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  •   You buy some product these days (5+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Mostel26, Zwoof, eru, War on Error

    A product like dishwashing liquid ,they used to give you 16 oz ,but they now give you get 14 oz ,  you pay the same price ,but get less of the product

    •  Yep, take shrimp for example (1+ / 0-)
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      Before a 1lb. package was $5.00.
      Now, the package is 14oz., but the price is still 5 bucks.
      Read the fine print.

      We all stand submissively before the global ATM machine network like trained chickens pecking the correct colored buttons to release our grains of corn. Joe Bageant

      by Zwoof on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 03:42:36 PM PST

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    •  You just described... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...the "Grocery Shrink Ray" phenomenon, which was well documented for a long time in The Consumerist, the Consumer Reports blogsite.  It's most blatantly obvious in breakfast cereals; whereas as little as 12 years ago, a box of cereal lasted a week, nowadays they are barely more then snack-sized, and MORE expensive then they used to be.

      Trader Joes was a lifesaver.  They refused to downsize their cereal to that extent.  But it's not just cereal; it's most everything.

    •  What used to be a solid rectangle of Dial Soap (0+ / 0-)

      now looks that favorite "bridge" wooden block.  You know the one, the arch block.

      And don't get me going on the price of chips.  I started boycotting them last year.  Highway freaking robbery.

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 07:10:57 PM PST

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