A Shrinkflation Yarn

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    • #4686
      AvatarNeodymium60
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      You see it everywhere now.  Lower quantity, higher prices.

      My wife likes a certain olive oil from California and has been having 2 bottle packs shipped here for years.  Great stuff.  We get low, she reorders.  The price  rises a little from year to year but we use a lot and it’s something we like.

      She reordered last week but they no longer have 2 packs.  Only 1 bottle or 3 bottle packs.  Price for 1  bottle up $2 to $18 (free shipping Amazon Prime), the new 3 pack cost $70.  No one orders one bottle you say to yourself.  I’ll get a better deal with a 3 pack!  And without doing the math, you simply re-order.   It’s a price increase of 33%.  Food and gas are up more since Nov 4.

       

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    • #4690
      LegendLegend
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      You ever go into an “everything’s a dollar” store?  You know, where you can buy a box of brillo pads for a dollar?  The catch is there are two Brillo pads in the box.

      welcome to the land of the economically stupid and exploited.

       

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