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MaryEllen
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Cigarette prices at Circle K



$7.50 a pack.

The tax increase was only 62 cents.

Is there any logical reason behind increasing prices by like 3.50 a pack when the tax increase is only 62 cents?

Are they just stupid? I bought a pack at another store today and it was only 5 bucks. Are they just taking advantage of the hysteria?







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Duke
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Are they just stupid? I bought a pack at another store today and it was only 5 bucks. Are they just taking advantage of the hysteria?


Probably. The most expensive cigs at the store I work at are Marlboros and they go for around 5.50 a pack i believe.






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r6tiger
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glad I dip instead of smoke, still 3.49 a can for Red Seal, 2 for 3.49 in some places





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faxis
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The cig companies already raised their prices so their margins wouldn't suffer.





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MaryEllen
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So their margins don't suffer? Taxes go up 62 cents and the price goes up $3.50 at Circle K - you're telling me the margin on a pack of smokes is 82% ?!? How is that even possible?


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CollegeFBRules
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Stop smoking and this will no longer be an issue.





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Aristo
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Stop smoking and this will no longer be an issue.
+1






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LSUSUPERSTAR
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So if they instituted a larger alcohol tax, you would just quit?





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CollegeFBRules
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I don't drink, but that's the general idea to basic economics: the price goes up for any reason and sales usually go down. They will, obviously, not go down to zero, but you don't get to squeeze the consumer's pocketbook and not feel a reprecussion on the bottom line in terms of sales.





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MaryEllen
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I don't drink, but that's the general idea to basic economics: the price goes up for any reason and sales usually go down.
I get that and you get that but I don't think Circle K does.






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LSUSUPERSTAR
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But this is the government that is trying to regulate what people want to buy. If the tobacco companies want to raise prices to raise revenue, then so be it. But the government is forcing the rise in prices, this is not a free market dictating things, this is "big brother" telling us what is best for us.





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USMCTiger03
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Stop smoking and this will no longer be an issue.

Another cheer for government control!







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CollegeFBRules
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But this is the government that is trying to regulate what people want to buy. If the tobacco companies want to raise prices to raise revenue, then so be it. But the government is forcing the rise in prices, this is not a free market dictating things, this is "big brother" telling us what is best for us.


The government has done this for years in other types of industries (rent controlled housing, farm subsidies), almost always with disastrous results. Problem is that politicians are:

1. Dumb

and

2. Ignorant

They don't study history or economics enough to not understand their knee jerk reactions never have the positive impacts they intend for them to have, so they keep on passing more knee jerk legislation such as this. You suffer while they can pander to their constituents about caring for children at the expense of the smoker.






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CollegeFBRules
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Another cheer for government control!


If you pay attention to anything I post, you would know that I despise government intervention in our lives. That comment was meant for reasons of maintaining personal health, not in support of government rule.






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TreeFiddy
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Stop smoking and this will no longer be an issue.




Yes it will. We'll end up paying the taxes ourselves if they quit. They're a money factory for the government. Our beloved leaders sure as frick won't do with less once the revenue dries up due to over taxation or black market.






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CollegeFBRules
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Yes it will. We'll end up paying the taxes ourselves if they quit. They're a money factory for the government. Our beloved leaders sure as frick won't do with less once the revenue dries up due to over taxation or black market.


Good point...especially in light of the fact that the government wants to start taxing your mileage you drive on the roads through GPS tracking since people are driving more fuel efficient vehicles and the gas tax is not keeping pace with needed road improvements.






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TreeFiddy
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That comment was meant for reasons of maintaining personal health, not in support of government rule.


That's the excuse for raising taxes on cigarettes.






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CollegeFBRules
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That's the excuse for raising taxes on cigarettes.


Fail.

They are using the excuse that the tax raise on cigs is to pay for schip programs for kids, not for the health of smokers.






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USMCTiger03
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If you pay attention to anything I post, you would know that I despise government intervention in our lives.
Which is why I choked when I read it.
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That comment was meant for reasons of maintaining personal health, not in support of government rule.
Is that government's role in America? At least to that degree?






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USMCTiger03
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Yes it will. We'll end up paying the taxes ourselves if they quit. They're a money factory for the government. Our beloved leaders sure as frick won't do with less once the revenue dries up due to over taxation or black market.

Which is a huge point #2 to it.

If the tax has its desired affect, then what will fund those programs the taxes go toward?






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