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Do you shop at Costco, if so, have you been lately?

I had a big sticker shock today, something I usually pay $22 for is now $26, a bag of lettuce I paid $3 for is now $6.99 and the list goes on. 

Posted - September 23, 2023

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  • 52973

     

      No and no. I have never even had a Costco membership card.
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      September 23, 2023 10:09 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    I know inflation is a thing, but I have trouble getting worked over a $3 or $4 price increase. One can always choose not to buy that particular item.

    It’s really a petty issue compared to things like violent crime and serious illness.
      September 23, 2023 11:43 PM MDT
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  • 7408
    It's not so petty when you are on a fixed income.  
      September 24, 2023 6:55 AM MDT
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  • 13261
    Are you on a fixed income? Even Social Security is indexed for inflation.

    And it still is petty compared to real problems like illness and death.
      September 24, 2023 8:43 AM MDT
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  • 7408
    Social Security increases do not keep up with the cost of inflation.  
      September 24, 2023 9:37 AM MDT
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  • 32853
    Anyone on SS income is on a fixed income.....it does not fluctuate weekly or monthly based on hours worked etc.

    And if that $4 makes it were you cannot afford the copay on your meds or cannot afford adequate food.  It is hardly a petty issue. 
      September 24, 2023 10:01 AM MDT
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  • 7408
    Rental increases for seniors have skyrocketed, as a result there are more homeless seniors now than ever before.  Watched a video this morning about trailer parks which used to be a good alternative for seniors, now, not so much.  Trailer park owners are adding monthly costs for everything such as water and land use.  Their double wide trailers are not worth much, many in need of unaffordable repairs so they are not able to sell them. As a result some seniors are living in their cars while their belongings are in storage.


    This post was edited by . at September 25, 2023 9:00 PM MDT
      September 24, 2023 10:21 AM MDT
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  • 32853
    Sad situations,  indeed. 
      September 24, 2023 10:32 AM MDT
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  • 32853
    It is an a real issue if you need that $3-$4 for another item. 
      September 24, 2023 9:17 AM MDT
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  • 7408
    Yes, it can be, they all add up. 
      September 24, 2023 9:36 AM MDT
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  • 10001
    Poverty is right up there with crime and illness in my opinion. 

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      September 24, 2023 10:22 AM MDT
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  • 7408
    You are so right!
      September 24, 2023 10:37 AM MDT
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  • 13261
    Nobody shopping at Costco is in poverty. People in poverty are homeless and/or can’t afford to eat.
      September 24, 2023 11:11 AM MDT
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  • 7408
    Your dialogue seems a bit passive aggressive, I no longer care to partake. 
      September 24, 2023 12:06 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    And your seems rather self-pitying, especially for a Republican who ostensibly believes in not feeling sorry for oneself and not relying on government entitlement programs.
      September 24, 2023 12:55 PM MDT
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  • 7408
    lol nice try funny man.


      September 24, 2023 4:55 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    Except that I wasn’t trying to be funny.
      September 24, 2023 4:57 PM MDT
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  • 10001
    I can't comment on the income of Costco shoppers, but I do know that plenty of people are struggling to make ends meet and the rising food costs make it very difficult. Just because you are comfortably well-off, does not mean this is not a problem for millions of people. A person does not have to be homeless or starving to be poor.
      September 24, 2023 4:05 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    Of course it is. I was only commenting on those who can afford to travel to and spend money at Costco.
      September 24, 2023 4:59 PM MDT
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  • 32853
    You have to travel to and spend money at any store you are going to shop at.
      September 24, 2023 9:08 PM MDT
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  • 13261
    Exactly, and I wouldn’t expect impoverished folks to have the disposable income to shop in bulk at a store like that.

    Those in less affluent neighborhoods in my area tend to shop in smaller quantities within walking distance of their homes.

    Shopping at BJs or Costco here calls for having access to a car or the means to use Uber or call a car service.
      September 24, 2023 10:34 PM MDT
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  • 32853
    You can have a car and still struggle to have money for food etc. And places like Costco are supposed to have better prices.  

    So you are applying your area to the rest of the country? My closest Costco is in the middle of town, many people could walk there. 
      September 25, 2023 5:05 AM MDT
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  • 32853
    Nobody????  That is a mighty broad brush there.

    I personally know a couple who live in another person's camper who shop at Costco. 

    So are you the guide post for who is and who is not impoverished? And just know  by where they shop. 
      September 25, 2023 4:59 AM MDT
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  • 7408
    This morning I learned through AARP, Social Security wants to cut Social Security payments by 20%, I hope it doesn't happen. 
      September 24, 2023 11:36 AM MDT
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