Man Goes Into Business Delivering Costco To Overpriced NYC Neighborhoods

Groceries on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan are expensive. How expensive? One guy with a truck has started a business delivering cheaper groceries. One catch, he doesn’t own a grocery store. He will go to Costco, where items cost a fraction of their Manhattan prices — and split the savings with you.

He requires that you live in a doorman building and that the savings add up to at least $40 —which shouldn’t be hard based on his estimates.

Each Non-Perishable item for sale has a “Costco” price and the “Average New York City” price for the exact same item but with Costco-sized bulk packing. For instance, Charmin costs $20.19 at Costco for 30 rolls. If a customer were to purchase 30 rolls in New York City, on average, the price would be $42.18. We split the savings. The customer pays $31.19 and saves $11. The Average New York City price is derived from real prices at Fresh Direct, Fairway, Gristedes, D’Agostino’s, Food Emporium, Whole Foods, Duane Reade, CVS, Staples, Petco, and Diapers.com. Where there is no direct comparison for items, we use the overall average difference of 147.42% to calculate your final price.

You have to admit, it’s entrepreneurial.

]Big Box Deliveries via Gothamist]