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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 11:00 AM
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5. Just wait until the gasoline companies realize that they could
increase profits by going to liter measurements at the pump. Since most people can't multiply by 4 in their heads, they could raise the price of gasoline up to 20% without people even noticing. It's coming, I guarantee.
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  -Why do manufacturers keep reducing package sizes?! The environmental toll... Neurotica  Jun-09-10 10:54 AM   #0 
  - That practice will never stop, so just shop at Costco.  tridim   Jun-09-10 10:55 AM   #1 
  - I do -- as much as possible  Neurotica   Jun-09-10 10:57 AM   #2 
  - Unfortunately for some of us, we don't have Costco.  AndyA   Jun-09-10 11:10 AM   #12 
  - Unfortunately for some of us, we don't have cars.  KamaAina   Jun-09-10 12:55 PM   #25 
  - Color me confused but...  madmom   Jun-09-10 11:23 AM   #16 
     - Costco sells bulk items.  tridim   Jun-09-10 11:25 AM   #18 
     - Have you seen the size of cost co packages on some stuff. n/t  Statistical   Jun-09-10 12:31 PM   #24 
        - Nope, won't shop an where, where I have to pay for the "privilege".  madmom   Jun-09-10 05:11 PM   #30 
           - Why does it matter? You pay to shop anyways (it is in the prices).  Statistical   Jun-09-10 05:19 PM   #31 
              - Well to start with the closest Costco is at least 50 miles away. Then I just  madmom   Jun-09-10 05:58 PM   #33 
                 - Actually, at Costco if you get the premium membership  walldude   Jun-09-10 06:09 PM   #34 
  - Our local news station had a story on this just the other night.  AndyA   Jun-09-10 10:57 AM   #3 
  - Thanks - I'll give it a try!  Neurotica   Jun-09-10 11:02 AM   #8 
  - It downsizing began long before 2008  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-09-10 01:11 PM   #28 
  - I really love the 25 and 50 pound bags of dog/cat food that are now anywhere from  sinkingfeeling   Jun-09-10 10:59 AM   #4 
  - Just wait until the gasoline companies realize that they could  MineralMan   Jun-09-10 11:00 AM   #5 
  - OK. I'll out myself....  truth2power   Jun-09-10 12:05 PM   #20 
  - Drives me nuts too  sharp_stick   Jun-09-10 11:01 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, I notice they do this with crackers, for example, get a box, open it  RKP5637   Jun-09-10 11:01 AM   #7 
  - If it's a choice between higher prices or smaller sizes  charlie   Jun-09-10 11:03 AM   #9 
  - "with no corresponding decrease in price" - you answered it yourself nt.  biermeister   Jun-09-10 11:08 AM   #10 
  - They've been doing this for several years.  Ozymanithrax   Jun-09-10 11:09 AM   #11 
  - It's actually a two-step process  nichomachus   Jun-09-10 11:13 AM   #13 
  - Why has anyone yet to call this what it is?  Subdivisions   Jun-09-10 11:17 AM   #14 
  - Hidden inflation.  Dr.Phool   Jun-09-10 11:47 AM   #19 
  - So they don't have to raise prices.  Brickbat   Jun-09-10 11:17 AM   #15 
  - Take the basket from the side of the road,  burnsei sensei   Jun-09-10 11:25 AM   #17 
  - Half-gallon container of ice cream...  truth2power   Jun-09-10 12:14 PM   #21 
  - At my store the generic half gallon ice creams are back to true half gallon size.  JVS   Jun-09-10 12:56 PM   #26 
  - It's so they won't have to increase the price.  4lbs   Jun-09-10 12:19 PM   #22 
  - Because sadly it works.  Statistical   Jun-09-10 12:30 PM   #23 
  - A lot of the cost of products, particularly food, is the packaging.  yella_dawg   Jun-09-10 01:00 PM   #27 
  - They reduce the size, but not the price, and you buy more of it?  The2ndWheel   Jun-09-10 01:17 PM   #29 
  - It has nothing to do with the enviroment  Chisox08   Jun-09-10 05:28 PM   #32 
 

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