The Cost of Convenience: The Pros and Cons of Having Groceries Delivered

grocery store convenienceSometimes you just don’t have time to go to the grocery store, or you aren’t in the mood to deal with the crowds. Or maybe you find grocery shopping to be unpleasant no matter what–stores have gotten enormous, and they’re set up to intentionally lead you on a wild goose chase for the items on your list, in the hopes that you’ll pick up lots of impulse purchases on the way.

Having groceries delivered is a option in many major cities, but it can carry a hefty premium. After my most recent delivery purchase, where I ended up with three small bags of food for $70 (without buying organic), I had to wonder how much money my aversion to grocery stores might be costing


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5 Responses to The Cost of Convenience: The Pros and Cons of Having Groceries Delivered

  1. davis says:

    I think this is one of the traps that people who are too frugal run into. They forget that time also has a value and there are times when it’s worthwhile to spend a little more to save that time.

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  4. Jean says:

    I live in Hollywood CA & the Von’s has delivery which I only used once. I liked it but found 3 eggs cracked in the carton. I have no car & use delivery for super heavy items like kitty litter & milk gallons especially if I don’t have a friend available to drive me.

  5. tim says:

    Was thinking of starting a home delivery grocery business in our town….would anyone know where to began

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