I started this thread as a result of a comment on another thread on how expensive the cost of things we use (besides gas hehe), whether necessity or
luxury, are today.
I personally have noticed the enormous difference in price I pay for groceries, household goods, electronics, appliances and toiletries and luxury
items here on a US military base overseas compared to what I would pay for them back home in Australia.
And yes I understand no tax on military bases = cheaper prices but in ordinary life in the US I have found the cost of things, food or material, to be
a lot more inexpensive.
For example -
Toothpaste I use back home is an easy $3 cheaper here.
My favored mascara of choice is $22+ back home. Here ? I pay $7 for it.
KitchenAid Artisan Professional series stand mixer I really
want is $600+ back home, I see it on base for half that price and it is just as is,
if not even cheaper online (just ordered one!
Toiletries such as body-wash, skin care and hair accessories/appliances are easily 60% cheaper here.
New release DVD's are at least half price.
Even perusing online prices for items compared to what we pay in Australia are relatively cheap.
The list goes on, I could go on about every single thing I buy and I get mad
hell why shouldn't I ?
Then I remember that, yeah, there are others in the world who cannot even afford such things, or are indeed paying even more
so I wanna hear from you if this is the case.
This thread is to let us know how they are extorting you ...
[edit on 4-6-2008 by ImJaded]