What’s Your Line In The Sand? The $25 Burger?
by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Dec 22, 2022 – 09:22 AM
- Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
- The gag reflex kicks in at some point and we walk away because it is no longer worth the price.
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Everyone has a line in the sand when it comes to inflated prices they refuse to pay. For one Walmart shopper I observed, it was a carton of eggs for close to $10. She announced her line in the sand verbally, with great force and sincerity.
What’s your line in the sand, the point at which you simply refuse to pay the asking price? Is it the $25 burger? Or is it the $50 for two burritos and two beverages?
Each person’s line in the sand reflects their income, wealth, budget, social status and value system–what’s important to them. For some higher income folks, it might be the ridiculous “resort fee” that’s tacked onto the already overpriced resort room, hotel tax, excise tax, parking fees and the extra-special charge for Internet service.
For others, it might be the outrageous estimate for repairing a system failure in a nearly-new vehicle that is (surprise!) no longer covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Hundreds of dollars for what?
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Hmmm, now that’s an interesting pot question.
For me, it has to be the $9 “craft beer”. I switched at my local bar from draft to bottles when the price was 7$ for a draft and 3$ for a bottle. Maybe I have to start looking at price per ounce? Or, milliliter!
Dining out has become a $100 proposition. Isn’t that far beyond the average working stiff? It certainly is getting there for the senior citizens and people with rug rats.
And it’s all caused by the politicians and bureaucrats “printing” money.
Where does the merry-go-round stop?
Soon I think.