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    Re: Anecdotal economic field reports (Now Stickied)

    Quote Originally Posted by BabushkaLady View Post
    Here it is almost the end of January and I'm still seeing marked down Christmas items in stores. 70% off and no takers. This is the first time I've seen this.

    Also noticed steaks marked down, guess peeps are buying them at full price anymore?
    Grass fed beef at a local store here - $23.99/lb.

    Individual steaks of said beef around 15 bucks.
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    i visited family in SoCal and went looking for a ski-hat because i couldn't find my ski hat.

    lowest price i could find was $15 on sale.

    ski-hats at Target - $22.

    i was blown away. i was thinking, $5, maybe.

    i also can't believe people's acceptance of the US gov. inflation numbers. it's so obvious that prices are going up, in general. i think 10% a year is very conservative.

    yet GNP growth is 2%.

    that means, even with all the stimuli, that the REAL economy is shrinking at the rate of 8% a year.

    this is elementary school math.

    but people just don't want to think about it.

    when the economy shrinks 8% a year 4 years in a row - it's 71.6% the size it was 4 years ago. (actually more, the wheels came off more like 4 1/2 to 5 years ago.)
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    Re: Anecdotal economic field reports (Now Stickied)

    I like to review the local shopper coupon mags: a new one this month is buy 1 movie ticket, get 1 free. And you can buy 1 popcorn & get a free large soda. That's a first around here.
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