Friday Gathering: Favre is back! Edition
I don’t even care that he is playing for the Vikings, I love watching that guy play.
Clever Dude had an interesting post about the high mark up of disposable razor cartridges. I have a couple of comments. First, companies will charge what the market will bear. If consumers quit purchasing a particular item because it is overpriced, the price will come down. They are under no obligation to reduce the price simply because their mark up is ridiculous. Second: I have used a straight razor on occasion, but I have found that the convenience of the electric razor is beyond compare. I have a reasonably thick beard that I shave every day. Why do men still even use straight razors?
Flexo posted yet another article about the shortcomings of the “Cash for Clunkers” program. This thing is a big mess. I would like to add a small editorial comment, hopefully without without generating too much heat – if our government cannot properly administer a $3 billion entitlement, how in the world can we trust that they can handle a $1.3 trillion dollar entitlement (healthcare)?
We have a Costco membership, but it is not saving us very much money. Primarily because the store is quite a bit out of our way . . . We did not consider that when we purchased the card. However, a Costco membership has been a good deal for Green Panda Treehouse.
Tough Money Love is also not a fan of more congretional spending. He even calls it “hypocrisy”. Sigh, wouldn’t it be great if government had to apply the same rules of personal finance by which the rest of us live?
Have a great weekend! Don’t just spend money, spend time with family.
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