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A few months back I found a receipt in my pickup truck from 1989.
The purchase was cantaloupe at .39 cents a pound.
I am not sure what is now but it a lot more than 39 cents.
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Not sure what's more shocking the cantelope price/lb. Or that you're driving a 1989 pickup truck, c'mon it's 23 yrs old it must be falling apart?? No??
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Yeah, in some parts of the world (even the good ol' USA) people do not have the financial assets to purchase a new vehicle every few years.
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I wouldn't think they'd have the money to keep it maintained let alone keep it on the road. I'm only asking cause I speak from experience I had a 94' pickup up until mid 2000's and man did that thing cost me a hell of a lot of debt notes to keep on truckin
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Really depends on the vehicle and whether you are able to do your own wrenching or not. Not having to let some shyster mechanic screw you out of all your money makes maintaining a vehicle a LOT cheaper!
It is, to me, sad how fast people forget the FOUNDATIONS of our fine country! This country was built by an armed population capable of fending for themselves, and will be lost by couches full of potato-sheeple riding their 52" HD-LEDTV's into the orwellian sunset. :(
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A few months back I found a receipt in my pickup truck from 1989.
The purchase was cantaloupe at .39 cents a pound.
I am not sure what is now but it a lot more than 39 cents.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20079363


Not sure what's more shocking the cantelope price/lb. Or that you're driving a 1989 pickup truck, c'mon it's 23 yrs old it must be falling apart?? No??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3064678


I'm driving an '86 ford e250 work van--234000 miles--had it since new
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New vehicles are one of the worst things you can spend your money on......... but our society is brainwashed that they just gotta have a new one every few years. May as well just throw your money in a garbage can and light it on fire.

OP, your observations are right. Everyday prices are getting insane. A person has to get out of the habit of just shopping and getting what they need every payday. We always buy regular use all the time stuff when there are case lot sales on and so we can still get canned soup, etc at close to your old prices.

Regardless of how we each shop, things are just going to keep going up and as the dollar is worth less and less it is going to get really painful.
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A few months back I found a receipt in my pickup truck from 1989.
The purchase was cantaloupe at .39 cents a pound.
I am not sure what is now but it a lot more than 39 cents.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20079363


Not sure what's more shocking the cantelope price/lb. Or that you're driving a 1989 pickup truck, c'mon it's 23 yrs old it must be falling apart?? No??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3064678


Yeah, in some parts of the world (even the good ol' USA) people do not have the financial assets to purchase a new vehicle every few years.
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I wouldn't think they'd have the money to keep it maintained let alone keep it on the road. I'm only asking cause I speak from experience I had a 94' pickup up until mid 2000's and man did that thing cost me a hell of a lot of debt notes to keep on truckin
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Never beat your beast--ride her gently, she'll go farther.
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^^^THIS^^^
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Not sure what's more shocking the cantelope price/lb. Or that you're driving a 1989 pickup truck, c'mon it's 23 yrs old it must be falling apart?? No??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3064678


Yeah, in some parts of the world (even the good ol' USA) people do not have the financial assets to purchase a new vehicle every few years.
 Quoting: Billy_Sastard


I wouldn't think they'd have the money to keep it maintained let alone keep it on the road. I'm only asking cause I speak from experience I had a 94' pickup up until mid 2000's and man did that thing cost me a hell of a lot of debt notes to keep on truckin


Never beat your beast--ride her gently, she'll go farther.
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and keep her freshly lubed, oil changed often...but now oil is $4 a quart!
--used to buy it all day long, brand name oil--QS, Castrol, Pennz--69c a can
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1st thing I noticed, my wife and I have hardly changed anything about our buying and eating habits.

The 2nd thing I noticed was the crazy incrases we have had in prices.

1 can Campbells Vegetable soup was listed as $0.89
We now pay $2.19 for the same can.

Fresh Haddock Fillets were $3.99lb. Now $7.99lb.

4 litres of Skim Milk was $4.59...now $7.59.

1 loaf of whole wheat bread was $.99...now $2.99.

Fresh Green Pepper was $1.99lb...now $3.99lb.

Canned tomato juice was $0.99 a can...now $2.29 a can.

Obviously there was waaaaay more on the recipt, but I just can't believe the inflation. I'm sure many people have had to stop buying items the are used to buying, and change their life styles a great deal. I have not gotten to that point yet, but I'm feeling the pinch. It sucks.

Changes are needed.
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I think Americans need to do a little homework and get a clue about fiat money. Guess whats next? Higher prices. Then wait, next will come even higher prices! All this while economic output continues to drop.
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1st thing I noticed, my wife and I have hardly changed anything about our buying and eating habits.

The 2nd thing I noticed was the crazy incrases we have had in prices.

1 can Campbells Vegetable soup was listed as $0.89
We now pay $2.19 for the same can.

Fresh Haddock Fillets were $3.99lb. Now $7.99lb.

4 litres of Skim Milk was $4.59...now $7.59.

1 loaf of whole wheat bread was $.99...now $2.99.

Fresh Green Pepper was $1.99lb...now $3.99lb.

Canned tomato juice was $0.99 a can...now $2.29 a can.

Obviously there was waaaaay more on the recipt, but I just can't believe the inflation. I'm sure many people have had to stop buying items the are used to buying, and change their life styles a great deal. I have not gotten to that point yet, but I'm feeling the pinch. It sucks.

Changes are needed.
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Its called dollar devaluation.
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Honestly, I almost always just eat out these days or get delivery. Where I live there are TONS of quality places that deliver for free. I've found it to be cheaper for the most part, unless you're cooking some boring ass shit like a basic chicken dish.
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Not only have products increased in price dramatically, the size portions have decreased dramatically. I used to buy 2 years ago a 16oz. bag of candy now the portion has decreased to 10oz. The price is also 30 percent higher.

The figures on MSM shows totally different than the real prices we all pay.
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1st thing I noticed, my wife and I have hardly changed anything about our buying and eating habits.

The 2nd thing I noticed was the crazy incrases we have had in prices.

1 can Campbells Vegetable soup was listed as $0.89
We now pay $2.19 for the same can.

Fresh Haddock Fillets were $3.99lb. Now $7.99lb.

4 litres of Skim Milk was $4.59...now $7.59.

1 loaf of whole wheat bread was $.99...now $2.99.

Fresh Green Pepper was $1.99lb...now $3.99lb.

Canned tomato juice was $0.99 a can...now $2.29 a can.

Obviously there was waaaaay more on the recipt, but I just can't believe the inflation. I'm sure many people have had to stop buying items the are used to buying, and change their life styles a great deal. I have not gotten to that point yet, but I'm feeling the pinch. It sucks.

Changes are needed.
 Quoting: Wash


Wow your getting fucked up the ass!!
Where do you shop, Safeway?

4 litres of Skim Milk is $4.59
Campbells Vegetable soup on sale is $0.89
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bread is 1.99 here everyday
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I mean I read a lot of retarded stuff on GLP and almost never post. But I couldn't help myself this time because this thread was pinned.

you've overpaid for nearly everything on that list. This isn't a true comparison. I can buy everything at a cheaper price and I live in Los Angeles-- which is an expensive city.

1 can Campbells Vegetable soup was listed as $0.89
We now pay $2.19 for the same can.

< Campbells at my local store was 4 for $5 >
[link to ralphs.mywebgrocer.com]

Fresh Haddock Fillets were $3.99lb. Now $7.99lb.
< this specific type of fish I cannot comment on but I went to an Asian market a week ago and got Salmon (which is a more expensive fish) for $2.99 a lb.

4 litres of Skim Milk was $4.59...now $7.59.
< Skim Milk... if you are paying more than $5 bucks for it you need to shop at another place. It is literally on sale for $2.50 (2 Liters) at Pavilions.. >

1 loaf of whole wheat bread was $.99...now $2.99.
< This is only the thing that seems to be accurate. However Ralphs ALWAYS have wheat bread for .99 or $1.50. If you go to Trader Joes or some other higher quality stores you'd pay around $2.99 yes >


Fresh Green Pepper was $1.99lb...now $3.99lb.
<Green Peppers are 2 for $1 right now at Sprouts, it is EVEN cheaper at Mexican markets>

Canned tomato juice was $0.99 a can...now $2.29 a can.
< I dont buy canned tomato juice but I'm pretty sure I always see them for .99 at nearly any store >


I guess what Im trying to say is.. Im not sure what you are trying to prove. If you are sincerely paying these ridiculous prices you need to stop shopping at Whole Foods or Bristol Farms (unless of course you are willing to pay those prices, but you obviously aren't because you are complaining). I hope my post has allowed you to see the REAL prices of today.
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The OP lives in CANADA- prices in canada are much higher than the US...always have been. Can't compare the two.
You are missing the point of her post!!!!
Prices HAVE RISEN IN THE LAST 8 YEARS! I notice it every time I shop. I spend twice as much as I did 8 years ago. Even dog food has gone up about 25%! The only things that are getting cheaper are poison chemical laden foods that i will never eat.
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Nobody's missing the point. We all get it. Prices ARE higher. Just some people have learned to adapt to the higher prices by changing their eating/buying habits and some haven't changed at all. Over the last 5 years I've noticed I can't buy beef unless there's some kind of super, and I mean SUPER sale going on. So instead I choose pork or ground turkey. I even buy frozen ground and thaw it out. I choose canned tuna or salmon or ham if all else fails to bring me the price I desire. Food companies are very smart. They know you believe in brand. They know you are hesitant to change your habits. They know what you will willingly spend to get what you want. The prices for sales reflect that every week and if you pay attention you'll see a pattern in branding.

Yes, we understand prices have gone up. This is why we coupon and why couponers are not brand-loyal. Consider it harvesting for the times. We work with the wave of sales like it was harvest time and save up for the lean times.
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You people are a bunch of capiltalist hypocrites. If you were on the other side of the fence you would be tellling people how succesful your business is and how you deserve it because of your `hard work'
Take your dogma and shove it!

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That's a horrible price on green peppers. Here in the mid-South we often get green peppers for less than $1 a pound. Sometimes they are even from Canada ... Is it because you are on Nova Scotia that your prices are higher?

Our bread prices vary depending on company, but you can still buy a generic loaf for $1.50.

Your soup prices sound high too, although I have noticed prices going up on cans.


I tend to only buy things on special or on closeout. That keeps the price down. I bought organic mushroom soup Saturday for $1.50 a can because it was being closed out.
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Thanks.
Are these big food price changes happening in your area?
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Thanks for the double bump.

MacIntosh Apples (3lb bag) $2.99...now $4.99.

Here in Nova Scotia we had an excellant apple growing year. One of the best they ever had. So you tell me why I'm paying $2.00 more per 3lb bag of apples?
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It depends on how much money they had to spent to grow those apples.
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1st thing I noticed, my wife and I have hardly changed anything about our buying and eating habits.

The 2nd thing I noticed was the crazy incrases we have had in prices.

1 can Campbells Vegetable soup was listed as $0.89
We now pay $2.19 for the same can.

Fresh Haddock Fillets were $3.99lb. Now $7.99lb.

4 litres of Skim Milk was $4.59...now $7.59.

1 loaf of whole wheat bread was $.99...now $2.99.

Fresh Green Pepper was $1.99lb...now $3.99lb.

Canned tomato juice was $0.99 a can...now $2.29 a can.

Obviously there was waaaaay more on the recipt, but I just can't believe the inflation. I'm sure many people have had to stop buying items the are used to buying, and change their life styles a great deal. I have not gotten to that point yet, but I'm feeling the pinch. It sucks.

Changes are needed.
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How about a picture of the receipt? Everyone's got a camera these days.
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1st thing I noticed, my wife and I have hardly changed anything about our buying and eating habits.

The 2nd thing I noticed was the crazy incrases we have had in prices.

1 can Campbells Vegetable soup was listed as $0.89
We now pay $2.19 for the same can.

Fresh Haddock Fillets were $3.99lb. Now $7.99lb.

4 litres of Skim Milk was $4.59...now $7.59.

1 loaf of whole wheat bread was $.99...now $2.99.

Fresh Green Pepper was $1.99lb...now $3.99lb.

Canned tomato juice was $0.99 a can...now $2.29 a can.

Obviously there was waaaaay more on the recipt, but I just can't believe the inflation. I'm sure many people have had to stop buying items the are used to buying, and change their life styles a great deal. I have not gotten to that point yet, but I'm feeling the pinch. It sucks.

Changes are needed.
 Quoting: Wash




I think Americans need to do a little homework and get a clue about fiat money. Guess whats next? Higher prices. Then wait, next will come even higher prices! All this while economic output continues to drop.
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No matter how educated one becomes prices are still going to rise.
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Not only have products increased in price dramatically, the size portions have decreased dramatically. I used to buy 2 years ago a 16oz. bag of candy now the portion has decreased to 10oz. The price is also 30 percent higher.

The figures on MSM shows totally different than the real prices we all pay.
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And the bag is still 16oz large.
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SO yeah, these increasing food prices are all too real, but what really bothers me is that, in this same 8 year period, my 'cost of living' raises have equaled a little more than $2 an hour. So let me get this straight, the cost of food and pretty much everything else has more than doubled in the last 8 years, yet pay rates have gone up less than 10%. How is this supposed to work? And is inflation not supposed to be reflected in the whole money system, and not just how much things cost?? Inflation is the devaluation of money, correct? So why did my pay not double in this amount of time?
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corporate exploitation of the consumer expectation of inflation. Inflation if not measured in terms of real wage and job growth, or middle class wealth, is a phallacy; just corporate greed.
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Yep. Four more years under communist rule and a full days wages for a meal

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This is of course Inflation created by the central banks.

If you don't understand, watch these:





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Great material, but corporations exacerbate the situation by charging more when they dont have a clear reason too; I call it a corporate inflationary vicious cycle, similar to raptors feeding on a corpse; they all want a piece, even when their bellies are full; even when it is not economically justified a.k.a greed.. when they see another raptor gouging and exploiting they feel the need to do it too.

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vote Romney!
Obama is so ohappy
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thats one of the greatest secrets of the central banking scam.

the money doesnt come out of thin air... it is confiscated from the citizens through inflation. the dumb american doesnt understand that they are paying for the iraq war, bailouts, and social programs for the lazy RIGHT NOW
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Just paid 7.00 bucks for Organic milk

3.99 For Organic Bread(whole Wheat)

99 cents a pound for Bananas.


Now 3 years ago I was paying 5.50- 5.99 for Milk

2.99-3.49 for bread

79 cents per pound for bananas

Now I live in California and have noticed since 2008 that prices were climbing. In 2008 I spent 55-70 a week for Groceries.

Now I average between 75-97 per week for the same items pretty much week to week. The slow squeeze.
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Inflation!
Your asses are doomed!
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If we're doomed the rest of the world can kiss their asses goodbye!

Americans pay a very low percentage of their monthly budget on food costs, even for a developed nation.

Indians pay 46%, so if food prices double from here, which they very may might, that will require essentially their entire income. There are some very sad times ahead.
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Im a chef and see the prices our Restaurant pays. Its close to double across the board on everything over the last 4 years.

I occasionally buy chicken wings. They have doubled in the last 3 years.

Chicken thighs which i highly recommend as a delicious and cheap cut of chicken, are even starting to go up.
 Quoting: Dr. Pickle 12313542


I switched from breasts and/or legs to thighs because they taste good, are dark meat like my husband and daughter prefer, (instead of white meat / breast) and they are still very cheap -- somtimes I can get them on sale at Kroger for $.99 a pound.

BTW, Kroger currently has Ground Angus at $3.49 a pound in the Fort Worth Area... come and get it while its still cheap...
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poor cows
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Same thing In Australia. I actually find it hard to believe that many people seem to not have noticed here. What was $4.50 5 yrs ago is now $7.99 etc. And every month ( if not week quite honestly ) each item still jumps up.

From 6 years ago til now the food price differences are enormous, and growing more visably now as it is honestly monthly or less they increase yet again.

It is actually on all things, so yes we have been slowly creeping into mass inflation here as well. Gas, electricity, water, property rates ( mine have increased 100% in 8 yrs ) .
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Yesterday I purchased:

5 lbs mandarin oranges - $3.97
5 lbs apples - $3.48
3 lbs navel oranges - $3.48
4 red peppers - $1.97

Bananas organic - .87/lb

milk 2 litres for $2.27
Bread - $1.39 loaf of local rye bread

Campbells tomato soup - .50/can

Personally, I think I am getting more bang for my buck in the grocery store than I was even 5 years ago.
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Holy Crap OP.


I just bought some Campbells Vegetable soup for 99c at Target.
Although normally they're about $1.49/can.
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In the US your prices are much better than ours. I'm in Atlantic Canada, our prices are typically the highest in Canada for most items other than seafood.

If I lived close to the boarder I'd be shopping in the US all the time.
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That for sure cause Milk is ~4.50 for 4L in Ontario.
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Thanks.
Are these big food price changes happening in your area?
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That, and many companies are cutting back on portion sizes of items, as well as, raising the prices!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1313288


Right. I am now paying 3 times what I used to (just a few short years ago) for 1 lb LESS of sugar!

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