I am pretty pissed at Wal-Mart. I am one of those people who memorizes the prices of just about every single thing I purchase.
I guess I do this because I work with a budget and stick with that budget as much as possible. A few years back, a can of Pringles was 88 cents. It has slowly increased to $1.50. Do you get any more Pringles?
NO. A 2 liter of Sams Cola used to be 56 cents, then went to 67 cents, now it's anywhere from 78 cents to $1.00. Do you get any more Cola? NO.
One of those bottles of soda that are in the machines used to be 75 cents, but now they are $1.29. That's more than a 2 liter of Pepsi. Does that make sense to anyone, or am I just ***? And Pepsi prices brings me to a whole other rant.
I know a person who works at Wal-Mart, who shall remain nameless, but he is in the "pricing" area of their stores. He told me the other day that their Pepsi product is 100% profit. Now, I'm not sure how this works, surely they have to pay something for the product, but he said they charge enough that they make 100% profit off of it. That really grinds my gears too.
I'm only using these things as an example, I don't necessarily drink Pepsi, or eat Pringles, so don't start nailing me about my diet. Maybe I need to do some research on inflation, but for some reason having huge increases in price, but no increase in amount of product makes me really angry.
It also cuts into my budget, making it more difficult to live.