Gasoline and Groceries

@tyc415 (5706)
United States
May 21, 2007 1:00pm CST
Ok, we all know that the price of gas is on the rise but have you also noticed the prices in the grocery store? Prices are on the rise there also because of the increase in fuel for the trucks to deliver the things. Also I don't know about ya'll be I do know that my husband has not gotten a "cost of living" raise in his pay. I can't complain too much though, at least he has a company truck that he brings home and they have tanks at work to fuel them up.
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• United States
21 May 07
YES, I've noticed and I'm NOT happy about it all. Our family of five went from grocery shopping once a week at about $125.00 to $150.00 - now, we spend that every four or five days and it doesn't seem to fill the fridge and cabinets like it once did. I'm so frustrated because, like you, we aren't seeing additional income to make up for the costs of gas and food increasing. I heard that the price of crude oil has gone down, so let's hope as a Nation that this will trickle down into the economy with some positive results.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 May 07
Oh man, I know it is hard on you being a family of 5. My oldest daughter has 4 kids and her and her husband. I have found that the price of crude oil can go down and it don't matter, they still charge us what they want to. When you hear about the price per barrel going up they break their necks to change the price of gasoline even before they get any new fuel in their tanks at the gas station but when the price goes down they wait forever to change the price. They know they have us where they want us. I guess some more oil company executives are going to retire soon and they need the billions to pay them for their retirement.
• United States
21 May 07
Isn't this reality so depressing? There's so much truth to everything you've written, right down to the retirements. We tend to wonder, at times, if it'll cost too much to work weekly. We stopped daycare because we couldn't afford $3.00 per kid, 40 hours per week . . . now, we're paying more for gas than we were investing in child care. We can't win. There's nowhere else to cut in our budget - we're running bare bones as it is.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 May 07
All we can do is hope and pray that things turn around soon before we all go to the poor house. I will be the first one in line at the door.
@musicman6 (2369)
• United States
25 May 07
Well tyc, it's finally hit here,they are raising the prices at the grocery store! I heard the grocery store clerks talking about it yesterday, oh, that's gonna go over like a square bowling ball!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
25 May 07
Oh no, sorry to hear that musicman. Usually being so far down south we are the last for things like that to get to us but not this time. How much is the gasoline there right now? It is still at 2.99 a gallon here, in town there is a store that has it for 2.95 but unless you live close to it or in that area for some business it's not worth the drive. I figured for sure it would have gone up overnight since so many are headed out of town. Hopefully people will come to their senses soon and lower the prices. Have a safe and fun Memorial Day holiday weekend.
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@musicman6 (2369)
• United States
27 May 07
Yea, it zoomed up to $3.33 a gallon here, just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend!
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@musicman6 (2369)
• United States
22 May 07
Yes, that's right, they haven't given a cost of living or wage increase at all! I don't know how much longer we're gonna be able to sustain this, it's getting harder and harder all the time! I hadn't noticed the grocery stores yet, but I'm sure everything is gonna start going up! At this point I don't know what the solution is going to be!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
22 May 07
That surprises me that the grocery stores up there haven't shown increases as of yet. I'm sure you have noticed too it seems like everytime there is a holiday or summer time coming up the price of gasoline goes up also.
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@musicman6 (2369)
• United States
23 May 07
Oh, yes I noticed that, they have been doing that for a while!
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
22 May 07
Here in SA. It's the same when the fuel price goes up everything else goes up, because of the transport costs, but what is so crazy, when the fuel price comes down, everything else stays the same!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
22 May 07
Yep, you can say that again. When fuel prices go down the other things stay the same. Something is wrong in this world for sure.
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
21 May 07
I have a feeling we will see this trickling into other consumer goods as well. Even things like y yarn and craft supplies have gotten more expensive. It's nice that companies feel it's ok to pass on price hikes to us...the comsumer. As far as groceries go, yes, I have noticed that prices have gone up...It's sad how little food you can get for what you pay. I now plan my menus around the sale items of the week...which isn't horrible, bit a little more freedon would be nice. For produce I have started going to a market in the city where yuo get get cheap produce...because most often it's very ripe and needs to be eaten right away. Still, I am able to get good deals and it really helps suppliment the food bill.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
21 May 07
i have noticed the price of groceries climbing higher. My budget isnt stretching as far as it used to. It is getting harder to make it through the week on 35.00. Luckily I just found a job. So that will help us out tremendously. My husband can drive me to work on his way,and our daughter can go to work with me so no daycare costs.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 May 07
Oh goodness, I don't see how you can make 35.00 stretch for one week as it is. You must be a very smart shopper, I applaude you. Congratulations on the job and that is wonderful that you will be able to take your daughter with you and not have day care to mess with.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
21 May 07
I did notice that the price of groceries have gone up also. This is rediculous. There has been no cost of living raises here either. It is like we are just barely making it. After we fill up the gas tank, it has taken some money out of the grocery budget and then we try to get groceries and they are higher! This needs to stop.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 May 07
I agree with you that it is rediculous and needs to stop now. It gets harder and harder to try to make the paychecks stretch and paper sure don't stretch, it rips when pulled on too hard.