Monday, August 29, 2011

One Tin Can at a Time

Why can’t something be done about the deceitful marketing that is going on? It’s a form of fraud, one tin can at a time. Soup cans and ice cream containers must have anorexia. They keep getting smaller, but the cost is the same. This also applies to cereal boxes, and almost everything you can think of. Cereal makers just put less cereal in the box. The ounces in a container of Orange Juice will vary per brand. Toilet paper is more narrow and less paper on a roll and also a larger cardboard roller.
Exactly how does this fraud differ from the early days when the grocer put his thumb on the scale while measuring your crackers or whatever you were buying. They called them charlatan’s back then. At least they would do their fraud right in front of you. Today they sit behind their big desks and cook up new ways to defraud us out of our money.  They probably have big board meetings and discuss it and come up with new deceitful ways to take our money.
 Do they think the general public is just too stupid to notice and if we do notice, what can we do about it. Their defense is, if they put the correct amount or measurement on the container then it is not their problem. If they are not trying to cheat us, why change the size of the product? I suppose they think we won’t buy it if they raise the price. Let that be our choice. The gas companies charges more and we still buy it. It would be the same with food.  Eggs and meat are about the only thing they haven’t figured out a way to deceive us with. I suppose they could make an egg container that would only hold 10 eggs. Charge the same price for it of course. It’s the same as cutting off the top of the blanket and sewing it on the bottom to make it longer.
Marketers wake up and smell the roses and may you get a thorn stuck in your nose.


Lets put the ice cream in the soup can.







4 comments:

Stephanie Frieze said...

We've noticed that, too. It started a long time ago when candy bars started getting smaller, but the prices remained the same. If it weren't for unit pricing (and some things are exempt for some reason) I'd spend all my time calculating while I'm shopping. I do a lot anyway because sometimes the things "on sale" are actually cheaper in smaller packages which makes NO SENSE! Shopping is now an expedition.

Lorrene said...

Yes, Stephanie going to the store has become a challenge. Sometime they do raise the prices or they will very soon. They are making something on it or they wouldn't be doing it.

Odie Langley said...

It is depressing to see these things happening and at the same time you feel powerless to do anything about it except refuse to buy the smaller container. I hope lots of people read this and get mad enough to make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Yes I just told Jess the other day that the crackers are in a smaller box,and the crackers are smaller.Even the ritz crackers are smaller too. They think we are stupid then they still raise the price.