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Started by GreenFuture on 17-Feb-2017 12:48:06
Your Everyday Experience Of Inflation

Most of my spending is food based and I've noticed some pretty sharp rises of late. Only small in pence terms but well above the official RPI.

I'll mention some below, but interested to see other people's anecdotal observations.

Nothing to do with B****T of course, that's all going to plan because the establishment said so...the establishment that told us we hate the establishment...er...

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1OffManMental - 17 Feb 2017 12:48:53 (#1 of 77)

Avocados have gone up 10%

GreenFuture - 17 Feb 2017 12:49:06 (#2 of 77)

Bisto Macaroni Cheese up from £1 to £1.25 in Asda

1OffManMental - 17 Feb 2017 12:49:20 (#3 of 77)

#metropolitaneliteproblems

GreenFuture - 17 Feb 2017 12:49:50 (#4 of 77)

Also Asda: Plain tortillas from 70p to 75 then quickly to 78p

1OffManMental - 17 Feb 2017 12:49:59 (#5 of 77)

Also: petrol: fucking hell

GreenFuture - 17 Feb 2017 12:51:06 (#6 of 77)

I've noticed special offer prices jump markedly.

2 litres of branded pop on offer for £1, then up to £1.25

Ditto, Pot Noodles from 50p to 75p.

All good value still but dramatic increases nonetheless.

Taking back control.

clammy - 17 Feb 2017 12:54:23 (#7 of 77)

There used to be 'bargains' on whiskey now not so much.Times are hard.

kvelertak - 17 Feb 2017 12:59:00 (#8 of 77)

Trebles Doubles all round!

Kucinghitam - 17 Feb 2017 12:59:58 (#9 of 77)

Butter, was around 85-95p (depending which supermarket) last summer, is now more like £1.40.

Ground coffee, which I'm sure used to be around £2.30 for 227g, also up - the cheapest I saw was £2.60 but many packs were £3-4.

I suspect there have been many more price rises but I'm not so good at remembering prices, and there's probably been a bit of fudging of pack sizes to disguise it.

But! This must be Fake News because official figures say it isn't so.

carterbrandon - 17 Feb 2017 13:06:08 (#10 of 77)

Quite a few own brand things I buy in Sainsbury have got new names and packaging, plus big weight drops or price hikes.

GyratingTrampoline - 17 Feb 2017 13:07:45 (#11 of 77)

At my local offie some of the bottled ales have started fluctuating between £2 and £2.50, when they always used to be £2. The inconsistency of it though makes me wonder if it's partly down to the proprietor gradually losing his memory rather than a macroeconomic indicator.

Paultergeist - 17 Feb 2017 13:09:45 (#12 of 77)

Diced Pancetta up by 10% from £1 to £1.10 at Sainsbury's.

Snarlygog - 17 Feb 2017 13:12:25 (#13 of 77)

8 item breakfast in Debenhams was £4.99, now £5.25p.

col2001 - 17 Feb 2017 13:13:35 (#14 of 77)

CPI 1.8%

RPI - remember that?

2.6%

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpricein
dices

BlankChank - 17 Feb 2017 13:23:30 (#15 of 77)

Mentioned it before, but Fender guitars. Gibsons were always over-priced but Fenders have now gone up so much I suspect it will re-open the Far East-built copy market at the lower end, and the British handbuilt market at the top end. I was going to buy a replacement Standard Tele but think I will get something from JJ Guitars in Derbyshire instead.

indlovubill - 17 Feb 2017 13:25:51 (#16 of 77)

2 litres of branded pop on offer for £1, then up to £1.25



Ditto, Pot Noodles from 50p to 75p.



Healthy diets can be expensive, Greenie .

TheRenegadeMaster - 17 Feb 2017 13:40:18 (#17 of 77)

RPI includes the cost of foreign package holidays, which is after all something people buy in the UK and pay for in pounds.

Only acoustic guitars are included though, as being representative of the wider instrument market

Snarlygog - 17 Feb 2017 14:49:02 (#18 of 77)

Adobe is increasing its prices.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&a
mp;rct=j&url=/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/ado
be-creative-cloud-uk-price-hike-blamed-on-currency-fluctations-2017-2&ved=0ahUKEwjJ9-Lsr5fSAhVDD8AKHbSfBsoQFgguMAQ&usg=AFQjCNF44vba
eJKTHJG001VbO4fQ-6wGWg


Bit of a bugger for us.

Dayraven - 17 Feb 2017 14:53:07 (#19 of 77)

Adobe is increasing its prices.

Apple and Microsoft have, too.

Snarlygog - 17 Feb 2017 14:56:20 (#20 of 77)

We're going to have to send the managers begging to the SMT for extra cash, as our new equipment needs are a little bit more heavier than we predicted.

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