Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Our prices are reasonable

There was an article in the local newspaper today about the tax rate in our county. We are at 48 cents per $1000 of assessed value on real estate. The article compared that with the 1983 rate and in 1983 terms of the value of the dollar and the value of real estate our real tax rate is 24 cents. Things have doubled in cost since 1983. I started my fundraising business in 1986. Back then cheddar cheese sold for $7 for a tub. The tub was 16 ounces. Now it sells for $5 for a 7 ounce tub. So our prices haven't doubled on that. Back in 1986 chocolate was selling for 50 cents an ounce. Now it sells for about $1.10 an ounce, so we are about double, just like anything else. Wrapping paper has held its own in dollar pricing, but the rolls are a bit shorter. All in all, your purchasers are getting the same value for their price as they did in 1986, except the product quality is better, the packaging is better, and the prize programs are much better. We offer quality products at prices people are willing to pay. Choose us for repeatable profits year after year.

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