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Puzzling observation in H-Mart (Burlington MA) parking lot

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Leaving H-Mart early yesterday evening, I noticed a warped shopping cart fastened with a thick chain to the carriage corral toward the Cambridge St. end of the lot. In it was a bag of mushy bananas, a banana peel, and some orange peels. I wouldn't have taken notice had it just been a random cart loose in the lot, but the chain has me scratching my head. Do they put their over-ripe and otherwise unsellable food out there for the taking? It doesn't seem like an area where homeless people would be living.

By the way, I hadn't been there since spring and only needed a few things, but noticed as I walked by that the pineapples, which were $2 for gorgeous ones last time are now $4.99 for smaller, dry-looking ones. There were onions at $1.99/#. Northwest cherries were on special for $2.99, the same sale price other local chains are offering, but they were bruised and leaking. I was glad I only needed jarred and canned items. This store is definitely a place where you need to know your prices!

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H-Mart
3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

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  1. Yes their prices and quality are all over the place, like any other asian market. Go to HMart in Atlanta...WOW everything so fresh, clean, and cheap.