Walgreens: Store Prices Vary by as Much as 55% From Store to Store – What Do You Think?
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The following information is from an article found on CNN Money here:
[h2s_box]Shop at the wrong Walgreens and you could end up paying significantly more than if you’d bought the exact same items at a store on the other side of town, a recent study found. While some price variation occurs at Rite Aid and CVS, Walgreens was the worst offender, with a single item costing as much as 55% more depending on a store’s location, according to a study of 485 drugstore locations in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif., and Dallas-Forth Worth by the National Consumers League and labor union coalition Change to Win.
The study was based on the listed prices for a basket of 25 items, ranging from Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice to Huggies “Little Movers” diapers. Depending on the city, the chain was up to five times more likely to have store locations in the same market that charged different prices.
In New York City, a box of 10 Claritin allergy tablets cost anywhere from $10.49 to $15.99 depending on the Walgreens store. The same bottle of eye drops, meanwhile, cost $9.99 at a location in Queens and $15.49 a subway ride away on 57th street in Manhattan.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic! Have you experienced these sort of price differences in your local city or town?