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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TeeBee, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    You know what, I never even paid that much attention to how much it cost in the past! And this time I had to buy an enormous 20 pack, which I would never normally buy. And it was a brand I haven't bought before as well. It cost $10. I don't know if that's more than it used to be. Seems reasonable.
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Bargain! Used to buy a 24 pack for $11........ same brand, same supermarket ONLY has 9 packs at the moment - selling at $8 per pack! :mad:
     
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  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    I know this has nothing to do with Covid but the deal with buying toilet paper is to look at the fine print on the price ticket. I refuse to pay more than 22 cents per 100 sheets for good quality. If you can get it for less than that then it is a good price. The thing to remember is that some are double rolls so looking at the fine print on the shelf ticket gives you a better idea and you don't have to work it out.

    One thing I have struggled to find is plain flour - I found some self raising the other day but plain flour was still missing.
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    That’s fine if they bother to actually put the price ticket on the shelf as they used too...... this week, after 3 weeks of empty shelves, they seemed to take the attitude of, “Do you want it, or not?”
     
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  5. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    I went shopping today and noticed that a lot of the flour shelves were empty. It's very strange. Are people just staying at home and baking up a storm?! The cake mixes were all still sold out. Not that I wanted any, but I thought it was funny. People are going to come out of this lockdown 10kg heavier! Ha ha!
     
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  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    When the panic buying started, a girl that works with my sister-in-law, came to work and announced that her husband had bought a 10kg bag of flour in the shopping.

    She asked her husband as to what he was going to do with it, and his reply was “I don’t know, but we may have to learn!” o_O

    Panic buyers like that, is why the rest of us, are now in the current shopping situation...... :(
     
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  7. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Easing of the Covid restrictions means that I'm able to go and visit someone from a 'single person household', even if it's more than 5kms away. There's no rules to say which car I'm allowed to take. :cool: First drive since June.
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  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Must be a nice change to finally get out and about a bit? :)

    Although I absolutely agree with what they had to do with the very strict stage 4 lockdowns, as being totally necessary, and so far, looking to be hopefully effective...... it’s still a pity it was needed at all.

    Had they been as focused with administering and supervising the Hotel quarantine of returning travelers, as every other capital city, this problem would never have had to be addressed. o_O

    It’s not a “second wave” here, like the media keep saying. It’s actually just a poorly handled “first wave”. Only have to look at other countries around the world, to see what, why, and how the “second wave” is happening.
     
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  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Lockdown necessary due to the number of stupid selfish people who kept socialising when they should have been isolated.
    Followed by the morons who protest an effective ,/ only currently available , reduction method.
     
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  10. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Wonder what those morons would say or who would they blame if a member of their family died as a result of decission to ignore the lock down rules.
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they would blame someone else even tho family members were the biggest victims of their selfishness initially.

    Probably little effect re death as most deaths have been old people in nursing homes.
    A shift to a younger demographic might have made them feel a bit more numerable and modify behaviour.

    Owners need to bebheld to account re the rate of cases in nursing homes due to staffing proceedures.
    ( Besides the normal atrocious conditions from using the vunerable old citizens as easy money. Something where all govts are culpable )
     
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  12. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Re old folk ..... Out of site out of mind.one other point i see the pensioners have been hit again , supposed to be getting their 6 mth c /o/ living pen increase but the govt has knocked it on head due to the low inflation rate caused by the covid19 they announced over the radio yesterday.
     
  13. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Got to cover for the massive CEO bonuses and big business profits paid out of the jobkeeper payments.
     
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  14. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad I don't have money invested in aged care facilities, they are going to find the going tough after this whole thing settles down to the new norm. Many would see going into an aged care home as a death sentence after the way it ripped through the older population.
    As far as saying they can't afford the pension increase, what a lot of cr*p, they are printing money to pay all the other hand outs so a bit of help for the pensioners wouldn't put any more strain on the budget. They aren't borrowing money that has to be paid back, they are simply devaluing the AUD, that is why the AUD still only buys around 70 cents of the very much hammered USD. It won't be long before the Chinese resellers break away from the USD as their trading currency and move to the Yen. They are already factoring in a price increase to cover poor performing USD, but when (not if) it falls off the cliff, most of the world will need a new currency to be the base trading unit. China is so much on the nose at the moment I doubt it will be the Yen across the world, maybe the Euro?

    T1 Terry
     
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  15. chris taylor

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    I cannot understand how they can say the pensioners dont need it as the inflation rate is low but i think someone forgot to tell the the supermarkets about it , their prices still rise on a weekly basis ,the price of petrol is still up and down like a yoyo ,but the price of a barrel oil is at its lowest point in years and stable , every where you look the prices are on the rise . They have to be i guess, as the less we spend the more they have to charge to stay afloat ,thats just pure logic, its abit like the electricity situation, the more solar panels are installed the more the elec companies are going to charge their exsisting customers just to recover cost . Any way that,s my my opinion .
    hope you all have a marvelous day.......................stay safe ....................keep on smilling ............................:D:D:D:D:D:eek:........................lol
     
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  16. David H

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    Hi Chris,
    Got another big rack of solar panels.
    Paid $45k for the first 6.6k/w in 2010.
    Paid $3,590 for the next 6.6k/w this year.
    Son in laws provider dropped from 21c/kw to 12c/kw.
    Always on the last bus:(.
    :oops::(:(:(
     
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  17. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dave haha ,your a bit like me mate , u know what they say ,last one on the bus has to stand .lol. But at least u now have them , i did give it some serious consideration but at my age i could not justify the expence,.
     
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  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :eek:.......surely not $45k David...?
    Cheers,
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  19. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Probably about right Mark.
    When I did my renewables diploma( think bit earlier ??) 180?W panels were around $1600 ea.
    Close to $10 perW.
    We hoped that mass production might drop prices to $1k ish :)

    The systems were stand alone as the inverters that could isolate from grid if grid went down had not been developed .

    The cost of connecting a line from road to a house a few hundred metre into property was around $80 k so slightly less for a battery backed system was economically viable.

    Now it's a no brainer.
    Even if our politicians have their head in the trough and intend to burn public money on gas pretend hydro, and " carbon capture".

    Note that all the systems supported by govt give public money to support large corporate structures whereas a lot of renewables will increase individual ownership.
     
  20. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Either I’m going crazy or I’ve miss read DH’s post. I see Forty Five Thousand dollars posted as the cost of a 6.6kw unit.
    That cannot be correct, surely......David ?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     

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