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Old 03-03-2023, 09:36 AM   #1441
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Where the hell does this crap stop?

Went to pay my insurance today... Policy renew time... Up $312 over last year. They say "Well the cost of claims has risen significantly and the cost of vehicles and parts has risen... blah blah... and if you look at other insurance companies and their rising rates, we're not going up as much as them". I get it but Judas Priest... my wife hasn't had a raise in over a year ... and it was a dollar... a f#@k!ng dollar!

And at the grocery... Jesus. I dunno how it is that there is nothing in place to put some kind of brakes on this insanity but I can't even afford a weeks worth of meals anymore.. much less snacks each week. And that's buying almost all off-brand/ store brand goods and coming home with hardly anything to put in the fridge/ pantry.

Fifty six years and I've NEVER seen prices on just about everything so out of control. Must just be me though because I swear... brand new decked-out TRD's and F250s, and high-end sedans as far as I can see. Dunno how people are able to be driving $70k vehicles these days. I haven't even been able to afford to do a much needed brake job on my wife's car for the past few months. Even a $20 HH motor is out of reach these days.

I'm just so damn sick of being squeezed at every turn.. rant over
I hear ya and I have had enough too! Sad what has become of this great country! I'm not sure how families with multiple kids are able to afford living these days. Luckily my kids are grown now and it is only the wife and I living in our home. This shit needs to end ASAP!


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Listening to the Prez and the Cackles, the Constantly High VP try to tell me they've lowered our utility bills is utter fantasy land. We're governed by unserious people with no basis in realty. Until that changes, expect the screwing to continue.
This IS the problem! Them in the high castle that pretend to be in charge are living in the F--king twilight zone and we Americans are paying the price for their incompetence!
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Old 03-04-2023, 08:31 AM   #1442
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Those who voted for this scumbag are just as much to blame.
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Old 03-04-2023, 09:06 AM   #1443
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I get all this way too well.

We live pretty modest based on our income. But thankfully I saw this coming. I knew during covid and especially when the results of the last presidential election came in exactly where we were headed and I called it right.

Sad thing is while we were staying with the wife's parents when we moved back to this area while getting situated and house hunting we paid for all groceries. Before and during initial covid. Bought a house and now we spend as much if not more just for the 4 of us for groceries and we were feeding 2 more adults plus when people came over back then.

If it wasn't for the fact my wife has gotten 15% in raises in the last 2 yrs and me about 25% between promotion and raises we'd be living no better than we were before moving here for new jobs.

Problem is this isn't going to change, not going to get "better" other than the rate of inflation may go back to normal. But prices aren't ever going to come back down cause population as a whole just pisses away money anyways. Only way things will really change is if people start flat out refusing to pay the insane prices for everything.

Government is only part of the problem and a pretty small part of it. The problem is people complaining but not taking real action like holding their money and going "cancel culture" on the companies pulling the bs. Along with voting using their brains, not whatever the TV tells them will make them a better person that week (goes for both sides, not just one)

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Old 04-01-2023, 07:27 PM   #1444
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Very annoyed...

I ordered a custom electronics product off of one of our best small-business vendors. I have done this sort of business with him before, and he really is a great guy to work with... This rant IS NOT about this vendor...

This vendor is VERY responsive, and it took two days between getting the money for the product, to customizing it for me, to getting it into the mail. Then I wait... As stated, I have done business with this guy before and normally receive the product in just a couple of days. After about 10 days after he said it was in the mail I start to get worried. I love living in this area, but the postal system here, for some reason, is jackf**kedretarded. Packages will arrive at the local hub, the get sent to Seattle, San Francisco, or even Denver, then get sent back. Sometimes this trip is made several times before the package gets on the correct truck. Finally, 12 days after it was put in the mail it arrives at my local post office.

There was a package slip in my box this morning (post office is open from 11-12 on Saturdays). With a little bounce in my step I walk up to the counter and hand the slip to the postal worker. She retrieves the package and needs to scan it, but it is not scanning and has to get another scanner. With package still out of reach I can see it does not seem quite right. What I ordered isn't terribly big, but there should be a noticeable bulge in the padded envelope, and I am not seeing any. Finally the bar-code scans and she hands me the envelope... There is a sticker on the package saying that it was inspected by customs, and the bottom of the envelope is cut open... and there is nothing in side.

I show the envelope to the postal worker and tell her there is nothing inside, and that it has been cut open. She, and the post master, both of which have proven themselves equally worthless, say there is nothing they can do except give me a phone number to call. I ask if there are any notes on the package in the computer, the post master tells me that I should have brought the open envelope to their attention before the package was scanned because they cannot look at its information anymore.

Needless to say, I am a very unhappy camper. The vendor, who is as prudent as he is professional insured the electronics, so hopefully he can get the money back. But, who knows how long that will take.

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Old 04-06-2023, 08:21 AM   #1445
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Are people selling on eBay high?!

After seeing OSRC’s Telluride build, I got the itch to build something similar while leaving my Telluride as a pseudo scale trail truck. So searching eBay for a brushed Stampede 4x4 that is used, partially parted out, or some only nets vehicles that are comparable in price to a brand new, RTR truck from A-Main with full electronics, including batteries. Are people actually buying at prices like that or do eVay sellers have Vintage Mopar Syndrome and thing that they gave gold on their shelves?!
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Old 04-06-2023, 08:58 AM   #1446
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Are people selling on eBay high?!

After seeing OSRCís Telluride build, I got the itch to build something similar while leaving my Telluride as a pseudo scale trail truck. So searching eBay for a brushed Stampede 4x4 that is used, partially parted out, or some only nets vehicles that are comparable in price to a brand new, RTR truck from A-Main with full electronics, including batteries. Are people actually buying at prices like that or do eVay sellers have Vintage Mopar Syndrome and thing that they gave gold on their shelves?!

I think some of it comes down to eBay completely bending sellers over on fees.

Iím not sure how regular small business type stores can afford to sell there anymore.


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Old 04-24-2023, 05:31 PM   #1447
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I just got off the phone with FEDEX... Not only did I use every sailor word I know, but I made a few up just for this occasion...

If you need assistance that is beyond the canned responses the computer expects, or, if you REALLY need to talk with a human, standby for some good times... If a heart attack was in my immediate future, I would have had it while I was trying to navigate their phone system... And, after so many tries of not being able to help you, FEDEX's phone system will hang up on you...
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