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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2015 - 01:33 PM

Am I the only member who thinks the paper companies are cheating us?

 

My wife, Lynn, is convalescing from surgery and doesn't get around real well.  So, I went grocery shopping today. When I got to the paper aisle I studied the prices. Now, one brand has 9 rolls. The next brand had 9 rolls which equaled 18 rolls. Another brand advertised "has 60% more". And there is Charmin which is softer(you know it's quilted so that it appears to be more on the roll than there is, don't you?) . Some is one ply and others is two. How the heck is anyone supposed to comparison shop?

And paper towels are the same deal. It's just BS how manufacturers manipulate folks.

 

And the toilet makers are in on it. Have you ever tried to flush newspaper down?!!


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 01:37 PM

Now they are making the rolls 1/2" narrower and no cardboard cores, but still have the same price.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 01:44 PM

My wife is planning for the apocalypse, we have over 150 rolls in the storeroom at last count. Rich, my advice is this: Buy them all.
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Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Buy what "feels" and "works" the best.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:08 PM

It's a shame you can't try before you buy.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:36 PM

My wife doesn't shop without a calculator and that's one aisle that drives me crazy waiting for her to figure all that out.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:57 PM

My wife is planning for the apocalypse, we have over 150 rolls in the storeroom at last count. Rich, my advice is this: Buy them all.

 

 

With coupon shopping like it is, my wife only buys once or twice a year and had to put up shelves in the garage to store it all. She does the same thing on paper towels.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 03:27 PM

My wife is planning for the apocalypse, we have over 150 rolls in the storeroom at last count. Rich, my advice is this: Buy them all.

I'd love to see the expression on folks face when you roll the carts up to the check out. :D



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Posted March 25, 2015 - 03:40 PM

I still have a stash of Sears catalogues,corn cobs don't flush.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 03:43 PM

Just think about how bad it sucks when your finger pokes through!


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 04:20 PM

I don't know that I have ever put that much thought into buying TP.  I usually just grab a pack and go with it.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 04:56 PM

Scott or its equal due to the septic system.



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Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:04 PM

Quilted Northern here.....feels good!  :rolling:


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:32 PM

Quilted Northern here.....feels good!  :rolling:

I don't typically wear it for that long.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 06:00 PM

Buy what "feels" and "works" the best.

When it comes to the third eye only the best will do dodoo


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