• TesterJ
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    4720 days ago

    I’m still surprised every time I go into a Subway and the footlongs don’t cost $5. Now they cost $12.

    • ivanafterall
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      2620 days ago

      RIP McDonalds’ dollar menu. Little Caesars’ $5 Hot ‘n’ Ready. Arby’s 5 for $5 roast beefs (and potato cakes).

      • @[email protected]
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        1220 days ago

        Fuck I miss that $5 hot n ready. When I was younger picking that up with some crazy bread and heading back to my dorm to watch some football was my favorite Sunday pastime 😭

        • ivanafterall
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          620 days ago

          I’ve been dipping my toes back into the football waters lately precisely because I’ve missed that.

        • @[email protected]
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          320 days ago

          That just reminded me that one pizza place used to deliver $4 pizzas to the dorms back in the day. Damn those were good times.

      • @[email protected]
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        218 days ago

        I remember the 5 for $5 roast beefs. Then it went up to 5 for $5.95 and later 4 for $5. Last I checked they would do a 2 for $5 promo.

    • @[email protected]
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      920 days ago

      You gotta have the buy one get one coupons they always mail out, then it comes to about 6$ each, not 5 but better than 12 at least lmao

      • TesterJ
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        220 days ago

        I used them a lot but I don’t get them much anymore. Used to get them once every 2 weeks, now it’s once every few months.

    • @[email protected]
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      220 days ago

      And a chilope burrito is like $11, chicken used to be 5.50 when I was in college

      I’d rather stuff became cheaper instead of me making more money. Deflation time

      • @[email protected]
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        820 days ago

        They make special TVs with fewer features (such as no audio out) specifically for Black Friday specials.

        • @[email protected]
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          620 days ago

          Always check model numbers against what you think you’re buying. Sometimes they use the same number with a slight change, like a few numbers or letters added to it. If it’s different, that’s the Black Friday version with extra-cheap capacitors and last year’s recycled panel.

  • 👍Maximum Derek👍
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    1720 days ago

    We hit the point where the dollar is worth almost exactly half of what it was when I first started working in the mid 90s. It’s helped to reground my price expectations.

  • @[email protected]
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    1420 days ago

    isn’t inflation a wonderful invention? keeps the economy growing. aren’t we lucky to have such benevolent owners?

    • @[email protected]
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      If we didn’t introduce new currency into the economy the hoarders owners would have all of the wealth. There wouldn’t be money to pay people because you get paid less than the owner takes in, eventually they’d end up with literally everything. Of course they’re trying that now anyway, but still, odd as it is to say, we need inflation.

  • The Assman
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    1320 days ago

    Member 75 cent milk and eggs? Member dollar menu? Member dollar theatres?

  • metaStatic
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    720 days ago

    mfw corps raise prices for the bare minimum time to legally call the subsequent discount a discount and people buy at the inflated price anyway.

  • @[email protected]
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    420 days ago

    I worked at Walmart and vividly remember seeing the black Friday magazines showing stuff on sake for ehat it cost just a few months ago