We pay twice if plastic bags are banned
Back to Main MenuBusiness News HomeFront PorchIt Only MoneyOregon the EconomyPlaybooks ProfitsSilicon ForestWindow ShopStock Market ReportBusiness Public BlogBack to Main MenuVideos from the OregonianVideos from The Beaverton LeaderVideos from the Hillsboro ArgusVideos from The Forest Grove LeaderYour VideosWhen the major grocers decided to implement the self checkout system, I watched as the sheep lined up to use the new machines. They could get out of the store faster; what a great idea! These folks are not used to questioning anything. If they were, they might have asked if they get a discount for using the machines to check themselves out. The fact is that t insanity workout he price of the items insanity workout reflects the company’s expense to employ checkers and cashiers; the price you pay has the salary of the em insanity workout ployees included. But wait, if you are checking and cashiers aren’t, are you an employee?Now comes the paper vs. plastic scam. So they want to get rid of the plastic bags and allow you to pay 5 cents per bag if you don’t bring your own. Guess why you have never had to pay a grocer for the cost of the paper bag you groceries are packaged in. Because the cost of the paper bags is insanity workout reflected in the price of the items you are purchasing. In other words, you have already paid for the bag. It seems to me that folks in the timber industry as well as the grocery corporations just found another way to fill their pockets with your hard earned dollars.So let’s recap. You check out your own groceries and you pay extra for a bag, meanwhile you already paid for those services by simply shopping at that grocery store.
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