Amid rising prices for clothing and food, a TikTok video by @southcentraljag features a man who controversially switches a $7 steak label onto a $41 piece of meat. Legal concerns surround this money-saving tactic, sparking online debate.
Man's Hack For Buying More Expensive Steak Leaves People Asking If It's Actually Legal
Everything has increased over the last 12 months, including the price of new clothes and the cost of food and beverages.
Because of this, a lot of people have taken drastic measures in an effort to save money as winter approaches.
However, a man's specific steak-saving tip has drawn criticism, with some even questioning its legality online.
I believe that in order to save a few pennies, we've all undoubtedly entertained intrusive thoughts about replacing price tags at the grocery store.
However, it doesn't mean we always do it.
In fact, a video posted on TikTok by @southcentraljag depicts a man who allowed some unwanted ideas to win.
It's not apparent who this particular gentleman is or what store he's secretly replacing price tags at. All that is known about him is that everything seems to be going really well.
Steaks can be somewhat pricey, as evidenced by the $7.84 price tag on a 0.94 lb. bottom-round package.
But this man was looking for a better steak—much better.
Thus, he made the decision to remove the $7 steak label and apply it to another piece of meat that would normally cost a consumer $41.
Even though they are ribeye steaks, $41 is a lot of money for this kind of food, but why?
Kelly Schmidt, CEO of Minnesota Beef Council, said they were "seeing record high cattle prices as well because the processors in the middle that need the beef to get to the restaurants and stores, they're really having to fight for that product."
Many people have flocked to the TikTok video's comments section to inquire as to whether the hack is indeed lawful.
Well, based on one person's account, it's undoubtedly against the law: "My ex went to jail for a year for that," they penned.
A second added: "I think that's called shoplifting! Haha."
While a third remarked: "As someone who's worked in a grocery store before, I'm amazed you got the sticker off so easy."
Though, as some have discovered, you can definitely get in trouble for it, others stated in the comments area that they would be trying the same technique.
However, some people think this act is like stealing, but others find it clever and inventive for saving money. Either way, it shows how people are finding unique ways to manage their finances in a world where every cent matters.