And from the “Doesn’t That Stink” file, all the grocery items jumping in price. Airfares are up, with last year’s $39 flights long gone. And rental car prices are spiking, with daily rates soaring to $200 a day in some vacation spots. Don’t Waste Your Money: Furniture Delivery Delays
Don’t Waste Your Money: Crazy lumber prices But News Insider says to get those wallets ready, with Americans spending those stimulus checks, starting home improvement projects, and traveling again.
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Home prices are up 20% this year. Lumber prices have doubled due to soaring demand. Welcome to 2021, where filling up the car now costs twice what it was last summer. Gas is now hitting $3 in many areas, even around $4 in California.
With so much pent-up demand from last year, and so many products in short supply, don’t expect a break anytime soon. Source www.abc27.com What it all means is that those pandemic price breaks — with everyone locked at home — are not just a memory.
And last year’s price hikes on chicken and pork never went down, and that stinks. P&G and Kimberly Clark have both announced price increases on diapers and many paper products, like paper towels. News Insider says Coke and coffee are up too.
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