Why is everything so expensive?

@mojcica (1512)
Slovenia
December 2, 2008 4:28pm CST
I just bought a new cauch...looks nice :)) But I was thinking its way too expensive, and I didnt even buy an expensive one. But come to think of it it costs two months salary and just thinking that I have to work for two months to pay for one piece of furniture is like Dont even get me started on the cost of kitchen furniture and appliances. Why the hack are things so expensive...comparing to the salaries. Its just not understandable.
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@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
2 Dec 08
Everything is a question of demand and supply. Till the people will be willing to pay certain amount of money for something, so the company is profitable and do not need to decrease the price of that stuff. Also there can be a question of quality and brand name. Sometimes you just pay for the brand name or for the better quality than standard product is. Also it is the question of competition, if there is no company which could cut the price and offers similar products, there is no reason to decrease the price for established suppliers. So to sum up, basic economic rules I guess. I think the price of manufacturing, fixed or variable costs can be important but there is many other factor, some of them I mentioned but I am sure there is lot of others (for example cartel contracts between suppliers and so one...)
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• United States
2 Dec 08
he prices of gasoline came down, but everything else stayed up.. this is not fair.
@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
2 Dec 08
I think the price of gasoline went down just temporary because of global finance crises it will return back to its previous prices and will rise above as soon as the crises will end...:(
• United States
2 Dec 08
The prices are higher all over. I do hope the couch lasts you a long time. I am moving next month I hope and pray.. I have my didning table on layaway as well as my queen box spring. I have to think about what I am going to buy for the living room. I am in great standing with 7th ave. So I may get one from there and pay it off monthy. I am paying off my tread mill right now. It sounds like you recenttly moved. The cost of living is getting to darn crazy. Soom people will have to rent rooms out of their homes. I hope you get all the items you are needing. Don't forget about freecycle.org you may get a blessing their..
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
2 Dec 08
My Dear Friend I totally agree with you . I think because of increasing population and globalization of market demand has increased many times the supplies that is why cost of everything is rising so fastly . Happy Mylotting ! Take Care ! Ganesh !
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Dec 08
Yes it does rise fastly. I was just comparing a piece of furniture to the salary. It does sound strange that one have to work for two monts to actually buy one piece of furniture, that just means that on ecauch is more important then a work we do. Silly, isnt it.
• United States
2 Dec 08
Well they are saying that things have gone up because of the gas prices. But they gas prices came down and nothing else seems to be.. So I am feeling like they are stealing from us. Things need to get better quick.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Dec 08
Gas did go down a lot, and are saying will fall even more, though our gouverment said that not here, they will increase taxes on it so it wont fall more but the gouverment will rip us off again.