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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2022 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Most of the food at the Dollar Tree has gone from $1.00 to $1.25!


Just what I was going to say. I shop there all the time.


I Remember Fast Food Dollar Menus at McDonalds, Taco Bell and Burger King where all on that menu was only $1.00.

All those dollar Items are now at least $1.29 and many much higher than that. Some $1.99 but you can buy another for $1.00 They do that on the McDouble and McChicken. Your'e still paying a dollar more than what you used to get just for $2.00

DOLLAR TREE needs to change their sign to $1.25 Tree, but they won't because sooner than you think it will be the $1.50 or $2.00 Tree.

I remember Two Tacos for 99 cents at Jack in the Box and they went up to $1.19, then $1.39 and just yesterday I noticed they were now $1.49


Nothing is worth anything anymore.

I keep hearing that creepy old lady's voice from Hitchcock's THE BIRDS:

"IT'S THE END OF WORLD, THE END OF THE WORLD!"

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2022 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

For a few days, it appeared one local market had cleared its shelves of the conventional meats, and replaced them (entirely) with the premium-priced cuts and organic stuff.

Thankfully, the regular stuff is back. Whew!

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2022 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

The prices are getting higher; right now, I'm more concerned about availabilty. At the grocery stores where I shop, some items are either not available or sell out before I get there. Some shelves are almost always empty or nearly empty.
Dog and cat food shelves are rarely full nowadays and the brands my pets eat are hard to get.


Yipes. I haven't been hit by any staples being unavailable. Fingers crossed.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2022 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)




I keep hearing that creepy old lady's voice from Hitchcock's THE BIRDS:

"IT'S THE END OF WORLD, THE END OF THE WORLD!"


Really? I thought you lived a zillion miles from Bodega Bay. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2022 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)




I keep hearing that creepy old lady's voice from Hitchcock's THE BIRDS:

"IT'S THE END OF WORLD, THE END OF THE WORLD!"


Really? I thought you lived a zillion miles from Bodega Bay. smile


It's actually about 115 miles between where I live and Bodega Bay.

But I have very good ears. Or she has a very loud voice.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2022 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

The BIG KING at Burger King looks more to me like

A Small Plebeian

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2022 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I've not seen any stores full of empty shelves, no matter what a certain unemployed fat bastard slathered in Man-Tan may say , but some items are taking longer to be restocked. Food and gas prices are sky high. But, they'll go back down. Its unpleasant , but temporary.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2022 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I've not seen any stores full of empty shelves, no matter what a certain unemployed fat bastard slathered in Man-Tan may say , but some items are taking longer to be restocked. Food and gas prices are sky high. But, they'll go back down. Its unpleasant , but temporary.

They're also continuing to shrink package sizes and the among of product you get in the packages. I just got a letter from my electric company they are raising rates over $11 dollars a month because of the gas shortage for the rest of the year- because you know, they can't share in the hurt.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2022 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

They're also continuing to shrink package sizes and the amount of product you get in the packages. I just got a letter from my electric company they are raising rates over $11 dollars a month because of the gas shortage for the rest of the year- because you know, they can't share in the hurt.

To be fair, it's normal and pretty much standard procedure for a company to raise their rates to compensate for higher shipping and supply costs so they won't have to lay off employees.

The printing company I work for (25+ years) has frequently increased our printing and delivery rates because our suppliers have done the same to us. We have the decency to inform our customer base that the increase is coming so that they have time to decide if they want to stay with us or shop around for lower rates elsewhere. Very few leave us.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2022 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

A pack of 40 Basic Paper plates cost me $1.00 at Dollar Tree before the increase to $1.25.

Oh, but now you only get 30 in the package. So you're getting LESS and paying MORE.

Did DOLLAR TREE recently get bought out by DISNEY? (As good old Walt who's dream was to bring affordable entertainment to families all over the world is doing major flip flops in his grave)


DIS PICABLE is more like it. What a shame that his name has been so DIS honored.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2022 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Minge bags.




There is a shop near where I work called * * pound shop. The prices vary and hardly anything is a pound. The proprietor once said that the name doesn't mean everything is a pound!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2022 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

A pack of 40 Basic Paper plates cost me $1.00 at Dollar Tree before the increase to $1.25.

Oh, but now you only get 30 in the package. So you're getting LESS and paying MORE.

Did DOLLAR TREE recently get bought out by DISNEY? (As good old Walt who's dream was to bring affordable entertainment to families all over the world is doing major flip flops in his grave)


DIS PICABLE is more like it. What a shame that his name has been so DIS honored.


You also have to pay sales tax, which Dollar Tree puts on non food items.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2022 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

The Taco Bell near me used to have a 4 item plus drink "Box" Special called the $5.00 Box.

Yesterday all the "Box" Specials were now priced at $6.99 and $7.99

I left as soon as I got there. Better for my pocket book and my bowels.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2022 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

They're also continuing to shrink package sizes and the amount of product you get in the packages. I just got a letter from my electric company they are raising rates over $11 dollars a month because of the gas shortage for the rest of the year- because you know, they can't share in the hurt.

To be fair, it's normal and pretty much standard procedure for a company to raise their rates to compensate for higher shipping and supply costs so they won't have to lay off employees.

The printing company I work for (25+ years) has frequently increased our printing and delivery rates because our suppliers have done the same to us. We have the decency to inform our customer base that the increase is coming so that they have time to decide if they want to stay with us or shop around for lower rates elsewhere. Very few leave us.


I can understand small companies needing to pass along the cost increase to consumers just to stay in business, but these billion dollar companies profits INCREASE while the average consumer is paying the consequences. It's supposed to be illegal and they should be in jail.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2022 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

The Taco Bell near me used to have a 4 item plus drink "Box" Special called the $5.00 Box.

Yesterday all the "Box" Specials were now priced at $6.99 and $7.99

I left as soon as I got there. Better for my pocket book and my bowels.


Ive noticed pre-cooked whole chicken has doubled in price from around $7-$8 dollars to $14.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2022 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Ive noticed pre-cooked whole chicken has doubled in price from around $7-$8 dollars to $14.

I've noticed that as well. The stores in my area have increased their chicken prices greatly, but not doubled - yet - ~60% increase. I once would get one for supper on my way home from work about once a week but not now.

I'm wishing now that I'd stocked up on my sushi supplies this time last year. I usually buy the cryo-frozen stuff, particularly octopus and my fave, cuttlefish. Octopus has gone up ~70% and cuttlefish now typically sells for ~$30/lb vs $16 early last year. That is, IF you can get it - it's been unavailable for about a month now from my favorite seller.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2022 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

So you're getting LESS and paying MORE.
Yes, I noticed greens at $1.99 a bunch, but the bunch has shrunk in size.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2022 - 1:47 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Pre-cooked chicken…

So that’s like frozen juice, but in reverse, right?

I’m getting the hang of this.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2022 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Pre-cooked chicken…

So that’s like frozen juice, but in reverse, right?

I’m getting the hang of this.



You can even buy some that come with the cluck.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2022 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

I work in a supermarket (in dairy, for those who are curious), so I have been encountering all the stuff mentioned in this thread on an almost daily basis. Also, the place I work at has been having sporadic shipping on various products which means often don’t get a certain product for a long time, much to our customers’ consternation (Lactaid being the latest product affected by all this).

 
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