• RE: holidays and inflatio

    From Kevin@VERT/MMN to MRO on Wed Nov 22 08:14:00 2023
    On 22/11/2023 03:37, MRO wrote to ALL:

    For christmas i'm going to suggest to all the adults we scale back on gifts to eachother and focus on the kids because times are tough. I'm making
    decent amount of money right now due to overtime and a raise but not
    everyone else is.

    Where I am people have been priced out of food and the Government is
    patting itself on the back because the nation is using less electricity, oblivious
    to the obvious reason shouting in their faces. It'll naturally happen, I've noticed online that a lot of the Black Friday deals are super desperate which could be a bit of an indication that things are not going in the favour of these
    outlets.

    I think some of these stores are being greedy and it's backfiring.
    Still, the world sucks.

    Oh they have been, supermarkets being particular bad. I'm getting most of
    my food shopping from anti-food waste apps like Too Good to Go and for 3-5 euro I get at least 30 euro in value of meats, eggs, cheese, dairy, etc that they can't sell at their normal inflated prices.

    Have a Ukrainian orthodox Christmas in January instead and grab all those
    "oh shit what do we do with all this stock" deals ;)


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to Kevin on Thu Nov 23 13:03:24 2023
    Re: RE: holidays and inflatio
    By: Kevin to MRO on Wed Nov 22 2023 08:14 am

    Where I am people have been priced out of food and the Government is
    patting itself on the back because the nation is using less electricity, obl > to the obvious reason shouting in their faces. It'll naturally happen, I've > noticed online that a lot of the Black Friday deals are super desperate whic > could be a bit of an indication that things are not going in the favour of t > outlets.

    I have a business and I am totally killing it by getting deals from suppliers that need to get rid of stock and can only sell it at a heavy discount, but only because I have other two jobs, which allows me to take risks.

    I noticed people were buying much less by the begining of the year. Right now, they are buying about as much as usual, but I have noticed most people is buying on credit. One day, my credit card processing machine decided to take anunrequested vacation and I had to ask people to ask either in cash or in Bizum
    (ie. instantaneous Spanish bank transfer done from the smartphone).

    Most people didn't have cash on them, and most didn't have enough money in the bank account to send me a Bizum transfer for items as cheap as 20 bucks. "Wish I could pay with Credit Card".

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Fri Nov 24 01:16:00 2023
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Thursday 23.11.23 - 13:03, Arelor wrote to Kevin:

    I have a business and I am totally killing it by getting
    deals from suppliers that need to get rid of stock and can
    only sell it at a heavy discount, but only because I have
    other two jobs, which allows me to take risks.

    My only job *is* my biz, and I am specifically avoiding the
    discounted product that distributors are trying to push. I
    stick to the "popular sellers" and the titles that garnish the
    greatest media converage; those are usually the best bets.
    Also, I can return some of my product as overstock after a
    minimum of 90 days.


    I noticed people were buying much less by the begining of
    the year. Right now, they are buying about as much as
    usual, but I have noticed most people is buying on credit.
    One day, my credit card processing machine decided to take
    anunrequested vacation and I had to ask people to ask
    either in cash or in Bizum (ie. instantaneous Spanish bank
    transfer done from the smartphone).

    DB vs CC is about 2:1 here. People love the CC cuz they boast
    about the points that they earn. But guess who pays for those
    points? - the retailer. :( However, I am thankful for DB
    users since the per transaction fee for DB is much less than
    for CC.


    Most people didn't have cash on them, and most didn't have
    enough money in the bank account to send me a Bizum
    transfer for items as cheap as 20 bucks. "Wish I could pay
    with Credit Card".

    Same thing in my area, fewer people carry cash - and it is
    mostly younger people. My DB/CC machine can continue to
    operate for an hour or two during a power outtage.. and DB/CC
    users are impressed by that.


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