Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:00:49
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Yep how true that shell game is DC.
I needed gear oil the other night and WalMart was the only place open around here at that time of day to get it.
I went in to the WalMart auto dept and spotted it. Not too bad on price @ $19.96 for a 5 gallon pail
When I picked it up it did'nt feel like it was full so I checked it and sure enough it was slam full. It still felt too light.
I looked at the contents label and it only had 3.75 gallons. They have made their smaller bucket from a name brand producer look just like a 5 gallon. I wonder how many folks get taken for the 1.25 gallons every day.
When you figure the price Discount City gets for their gear oil per gallon it is anywhere from 15% to 25% more costly than the highest price independent store around.
I noticed here while back that my Maryland Club coffee is only 11.5 ounces in their 1 pound can.
I am going to have to get recalibrated to do my oil and grocery buying nowadays.