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Old 03-12-2015, 05:21 PM   #3941
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Not only the materials, Addie, but the time/cost involved in setting that small pocket in just right. Not as easy as a simple seam.


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...sneaky snack bags that contain less product for the same price...
Everything is being reduced in size or volume so that they don't have to increase the price - but they do. My latest complaint is about the width of a roll of toilet paper. Once upon a time, that roll extended nearly edge-to-edge on the holder. Now? Well let's just say if the TP roll gets any narrower, things could get...interesting.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:23 PM   #3942
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...Everything is being reduced in size or volume so that they don't have to increase the price - but they do. My latest complaint is about the width of a roll of toilet paper. Once upon a time, that roll extended nearly edge-to-edge on the holder. Now? Well let's just say if the TP roll gets any narrower, things could get...interesting.

I've also noticed that facial tissues are shorter.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:02 PM   #3943
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Have you considered butter with no salt? It is cheaper than butter "with" salt.
G-r-r-r! Over here unsalted butter is more expensive than salted.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:44 PM   #3944
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Actually, the Market Basket location that I shop at prices salted or unsalted (sweet) butter the same. It' only brand-to-brand where the price changes. But all "Market Basket" or "Land o' Lakes" or "whatever brand" is the same price for both with and without salt.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:51 PM   #3945
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I'd rather pay more and get the same size and quantity that I'm accustomed to.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:21 PM   #3946
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Actually, the Market Basket location that I shop at prices salted or unsalted (sweet) butter the same. It' only brand-to-brand where the price changes. But all "Market Basket" or "Land o' Lakes" or "whatever brand" is the same price for both with and without salt.
Same here, both salted and unsalted are the same price whether in the grocery store or club stores. I buy unsalted for baking. I buy Kerrygold for spreading on toast and of course, that is quite a bit more expensive, but Costco helps ease the pain on price!
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:29 PM   #3947
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My siblings are useless.

My mom is building a house in SC. The deal that she had with my brother was that he would drive a moving truck with her stuff in it down to SC once her house was finished in exchange for her old car (it's very fuel efficient, in great shape and he does a lot of driving). Well he has informed her that he isn't going to hold up his end of the bargain. My mom has done a lot to help him in recent years financially to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars (most of which has been paid back), she also set up a legal owner financing on her house and business for him at 0% interest (for the record, I've been out of the house for 20 years and haven't borrowed a dime )

I have a feeling that I'm gonna have to fly north and get her stuff and drive it 23 hours. I'd rather have dental surgery... But I can't leave my mom hanging with no furniture in her new house.

My sister told her that she had some furniture for her, but then informed her that she wanted over four thousand dollars for it.

I don't get it.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:40 PM   #3948
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My siblings are useless.

My mom is building a house in SC. The deal that she had with my brother was that he would drive a moving truck with her stuff in it down to SC once her house was finished in exchange for her old car (it's very fuel efficient, in great shape and he does a lot of driving). Well he has informed her that he isn't going to hold up his end of the bargain. My mom has done a lot to help him in recent years financially to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars (most of which has been paid back), she also set up a legal owner financing on her house and business for him at 0% interest (for the record, I've been out of the house for 20 years and haven't borrowed a dime )

I have a feeling that I'm gonna have to fly north and get her stuff and drive it 23 hours. I'd rather have dental surgery... But I can't leave my mom hanging with no furniture in her new house.

My sister told her that she had some furniture for her, but then informed her that she wanted over four thousand dollars for it.

I don't get it.
Bummer (((hugs)))

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Old 03-12-2015, 08:01 PM   #3949
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That must make you mom very sad.
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My siblings are useless.

My mom is building a house in SC. The deal that she had with my brother was that he would drive a moving truck with her stuff in it down to SC once her house was finished in exchange for her old car (it's very fuel efficient, in great shape and he does a lot of driving). Well he has informed her that he isn't going to hold up his end of the bargain. My mom has done a lot to help him in recent years financially to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars (most of which has been paid back), she also set up a legal owner financing on her house and business for him at 0% interest (for the record, I've been out of the house for 20 years and haven't borrowed a dime )

I have a feeling that I'm gonna have to fly north and get her stuff and drive it 23 hours. I'd rather have dental surgery... But I can't leave my mom hanging with no furniture in her new house.

My sister told her that she had some furniture for her, but then informed her that she wanted over four thousand dollars for it.

I don't get it.
I have a sister like that. My brother though, is always there if Mom and Dad need help. I have a feeling we will be moving back to Eastern Wyoming in the near future, Shrek wants to be closer to his brothers and it will get me closer to M&D.
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