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The most expensive bag of chips I ever had

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Steve W, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    At a local road side drug store, in beautiful Denali, Alaska. Not inside National Park, or any resorts.

    @$9.49 per bag of Lays chip.

    Banana was @$1.15 a piece, apple was @$1 each. It was one of those moments that I just want it. :)
     
  2. Setterman

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    equipment cost + fuel + insurance + O&P
     
  3. grntitan

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    Be my luck I'd bite the bullet and buy 'em and they would be stale.
     
  4. CharlieAMA

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    Damn, what does a drink cost up there?
     
  5. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    That's not mis-marked, I paid it, no sale tax.

    16.9 oz bottled water was $1.99, small blueberry muffin was 3.50 Mind you, this was not a shop inside a 5 star hotel, it's a roadside drug store at Denali Park, Alaska.
     
  6. kenf

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    To think I get wound up about paying that for a cheeseburger and fries. Wow.
     
  7. hmb

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    Did you have to wait in line to pay for it? HMB
     
  8. chuckie68

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    Banana was @$1.15 a piece, apple was @$1 each. It was one of those moments that I just want it. :)

    GEEZ.....in Michigan Honeycrisp apples run $3.99 a pound. You don't have to go all the way to Alaska to get robbed!

    Chuck
     
  9. oz

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    I remember 40 or so years ago the price of an egg in Alaska was $1.00. I guess it's the shipping. I would guess that fish is cheap there
     
  10. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    definitely tourist dollars. They have to truck/train EVERYTHING into that area and even bring in the people to work. Almost nobody lived there. That park is only open from mid may till mid september and then they close for the winter. gas is 425 a gallon and they only have a couple of stores and they are ALL for the tourist. stuff is really expensive there. Breakfast at the hotel was 12 dollars--cereal, juice or 18 dollars for the buffet.
     
  11. Auctioneer

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    You all have to remember something. There in Alaska things are either flown in or shipped in. That is a big cost either way.

    You didn't check the milk price. A gal of milk was close to $10.00.
     
  12. Catpower

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    That isn't bad one time in 1972 I got in a drunken barracks brawl over a $.10 bag of tater chips and it cost me and the other GI about $600 to pay for the damage we did to the barracks
     
  13. wolfram

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    You wanted it, they had it. Greenbacks don't taste very good anyway.

    Scary part is prices like that could happen in mainstream USA virtually overnight. So spend that cash while it still gets you something - even if it is a ten dollar bag of chips.
     
  14. 90Tshooter

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    I have a coworker with relation in Alaska. Everything is expensive up there. Auctioneer has it right, everything has to be shipped in or flown in. My coworker said his relation makes $100K a year and it takes all of it just to make ends meet.

    Joe
     
  15. Brian in Oregon

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    And I thought the concessions in Yellowstone were bad.
     
  16. cubancigar2000

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    Yes, We were just up there in July. When you go to Denali, it is 140 miles bewtween gas stations and gas up by the Denali highway was $479 for regular. A gallon of Milk in Anchorage was almost $9
     
  17. shot410ga

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    Cost of goods and salaries are both relative to where you live. A 500 Sq ft condo in San Francisco or NYC cost $750,000, but eggs cost $1.15 a dozen.
     
  18. Bill T

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    I watched that cable show, "Alaska State Troopers". I was shocked just how much crime and drug use is in that state. They have more no goods per capita than New York City.
     
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    WOW - Now I know where The ATA is getting their price structure!
     
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