Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lobster Price Rip Off!

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My daughter asked me to pick her up a lobster because she had driven by a sign at the seafood place that said they were $5.99/lb, and she thought "what a great deal on lobster!" and because she was on the way to the groomers with her dog, she didn't stop.

So she called me to ask if I would run down and pick her up a 2 pound lobster and keep it until she got home. Now, I don't like seafood, (I know, how can I live on the Cape and not like it, right?) but for her I agreed to go down.

First of all, it smelled all fishy in the there (well, it was a fish market) and I didn't like that right off the bat, but when I asked about the lobsters for $5.99 a pound, the lady behind the counter told me that only applies to the jumbo lobsters.

Ok, so I am not the brightest when it comes to lobsters or seafood of any kind, so I asked for a 2 pound lobster, and she just stared at me!! I repeated my order, and she repeated "it is for the jumbo lobsters"!! And I had to admit I had no idea what she meant by that, and she pointed in the water filled case and said "these are the jumbo lobsters and they are starting at 9 pounds."

So then I think I figured it out....I had to buy a lobster of at least 9 pounds to get the $5.99 rate, which would come to around $54.00!!!! WHAT?!?!

I asked how much for a 2 pound lobster and she said "if I can find one, it will be $10.99 a pound, making a little lobster over $22.00! Highway robbery!!! Needless to say I didn't buy one. I called my daughter and told her about the switch in price and she said "the sign doesn't say that, but nevermind, I just thought if it was cheap enough I would treat myself."

Isn't that like false advertising or something?? To say $5.99 a pound but have it only apply to the jumbo lobsters that are no smaller than 9 pounds??

Hmmmmm, I wonder??

Till Next Time,
Take Care,


Storm, The Psychotic Housewife June 13, 2009 at 7:32 PM  

Ouch, talk about a difference in price!

jenn June 13, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

If the sign didn't differentiate, you should have gotten it for $5.99. It is false advertising, and it's against the law. I would go back and talk to the manager.

ChinkyGirLMeL June 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

Yikes! That sign was very misleading! tsk tsk....

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