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Don’t Be Blinded by Bulk Sales

“…what I can’t decide about is the situation where I go someplace like Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club and try to stick with my shopping list. I often see items that are really good deals (I think), and I know that the next time I go to Sam’s (probably a month or two later) those particular items won’t be there although they might be on my list by that time. I don’t stockpile a lot of stuff, but sometimes it seems to make more sense to save money. If I buy those particular items in the grocery store they will cost two or three times more than if I buy them at Sam’s. So — which is the lesser evil: Not sticking to the list in order to snare the bargain, or paying more at another store when I do finally run out of said item?” (Requires login: Use one from