I buy fresh strawberries frequently. Unlike this question, I try to buy them to last, preferably a few days. I naturally avoid strawberries that look overripe (or worse mouldy), preferring punnets with some strawberries with a little white close to the top. I keep my strawberries in the fridge. Often I keep the punnet in a (loose) paper bag (the shop places them in this). The morning after I buy them they are generally fine, the next morning OK, and more often than not after that they seem to want to turn into compost.
Am I doing something wrong here (selection, way of keeping in fridge) or is this "just life"? I have tried changing supermarket, buying from the market, different varieties but there doesn't appear to be a lot of correlation.
This is in Switzerland if it matters, so no GM. Good quality supermarket. The refrigerator is if anything over-efficient. I'm keeping them in the main body of the refrigerator. I'm normally buying them at lunchtime and eating them in the morning for breakfast.
Prior research here: I've searched and looked (enviously) at this question (which suggests either I am doing something wrong or strawberries in the US are different), and this question (which suggests a couple of days is the minimum).