Originally Posted by JSWolf
Since this "recession" a lot of companies have been making smaller sizes and charging more. The reson for that was due to the gas prices going so high that shipping costs were expensive. Now that gas is back to what it was before they prices/sizes should have gone back to normal. But they have not. And this is part of why the USA is going to hell. Greedy b@stards!
I noticed this was happening long before this last gas price hike stuff. It's actually been going on for decades. For instance, a standard 5 oz. bar of soap was downsized to 4.5 oz. (years ago) yet price went up; a 1lb can of ground coffee downsized to 13 oz. (years ago) but still packaged in the same size can and price went up, candy bars (sames thing), chips (same size package, less weight, higher price), cereal (same thing.)
It's not just this last gas price increase that made it happen. This just made it happen AGAIN. When it comes to food and other necessities, once a price is paid by the consumer (albeit grudgingly), the price rarely, if ever, drops back down to pre-crisis levels.