"End Of The World" Inflation: 47% In Six Months

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Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:39 | 1160105 BKbroiler
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What a waste of money.  You can buy an Ipad for the same price.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:40 | 1160198 euclidean
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for those who missed it, it's saying to go long costco. not too late either by the looks of it, revenues should be on the up for a while if they can sell at those prices!

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:12 | 1160339 66Sexy
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The inflation, most likely manufactured by corporate america to justify price increases, wont last.

People will be squeezed by high gas and food prices. ultimately, wages will not go up.

Corporations dependent on american consumers will die.

Deflation will happen in some aspects of the market place, like real estate, or stocks, or PM's, or other assets.


Tue, 04/12/2011 - 09:58 | 1161343 Fish Gone Bad
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If I bought the food, my kids would eat all the brownies first, making life-without-brownies a living hell.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:02 | 1162049 redrob25
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Costco's margin last year was 1.7%. If you think they are gouging you on prices, you are wrong. Most likely the price increases are reflection of their costs they just cannot cover up anymore. Retailers have been absorbing inflation for so long they can't do it anymore. Costco will likely be the first big retailer to break and potentially go broke.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 03:46 | 1168033 johan404
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Wrong. Real costs have been going up for a while. Central bank quantitative easing, peak oil, peak freshwater, climate change, natural disasters, population growth, economic growth in Asia, urbanization, soil erosion etc. are all putting huge strains on global resources and causing price increases. As somebody said before retailers are running on razor thin margins and may go broke unless they raise prices even further. You ain't seen nothing yet.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:49 | 1160245 Missing_Link
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I'm tellin' ya, it's Yellowstone.  There are people out there who know when it's gonna blow, and it won't be long now.


Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:53 | 1160464 string
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If that happens, 2 cans of fudge brownies ain't gonna be enuff.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 09:35 | 1161278 WeeWilly
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Hell, if Yellowstone blows I'll make my own fudge brownies!

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 02:32 | 1160721 Hook Line and S...
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Bison BBQ

...all we need is to plant tomato's and spices in and around the park, and they should come out just fine.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 06:09 | 1160848 ColonelCooper
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If you're planning for an economc collapse, buy storage food.  If you're planning for Yellowstone to go, you may as well buy hookers and coke because some food in the basement ain't gonna help much.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 10:04 | 1161355 Fish Gone Bad
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A creative person could use the food to lure in passing herds of hookers, looking to grase on fine Costco brownies.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 06:40 | 1160868 Moe Howard
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Why aren't we tapping the huge energy potential in geothermal at Jellystone? Seems to make more sense than wind or solar.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 07:37 | 1160940 TaxSlave
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They've been trying (and doing it) for years.  Like everything else, nothing is as easy as it sounds, and nature never, ever gives anything for free without taking back somewhere else.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 08:09 | 1161020 Cash_is_Trash
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Fuck... Iceland did geothermal and told the bankers to eat shit.

America #1

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 07:24 | 1160919 ArgentDawn
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Ugh... This place is infected with GLPtards...

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 09:07 | 1161184 jus_lite_reading
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That's why I bought my supplies early. Everything from potassium iodine to water filters to high calories Arabian saesame paste with a 5 year shelf life to the now mandatory guns 'n ammo and silver/gold stockpile. I don't need to worry about more than 5 years from now only because the global economy won't last that long.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:55 | 1160286 Camtender
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Did anyone consider economies of scale?

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:24 | 1160370 I am Jobe
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The big question is can you eat IPAD. Da Dudley seems to think so. I guess someone needs to shove it down his throat and see how it feel or shoudl I say what it tastes like.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 04:36 | 1160781 Math Man
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But it's still cheaper in terms of silver!

Better go dig it out of the bag yard and buy some more rations!

I knew I buried it for a good reason!  You can eat rations!

Looks like some one at Costco has been reading ZH and following the silver market.  They know the idiots will keep buying as long as it costs less in terms of silver.

The irony of this is that the survivalist demo is no different to Costco than any other American that shops at Costco...   adept at buying WAY more than they can use or need.

In this case, six months more....

Saving money by spending money...  it's the American way!

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 07:06 | 1160877 johnQpublic
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...but you dont have to wait for diaster to eat this stuff

you can have it as part of your normal stock of food in your pantry, and rotate it just like you would do with any other food that you bought on sale

five pounds of black beans at the store will cost 1.29 per one pound bag on sale

total cost 6.45

this way it runs 1.45 a pound and comes in a sealed bug proof can....balance that extra cost to the price of the tupperware that you would transfer the one pound bag to, and its a wash price wise

you could even cost average by putting the grocery store bags into the can to refill it

the DHS and Fema recommend at least 3 months of personal food storage

Mormon LDS calls for seven years of food storage


and, genius, if the food lasts, there is no such thing as having more food stored than you could use or need....unless you are measuring your lifespan in days

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:21 | 1165245 DosZap
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Meth Man,

Ever occured to you that a lot of folks HATE to go to any Supermarket, or Large outlets?.

The fewer trips per year the better for all.

TIME$$$$$,Fuel$$$$$$$$$$,Wear and Tear on Vehicles$$$$$$$.

Use your head.

Your sposed to be good at Math?

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:28 | 1160106 Mercury
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You know this just might be a marketing tactic.  Think of the target demo here.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:27 | 1160117 dark pools of soros
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was this one of those sponsored articles again??

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:31 | 1160126 Tyler Durden
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If it was sponsored it would say so. On the other hand, you can't eat food.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:40 | 1160184 Myzery
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This is a horrible basket of commodites to measure inflation with. It's 60% marketing. 


Now gold, copper, rice, cotton, corn, wheat, lumber, et. al. on the other hand....


P.S. and most of the sponsored articles have got to go.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:44 | 1160209 Tyler Durden
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We will be carefully checking the mail for your binding LOI to acquire a controlling equity stake.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:18 | 1160354 kengland
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TD=CB you cannot hide that style. FYI, Shelf reliance is shit. Tvp and not everything has a 25 year shelf life. For those interested, go to the latter day saints store.50k plus calories for 40.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 00:51 | 1160591 serotonindumptruck
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Bishop's storehouse, bitchez!

BTW, I'm not a Mormon.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:20 | 1160365 Crisismode
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Not a chance in hell.

First, consider the barter value of the lot(s) in question.

Second, consider the value of the equity stack versus the very same barter value.

Third, consider the amortized value of the food over the estimated life cycle.

And finally, consider the edibility of Costco stock certificates over their estimated dated consume by dates.

One would conclude that the correct analysis would discount the edibility of the stock certificates over the time value of the food's estimated life cycle and the resultant equation would be the equivalent of the discounted forward value of Ben's QEIII divided by the dehydrated rice-and-bean dinner juxtaposed with a gold-leaf-and-caviar-layered foie gras appetizer accompanied by a glass of 1947 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. No?

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:39 | 1160418 theopco
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Say good night, Gracie

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 00:03 | 1160485 Myzery
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I forgot that the concept of objective journalism is... only a concept.


If you actually landed Cosco that would be pretty awesome!


Tue, 04/12/2011 - 01:09 | 1160618 Mark McGoldrick
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We will be carefully checking the mail for your binding LOI to acquire a controlling equity stake.

Do I send the LOI to ZH or to Sprott?

In case Chumbawamba wants to make a bid and doesn't want to embarrass himself further, is there a PayDay loan operation near your office?

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 01:19 | 1160658 Richard Head
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Chumbawamba must have totally schooled you, as you seem obsessed with him.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 06:12 | 1160851 ColonelCooper
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Jesus, we get MethHead and the Kid Toucher all in one thread?

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:47 | 1160221 jeff montanye
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and gold, while tasty, also has a long shelf life.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:51 | 1160259 Missing_Link
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Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:21 | 1160369 samsara
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The trolls will next be picking apart your punctuation Tyler.

God they hate this medium. 

F'em Tyler, keep on, keeping on.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:51 | 1160459 blindman
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that depends on what your definition of the word food "is".!

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:16 | 1160352 yabyum
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ALL Survival food has gone up, or is unavailable due to demand. oth got several cases of dinty moore beef stew a .88 cent a can. Both are a "5" on taste. When saving up for barter town, put away a decent malbec, or? to wash it down. Supply and demand ,My Bitches!

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:26 | 1160107 captain_menace
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Sheesh.  Shelf-Reliance missed a total bundling opportunity here.

They could have included a year supply of toilet paper as well.  What goes in must come out.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:39 | 1160183 Twindrives
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Costco figured you could use your FRN's as asswipes, asswipe. 

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 04:26 | 1160780 Silver Alert
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That stuff tends to cause, um, blockages.  You get nicely packaged little bricks so you don't need toilet paper.  Unless you're looking to add some roughage.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 05:52 | 1160834 Bendromeda Strain
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Please tell me they're gently tapered. It's so alarming when the door slams.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:28 | 1160109 Joe Grannville
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"End of the World"


Joe: "Hey Tyler, how many times can the world end."

Tyler: "On this blog, count on at least twice a day."


Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:28 | 1160122 Tyler Durden
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Please send us a pic the next time you encounter a #10 can at a Goldman holiday (preferably with elves) party.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:35 | 1160141 Joe Grannville
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Not sure I follow you but when the elves removed their dunce caps at our Goldman Christmas party they had haircuts just like yours!

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 22:52 | 1160236 bob_dabolina
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That's so strange.

The elves we source look like Lloyd Blankfein when they remove their dunce caps.

They are even height appropriate.

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:11 | 1160338 Rahm
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Hey you stupid fat f#@K, you don't follow because you are a F%C<!n m^th@ F%C<!n D^mBa$$!  Tyler will rip your F%C<!n head off while singing the bagholder blues m^th@f#@k!

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 23:24 | 1160382 Hephasteus
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I've missed rahm on here.

Have you been busy busting kneecaps?

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