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Thread: Paper is getting narrower and narrower

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    I've noticed that the bathroom tissue rolls are getting narrower and narrower.

    The narrowest that we came across was only 3 1/2 inches wide! I took a piece back with me so I could measure it.

    Yikes!

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    Oh oh, better be careful! Is it for camping?

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    This was from one of the Interstate rest areas.

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    I seriously don"t think they save any money that way!!lol

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    I realized that all the name brands are smaller, anywheres from 1/4 to 1/2 inch. They don't fit the same on the TP holder; lots of the holder showing. Same price, less product. It's happened with ice cream and several items. It's that all important bottom line profit to blame.
    Wendy B

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    It's happening with everything.

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    That's funny, I've never notice a difference in toilet paper. All I care about is that it's soft.

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    when it's only about three fingers wide - I noticed

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    Now you have me wounding ... will have to go and check in my bathroom :wink:

    But with everything else they can say they are not raising the prices, which is true... you just get less :shock:

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    As long as it's wider than however many fingers wide I need to get the job done that is what counts. lol I also don't want sand paper (my mom goes for frugal brand and boy does that chafe) or the super fluffy stuff that leaves lint everywhere.

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    I've noticed it, too......time to stock up on it before they start selling it by the square!!!!

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    This is aggravating my hubby to no end since they keep falling out of the toilet paper holder in the main bathroom.

    You make me laugh because he measured and took a piece to the store too!

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    OK, kinda off topic, but have any of you tried the "off Brand" from Sam's club? It is the best! So are their papaer towels. I always buy by the case, so if I don't like it, I don't like it for a long time, but the new and improved, really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    It's happening with everything.
    The world is shrinking. Soon you'll all be my size! :mrgreen:

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    We will all get to see the world from a different perspective. Whoppee!!!
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    LOL!!!! I was just looking at the roll in our bathroom today, Northern, and noticed how narrow it is. I thought to myself, "I should post this and ask if it's my imagination or if anyone else has noticed it." I was thinking that several years ago the roll covered most of the dispenser spool now there's at least 1 1/4-1 1/2" left bare. Then I thought, "No, maybe it's just that your behind is getting wider." I guess I was right on both!

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    Everything is shrinking but prices and my butt.Those 2 just grow.

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    LOL< everything is shrinking but me!!!!!!

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    And if you look again, you will notice that the 'hole' on the roll is larger....

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    Seriously haven't noticed it here. Maybe the new stuff just hasn't gotten out to us yet.

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    I'm there with the 'everything is shrinking but me' gals, LOL!

    One other thing I've noticed is the the paper seems to roll off the dispenser much too easily, ends up touching the floor. So not only are we paying more for less paper that is thinner but we end up using more of it. We don't seem to be winning the toilet paper war. May in Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by granniebj
    Seriously haven't noticed it here. Maybe the new stuff just hasn't gotten out to us yet.
    I think they've done it just maybe a 1/4" at a time so that we were taken into the world of shrinking toilet paper so gradually that we didn't notice until it was REALLY noticable. Kind of like old age--when you wake up one morning wondering who that old woman in the mirror is then realize it's not your mother, it's YOU!

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    Everything is shrinking. (except me :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )

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    OK, ladies, life is too weird. I was reading this post about a week back and commented on my hubby's search for wider TP.

    So last week, he comes in VERY excited because he had found wider TP. He thinks this is a solution to the problem so he buys a case. It is some weirdo off brand. Im like OK whatever put it away and I didnt look.

    He is correct! It fits the holder perfectly. Solved that world crisis.

    ....yep only one problem it is single ply and so thin you can see through it. There is NO absorbency. The only thing it would be useful for is to TP somebody's house. So here I am, headed out to the store to buy TP.

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    I noticed that the other day on products while grocery shopping

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