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09-26-2023, 01:16 PM - 5 Likes   #286
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I just did my grocery shopping today. Pre-pandemic, I used to pay GBP 5.49 for a 24 pack of better quality toilet rolls at my local Aldi. That same product now costs 7.79.....
If it goes much higher, you might as well skip the middle man and use pound notes instead of toilet paper.

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If it goes much higher, you might as well skip the middle man and use pound notes instead of toilet paper.
If it goes much higher, I'll need more than a pack of 24...
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I just did my grocery shopping today. Pre-pandemic, I used to pay GBP 5.49 for a 24 pack of better quality toilet rolls at my local Aldi. That same product now costs 7.79...

My point... pretty much everything is more expensive these days. Add in a shrinking digital photography market and the need for companies to recoup R&D costs on new products, and it's no surprise that photography gear - Pentax included - has risen in price
Pre-pandemic, I bought six-pack rolls of toilet paper in "double" size rolls (I don't know if I have ever seen what the ISO standard roll is for comparison).

Now it's these absurd 16-packs (or more) of "MEGA" rolls that are all that's available since the pandemic (equivalent to 112 regular rolls or some such).
They don't fit the roll holders in my 70-year old bathroom, and they make it look like my household has some exotic digestive disease.

Plus, they are on the order of $18 a pack...

Cameras and lenses look almost reasonable...

I suppose I should be happy that the toilet paper isn't made by Adobe, or it would be by subscription...

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I just did my grocery shopping today. Pre-pandemic, I used to pay GBP 5.49 for a 24 pack of better quality toilet rolls at my local Aldi. That same product now costs 7.79...

My point... pretty much everything is more expensive these days. Add in a shrinking digital photography market and the need for companies to recoup R&D costs on new products, and it's no surprise that photography gear - Pentax included - has risen in price
The good news is that with the cost of groceries, you'll be eating less, so you'll actually need less toilet paper.

(Wait, is that good news?)

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The good news is that with the cost of groceries, you'll be eating less, so you'll actually need less toilet paper.

(Wait, is that good news?)
Depends on what you're eating less of....
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