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    Gas prices!

    I was filling my car this morning and the gas truck came to fill the underground tanks. The driver was talking to the owner. The driver said before you use this gas up the price will be at least $2 a gallon more. The gas is now $3.85 for regular and that will be $5.85 per gallon really soon! It won't effect me that much because I don't have everyday driving I have to do and can easily combine my trips. The gas price is just the tip of it. Everything will be more expensive following a gas price increase. I am shocked the cost increase of food in just a few weeks. I noticed a bag of Doritos were $4.89 yesterday at the local grocery. I have a bag that has been in my pantry since before Christmas (grands left them here) the bag price was $2.79. ??? Who will pay $5 for a bag of chips? I feel really worried about all this for so many that are not and cannot get prepared for the drastic increase of prices.
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    Not sure if it will jump that much that soon but it is going up. The business I work in deals with petroleum products to make things and everyone is raising prices and average of 7% March 5. That is only the first of many yet to come.

    Yes everything will be effected by higher fuel costs and as the majority on products and foods are shipped by trucks!


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    I was filling my car this morning and the gas truck came to fill the underground tanks. The driver was talking to the owner. The driver said before you use this gas up the price will be at least $2 a gallon more. The gas is now $3.85 for regular and that will be $5.85 per gallon really soon! It won't effect me that much because I don't have everyday driving I have to do and can easily combine my trips. The gas price is just the tip of it. Everything will be more expensive following a gas price increase. I am shocked the cost increase of food in just a few weeks. I noticed a bag of Doritos were $4.89 yesterday at the local grocery. I have a bag that has been in my pantry since before Christmas (grands left them here) the bag price was $2.79. ??? Who will pay $5 for a bag of chips? I feel really worried about all this for so many that are not and cannot get prepared for the drastic increase of prices.
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    Every time I go to shop the prices are higher, I know it is because of the gas prices. My station had gone up from 3.35 last week to 3.48 yesterday. Like you I do not have to drive a lot, however it hits us all in so many different ways.

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    I worked for Spartan Foods so it's no surprise to me prices go up. I don't really complain because we'll still pay for items. Just like gas!!!!!
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    MY DIL just posted on Facebook that prices were up 40 cents from this morning for gas.

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    My husband wants me to to find another job but minimum wage and living so far from everything it would cost more in gas than I would make!!

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    Well, we're in Dallas and you can get out on the freeways and every car has only one person in it. Until people realize they could carpool they will still pay the price. They all drive up in new suv's and trucks. Our cars are 12 years old. Or more.

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    i used to not take the car out unless there were two stops to go to. now i wait for 3-4 stops per trip. just have to plan better and make do with what is in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Well, we're in Dallas and you can get out on the freeways and every car has only one person in it. Until people realize they could carpool they will still pay the price. They all drive up in new suv's and trucks. Our cars are 12 years old. Or more.
    We live 55 miles south of Ft Worth and our neighbors commute mostly to Dallas to work. However, none of them work in the same part of the city so they can't carpool. I'll bet that's true of most folk. Not only do you have to live close together you have to work close together.

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    My son just gave me a small freezer for my birthday gift so my trips to the grocery store (50 miles round trip) could be less. Thank you, Mark.

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    Both Glenn and I have 70+ mile per day commutes in completely opposite directions. My only co-worker that even lives remotely close to me works a totally different schedule than I do and our company is not flexible. I wish there was public transportation or someone to commute with to share expenses. The only public transportation available would be 3 hours each way-no thank you. I'd like to see Glenn and the hounds occasionally.
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    I think its getting out of hand, I have no idea what the solution is but something has to be happen ..

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    Im out in the country so ALL my trips are done in one trip.. Its going to get worse and yes most will still pay because they have to get to point A to point B to put food on the table and a roof over their heads..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP View Post
    I think its getting out of hand, I have no idea what the solution is but something has to be happen ..
    Doomsday Preppers (the show) comes to mind... has anyone seen it?? .. OMGosh... scary scary thought

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    Yes gas prices will continue to rise and so will every product delivered to stores. Over the past couple of years, the profits that many companies have posted were due to increased costs they passed along to their suppliers or directly to consumers. When the price of any product goes up in a store, we often don't go to that store as often- But that store still has to pay its employees and keep the lights on.... Just like your LQS who have had to raise the price of fabric, cost of classes or needed to find creative ways to get us in more often. It can be a domino effect. Let's hope folks prepared for hard times. My grandmother always said to be prepared- a dime in your shoe to call home, extra food on the shelves, car filled up, the Good Book by your bed, and plenty of scraps (she only used scraps for quilting) to keep your hands busy. The older I get, the smarter that woman was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Well, we're in Dallas and you can get out on the freeways and every car has only one person in it. Until people realize they could carpool they will still pay the price. They all drive up in new suv's and trucks. Our cars are 12 years old. Or more.
    I also live in the Dallas area. The last time that prices were that high, more folks started taking the light rail trains and/or buses. It will be that way again. I'm going to keep doing what I do.

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    Funny I made the same comparison that you did. I too had a bag of Doritos on my counter and wondered at what point would I stop buying them. I would have to wonder if $5.00 for a bag is not that far off.
    They have been predicting the highest gas prices on record will be not that far off, and in just a few months my area will hit the $5.00 mark. My consumption is small since I office from my home , and only use my vehicle about once a week for grocery shopping and errands. I am thinking about letting my close neighbors know when I am going so its more than just me going to the grocery store.
    I am so concerned that this bit of hope we have seen that the economy is on the mend may all vanish.
    On another note there have been some great on line fabric sales with free or greatly reduced shipping, so I am doing some stocking up.... like I needed an excuse.

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    Thankfully DH only works about 10 mins from our house and wow I can't imagine paying those prices, today here our gas prices are $1.22 a litre don't know how that translates to gallons. I paid almost $3 for a head of lettuce yesterday, our milk prices has gone through the roof here, my mom said where she is they pay $6 for milk and it's about $4 here. Our local food cupboard is being overloaded with requests for staple items. I do an online search every week of every grocery store in the city and plan our shopping based on that. Since we are so close to the US border we also check out the Price Chopper ads down there and go maybe once a month to just buy groceries it doesn't cost us anything in duty.

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    I am a prepper. I don't think for doomsday. I won't need preps if that day comes. I do it to not pay a big price later on so I will have money to pay for other needed things. Like gas!
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    I was just thinking today while taking the dogs to the vet that the amount of SUVs and large vehicles still on the road is kinda surprising, but to purchase a small car for truly good gas milage is very costly, too. I know I could drive less and will be doing that with these kind of predicted prices.
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    That's high. In Ohio it went up to $3.69 today. I had gone to JoAnn's and saw some bird fabric for $12.49/yd. Awful.

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    And yet I STILL see people leaving their BIG trucks running while they go into the post office - just saw one the other day. Gas prices are not high enough yet for some people I guess.

    If food prices go up we will cut back to just essentials (not Doritos). We have so much abundance in this country there is a lot that most people could cut from their budget. Cable TV, $100 a month cell phones, etc., shopping for new clothes when you have a closet full....

    When the economy is affected so much that the fat cats who own the big companies see problems with their bottom line, THEN maybe something will be done.

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    Gas here is already a little over $4 a gallon, up about 40 cents a gallon since the last time I filled up. I am buying everything I can at the various dollar stores and like everyone else combining stops on one trip. I am retired now but still do a bit of driving to quilting shops and events.

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    [QUOTE=ptquilts;4998840]And yet I STILL see people leaving their BIG trucks running while they go into the post office - just saw one the other day. Gas prices are not high enough yet for some people I guess.

    If food prices go up we will cut back to just essentials (not Doritos). We have so much abundance in this country there is a lot that most people could cut from their budget. Cable TV, $100 a month cell phones, etc., shopping for new clothes when you have a closet full....

    When the economy is affected so much that the fat cats who own the big companies see problems with their bottom line, THEN maybe something will be done.[/QUOTE

    People will budget their money to meet their own needs. Maybe some will stop cable Tv but still go to a movie. Some will cut out going to movies. Some will keep cable or internet to stay on QB and stop eating anything but salads when eating out. It's hard to criticize when you don't know the particulars. Some may have full closets but perhaps have lost weight and nothing fits. Are you buying clothes, eating out or watching TV or just griping about those who are?

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