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But that's the point. Why would you assume that the only option is to buy the same product produced by the same manufacturer? And from the same store? That's never the case.

I live 2 miles from the nearest supermarket. Within a mile radius there 4 supermarkets, a Wal Mart, and a dollar store. I know I said next door. I figured you'd know what I meant.
Did you know that toilet paper sheet size has changed? Used to be 4.5". Now it's down to about 4".

You aren't going to find THAT data on the package.

I'd swear the weight of the individual sheets has changed also, even for two-ply, based on where you buy it. I buy TP at Wal-Mart normally, but when in need, same brand and ply, at Kroger. Different weight as in how thin the pulp was squeezed during processing, I guess.
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Did you know that toilet paper sheet size has changed? Used to be 4.5". Now it's down to about 4".

You aren't going to find THAT data on the package.

I'd swear the weight of the individual sheets has changed also, even for two-ply, based on where you buy it. I buy TP at Wal-Mart normally, but when in need, same brand and ply, at Kroger. Different weight as in how thin the pulp was squeezed during processing, I guess.
Yes I do. It's also wrapped looser. Overall about a third less paper. That also goes for paper towels.

You can buy full size rolls from a wholesale distributor in case lots at about half supermarket prices. We use a lot of paper goods in the business.
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I buy TP at Wal-Mart normally, but when in need, same brand and ply, at Kroger.
When you frequent Kroger, you might wish to try the Kroger store brand: It is a knockoff of the Charmin--and an excellent knockoff, at that!--so, in other words, it is extremely soft; and at a quite affordable price, too.
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There is actually a broader point than just downsizing: It is the compromising of quality.

That body wash that I mentioned previously--which had been downsized a bit--has also been watered down considerably.

I just opened it yesterday--and noticed it immediately. And my wife also noticed it--and was quite upset by it.

Yes, I like low prices. But when that means compromising quality, that is no bargain. Not really. It is just cheapness.
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Oh, and this one is annoying, I think:

My wife and I have been purchasing some store-brand facial tissues (often called "kleenexes; although that is actually a brand name).

They come in a square box.

Usually we get them from either Walmart or Kroger.

And I had long assumed that they were just the same--except for a slight price difference.

Well, I was mistaken.

Upon closer examination, the Walmart tissues are 80 to a box; whereas the Kroger tissues are just 65 to a box.

But the boxes look just alike. So that is not easily discernible.

Whoda thunk it?
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Oh, and this one is annoying, I think:

My wife and I have been purchasing some store-brand facial tissues (often called "kleenexes; although that is actually a brand name).

They come in a square box.

Usually we get them from either Walmart or Kroger.

And I had long assumed that they were just the same--except for a slight price difference.

Well, I was mistaken.

Upon closer examination, the Walmart tissues are 80 to a box; whereas the Kroger tissues are just 65 to a box.

But the boxes look just alike. So that is not easily discernible.

Whoda thunk it?
That's called being a good shopper.

Try Awesome products. They manufacture or import products for the dollar stores. Most if not all of their products are at least as good as the expensive brand name products.
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