Something around 100' to 125' (can't remember). They have to dig around three
sides of my house and somewhat into the yard (around the back porch). It was
that much just for the pipe. Mexicans were extra.
After not having to read the sign for the past 50 years, it is a sleazy way
of raising the price. Yes, it may be legal, it may be show on the label,
but I don't read the sticker on a dozen eggs either. It has always been
I have had most excellent service from UHaul in Las Vegas, and their prices
were very good. I get mine locally here at a propane supplier in a rural
Utah town, and it is the same. Plus, in this setting, everyone gets to
stand there and watch their tanks being filled.
Right. Just like 16oz bags of potato chips, two pound cans of coffee and 1/2
gallon tubs of ice cream.
That said, I sort of understand where the manufacturers are coming from. It's
not always about hiding a unit cost increase - sometimes it's the price point.
They have evidence enough that enough people don't look at unit pricing - they
have a set amount they will pay for a product and either not buy over that
amount or will buy a competitive product that sells for less, even if it
You expected something else? It has always been buyer beware. Whole stores
are designed to take advantage of impulse buyers, and hurried shoppers.
Those who take their time and actually read things fare a little better.
Like those smaller "pound" coffee cans.......................
Ice cream has survived as a half gallon for decades, at least 6 that I'm
aware of. It is more costly to pack the smaller cartons. A hundred gallon
batch of ice cream used to take 200 containers. Now it takes 266 containers
for that batch. Given that the physical size and material is changed
little, the smaller containers won't be that much cheaper. As a consumer,
I'm being made to pay for that waste of resources.
Yes, but the total number of containers shipped remains the same.
That either means they have reduced batch size to 75 gallons, or they
only make three 100-gallon batches where they used to make four.
Either way, the ingredient cost is reduced by 25%, while revenue stays
That's very true... The cost of packaging and distribution can far exceed the
cost of the actual contents. Makes you wonder why they resize packaging except
that when you are shipping a million or more of each package, saving a few cents
per item adds up quickly.
Don't get out much do you? One of the issues we have in this country is
the fact that we have become a largely service economy. Fewer and fewer
belong to what used to be known as the middle class. The millions of
manufacturing jobs that allowed folks to raise a family, buy a house
whatever are gone. $17/hour is actually something to aspire to for a lot
of folks. There is a good reason who outfits like walmart can claim with
a big smirk "see, we aren't so bad, we opened the Smithville store and
8,000 applied for work." Where else are they going to go?
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