Ahem... More on Pricing? Either one works, prices are up and we have morons to blame for it.
Anyway, I went to Wallyworld yesterday. Here are a few things I noted:
85% lean burger is now almost the price 90% was for the same size package. I know this because they didn't have any 90% lean, so I bought the 85%. I didn't bother checking the price for the 90%. I also didn't bother looking at other cuts because of reasons. Like I said, the grocery store had outrageous prices for beef in their 'sale' paper last week. I joked with the greeter gal at Wallyworld about accidentally hitting a cow - they wander into the road often around here - and asking if I could take the meat home.
All the lunch meats have gone up about a dollar a pound at the deli. Hell, bologna is over $4 a pound now. I got deli-sliced ham and chicken. They were both over $7/lb.
Xtra laundry detergent is a dollar more than it was last time I bought some. Still the cheapest brand, but gah.
I picked up a pair of shoes for Hubs. The same brand and style he's worn for years. Used to pay just under $20. They were just under $25 yesterday.
A 12 pack of GV toilet paper is up to $10.72 now. Last year, it was like $6.79 or something.
A 4 lb bag of sugar is now over $2. And didn't they used to sell sugar in 5 pound bags?
Gas at the Wallyworld pumps = $3.05/gal.
I wish I had saved a receipt from a year ago. It seems like everything was so much cheaper.
But if you mention how prices are higher because of the current administration, you get fact checked. Like it's all just some kind of strange coincidence. Umm... no. It's a cause and effect thing. And it's not going to get any better until something changes. Unfortunately, we're in for another three years of this.
To borrow a line from Atlas Shrugged: 'Brother, you asked for it.'