Ahmnodt Heare for President

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Getting it From All Over

I promised Hector from Buffalo that I would discuss further into his predicament over the rising cost and decreased quantity of rolling tobacco.  I did some research and came up with some interesting results:

The practice of decreasing quantity of a product started in the 1980s.  Inflation was a killer in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  People were moaning loudly about prices rising all of the time.  A few companies figured they would decrease the quantity of their products instead of raising their prices.  Cereal boxes were known for this practice.  Cereals that used to come in 1 lb. boxes.  They were soon appearing in 14.5 oz. boxes.  (They kept the boxes them size the same size in volume to make it appear that nothing has changed.)

Hector’s situation is a bit more severe.   There were two items being decreased (rolling paper by 20% and tobacco by 13%) and prices went up from $1.99 for 40 papers and .75oz of tobacco to $5.39 for 32 papers and .65oz of tobacco.  This means he has gone from $0.04975 for a .0373oz cigarette to paying $0.1684375 for a 0.0203125 cigarette.  This is paying more than triple for a smaller cigarette.

I could not find any phone numbers or e-mails for any of the roll-your-own tobacco companies.  I did find an address so I wrote a letter to whom it may concern.  I will post the letter and the reply as soon as I get a reply.

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July 19, 2010 - Posted by | campaign, commentary | , , , ,

2 Comments

  1. Wow,

    Hector must be really hurting if those prices are causing such an uproar from him. I didn’t think people even rolled their own cigarettes anymore!

    Comment by trishothinks | July 19, 2010

  2. It’s becoming popular again as they are cheaper than regular cigarettes. A pack of Marlboro’s cost $7.39 here or about 37 cents per cigarette.

    Comment by Ahmnodt Heare | July 20, 2010


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