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Old 12-09-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Use the little "scales" symbol in the top right of the post you want to rep... the drop down will have a space for adding a comment.
Ahhhhh... Thanks!
(For the info and the points.)

The durn thing would let me reciprocate...
I've repped everyone I've ever spoken to here, and I can't rep anyone again until I spread it around...
Gonna have to go hunting for good posts and others who deserve some rep.

M.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Had to do a bit of shopping yesterday and just for giggles I thought I would give you a run down on some basic items.
(a REAL cost of living comparison )


Swanson's Pot Pies .88
ActII Butter Lover's popcorn 6-pack 3.15
Hormel Chili w/beans 1.33
Campbell's Chunky Soup 2.69
Margarine .79
12 pack Vanilla Coke 4.39
Bleach 1.29
1 lb cheddar cheese 4.89
Ground Beef 80/20 2.59lb
Boneless Pork Loin butterfly chops 4.99lb (buy one get one free so the actual price was half that)
New York strip steak 8.99lb reg. (6.29lb reduced price 'day old')
1 pint Häagen Dazs Ice cream 3.89
Zataran's Jambalaya rice mix 1.59
Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic ins Mashed Potato 1.65
Schwab's ex-hot Hot Links 3.99
Cascade Dishwashing detergent (20 pouches) 4.59
1/2 gal whole milk 2.19
generic Peanut Butter 28oz 2.99
store brand Sliced White Bread .89

Only a few of those items were 'on sale', so those are everyday prices.

This is the "Weekly Ad" for the grocery store where I shop. Homeland (http://www.homelandstores.com/weekly_ad/weekly_ad.html - broken link)

Uh Oh... *Thunder* rumbling outside! Back later!
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
Had to do a bit of shopping yesterday and just for giggles I thought I would give you a run down on some basic items.
(a REAL cost of living comparison )


Swanson's Pot Pies .88
ActII Butter Lover's popcorn 6-pack 3.15
Hormel Chili w/beans 1.33
Campbell's Chunky Soup 2.69
Margarine .79
12 pack Vanilla Coke 4.39
Bleach 1.29
1 lb cheddar cheese 4.89
Ground Beef 80/20 2.59lb
Boneless Pork Loin butterfly chops 4.99lb (buy one get one free so the actual price was half that)
New York strip steak 8.99lb reg. (6.29lb reduced price 'day old')
1 pint Häagen Dazs Ice cream 3.89
Zataran's Jambalaya rice mix 1.59
Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic ins Mashed Potato 1.65
Schwab's ex-hot Hot Links 3.99
Cascade Dishwashing detergent (20 pouches) 4.59
1/2 gal whole milk 2.19
generic Peanut Butter 28oz 2.99
store brand Sliced White Bread .89

Only a few of those items were 'on sale', so those are everyday prices.

This is the "Weekly Ad" for the grocery store where I shop. Homeland (http://www.homelandstores.com/weekly_ad/weekly_ad.html - broken link)

Uh Oh... *Thunder* rumbling outside! Back later!
One question: Do you pay sales tax on food? That happens to be one thing NJ doesn't tax, except if it's prepared food -- like from a Deli or fast food.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Yes, I think you do pay sales tax on food in Oklahoma.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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One question: Do you pay sales tax on food? That happens to be one thing NJ doesn't tax, except if it's prepared food -- like from a Deli or fast food.
Yes, we do. But! If you are below a certain income level, you can apply to get it back when you file your State Income Taxes. Until you asked I hadn't even noticed! My grocery bill is still lower here than it was in Cali.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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This is the "Weekly Ad" for the grocery store where I shop. Homeland (http://www.homelandstores.com/weekly_ad/weekly_ad.html - broken link)

Uh Oh... *Thunder* rumbling outside! Back later!
I checked out the store flyer for Homeland. If that store's prices are similar to other stores in OK, then we're going to save a lot of money on food, even with the tax. I just took a quick trip to the grocery store and happened to see a few of the things on your list and they were anywhere from 10-40% higher here.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Every once in a while the idea is brought up to get rid of the tax on food since it is hard on the poor. The problem is so many small towns have just a grocery store, and the sales tax is their only form of revenue.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
Had to do a bit of shopping yesterday and just for giggles I thought I would give you a run down on some basic items.
(a REAL cost of living comparison )


Swanson's Pot Pies .88
ActII Butter Lover's popcorn 6-pack 3.15
Hormel Chili w/beans 1.33
Campbell's Chunky Soup 2.69
Margarine .79
12 pack Vanilla Coke 4.39
Bleach 1.29
1 lb cheddar cheese 4.89
Ground Beef 80/20 2.59lb
Boneless Pork Loin butterfly chops 4.99lb (buy one get one free so the actual price was half that)
New York strip steak 8.99lb reg. (6.29lb reduced price 'day old')
1 pint Häagen Dazs Ice cream 3.89
Zataran's Jambalaya rice mix 1.59
Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic ins Mashed Potato 1.65
Schwab's ex-hot Hot Links 3.99
Cascade Dishwashing detergent (20 pouches) 4.59
1/2 gal whole milk 2.19
generic Peanut Butter 28oz 2.99
store brand Sliced White Bread .89

Only a few of those items were 'on sale', so those are everyday prices.

This is the "Weekly Ad" for the grocery store where I shop. Homeland (http://www.homelandstores.com/weekly_ad/weekly_ad.html - broken link)

Uh Oh... *Thunder* rumbling outside! Back later!
Thanks so much for posting that!

My wife says the prices are about the same here.

Reading ahead, I see you have a tax on food.
(That's kind of a drag. Even MA didn't have that.
We have no sales or income tax in NH... Although our property taxes are unGodly. That's mostly because of the schools though.)

Six of one, half dozen of the other I guess...

There are better ways for a town to make money.
It's just plain wrong to tax food.

And yes, even if you have a good UPS, it's always a good idea to shut the machine down in severe weather.

Thanks,

M.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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I will tell you where prices differ. Calfornia prices for health foods are cheaper than OK, but that is not what you wondered. I pay $5.00 for a loaf of bread that is $3.50 in CA. Of course we have so few organic fruits and veggies that I couldn't tell you the difference.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Default This is ON TOPIC! :)

Hey kids!

Hope everyone is doing okay (normally I'd say "OK", but that would get confusing here...) in the midst of your storm that made national news...
It would be nice to hear from Goodpasture since I haven't seen him since it all started. (He might sound cranky here, but I can tell he's good people.)

But I digress... (As usual)

Redbird mentioned your "blessed GOV" in another thread where it would have been off topic for me to ask, so I figured I'd bring it here where it would be on topic...

So future neighbors...
Tell me about your "blessed GOV".

All I know about him is from his website....
Now I didn't just fall off the turnip truck yesterday,
and I don't believe ANYTHING that comes out of a politician.

If it won't start a flame war, I sure would like to hear about your
"blessed GOV", congressmen and senators from their actual victims...
Ummmm.... I mean constituents.

Also on topic... My wife wanted me to ask you about yard sales in OK.
When I lived in MA and Southern NH, she sometimes came back with
okay junk... But up here in Northern NH, no one yard sales anything
unless it has no value whatsoever.

I bet my wife that if I asked that question, I'd hear a whole LOT about yard sales, and almost nothing about MY question... Please prove me wrong!

M.
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