Inside The Trader Joe’s Black Market — Where Everything Bagel Seasoning Costs $22
You may associate
Trader Joe’s with Hawaiian shirts but, paradoxically, the beloved grocery chain doesn’t have any locations in Hawaii. The closest store is a few thousand miles away in California. Thus, Marli Arneson, a 25-year-old from Oahu craving Trader Joe’s ginger turmeric tea, did what many of us might: She went on Amazon and bought a box for $9.74, assuming the two retailers had a partnership. But no. It was only later that Arneson learned her sought-after tea hadn’t come directly from Trader Joe’s, where it costs less than $3 in stores, but from a reseller called “Alvinztore Inc.”