An interesting observation

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    I live in a mostly white, middle-class neighborhood and town. However, I'm not that far away from some poorer, minority dominated areas and once in a while, I find myself picking up a few items in a grocery or drug store in one of these areas out of convenience. My observation is this: Stuff costs more in the poor neighborhoods. Everything. Milk, bread, eggs, tylenol, baby food, you name it. Sometimes the disparity is significant like just a few days ago when I spent $17 for a 1oz bottle of infant mylecon that i can get for $14 at my local drug store. Just one more example of how poor people get the screwgie I suppose.
     
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    duh!
     
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    Why?

    Is this a widely known fact or something? I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't observed it for myself.
     
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    It is a widely known fact.
     
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    Wow, you're getting raped for Mylecon.
     
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    How can you be sure?
     
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    You seem to be the only person on earth that didn't know it.
     
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    You know everyone on earth? Wow! I figured you got around and all, but that's taking it to a whole nutha level!
     
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    Do you take stupid pills or does it just come naturally? :cool:
     
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    Was it a regular store or a convenience store?

    I know if the store has to deal with higher rates of shoplifting/security issues the prices can go up.
     

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