The can of Barbasol at the Dollar Tree has gotten consistently smaller over the years. Last time I needed to buy some, they had the old 6 oz can on the shelf next to the new 5 oz can. After thinking about it for 5 seconds, I bought one 6 oz can rather than stock up. I value my bathroom drawer space at more than four cents per ounce of shaving cream.
Depending on what type of toothpaste you get (assuming $4), you are valuing your drawer space as less than saving 9 cents per ounce of toothpaste.
side note: I’ve never heard the word “schnarf” before. According to Urban Dictionary, it means to spray one’s drink out of one’s nose as the result of sudden laughter
Agreed. Companies like Colgate, though, are buoyed by the too easy acceptance of their shenanigans and deplorable conduct by people like you. Your resignation is to the point you prefer to vent scorn on their critics instead of the perpetrators themselves.
And mind you, I’m not discounting the possibility you could be a shareholder benefitting from such misbehavior. I am NOT!
You’re attributing much to me that simply isn’t true. I prefer to spend most of my time on matters that I can actually do something about. You, on the other hand, frequently appear to create drama out of mere nothings.
Google “drama queen” - “a person who habitually responds to situations in a melodramatic way.” Google “melodramatic” - “characteristic of melodrama, especially in being exaggerated, sensationalized, or overemotional.”
And I find a glaring disconnect between the large sums of money you claim you’re making with your special brand of MS that you refuse to disclose any hints about, and this irrational need to stock up on a year’s worth of toothpaste because of point 7 ounces less.
Disclaimer: I don’t practice MS, but have no quarrel with those who do. I’m primarily a fixed income investor. I have a portfolio of mainly individual bonds. Lately I’ve branched out into fixed income ETFs - mainly corporate bonds, preferred stocks, and high dividend stocks. I have no idea if I own Colgate at the moment and don’t really feel like looking into it right now. I doesn’t matter to me if I do or don’t. Also, I switched from Colgate toothpaste years ago. I used to like the taste, but it changed, so I have no doubt that formulas change from time to time.
Is it deplorable or are we just assuming ill intent? Seems just as likely to be their customers’ preference. With something like Colgate toothpaste, I can guarantee they have run multiple surveys and focus groups to determine whether their customers would rather the nominal price stay the same and the quantity decrease or the price increase and keep the same quantity. Even 2% a year inflation adds up over several years.
You still have an option of buying larger unit sizes. Toothpaste seems to last forever, dunno when I last bought some. Checked and the tubes of Colgate I have are 8.0 oz. And it was either a 3 or 4-pack from Costco.
Blue Bell is still a half gallon. Consequently, in the store it usually costs ~$7 for a half gallon of Blue Bell or under $4 for a 3-pint of Dreyer’s. Not that relevant where I am as HEB gives Dreyer’s no shelf space (they’re ruthless on pushing their high quality store brands, so Dryer’s only gets the IP branded batman/superman/etc and that’s all.), but HEB’s own brands and other brands are also all around 3 pints.
But at walmart and other stores, the prices are similar for Dryer’s vs Blue Bell.
I don’t think its that uncommon for people to be cheapskates all their lives yet end up relatively wealthy but still continue to be cheapskates. When someone is a real cheapskate for several decades it can be a natural result for them to pile up a lot of the money that would otherwise be spent. Then by the time 4-5 decades of that has gone by they’re net worth is looking good but being a cheapskate is so ingrained they don’t change the behaviors.