Category: Buyer Beware

Undercover Research As Why We Get Price Gouged Shopping

All my life, since I was a little girl, growing up poor, is not something I wish upon anyone.

I found ways of getting FREE to low cost food legally, when I was just 9 years old!

Thus my lifelong journey on finding solutions, to the injustice of stores price gouging customers.

Headlines are popping up everywhere lately, of stores either downsizing or going out of business, is proof that the customers have had enough!

Understandably, the stores have markups on their merchandise, to cover business expenses, employee salaries and making a profit in the process.

Fair enough, right? Wrong.

Why would something that’s true cost is .50 cents, cost nearly $5.00?

Red flags went up. I began digging, reading advertisements and reading everything!

What I discovered, is unbelievable! We as consumers, either get price gouged or short changed!

I nearly had a coronary, when I pulled out a grocery store’s “sales” advertisement.

This grocery store price gouges. The food doesn’t move, because of ridiculously outrageous pricing! Bought frozen rolls from this grocery store, get them home and those rolls were so old, that they refused to rise for me to bake them!

Anyways, on the front page of that grocery store’s “sales” advertisement, is a proud announcement. This price gouging  grocery store, donated over 500,000 pounds of meat, to the local food banks!!!!

Hear me out as I explain. If anyone steals from the stores, the cost is passed on to the innocent customers!

Guess who paid for this price gouging grocery store’s generously giving 500,000 pounds of meat, to the local food banks?

The customers! They got price gouged shopping at that grocery store, so that the grocery store can look generous, in donating 500,000 pounds of meat, to the local food banks!!!

I nearly burst an artery! This is just so wrong! Over 50% of the American families cannot afford to feed their families, it’s a choice between getting food or a having a safe roof over their heads!

We as consumers, have to get educated. Just because stores advertise “sale” stuff in their “sales” advertisements, does not mean it’s on sale! They put mostly regular priced merchandise in their “sales” advertisements, passing it off as it’s on “sale”!

There’s the old bait and switch, which is illegal. You see a product and there’s a sale price tag underneath it for the right product, they are supposed to sell it to you at that price. When you bring it to their attention, they balk at honoring the sale price, that they had attached to the shelf of the product, that  you want to buy!

A few days ago, I got short changed $8.00 at a drug store! A few weeks ago, a pizza parlor short changed me $15.00! It is becoming a common occurrence!

Add it all up, those stores and restaurants can bankrupt you, if you do not hold them accountable!

Buyer beware…Familiarize yourself with the true cost of consumer goods and watch your money like a hawk, or you will either get price gouged or short changed at the stores and restaurants!

Brenda Lee, The Stock Market Shopping Strategist  🛒


Hurrah! You’re Scoring The Deals! Watch Your Shopping Cart Like A Hawk!

Oh boy! It’s becoming a battlefield when I go shopping at stores! It’s ME they are tailing! Yes, I get stalked while shopping! Those lazy she-wolves, have been circling my shopping cart, waiting for me to turn my eyes off my shopping cart of deals!

This happened at Big Lots! today. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the she-wolf was trying to do! She had an approximately 2 1/2 year old little boy with her. Here she was hanging around me, around the COLLEGE Dorm organizers! Red flags went up! She inched near my shopping cart of deals, that I worked so hard to find in the store. I whipped around and grabbed my shopping cart, glaring at her! She looked so pissed off!

Big Lots! .50 Cent Mini Frying Pans, $4.20 Frying Pan Organizer, $1.00 Measuring Spoons

Even though, I could have told her off, there was the little boy. I took the high road and went and got checked out, getting out of the store and far, far away from that she-wolf!

Can Opener, at Big Lots! $1.75

That she-wolf was very lucky, that I didn’t mop the floor with her! I am so strong, that I broke a manual can opener last night, opening a can of red kidney beans, for my homemade chili! I now have a brand new manual can opener! The question is, how long before my strength destroys it?

Growing up across the street from the housing projects, I earned my street smarts! You do NOT want to try to shop from my shopping cart!  I am so strong that I picked up a grown man and slammed him into the wall, for decking me in the face! He never hit me again!😂😂

There was no way that lazy she-wolf was going to use me, for financial gain. I am aware of how some she-wolves operate. Lazy losers, that will “steal” from anyone’s shopping carts, buy the other person’s hard earned deals, turn around and sell, for a profit!

Trust me, I know how hard it is running a household. It’s like running a business. You have to watch the cash flow, making sure you have food, cleaning supplies, bathroom supplies and kitchen supplies.

You work so hard, to provide for your family, you most definitely do not need lazy losers, robbing you of your hard earned deals, from your shopping cart! That means your family has to do without! It’s unacceptable!

I am not “The Stock Market Shopping Strategist” for nothing. You have to be aware at all times, when you go shopping!

Brenda Lee, The Stock Market Shopping Strategist 🛒

Here Is Proof That Dollar Tree Price Gouges


The numbers do not lie. Being a math whiz, who uses a calculator daily, just like my late father, the numbers tell you the raw truth!

The big roll of paper towels on the left, is 128 sheets, 2 Ply, $1.87 at CVS.

The tiny roll of paper towels on the right, is 44 sheets, 1 ply, for $1.00, from the Dollar Tree.

It looks innocent, you THINK you are getting a bargain, buying the $1.00 roll of paper towels…

The Dollar Tree paper towels are only 44 sheets, 1 ply! You’d have to BUY THREE $1.00 rolls of paper towels, to match the 128 sheets a roll of paper towels, sold at CVS, for only $1.87!

Now why would anyone want to pay $3.00 on paper towels at the Dollar Tree, when you’re getting a bargain at CVS?

That’s exactly what I am talking about! You’re paying MORE, for LESS product at the Dollar Tree!

You’re spending MORE for LESS product, causing you to run out of product, to where you’re back at the Dollar Tree, again!

That’s the cycle of perpetual poverty! Anyone blogging about the so called bargains at the Dollar Tree, needs to have their heads examined! It is deplorable, enabling their audience into a cycle of perpetual poverty, for financial gain and or fame!

I am the only ethical blogger, who opens everyone’s eyes, so they won’t be blindsided by those fake losers, who are broke, but buying junk from the Dollar Tree, to brag about the bargains on blogs and vlogs!

You do not want to be in a cycle of perpetual poverty, wondering where your money went when you don’t have much in your kitchen cupboards and supplies closet, to show for it!

Unlike buying paper towels at the Dollar Tree, CVS gave me this $1.87 roll of paper towels, for FREE!

I scanned my CVS loyalty card at their red coupon machines, it spit out a $2.00 off 1, any paper towels CVS Store Coupon! FREE paper towels, something you can never get from the Dollar Tree!

I just exposed those fake bloggers and vloggers, for the frauds they are, they are NOT frugal! They shouldn’t be blogging and vlogging, scamming their audience!
They are BAD news! Follow their advice, you WILL be in a cycle of perpetual poverty with them!

Take back your power, don’t enable losers, get educated and wise to fake bloggers and vlogger’s online shenanigans!

The numbers don’t lie, when you do a cost analysis, it tells you the Dollar Tree has been price gouging!

Brenda Lee, The Stock Market Shopping Strategist