Cost increases not just the result of shipping

Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007

Price gouging does happen in Juneau. For example, gasoline at the cheapest place has been $3.35 per gallon, but according to news reports in the Lower 48, prices have dropped to $2.78 per gallon.

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At a local grocery store, one can of jellied cranberries that in December 2006 sold for about $1.19, now sells for $1.89. How can 70 cents be justified?

All the increased costs cannot be blamed on shipping charges.

Janet Coffin


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