Will anything be cheaper?

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I'm wondering if anything will be cheaper after Y2K day.

Let's see now, I used X amount of water, food, vitamins, soap, etc. in the first 6 months of 1997 and about the same in 1998 and will probably use about the same in 1999. Why should I think I will not use the same in 2000. OK. Regardless of what I think the effects of the Y2K bug will be, I don't think ANTHING will be cheaper.

If, on 01/01/2000, I have on-hand a 6 months supply of "stuff", how will I be any worse off (discounting the inconvenience of storage).

I completely fail to see the logic of the objections to preparedness by those who forsee trivial consequences. I do understand thier emotional rejection of some of the very ugly senarios. I don't want to think about it either. Unfortunately, I have a family and community that I have obligations to and don't have the luxury to ignore possible (or probable) events.

The "stuff" out there is NOT going to get any cheaper!

All contrary views welcomed.

-- Gary Hale (garyhale@hotmail.com), August 21, 1998


Yup, one thing will definitely be cheaper than it already is, and in plentiful supply.


-- Brady Wiseman (bradywiseman@compuserve.com), August 21, 1998.

Human life should drop in value, I believe it will be roughly on par with the cost to acquire a can of beans.

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), August 21, 1998.

Well, if there is a recession/depression, a lot of people are out of work, and/or checks and credit cards aren't readily accepted, then you might say, yes, things might be cheaper. I think that luxury items (e.g., luxury cars, townhouses, powerboats) might be cheaper. However, if daily necessities are in short supply (due to manufacturing, shipping or warehousing problems) then their price could well be up. It's really hard to tell, isn't it?

-- DHG (dhgold@pacbell.net), August 23, 1998.

Does anyone remember the toilet paper shortage? Was it real or just panic induced? I do know this - it wasn't on the shelves for awhile, whatever the reason. I sure don't want to be without that. I'm stocking up now. And that's one thing I'll always be using anyway! And if there's no water to flush, I'll be diggin' that hole out back.

-- john reischman (reisch@c-zone.net), August 23, 1998.

John, that toilet paper shortage was caused by a remark made on The Tonight Show by Johnny Carson. I believe it was during the oil shortage of the 70's. He joked about it and the next day the TP runs began.

-- DAVE (dave22@concentric.net), August 23, 1998.

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