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Old 05-24-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Wow why in the world is milekso high.....did the cows go on strike?????
No, but they may as well have. LOL

Some of the cost is traced back to the higher cost of gas to get the milk to the store...they are dumping it on the consumer.

Some of it is where you buy it. Convenience stores have traditionally been higher than a grocery store. IF they lower the cost of milk, they can get customers in they may normally not see. Once in there, those people may decide to spend some money on other products.

It's called marketing. That's why popular brands are at eye level in the stores, why dairy products are at the back or the exit side of the store, why sales go on end caps, etc. To get customers to wander thru the entire store. There are studies that a vast majority of shoppers spend more money in a store the longer they are there, even if sent in with identical shopping lists. Liz
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Sand Springs, OK
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It's $3.00/gal here in San Diego-milk that is
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:36 PM
 
Location: land of quail, bunnies, and red tail hawks
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You can have the ones my wife wants if you want.
That's a sweet offer, but if she wants them...

Yep, life in paradise isn't cheap!
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Talking Cow droppings

Well if your looking at the cost of milk and comparing it to gas you have to keep in mind that the petroleum industry has to clean and do maintenance at the refineries to produce more gas thus the extra cost of added to the fuel. Now the next thing you’ll hear is the dairy farmer has to cleanup after the cow and move the $h!t out of the barn, and this maintenance will add extra costs to the milk just like the gas at the pump.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Well if your looking at the cost of milk and comparing it to gas you have to keep in mind that the petroleum industry has to clean and do maintenance at the refineries to produce more gas thus the extra cost of added to the fuel. Now the next thing you’ll hear is the dairy farmer has to cleanup after the cow and move the $h!t out of the barn, and this maintenance will add extra costs to the milk just like the gas at the pump.
lol too funny.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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2% fat organic on sale at Publix- $3 a half gallon, usually $3.39.

If you like milk and haven't tried organic....I started buying it during the mad cow issue and haven't gone back. It is delicious and worth the extra money, IMHO.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:16 PM
 
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Kroger was running it for several weeks at $2.50, last Sunday I paid $3.00

Hey what's the cheapest gas price you remember?
Even being just 21 I remember gas prices at 60 cents a gallon where I live.

And milk here is also 4 bucks a gallon. Just like gas. What do I want.. Cereal or nice big bowl of 85 octane... Hard choice.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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Milk is high across Alaska, but in the Bush, it has to be flown out of Anchorage to the Bush community in a small plane (usually). I paid $13.00 a pound for a ribeye in Anaktuvuk Pass (great folks there, by the way). I've paid even more if there is no store in the village. I got 5 pounds of potatoes sent from Cold Bay to Nelson Lagoon, and after paying for the cargo charge, it was almost $15.00 for the five pounds.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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However a bag of ice is less expensive in Alaska then in Arizona.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:04 AM
 
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However a bag of ice is less expensive in Alaska then in Arizona.
I'm guessing air conditioners are fairly reasonable there too, aren't they?
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