Inflation (In General)...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Nicolecat, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

    Nicolecat

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    Price jumps from a year ago...
    What are they near you?

    Milk:
    $4.00/gal today

    Gas (Lowest in the area):
    $3.84/gal Regular
    $4.02/gal Mid-grade
    $4.16/gal Premium
    $4.61/gal Deisel
    *Note that each of these prices are the lowest in the area in each grade, so they are from different stations.
    Compliments to www.gasbuddy.com

    Fast Food:
    I've noticed that Taco Bell is one of the chains to raise prices...
    The bean burrito has been a 75¢ staple for ever...so they decided to put it on the 'special' menu and raise the price to 99¢ (Not that much of a difference, but it's only noticeable because everyone is doing this)

    What have been some price jumps that you've noticed?
     
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I have noticed that my favorite bread went from $2.50 a loaf to $4.25 in 18 months.

    I cannot find mushrooms for under $1.99 per lb.
    no more $0.99 Cucumbers.
    corn on cob is now 6 for $2 rather than the 4 or 6 for $1

    milk is still the same price.
    eggs are $0.20 more.

    oh and watermelons are ridiculously high. a couple years ago I would buy the entire thing for like $3, now a good sized one is $8-11 for 98% water!?
     
  3. me_94501 macrumors 65816

    me_94501

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    Bread prices are obscene. There's a Sara Lee bakery (factory) not far from where I live; the bakery store sells bread for like $1.50, while the same loaf at the supermarket goes for $3+.

    My mom was just commenting earlier today about how corn on the cob is usually like 4 for $1 this time of year, but this year it's 2 for $1. Milk prices haven't changed a whole lot, but they seem to fluctuate a bit. Since 2004, bus fare increased from $1.25 per ride to $1.75, and they're talking about raising it to $2. Gas prices are over $4.50 around these parts too. A year ago it was about a dollar less. Glad I have my bicycle. :p
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

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    Not that much of a difference?

    Going from 75 cents to 99 cents is a 32% increase!
     
  5. Nicolecat thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nicolecat

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    Yeah, but in terms of checkbook crunch...it wouldn't hurt as much as it would if it had gone to $1.19
     
  6. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    My prices are right about what yours are. With the exception of milk, which I only buy Organic these days at 6 or more a gallon.
     
  7. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    No loss there. Gross.
     
  8. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

    Jschultz

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    fruits, veggies, and other healthier thingshave gone up. Just a couple of years ago, my grocery bill was managable, not anymore! It seems cheaper to eat fast food meals!
     

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