Safeway in Oakland is charging $3.29 for one can of Blackeyed Peas!
- Mission Jan 1, 2013 08:32 PM
Safeway in Oakland is charging $3.29 for one small can of Blackeyed Peas!
Is that price gouging for a New Years item?
It will be interesting to see what the same can costs next week?
a google search reveals a severe drought in texas in december, reducing the (prospective) supply of black eye peas.
attribute the price jump to a "shortage". whether safeway , the grower, or the packer jacked the price is difficult to access. just like gas, when there's a shortage, the end user immediately gets the (higher) sticker price.