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#653 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [xwesx]
Nov 02, 2012 (7:25 pm)
With the exception of two stations across the street from each other none of the gas prices here 20 miles from where Sandy made landfall has budged an inch. No lines, either!
#654 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [xwesx]
Nov 02, 2012 (7:37 pm)
My son and family moved from Wasilla to Southwest Indiana. They are having sticker shock on everything. Bought a 3 bedroom house for $40k. Filled their Yukon for $3.25 per gallon. Eggs for 19 cents a dozen and a gallon of milk for 99 cents. 3 big bags of fresh veggies at the farm stand for 8 bucks. One mile to cross the river into Kentucky and it is even cheaper.
#655 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2012 (7:42 pm)
The problem for recent ex-pats from Alaska is that they see a head of lettuce for 39 cents. So they buy three of them.
Milk here is higher than gas now, although you can find it for $2.99 at one place. If you buy gas, lol.
#656 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [michaell]
Nov 03, 2012 (6:02 am)
RUG has dropped to $3.389/gallon at my local station here in Colorado. Down over a dime in the past 10-14 days.
I filled up yesterday afternoon at $3.389 (plus I saved $.20/gallon with grocery discounts, so I paid $3.189).
Last night I noticed the same station had dropped their price of RUG to $3.359.
#657 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [gagrice]
Nov 03, 2012 (6:05 am)
19 cents for eggs, milk 99 cents - did they also get a time machine and go back to 1975? Seriously...
I am in a place where fuel is over $7/gallon - things seem to be ok. No poser trucks, oversized fake SUVs, cardboard 'n plywood mcmansions etc though, and the public transit ranges from workable to amazing.
#658 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [steve_]
Nov 03, 2012 (7:22 am)
I have been getting Organic Valley 2% milk for my wife lately. $4.29 for 1/2 gallon. Cheap generic brand milk here is from $2.79 -$2.99 1/2 gallon. CA has protection laws for dairy farmers. Too bad they don't protect the consumers on gas or milk.
We are within a 100 miles of the nations salad bowl. And rarely get a head of lettuce under a buck. It is fresh year round. Still cheap enough to not grow our own.
I filled at Costco yesterday. Down to $3.79.
#659 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2012 (7:54 am)
That 2% is about as expensive as the flax milk my wife tried. She liked but it didn't agree with her any better than cow's milk. So back to the rice milk at $3.40 a half gallon at Walmart or over $6 if she runs out and buys it locally. (Can't handle soy either). The non-rBST stuff I get out of Marquette usually runs $3.99 a gallon.
Doing a rice milk run is okay since gas at WallyWorld is usually twenty or more cents lower than around here, so it's easy to justify a drive. Plus you just have to get out of Dodge now and then.
#660 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [steve_]
Nov 03, 2012 (8:05 am)
I switched to Organic Valley Milk, because it comes from contented cows fed on natural pasture grass here in CA. That and my wife really likes the taste better than generic brand milk like Alta Dena or Swiss Maid.
I have to drive 13 miles to a yuppie grocery to get it. And gas is not cheap anywhere in So CA.
I don't drink milk of any kind. Butter and Cheese are my two dairy weaknesses. Tillamook Sharp Cheddar and Real Butter.
#661 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2012 (8:14 am)
Better keep tabs on your vitamin D levels then. We get good "local" sharp stuff nearby; lots of good cheeseheads next door.
#662 of 961 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [gagrice]
Nov 03, 2012 (12:27 pm)
Hahahahaha! Leave it to you ex-Alaskans to put things in perspective!
Actually, my wife and I are in the process (hopefully) of buying a little old place in Venango, Pennsylvania. Not to move there (at least that's not my intent), but it will provide a welcome respite for my wife for a couple months a year. She has many family & friends nearby, so it is something she has wanted to do for a long while.
As for milk, we tend to buy almond milk quite a bit. It is approximately double the cost of your basic store brand dairy milk (~$3 for 64oz vs. 128oz), but is darn tasty (and healthy) too, so I don't mind. The end result is that it is used far more conservatively, with the replacement fluid being water. Can't beat that!