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Granville Island Vendors (well one in particular)

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jewels_vancouver Jun 10, 2007 09:13 PM

Ok, I always suspected this but always forgot to pay attention but the story goes like this...

It is about the produce vendor that is by the flower shop at the entrance...everytime I go I always feel like they were ripping me off somehow. Today I went to buy an avocado that was .89 and some other things...but when I was watching her ring it in I noticed that she charged me .99 ~ so I asked her "Did you charge me .89 or .99 for the avocado? she said ".89"...ok, fine but when I checked my reciept sure enough she charged .99! Ok, so I know it was only ten cents but it is the principal...

Man, do I ever sound petty reading this back to myself...lol

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    vandan RE: jewels_vancouver Jun 11, 2007 09:21 AM

    heard a story i think same vendors where someone had forgot their bag of groceries they had bought there and when they returned shortly thereafter instead of the bag being set aside for the owner to pick up all the stuff had been put back out for sale, very slimey

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    1. re: vandan
      Sam Salmon RE: vandan Jun 11, 2007 03:57 PM

      GIM is grossly over priced for any veggies-many items are double what I pay on W Broadway.

      Case in point Avocados @ Young Bros Produce next to the Hollywood Theater are $0.99 for 2, there's more parking (well not right now there a lot of sidewalk work being done), better choice of stores and-the very best part-no dumb cluck tourist dolts clogging up the aisles.

      It's fun to visit GIM but shopping there is such a hassle it's almost not worth it anymore except right when they open@ 09:00 hrs.

      1. re: Sam Salmon
        starlady RE: Sam Salmon Jun 11, 2007 09:07 PM

        I LOVE YOung Bros!!!!
        ALso Commercial Drive Santa barbaras isn't bad.

        1. re: starlady
          Sam Salmon RE: starlady Jun 11, 2007 09:22 PM

          When I think about it consumers all over the city have benefited from the success of GIM-people are accustomed to fresh veggies attractively displayed-which pre GIM wasn't always the case.

          So many neighbourhoods that were formerly wastelands for fresh produce now have some hard working soul betting it all on a storefront full of fresh produce with a few dry goods inside.

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