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Why Is Milk So Damn Expensive?  
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

I went to a local mart to get some milk, you know, for my morning coffee. Well, hippie cash register dude rings the bitch up - $2.19 for a friggin half-gallon (1.89L). Hold the phone! Where the hell did this excessive price gouging come from? Now I got to pay for his goddamn hydroponics?!?!

I usually shop at a bigger supermarket and buy gallon sizes, so the prices are somewhat lower per unit. Imagine my shock and dismay when I saw the price flash up on the register.  Sad

I mean, the gas price at the same gas station was $1.92 per GALLON. That makes milk more that 2x more than gas. What a scam!  Pissed

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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Here in Chicago area average $3.29 a gallon of Milk. But I went to CVS drug store same brand milk is $2.69/gal. I don't know why milk are so expenisve! Governments are crazy about money because they like to take taxes more after you purchase high price.


User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3726 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

In Tunisia you can buy the same quantity for only one (1) USD,and it's a dairy,and not industrial,milk,and it happens that i milk the cow myself...soooooo wide and natural !!!

User currently offlineCommander_Rabb From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 771 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

Did you ever try milking a cow yourself? Money well spent I'd say.

Udderly unmoved.

User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

Consider where you bought it. At a grocery store you might have paid that for a gallon but you went to a CONVIENCE store. They pride themselves on being convient, not cheap. They have much lower volume so in order to make a profit they have to charge more.

User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3883 times:


Whoeheartedly off-topic here, but do Americans really say convience store, and not convenience, or am I reading your post wrong?! I never knew that!

Wow, you learn something new every day. That's amazing  Smile

More on-topic, think about the expensive machinery, the conditions that cows have to be transported in (better than humans), the rigorous health controls (eg cleaning the farms etc) and then processing the milk, ensuring it is safe to drink... you have to pay the farmer, his dinner, his kids, his family, the cow's food, the vet looking after the cow, the guy who comes to pick up the milk, the fuel for the tanker, the people who receive the truck, the processing, the bottling, the distribution, the profit these people charge...

It adds up!

I personally find milk disgusting. Drink water!

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3882 times:

It's all relative...Priced any Beef, Pork or Poultry let alone produce lately? It's freakin' enough to make you want to drink!  Big grin At least the price of that hasn't gone up too much.  Big grin

Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Startvalve is correct. Convenience stores gouge you on everything. Except for one selected item. Usually, they'll sell one staple super-cheap to draw customers in. As luck would have it, the one by me sells milk cheap. $1.99 per GALLON. Good stuff, too. Soaks right into chocolate-chip cookies. Milk shouldn't cost you $4.38/gallon, dude. That's bullshit! (Well, cowpiss actually HOYHOY).

"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

ok off topic response to a previous off topic posting from GoAround

I did not use spell check on that post, my spelling is typically pretty good but I do make mistakes if you found an error my bad.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21629 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

We´re just used to paying basically nothing for food and being gouged on rent, fuel and technical gadgets. In most cases, we don´t even know the real prices of food any more!

Decades of subsidies have made the consumer prices a complete joke (not just, but especially in Europe and the USA) - we´re basically paying our income taxes for our food. Crazy!

I´d prefer to have lower taxes and realistic (higher) food prices, if I had the choice...

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