• Report: #308939
Complaint Review:

Trader Joes

  • Submitted: Thu, February 14, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, February 14, 2008

  • Reported By:Santa Maria California
Trader Joes
Monrovia, California U.S.A.

Trader Joes Rip off too expensive Prices always increasing Monrovia California

*Author of original report: I am making a change of heart on my report to Trader Joes

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I am making a rip-off report about Trader Joes that they have just gone out of control on their price increases. So I wrote to Trader Joes but haven't had an answer. I am still buying from Trader Joes but a lot less and I am telling others about it as well by spreading the word on their prices, this is not discount any more at Trader Joes, so you shop there, it is going to cost more and more money now. Besides the US recession, Trader Joes is not helping people to save, just spend more money so they can profit again and again.

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I am really upset about the price increases at Trader Joes. Pricing have gone up, up and up again, again and again. I have receipts from 2003 to 2008 to verify that with in the last year alone that prices have jumped 20% even and almost double on some of your products.

I have also looked online on forum complaint sites like ripoffreport.com, my2cents.com, vox.com, youtube and other sites to view people making the same statements on Trader Joes about the price increases and there are so many complaints on your prices.

I am seeing customers cut back on spending as well and people are not going to Trader Joes as much as I would see people time to time, now even myself, I have questioned the prices not just on gas prices & minimum wage increases but the prices are very upseting besides that.

Please tell me the main reasons for Trader Joes on its increases, it is both the gasoline prices & minimum wages from Congress to push prices so high?

Second, will prices go down when gasoline goes down but also will they go down if the demand is less from people cutting back and is there anything you can bring prices down?

The United States is on a major recession and the economy is really being hurt but companies increasing prices in the last 2 years. San Luis Obispo is not a strong middle class town, it is mostly minimum wage jobs but when you increase your prices again, again and again, you are hurting the customers.

I am cutting but also I am not spending my money at Trades Joes like I have in the past as I am taking notes on the things I bought last year and see the things increased in your store. The prices are so noticeable that I am not buying the things that have increased for example.

I am considering of not shopping at Trader Joes as the prices have gone way too far but the evidence from my receipts and the all the complaints online.

.... no answer

here is some of there locations

3212 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

19720 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503

Trader Joe's Torrance-Rolling Hills
2545 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505

Trader Joe's West Hollywood
7304 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Trader Joe's West Hollywood
8611 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Trader Joe's West Los Angeles
10850 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Trader Joe's West Los Angeles
3456 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Trader Joe's Westchester
8645 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Trader Joe's Culver City
9290 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Trader Joe's Long Beach Bixby Knolls
4121 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807

Long Beach, CA 90807
6451 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803

Trader Joe's Long Beach Bellflower
2222 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815

Trader Joe's Silver Lake
2738 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Trader Joe's Los Angeles
263 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Trader Joe's Manhattan Beach
1821 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Trader Joe's Mahattan Beach
1800 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Trader Joe's Rcho Palos Verdes (57)
28901 S Western Ave
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Trader Joe's Redondo Beach
1761 S Elena Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Trader Joe's Cerritos
12861 Towne Center Dr
Cerritos, CA 90703

Trader Joe's Chino Hills
13911 Peyton Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Santa Maria, California

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#1 Author of original report

I am making a change of heart on my report to Trader Joes

AUTHOR: - ()

To Trader Joes

I am making a change in my decision about Trader Joes on my ripoff report I left about them and I want to say I apologize for making this report. While they are not perfect as businesses have problems as Mobile Home Park Magazine did but nobody is perfect. I am not a fan of RR and wished I never used this site for making complaints on businesses. Since they do not allow authors to remove reports I am left leaving a sorry note to Mobile Home Park Magazine. I was complaining over their prices going up and up as it was impacting me as it does with the rest of their customers. I still buy from Traders Joes in fact I do 80% of my grocery shopping there even since I made this report, prices have still gone up but at this point there is nothing I can do while I understand its everything that impacts the prices. I should have been more realistic and shouldn’t have made this report as I wanted to address it somehow and I never should of used this site.

I am sorry I made this report, please accept my apologies as I had a change of heart and want to say I am sorry as much as I think they may feel the same way.

Please accept my apologizes to the people at Trader Joes as I want to say I am sorry for making this report.

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