Buy Less, Pay More? Seriously? | Shopping & Services
I'm sure you've noticed lately we're paying more and more, while actually getting WAY less. The price of most things has increased. If it hasn't increased, they instead decreased the amount you get, which is essentially the same as a price increase. My grocery bill for my family of five has gone from $100-150 a week to $150-200 a week. To add insult to injury, I'm not getting even close to the same amount of food.
This has never been more evident than this past weekend. As a rare treat for my son, I caved and bought him a bag of Doritos. When we got home, I opened the bag for him and this huge bag was only half full. I was thinking they should have just used a smaller bag instead of tricking us into thinking we're getting a big bag. Then I poured him some in a bowl and noticed how very little seasoning was on them. Ten years ago when I'd buy a bag of Doritos, they were covered in zesty goodness and now they're more like sprinkled.
It's not just chips. Cereal, ice cream, shredded cheese....EVERYTHING. We are either going to pay more or get less, in some cases both. I for one am sick of it. I've decided to take a stand and I encourage you all to do the same. I'm sick of feeling like I'm being robbed every time I go grocery shopping. I obviously can't stop buying food, we have to eat. What I am going to do is start calling the number on the packages of every product I buy that appears to be ripping me off and complain. I know it sounds like a lot of aggravation, but maybe if enough people do it something will change. If not, maybe I'll at least get some good coupons out of it.