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Cheese Grater

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So I have a flat cheese grater but I wanted to get the box kind that has fine grate on one side, coarser grate on the other. Then I think one of the narrow sides slices and I can't even remember what the fourth side does. But you know what I mean. It's the kind our mothers all had.

 

Anyway, I went to the only department store in town - Shopko, where I get my gluten-free vitamins. They had one and I was so happy to spot it. Then I saw the price. SEVENTEEN DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS!!!! (plus tax of course.) The same cheese grater can be bought at Walmart for $3.24! I wrote to Shopko and complained. This is what I wrote:

 

"Last night I went to my local Shopko in search of a cheese grater. I found one for $17.99. It is the same one I could get at Walmart for $3.24!! Here is a link to prove it: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-4-Sided-9-Tin-Grater/14938594

I would LOVE to shop locally but as Hot Springs, S.D. has only a Shopko, I have no choice but to run to Rapid City and buy my cheese grater at Walmart. And of course to make it worth my time and gasoline, I will be buying other things I need while I'm there instead of at my local Shopko.

I'm sorry, but it is an outrage that because Shopko is the only store in town you feel you can charge almost SIX TIMES AS MUCH for an item than can be gotten elsewhere. I am insulted and disgusted.

If you would bring your prices more in line with what the generality of stores charge I'm sure you would be doing a booming business. But the parking lot is always nearly empty and your insulting prices are the reason!"

 

 

And this is the response I just got back:

 

 

"Thank you for contacting Shopko. I apologize that you are unhappy with the Shopko store pricing.

Thank you for the feedback, we will make sure and pass that to the appropriate department.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Barbie
SHOPKO Online Customer Service

1-800-869-5819"

 

GRRRR!!! It makes me so mad that these people are gouging the locals like that. Especially when you consider this is a retirement town and old folks don't WANT to drive a 120 mile round trip to Rapid city and back.
 


gluten-free since June, 2011

It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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I could probably buy one and pay for shipping to you for less than that!  I have one that I paid more than $4 for but it is big and a bit "nicer" than the smaller ones (I have one of those,too).  Maybe I should just send you my littler one?  It works fine for $4.

 

I guess you should just make a list and go to Walmart - TP, paper towels, shampoo, cheese grater, underwear, etc.  lol


 

 

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How about a yard sale one? Do you think I would be able to clean it well enough just in case a used one was glutened?


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It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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How about a yard sale one? Do you think I would be able to clean it well enough just in case a used one was glutened?

 

 

Put it in the dishwasher.  I don't think people use them for bread?  Mine cleans well in the dishwasher - so why not?


 

 

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Don't have a dishwasher, but if I soak it and clean it well it should be OK i guess.

 

Just an aside, did you notice the poor grammar in the reply? "I apologize that you are unhappy", and "make sure and pass that along". THAT'S who they have representing their company to the public? Even the initial message in the "contact us" box had, "one of our representative" (no "S" on the end). Do you think maybe these messages go to China or India?


gluten-free since June, 2011

It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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Don't have a dishwasher, but if I soak it and clean it well it should be OK i guess.

 

Just an aside, did you notice the poor grammar in the reply? "I apologize that you are unhappy", and "make sure and pass that along". THAT'S who they have representing their company to the public? Even the initial message in the "contact us" box had, "one of our representative" (no "S" on the end). Do you think maybe these messages go to China or India?

 

 

"If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us."

 

Maybe you could contact them about the grammar?  lol   


 

 

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