I come from a long line of bargain hunters. I think that the very fact that there are clearance sections in almost every store is proof that most of the things we buy are obscenely overpriced. Stores like Big Lots and Overstock offer further proof with their “closeout” deals. Someone is making a lot of money, and they’ll keep raising prices as long as we are buying.
I do not advocate socialism or communism, but something needs to be done to hold big business accountable to the laws that govern the rest of us. Their bottom line is profits and it is foolish to think otherwise. They won’t back down until we walk away.
That is why I’m such a supporter of small business and the personalized customer service that they offer. So buy local, forge relationships within a community, build a foundation that won’t collapse no matter which way the wind blows.