Inflation reduction act.

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 8, 2022 - 5:49pm

Prolly will increase inflation.

All I know is ebikes aren't in it, and I'm irritated. Scaredy can't catch a damn break. I would've bought a cargo ebike for Costco runs, but now fuck it, ill hold off.

Submitted by gzz on August 9, 2022 - 5:57pm.

Next time you are in San Diego, check out the Costco Business Center on Convoy. It is a familiar but different experience. Parking is much easier, and their walk in freezer section is huge and you can pretend you are in a Michigan winter for 5 minutes while you check out their frozen meats.

And if you are into retail history, the Costco on Morena Blvd that Mitt Romney used to shop at is the oldest one in the USA. It wasn't the first Costco however, it was a Price Club that is older than any other existing Costco.

Submitted by Hobie on August 9, 2022 - 7:14pm.

Ahh yes, your post only brings back memories that I should have purchased Price Club back in the day. I still have my original Price Club Card!

Submitted by flyer on August 10, 2022 - 12:30am.

Agree, lots of memories. Sol Price was a friend of the family. Lots of people thought it wouldn't fly, but my parents took their chances, and it worked out. So many great people helped build this city, and to have known them and their families as a kid, and as lifelong friends, along with the history they made, has been very interesting. Nice to see how San Diego has evolved, but the good old days were also fantastic here.

Submitted by Coronita on August 10, 2022 - 6:25am.

Lol, when I first moved here in 96, I went to the Morena costco to buy a Sony Trinitron tv. It was cheaper than the tv I bought but canceled from Good Guys in UTC.. The salesman from Good Guys was pissed....lol

I got you guys all beat. I recently bought tires...

Not from Costco... Done that
Not from Tirerack.com Done that several times...

But get this...
This time I bought tires from... Amazon.....because they were the cheapest for the exact tires I needed to run on an AWD car that requires matching tread.

https://www.amazon.com/Hankook-Ventus-co...

Actually, amazon just places an order from Simpletire.com. But the price ends up lower than if you order direct from Simpletire.com

If there's 2 retail stores I'd hold stock in for the long term, it's costco and amazon...Because even cheap ass me spends a fortune at Amazon and Costco....Which is why I carry the Costco Citibank Visa card and the Amazon Chase Card

A close 3rd would be Home Depot, lol.

I don't really shop anywhere else these days.

Costco has a few interesting home and auto stuff too. I got the saferacks from them and did a self install.

https://www.costco.com/saferacks-overhea...

And I also bought my pair of quick jacks through them.
https://www.costco.com/quickjack-5000tl-...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 10, 2022 - 7:20am.

gzz wrote:
Next time you are in San Diego, check out the Costco Business Center on Convoy. It is a familiar but different experience. Parking is much easier, and their walk in freezer section is huge and you can pretend you are in a Michigan winter for 5 minutes while you check out their frozen meats.

And if you are into retail history, the Costco on Morena Blvd that Mitt Romney used to shop at is the oldest one in the USA. It wasn't the first Costco however, it was a Price Club that is older than any other existing Costco.

I'm a vegan. I'd freak out in a meat locker.

Submitted by gzz on August 10, 2022 - 8:01am.

My most used card is Amex gold. 4% points on restaurants and grocery stores uncapped. I then convert to delta points which are worth about 1.4c when used for first class tix on the nonstop from SAN to Detroit, which I do annually for thanksgiving. So about 5.6%. The annual fee is made up for by the $1000+ welcome bonus. They also put $10 a month into your Uber account for either rides or food, but it doesn’t roll over.

Second best card IMO is the Wells Fargo 2% on everything card. It is slightly better than the other 2% cash back cards, easier redemption and higher welcome bonus.

Submitted by sdrealtor on August 10, 2022 - 8:40am.

Coronita wrote:
Lol, when I first moved here in 96, I went to the Morena costco to buy a Sony Trinitron tv. It was cheaper than the tv I bought but canceled from Good Guys in UTC.. The salesman from Good Guys was pissed....lol

I got you guys all beat. I recently bought tires...

Not from Costco... Done that
Not from Tirerack.com Done that several times...

But get this...
This time I bought tires from... Amazon.....because they were the cheapest for the exact tires I needed to run on an AWD car that requires matching tread.

https://www.amazon.com/Hankook-Ventus-co...

Actually, amazon just places an order from Simpletire.com. But the price ends up lower than if you order direct from Simpletire.com

If there's 2 retail stores I'd hold stock in for the long term, it's costco and amazon...Because even cheap ass me spends a fortune at Amazon and Costco....Which is why I carry the Costco Citibank Visa card and the Amazon Chase Card

A close 3rd would be Home Depot, lol.

I don't really shop anywhere else these days.

Costco has a few interesting home and auto stuff too. I got the saferacks from them and did a self install.

https://www.costco.com/saferacks-overhea...

And I also bought my pair of quick jacks through them.
https://www.costco.com/quickjack-5000tl-portable-car-lift-bundle.product.100833721.html

My favorite Uncle was the first to carry Sony TV's in America and their largest account/distributor for many years. Had a huge store on W 40th St with a warehouse a city block long less than 100 yards from where the ball drops in Times Square, Miss my uncle, he was a great man

Submitted by Coronita on August 10, 2022 - 8:52am.

I don't eat out enough to collect points on meals.

First of all, eating out is bad for your health.

Second, it's expensive and I can't afford to eat out. Well I can, but still.

Third, I'm not a foodie.

Submitted by gzz on August 10, 2022 - 12:31pm.

In general restaurants are not healthy, but sashimi, poke, salads without heavy dressing, and raw vegan items are all healthy. Thai food without rice, like an eggplant and chicken stir fry, is pretty healthy outside of the salt. Hawaiian can be healthy too if you skip the rice and mac salad and get just fish beef and chicken.

Foodiedom crept up on me gradually. Now I have 12 different types of vinegar. Partly this is from adopting a better diet, since it is more of a challenge to have delicious healthy food.

Submitted by flyer on August 10, 2022 - 10:54pm.

Like most people, love finding all of the best deals on everything, and since it's so simple to make comparisons on merchandise, credit cards, etc. we probably haven't paid full price for much of anything for decades.

As far as food goes, we're definitely foodies with gourmet tastes, and the sky's the limit, whether at home or when traveling, while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our kids were introduced to nutrition and fine dining at an early age, and have carried both on in their lives. It's definitely possible to strike a balance between the two.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 11, 2022 - 6:59pm.

I don't particularly like animals. I despise dogs. But in the last few years, I have been overwhelmed with compassion for how we treat animals for food. The idea of eating an animal in our society makes me feel like vomiting now. It's fucking disgusting what we do to other living creatures. I wouldn't drink a glass of milk if you paid me $50 nowadays. I can't even be around people eating burgers, though I've scarfed hundreds in my time.

Once you see you cannot unsee. It was the Buddhists in Escondido who changed me. If you eat mindfully, with full attention, contemplating all that went into the food, a bowl of oatmeal is a transcendent experience.

https://www.oprah.com/spirit/a-conversat...

Submitted by sdrealtor on August 11, 2022 - 7:03pm.

Im about to grill dry aged sirloin burgers and have a lovely cab in the decanter. I’m Dogsitting my daughters puppy and teaching her to catch a frisbee. Such joy in these simple pleasures. Guess i won’t invite you.

Submitted by an on August 11, 2022 - 7:08pm.

I can't stand eating vegetables. If I could be a carnivore, I would. But alas, our centuries of evolution say I can't, so I'm settling to eat vegetables sometimes.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 11, 2022 - 7:13pm.

sdrealtor wrote:
Im about to grill dry aged sirloin burgers and have a lovely cab in the decanter. I’m Dogsitting my daughters puppy and teaching her to catch a frisbee. Such joy in these simple pleasures. Guess i won’t invite you.

Dogs depress me. Bred to cater to our mental illness. Burgers...ack. I haven't had alcohol since Feb 2020. Pretty sure meat fish eggs dairy and booze are in my rearview mirror.

Anyone up for some organic dog meat? Elwood's sells the best in the USA. I think they're the only provider currently legal.....foodies love their free range pups. You can buy specific breed meat too. All humanely raised and slaughtered ..

https://www.elwooddogmeat.com/

Submitted by flyer on August 11, 2022 - 8:20pm.

That I could never do.

We eat tons of fresh salads, soups, breads, pizzas, casseroles, and veggies along with some meats, fish, eggs and other great foods, including oatmeal. My wife especially loves doing fantastic desserts--with everything fresh and homemade. When not dining out, we've been eating like this since the kids were young--all while still staying fit--but definitely best to enjoy foods that suit you and your family.

Submitted by sdrealtor on August 11, 2022 - 8:59pm.

Veggies suck unless from Chino farms. No compromise

Submitted by Myriad on August 11, 2022 - 11:40pm.

Well, if we're going to get govt spending, better that it's for infrastructure and investment rather than just giving people money to spend on stupid goods from China.

There's inflation, but I'm not seeing an overall 8% increase for purchases. But I'm fortunate that my housing costs are relatively fixed.

Based on my spreadsheet and 20 years of spending data, I'm pace for the same spending level as 2018/2019. (if I were to normalize probably would add 3% from 2019 - think I go out to eat a little less now).

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 12, 2022 - 12:09am.

Dog meat high end shepherd cuts are up 40 perc from last year

Submitted by flyer on August 12, 2022 - 6:40am.

Yes, Chino Farm is great, along with a few other places we like. So glad to have so many great options available.

Submitted by barnaby33 on August 12, 2022 - 8:14am.

It wasn't the first Costco however, it was a Price Club that is older than any other existing Costco.

Price Club bought Costco, but retained the name Costco. The store on Morena is the original Price Club!
Josh

Submitted by an on August 12, 2022 - 12:06pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
Dog meat high end shepherd cuts are up 40 perc from last year

I hear organic bitter melon beat it and went up 66% and organic durian is up a whopping 125%

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 12, 2022 - 12:25pm.

an wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:
Dog meat high end shepherd cuts are up 40 perc from last year

I hear organic bitter melon beat it and went up 66% and organic durian is up a whopping 125%

well, yeah, but meat is a necessity, like air and water. Can't live without a decent slab of dog meat every day. Unhealthy.

Submitted by an on August 12, 2022 - 12:47pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
an wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:
Dog meat high end shepherd cuts are up 40 perc from last year

I hear organic bitter melon beat it and went up 66% and organic durian is up a whopping 125%

well, yeah, but meat is a necessity, like air and water. Can't live without a decent slab of dog meat every day. Unhealthy.


But durian is soooooo good! Life wouldn't be worth living without some sweet and juicy durian.

Submitted by Coronita on August 12, 2022 - 12:58pm.

Fermented stinky tofu is relatively inflation proof. And it's easy to make outside, and great for that neighborly love.

Submitted by Coronita on August 12, 2022 - 1:03pm.

I think chicken feet went up by 66% too.

Submitted by an on August 12, 2022 - 1:07pm.

Coronita wrote:
Fermented stinky tofu is relatively inflation proof. And it's easy to make outside, and great for that neighborly love.

My kind of neighbor

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