OK, so lets talk…
Do Manufacturers actually think we were born yesterday? With, maybe, NOT an observant bone in our bodies! I have been buying Quilted Northern Toilet Tissue for a very long time because when I started buying it there was quality and the price per square sheet was the best compared to all the other brands. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still like the quality of the toilet tissue and still purchase Northern.
It is just that I really resent the CON. Go up on the price, that is normal and I can handle that. Being up front and honest about a price change doesn’t bother me. What bothers me is that whoever works for Northern Marketing thinks they are slick when they get double the money by making the cardboard roll, that holds the tissue, larger too! I measured an older cardboard tube and it measured approximately 44 centimeters then I measured the new cardboard tube and that measured approximately 47 centimeters!
In my book they may not be getting double the total price (I haven’t measured the sheets lost.) but to give less per roll and go up on the cost sure isn’t hurting their net profit!
Example: Back in the day there used to be small, medium and large eggs. Manufacturers realized that the small eggs weren’t selling as well so they reclassified the eggs to medium, large and extra-large. And then came the JUMBO. Ha ha ha, a chicken can only lay an egg just so big. Get it any bigger and you will get a goose egg!!! Then think about it…. What happened to the small egg? They are still there but now they are called mediums. When was the last time you saw “small” eggs for sale at a grocery?
Think about it big manufacturing boys, we buyers do know what your up to. I would just prefer you be upfront and honest and just put the higher price on your products. Don’t use the little increment cons.
Don’t get me started on canned products, those guys are just as bad! BP is going down now. Have a great day.