LOCAL PHARMACY VS. DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORES, LARGE PRICE DIFFERENCES
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8.0 LOCAL PHARMACY VS. DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORES, LARGE PRICE DIFFERENCES; COMPARISON SHOPPING
Think you can duck into your local discount pharmacy and only pay a little more than a discount department store? I did a price check and was surprised to find that prices were often as much as 3 times. Here is a sampling of what our local discount pharmacy charges vs. the everyday price at Wal-Mart.
Pharmacy Discount Difference ================================================================ 60 watt light bulbs (generic) 1.99 .88 126% Tone soap (4 bars) 3.98 2.97 34% Automobile oil (Havoline) 1.99 1.12 78% Kleenex (175 sheets) 1.59 .87 83% Toothbrush (Crest) 2.49 1.97 26% Toilet paper store brand (24) 6.76 4.97 36% Envelopes (#10-large) 2.99 .99 202% ================================================================ Average difference = 84% or almost double