$90 per hour
I was recently at a local honda dealer and a honda dealer about 100 miles away and 1 charges $90 per hour to do anything and the other $89.99 per hour…….and naturally you can build their cars or motorcycles and the japanese owners ball their heads off if they have to pay their employees $15.00 per hour and make thousands upon thousands of profit on each car they sale.
The other day I was going to buy a car jack at cosco for $69.95, I waited 2 weeks and returned and the same jack now cost $99.95
Sams has always been like this---they raise their prices monthly for the past 20 years……………………..and it is only getting worse coast to coast……….it is nothing to pay $2,400 a month for a literal trash/dumpy hot apartment on the west coast……..and how anyone affords such things is beyond me, because most all working people make well less than $40,000 a year and even then, they have to work a lot of over time every week to even get past $30,000 a year with a really good job.
People making $50,000 and above per year---have to be smarter and that often means their job involves screwing those beneath them who are making minim wage so the upper wage earners can take all the profits.
I am sure a large portion of the country makes less than $20,000 per year and after they pay for their smart phone and buy food, that ain't got much left.
THAT SAID, everything has always went up in price monthly for well over 20 years except wages.
With products, it is shipping who makes out every time--shippers are a huge price of all products people buy and the gimmick has always been to include shipping in the cost, because no one likes paying for shipping, but 100% of all people do pay one way or the other.
THERE is no doubt amazon.com and those types are changing how people shop----when it comes to car parts and most anything today---I often can buy it 25% cheaper from amazon.com and when the local shops are wanting to make 25+% over normal retail just so they have million dollar stores and 1 dozen minim wage employees that don't care if they help you or not---then I don't mind saying the heck with them and buying on line and having it delivered in 2-3 days and often saving 25% and no extra for shipping.
THAT SAID amazon.com contacts EVERYONE selling anything on the internet and ask them to come sell on amazon.com---when they asked me---I said NO WAY, i do not make 1 commercial product and therefor, not suitable for the wild public……….
So do not bother ever looking for the most unique herbal blends on the planet---they are not there: so in fact, amazon.com does not have everything, but almost everyone does sale there…..than and the fact if i did, I would be over whelmed with the first order and be unable to fulfill.
This all pointing in 1 direction and I often try to give people a pre-warning a few months in advance----that come first of the year, some thing will be raised in price……and believe it or not, much of the large wholesale products are still the same price they were 20 years ago…….even though all raw materials have went up every year…..
I 100% believe everything we sale is too expensive for working families---yet the most poorest families in America are our number one customers and have always been for the past 20 years……..it all has to do with priorities and to often, many of the people who want herbs the most are extremely poor mothers and I do mean extremely poor, often not making more than $2,000 per year per family and she normally is pregnant every year until she is replaced with a younger girl. Some of these women will "ask", because they can't pay. it is a crazy world with many with problems of all kinds.
It is a simple fact--taxes go up, food goes up, products go up and if you want to keep a house and your cars, etc. then ya have to keep working for the toys or the luxuries and when humans buy herbs from other people, then they are definitely a luxury item….the average modern day family can not afford such luxuries.