Last week shopping on Clement St, I found Dole Royal Hawaiian gold pineapples at New May Wah for $3.49. Hawaiian grown pineapples are not so easy to find around here and I prefer their fuller and sweeter character to the Latin American imports. I bought one here, then when I walked down the street, I saw more at T & L Market for $2.99 apiece. I bought one of those too.
To my eye, these were a little smaller, but also much riper, than the ones I carried back from Lihue airport in January for $19 for a pair. So maybe they're considered "seconds". These were far more fragrant and I did not need to let them ripen further before cutting into them. The quality was equal at a bargain price.