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[VIC] $5 Regular Chickens @ Coles Cairnlea

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Saw these chickens for $5. There are 10 left right now.

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  • +4 votes

    First time been in Coles?

  • +3 votes

    These are quite often marked down.
    Problem is by the time they're marked down considerably they aren't enjoyable because they are so dry.
    For $5 I wouldn't purchase. Maybe for $2-$3.

    • +4 votes

      Why is this downvoted? It's true, a good 3-5 hours sitting there

      • +1 vote

        At one Coles I frequent it'll be marked down 30% after 4 hours of sitting there and to around 50-60% after 8 hours.
        For another $5 would rather a chicken just out of the oven in the last 30 mins (or a KFC/fish n chip shop chicken if going down that path).

        Is there a similar markdown structure at all stores?

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          At mine it's 30 at 4 hours, that's the standard and after 6 hours they go down to 50-75% , but they usually sell after 4 hours. Usually the 9pm mark down lot are from the last cook at 6pm. So they aren't old, they just need to be gone before the store closes

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            @Gaoras: Well this store doesn't close until 12am (most days), so that could be why. More time to sell and the drier they get?

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            @Gaoras: Mine never more than 50% off. Some nights they'll mark down early, other nights there won't be any discount whatsoever right through to closing, no matter how many are left.

            I'd hope they're given to charities/homeless at closing. But I'd bet they're thrown in the bin.

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              @itstoocheapnottobuy: Quite the contrary, the shredded chickens in the ham case are from the leftover chickens of the night before, I always buy them. They shred them the next morning .

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                @Gaoras: I'll hunt for it but I don't recall ever seeing shredded chicken in my store.

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                @Gaoras: Took a while to find regular shredded chicken (not peri peri) - availability does seem to correlate with only when they have have leftover chickens from the night before.

                Which is fine in theory but still raises a number of questions - how much of a leftover chicken can be shredded and what happens to the rest, what do they do on nights when there are 10+ chickens left (would they bother shredding all of them), how can they charge $22/kg when it comes from something that is discounted up to 50-75% off the night before, how much do they realistically sell at that high price, how long can they sell it for given its relative age (24 hours?), and again what do they do with all the unsold stuff.

                I wouldn't think that it makes a meaningful difference to the waste question, but that is of course just a personal opinion.

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          Is there a similar markdown structure at all stores?

          Depends on the store. There can also be great inconsistency within the same store on different days.

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