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Not Just High Gas Prices, But Everything!
By Rachel Hert


October 18, 2008

Although I would have to say that I too am out-raged about gas prices, it does NOT stop there! I wanted to re-carpet my house, and I really wanted to shop locally, BUT when I got a quote to re-carpet a 600 square foot room I about fell over in front of the person -- they wanted $3,500 to $5,000 for the carpet alone, no padding, not installed, just the carpet!

So I did some shopping online, found a place and little did I know it was going to cost me $700 for the carpet. and $75 to ship it up here! While on the phone with this company, I found out that the place I went to in town used this site to order their carpet! Can anyone explain to me why? Why are the local places hurting the locals?

And why after the cruise ships leave, do local businesses jack up their prices?

I was born and raised here in SE Alaska and I am a lifetime member, I would like to see our future generations have a fighting chance in such a great place.

Rachel Hert
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Born in Alaska, resident for 25 years"

Received October 15, 2008 - Published October 18, 2008


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