Inflation - Grocery, Hardware Store, Auto Shop MY INDEX
Ok, lets look. Last night I thought I'd find equivalent Laptops down in price from 2 mo ago. WRONG, UP, prob due to Chinese Yuan pricing. OK, now to to snow tires, Not quite double from 2 yrs ago. Car Battery -> On sale, $87. Whats wrong with that pix? 3 yrs ago, I thought $59 was outrageous. Hardware store, nails to hang pix, $4 bux, double 2 yrs ago. Wifes clothes shopping, up about 20% for the same items NOT on sale at Walmart. MY INDEX IS UP. Oh grocery store ? You dont want to talk about that or go there, no way Jose. Remember when wheat spiked and came back down HALFWAY ? -> Look at your bread prices now. Buy some beef, pork or chicken and see what you think.
Now I know we are told these are "Temporary" Increases, but the problem is that I am paying for them with fiat that PERMANENTLY leaves my wallet, so its permanently distressing to my budget.
Lets see: these are some of the groceries and products that I know have gone up, from buying them on periodic basis:
AA & AAA Batteries
Dollar Store items
Purolator Courier Svcs
Books at Chapters.