by ThatWasClose on 08 August 2020 - 13:08
Speaking of toilet paper, I noticed the larger packages of Scott single ply TP that were $8 before the COVID19 panic, when they finally came back onto the shelves they were $10. Now it is $12 for fewer square inches in the package. Holy cow, that is 50% inflation right there!
The TP brand I use is still the same price, though alas the rolls are smaller/fewer squares inches per package.
Many packaged of foods have dramatically shrunk, for the same price or now at even a higher price.
Meat is becoming outlandish. I rarely buy any type of meat, though I have always looked at prices out of curiosity.
My place in line to have one of my own cows butchered is October. And they gave me that date a couple of months ago. We used to be able to do this same week, if lucky, though certainly the next week.
One of the local ranches, on the north side of the river, is now selling hamburger by the pound. Only hamburger. At $8 a pound.
Sadly, I have had to resort to shopping Amazon for some basic food stuffs that I have not seen on the shelves here since March.
by Hundmutter on 09 August 2020 - 11:08
Yup, for all the financial hardship this virus is causing some people, there are certainly those who are profitting from the situation. Whether that is just trying to make up losses caused by lockdown &c or whether it is sheer profiteering from a bad situation may be debateable in some cases, but clearly in some others there are those who have no conscience whatsoever about what they are doing.
Maybe they need to remember, if the pandemic gets really out of hand and wipes us all out, "you can't take it with you".
by ThatWasClose on 09 August 2020 - 16:08
They cannot do to us that which we do not allow them to do." Yet, en masse, mankind has rolled over & played along, allowing them to steam roll over us.
I agree with you Hundmutter, that a great transfer of wealth is occurring. Too much of it in some very less than moral ways.
by Hundmutter on 10 August 2020 - 02:08