Extra Sausage in a Bunnings Sausage Sandwich

A few months ago I was feeling very hungry and asked for an extra sausage with my sausage sandwich at Bunnings. After some initial confusion, the lady said $1 extra seemed fair and I got a $3.50 double sausage sandwich. It was a struggle to eat but it hit the spot. I was also very happy with the price and value obtained.

Since then, I have ordered 4 more double sausage sandwiches on different weekends. Here lies the issue, on all 4 subsequent occasions I have been charged $5.

Cost breakdown

Sausage: 40c
Bread: 5c (assuming 24 slices per loaf and cheapest loaf is used)
Onion: 5c (assuming 10 servings per onion)
Sauce: Free (I will boycott Bunnings if they ever charge for this)

That is a ratio of 8:1:1 if you scale up to $2.50, which means the sausage represents $2 of the overall product’s value. Does this mean the fair value is $4.50 for a double sausage sandwich or should a discount be applied since only one transaction is taking place and you are buying in volume?
Should I say something next time $5 is requested? I cannot go back to single sausages and don’t want to be “that guy” who I complains to a charity or community group about wanting to support them less through a sausage sizzle.

Tl:dr how much should be charged for a double sausage sandwich at Bunnings?

Note: This is not a discussion about sausage sandwich vs sausage in bread.

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  • +98 votes

    Each week would be a different charity, different person serving.

    don’t want to be “that guy” who I complains to a charity or community group about wanting to support them less through a sausage sizzle.

    But…you would be that guy arguing over $0.50

    Double sausage - giggidy

  • +37 votes

    Just buy two. All the proceeds go to the charity / club running the BBQ that day / time.

  • +42 votes

    You're obviously buying them because you're not paying for the value of the ingredients combined, but for your convenience of not having to do it yourself.

    And that equals to your purchase price - cost of ingredients.

    Plus, the opportunity cost for them to provide you with a double sausage sandwich, is another single sausage sandwich to someone else.

    Hence, I think it is valid for them to charge $5.

    If you don't like it, go make it yourself.

  • +63 votes

    Each sausage+bread+onion+sauce combo is a package. A package costs $2.50. By taking an extra sausage you are depriving the seller of being able to sell one more package. Ergo you should be paying $2.50 for it ($5 total).

    • +26 votes


      As far as I'm concerned you're buying two sandwiches where one is sans everything but the sausage.

      Seriously mate, they're your neighbors taking time out of their weekend to raise money for a cause that's important to them and in every likelihood you, or someone you know. There's a good chance some of them have never done that sort of thing before - Now, after dealing with yourself, there's a good chance they're slightly less likely to do so again.

      When I find my desire for a bargain clashes with my adherence to Wheaton's Law, I generally go with the latter.

      • +4 votes

        Wheaton's Law

        Well, TIL. Thanks. :)

      • +1 vote

        My house had a "Choc Wheaten Law" when I was growing up… don't eat the Choc Wheatens in the fridge as they were dear old dads.

        TIL: Wheaton's Law - Thanks bobbieb

    • +1 vote

      Unless of course someone else comes along and wants two slices of bread with their sausage.

      Or enough people want two sausages that they save on buying an entire loaf or onion.

  • +6 votes

    There's always somebody who has to change the standard menu item. eyeroll

    $5 IMO

  • +13 votes

    Dammit now I want a Bunnings sausage sizzle :(

  • +4 votes

    Agree with the logic, but it's for charity so at the end of the day the extra 50c is going to a good cause.

    I personally hate carrying coins so in this situation I would also not mind paying the $5 and not be given back a heavy sharp 50c coin.

    • +8 votes

      heavy sharp 50c coin.

      You seem weak and fragile.

      • +2 votes

        He's lost most of his family to injuries from sharp and heavy 50c coins, yet he still believes in hope. Maybe don't be so judgemental?

  • +3 votes

    If they are charging $5, you should be able to request a credit note of 50c for the unused bread and onions. once you have accrued sufficient credit notes cash them in for an additional sausage…..it's only fair.

  • +5 votes


    This is OzBargain, not OzTightArsesWhereTheBiggestProblemInTheirLifeIsWhatCharitiesChargeForDoubleSausageAtBunnings.

  • +3 votes

    Just want to say, thanks for posting that link at the end! I spent ten minutes browsing their maps; it's a fascinating site!


      Wtf is a sausage sandwich?! It’s a sausage in bread!!


        ignore the downvotes the op can say it's not about that all they want but we know, while the battle remains unwon, it'll always be about that


        Wtf is a sausage in bread?! It's a sausage sandwich!!

        Seriously I've never heard this. I need to travel more.

        Do Victorians call hotdogs, "processed meat in bun"?

  • +1 vote

    It's for charity so price is whatever the stallholders charge.

    Bread: 5c(shop.coles.com.au) (assuming 24 slices per loaf and cheapest loaf is used)

    I've not seen sliced bread served at any Bunnings sausage sizzle - it's always a long bread roll… does this vary across the states?

  • +6 votes

    Logic is flawed, failed to take into account the rent and labour cost of cooking that sausage and taking your money etc which would be the largest cost component. Sure, they may be volunteers getting a free spot from bunnings, but they're not doing it so you can save on a sausage.

    • +8 votes

      And the waste needs to be accounted for. All of those extra pieces of bread that are not used.

  • +3 votes

    Fair shake of the sauce bottle, mate, you forgot to account for slippery onion public indemnity insurance.

    • +2 votes

      Safety is always our number one priority and we recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard.

      -Bunnings chief operating officer, Debbie Poole


    Go easy on the sausages - processed meats are very bad for your health.

    You'll thank me in your healthy old age. :)

  • +1 vote

    Is it possible to learn this power?

  • +1 vote

    You know it’s an Auskick team, Scout Group or other non profit we’re talking about right?

  • +1 vote

    Costco sausage is the best.
    $2 for a hotdog and refill drink.

  • +1 vote

    I wonder how much to bribe them for top onions.

  • +1 vote

    Report it as a price error, maybe they'll give you a $250 gift card for your 'inconvenience'.

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    Troll a lol a la

  • +4 votes

    Cool story but sorry I'm one of those people that just donate money and skip the nasty sausages alltogether.

    $5 does seem a bit excessive but they can charge what they want. Have you ever offered $1 for an extra sausage? That seems a bit cheap you'd think $1.5 at least would be a 'fair' price otherwise they'd be charging you $1.50 for bread, sauce and onion which would actually be an outrage.

    Do you also get charged for extra onions on top with no extra sausage?

  • +6 votes

    Thanks OP I thought I was the only one!

    Everytime I visit Bunnings on a weekend I get a double dog (in a proper bun, no bread), usually the charge is $3.50, there has been the occasional charge of $5.00 and while I pay with no fuss (it does support a community group after all) it does hurt the cheapskate in me ever so slightly.

    It's become a bit of a game with myself and the wife to see what the double will be charged at, good to know there are others out there who share my (small) pain!

  • +2 votes

    Have you factored in their costs of simply being there, eg paying for the Gas, fuel etc etc, assuming they even factor that in if its a charity thing

  • +2 votes

    Don't be a (profanity) your whole life ok? I usually tell them to keep the change.

  • +2 votes

    Who gives a sh?t it’s a fund raiser.

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