Sunday, November 18, 2012
Our shrinking world...
These photos are not good but don't worry about that...lol, I didn't take them for photographic reasons...I was kinda agitated when I took these because this is a consumerism post. I normally buy Maxwell House Coffee. I save the containers for lots of various usages...like the one on the left I saved it a couple years ago...I keep a couple days of dry dog food in this one, its handy right in the kitchen cabinet. Its refilled from the larger storage bin that is kept out on the porch. But this is not a post about the dogs and their food, its about the unfair treatment of us, THE US consumer.
The container has been engineered to look about the same and without this comparison from a couple yrs back you probably wouldn't notice but its very clear here the container is much smaller! SO much that in fact it holds 11 oz less.
The container on the left is marked as 39 oz. I recall I used to pay $6.99 for this size container...I bought enough of it that I'm certain of that price. Now the container on the right is the one I bought last week. It holds 28 oz and it cost me $9.99 The amount of coffee I get has shrunk by 11 oz, and the price I pay has gone up by $3. AND thats the cheap one, if I want robust bold taste (one that actually taste like good coffee, I have to pay $11.99) SO I guess my question is what's it gonna look like this time next yr? Think I'll keep this container just for S & G and so I can compare it to whats to come!
from the web
I read that Kraft Foods that sells Maxwell House coffee had earnings of close to
Yo Randy this is why we (American workers) cant pick peppers for 65 cents a bushel....
at 7:50:00 PM