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lfromnj
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« on: July 27, 2022, 12:57:56 PM »

Coca Cola was originally 5 cents for a driink when it first came out and it managed to last 5 cents all the way to around 1955 largely due to a reluctance to change price due to requiring pennies. However it quickly went up once they finally had to relent and moved upto 10. Dollar Tree obviously has been a dollar for quite a while and although shrinkflation existed it is in small amounts. Now it seems that the dollar price was untenable so they finally caved in and raised everything to 1.25.

Im not sure what the purpose of this thread is but I just wanted to discuss some thoughts.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 01:09:40 PM »

This reminds me of a $2 store I saw in Illinois, even in the name. Like a dollar store except everything was $2.

Also how Costco refuses to raise the price of it's $1.50 hot dog/drink combo even though the chicken bake recently went from $2.99 to $3.99.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2022, 04:33:39 PM »

The Hershey's nickel bar comes to mind. It lasted until the 60s I think.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 01:32:42 PM »

Those Santitas tortilla chips with the price printed on the bag went from $2 to $2.29 recently.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 02:30:15 PM »

My first indication of low urban turnout this fall was when 50-cent cakes became 75-cent cakes. My second was when the Arnold Palmer tallboy finally went up to $1.29. Fetterman might not get 80% in Philly if blunt wraps go above 2 for 99 cents.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 11:37:28 AM »

When Arizona Iced Tea crests a dollar you better start dumping your T bills because the end is nigh.
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