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    09/04/2022 11:19:20 AM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 163 replies ^ | July 25, 2022 | Richard Best
    Ask anyone who shops at Costco (COST) what they think of it and you'll probably hear exuberant praise, along with a list of the great deals they scored on their last visit. More than 111 million people pay an annual membership fee just to get in the door, with fewer than 10% each year who decide the experience isn’t worth the price of renewing. To some, shopping at Costco is close to a religious experience, which might explain why Sunday is its busiest day. For others, going to the warehouse is like going on a treasure hunt. They may be...
  • Why Do Some People in New Jersey Suddenly Have Bags and Bags of Bags?

    09/01/2022 7:23:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 65 replies
    New York Times via Yahoo ^ | September 1, 2022 | Clare Toeniskoetter
    Nicole Kramaritsch of Roxbury, New Jersey, has 46 bags just sitting in her garage. Brian Otto has 101 of them, so many that he’s considering sewing them into blackout curtains for his baby’s bedroom. (So far, that idea has gone nowhere.) Lili Mannuzza in Whippany has 74. “I don’t know what to do with all these bags,” she said. The mountains of bags are an unintended consequence of New Jersey’s strict new bag ban in supermarkets. It went into effect in May and prohibits not only plastic bags but paper bags as well. The well-intentioned law seeks to cut down...
  • Report: Perfect Parking Spot Right Up Front! UPDATE: Gah Friggin Motorcycle

    04/29/2022 9:07:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | April 28, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new report filed by the U.S. Department of Transportation finds that each and every time a motorist gets excited about a perfect parking spot at the front of a parking lot it turns out to be a "friggin' motorcycle." "Hey, here's one—GAH! A FRIGGIN' MOTORCYCLE!" shouted Norman Dodgson, a volunteer who agreed to drive with researchers for six months. "I hate this! I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ANYMORE!" The phenomenon—dubbed "Interstitial Motor Mirage" by researchers—occurs in crowded parking lots when drivers are most desperate for a space. Because motorcycles don't sit back in a space as far as...
  • Break Your Chinese Shopping Habit for 2022: Here's How ( No, You don't have to give up shopping on Amazon or Walmart )

    12/31/2021 11:47:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/31/2021 | Athena Thorne
    I don’t think I need to tell anyone who reads PJ Media that China is the United States’ greatest existential threat and geopolitical enemy. They steal our intellectual property. They hack us and spy on us. They trade and form military alliances with our enemies. They colonize, buy, and assimilate territory all over the world at a frightening rate. And they’ve infiltrated the U.S. to a shocking degree already, evidenced by our increasingly authoritarian government-global corporation complex. Back in my youthful Ayn Rand phase, the libertarian in me loved the idea of a global marketplace. My strong anti-collectivist tendencies made...
  • Despite Soaring Inflation, US Consumer Are Googling “Cheap” At The Lowest Rate In 2 Years

    12/30/2021 8:38:34 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12-30-3021 | Nicholas Colas of DataTrek
    An update on what we’ve been calling the strangest Google search volume charts out there: US consumer searches for the words “cheap”, “coupon” and “discount”. They are strange because, despite fast-rising inflation, search volumes for each are declining. Here is the Google Trends chart showing search volumes for the words “cheap” (blue line) and “coupon” (red line) from January 2020 to now. ◾As noted in the chart, searches for “cheap” hit their peak at the start of the pandemic (March 2020) and saw similar levels in March 2021 as inflation started to become evident. Since then, however, search volumes for...
  • Looters Arrested and Quickly Released [semi-satire]

    12/08/2021 9:51:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 December 2021 | John Semmens
    A smash-and-loot crime spree is sweeping the nation. Like many other "trending" fads, this innovation arose from California where left-wing jurisdictions thought it would be a "woke" triumph to decriminalize the theft of $950 or less by any one thief at any one occasion. The trending fad started out slowly a couple of months back as lone thieves shoplifted a few items. Now, gangs of a dozen or more barge into stores, smash display cases with hammers, and load getaway cars parked outside before fleeing with their loot. The Los Angeles Police Department announced the arrest and immediate release of...
  • Dollar General opening more $5 or less Popshelf stores

    12/07/2021 8:04:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021 | MICHELLE CHAPMAN,
    Getting more bang for your buck used to be the mantra of dollar store shoppers everywhere, but times are changing - and prices are rising. As consumers continue to contend with escalating prices for food, clothing and other items thanks to inflation, discount retail chains like dollar stores are rethinking their pricing strategies. Dollar Tree announced last month that it will be boosting prices to $1.25 for most of its products. And now Dollar General is looking to roll out more of its Popshelf stores, where most items cost $5 or less. Dollar General said Thursday that it anticipates nearly...
  • Patriots...Let's Put Our Money Where Our Mouths Are!

    11/28/2021 2:10:53 PM PST · by Mygirlsmom · 5 replies
    Patriots...I humbly submit a 67-page Small Business Shopping Guide. Jennifer Allwood is a faith-based womens' business mentor. The women-owned businesses in this guide are members of her paid mentoring group. Please buy from small businesses. The last 18 months have been brutal for them. (47% of America is employed by a small business!!!) When you buy online: 🎁Remember slow shipping times are not their fault. 🎁Neither is the product and material shortage. When you visit their store or restaurant in person: 🎄Remember that food and product shortages are not their fault. 🎄And labor shortages are not their fault either. Please...
  • The No. 1 shopping scam this holiday season (vaccination 'costs'?)

    11/28/2021 5:52:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/27/21 | Quentin Fottrell
    **SNIP** And the No. 1 way of contacting would-be victims? Believe it or not, it’s old-fashioned email. Those pesky phishing links were the point of contact resulting in 19,107 fraud reports over that same period. Emails were closely followed by fake websites (17,444), texts (16,742), phone calls (14,156) and social media (10,520). Shopping scams, most of which were online, accounted for losses of more than $47.3 million, the FTC said in a recent report. **SNIP** Don’t be persuaded into paying using bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.38% or Western Union WU, -1.26%. Stick to secure methods of paying like PayPal PYPL, -0.49% and...
  • Black Friday crowds return, but discounts are not what they used to be

    11/27/2021 11:40:27 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/27/2021 | Eillen AJ Connolly
    Despite fewer juicy deals, Black Friday shoppers dutifully opened their wallets, and for the first time ever, online sales fell as crowds returned to stores. Holiday-hungry consumers spent $8.9 billion online Friday, according to Adobe Analytics. That was a slight drop from $9 billion last year.
  • Biden spotted in Nantucket shopping indoors without a mask despite sign mandating them

    11/27/2021 5:29:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Fox news ^ | 11/27/2021 | Andrew Mark Miller
    President Joe Biden was spotted shopping inside a store over the weekend without wearing a mask which he has repeatedly urged Americans to wear. The president was seen inside Murray’s Toggery Shop on the island of Nantucket Saturday with his mask around his neck and not covering his mouth despite a visible sign outside the door instructing patrons to wear a mask
  • Chris Cuomo goes wreath shopping after bashing Christmas, ‘woke folks’

    11/26/2021 12:36:50 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/26/2021 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Ho ho, no … Cuo! CNN anchor Chris Cuomo did some wreath shopping after trashing Christmas in a Thanksgiving rant about holidays and cancel culture pushed by “woke folks.” Cuomo, spotted Thursday loading some wreaths into his car’s trunk in Amagansett, had said earlier on his Sirius radio podcast that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday, though he fumed that “woke people” are ruining it for him — and that Dec. 25 isn’t one of his faves.
  • Target Dodges Looting By Hanging JCPenney Sign

    11/25/2021 1:02:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 24, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In a genius move to deter looters, a local Target store has disguised itself as a JCPenney. "We got tired of getting completely ransacked every time something happened in the news, so we decided to do something about it," said Store Manager Andy Boreschnoz. "To our knowledge, no one has ever shown interest in looting anything from a JCPenney, so we put up this very convincing banner." Executives from JCPenney disputed the claim, insisting that everyone loves their products. "Looters come from all around the world to loot our quality merchandise," said JCPenney's CEO Marc Rosen. "Please looters!...
  • WATCH: San Francisco’s Union Square Hit by ‘Horrible’ Looting <Breitbart>

    11/22/2021 6:07:40 AM PST · by SES1066 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2021 | Joel E Pollak
    Massive looting in San Francisco’s central Union Square on Friday evening led local police to limit car access to the plaza, which is the centerpiece of the downtown area and one of the most popular tourist destinations on the cable car route. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that gangs of looters emptied out high-end stores the night before, including Louis Vuitton. ...San Francisco has been at the forefront of left-wing cities in “criminal justice reform” and police reform. Earlier this year, the mayor announced that the city would redistribute over $100 million from law enforcement to projects aimed at...
  • Grocery store shelves aren't going back to normal this year (The Before Times)

    10/11/2021 10:30:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 10 2021 | Nathaniel Meyersohn
    If you hoped grocery stores this fall and winter would look like they did in the Before Times, with limitless options stretching out before you in the snack, drink, candy and frozen foods aisles, get ready for some disappointing news. Many of the country's biggest food makers are telling grocers that they will have limited quantities of a number of their products, including items such as Rice Krispies Treats, Sour Patch Kids, some Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors, McCormick gourmet spices and Marie Callender's pot pies because of labor, commodity and transportation constraints throttling supply chains, according to emails...
  • Please Explain. Exactly Why Do We Have a Shipping Crisis?

    10/04/2021 3:52:37 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 222 replies
    10.04.21 | Chickensoup
    Please Explain. Exactly Why Do We Have a Shipping Crisis?
  • Supply Chain Problems May Foil Your Holiday Shopping Plans

    08/29/2021 11:20:57 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 39 replies ^ | Aug 26, 2021, 2 | Kelly Anne Smith
    Covid-19 has disrupted supply chains for the past year and a half. We’ve seen shortages of our favorite things, from ketchup to coffee—but many people hoped that with vaccinations and the world reopening, those woes were behind us. The Delta variant has other plans that could upend the holiday shopping season. Countries at the heart of retail manufacturing, such as Vietnam and Indonesia, are being swept away by surges of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus. Popular clothing and shoe brands with factories in these countries, including Nike and Gap, are scrambling to find alternative solutions. These...
  • Grocery delivery, once a luxury, is becoming a mainstay of American life

    08/13/2021 7:30:25 AM PDT · by deport · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 10, 2021 | Leticia Miranda
    “Most grocers didn’t view delivery that seriously pre-pandemic,” said James Cook, director of retail research with the global commercial real estate and professional services firm Jones Lang LaSalle. “But the demand for online grocery skyrocketed and that includes both delivery and click and collect.” By the end of August 2020, more than 32,100 restaurants had closed, with roughly 61 percent of them permanently. At the same time, cooking at home underwent a cultural renaissance. Walmart U.S. e-commerce sales grew 69 percent between 2019 and 2020, according to the company’s annual report. Its new Walmart+ loyalty program includes free delivery. Kroger’s...
  • Now You See Why They Had “Essential And Non Essential”

    08/06/2021 12:33:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/05/21 | The Hard Hat Intellectual
    Now you see why they had “essential and non essential”
  • Fauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall

    05/13/2021 8:57:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/21 09:47 PM EDT | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said Thursday that schools in the fall should be open “full blast” five days a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 resume life without masks or other restrictions. When asked by host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” if he agreed with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and the president of the American Federation of Teachers that schools in the fall should be 100 percent open and in-person five days a week, Fauci said he did. “Yeah. I...