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Old 03-10-2011, 11:31 PM
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Ok.. just a rant.. When I go buy supplies i have noticed a dwindling of my favorite brands and the shelves are packed full of 1 particular brand.. And I'm irritated.

I buy Cheer - Free - for the HE machine.. I search for this EVERY time i go shopping and end up buying 2-3 bottles of it at a time because I know its hard to find. The shelves are stocked furll of Tide... but not a lot of the Tide for HE.

Toilit paper is another thing... REALLY do you need to stock almost an entire row full of Charmin? (very nice stuff but it clogs my toilet to much - even when being careful)

I know that the stores only get what HQ sends em and its a price war on that end as well, but I hate this feeling of being shoved down a hole with all the other generics.

rant over
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:42 AM
 
Location: rain city
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So I take it you are feeling manipulated. By The Powers That Be?

Who will sell you what they manufacture whether you want it or not, at a price that you consider above the value of the product?

And you will rail against their manipulation, feeling powerless yet angry that you are nothing more than "consumer" (not an individual) who is being ripped off for the profit of the companies who shove these unsatisfactory products on you, the public.

You feel powerless to reject their crappy products at inflated prices.

So what do you intend to do about it other than post complaints on the internet?

Find other products? Boycott manufacturers who are ripping you off? Whine in public?

Try this: stop buying Cheer. Wash with something else. Reduce their profits and send them a letter telling them why you are rejecting their product.

Don't buy Charmin. Don't buy Cheer. Be done with them, stop giving them your money. You have control of your money and your purchasing habits. Dump 'em. Buy something else.

I believe this is the very basic idea of capitalistic supply and demand?
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:43 PM
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So I take it you are feeling manipulated. By The Powers That Be?

Who will sell you what they manufacture whether you want it or not, at a price that you consider above the value of the product?

And you will rail against their manipulation, feeling powerless yet angry that you are nothing more than "consumer" (not an individual) who is being ripped off for the profit of the companies who shove these unsatisfactory products on you, the public.

You feel powerless to reject their crappy products at inflated prices.

So what do you intend to do about it other than post complaints on the internet?

Find other products? Boycott manufacturers who are ripping you off? Whine in public?

Try this: stop buying Cheer. Wash with something else. Reduce their profits and send them a letter telling them why you are rejecting their product.

Don't buy Charmin. Don't buy Cheer. Be done with them, stop giving them your money. You have control of your money and your purchasing habits. Dump 'em. Buy something else.

I believe this is the very basic idea of capitalistic supply and demand?
I don't buy Charmin.. I dislike that.. I buy an off brand.. The only things TO buy are Charmin and Tide... Serious.. unless I want to go with the no name dirt cheap, omg, crap..

Just ranting... i've written letters to the stores and the manufacturers of my favorite brands..

If I don't my buy my favorite brands then that decreases their profits and the likelyhood of me having to use a brand i dont like increases.. Its a loose loose situation in that instance. But i heard that I can buy this stuff online.. .. BONUS
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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That is why I buy most of my groceries (non-perishable) from Amazon.com. I run into issues with my favorite brands only being available regionally and this solves it. I find that it all depends on the store too...because they all seem to carry different things. But, I never have any issues with Amazon. Plus, it is usually cheaper and the shipping is free.

But, I can relate. When I got the e-mail that Amazon was now carrying groceries, and I did searches for all my favorite things, I was definitely thrilled!
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:27 PM
 
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Ok.. just a rant.. When I go buy supplies i have noticed a dwindling of my favorite brands and the shelves are packed full of 1 particular brand.. And I'm irritated.

I buy Cheer - Free - for the HE machine.. I search for this EVERY time i go shopping and end up buying 2-3 bottles of it at a time because I know its hard to find. The shelves are stocked furll of Tide... but not a lot of the Tide for HE.
Believe it or not, there are brands of laundry detergents that are not made by Proctor & Gamble. Personally, there are dozens of brands out there, most of which are a fraction of the cost of Tide/Cheer.

Personally, I buy the Purex when it is on-sale at Walgreens, bleach at Aldi, and LA's Totally Awesome laundry pre-spray at Dollar Tree
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I buy a lot of the things that have been mentioned on amazon.com. Free shipping if you are a "Prime" member. Plus, the selection of brands is good.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Shelf space in grocery stores is a highly competitive and profitable for the grocery store. Not only do they sell products to us, they sell shelf dominance to suppliers.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I buy a lot of the things that have been mentioned on amazon.com. Free shipping if you are a "Prime" member. Plus, the selection of brands is good.
Right now they have a free monthly trial so that you can get free two day shipping and can watch instant video! Depending on how much you order and how much you watch videos, it may be worth the yearly fee.
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