Same city Walgreens charge differently
September 7 , 2013
This is big news for thrifty shoppers.
Chicago Tribune has reported that two Walgreens locations in the same city price their products differently. The variation was as much as 55 percent and the variation in prices at CVS and Rite Aid weren't as dramatic.
CNN had provided with some examples. A bottle of eye drops costs about $5 less in Queens than it does in the Walgreens location in Manhattan.
The company said this variance is due to factors such as hours of operation, labor costs and even the cost of real estate.
Although, it has been noted that this practice is not illegal, it would definitely make sense for shoppers to avoid flagship stores and buy everyday items where they are charged reasonably.