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2 things that inflation hasn't touched since before the new millennium

Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:23 pm
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37422 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:23 pm
AriZona tea in a can:

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AriZona Iced Tea Has Been 99 Cents in the U.S. for 30 Years
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And despite rising costs, the billion-dollar beverage company has no current plans to raise prices on its 23-oz cans, chairman and founder Don Vultaggio tells CNBC Make It. “For as long as we can, we’re going to hold our price,” he says.

One way the family-owned company is able to maintain its low price point is by not trying to duplicate how other larger beverage companies operate.

“I tell people every day I go to a gunfight with Coke and Pepsi. I have a water gun and they have machine guns. And the way I succeed is by doing things differently,” Vultaggio says.

Costco hot dog combo:

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The combo has cost $1.50 since it first arrived in food courts in 1985, even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ inflation calculator says it’s worth more than $4 today.
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Jim Sinegal, Costco’s co-founder, once told the company’s former CEO Craig Jelinek, “If you raise the effing hot dog, I will kill you. Figure it out.”
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Costco has vowed to keep the price of its quarter-pound all-beef hot dog and 20-ounce soda combo at $1.50 for "a little longer, forever," CFO Richard Galanti said in a statement.




Posted by TJack
BR
Member since Dec 2018
1464 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:26 pm to
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2 things that have helped make Americans fatter since before the new millennium
FIFY
Posted by DVinBR
Member since Jan 2013
13150 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:26 pm to
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Jim Sinegal


a man of the people
Posted by BPTiger
Atlanta
Member since Oct 2011
5340 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:28 pm to


I’m still using dollar bills. Am I supposed to be using $5’s now?
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37422 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:31 pm to
Well, of course! How are they supposed to get through med school while supporting 2 kids with all this inflation by only getting dollar bills?
Posted by Havoc
Member since Nov 2015
28915 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:39 pm to
frick YEAH! LOVE this thread!!
Posted by rexorotten
Missouri
Member since Oct 2013
3965 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:40 pm to
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2 things that inflation hasn't touched


This post was edited on 5/17/24 at 10:41 pm
Posted by WaydownSouth
Stratton Oakmont
Member since Nov 2018
8289 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:41 pm to
Pizza

Can still get a large one topping for $10-$12 just like on Home Alone in the 90's
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37422 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:47 pm to
Well done
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37422 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:48 pm to
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Pizza

Can still get a large one topping for $10-$12 just like on Home Alone in the 90's

Posted by Purple Spoon
Hoth
Member since Feb 2005
18022 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:52 pm to
Not an inflation deal as much as just technology around 2000 moving at the speed of ligh but I will never forget how much people were paying for first gen flat screen plasma and lcd TVs in 720p around the year 2000.

A 32inch plasma was 1000 bucks. Now you can get a decent brand twice the size for a third of that.

This post was edited on 5/17/24 at 10:53 pm
Posted by East Coast Band
Member since Nov 2010
62984 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:53 pm to
In other news, Biden's Department of Commerce will now use only Costco hot dogs and Arizona tea in their inflation calculations.
Posted by shutterspeed
MS Gulf Coast
Member since May 2007
63806 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 10:55 pm to
You can probably add Snapple to the list, too.
Posted by TejasHorn
High Plains Driftin'
Member since Mar 2007
11021 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:02 pm to
Delivery pizza still seems about the same price as 1985.
Posted by Walt OReilly
Poplarville, MS
Member since Oct 2005
124694 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:03 pm to
Chewing tobacco is still reasonable
Posted by JackieTreehorn
Malibu
Member since Sep 2013
29264 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:09 pm to
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Chewing tobacco is still reasonable


Yep. I like to load up on my way to buy kratom and get the tatts touched up.
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37422 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:11 pm to
You should smoke cigarettes like a real man would.
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37422 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:12 pm to
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kratom

Posted by ReauxlTide222
St. Petersburg
Member since Nov 2010
83772 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:15 pm to
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AriZona Iced Tea Has Been 99 Cents in the U.S. for 30 Years
I’m 99.4% sure the Watermelon Arizonas I was addicted to last year were $1.09
Posted by ReauxlTide222
St. Petersburg
Member since Nov 2010
83772 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:16 pm to
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Chewing tobacco is still reasonable
bullshite

Skoal is nearing $12 a can in Florida.
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