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Old 05-09-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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Unhappy Signs of Recession

Wow, gas is $3.65 in Milford. The other day I went to the Cheesecake Factory with some friends and was shocked that there was no line to wait in. Any others that have noticed specific things different in NEPA. I noticed that everyone seems to be heading over to Sussex County to fill up for gas. There was an editoral in the Courier by the roving photographer that asked people if they were going on vacation and all of them said no. Really sad times and uncertainty.

The Hat
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Tunkhannock
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The gas prices are effecting everybody. Even the people that are looking for childcare. They just don't want to drive too far for childcare. I am about 15 min. from town and one parent just doesn't want to spend the extra gas money to bring her infant to my home. You have to put your priorities in order I think. Pay for what you feel is quality in any aspect of the retail market including childcare.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Bridgeville,Pa
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Yep same here. We usually go to either Ireland or England every year, but not this year. Its just too expensive. The family are coming here though as it is cheaper and the euro goes a lot further when you convert it.

I try to fill up in nj on my way home. Gas here on the island is $3.79. I also get most of my groceries in PA to bring back to NY.

good days will come again.

dorothy
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Tunkhannock
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Default I sure hope so

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Yep same here. We usually go to either Ireland or England every year, but not this year. Its just too expensive. The family are coming here though as it is cheaper and the euro goes a lot further when you convert it.

I try to fill up in nj on my way home. Gas here on the island is $3.79. I also get most of my groceries in PA to bring back to NY.

good days will come again.

dorothy
So many people are suffering because of this GAS situation. We can't go for leisurely drives anymore. I miss that.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:50 AM
 
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LOL, I keep telling my husband we will have to anchor in the lake, no more cruising. We just found out that propane here went up to $304/gallon.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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I also get most of my groceries in PA to bring back to NY.
LOL - that could be PA's new motto -

"Pennsylvania - The Dollar-Store Commonwealth"

or perhaps

"Pennsylvania - We're Cheap to Eat!"

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Old 05-09-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Tunkhannock
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The food prices in Florida were even cheaper than here!~
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Just wait until the futures contracts expire that hold the line some what on manufacturers costs. most commodities have risen well over 100% this year in foods but we have only seen a fraction of that rise passed on so far....

kellogs as an example will lock prices in on corn for a year ... when thats up look out.....
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Here's a sign of the recession:



Only 255 more days to go...
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Drama Central
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What do we have to look forward to??????
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