Report: #1304974

Complaint Review: kamal grocery,pleasanton-CA-94588

  • Submitted: Wed, May 11, 2016
  • Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016
  • Reported By: A Singh — san ramon California USA
  • kamal grocery,pleasanton-CA-94588
    pimilco drive
    pleasanton, California

kamal grocery,pleasanton-California-94588 unusual High prices of India Grocery pleasanton California

*Author of original report: The report was just for information of the facts only and I withdraw this report immediately

*Consumer Comment: Let me guess..

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the Indian Grocery Items which are imported from India are in Ruppe currency and here these are sold in US Dollars.

The usual conversion rate of one US dollar is equal to Indian Rupee 60.00 or more currently in the market


I am giving example of one simple item a tooth paste called "Babool Tooth paste " made by Dabur India which is priced just for Indian Ruppes 48.00 ony is being sold for $5.50 at this store last week 

I pointed it out to the owner who said that he is buying it from the Indian suppliers at high prices and he is helpless.

What I wish to point out is a business practices of Indian Grocery Exporters from India ,here and am not complaining against this particular local business Indian grocery store.As we do not know rhe detailed inside facts in general .
I happen to see one real and very clear example which just shocked me .


As per the Indian Ruppee rates ,even if we take at Rupees 60.0 equal to one US dollar the  cost price of this Toothpaste in India stands at 48/60=0.8 US Dollar 

We can imagine how many times the cost price is the sale price of this item in USA >>>$5.50 divided by 0.8USD=6.875 times high price 


All I am trying to bring to the notice of people here is that Indian Grocery Imprters are selling the Indian Groceries at un usually high Prices to Indian in USA .

is there any remedy possible?
Can we educate our Indians living in the USA ?


It is a common practice by Indian Grocery stores ,it seems to us here ,just this is one clear example which has come to lime light because the original Indian Price of this item is printed on the box of this toothpaste by the manufacturer Dabur India as Indian Rupees Forty Eight only for Two Babool Toothpaste in the Box.WHICH IS JUST $0.8 US DOLARS  BEING SOLD TO US FOR USDOLLARS$ 5.50

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#1 Author of original report

The report was just for information of the facts only and I withdraw this report immediately

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this report was just for the information only and is being withdrawn immediately by me

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#2 Consumer Comment

Let me guess..

AUTHOR: Robert - (USA)

I am going to go out on a limb here and figure that business, logistics or geography wasn't really your specialties in school.

Because I am not sure if you aware of this but India is about half-way around the world from the US and while it can be quite cheap and inexpensive to ship an item within India.  Try to take a Truck across the ocean...doesn't work so well.  So guess what..higher shipping cost equals higher prices.

You talk about education, and sorry to say but the only education needed is yours.

Of course if you still think the prices are too high, there is nothing that says you can't go pick up the stuff in India yourself.   You can find some great fares from San Francisco to New Delhi for around $1000 and about 21 hours of travel time.  Then you could pick up all of the $0.80 tubes of toothpaste you wanted.  You would only have to bring back a little over 200 tubes to break even in cost savings.

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