basic prices which are availalble allthe time.

someone else must be suffering this price drop… perhaps the farmers. i mean when milk can be bought for 10p for 1litre , (i bought them in waitrose of all places), someone must be losing money… or are they hoping that by doing this , it would entice people to come in and buy other more expensive stuff?

last night must have been stormy. simon tells me he got woken up by strong winds banging our window. i slept through it all. but the news this morning shows it has disrupted flights and brought down trees.

added 10.41am sunny 8.8C bright sun streaming into my flat through the windows.

took a break to have eggs for breakfast. talking of eggs just now made me realise i got loads of eggs.

but it is dark again now. there is a large rain cloud that is obscuring the sun. i like the sun, but i have to admit it is so bright it makes it difficult to see my laptop screen. good thing about london weather, the sun never stays up too long to make itself a nuisance. haha. its doing this thing peeping in and out of the clouds.

i can understand why computer nerds draw the curtains and live in semi darkness all the time. i dont do it because i like the sun shafting its light all over the flat… even though it does make seeing the laptop screen a chore . but what i do is just shift a little bit and get into the shadowed part of the sofa. i like nowadays that my chrome book is so light and have such a lot of battery charge that i can sit it on my lap anywhere without trailing a long line of charger leads.

its actually so sunny out there, i might go out and sit in the sun for a bit. 

 

 

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3 Responses to “price drop”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday April 2, 2016 at 3:28 am #

    With eggs so reasonably cheap, time to whip out your baking bowl and bake a cake. Envy how cheap your groceries can be. Here cheapest for 10 eggs ranges from $2 20 to $3.75 (special eggs eg bigger yolk or fortified etc). I once saw $1.95 but these are smaller eggs. I usually throw out the yolks and so if I am lucky I grab the cheaper ones as the fortified ones are wasted.

    • alifesgayventure Saturday April 2, 2016 at 7:18 am #

      what, u throw away the yolks?!! haha. the yolk is the egg…the whites are just water…hehe. as for cakes i have long ago stopped baking them, too much suger in them. haha . i never thought uk have the cheapest stuff, but i am beginning to think we do. i read a blog where a british woman went to brittany,france, she bought a house there,and is renovating it, and she was telling how butter, cauliflower , cabbage were so expensive. even the offal, like rabbit liver, cost as much as a steak here.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday April 2, 2016 at 8:51 am #

        Egg yolk has cholesterol lol and yes I am atypical as most asians find the yolk more important 😃

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