By Bob Brooks
March 2, 2015
There is the misconception that buying in bulk aways saves you money. It is that concept that has made companies like Costco and Sam’s very profitable Kiplinger Magazine put out an article today debunking that notion. Here were a few examples:
Cereal – You don’t need to buy in bulk to get the best deal on cereal. Just stock up whenever it’s on sale at the supermarket. . For example, a large, 30-ounce box of Kashi Organic cereal usually costs $3 more than two smaller 16.3-ounce boxes (32.6 ounces total) on sale at the supermarket.
Cooking oil might seem like a great bulk buy, but it has a shelf life of six months. Unless you’re frying food daily, you might not be able to go through a gallon of vegetable oil before it goes bad.
Bleach has a shelf life of about six months once you bring it home from the store. After that, its effectiveness naturally degrades. So over bulk-size name-brand bleach.
For the full article, visit: http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/spending/T050-S001-worst-things-to-buy-in-bulk/index.html.