Monday, May 15, 2017

Prices for food and goods go up

The $3.90 cakes at NPGS in Lakewood went up by 50 cents this week  to $4.39 The Yated newspaper is now $3, Ami  and Mishpacha magazine are now selling at a newsstand price of $6. Previously price increases were blamed on the high price of Gas and other cost increases of agricultural products. With Oil prices  stable its hard to know what is driving up the prices. In general market analysts say Inflation is back, after disappearing in March, and it's showing up in a broad range of costs for goods and services. So while the supermarkets competition  currently may benefit the consumer, in the end prices will only rise.

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  1. The prices get raised because the magazine's know that in our age of spoiled and kvetchy people their products will be bought regardless of the price.

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    1. Thier prices went up because there is a very strong opposition to using a smartphone and of course internet. To the degree that ponoviz just layed down a new rule that chidushey torah can no longer be typed on a laptop. Even if there is no internet connection.

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    2. Thier prices went up because there is a very strong opposition to using a smartphone and of course internet. To the degree that ponoviz just layed down a new rule that chidushey torah can no longer be typed on a laptop. Even if there is no internet connection.

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  2. MINIMUM WAGE IN NY WENT UP TO 11.00 PROMPTING THESE PRICE RAISES.
    But it is ok, the new stores will cost everybody more once the dust settles,and a few more stores are forced to close!
    Shop in the stores you always did, hopefully that will slow the trend,yes big fancy stores with employees all waiting to do your bidding costs a lot of money and it isn't those investors who are going to pay

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  3. We desperately need moshe's to move into lakewood.

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    1. the corrupt lakewood VAAD & township etc... wont let them cause then it will put NPGS out of business.... this is pure dishonest & corrupt. this is america & everyone has a rite to open a business anywhere. how many walmarts & Shoprites are in the USA?

      Ashamed to be living in such a corrupt town with such a frum crowd that can be so corrupt. "ki malai haaretz chamas"

      may we all do teshuva ASAP

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    2. If you are ashamed to live in such a corrupt town why don't you move elsewhere?

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    3. the vaad allowed seasons, gourmet glatt, and evergreen to move in but are protecting npgs from moshe's?
      you can't just make up things that don't make any sense.
      i'm ashamed to have an ignorant such-and-such like you living in my city. may you do teshuva soon.

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    4. Whatever happened with ikul on npgs by a local store regarding the opening of the new npgs store on route 9 south?

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    5. to Anonymous May 14, 2017 at 10:26 AM

      what honest rite does the vaad have to protect NPGS but let other expensive stores open up? EVERY kind & quality store has a rite to open up a business anywhere in the USA this is a free country

      so at least you admit that the VAAD is corrupt & just giving protectzia to NPGS (confessing & admitting to ones sin is %80 of the teshuva the rest is repenting. glad you already did %80 now work on the rest )

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    6. anon 2:08.
      you seem to have a comprehension problem.

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  4. If people would have stayed in their old stores,we wouldn't have this happening

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  5. The price of tuition is bringing up prices.
    Its time the shepsilach learn some math and realize there are allot of "school owners" that are making a HUGE killing.
    And while you gasp in disapproval at the above statement, consider this: Not everyone doing a good thing should have a free pass to be opportunists as they realize that almost no one would believe that they are being used and screwed.
    Its unthinkable to most people.

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  6. There us akaw if supply and demand. If somebody could make money by offering a school with lower tuitions then .there would be hundreds of people opening schools. There are hundreds if qualified people who would do it and there is millions of dollars in investment money available. So why are you not making a school with a little lower tuition to make the millions.

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    1. Sorry but your argument holds no water.
      Everyone wants to make as much as possible. Its simply a business. Is there any particular reason why flanken meat which by the way is considered low grade meat in the general world costs 17 a pound.
      Because they can and they take advantage of the yiddish population. There are actually people who think that flanken has a certain minhag/kedusha to it. Its almosy as dumb as thinking that yiddish is heilig. Maybe german is heilig too?
      One reason. Beva

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    2. General world? Why are you comparing to the general world? The general world eats the whole cow.. we only eat half. Flanken is from the most expensive cuts available on the kosher market.

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    3. Most people dont choose a school based on the tuition price.
      Although there are some who only take money money and money into consideration regarding all they're life decisions

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    4. Flanken meat prices is out of control and so are bones for cholent? And they get away with it. This is why we need a store like Moshes.

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  7. How much should Flanken be?

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  8. Obviously the poster believes he can make a school and hire the same quality teachers and principals that good schools have and have the same extracurricular and buildings etc as any other good school and still do it for a lot less tuition and still make money. If so ,every parent would send to his school so why doesn't he open one.

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    1. Maybe he doesnt feel chinuch is a "business".
      Maybe he doesnt have good organizational skills.
      Maybe he has a job.
      Maybe it takes a "certain type" of person to "own" a school.
      Maybe he knows how almost everyone curses rosh mosdos out...behind their backs.
      Maybe has not made out of rubber and will actually feel peoples taanis.
      Maybe he realizes what a responsibility it is and its not worth it.
      Maybe he realizes that running a school involves possibly hurting many people, and he doesn't want all the kpeides, and he doesnt need that on his neshama.

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    2. "Maybe it takes a "certain type" of person to "own" a school.
      Maybe he knows how almost everyone curses rosh mosdos out...behind their backs.
      Maybe has not made out of rubber and will actually feel peoples taanis.
      Maybe he realizes what a responsibility it is and its not worth it.
      Maybe he realizes that running a school involves possibly hurting many people, and he doesn't want all the kpeides, and he doesnt need that on his neshama."

      Those are not selfish reasons. that called being an ehrlicher frum yid.

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  9. Making schools for lit lower tuition would be one of the biggest needs our kehila has. If a person can really do it ,and does not because of the selfish reasons you mention ,then he is osid liten es hadin.

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  10. Tuition is really cheap, when considering the product we receive for the money. Less than $5000 per year is a steal if you ask me.

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    1. Who is paying less than 5,000 a year? I pay over that, and if you calculate in the cost for Sunday busing, summer 'day camp' in July, registration, book fee, dinner fee, and lunches and snacks which are not optional, you get over 8,000.

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  11. The vast majority in Lakewood do not pay full tuition and pay less than 4000 for elementary and less than 4500 for high school. That is very cheap by any standards especially considering that most Lakewood schools are run on a high standard and many have big mortgages to pay.

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    1. almost no one is paying less than $4,000 for elementary school or less than $4,500 for high school. you obviously don't have kids in school yet.

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    2. most pay more than $4000 and $4500.
      I agree, the numbers stink to high heavens. If you know the costs and you know how much is coming in from tuition (even before donations), there's gotta be extra money going somewhere...

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    3. Every single Yeshiva man ,or klei kodesh or Rebbi or teacher and even baalei batim who are just making it is paying less than 4000 in girls elementary and less than 4500 in girls high schools. In some schools that is over 75 per cent of the parent body. There are many families that have numerous kids in a school at the same time and pay even less. Maybe in the schools you go to there is a more affluent parent body , but in the schools I know ,you are incorrect.

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    4. kollel/ rebbe tuition: girls elementary 4000, boys elementary 4200, girls H.S. 4500 +300 added fees, mesivta 5200.
      working parents tuition: girls elementary 5300+, boys elementary 6000, girls H.S. 6000 +300 added fees, mesivta 6000+.
      Average class size: elementry 27. HS/ mesivta 40
      4%-5% don't pay tuition
      Salaries: teachers 17000- 30000, Rabeim 18000-48000, principles 45000-85000, secretary 12000-22000. maintenance, upkeep, other, and mortgage/ rent depends the size of the school.
      Can anyone please do approximate math on above and post their thoughts on whether or not the schools are loosing, making or breaking even....

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    5. Your numbers are do off its pathetic

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    6. your number are a little off on the low side.
      Either way, yes the big schools are raking

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    7. IF the numbers are correct they could be making depending on the other unknown expenses. if its true there should be an uproar. Its hard to imagine...
      again that's if you know the numbers....

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  12. "Less than $5000 per year is a steal..."
    so since its cheap compared to other places, 90% of Lakewood could choke to death on their tuition bill all because the guy on top needs to pocket over a half a mil (or more in some cases).
    Do the numbers pal. Ok, so you have a hard time with math, try acalculater

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  13. Wow, I didn't know people were paying so little for tuition. My bills are $9k for mesivta, $6k for boys elementary and $5k plus change for girls elementary.

    I was wondering how so many people can afford such large new houses, I guess I am the sucker who is paying full tuition.

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    1. Its so sweet of you to pay for the R.M.'s kids and grandkids weddings and brand new houses for each as a bonus.
      Your such a baal chesed

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    2. Lakewood schools should start doing what some modern orthodox schools do. If you want even a tiny break, you have to detail your house size, your mortgage cost, your car lease, your vacations, the amount of money you spend on a simcha. I have seen the applications for some of them. If you live in a huge house, you will not be eligible. If you spend thousands on a party planner and custom chairs for your kiddush, you wont be eligible.
      As it should be

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  14. You are paying close to what it costs. I wouldn't call that being a sucker. The majority of parents are asking the schools to collect tzedodokoh to subsidize their children's tuition because they can't afford to,put what it costs. If you want people to collect tzedokoh for you because you can't afford it ,then tell the school to do that.

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    1. pathetic how the same sheep keep drinking the cool-aid.
      right the school owners are collecting tzedaka to pay for tuition... and they are such tzadikim who live simple lives...such mesiras nefesh for every yidisher neshama...
      And everyone on puts on fake smiles in front of them, but curses them behind their back, cus no one realizes the tzidkus.
      They are like a tzadik nistar!!!

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  15. I think anonymous at 7:31 was trying to question how people are getting reduced tuition and affording huge houses.

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    1. BINGO, That is exactly what I was asking.

      The largest houses going up around me are rebbeim and people in Kollel. If they can afford a 4000 Sq ft. house, then they shouldn't be getting a discount on tuition which is essentially being subsidized, by people who live a lower lifestyle, so they can afford full tuition .

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    2. You sound no different that the comments on APP. "How do them Jews build huge houses with food stamps?"

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    3. Anonymous 1:14pm. I don't care how they build the houses, maybe they have wealthy relatives, maybe they won the lottery. Maybe all the people in big houses pay full tuition.

      what I don't understand is how you can have 2 different prices for tuition based on what someone does. If they are a Rebbi, and live in a 4000 sq ft. brand new home, should they be getting a tuition break over someone who is renting a house, or living in a 1600 sq foot ranch?

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  16. In NY and other places ,their are tuition commitees that ask for tax returns and don't give you a reduction if you spend on other things. In Lakewood if you say you can't afford it ,you get the lower rate without having to prove anything. It is unfortunate that people will send kids to camp and other things and ask for tuition breaks. In some people's minds tuition is a nuisance and you try to pay the least you can get away with .

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    1. I am not sure where you are getting your information from as my kids schools in Lakewood want a copy of my tax return, a form filled out showing what cars you own, and much more personal information.

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    2. There is a good reason for that, the people on these tuition committees usually cover a good chunk of the budget shortfall out of pocket.

      They aren't interested in subsidizing someone's mansion, or kids sleepover camps, or expensive vacations.

      In Lakewood, a good deal of the money is raised with people who aren't part of the community, they don't know what kind of houses those getting tuition brakes live in, so it is at the school owners disgression who gets the tuition breaks.

      It is unfortunate, but in many cases, (not always)it is the "Kollel yungeleit and mechanchim" who are pushing the standards of living higher.

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  17. What about those who send to camp and in some cases don't even pay the minimum tuition. There is am attitude by some ,not all ,that camp and such things are necessities and if they don't pay ,the camp will not accept them ,but the school won't throw them out so they can get away with not paying. If people treated schar limud as the first priority ,our Mosdos would be in much better shape.

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  18. Trump is sending his son to a new private school in Washington. The tuitions are 23,000 for pre k and 40,000 per year for grade 9.

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  19. There needs to be transparency on both sides. The parents asking for a break need to provide proof of need. and the school owners need to provide proof that tuition money isn't being used as their personal money machine... as as some have pointed out that the numbers seem to suggest

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  20. And a hammer in the white house tool box cost about 100$

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  21. Harold HerskowitzMay 15, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    The price of fidget spinners has risen 50 percent. Bearing prices have doubled. This is horrible . What will Lakewood families do?
    Please donate to my new organization
    Spin 4 chai to help buy spinners for nervous people that cannot afford them.

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  22. http://www.yha.org/admissions/tuition-fees-schedule/

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