Tuesday, 24 July 2012

More for Less

Do you ever buy something on a regular basis and then one day think that the package or box or bottle looks smaller?  or that it is less full?  It happens to me a lot, but I usually never have an older package on hand to compare.

So I was at Costco the other day and bought some Lysol wipes.  I noticed that the package came with four containers and remember thinking didn't it used to be three? but thought nothing of it.  I put the new wipes away as we still had a few left under the sink.

The old wipes came with a white lid (above) while the new ones had a nice happy looking yellow lid:

But what I didn't realize until today when I opened a new batch was that the new ones were in a much smaller package.

Here they are side by side:
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And here is a view looking down on the tops, you can really tell the difference in diameter:

The old ones had 3 containers of 110 wipes each making a total of 330 wipes.
Although the new packages have 4 containers, each only has 80 wipes for a total of 320.  Somewhere in the mix we got downsized: more packaging but 10 wipes less.

You would think the cost of the extra material for the container would be way more than those 10 little wipes.

I hate that feeling of paying more for less.

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2 comments:

  1. I hate this feeling too and I've seen this on all kinds of products, from coffee to ice cream. And think of all the extra packaging waste this creates as well.

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    1. Even the dog biscuits have gotten thinner! Don't think the dogs noticed though...

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