Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Paying Too Much at the Neighborhood Store? Tell Brian Lehrer

Are you being price gouged when you go to the bodega or grocery in your neighborhood to buy basics? (For instance, like the tiny $3.99 bottle of Listerine, oddly imported from Indonesia, that we scored on Bedford Avenue the other day...) Here's your chance to participate in Brian Lehrer's latest "crowdsourcing" project. Here's a short description:
Our latest crowdsourcing project asks listeners to go to their local grocery store and find out the price of three goods: milk, lettuce and beer. You don’t have to buy them (or consume them), but we want to know how much they cost in different neighborhoods throughout the New York area.

Here’s the assignment:

Go to your local bodega, supermarket, or gourmet grocery store and get the prices for our predetermined basket of goods. Here’s the shopping list:

-a quart of regular, non-organic whole milk
-a head of iceberg lettuce
-a 6-pack of 12-ounce Budweiser (bottles)
Full instructions can be found here.


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