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    Thumbs down I'm eating nothing but beans and rice

    At least that's where I feel things are heading. Prices at the grocery store are skyrocketing. 3 months ago I could get skinless/boneless chicken breast for $1.99 a pound. Yesterday they were $4.99. Even the "choice" cut steaks have gone from $6.99 to $11.99 per pound. Some of the produce seems to be holding steady, but not by much. Usually things that were marked down to $0.99 from $1.99 are holding at $1.99. We're starting to watch what we buy and make sure it's something we're definitely using and that it doesn't go to waste. I guess the good thing is that we're cooking and preparing our meals with a lot more thought.

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    Yes, it's not just food, it's everything. I caught a glimpse on the news of a toy shortage!!!!

    Be sure to stock up on Bean-o or at least baking soda!

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    Yeah, I was looking forward to our grocery bill going down, kid #1 moved out of the house several years ago. Our daughter is in college now, and mostly buys her own groceries...to eat when she's rarely home, cuz she's always out 'n about now. So...I was anticipating lower grocery bills for just my wife and I.

    Hah...went from around 275/week a couple of years ago, to about 350/week now...for the 2x of us! Granted, we tend to eat healthy, organic, farm raised, paleo. But still!
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    We're definitely starting to do more Crockpot meals that we can stretch out over a couple of days. There's enough for her to make at least 2 lunches for work and I stretch it out over the same 2 days for me at home. We are seriously watching what we buy and only buying things that we can enjoy over several days. I haven't bought a nice steak in 8 months.

    I'm hoping something changes. Whenever I walk by the meat counter it is full, no one is buying anything. Where as before the meat counter would be packed, now if you want something you can walk right up.

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    let's go Brandon !!

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    Checked in 2 large orders today for a total of 87 price changes.

    All increases.

    We used to buy a sisal door handle cat scratcher for $4 and sell it for $7.99

    My cost just went to $12 in one week

    Dog and cat food, bird seed, metal dogs crates, terrariums, toys have all skyrocketed by at least 25% over the past year.

    Increases have always happened, but I find myself buying things this week for more than I sold them for last week more and more.

    Probably just going to get worse. Ocean freight charges are expected to increase by 300% - 400%.

    Manufacturers pass it on to distributors, who pass it on to suppliers, then wholesale, then retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    let's go brandon !!
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    have all skyrocketed by at least 25% over the past year.
    I was going to say my household expenses are up about 25% and that's a very scary reality. The wife just got a raise but it was no where near 25%.

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    yeah, the homeless ARE looking skinnier

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