Went to Lowes today today to buy a couple of cans of foam to fix some
drafts. When I got home, I noticed that the 2 new cans were smaller than
the one can I had laying around. The old one was 16oz, the new are 12oz.
If they need to raise the price 33%, fine. Oil prices are up. I
understand. But at least be up front about it. This seems a little
"tricky" to me.
That's a ploy that's been going on all over for some time now. Check the
last 'half gallon' of ice cream you bought. its probably 1.75 quarters not 2
The local store continues to run ads that say 'Half Gallon" and I told the
manager he better tell the marketing department to cut it out before someone
takes them to court over it!
Here in Canada, paint used to be sold in Imperial gallons, the standard
gallon used in Canada before metric took over. An imperial gallon was 160
fluid ounces compared to the US gallon of 132 fluid ounces.
When everything was converted to metric the paint companies switched to cans
of 4 litres, much smaller than the previous cans and the price went up.
Now they all sell paint in US gallon cans despite the fact that they are
supposed to sell it in metric measurements. They get around it by adding in
small print that the can contains 3.95 litres, and the price went up.
You can't win.
Yeah, but that's not very useful for comparing the size of gallons
because the USA uses a different fluid oz than the rest of the world.
If you just look at the number of ounces in a gallon (128 vs. 160), you
would think that a US gallon is 4/5 the size of a Canadian/Imperial
gallon. But the actual ratio is almost exactly 5/6.
I spent many hours in my youth mixing photo chemicals from Kodak with
mixing directions in US ounces and gallons using bottles and measuring
tools marked in Imperial measure. We just converted everything to
metric to simplify the task.
Funny how small a "pound" of coffee is these days, too.
What's the dang difference? I'll pay what they want for a pound of coffee.
Now with all these different prices and weights makes it almost impossible
to understand unless they have the tags that say 45.6 cents per ounce, etc.
Other than that, you need to be a mathematician or take a calculator with
you to find out which costs what per unit of weight.
And what's up with the 750 ml size of liquor bottles?
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