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February 2012

WARNING if you shop 99cent Store on Wlishire/Fairfax:

It seemed like a crazy bargain, the big sized Kraft Salad Dressings for .99cents yesterday. I was in line to grab me a few. But it smelled funny when I opened it and put it on my salad last night. Today, I looked to see what the date was on it, because I was about to use it again and it really did smell weird- “May 19 2010”. Zoom in on this picture, it’s unbelievable.
I called the store to warn them, and the manager didn’t seen too interested telling me “It’s fine”. I insisted she look to see if there were more that were expired and she said “We got a shipment yesterday and we offer you these big bottles for 99cents, I don’t know why you complain.” I told her someone could get sick, especially an elderly person or an immune deficient person. Finally she says “I’ll take a look and if they are expired I’ll remove them.”
Should she have needed persuading to do the right thing??
FYI, 2 weeks ago one of their stand-alone freezers had warm, thawed “frozen food” that they put on sale for 2 for .99cents (instead of 1) to get rid of them. Thankfully, I watched as people grabbed a few, but then after a few seconds of looking perplexed, then realizing they were warm, put them back. A customer insisted they close off that freezer full of food that was probably spoiled. They taped it up.
Also, I should note, the other bottle of Salad Dressing I got yesterday expires June, 2012.
I want my .99cents back. That’s enough for a bl*wjob in my part of town.

(i wasn’t hurt in the leading-up-to of this photo-moment…. but imagine the sh*t I would have had if I’d eaten more of this!)