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WSJ: don't buy CDs, hoard food

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April 27, 2008 – Comments (4)

Apparently WSJ shares my feelings about hoarding food: 

http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/104914/Load-Up-the-Pantry 

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#1) On April 27, 2008 at 11:23 AM, dwot (45.35) wrote:

I've already loaded the car twice this year...

But then, I'm in the middle of no where.  I don't even live in a town, I live in a hamlet of 600 people.  We have the Northern, the General store and the gas station for where you can buy stuff.  There are no restaurants.   

Yesterday at the gas station I watched a guy fill his truck, $130 to fill the tank.

Closest town of around 5000 people is a two hour drive.

The prices here are insane.  Yesterday I decided to have an ice cream bar and it was $4.  And I bought one of my student's a slushie at the end of our walk and it was over $4.  A gallon of milk is about $8.

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#2) On April 27, 2008 at 2:16 PM, EScroogeJr (< 20) wrote:

Wow. Your place seems to have caught up with and outpaced New York. Is that supposed to be a Canadian dream or a Canadian nightmare?

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#3) On April 27, 2008 at 4:42 PM, abitare (33.88) wrote:

Escrooge,

For once you are posting something I can align with.

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#4) On April 28, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Gemini846 (50.69) wrote:

Wow $8 milk. I hate to think about drinking shelf stable soy milk, but that would be an opportunity to stock up.

I did notice that rice here has doubled and all the local news stations are talking about it so people are stocking up creating what looks like a real shortage and a solid reason for the stores to jack up the prices without being pointed at for gouging. All this came out of Sams club issuing a statement for people to "not buy more than you really need."

Rice and beans keep I got about 4 bags of each.  Ironically the brand of rice my wife likes is grown in Central America.  I'm not sure I really keep anything else handy that we use a lot of. We only eat oatmeal as part of granola mixes, and cereal is already a luxury we choose not to buy.  

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