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Old 11-24-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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What the hell.. I was grocery-shopping the other day, and I am pretty sure I saw a box of Triscuits sell for 6 bucks a lb...! Needless to say Ii pass on it, even though I like them!...

What's up with that?
Nabisco must crank 5 tons of them per hour or so, from renewable raw ingredients for heck's sake...

Six bucks. I can get a nice set of guitar strings for that money...!
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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My guess is fuel costs. If we sustain this sub-$2/gal pricing for a few months, we may see prices drop again. I know, personally, I wouldn't (and don't) spend that much on snack food.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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I bought some nice bone-in strip steaks from the grocery store last week on sale for about $6.00 a pound. Triscuits, or steak..... not a tough choice.

 
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:13 PM   #4
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What the hell.. I was grocery-shopping the other day, and I am pretty sure I saw a box of Triscuits sell for 6 bucks a lb...! Needless to say Ii pass on it, even though I like them!...

What's up with that?
Nabisco must crank 5 tons of them per hour or so, from renewable raw ingredients for heck's sake...

Six bucks. I can get a nice set of guitar strings for that money...!
Triscuits like the cracker?

I bought 2 boxes yesterday for 5.00.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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Triscuits like the cracker?

I bought 2 boxes yesterday for 5.00.
Good actual data point, there!

When home, look up the box weight, so that we can compute the actual price by the pound...
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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That price seems a bit high for Triscuits, but I guess it all depends on where you buy them as well. Small market vs. Walmart Superstore might affect the price quite a bit.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:39 PM   #7
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BierMuncher's probably driving the price up by hoarding them...

 
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:40 PM   #8
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BierMuncher's probably driving the price up by hoarding them...
That was my thought too. If not, then he is gonna be a grumpy Biermuncher when he discovers this!
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:00 PM   #9
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Paging Mr. BierMuncher, price check, aisle six,...!
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:54 PM   #10
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Good actual data point, there!

When home, look up the box weight, so that we can compute the actual price by the pound...
13oz box.
Keep in mind, these were on sale, but I don't think they were 3.50 off the regular price!
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