Thursday, April 16, 2009

Grocery auctions: If the price is right, who cares if the food is old?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:30 AM

More signs of the hard times. Grocery auctions: people bidding on old, leftover or damaged goods from supermarkets, distribution centers and restaurant suppliers.

As consumers seek relief from the recession and spiraling food prices, grocery auctions are gaining in popularity as an easy way to cut costs. The sales operate like regular auctions, but with bidders vying for dry goods and frozen foods instead of antiques and collectibles. Some auctioneers even accept food stamps.

I might ... might divulge in some expired canned goods, but steaks past expiration date?  I think not. What about you?

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