Sunday, January 28, 2024

FranktoidTM No. 26 - Wiping Out Low Prices

 It is pretty much common knowledge that almost everything is getting more expensive now-a-days. Unless you're living under a rock, you have noticed. All you have to do is pay attention to the stuff you regularly purchase and watch the prices. This appears to be a two tier approach because if the price has not noticeably gone up then the product appears to have shrunk. This is referred to as "shrinkflation". Case in point: The other day I bought lunch at McDonald's and my Filet-O-Fish sandwich was literally the size of a slider. Even the boxes that hold them have gotten smaller. Excuses abound for shrinkflation, from being called a conspiracy theory to blaming it on the Mandela effect - another words they were always that size, you just thought they were larger! Call me crazy then because I finished it in three bites and my mouth sure hasn't gotten any bigger... And imagine my surprise (or lack thereof) when I saw an ad for $18 off wiper blades! Just how expensive are these blades?! The last set I bought was like half of that. Are wiper blades on the inflation station destined for even higher prices? Maybe it's just the high prices of the seller, who I definitely won't name here out of common decency, but they might just rhyme with Zappa.

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