posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 09:16 PM
i was just chatting with my parrents who live mostly overseas and the fact that over in the pacific a lot of stuff costs more in bulk, where as here
it costs less.
now the general stated reason for bigger quantities costing less is less packaging. but that isn't realy true, just look at a normal box of cerial vs
a family pack. all a family pack is , is two normal bags in one bigger box, in fact many of these "bulk" deals are multiple single servings in a
by the way packaging is actualy only a very small percentage of an items total cost, kind of like when you buy a glass of pop in a retraunt. the cup
may cost 10 cents the lid 5 cents and the straw 1 cent(if that actualy it is probably much lower but i havent seen prices in years i am useing as an
example). son taht actualy isn't a valid reason for chageing less for more.
the reason i bring this up is i am single. it costs me a small fourtune to try to buy things in single servings, if they can be found at all. why not
buy bulk? well i am sick and tired of all the food that ends up wasted because it goes bad or gets major freezer burn before i can use it all. so i
realy don't save anything but add to the garbage that goes to michigan. we even have a "green box" program for compostables, but all that is is
they toss in your garbage bages then empty your green box in the garbage truck next, i have watched them do this, just as we used to follow recycleing
trucks to the dump years ago.
it seems to me that this may be a conspiricy to sell more keeping the supply lower than if we just bought what we could actualy use. i feel that
everything should cost the same wether i buy say 1 steak at $2.00, or if i were to buy a six pack of the same weight steaks for $12.00. it's like
buying a mc donalds combo but if i don't want the fries it costs me more, i realy hate wasteing food ever since i had to ration my food for over a
year. not to metion that i work in a lower paying job so every penny counts. so why do we permitt this gougeing of the single people?