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    Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    So, I'm in canning mode. I go to Walmart to get some more jars.

    Ball jars, regardless of size, have come in packs of 12 for 500 years or more. They may have come in packs longer than that, but I can't prove it.

    I go to grab one off the shelf. The box is now square, and it has 9 jars. Same price as the old 12 pack I bought 3 weeks ago.

    I ask the Walmart lady where the 12 pack ones are, I don't want this weird new 9 pack.

    "Oh, that's the new size. They are all like that from now on."

    1/3 less jars, same price as 3 weeks ago.

    edit: 1/4 less jars, i can't do math today.

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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    I was ridiculed for saying prices seems to have jumped 25%, seems more likely that I was correct based on maintaining the same price but reducing the quantity.

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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    I will check out a farm store tomorrow and report what I find.
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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    Prices for crop farm commodities have been falling for 18 months and i see no adjustment for that on the supermarket shelf.

    With low feed prices livestock prices have exploded.

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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by old steel View Post
    Prices for crop farm commodities have been falling for 18 months and i see no adjustment for that on the supermarket shelf.

    With low feed prices livestock prices have exploded.
    Livestock prices especially beef, is still hurting due to drought, high corn from 1-2 years ago, and the loss last October up North.
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    Cool Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by chad View Post
    1/3 less jars, same price as 3 weeks ago.

    edit: 1/4 less jars, i can't do math today.

    actually, the grammatically correct term would be, 1/4 fewer jars, I think.

    sincerely, GunDriller the Grammar Nazi (no relation to the Ashkenazi ! )


    but like I said, I think.

    I'm not 100% sure.


    if we consider these terms in the context of Ebola, for example, it would be -
    less Ebola puss
    fewer Ebola microbes.

    When 'plurality' is involved, you use fewer. When the item described is sort of Qualitative, like sand, then it's 'less sand'.


    What is interesting about English is that when you are talking about more stuff, the word 'more' is used for both words indicating plurality (where you would use fewer) AND for the other words (less.)


    Finally we may construct an Ebola-Obama-Clinton Grammar Nazi Haiku -

    less Ebola puss
    One more darn Filthy Clinton
    fewer Obamas.
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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by old steel View Post
    Prices for crop farm commodities have been falling for 18 months and i see no adjustment for that on the supermarket shelf.

    With low feed prices livestock prices have exploded.
    Haven't you heard, workers got a minimum wage increase. Who do you think should pay for that? Certainly not employers.
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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    look at yard sales best place to buy jars . most are to lazy and fucking stupid to can shit anymore
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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by General of Darkness View Post
    I was ridiculed for saying prices seems to have jumped 25%, seems more likely that I was correct based on maintaining the same price but reducing the quantity.
    Some prices have increased, easily by 25% ($1.00 to $1.25, for example). In other cases, the "Grocery Shrink Ray" has been applied, maintaining the price, and reducing the quantity of product.
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    Re: Preppers, undeniable sign of inflation at Walmart

    Grocery store still had 12 packs of quarts for 12.99. Too steep. I will check the farm store tomorrow. They normally have 2 pallets of quarts every year.

    I wonder if wallyworld decided they wanted 9 packs?
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