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dolores Aug 27, 2008 06:13 AM

Why would a whole watermelon cost $6.49 in the South? In August???

In a Walmart, specifically.

At the TN/MS border.

Astounding.

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    avad RE: dolores Aug 27, 2008 08:35 AM

    Widespread drought?

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      dolores RE: avad Aug 27, 2008 08:49 AM

      Only if they come from the desert. Tons of rain in MS.

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        danna RE: avad Aug 27, 2008 08:52 AM

        I've paid everything from 2.99(ingles) to 7.99(whole foods...but a HUGE one) this year in the western carolinas. Seriously, they have to come from somewhere else...there's not been enough water for a local melon unless it was irrigated. (Until this week...I got 5 1/2 inches in 2 days!)

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          sisterbeer RE: avad Aug 28, 2008 09:24 AM

          Gas prices? Someone has to get them to your store.

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