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Raise the price of reduce the product size?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by RAD, Mar 7, 2011.

Increase the price or reduce the size/content?

  1. Reduce the size/content of a product and not raise the price

    0 vote(s)
  2. Keep the size/content of the product the same and raise the price

  3. I don't care either way

  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Yeah, but now you have a perfect 50/50 mix for screwdrivers. :lol:

    I just wonder how long before 2-liter soft drinks become 2 quarts. :eek2:
  2. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    I think it's very deceptive. I think the products should be packaged back in the standard units from years ago. Coffee, candy, etc all used to be in one pound containers, but now are down to 11 to 13 ounces. Means more trips to the store and more wasted packaging.
  3. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    If one or the other has to happen, I would vote for keeping the price the same and reducing the size as it's more appealing psychologically.
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    They go in all directions at the same time.

    We have candy bars today in a much larger size than when they were originally introduced... we also have bite sized versions of those candies.

    I don't care if they raise the price, lower the portion, or some combination thereof... as long as the net weight is on the package and the price is on the package... I can do the math in my head and decide if it is worth the purchase.
  5. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    I wouldn't pay that much if it were ME eating it.

    I'm waiting for them to start selling gasoline by the litre.
  6. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    I noticed the "New Larger Size" half gallon ice cream at Safeway as well This was about the same time everyone, including Safeway, had reduced the size from 1.75 quarts to 1.5 quarts.
    Classic call to the Jimmy Dean complaint line after Jimmy Dean went from 16oz rolls to 12oz rolls.
    Mr. Taylor must be happy because Jimmy brought back the 16oz roll.
  7. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    It won't be long and a box of GSC Thin Mints will have 8 cookies and still cost $4.
  8. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    Apr 5, 2006
    Yeah, I don't care either way...I'll find something else to spend my stupid money on and it won't be any different, just a thing really. :)
  9. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I was in this situation, my dog didn't react well to normal foods, got ear infections. Once we put him on a fish & sweet potato food, he was much improved. Of course it was a lot more, about the same price as his.

    Fortunately the chain I got it from posted their sales for the year at once and his food many times lasted to the next sale.

    Companies try to hide reductions too much. They market it like a benefit "New slimmer container" or something. They need to make it obvious that it's smaller, or just raise the price.
  10. lee635

    lee635 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 17, 2002
    With these prices for gasoline, you would think that they could drop the ".9" cents. :(

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