FREAK Shots: Would You Take Free Food?

Reader Andria Lam sent us this photo of a rather super. A pricing mistake? A pile of food past its pull date? In any case, the more you buy, the more you save …

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  1. kevin says:


    Their costs of disposal > costs of giving away?

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  2. Drill-Baby-Drill Drill Team says:

    Is this what DEFLATION looks like?

    Sure it’s free, but quantity and selection are worst than Communist Russia.

    Where is the Carny in the Photo?

    Yep, we are all having STONE SOUP for dinner to-night.

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  3. YX says:

    Giving away might give them good will points, which would worth more than simply throw those away, provided the products are safe to consume that is.

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  4. David says:

    Goodwill usually will come and pick up. I am sure many soup kitchens would as well.

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  5. Ian Kemmish says:

    Maybe they reckon that if they can get the Fregans coming in the front door instead of rummaging in the dumpster out back, they might actually spend something?

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  6. katie says:

    No way! That is so creepy! But I’m glad they made it available to people who perhaps could not have afforded food otherwise I guess…

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  7. Eileen M. Wyatt says:

    If I’d buy the item anyway, the container is undamaged, and it’s the sort of thing where you know the pull date is well before it actually goes bad (often true of processed foods)… why not?

    The point of venturing in the door of one of those “Bargain Shop” places is to buy weird stuff cheap, so I’m not sure why weird stuff free is worse.

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  8. Serge says:

    I get all of my apps free so why shouldn’t my food be free as well?

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