That's a completely irrelevant picture at Asda. What is being checked is whether an exact named item from 2019 is still available. All that matters is whether there is an equivalent product at an equivalent price. There is no need for it to have the exact same name. The same applies to Sainsburys. The picture of a page from a notebook shows lemons at 22p each sold in packs of five as Sainsburys Basics. Those are not available today, but instead you have Imperfectly Tasty Lemons x 5 for 68p. That's 13.6p each, so cheaper. The fact that they's sold under a different name is irrelevant.Bird on a Fire wrote: ↑Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:02 pmIt's a less rosy picture at Asda, where she shops - loads of Smart Price products disappearing
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But it goes further than that. This approach assumes the buyers have a wealthy mindset. Like Howard Hughes, they want a specific thing and they buy it regardless of the price. He wanted a discontinued ice cream, so had a custom order made at great expense. A poor person cannot afford to be obsessed with getting exactly what they got last week, the week before, and so back to time immemorial. They switch depending on what is cheaper at the time they shop. They look for offers - BOGOF or discounts on specific sizes or on brands being promoted. Assuming that you can calculate a poor person's inflation by having a fixed basket of goods is stupid.