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Thread: Two in one day (sigh) - price increases that is.

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    My LQS recently put out some new fabrics at $1 more a yard than their old price. I was pleased that the old fabrics were not repriced.

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    Here in Arkansas our General Assembly has proposed to temporarily increase the cost of diesel by 5 cents a gallon to help pay for road repairs. We're paying $3.67 a gal. now.

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    Cranston is in Rhode Island I think.

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    Oh my!!!! Right along with the grocery bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Well, 25 cents and 35 cents isn't as bad as I thought it would be. So if you buy 4 yards of fabric it will be only about a $ increase...
    Bear in mind that the price increases mentioned were at the wholesale, not retail level. For retailers that are doubling their wholesale cost, that would be a 50 - 75 cent increase.
    That's still not that bad, could be a lot worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksea
    I know the price of fabric going up is so going to hurt so many of us (and that is bad) but I just saw a peice on Good Morning America were a vial of medicine that women give themself injections of to prevent miscarriages just went from $20. to $1500. a vial because the government just ruled that only one company can sell it!!
    Insane, price gouging to the hilt on this one.

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    As long as fuel continues to increase in price we will continue to see an increase in everything we purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews
    when gas prices increase, everything increases...justified or not, just like gas...it is not justified, but what can you do? Try to be grateful for what we do have. Everytime we buy gas and DH says, OMG! I just say, thank you God, that we have the money to pay for what we really need....of course the want list is going down and the need list going up....but we really are so fortunate. One thing I am grateful for is that I am retired and I rarely MUST go anywhere and burn gas....I make my trips count. I feel for those who have a long commute and absolutely must burn gold in their tanks. You don't have to look far to find something to be greatful for.
    Michelle G.

    Agree!! I give thanks that all of our needs are met. Maybe not all of our wants but we too are retired and do not go too far or too often. My heart hurts for the young ones trying to make ends meet. My husband was laid off for a year and then took retirement. Better him laid off than a younger man.
    Just have to learn to do with less.

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    Our quilt store is closing..she says that fabric it going to go up to $12.00-$14.00 a yard before the end of the yr..and quilters will stop buying..a rumor was made that Wal-Mart is going to carry fabric again..if you watch quality it is ok..

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    Thats sad Kathy, I am sure alot more will close too, if the prices rise too much!

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    Well if you are upset over the increase in price of fabric----wait until you see what is going to happen to food. Son-in-law who works in the food industry has warned us that prices will go thru the roof---esp seafood and fish or anything that uses corn. I found that salmon has risen at Costco to 8.99 a lb. I left it in the store. Sometimes you just have to stand your ground about things.

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    I hate to hear of anyone losing their job and businesses closing locations. Sad for us to pay more, but much sadder for them to lose their income.
    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do
    One of my LQS owners reminded me that people are losing their jobs because of this, too. I can't remember the fabric company she mentioned but it is located in Rhode Island and two other places. Upper Management decided to close one location - wasn't the one in Rhode Island. I can decide whether or not to buy a piece of fabric. I feel for those who will be affected by this.

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    They package them both ways....or at least I have seen both the 20 pack and the 24 pack...I wait until soda is on sale and then rake them in...3 - 12pks for $10 to $12 or 4 - 12 at the same prices...

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    Wish wages would increase right along with all the other prices.

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    I'm with you

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    Me, three!

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    That still isn't as bad as the local stores increase in price. I see a dollar and more per yard...ouch!

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    And I get a letter from Social security that says my disability benefits will not increase as there has been no increase in the cost of living!! OH REALLY????
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnalynett
    As long as fuel continues to increase in price we will continue to see an increase in everything we purchase.
    The worst thing about this is that when the price of fuel levels off and goes back down everything else will stay high priced. I'm tired to death of this game. They are slowly eroding the middle class and the poor don't stand a chance! They should all be ashamed.

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    I'm afraid this is only the beginning with the price of gas skyrocketing. We'd better get prepared. duh,duh, duh,a shopping we will go. A shopping we will go. Hi ho the dairy oh, A shopping we will go.

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    well it sounds like with the price of gas and material going up , i might ride my bike to the fabric store !!! i might want to get a little basket for the handle bars to carry my bargins in )

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    What makes me angry is the gas in the tank was there already, and they raise the price. The same in the groc stores and Joann's, its not the new merchandise they raise.

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    Being from a self owned filling station family..you realize that maybe the gas in the tank was already there..but also when gas comes down so is the gas that the owner had to pay premium for..and has to take a loss..it is not the gas stations fault..they are not the ones making more money..it is the government..if the government would let them drill her in the states the gas would not cost so much..unless the government put a high tax on it also..

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    My husband has owned and operated his own truck for a major moving company for 28 years and last month had to finally walk away from it as have thousands of truckers. Overhead on maintenance is ridiculous and now with the cost of the fuel and getting 5 miles per gallon has put us as well as many out of the business. So sad...I just started a quilting class at Jo-Ann Fabric on Wed night and I was in the store 2 days before that and in those 2 days their cottons had gone up $3.00 a yard.

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    WOW..we had better keep using those scraps and also start collecting our old clothes for quilts..time to stay in and quilt..

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