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    Plastic Bags

    So when did plastic bags become more valuable than gold?
    I don't know where you live, but there charging 5 - 10 cents for a ****in' bag.
    Of course, they say it's for the benefit of the environment, but it's really just another corporate scam.
    Get the consumer to pay for the bag, and we go along like lemmings.

    Not as good as self-serve gas ... get the consumer to pump their own gas while we raise the price .... bullsh1t.

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    Do they charge for a paper bag? I'd imagine it's a push to get people to use the fabric reusable bags and not be filling landfills with plastic sh!t. That's not a bad thing for those of us that are gonna be here for 30, 40, 50 years yet.

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    I want to make a chair out of those bags. I bet it would be comfy. I'd make it armless for shred maneuvering.
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    My hometown has become a "no-plastic-bag-everyday" place, except for sundays. They charge 10 cents of my country's currency, which is about... 3 cents in US$. It's said to be a measure taken to protect our environment. "All proceeds will be given to (insert organisation name) to fund environment preservation", stuff like that. However, it seems like those money had gone "somewhere else" instead of environment-saving. Politicians, y'know...

    That's why I made it a point, to bring along a recycle bag or some foldable/pocketable bags every time I go grocery shopping.

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    Yup, here in MoCo MD, they're charging a nickel for s bag...


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    plastic bags are bad, mmmkay.
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    I just keep permanent shopping bags in my car and use them every time I get groceries. I think they cost me a buck a piece, and I've used them almost every week for four or five years. Still going strong.
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    We have a store here (Central Maryland) called Aldi, where you bag your own and u can buy bags pretty cheap..6cents paper I think, or you can grab their stock boxes....save a couple bucks every time we shop..decent prices on most items.

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    Btw...didn't PRS give reusable bags out at first couple experiences??

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    I just keep permanent shopping bags in my car and use them every time I get groceries. I think they cost me a buck a piece, and I've used them almost every week for four or five years. Still going strong.
    We've got a bunch of permanent shopping bags... hanging up by the back door so I can grab them on my way to the store. I almost always forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    I just keep permanent shopping bags in my car and use them every time I get groceries. I think they cost me a buck a piece, and I've used them almost every week for four or five years. Still going strong.
    My wife does that. But, have you noticed how filthy they get? Fresh food leaks. They found those bags to be a cesspool of bacteria...
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    I run 'em through the washer every once in a while.
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    plastic is made with oil
    The world's running out of cheap easily accessible oil sources
    they do that in some European countries; Russia for sure, which is what we're being pushed into heading towards

    Landfills are full

    IMHO

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    Wait, wait, wait...I hate to derail the thread, but I think you're all overlooking a very important piece of information in here...

    Quote Originally Posted by maxtuna26 View Post
    They charge 10 cents of my country's currency, which is about... 3 cents in US$.
    That means a $3,000 guitar is about $900 US - that's almost Mintzer territory!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    Wait, wait, wait...I hate to derail the thread, but I think you're all overlooking a very important piece of information in here...



    That means a $3,000 guitar is about $900 US - that's almost Mintzer territory!
    Yup, the non-10-top Core Custom 24 comes in at around RM15k (about $5k) for my country (Malaysia), after some very high VAT. Or an even easier way to calculate the selling price here would be to look at the MSRP. That's a painful lot of money here, the average people won't even spend more than RM600 (a little less than $200) for a guitar. Even an SE here comes in at around RM2.5k (around $800-900) Not really counted as an "affordable" guitar.

    Conclusion: don't ever come to Malaysia to buy guitars. You can go sightseeing, try out the nice food here, but never come here to buy guitars.

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    I wonder if I can start a business selling them for less. Who's with me?
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    The only way to get people to take action is to hit them where it hurts most, and that's always the wallet! I like Target's approach though; they give you a 5 cent discount for each reusable bag.

    When I lived in South Australia, they banned plastic bags and the world didn't end. Things were just fine, actually.

    It's pretty ridiculous when you think about our disposable culture. We're wasting non-renewable resources to make items that get used once and then thrown into a trash heap?
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