Walmart has been making headlines recently as it recently announced that paper towels are now $3.75 per square-foot.
While the new pricing was reportedly announced last week, the news came as a surprise to many customers.
“I thought they were going to increase prices a bit,” said Jeff Baca, a Walgens customer.
Baca told The Next Green that the $3 increase for paper towels is “exactly why you should buy your paper towels at Walmart.”
He added that his wife was skeptical about the new price point when they went into the store and saw it.
“They told me that it was going to go up and that I would get $1.50 more for paper towel,” he said.
“She said that I was just being crazy.”
While Baca’s wife did not take issue with the $1 change, he is a big fan of the $4 price point.
“When I’m going through the store, I just need to get my paper towels.
And then I get to the cashier and I see the price goes up, I go, ‘Wow, that’s great.'”
He added, “It’s the lowest price you can get at Walgarts and Costco.”
Baca also thinks Walmart should have added a price on paper towels to its website in the past.
“If I needed a $1 paper towel, I would just go in and pay for it, and it’s always there,” he explained.
“And I wouldn’t have to go to Walgrees and Costco to get it.”
Walmart is also reportedly considering raising its prices on paper towel hangers.
“Paper towels are one of the best things you can buy at Walmart,” said Baca.
“It is cheap, it’s durable, it holds its shape, and they have it in every size you can think of.”