I cannot believe the price of Potatoes! Are they expensive where you live?

United States
August 11, 2008 2:40pm CST
i went to the store and picked up some potatoes, i cannot believe the price! $2.99 on sale for 5lbs. of white potatoes and $3.99 for red. I know they said prices were going to go up because of the bad flooding but this is crazy. I remember a couple of months ago getting 10lbs of potatoes for $1.59. Potatoes use to be one of the cheapest things you could get,this is crazy!First gas is outrageous and now this. Are they expensive where you live too?