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Everything I see says that the items ordered will be more expensive than if purchased in the store. But how much more expensive? How calculated?
asked by Amalia W. on 7/27/17
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It is different in every market, and for every store. Actually, a number of stores do NOT upcharge. In my market, Instacart customers pay the same as in-store customers and even receive most of the sale prices too. However, this could also be why our shoppers are among the lowest paid in the country and rely heavily on tips.
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They left my receipt in one of my bags. I know they charge more because it's as clear as day on their website. So I expect it and I know how much. If you use their app it's great. So the difference was less than $4.00. I can live with that.
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Instacart does not give you the sale prices from the store. So if the peanut butter is 3.50 on sale. Instacart will charge you 4.80 regular price. Their prices are all over the board but on average you are paying 20% more.
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