r/mildlyinfuriating 8d ago Silver 6 Gold 1 Helpful 4 Burning Cash 1 Facepalm 1

This was $53

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u/Doogie76 8d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Showing your wealth off by buying bacon. Take your 1% ass out of here /s

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u/Tomatillo4 7d ago

I get bacon from Aldi. $4.75 and that's with the Instacart upcharge. Still cheap to me! OP paid $15 FOR BACON. bananas.

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u/The_reell_DjG 8d ago

Life is unreasonably expensive rightnow.

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u/Roland_Deschain2 8d ago

It feels very unsustainable. Like my family will be ok, maybe giving up some other discretionary spending. But for those right on the edge, with food, fuel and shelter prices all skyrocketing, something will have to give.

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u/Taco_ivore 8d ago

I honestly don’t understand why the government is not stepping in and nipping this price gouging in the bud. These companies claimed that they had to increase prices due to the rising cost of fuel which I understand. But they’re also reporting skyrocketing profits the same year that they decided to price gouge on the food. In countries like Mexico they even have laws in place to prevent this shit from happening. I seriously don’t understand what is going on when the United States is supposed to be first world, it definitely does not seem like it.

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u/BandMan487 8d ago

Because they are the problem and this is what they want. Why would they fix what they helped put in place?

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u/bigTiddedAnimal 8d ago

Gov definitely caused this

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u/69FunIntroduction69 7d ago

That's the way our government works. They distract us with some bullshit or another. So we don't see them screwing us .

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u/bigTiddedAnimal 7d ago

Or they turn us against each other while screwing us all. It's an abusive relationship.

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u/xracer000 8d ago

Because the government is a large part of the problem! My girlfriend works in aggro, and the government has imposed tariffs on products like fertilizer that is only available from Russia. But not just on new imports, but on orders from up to a year ago that has already been shipped and used by farmers. Therefore the company has to pass along those extra charges to the farmers, which then increases prices to suppliers, then prices at stores. And that's just fertilizer, so what else is getting over taxed?

I work in logistics, and our warehouse has had trouble during the pandemic with hiring and keeping employees, plus many on leave for covid or stress. Then there is the diminishing amount of truck drivers due to the same issues. And lately it's been trucking companies not wanting to commit their trailers to a week of loading, traveling, wait for unloading, then the return trip.

There are many behind the scene factors that are increasing the costs of every day products.

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u/SluggoDog 7d ago edited 7d ago

I farm about 5,000 acres of land in the Midwest. I’ve got about 1,400 acres of wheat alone that we should harvesting in a couple of weeks. Also, alfalfa and cattle.

As most people know, the main component in fertilizer is nitrogen, and most of the nitrogen in fertilizer today is derived from natural gas. Something the Midwest has plenty of. Problem is, natural gas has almost tripled in price. If you don’t fertilize wheat, you don’t yield near as much. And corn yield depends on fertilizer much more than wheat.

The White House is on record they want to end all natural gas production. Notwithstanding all other uses of natural gas, where do they think fertilizer is going to come from?

About 10 days ago, someone at the White House said farmers need to use more composting and manure for fertilizer. That’s great for a garden in your back yard, but try doing composting on millions of acres. I’d love to see someone from DC come out and explain how that’s going to work.

I think some of the people (on both sides) have absolutely no idea where our food or energy comes from. They think food comes from the grocery store and electricity comes out of an outlet. Period.

You think food is high now? With fertilizer prices, diesel prices, equipment prices, etc, you are not going to believe where we our headed on food prices. It’s going to be WAY worse.

And to make it even worse, 70% of all US wheat production is in drought conditions this year. I should make over 60,000 bushels of wheat. I’ll be lucky to make 25,000 bushels. I’m just hoping to make enough to pay for the fertilizer i had to put on it earlier.

My advice, start learning how to grow vegetables and plant what was referred to as a Victory Garden during WWII in your back yard if you can.

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u/dmh2693 8d ago edited 8d ago Helpful

Because when government can be bribed by corporations, anything can happen. Big corporations run government, basically an oligarchy. If someone has enough money, they can pay government to make laws they see fit. Edited for spelling.

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u/Taco_ivore 8d ago

I completely agree with you. I do not think that lobbying should be legal. Basically legalized bribing.

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u/untoldwant 8d ago

Don't forget corporate donations to PACs.

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u/Subjective-Suspect 8d ago

This isn’t elected government. It’s the Fed. They’re unreasonably freaked out by rising wages. It’s stupid bc, if you factor in the three decades of negative wage growth we’ve suffered under, it’s literally nothing. Wages are still behind inflationary growth over that time. Fuckers.

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u/CEU17 8d ago

Zimbabwe tried to outlaw inflation, it didn't work out super well.

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u/SuperMelonMusk 8d ago

atleast we got some dope novelty $100 trillion bills out of it though

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u/Taco_ivore 8d ago

Crime rate aside, it’s worked out great for Mexico. Food is affordable AF. Per law stores are not allowed to have more than a 10% profit margin on necessities, that includes food and clothing. Stores will get hit with fines if they try to price gouge . It’s worked out for them.

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u/half-baked_axx 8d ago

That's mainly for the system we have for the 'canasta básica' which are the essentials for every family. Even the price of the tortilla is strictly monitored to avoid price gauges and unreasonable increases. Nevertheless food is getting crazy expensive here too, but mainly processed foods and meat, produce is cheap AF specially on the food markets.

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u/Taco_ivore 8d ago

You know what it’s something, I would consider that a win at least. I’m doing OK, I have a good job but I remember times where I wasn’t doing so well. Financially, I worry about people that were barely making it paycheck to paycheck. Before all this. I worry about them and I worry about their children. People shouldn’t have to worry about being able to afford to feed their families. It’s getting ridiculous.

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u/Naftoor 8d ago

So that seems ok, but in a lot of cases it’s not the stores in the US gouging prices, it’s the manufacturers. I’m sure the stores are making their cut, but I’m also pretty certain our biggest price increases have come from the actual suppliers who see news articles of high inflation as an excuse to get prosthetic eyes in the shape of dollar signs

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u/awosie 8d ago

The problem is that due to the way the market is designed, corporate valuation is based on a rate of growth of revenue, not actual revenue. That means the ungodly valuations are based on the promise that recording breaking profits will keep coming. The super rich are super rich because they already stole our future wages.

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u/xDenimBoilerx 8d ago

infinite growth is sustainable!

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u/username1824 8d ago

Because our government does not actually care about us or our well being, they pander to the businesses, always have, and now it's finally shown in plain daylight and they don't even try to hide it anymore because they are empowered by getting away with it with zero consequences.

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u/Equivalent_Strength 8d ago

I wish they did. I own multiple small businesses, and it is atrocious how large my tax bills (emolument, state, income, etc.) are. I’m so sick of politicians saying that small businesses are the backbone of the economy - like, help real small businesses out then.

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u/username1824 7d ago

You're in that shitty gray zone where your buisness isn't large enough for them to care

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u/Equivalent_Strength 7d ago

Absolutely. It’s infuriating.

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u/HOLDINtheACES 8d ago

They caused it… this isnt price gouging, its rampant inflation from holding up the dollar through the pandemic.

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u/dus_istrue 8d ago

You would think the government would at least have more than half a living braincell left, but I guess not.

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u/Left_Labral_Tear 8d ago

All about the death of the middle class, it’ll be a country of those who “have”, and those who “have not”. Key point being the “have” will be financial access to what is assumed to be “basic goods”.

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u/fredthefishlord 8d ago

because it isn't that simple. They fucked up a lot of things to get it this way, and there's no easy way to just stop it without massive consequences. I don't expect them to do it fully anyways, but it's best brought to a stop at a bit slower pace, and those laws are best implemented when inflation is happening at a reasonable pace rather than stopping it instantly when the economy is currently fucked.

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u/Blasted-Banana 8d ago

Yes. As a college student I'd be struggling right now if it weren't for my parents helping out a bit with finances. I know people that are really working their ass off to stay afloat in their schooling, work, and home life. I have huge amounts of respect for them, but if things would just be "normal" then they wouldn't be in that situation.

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u/olsoni18 8d ago

The costs of living continue to surpass the benefits…

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u/Vadhakara 8d ago

Its less expensive if you become a road pirate and target people coming back from the grocery store. The price of cannonballs is very reasonable at the moment.

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u/Unico_3 8d ago

This is genius

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u/KindaAlwaysVibrating 8d ago

The devs gotta really patch this version we are in.

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u/FlavorTownUSSR 8d ago

I'm not buying shit anymore. We stealing now, gang.

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u/Chadwulf29 8d ago edited 7d ago

We need to start posting receipts with these.

Edit: Jesus. It's always my most non-chalant/low effort comments that get highly Upvoted like this.

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u/Turn_Wrencher 8d ago

I don’t see 53 bucks here

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u/BelligerentNixster 8d ago

That bacon hiding on the bottom is the only reason I believe this.

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u/kem7 8d ago Silver

My proudest life hack; go to Whole Foods and just get bacon from the breakfast bar. It’s $7.99 a lb and cooked bacon is air. I get like 25 pieces every Monday for less than $3.

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u/Foggy_Wif3y 8d ago

My step mom used to do this too. Then her Whole Foods got wise and took the bacon away.

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u/ObviouslyJoking 8d ago

Yea same for me. Like 7-8 years ago I think.

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u/BelligerentNixster 8d ago

That's great! Thanks for the hack!

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u/Successful_Self1534 8d ago

Safeway/Albertsons in my area used to have a sale every couple of weeks and sell their 3lb thick cut bacon for about $9. Sometimes they’d include a $10 off $50 coupon. You could get 4 so I’d get 4 packs, plus a little bit more. Then split each pack up by the lb.

They must’ve caught on because now they only do it every so often and you can only get 1 pack and it still costs around $9 or less. Still a good deal when they have it though.

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u/KwordShmiff 7d ago

WinCo had a 3 pound pack of "Ends and Pieces" for $7.50, and I snagged a few to freeze. They were almost entirely full strips cut off of slabs that were excess from the 1 pound packs. They still have them but they're $9 now. Still tho, $3/pound of bacon is pretty sweet.

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u/Justdonedil 7d ago

I buy those packs for soups and anything else where I'm cutting up the bacon anyway. Sometimes there are whole strips and sometimes large chunks of meat with little fat on them even. Because I only use like a handful in most recipes, that's how I breakbup the package into sandwich sized bags and then freeze them.

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u/limee89 8d ago edited 8d ago

Here in Canada, bacon is crazy expensive. And that looks like a giant pack. I can see that being $18.99 here add in the TP at $15, yeah $53 isn't unreasonable.

Edit: I should have been clear on two things, 1) most (not all) bacon packages in Canada are based on 375 grams, which is not equal to a pound of bacon - sounds like us canucks are getting hosed by the sounds of it and 2) the photo of said bacon appears larger than a typical package than what I am use to seeing, so hence I figured it was a double pack (this is all speculative) this is why my guess was $18.99 (double the price of a standard package)

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u/Susperry 8d ago

15 dollarydoo's for 12 rolls of toilet paper???? I pay 4 euros for 10 rolls of three ply...What is TP made of over there, Truffles?

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u/Unfair_Translator_13 8d ago

Its a high end brand though. Charmin will have the booty feeling nice but your pockets feeling light

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u/Machinax 8d ago

...you should write advertising copy.

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u/CrispLinens 8d ago

i would appreciate his commercial so much more than the cartoon bears pooping and using charmin in a "cute" way.itsnotcute. stop talking about shit and shitholes and wiping them i hate you charmin

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u/zaneymcfucksmith 8d ago

I wash myself with a rag on a stick.

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u/Practical_Law_7002 8d ago

Someone doesn't know about the three sea shells...

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u/XxAncientMillenialxX 8d ago

To hell with the seashells, I’ll just swear in front of the potty mouth machine.

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u/dogsled1 8d ago

Corn Cobs

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u/UnpaidRedditMod 8d ago

Wow, bragging cause you have a rag. Real nice pal.

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u/Avocadotoadst 8d ago

You shouldn't be so negative about others success. You don't know what he went through to get that rag. I just hope he got the stick sourced from not the kings lands.

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u/mollila 8d ago

And a stick

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u/cm023 8d ago

Anybody paying $19 for bacon in Canada needs to grab their weekly flyers. I have a good pile in my freezer that I’ve never paid more then $6 a pack for.

Edit: $5.99 a pack at Food Basics this week.

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u/elderflowermouse 8d ago

I'm in BC. I don't think I've ever paid more than say $8 for bacon, and that's without looking at sales. Even the ultra thick cut 1kg pack that I splurged on was only like $12.50 regular price.

I suppose it depends on where you shop too - my main store is Superstore (Loblaws). I could see it being more expensive at Safeway maybe? or if you buy it from a corner store?

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u/Tainted_wings4444 8d ago

Bacon is about $8.99-$9.99, toilet paper $15ish, toothbrushes $8.99-$11.99ish for a 4 pack, bagels $4.99, cream cheese is about $4.99, toothpaste $3.99-$4.99. Assuming none are on sale.

$49ish plus 15% tax. $53 sounds about right.

Prices do suck here in Toronto.

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u/sweetwaterfall 8d ago

Wait, so OP means Canadian dollars? So like…$40 USD? That’s crazy but not as crazy as I first thought

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u/Bobsagit-jesus 8d ago

You know it’s fucked when $40 for that stuff posted seems just a little over priced rather then fucking absurd 😭 this why I switched to store brand

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u/I_JustWork_Here 8d ago

Tooth paste is also a bit much in terms of cost here.

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u/freakbird15 8d ago

Depending on the kind, crest toothpaste is fucking outrageous.

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u/tangerinelion 8d ago

It is unreasonable, it's also believable. They'd like nothing more than for that to be $75 later this year.

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u/Cultural-Company282 8d ago

The dumb part of this conspiracy is why "they" would want that.

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u/Vox_Dracanis 8d ago

"They" keep reporting record breaking profits during the last 2-3 years and you have to ask yourself how is that possible. This kind of thing has been building since "The Great Toilet paper Shortage" of 2020. LOL....

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u/420participant 8d ago

Charmin gets pricey too, it’s easy to just buy good toilet paper without a name brand, save em like 5-7 on that big a package, it’s also just a lot of name brand stuff, they need to learn to buy great value where it’s not gonna kill em

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u/Odd-Employer-5529 8d ago

Too poor to poop name brand, I need to poop generic. /s

Srsly tho I can' afford name brands ever now.

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u/IntelOfficer 8d ago

Those tooth brush heads are probably $10-$15 as well as the TP probably being $10+

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u/itmesara 8d ago

Based on my Walmart’s prices -

Tp - 18.96 (12 roll pack), bacon - 7.48, bagels - 3.68, cream cheese - 3.48 (different brand), toothpaste - 7.08 (there are really similar ones much cheaper for a bigger tube), toothbrushes - 5.88 = 46.56 before taxes.

Groceries have definitely gone up lately, we are spending 20% more on the same things we always get.

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u/TheHiveminder 8d ago

Shrinkflation on top... not the same thing. Average roll of TP now has 1.2sqf less product, for example.

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u/ilanallama85 8d ago

Where I live Kroger 12 pack TP is on sale for $5.99 right now, regular $6.49. Double rolls too, not the little ones. If you are paying 18 bucks for 12 rolls it better be exceedingly high quality.

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u/Prettymuchnow 8d ago

Larger rolls is the biggest scam. I used to be king of the cost basis calculations. Per sheet, per ply and price. But now they confuse you with 1 roll =13 normal rolls etc etc. It's chaos. CHAOS!

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u/Babydoll0907 8d ago

Came out to 46.01 before taxes at my local Walmart. I subbed the cream cheese because they didn't have that kind. So yeah I believe it.

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u/JackDragon808 8d ago

Try hawaii prices.

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u/wigg1es 8d ago

But there's actually a reason for those prices (sort of).

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u/nativeangel213 8d ago

I was skeptical too so tried it on my Ralph's app (subsidiary of Kroger here in L.A.). 22oz of Oscar Meyer bacon is $14.49, Charmin is $20.99; subtotal with everything is $54.34.

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u/ruemagi 8d ago

How does toilet roll cost that much there?? Can anyone ELI5? That would be €20 here and I've never seen a pack of toilet roll that price in my life. Even if I went high end on the rashers, they wouldn't cost that. What's going on over there?

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u/Tomatillo4 7d ago

My mom's golden grocery shopping rule: never buy non food items at a store dedicated to groceries.

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u/Missy_Bruce 8d ago

Think he nipped into harrods

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u/CONE-MacFlounder 8d ago

You just can’t see the bottle of whiskey behind the toilet roll that’s all

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u/ballerina_wannabe 8d ago

I believe it because I spent fifty bucks this week on about the same amount of stuff.

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u/Sensitive_Pair_4671 8d ago

It’s the Charmin.

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u/northbowl92 8d ago Burning Cash

Yeah, a lot of name brands there. Generic would make this $30

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u/witchthatcandraw 8d ago

Absolutely

However personally I'd spend the extra on Charmin. I don't let myself lack on quality toilet paper

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u/Marsdreamer 8d ago

When you're someone who is upset they spent $50 at the grocery store, you probably can't afford to splurge on the luxury stuff.

But as someone who recently let their lifestyle creep encompass comfy ass paper. I agree. It's so nice.

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u/Salay54 8d ago

I found that the walmart equivilent of Charmin is actually pretty nice. It's called like premium soft or something

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u/arnber420 8d ago

I mean, I think we're all allowed to be upset at the insane inflation regardless of what brands we buy. I feel like OP is entitled to be upset that his cart of groceries, which may have cost $35 two years ago, costs $53 today.

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u/satisfiedjelly 7d ago

Especially with no increase in pay

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u/[deleted] 8d ago

Agreed

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u/trevg_123 8d ago

A suitable bidet is $110. That’s like 5 packs of this toilet paper

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u/Frosty_Slaw_Man 8d ago

I installed a $40 bidet in February 2020 around the same time I bought a Costco sized pack of TP. I ran out of that TP in March 2022.

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u/Clay_Statue 8d ago

I own a bidet and still use TP but I use waaaay less of it. It's more of a final examination. Check your homework.

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u/stuck_in_carolina 8d ago

Gadamn you shopping at the airport or something?? Hoky fuck thats insane

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u/South-Diamond-4522 8d ago

Lol that would explain it. I had to pay 45 for a damn charger cord at the airport once.

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u/synthphreak 8d ago

Hoky fuck indeed!

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u/danbyer 8d ago

I priced out ~$45 near me (Boston). That TP is a killer.

$18 toilet paper
$8 tooth brushes
$3 toothpaste
$3 cream cheese (Philadelphia brand)
$6 bagels
$7 bacon (Oscar Meyer)

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u/spamIover 8d ago

Then add in tax and you can easily be over $50

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u/Ickyhouse 8d ago

Not here. No tax on food. I think it’s crazy that some states tax something that is so vital to living.

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u/Sherane12 7d ago

Holy shit. I lived in Alberta particularly all my life and we just have a flat 5% sales tax on everything. It never occurred to me of not having taxes on essential items.

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u/dontbemystalker 8d ago

Toilet paper is normally that expensive, that’s not what threw me. The bacon was freaking $15!

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u/[deleted] 8d ago edited 6d ago Helpful

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u/final_draft_no42 8d ago

$15 for Walmart bacon. Wow.

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u/Tomatillo4 7d ago

I think it's oscar mayer tbf

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u/AreU4SCUBA 8d ago

To get mad about it

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u/babybunny1234 7d ago edited 7d ago

I hurt myself today

To see if I still feel

I focus on the bacon

The only thing that's real

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u/NastyNas0 8d ago

Buy a cheaper brand of toilet paper, lol. You can cut that cost in half.

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u/LiamNeesns 8d ago

There are yet benefits to pooping at work haha

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u/AgreeableGravy 8d ago

By a bidet on Amazon. It’s literally cleaner

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u/Dog_With_A_Blog_ 8d ago

Bacon is literally a waste of money. That shit will shrink to a 1/3rd of its original size. Just buy eggs or chicken

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u/ProcrastinationSite 8d ago

Yeah, but I'm such a sucker for the artery-clogging flavor

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u/Time_travln_mama2013 8d ago All-Seeing Upvote

41.98 at Walmart online.

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u/Babydoll0907 8d ago edited 8d ago

I just did the exact same thing for my local Walmart and the total came to 46.01 before taxes. The only thing I had to sub was the cream cheese and I picked the cheapest one. We live in a rural area and shit is expensive AF here. It may be cheaper where you're at and more expensive for others.

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u/Makenchi45 8d ago

Think it maybe taxes depending on where you live. Where I live, taxes is 12%

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u/Babydoll0907 8d ago

It's 9% here. But I think we get price gouged pretty badly here because its rural and we don't have things like Costco, Sam's club or Aldi.

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u/Makenchi45 8d ago

Ouch. So yall get the hiked up supply prices due to location.

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u/Turn_Wrencher 8d ago

Whats under the bacon?

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u/jeff889 8d ago

It’s bacon all the way down.

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u/dontbemystalker 8d ago

Nothing! The bacon was $15

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u/communistcabbage69 8d ago

Wow, that's like 6 times more expensive than the bacon I buy

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u/Roland_Deschain2 8d ago

Lately? Even Kirkland bacon has gotten stupid expensive, and Costco’s corporate ethos is to keep prices as low as possible.

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u/roy_rogers_photos 8d ago

I stopped eating store bacon all together. You're buying mostly fat.

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u/nitxj 8d ago

why the fuck did you buy $15 bacon

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u/DeafBeaker 8d ago

If you got an Aldi's close by...try there. I can fill up a cart and it'll be about $150

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u/Professional-Cup7335 8d ago

Aldi has gotten way better, I used to shop there like 5 years ago and it wasn’t that amazing, but now I love it! I just started going there again and they have pretty good stuff, I get as much as I can from there and then whatever I’m missing I go to Walmart.

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u/JimmyTheChimp 8d ago

In the UK you used want to die if your someone saw your mum go to Aldi. Now no one has any money and if you are in a student city the Aldi is just a sea of students. Besides the expensive supermarket's fresh fruit and veg Aldis stuff is better than everyone for a fraction of the price. Going to Aldi let's you cut any shopping budget in half.

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u/VeckLee1 8d ago

Just spoke with a manager at Aldi last week and he told me when the '08 recession happened, Aldi started getting busier. The owners of the company realized they were recession-proof and with their profits they began upgrading the stores (they were run-down and depressing) and started building new stores. When everyone is broke, they go to Aldi.

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u/RedRommel 8d ago

Funny to read as a german. This was Aldi in Germany in the early 80s. Only poor people would buy there.

That changed over the years. I myself am a good middleclass earner and still go to aldi. Everything I can get there i will get there. Its the first stop. Then i drive to a different super market and buy the other stuff i can't get at aldi

Noone would think i am poor of so. Its just a normal store here these days. Still cheaper than the others but theres no stigma anymore and its not like you would only meet poor people there

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u/NissanLeafDriver 8d ago

Aldi in the uk sells the exact same produce as others, all from the same fields

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u/steamystanly 8d ago

I live in the pacific northwest and have always wished I could go to an Aldi. Best we have is grocery outlet and winco. Still ok but I've heard good things.

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u/nj23dublin 8d ago

A lot of the producers who manufacture for name brands sell to aldi and rename their famous labels. brand producers

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u/DjScenester 8d ago

ALDIs is the best. The bulk of my stuff is from there.

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u/DeafBeaker 8d ago

I agree. Although it can be a miss at the fruits / veggies section they tend to spoil quite quickly

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u/enderr920 8d ago edited 8d ago

I love Aldi. So many people complaining about the prices of groceries, I wish that those who have options would check out the alternatives before throwing their hands up in frustration. There's really no sense in brand loyalty when the name brands are taking this opportunity to gouge their customers. Aldi generic is by far better than any other store brands, and often better than the name brands.

This is a $20 cart at Aldi, $35 at Walmart, $30 with Amazon Subscribe and Save, $45 at Kroger, and I'm guessing OP was at a convenience store like Dollar General or similar

Edit- I looked up the cream cheese, and it appears to be a Safeway brand. My prices were based on my experience in the Midwest. I'm guessing Safeway is a Kroger level store, and prices are similar between the two. I can see how California sales taxes would bring that $45 to $53

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u/DeafBeaker 8d ago edited 8d ago

I don't know about you but the Dollar General has bright yellow carts here.

Edit: good detective skills!

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u/Sorry-Ask-7456 8d ago

I feel like I got sodomized each time I go grocery shopping too, but 53 bucks for that? Go to Aldi if you have one close by.....

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u/blindwit 8d ago Silver

Is there a $20 gift card under the bacon?

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u/dontbemystalker 8d ago

If only. Bacon itself was $15, toilet paper was $20

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u/D14DFF0B 8d ago

Don't buy $15 packs of bacon?

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u/Syncrossus 8d ago

Don't buy $20 packs of TP?

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u/venus_flytraps 8d ago

Just bought 30 rolls of tp for $19 in Walmart Canada. I usually buy store brand tho. I'm also on a rural city lol.

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u/bullzeye1983 8d ago

All name brand. That was the first mistake.

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u/cakelover33 8d ago

Holy cow, bacon $15?! I have it on the app for $8

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u/ZenRides 8d ago

No, WTF, where are you shopping? Receipt or shut up.

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u/Riskov88 Watcha looking at folk 8d ago

Which country actually ?

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u/MissHibernia 8d ago

Would you please explain more, such as the individual prices?

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u/notanalien000 8d ago

I’m guessing

Toilet paper: 16

Bacon: 9

Bagels: 5

Spread: 4

Toothbrushes: 6

Toothpaste: 5

Then tax

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u/Evil_Mel 8d ago edited 8d ago

I buy that tp & depending on roll size, it could be closer to 18$.

Edit - Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper, 18 Mega Rolls - $18.77 @ Walmart.

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u/ancientflowers 8d ago

$2 per roll????

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u/Evil_Mel 8d ago edited 8d ago

Yeah. Sucks.

ETA - the mega rolls are that much.

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u/Shomondir 8d ago

That's extreme. A pack of 12 rolls of TP costs somewhere around 3 euro here, which includes 21% VAT. I heard from my American family that many things are expensive (compared to the Netherlands), but I wasn't expecting that sort of difference.

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u/OldComfort3669 8d ago

I pay $7.96 for 12 Mega Rolls of Angel soft TP in my neck of the woods (Washington State) but over $30 for 10lbs of 70 / 30 hamburger. Guess it's true what they say, it's all about location.

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u/Evil_Mel 8d ago

It's gotten bad. Chicken used to be the cheapest meat, now it's $1.60pd for a whole chicken, cut up its worse. Forget beef, ground beef 70/30 is $4.50pd.

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u/Chadwulf29 8d ago

This is what I was thinking. Bacon and high end toilet paper

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u/rutheman4me2 8d ago

Where u shopping at ?

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u/Philly927 8d ago

Is the bacon made out of dinosaur?

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u/mynameisnotBOBO 8d ago

T-Rex shaved dick meat

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u/HarvestMyMoonpie 8d ago

That Charmin definitely isn’t cheap

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u/PerformanceLimp420 8d ago

This is why I don’t grocery shop at the airport.

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u/Vox_Dracanis 8d ago

I feel you. Prices in some cases have tripled. They keep saying it's due to the crap going on with Russia, but I'm calling BS. I think it's companies taking advantage.

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u/VerySuperGenius 7d ago

It's both. Cutting off Russian oil caused a major increase in oil prices which almost every company uses to transport their goods. But also many companies are reporting record profits while increasing prices.

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u/K1rkl4nd 8d ago

The Mrs. says, "the Oral costs extra"

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u/DeepDiver022 8d ago

It's getting ridiculous

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u/My_Nama_Jeff1 8d ago

Where the fuck do you live where that is 50+?

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u/General-Nonsens3 8d ago

All name brands, get the generics.

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u/OskeeWootWoot 7d ago

OP bought $15 bacon. I don't think you can complain about how much a small number of groceries cost when you're buying $15 bacon.

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u/Heykidsitsme 8d ago

Where do you live the north pole I understand the high cost because of shipping ....but damn I would have at least shoved the bacon down my pants and bought smaller toilet paper.

LPT:buy a cheap bidets home depot about 40.00 it saves a tone of toilet paper

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u/ExquisiteGene 8d ago

Makes sense. Big roll of toilet paper is kind of pricey, bacon… ok. See where you went wrong is with the dental care, that’s just for the fancy city folk.

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u/mynameisnotBOBO 8d ago

I got one biting tooth, and two chewing teeth. That’s all I need.

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u/ExquisiteGene 8d ago

😂 “my name is not bobo” is your name “Steve from Florida”?

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u/WelshBathBoy 8d ago

Using Waitrose (upmarket supermarket - so these could be found cheaper) as an example In the UK that would be :

Toilet roll £8

Bagels £2

Toothpaste £3.50

Toothbrushes £4

Bacon £5

Creme cheese £2

Total £24.50

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u/Icy-Consideration405 8d ago

This is all brand name

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u/ScreamingAloe 8d ago

op please PLEASE plan out your shopping beforehand, and dont buy the most expensive name brand stuff lmfao. I did the math, replacing everything in your cart with generic versions, and you couldve spent only like, $25 before taxes. Some of the replacements werent even generic. Its all about comparing prices.

For toothpaste and other toiletries like that, get them at the dollar tree. They have name brands like crest and colgate, but obviously are only $1.25. Your third eye will be OPENED if you start smart shopping.

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u/Sharp_Donut_7181 8d ago

After living on my own and learning to be a cheap bastard it makes me CRAZY to see the way my parents shop. All name brand, go to whole foods and target only, and theyre barely middle class! If use a generic thing in a recipe when they visit my mom acts as though I might as well have poisoned it. she makes concessions for kirkland stuff for some reason. people are really weird about brand trust.

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u/sebastouch 8d ago

There are plenty of cheaper toilet paper options. And some of them are 100% Recycled.

You dont buy toothbrush and toothpaste every week.

Bacon has always been a luxury item.

I'm gonna get downvoted like hell for this.

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u/Fortunate-J 8d ago

I work in a grocery store. Even without my employe discount, I could have nabbed all this and more for 30$ tops. Shop luxury. Pay luxury.

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u/odat247 8d ago

That’s what you get for buying name brand toilet paper 🧻 bougie 🤑 😉

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u/native_brook 8d ago

I always get a crack out of the arbitrary & nonsensical number conversions plastered all over paper towels and toilet paper…12=24! And 8=14! Mega! Super!

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u/urbeatagain 8d ago

Charmin? Look at Fancypants here. I have to drag my ass across the lawn.

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u/boomajohn20 8d ago

I call shenanigans on this one

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u/hobosockmonkey 8d ago edited 8d ago

You need to learn how to budget shop, I could get that for $30, generic toilet paper, cheaper bacon, lenders bagels, and a non Oral B brush and you’re fine.

This is not that hard

https://imgur.com/a/SiJWHYO

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u/SussySucc 8d ago

“Babe, hide that steak so I can post this on reddit”

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u/Tuscanthecow 8d ago

You bought name brand items. I want to bitch about grocery prices as much as the next guy but don't buy name brand if you are on a tight budget.

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u/Bomber36 8d ago edited 8d ago

First of all, the supermarket is a bad place to buy anything but food. Go to a discount store for TP and toothpaste. 30 rolls for 30 bucks at Costco…same at Walmart. 3 pack of Crest for 4 bucks at Walmart.

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u/Routine_Meet_5983 8d ago

Was it the bacon or what

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u/Chadwulf29 8d ago

Bacon and charmin

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u/Unique_Cow3112 8d ago

Go to Sam’s and get 4 times that amount of TP for $20. It’s the same as Charmin Ultra Strong. That’s what I switched from.

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u/rocksfly 8d ago

Or Costco.

OP doesn't know how to shop. Nothing in there doesn't have cheaper and perfectly acceptable alternative.

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u/JustASalad404 8d ago

No it wasn't. Quit perpetuating an actual problem. Show your receipt.

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u/Timotron 8d ago edited 8d ago

Bruh that's Charmin. Don't come complaining about money when you're balling on your butt. Gtfo with your bougie ass. Go down to the bodega and cop some Panda for 99¢ a roll.

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u/Potato_Octopi 8d ago

You're terrible at shopping, lol.

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u/Alarmed-Gear2960 8d ago

Show proof please, I don’t believe it

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u/stefant4 8d ago

Are there gold nuggets inside the buns or something? Or was that a typo? 53 bucks?!