I'm not sure if I should have called this article "More Starburst Arbitrage" or if the name I did use fits better, but here's the latest on pricing for Starburst.
There are two ways to get the Starburst 54 ounce bag, and both cost $10.52. Buy it on Amazon Prime, (which includes free shipping) or buy it on Prime Pantry, which only offers free shipping if the prime pantry items come to more than $35, otherwise shipping is $5.99. Starburst 54 ounces in a jar is $8.55 but shipping is $5.99.
Then we have other contestants in the race, err I mean other sizes available (free shipping unless stated otherwise). Two pounds bulk is $10.75. A ten pound bulk bag is $37.52. Double pak of two 54-ounce bags is $26.50. A five pound bulk bag is $20.54, or another at $19.79. On.41 ounce bags, Prime Pantry has it for $5.00, while an Amazon vendor has it for $13.05 plus a ridiculous $7.35 for shipping. I have excluded other offers where the price was obviously higher for the same thing, like the 54 ounce bag for $14.31 plus a nosebleed-level $9.95 shipping.
It's getting to the point that you need a spreadsheet to figure out which is the lowest cost. So let's try using one. To make them comparable, I'll convert each offer to total ounces where items list in whole pounds.
- Item Oz Price Shipping Total Price/oz
- Bag Prime 54 10.52 10.52 0.1948
- P.Pantry 54 10.52 5.99 16.51 0.3057
- Jar 54 8.54 5.99 14.53 0.2690
- 2 lbs bulk 32 10.75 10.75 0.3359
- 10 lbs 160 37.52 37.52 0.2345
- Dbl bag 108 26.50 26.50 0.2453
- Pantry 41 5.00 5.99 10.99 0.2680