Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Shopping for T'paper


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Millennium Falcon

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 12,596 Thanks
  • 9,408 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

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?!!


  • grnspot110, Texas Deere and Horse, hamman and 4 others have said thanks

#2 tater195 ONLINE  

tater195

    I dont deny your history..... dont deny mine

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 62468
  • 2,015 Thanks
  • 1,342 posts

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.


  • LilysDad said thank you

#3 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    HAZMAT CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 13,506 Thanks
  • 9,812 posts
  • Location: MN

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.
  • LilysDad and superaben have said thanks

#4 crittersf1 OFFLINE  

crittersf1

    GT Lunatic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 26142
  • 4,195 Thanks
  • 5,795 posts
  • Location: Newport, N.C.

Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:01 PM

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


  • boyscout862, LilysDad and HANKG have said thanks

#5 David Brown OFFLINE  

David Brown

    I said I work on them. I never said I fix them!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8570
  • 4,510 Thanks
  • 2,424 posts

Posted March 25, 2015 - 02:08 PM

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


  • grnspot110, LilysDad and superaben have said thanks

#6 twostacks OFFLINE  

twostacks

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6470
  • 464 Thanks
  • 432 posts
  • Location: Gettysburg/New Oxford, Pa

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.


  • LilysDad said thank you

#7 Texas Deere and Horse ONLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,709 Thanks
  • 15,465 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

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.


  • CRFarnsworth and LilysDad have said thanks

#8 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Millennium Falcon

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 12,596 Thanks
  • 9,408 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

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



#9 Bill 76 ONLINE  

Bill 76
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 49625
  • 1,866 Thanks
  • 1,169 posts
  • Location: 5miles west of Milwaukee Wisconsin

Posted March 25, 2015 - 03:40 PM

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


  • LilysDad said thank you

#10 crittersf1 OFFLINE  

crittersf1

    GT Lunatic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 26142
  • 4,195 Thanks
  • 5,795 posts
  • Location: Newport, N.C.

Posted March 25, 2015 - 03:43 PM

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


  • LilysDad and HANKG have said thanks

#11 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

toomanytoys84

    Aaron

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 45129
  • 9,312 Thanks
  • 5,692 posts
  • Location: Ohio

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.


  • LilysDad said thank you

#12 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

adamjd200
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 39654
  • 1,979 Thanks
  • 2,120 posts
  • Location: central Ny

Posted March 25, 2015 - 04:56 PM

Scott or its equal due to the septic system.



#13 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 39,544 Thanks
  • 30,943 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:04 PM

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


  • LilysDad said thank you

#14 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Millennium Falcon

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 12,596 Thanks
  • 9,408 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted March 25, 2015 - 05:32 PM

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

I don't typically wear it for that long.


  • Gtractor, Cvans, superaben and 2 others have said thanks

#15 HANKG ONLINE  

HANKG
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 29484
  • 6,126 Thanks
  • 3,355 posts
  • Location: Pt.Pleasant N.J.

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


  • LilysDad and adamjd200 have said thanks




Top