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Old 16.01.2023, 10:37
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Theft is currently out of control in the US - some states have reduced the punishment to an extent where it isn't even worth the effort to arrest or prosecute. Employees at the stores don't want to stop the theft either because they are being paid minimum wage and don't want to risk putting themselves in physical danger for their corporate conglomerate employer. So the corporations impose locks on certain items ...

The real crime is in the profit taking from inflation.
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Old 16.01.2023, 10:42
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The real crime is in the profit taking from inflation.
Completely agree, I keep hoping it will all come to a head and people will fight back. For now, there are just copious videos of hood rats barging into stores and grabbing everything they can and everybody expects that of them.
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Old 16.01.2023, 10:44
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Theft is currently out of control in the US - some states have reduced the punishment to an extent where it isn't even worth the effort to arrest or prosecute. Employees at the stores don't want to stop the theft either because they are being paid minimum wage and don't want to risk putting themselves in physical danger for their corporate conglomerate employer. So the corporations impose locks on certain items ...
"In the US" - not sure that's fair. In large metropolitan areas with significant media presence, sure. I doubt small-town America is in the same boat.

Also, most business forbid their employees from interfering with shoplifters, thieves, and others suspected of committing crimes. I've read a lot of stories of "minimum wage heroes" stopping this crime or that, only to get fired for violating corporate policy. I expect this is because the corporation doesn't want to end up in court being sued by the suspected criminal, the employee, or both, if someone gets hurt.

But I agree, I would wager there is a strong correlation between large metropolitan areas, prosecution-light prosecutors, and explosions in petty (and not so petty) crime.
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Old 16.01.2023, 10:53
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Re: New year price increases

Not if you're De Niro
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Re: New year price increases

My barber increased his prices by 20%.
Considering he had kept them static for almost 05 years, it is understandable.
That said, 20% is still quite a high jump.
And considering the state of my head, it becomes quite an expensive luxury....
I am wondering if I can ask for a discount basis amount of time needed to trim the hedge on top..... LoL
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Many companies still had procurement contracts with "old" prices in 2022 that were entered in the years before. Now these old contract prices come off and the commodity price increases of 2022 fully come through.
... and yet logistic/shipping costs are decreasing. both UPS and DHL have signaled decrease in logistic costs.

price increases are here to stay
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My barber increased his prices by 20%.
Considering he had kept them static for almost 05 years, it is understandable.
That said, 20% is still quite a high jump.
And considering the state of my head, it becomes quite an expensive luxury....
I am wondering if I can ask for a discount basis amount of time needed to trim the hedge on top..... LoL



Shit, that's a bit rough, especially as i have at least 50% less hair than i did 20 years ago !
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