I recently went to our favorite big box store. While wandering around
the paint department, I noticed that most brands sold there are no
longer full gallons. They were one pint less than a gallon. Yet,
spread rate magically remains the same! Of course the price remains
the same! I live in the southeast United State and am curious to know
if this has happened in other areas. (Quarts are now 28 ounces).
Everything has to be shipped, and freight rates have gone through the roof
due to the cost of oil, whose price is determined via a system best
described as off-track betting. Manufacturers have a choice to make. They
can raise their prices, or they can shrink their products. Customers vary as
far as which they'd prefer to see happen.
Why the coverage rate remains the same is beyond me. There's a toll free
number on the label. You should call that number and let us know what you
Sherwin-Williams said that some of their paints are a fraction (can't
remember how much) under a gallon to leave room for the tints. And I
just checked the Pittsburgh paints we bought last week: 3 7/8 quarts,
not the full gallon; I hadn't noticed before. We're in the Midwest.
How many brands of ice cream still have full half-gallon packs? Most are
56oz. instead of 64oz.
And a pound of coffee went from 16 ounces to 15, then to 14 and now to
13.5 ounces. A pound of butter I recently noticed was 15 ounces even
though there was plenty of room in the tub for another ounce.
I think it's called 'bend over a little more while I shove it in a
re: A pound of coffee went from 16 ounces to 15, then to 14...
No, it didn't.
re: A pound of butter I recently noticed was 15 ounces
No, it wasn't.
A pound is 16 oz. Always was, probably always will be.
re: a pound of gold is only 12 ounces
Apples and bananas, sort of.
A troy pound of gold is 12 troy ounces, while an avoirdupois pound of
gold is 16 avoirdupois ounces, but gold is never measured in
avoirdupois ounces, so a pound of gold is indeed only 12 ounces. Damn
- I just made myself dizzy!
It's kind of like a dollar only equals a dollar if we are talking
about the currency of a single country. e.g. US$1.00 <> CAN$1.00
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