The price to slice
Just a short post today. This afternoon, I was carefully doing my grocery shopping (sticking to the list, of course!!). Whilst darting purposefully from shelf to shelf, I saw someone with pre-sliced carrots in their basket. No big deal, huh?
Strangely, it REALLY annoyed me! To me (completely over-dramatically) it represented everything about the public’s inability to make smart financial decisions. How hard is it to pick up a knife people? Seriously? Ok, time to calm down…
cheap inventor professional Let’s have a look at a comparison of some everyday products to determine the actual price to slice:
An average mark-up of 101% to save you getting out a knife.
Should we buy ready prepared?
Based on the cost, no. But, can anyone explain to me why you would do this?
The only argument I can think of is time-saving and the monetary value of time.
For instance, to peel and cut 500 grams of carrots maybe takes 5 minutes. From the figures above, this means that you are valuing your time at £12.84 per hour. Therefore, I suppose that if you can prove that you can generate more than £12.84 in income per hour, and in the time you would be usually cutting carrots, then it’s worthwhile to buy ready sliced.
What do you guys think? Waste of money or a good way to save time?
* Interesting to note that sliced bread IS the best thing since sliced bread!!