Some everyday items and products that have become too expensive and therefore don’t deserve are hard-earned money. Be frugal, dammit!
GIMME A BOWL OF COOKIE CRISP FOR BREAKFAST
I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like cereal. Cheerios, Captain Crunch, Frosty Flakes, Apple Jacks, Cookie Crisp, whatever your cereal is, you like it. And you can have a big ole giant bowl of it too. Not anymore. Cereal is around $4-7 a box and I think this is where we as the consumer tell Kellogg’s, General Mills and Post to go fuck themselves. Give us a break, guys! We’ve been gaining weight on your breakfast munchies since we were pre-schoolers. Drop the prices so we can enjoy being a kid again. These companies suffer from a syndrome I call “greediprix”. Uncle Sam suffers from this too.
DUDE, LET’S CRUISE OVER TO TOWER RECORDS!
There was a time where you could stroll into the music store and buy a compact disc for ten bucks. You gave the clerk your money and you didn’t feel cheated. Then, the prices got into the $12-15 range and you started getting hesitant. A little high, you would think to yourself. At the $15-20 range, you began seeking out the record executives so you could bitch slap them back to reality. If you want to know why the music industry is dead, here’s your reason. Don’t jerk off your consumers. Another terrible case of “greediprix”
ANYONE WANNA SEE THE NEW STAR TREK…? ANYONE?
Not a joke: Ten years ago, me and my crew would roll into Westwood Village for movies every Friday and Saturday night and get in for $5 bucks and a student ID. Now, in Los Angeles as well as New York City and other big metro’s, ticket prices for an evening movie runs you around $12. Even during the day you’re looking at $8. It’s not just us big city folks either: in 1998, ticket prices in the US were $4.69 on average. Last year? $7.18. That’s an increase of $2.49 which may not seem like much. However, from 1988-1998, tickets prices went from $4.11 to $4.69, a difference of .58 cents. They were just diagnosed with “greediprix”.
GETTING SLAMMED BY THE GRAND SLAM
Another great destination for the young and broke used to be Denny’s where their $2.99 Grand Slam breakfasts (5 to choose from) were the talk of town. When I was a kid their ad campaign was bent on “$1.99? You’re out of your mind” to give you an idea of how cheap Denny’s was. If you want to know how cheap Denny’s is today, just peep the picture above. Those free meals they’re giving out is because nobody wanted to pay $8 for anything at Denny’s and people stopped stopping by. There should be a mandatory limit for how much breakfast can be. Like, no restaurant can ever charge you more than $10 for breakfast, no matter what. Even if you get 10 eggs, and 6 pieces of bacon and 6 pancakes and a pound of hashbrowns and a piece of ham along with another 6 pieces of sausage and infinite refills of coffee. And it would only be $10. Maybe this would help eventually heal all “greediprix” victims.
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STOP BUYING THIS CRAP!!!