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Old 09-07-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Smaller Charmin bathroom Tissue rolls!!!!

okay so I was at my local grocery store today picking up a couple of food items and was walking down the isle with the toilet paper in it.

I looked at the Charmin Toilet paper and saw something different.

I say the a NEW Charmin red package that now says it has Duraclean texture on it.

http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits...?sw=330&sh=330

Note the 165 2-ply sheets per roll... 4.27 by 4 inches per sheet.


Now compare that new roll to the older roll in the same red package

http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits...?sw=409&sh=409

Note the 176 2 ply sheets per roll.... 4.27 inch by 4 inches per sheet.

I saw a whole lot of the blue labeled packages at the store with the 176 2 ply sheets per roll.

I just thought I would let you know.

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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The incredible shrinking package. Manufacturers have decided it's better to reduce the quantity on a package and charge the same rather than keep the quantity the same and raise the price. It's happening all the time.

Remember when tuna came in 7 ounce cans? Over time they shrank to 6.5, 6.0, 5.5 ounces. Are they 5.0 ounces already?

They also try to confuse you to make price comparisons impossible. Take a look at paper towel packages. They come in different sizes with anywhere from two to 15 rolls in a package. Then they vary the number of sheets on each roll from 64 to 90. Then they change the size of the sheets. Infuriating!
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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It's just like everything else. Smaller size, same price. You can't get a half gallon of ice cream. They are pushing 1.5 liter sodas.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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America's butt is getting bigger and the toilet paper is getting smaller, that ain't right.

It's time to wake up America!
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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They have been doing that for years. I remember around 1970 when one-pound coffee cans went down to 13 ounces, and then 11 ounces, but the can stayed the same size.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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I hate the fact that everyone is pushing the double rolls. My toilet roll holders don't hold double rolls.
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I hate the fact that everyone is pushing the double rolls. My toilet roll holders don't hold double rolls.
There are extenders that work for many toilet paper holders. Would they work for you?
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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There are extenders that work for many toilet paper holders. Would they work for you?
Probably. But, they gave those away when they started to sell those rolls. I have looked, but couldn't find any. I also resent having to spend money so I can have a funny looking arrangement for my toilet paper.
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Probably. But, they gave those away when they started to sell those rolls. I have looked, but couldn't find any. I also resent having to spend money so I can have a funny looking arrangement for my toilet paper.
Yeah, I got a free one when they were offering them online. I don't use it because the double rolls work on mine. I know what you mean though!
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I hate the fact that everyone is pushing the double rolls. My toilet roll holders don't hold double rolls.
With the way they keep on shrinking the rolls it will not matter soon
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