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jwill37
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Where does it end? The cost of everything
My parents built their dream home on a half acre lot for $350,000 in the mid 90's. I understand that was over 20 years ago but I live in a smallish city. Vehicles have tripled since that time. An F150 pickup was $25k less than 10 years ago now it's $60k. Salaries have not gone up but remained stagnant. I have a high paying job for my community and it's insane the cost of groceries, cars, homes, living period. If your parents weren't rich the days of becoming rich seem harder to come by. Even doctors, lawyers, insurance agents, cpa's aren't making what they used to. Maybe it's just me but this shite is outta control. I can't think of a single thing that costs less today that I want or use etc and we should be more efficient at making things. Ok I'm done bitching.


Pecker
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
What is inflation? How does it work?


al_cajun
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
Porn is free now


Displaced
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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. I can't think of a single thing that costs less today that I want or use etc

Ever heard of inflation?


notiger1997
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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An F150 pickup was $25k less than 10 years ago now it's $60k.


I stopped reading right here.


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RedHawk
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
How is a F150 $60K?


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rantfan
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
Three years ago I quit trying to keep up with the Jones's. I'm a much stress less person now.


East Coast Band
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
But you have smart phones now.

Plus, when they bought that new home,they paid $1000 for a 31 inch CRT TV.


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fallguy_1978
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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An F150 pickup was $25k less than 10 years ago now it's $60k.

I bought a new F150 XLT super crew last year for 31-32k. People are demanding trucks with luxury car features and they are paying for it. More power to them. I have no need for it.


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foshizzle
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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I can't think of a single thing that costs less today that I want or use


Long-distance phone service. Back in the day it was billed by the minute, now it's just free with your phone plan. Same with videoconferencing. Today you can chat face-to-face with your kids and see the grandchildren who live half a world away. In the mid-90's that was simply impossible for the average consumer.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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My parents built their dream home on a half acre lot for $350,000

nice

Image: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/dWXluoGU7aw/hqdefault.jpg


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LuckySo-n-So
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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My parents built their dream home on a half acre lot for $350,000 in the mid 90's.

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have a high paying job for my community


Boo hoo. You apparently live a pretty comfortable life. My heart breaks.


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terd ferguson
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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Three years ago I quit trying to keep up with the Jones's


Back when they were talking about eating ass?


Pettifogger
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
Adjusted for inflation a ton of shite costs much less today than it once did. Pretty much anything that gets plugged in to the wall in your house, most likely.



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LNCHBOX
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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An F150 pickup was $25k less than 10 years ago now it's $60k.


This is just a load of shite btw. A fully loaded '08 F150 cost a lot more than $25k.


Tortious
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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Porn is free now


It takes balance to make an economy work.


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jwill37
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
I'm willing to bet I know way more about that topic than you do and that aint inflation buddy.


Tiger Prawn
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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An F150 pickup was $25k less than 10 years ago now it's $60k.


You can still get a base model F-150 for around $30k baw. You're only spending $60k on an F-150 if you're looking at King Ranch, Platinum or Raptor models.


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stapuffmarshy
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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I can't think of a single thing that costs less today that I want



The price for a lovely lady of the evening hasn't gone up


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Scruffy
USA Fan
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Where does it end? The cost of everything
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An F150 pickup was $25k less than 10 years ago now it's $60k.
Then don’t spend that money on an F150.

You can buy a very comfortable, cheap car for a great price nowadays.

For example, a Honda Civic base MSRP is around $19,000. That gets you 32 city/42 highway MPG. Comes with all the comforts you need too.
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I have a high paying job for my community and it's insane the cost of groceries, cars, homes, living period
A lot depends on where you live.


In summary though, a lot is affected by your choices.

The reason an F150 is $60k now is because people like you will spend that much on it.

There are usually cheaper options for everything.
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