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Prices of paper products at Costco up again….

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    rhare

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    Prices of paper products at Costco up again….

Purchased a package of paper towels at Costco this week.  Since last June the price has gone up again via hidden means.  The price for a 12 mega roll of Bounty (now right sized) paper towels is $17.99.  Wow a dollar price drop!! Deflation at it's best.  Looking at the marketing hype on the outside, you see that 12 Mega Rolls = 20 regular rolls.  Wait a second, that used to be 22 mega rolls.  Looking at the important number, the square footage reveals the whole package now has 709.5 sq. ft.  A bountiful drop from the 857 sq. ft last year.  So that means we have $17.99/709.5 = $0.025356/sq. ft.  Up from $0.023326/sq. ft. 10 months ago, a 8.7% increase in price.

Boy I'm glad inflation is well anchored.  surprise