On Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:11:19 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
It could be the same guy who owns all of them but puts different names
on them. Here in Phx the same company owns "Cost Plus", the poor
peoples store, "Bashas", the normal peoples store, and "A.J.s" the
yuppie and high roller store. I went to the high dollar store a
couple times to see if the produce and meat there was any better. The
prices were higher, way higher for the meat, but neither the meat nor
produce was any better quality.
Isn't that the beauty of free market? Or any body would like controlled
economy? Shortage of things you need, etc. We have to pick and choose
the system and live with it. We can pay sky is the limit high price or
dirt cheap price whatever you buy according to our ways and means. I
have pretty well equipped garage only w/o dug out pit(against code to
have one). Used to do most of work on vehicles (all 4, ours and kid's) I
get tired of crawling under the car now. Still I manage to change tires
back and forth when season changes using air tools and floor jack.
I've never subscribed to that theory. Yes, there are those that can afford
a $40K car and have more than enough left over to never care what they pay
for an oil change. However, there are also those that decide to buy as much
car as they can, even if they have to shop around for the least expensive
place to get the oil changed, or even do it themselves.
That's like saying if you can afford a house in the most expensive
neighborhood in your town, you can afford to pay someone to mow the lawn.
Maybe, maybe not. Maybe you can afford the house but only if you lower the
cost of maintenance by doing a lot of it yourself.
Bottom line: just because someone owns an expensive car or house doesn't
mean that they have unlimited resources.
A local gas station/car wash chain also does oil changes, detailing, etc.
When I get my receipt from any of their locations it lists all of the oil
changes I've had done since I started using them about 4 years ago. I can
get a copy of that record anytime I want.
I get a discount on gas when I buy a car wash and the purchase of the car
wash gets me a discount on the oil change: $19.99.
Time it right, like I did this morning, and I'm in and out in less than 20
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