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Steve1968LS2
10-27-2011, 6:37 PM
How are thier prices on bulk compared to Costco? Looking at thier website the prices seem crazy high. I know some of you shop there so I thought I would ask what I'm missing here..


I priced 50 lbs of white rice at Costco.. $24.95 for 50 lbs.. at Honeville it was over $50..

Pinto beans were $36.45 for 50 lbs at Costco, but on Honeyville's site 50lbs were $69???

http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/pintobeans50lb.aspx

I don't get it.. why are thier online prices crazy out of line..

50lbs of al purpose flour is $15 at costco.. at Honeyville it was.. wait for it.. $47.99!!!!!!!

WTF?

What am I missing here? I found the same for sugar as well.. 50lbs at Costco for $30.. go look it up on Honeyville's site for a good laugh.

Are the in-store prices way better? I sure as heck hope so.. thoughts?

problemchild
10-27-2011, 6:51 PM
Shipping and handling is included in the web pricing. The store is much cheaper.

I posted a link to the in store pricing. Let me see if I can find it. Remember that HV has about 600 things you will want not just rice and beans. HV blows costco out of the water.


Here it is......... (http://www.michaelkdickson.com/webjunk/Honeyville/June%20prices/Price%20List%202011-1olderofficeversions.xls)




How are thier prices on bulk compared to Costco? Looking at thier website the prices seem crazy high. I know some of you shop there so I thought I would ask what I'm missing here..


I priced 50 lbs of white rice at Costco.. $24.95 for 50 lbs.. at Honeville it was over $50..

Pinto beans were $36.45 for 50 lbs at Costco, but on Honeyville's site 50lbs were $69???

http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/pintobeans50lb.aspx

I don't get it.. why are thier online prices crazy out of line..

50lbs of al purpose flour is $15 at costco.. at Honeyville it was.. wait for it.. $47.99!!!!!!!

WTF?

What am I missing here? I found the same for sugar as well.. 50lbs at Costco for $30.. go look it up on Honeyville's site for a good laugh.

Are the in-store prices way better? I sure as heck hope so.. thoughts?

Steve1968LS2
10-27-2011, 7:07 PM
Shipping and handling is included in the web pricing. The store is much cheaper.

I posted a link to the in store pricing. Let me see if I can find it. Remember that HV has about 600 things you will want not just rice and beans. HV blows costco out of the water.


Here it is......... (http://www.michaelkdickson.com/webjunk/Honeyville/June%20prices/Price%20List%202011-1olderofficeversions.xls)

I guess that makes sense.. I would be shocked if they sold any of that stuff online though. lol

So for 50lbs of pinto beans HV is $4 cheaper than Costco..

But Costco kicks their butt on salt (3.99 versus 6.72) for 25lbs..

Seems like the big plus for HV is variety.. but if Costco has it then the price is close to, if not cheaper, than HV..

Need to go check the place out.. glad to see those net prices aren't the instore deal, almost fell over in shock. lol

mschliebs
10-28-2011, 6:03 AM
I have shopped Honeyville for eight years or so beginning with the local mill located about a mile away from the store, on Buffalo Street in Cucamonga. Most of what they sell is priced lower than what you can get elsewhere. However, I have found that beans, rice and honey are always higher priced than at Sam's Club which is just down the street from Honeyville. It probably has something to do with buying power (long term deal) or loss leader. Visually speaking, the customer base at Sam's differs from what you will see at Costco or Honeyville and I think that plays along with income household incomes and where people think they are getting a good deal. Strike up a conversation with a fellow patron at Honeyville and you will hear a difference as well. Sam's has morphed away from a discount store, unless you buy the $$ super deal membership card.

Bottom line: you still need to shop around.

problemchild
10-28-2011, 9:22 AM
Yep. I use about 4 different places to buy and its whoever is cheaper. I only buy bulk, food, mylar, buckets etc.

Tour of the store
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bok_vkkVJe4


I guess that makes sense.. I would be shocked if they sold any of that stuff online though. lol

So for 50lbs of pinto beans HV is $4 cheaper than Costco..

But Costco kicks their butt on salt (3.99 versus 6.72) for 25lbs..

Seems like the big plus for HV is variety.. but if Costco has it then the price is close to, if not cheaper, than HV..

Need to go check the place out.. glad to see those net prices aren't the instore deal, almost fell over in shock. lol