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"Tomatoes - $5.00/lb at my local Waldbaum's (for the vine-ripened), and peppers of all colors are really expensive too!"

I paid twice last year for our turkey. I hope tomato and pepper prices are temporary, because of hurricanes, but worried. Substantial increase in medical co-pay coming in January. But be happy. Prices on Plasma TVs are expected to plummet.

We've said before, the CPI is an abstract measure that does not reflect costs for essentials. I also keep wondering if CPI looks at list price or actual price. One thing I've noticed at the supermarket is not just that prices on meat, fruit, and vegetables are up, but that the frequency of sales is down.
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