Would You Buy Groceries at an Auction?



The newest way to save cash on your grocery bill? Skip the store, and buy everything—from hams and frozen veggies, to pies and chicken nuggets—at a grocery auction.


The AP reports that bargain hunters are starting to do their grocery shopping at auctions, where savvy bidders can score serious deals on tons of produce, meat, and other foodstuffs. These consumers do not seem deterred by the fact that many of the items auctioned off are past their sell-by or use-by date. As one bidder said, "The quality and taste may go down, but that doesn't mean you can't eat it."

Would you do your grocery shopping at an auction if it meant saving some cash?

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