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Cosmo    Posted 07-25-2004 at 05:33:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
When bleach went from a gallon jug to three quarts with the same price, I shrugged. When the county Yahoos upped my property values by twenty percent and then had the brass to crow about no increase in the millage rate, I cringed. Now my favorite Bryer's ice cream has gone from a half gallon carton to 1.75 quarts. That's almost too much to bear.:(


DigitalMat    Posted 07-25-2004 at 07:10:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
My auto insurance, (with no wrecks or tickets) went up 25% last year, and another 20% this year. I called the state insurance commissioners office and the guy I talked to had the same type of insurance. It went up state wide because they had proved their case to the commission and it just went up. (sigh)


deadcarp    Posted 07-25-2004 at 06:07:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't look at a 3-lb can of coffee then - there ain't a one over 40 ounces, should be 48. If you can build something 3/4 scale, you only need 42% as much material. Detroit is well aware of that. :)


Burrhead    Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:00:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep how true that shell game is DC.

I needed gear oil the other night and WalMart was the only place open around here at that time of day to get it.

I went in to the WalMart auto dept and spotted it. Not too bad on price @ $19.96 for a 5 gallon pail

When I picked it up it did'nt feel like it was full so I checked it and sure enough it was slam full. It still felt too light.

I looked at the contents label and it only had 3.75 gallons. They have made their smaller bucket from a name brand producer look just like a 5 gallon. I wonder how many folks get taken for the 1.25 gallons every day.

When you figure the price Discount City gets for their gear oil per gallon it is anywhere from 15% to 25% more costly than the highest price independent store around.

I noticed here while back that my Maryland Club coffee is only 11.5 ounces in their 1 pound can.

I am going to have to get recalibrated to do my oil and grocery buying nowadays.



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