INFLATION ~ FOOD COSTS :)
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Started by 12345 - Dec. 18, 2022, 1:35 a.m.

I'M ON A MISSION TO SEE IF I'LL LOSE OR SAVE $$$$$$$   

LAST MONTH I BEGAN BUYING GROCERIES, FOR ALL OF NEXT YEAR... OTHER THAN BREAD, MILK, EGGS, ETC.

I'LL KEEP TRACK OF PRICES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. I WON'T CHANGE MY "ON PAPER" GROCERY SHOPPING HABITS ~ I'VE NEVER BOUGHT ANYTHING NOT ON SALE, SOOO.... IT'LL BE A PRETTY EASY TASK TO KEEP TRACK OF. I'VE KEPT MY RECEIPTS LOL

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By 7475 - Dec. 18, 2022, 8:51 a.m.
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Hey Jean,

 Sounds like you think the top isn't in yet.

A graph could be made using those prices.

Bet we'll see a topping spike but not a swift move downward.

JOJ and bear ( I think ) seem to think we'll be in for some long term sideways movement with regards to stuff  generally discussed on this forum.

Prolly should plan on a boring decade starting soon - but naw , someone somewhere somehow will stir the pot.

Keep us posted around April.

  John

By 12345 - Dec. 18, 2022, 6:22 p.m.
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RIGHT, YOU ARE, JOHN ~ THE TOP IS A LONGGGGG WAY OFF. 1~2 YEARS. MINIMUM          I HOPE I'M WRONG.   

MY GRANDFATHER HAD GREAT INTUITION. ONE DAY, HE PURPOSELY WAS LATE FOR HIS EARLY MORNING ~ SELF EMPLOYED, FOOD SALES ROUTE. GRANDMA KEPT TRYING TO GET HIM TO "GET TO WORK!!!!"  HE TOLD HER: "NO, SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN... I'M WAITING FOR THE BANK TO OPEN!"

HE GOT TO THE BANK, JUST AS THEY WERE PUTTING LOCKS & CHAINS ON THE DOOR. THEY ALL KNEW HIM & LET HIM IN TO WITHDRAW $100.00, THE CRASH, HAD BEGUN

THAT $100.00 MADE HIM ONE OF THE "WEALTHIEST" PEOPLE IN TOWN, THO' HE WAS FAR FROM BEING WEALTHY, BUT HE WAS THE ONLY ONE IN TOWN THAT GOT TO THE BANK IN TIME.

HE WORKED HIS FOOD BUSINESS UNTIL 1960 ~ HE FINALLY RETIRED @ 82 LIVED TO 90.

YOU MAY ENJOY THIS  HIS GUEST & I THINK PRETTY MUCH ALONG THE SAME LINE 

TIME WILL TELL ~ IT'S SMARTER THAN ALL OF US PUT TOGETHER.  LOL


JEAN N.


By bear - Dec. 18, 2022, 11:17 p.m.
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there is still one thing locally that has not been hit by inflation.  the local car wash.  where you just put in your quarters, and use the wand to blast your own car clean... 

still just 1.25 , the same as what it has been for almost the last 10 years.  


and for being in a desert,... our local water bill has Not seen any big increase for some time.  


but waste management raised the trash bills locally by about 30% this year.  about time to shop around for a different service.

By 12345 - Jan. 10, 2023, 10:18 a.m.
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JUST A FEW THINGS I'VE CHECKED >>>>>>>>>>>>>         LOL


(2021) LAST JANUARYS' COST OF A GALLON OF RESTAURANT STYLE ALTERNATIVE BUTTER = $17.49 ~ 11-29-2022 = $17.99 ~ 1-10-2023 = $19.99

2021 THRU THE 1ST 1/2 OF 2022 LIBBY'S CANNED SAUSAGE GRAVY = $1.14 TO $1.39 ~ FROM THE LAST 1/2 OF 2022 THRU TODAY = $1.49 - $1.79

BREAD ~ 2021 THRU 2022 = $1.59 - $2.99  ~  TODAY, IT IS NOW $3.19

CANNED CHEF-BOY ARDEE ALL OF 2021 THRU THE 1ST 1/2 OF 2022 = $1.00 ~  FROM THE LAST 1/2 OF 2022 UNTIL TODAY = $1.25

1 DOZEN JUMBO EGGS ~ FROM 2021 THRU THE 1ST 1/2 OF 2022 = .99 - $1.69 ~  FROM THE LAST 1/2 OF 2022 UNTIL TODAY =  $3.99


By metmike - Jan. 10, 2023, 11:29 a.m.
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Thanks much for these exact prices and comparisons, Jean!

that’s what actually matters to us consumers.

I eat a lot of eggs and the increase in the price of eggs seems to be greater  than anything else around.

there’s probably an explanation for that related to hens Laying eggs and supply.

By metmike - Jan. 10, 2023, 11:34 a.m.
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Ok, eggs are high because of the bird flu which caused them to liquidate a lot of egg laying  hens On egg farms.

Fuel prices, mainly diesel are extremely high too and that gets dialed into the cost Of everything trucked across the country.

Egg farming would make a great topic to learn about here!

By metmike - Jan. 12, 2023, 10:06 p.m.
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Making an omelette is a lot more expensive these days. Egg prices are soaring—even more than for most other foods

https://fortune.com/2023/01/10/egg-prices-national-average-doubled-bird-flu-fuel-feed-costs/


Why are eggs still so expensive?  

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/why-are-eggs-still-so-expensive/



Why eggs are so expensive right now

Egg prices have nearly doubled in the last year — and it's not just because of inflation

https://www.today.com/food/groceries/why-are-eggs-so-expensive-rcna65558

Unless you’re immune to sticker shock, you’ve probably noticed that the price of a dozen large eggs has seemingly doubled, compared to what you paid this time last year. In some states, it’s even tripled. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average retail price for a dozen large eggs in California is $7.37. It was $2.35 a year ago.




So eggs are more expensive because(not necessarily in this order)

1. Bird flu and liquidation of the egg laying hens.

2. Cost of feeding the hens and all farm animals.

3. Price of diesel doubling for the trucking industry.

4. Great inflation for ALL goods.



By 12345 - Jan. 13, 2023, 8:50 a.m.
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IF I WERE PHYSICALLY ABLE... I'D GO BACK TO HAVING MY OWN CHICKENS.

I LOVED RAISNG THEM & YA CAN'T BEAT THE TASTE OF A REAL FRESH EGG. 

UNLESS YOU'VE RAISED CKICKENS, YOU DON'T REALIZE JUST HOW INTELLIGENT THEY ARE.  I COULD CALL ANYONE OF MINE OUT OF THE FLOCK, BY NAME.  LOL  THEY'D COME RUNNIN' TO ME AT TOP SPEED.

SARCASM: GLOBAL WARMING/CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE CULPRIT OF THE SEVERE OUTBREAK OF THE FLU

By 12345 - Feb. 4, 2023, 12:12 p.m.
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(SAME BRANDS & SAME STORE)

2020 ~ 16 OZ. HOT DOGS $1.39 ... 2022 ~ 12 OZ. $1.49... 2023 12 OZ. $1.99

2020-2022 ~ SMALL BOX JELLO $1.09 ... 2023 = $1.25

1 DOZEN JUMBO EGGS ~ FROM 2021 THRU THE 1ST 1/2 OF 2022 = .99 - $1.69 ~  FROM THE LAST 1/2 OF 2022 UNTIL LAST MONTH =  $3.99 ~ NOW... $4.49