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    Unhappy Is your toilet paper shrinking?

    I found a package of 12 double rolls the other day at a grocery outlet and really needed some so I grabbed a package. I can't remember the exact price, seemed like a pretty good deal. I finally put one of the rolls on the spinner and I kept looking at it..something seems different, each time I go I keep looking at it and realize the length of the tube is smaller. I of course can't be sure, so today the roll finally ran out and I grabbed that tube and compaired it to an old empty tube...sure enough it is a 1/2 inch shorter. I new something was fishy, maybe my deal wasn't such a deal. Ladies beware some brands may be shrinking.

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    Not only is the tube shorter, it's also fatter. So even if the roll looks the same thickness, more of the thickness is made up of air in the middle!

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    I've noticed with some brands it's not as tightly wound on the roll now, too. Fewer sheets per roll, I guess.
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    Wow that is underhanded!! Here, toilet paper is sold on a weight basis (like €4.00/kilo or whatever), so I haven't seen anything like that. They have to write on the package how many rolls, how many sheets per roll, how many grams per roll, and how many total grams. Then the unit price on the shelf is per kilogram. Of course, the price HAS been going up. I don't mean to suggest that we aren't paying more than we did a few months ago of course.

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    I have noticed that also!

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    Look at the sq footage or sheet count on the front of the package, most are 250, I buy a Walgreens brand that has 352 for 12 double rolls for 5.00.

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    Everything is shrinking!!! Except me.......

    Like WJC said..........fatter cardboard in the middle, smaller squares, less squares, they 'air fluff' it now, and I don't understand how SOME of them can say "two ply" when you can SEE THROUGH each ply............WHAT A RIP OFF!!!

    The tissues are the same way.............shake the box the next time you buy...........there is about an inch on EACH END of the tissues!! And, of course, less tissues per box!

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    Yup!!! I buy scotts or CVS brand scotts now. A couple weeks ago the poor cashier ran back and forth to the stock area to get me the right quantity and type of scotts toilet paper that was on sale. Apparently scotts went double sheet which I really did not want to stand there and figure out if I would be getting the same amount as a single sheet roll.

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    No wonder we are going thru T.P. faster. Argh!!!

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    Its happening with all the products. Its the way companies are countering inflation. Thanks federal government.

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    I have gotten used to the shrink of some products, but excuse the pud....that one really pissed me off.
    I will really have to start paying attention.

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    thought it was my imagination... that is sneaky

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    Yes, I've noticed that the manufacturers have changed the amount of toilet tissue on the tp rolls, and the prices are higher too, so we pay more for less of it. They've also done this with facial tissue, and now the boxes are smaller too. And the quality is poorer; I have been buying Puffs facial tissue because they were less toxic in regards to chemicals in the tissues; but a few weeks ago I bought Puffs (with coupon), the boxes were smaller, and there is a sickening chemical smell in the tissues, that makes my nose burn when I use them. So they're cheaping out on us in various ways. And it's not just paper products, it's smaller juice cans and smaller portions in other products too, especially cereal boxes. I'm really glad I stockpiled the last few years, when coupons and sale prices were exceptionally good, because nowadays the consumer is paying more for less, and the quality is also poorer.

    As for tp, I think the only thing we can do as consumers is to use it carefully and sparingly, not just reel it off. Flatten the roll so kids can't spin it out. Get in the habit of counting the squares of toilet tissue when using. Make a wet wad and/or dry wad for wiping; and fold-over the wad after each wipe (3-4 times), to make a roll last longer.

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