Okay, I just bought a gallon of milk for 87¢, and a dozen eggs for 48¢ in DeKalb, and have no idea what's going on. I have never seen milk and eggs this cheap, ever!

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So on Monday, I'm shopping in the dairy section of the DeKalb Walmart on Sycamore Rd, and cam across these prices on milk and eggs:

  • 1 gallon 1% milk  - 87¢
  • 1 gallon 2% milk  - 87¢
  • 1 gallon whole milk - 87¢
  • 1 dozen large eggs - 48¢
  • 60 ct carton of eggs - $2.06
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So my first thought was, hmmmm, I bet these eggs and milk are about ready to expire soon, so the store is just trying to get rid of them. NOT TRUE. I found out the DeKalb Walmart has been selling these dairy goodie for this price for several months. Are other Walmarts offering the same prices?

My second thought is that the milk must be coming from diseased cows and the eggs are coming from chickens that somehow have run a-foul of something (bad pun). Both are NOT true. The eggs and milk both tasted fresh and tasty!

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So why would anyone pay $3.99 for a gallon of milk or $1.49 for a dozen eggs (which I am quite accustomed to paying)?  I decided to do some investigating,  Yes, the other grocery stores nearby were selling milk for $1.99 - $2.99 a gallon the same items.

If you believe what people on the internet are saying, it's because Walmart  is trying to dominate the market. in other words, many believe Walmart is pricing these items below their actual cost, to get you in the store (aka: loss leader). While in the store, you most likely will purchase other items.

So tell me, are other grocery stores in the Stateline doing the same thing? If So, how much are you getting a gallon of milk or a carton of eggs for?

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