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  Reply # 1685201 9-Dec-2016 11:48
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Might have mentioned this before (and its not a small thing its a biggy) - everything shrinking. Cadburys 250g to 220g to 200g. Pasta sauce 575g to 500g, packets of fish we buy cos proper stuff is so expensive, etc, etc. Also New World mince pies that went from $6.99 to $7.49 to $9.49 in a month or two, how much is inflation exactly ?

 

 

 

Admittedly this might be because I'm cheap. No, that can't be it.......





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  Reply # 1685206 9-Dec-2016 11:58
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Might have mentioned this before (and its not a small thing its a biggy) - everything shrinking. Cadburys 250g to 220g to 200g. Pasta sauce 575g to 500g, packets of fish we buy cos proper stuff is so expensive, etc, etc. Also New World mince pies that went from $6.99 to $7.49 to $9.49 in a month or two, how much is inflation exactly ?

 

 

 

Admittedly this might be because I'm cheap. No, that can't be it.......

 

 

 

 

can't have inflation with shrinkage





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  Reply # 1685212 9-Dec-2016 12:02
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Well true. The inflation bit was to do with the price going up so much on the pies, not the shrinking items. Did kind of change the subject a bit I guess.....





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  Reply # 1685213 9-Dec-2016 12:03
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Capers reminds me of anchovies, and I have some serious grizzles about packaging of those:

 

They come in small cans which cost almost as much as small jars, very annoying if you only want a few fillets for a salsa verde or whatever.  The jars all have crimped-seal metal lids, once opened by twisting, they don't seal again properly.  The jars seem like good value until you open them, the manufacturers have perfected packing the fillets in around the edge of the jar - with a hole in the middle filled with oil.  The jars also have a very small base, so tip over easily, and due to the lack of a good seal, when they do fall over, very stinky anchovy oil drips everywhere.


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  Reply # 1687297 13-Dec-2016 19:17
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Westpac has now informed me for the fifth time that I will no longer receive paper statements. This is despite turning off paper statements years ago.


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  Reply # 1687301 13-Dec-2016 19:23
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Westpac has now informed me for the fifth time that I will no longer receive paper statements. This is despite turning off paper statements years ago.

 

 

Out of the blue Citibank have just started sending me paper statements again, after years of online only. And to make it worse they charged me a $2 fee for printing a paper statement!!





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  Reply # 1687303 13-Dec-2016 19:26
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Westpac has now informed me for the fifth time that I will no longer receive paper statements. This is despite turning off paper statements years ago.

 

 

How? By snail mail or email?


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  Reply # 1687309 13-Dec-2016 19:42
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Three by email and two by snail.

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  Reply # 1687390 13-Dec-2016 21:45
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Real Estate agents who proudly display the branding and logo of the company they work for all over their publicity and business cards, but then use an Xtra email address. Do they have no idea who unprofessional that looks?


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Real Estate agents who proudly display the branding and logo of the company they work for all over their publicity and business cards, but then use an Xtra email address. Do they have no idea who unprofessional that looks?

 

 


Errr...no. They are estate agents: professional is not a word to applied to them.






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The fact that TV remote units do not have backlit buttons...






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  Reply # 1687396 13-Dec-2016 21:52
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The size of Pringles is now so small you almost need tweezers to pick them up....shame on food manufacturers....


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  Reply # 1687426 13-Dec-2016 23:08
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Geektastic:

 

The fact that TV remote units do not have backlit buttons...

 

 

My Logitech Harmony does





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  Reply # 1687443 13-Dec-2016 23:20
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Geektastic:

The fact that TV remote units do not have backlit buttons...



My Panasonic has back lit buttons




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  Reply # 1687444 13-Dec-2016 23:24
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The fact that TV remote units do not have backlit buttons...

 



My Panasonic has back lit buttons

 

 

 

My Sony does not. And should.






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