Ten Dollor Watermelon

@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
United States
April 28, 2010 4:25am CST
I went to a bigger grocery than i usually go to yesterday because i wanted to get some ground turkey that my usual grocery doesn't carry. I went to the produce first, can't resist fresh things & they had one watermelon there w/a $10 price tag, OMGOSH!! i KNOW WATERMELONS are not in season here but ten dollors. Needless to say i did not buy it but just wondered if y'all have ever seen one for such a high price. I love watermelon but think i'll wait till they get cheaper. How about u? would u pay $10 for one?
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I have noticed lots of fresh fruit is more expensive than usual for about the last six months. I would never pay that for a watermelon. In the summer we have fruit markets. I hope that they are reasonable then. I may have to see about planting some seed. Even for sugar babies. I saw them for around $6 and they are not even as large as a basketball.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Hi GG, i answered your response yesterday but it's not showing up today.Wonder why?? I love the sugar babies , they are a great size for me.Hope u have a good nioght, jo
@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I have noticed lots of fresh fruit is more expensive than usual for about the last six months. I would never pay that for a watermelon. In the summer we have fruit markets. I hope that they are reasonable then. I may have to see about planting some seed. Even for sugar babies. I saw them for around $6 and they are not even as large as a basketball.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
What about bell peppers?? They were $1.69 each at the grocery. I think tha's awful to. I put a bunch of pepper in the freezer last summer & i'm sure glad i did. I love those little sgar babies, they are a great size for me but they are always higher. Thanks for responding. Happy thursday to u, GG.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
29 Apr 10
My husband would have my head if I ever paid $10.00 for a watermelon. I did once pay $5.00 for a piece of tropical fruit (I forgot the name of it), but that was an accident. I saw this big sign showing 98 cents. I missed the small print that showed per pound.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Good morning, don't u dare do it then , don't want u to lose your head,lol. I know things are high but i couldn't get over the $10.Hope u have a great thursday. Thanks for replying.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
28 Apr 10
no, but I don't know HOW my mom used to get a whole one and cut it up for the fridge, I guess with 3 kids we ate it fast enough, but still, I wouldn't have ROOM for a whole one!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Good morning Elic,thanks for your response, I can nearly always get a watermelon in my fridge since i'm the only one who is here. What i do after i cut one I take it all out if the rine & put it in a tupperware bowl & it doesn't take up so much room. I LOVE THEM.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
28 Apr 10
my roomie does that, or buys it that way, but I find that it loses flavor that way - that's just me tho...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I really like them the best when they are first cut but i don't waste food so that's the way i do to.
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• United States
3 May 10
I do not think I would pay $10.00 for a watermelon unless it was a really big one, when I went to wal mart they were $4.98 and sometimes $3.98 and I wont pay that, I can go to the 99 cent store and get one for a dollar!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 May 10
I don't blame u. I'm not going to pay that either. The 99 cents store sounds very interesting. Thanks for responding.
• United States
7 May 10
Well I hope you can find a 99 cent store in your area and I hope for you they have Watermelons there! I know also at the one here you can also get a big bag of potatoes for 99 cents and that is so cool!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
13 May 10
i DON'T KNOW OF ANY BARGAIN STORES LIKE THAT AROUND HERE. i WOULD SURE GO TO THEM IF I DID.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I just went to the store....I was going to pick up some watermelon for this weekend when we go camping...one little bitty container of chopped up watermelon was almost three bucks....I did not get it!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I had wondered if u had started camping yet the other day. I envy u getting to do that. I don't blame u for not getting that. I always have thought the chopped uo watermelon was probably some they couldn't sell in slices.Just one of my crazy opinions, lol. Thanks for responding.
• Abernathy, Texas
29 Apr 10
If things are already sliced they are so expensive. At that same time, when I get an entire unsliced watermaelen, it just stays in the fridge. My husband always says he'll get to it and my dyspraxia has trouble with it I get watermelon all over me and everytihhing and soemtimes cut myself. So its not worth it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 Apr 10
I'm sorry u have such a time. We all take too much for granted when it comes to doing simple things that turn out to be major things for some people. Happy weekend to u.
@AmbiePam (49529)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Ten dollars?! Wow. I was at our Walmart Supercenter today, and they had watermelon out, but ten dollars was definitely not the cost of one. Did someone famous spit on it? After all, before it was taken off ebay, an MLB player's bone chips removed from his elbow were selling for $10,000.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I thought wow to. This wasn't at wal-mart. How ridiculous, people are sick, who in the devil would want bone chips, not me. Did the player put them on ebay? if so, he's sick to. Thanks for responding. Have a good night.
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@AmbiePam (49529)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Yes, the player put them on ebay. When the media reported it, ebay went in and deleted them as buyable.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
What a conceited a$$.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
28 Apr 10
That is the same price as it is where I love and no, I haven't bought any! I will not pay that price as it is much too expensive
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Good grief, waht's going on?? I hope they aren't that expensive when they come in season here. I buy them often in the summer. Thanks for responding, Cynthi.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
28 Apr 10
I just came from the supermarket as I wanted a piece of cooked chicken for lunch and the watermelon was cut up and going at nearly US$2 a slice - a thick wedge of watermelon cut up and put in plastic. so I walked passed it...................
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
That was a bargain, lol. one wedge at that grocery yesterday was over $3 & IT WASN'T A VERY BIG PIECE. We may have to give up eating.
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
For me no, $10 for a watermelon its very expensive.. here in my town u can already buy atleast 3 or 4 watermelons.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Thanks for your response. I would love to have a good piece of cold watermelon but i want pay that for one. Hopefully when the farmer's market starts here later on they will habe a better price.
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I was wondering if you had access to a Farmer's Market. The prices usually are more reasonable.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Yes, we have a good farmer's market & everything there is locally grown. They want let any vendor sell unless it's grown in the vacinity. Of course it doesn't last but a few months but i really love going.I'll be glad when it starts. Happy thursday.
@marguicha (97401)
• Chile
9 May 10
Hi Jo, Your story looks like those stories with thieves! I would NEVER pay that amount for a watermelon (or for any fruit). Sometimes I see imported fruit at the super, but I look at it as if they were made of wax. No need to see them with hungry eyes at the prices they have. We have wonderful grapes (in fact we export grapes). But there´s a moment when they import grapes. They cost over 10 times as our wonderful grapes when they are in season. Today I went to the vegetable market (similar to your farmer´s market, I suppose) and filled my fridge with veggies and fruits for a little over $15. I so wish you could come here when watermelons are on season. You can get a huge one for about $2 or $3. By the way, I just made a post that was meant for you. It´s about the diet for hypertension. HUG!!!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
13 May 10
Me either, that's a ridiculous price. I did find a watermelon for $3 last week at the groccery. It came from mexico , was pretty good but not as good & sweet as the ones grown here in the summer. Sorry to be so long getting back to u. Been having trouble w/my internet service since sunday. ^%$$^%$^. I would like to try your grapes, i like grapes to but not as much as watermelon, lol. HUGS.
@marguicha (97401)
• Chile
14 May 10
Hi Jo, We have wonderful watermelons too, but at the right time of the year, just as you do, Jo. They need all the sun they can get. Imported fruits are never as good: they have to be picked before they are fully ripe. I have to have my computer fixed, but need someone to help me and I see little of my grandsons since they grew up. Of course, the smaller that I babysit can´t help (although they promise they will as soon as they grow).
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 May 10
heck no I wouldnt dont like it anyhow but the kids do we wait till they are cheaper
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 May 10
I love them, found me one at wal-mart for $3.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 May 10
good
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I have never seen a watermelon for $10.00! That is outrageous! I love watermelon, too, but not that much, lol! I saw some cut watermelons at Foodland where I shop for groceries last night but they didn't look too good. I'm going to wait till they get more in season, myself.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Watermelon happens to be my favorite fruit, as a matter of fact.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I love watermelon to , kathy but like u i thought that was outrageous. It would be interesting to know how many they sold at that price. I just hope they get to be a better price. Have a great thursday,
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Dec 10
There is no way that I would ever pay that much money for a piece of produce. In fact, it is because of the fact that the price of produce is so much higher when things are not in season that I won't buy things that aren't in season. The only produce items that I buy year round are bananas, apples, oranges, potatos and also onions because of the fact that the prices of these are never that astronomically high.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Dec 10
Thanks for responding. I agree i wouldn't pay that either. I love watermelon but thought that was awful. Green peppers always get so high in the winter. I put quite afew of them in the freezer to cook with in the winter. Hope u are having a happy weekend.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
13 May 10
I must admit that out here based on the exchange rate it would have been valued at 1400 jamaican dollars and I dont think under any circumstances anyone here would have bought it at that price.I hoep nobody uys it at that price and forces them to redue the price because that is like highway robbery
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
13 May 10
Thanks for responding Ronnyb, I agree w/u. Would be interesting to know how many they sold at that outrageous price. Hope u have a good night.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
30 Apr 10
Ten dollars! Wow! No..I'm thinking I would wait. I think that watermelons are great but I don't want to pay $10 for one.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 Apr 10
Hi JEN, Isn't that ridiculous. I'll wait to & hope they get cheaper than that. Thanks for respounding.
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
29 Apr 10
I don't think I would. For any price, would I buy a whole one because my husband always says he'll get to it but never does. And its a comedy of errors and curses when I try to do anything like that with dyspraxia. So if I really want it, I get presliced and three dollars. I'm the only one who eats it, so even if my dh were to cut it most would be wasted.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Hi, Thanks for your respone. That is a high dollor for a watermelon. Hopefully when they are in season the price will come down. Have a good one.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Apr 10
hi jo. you know, i love watermelon since i was a kid. i even remember, as a kid, we used to cut classes and go to the field to get watermelons direct from the field, without getting the permission of the owners. good thing, we were not caught. but with this $10 watermelon? no, i won't buy that too expensive watermelon, even how much i love it or even i have enough cash. that too much.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
HI NEIL, happy thursday to u. I have always loved watermelon like to. Kids use to steal watermelons around here to. Guess that's part of growing up.lol. I HOPE THE PRICE GETS BETTER WHEN THEY GET IN SEASON around here which will be quite awhile. Thanks for responding.
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Apr 10
hi antiquelady no I think that is really too expensive for my thrifty soul and I love fresh ripe watermelon.here in Southern california one can get the smaller mini watermelons and they are not so expensive either andthey are also seedless. I wish Gold Crest would give us more ripe watermelon they are great on canteloupe but it is not always all that ripe.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Good morning Hatley, good to hear from u. That's too expensive for my pocketbook to. I wish i liked cantelope but i don't at all. I sure have made myself hungry for watermelon w/this discussion, lol. Thanks for responding, hope u have a great day.
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
Ten dollars for a watermelon! I do love watermelon that I even wrote about it on my blog. But no matter how I love it I think $10 is too much and certainly I will not buy it atthat amount. In our country, watermelon is in season and big slices of red watermelons are being sold in the sidewalk for only 4 cents. A whole big size cost only around $2 but even if watermelon is not in season it is never priced at $10. Even if I so love watermelon I think I'd forget about it for the meantime if the price a piece reaches that high. I would rather just buy other fruits which will give just the same vitamins and nutrients anyway.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Good morning, thanks for replying. Wish i had a big ol' slice for 4 cents, lol. That sounds soooo good. Hopefully when they come in season here the price will be better. I have always loved watermelon since i was a kid.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 10
Nah, not that big a fan of watermelon. $5 cherries, maybe...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Different strokes for different folks. Thanks for responding.