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two first class stamps store

A 99 or dollar store with an inflation escalator.
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Shop at the 99 cents only store and the quantity and quality of the merchandize drops as inflation continues. Example: Hotdogs were 16 oz now 12 oz is getting rare and 10 oz and 8 oz are more common.

If the store wide price was pegged to the postage stamp, the inflation thing would drop out mostly and they could be a rock for their customers both the retail and the suppliers with an unexpected surplus and the need of a place to dump it.

46 cents times 2 = 92 cents now, but in the future ?

The forever stamps could be accepted as a inflation fighting currency. I would take my salary in forever stamps if I could spend it easily. Well maybe. They are sticky.

popbottle, Sep 06 2013

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       //Hotdogs were a pound now 12 oz is getting rare and 10 and 8 are more common.//   

       Wait - 1lb hotdogs?? What the (if I may quote my great step-aunt Malvasia) fuck?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 06 2013
  

       Actually, they're pretty common here in the States. They make appropriately sized buns as well, but I usually prefer to just butterfly cut an entire baguette and top the whole thing with about a quart of ketchup and mustard, and maybe a few cups of sauerkraut.   

       That reminds me, I need to go belt shopping again…
ytk, Sep 06 2013
  

       or permanent transit tickets if there is such a thing somewhere.
FlyingToaster, Sep 06 2013
  

       Permanent Transit Ticket Value Store? PTTVS   

       Two First Class Stamps Value Store? TFCVS   

       Need a better name to explain that prices change but values are steadier. Or something like Google or Amazon - silly and short.   

       What I don't like about using a transit ticket as a standard is that they a have, at least round here, five different prices: one way vs return trip also, monthly pass, old age discount, school discount, handicap discount. I'd end up with a store with 5 prices.   

       Some of the shopper at the 99 store come in vans and hold hands to stay together as they are herded down the aisles by their keepers. Just one price is what makes it possible for them to shop at all.
popbottle, Sep 06 2013
  

       Post the prices not in todays currency, but in currency from a particular year in history (for example, "1980 dollars"), with a conversion to modern prices done at checkout.   

       Just make sure that your store displays that info *very* prominently, or else your customers will be extremely upset, when something marked 1.00 actually costs them $2.90   

       Also, this *only* adjusts for inflation.   

       Remember... the *relative* prices of different commodities are not constant, even with inflation ignored. Think of how milk prices have gone up and down relative to the prices of other foods.   

       So even if you built such a place, you wouldn't be able to keep all of the prices constant -- some would go up over time, and some would go down over time.   

       Of course, that's (probably) still better than a store where all the prices rise over time, some just are faster or slower than others.   

       I would bun the idea, but I don't own any stamps.
goldbb, Sep 06 2013
  

       The hot dog thing was not clearly stated. Packages containing several of them are sold. The package most often used to contain 8 hot dogs and weigh 1 pound (16 ounces). Now many still contain 8, but they are skinnier hot dogs, and the package only weighs 12 ounces instead.
Vernon, Sep 07 2013
  

       Given the way UK postal inflation is running, by 2015 "Two First Class Stamps" will be equivalent to a new Rolex, a second-hand Porsche, or Greece*.   

       We were hoping that this was a shop where the only thing on sale were lots of two first class stamps, without having to queue behind an elderly, rather senile, bad tempered, short-sighted and nearly deaf lady wanting to send a stuffed Rhea second-class recorded surface mail to her grandson aboard a British Antarctic Survey vessel in the Weddel Sea, Post Restante, Grytviken, South Georgia (An even more godawful place than Georgia U.S., if such a thing were possible).   

       And yes, [MB], we do now bitterly regret our offer to carry your great step-aunt Malvasia's parcel down to the Post Office for her.   

       *It is to be hoped that Greece will have recovered sufficiently by then, as it is currently valued at one second class stamp.
8th of 7, Sep 07 2013
  

       ahh, you forgot to mention the lady is paying by plastic and the machine in playing up.   

       Ahh the post office, bought some traveller's cheques, then went back to the same post office to cash them, and they weren't able to do that, as they hadn't had the training.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 07 2013
  

       I'm not an expert, but I understand that the oldest profession keeps apace nicely with inflation and disposable income rates. Therefore, for larger purchases you could peg the price at the cost of two First Class Tramps.
AusCan531, Sep 07 2013
  

       ^ I'd (continue to) giggle hysterically, but a bit of thought and women at one time (like now f'rinstance in some places) were traded for livestock, as were slaves.
FlyingToaster, Sep 07 2013
  

       First time I saw this, I though Ian Tinsdale..but obviously not.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 10 2013
  

       Two forever stamps now = 98 cents
popbottle, May 13 2014
  

       //elderly, rather senile, bad tempered, short-sighted and nearly deaf lady wanting to send a stuffed Rhea second-class recorded surface mail to her grandson aboard a British Antarctic Survey vessel in the Weddel Sea, Post Restante,   

       You forgot to mention.....she is paying by debit card, the Visa debit machine can't quite read the chip, and she's not absolutely sure of the PIN number anyway..
not_morrison_rm, May 13 2014
  

       //And yes, [MB], we do now bitterly regret our offer to carry your great step-aunt Malvasia's parcel down to the Post Office for her. //   

       Oh gods. She wasn't trying to post the dalmatian again, was she? It was bad enough when she kept sending staff to Africa by recorded delivery, but at least they humoured her. The poor dog just doesn't understand, and hates brown paper.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 13 2014
  
      
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