Dillingham Shopping Tips by mcpangie

Dillingham Shopping: 1 reviews and 1 photos

"BABE" - Dillingham


Don't Shop For Groceries Here!

The locals try to shop in Anchorage. Our complaint is the prices. A bag of goceries could cost $50 and last only a couple days. I have friends who won't even walk into the local stores, they buy everything outside of Dillingham and freight it in.

Many commercial fisherman "grub up" in Anchorage before hitting the Bay each summer.

What to buy: Stuff that is on sale is sometimes a good price, so some of us pay attention and shop around even here. There are normally "barge" sales and those items are cheaper. So rather than offend any store owner I chose to use a Boyer Alaska Barge Line (BABL) container as a demonstration of where to shop. Somone filled in an "E", and made this container BABE.

What to pay: 75-100% more than Anchorage - which is pretty average for the United States when it comes to cost of feeding a family. But, the good side of the higher cost of living is when you go to the store there are probably only 2-3 people in front of you in line!

Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2003
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