If you can find them…
UPDATE NOVEMBER 23, 2021 (by Half Dollar)
So, Dollar Tree is apparently raising the price of all items, nationwide, to a price point of $1.25.
Fresh off the press from Dollar Tree (bold added for emphasis and commentary):
“Company Announces Addition of $1.25 Price Point for All Dollar Tree Stores Nationwide by End of Fiscal Q1 2022 “
“The Company is focused on aggressively executing its plan to roll out the new price point across the chain with speed, clarity, and focus. The Company plans to introduce the new price point in more than 2,000 additional legacy Dollar Tree stores in December and complete the rollout to all stores by the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2022. Concurrently, the Company’s merchants are working to enhance the offerings to drive traffic, capture market share, and further grow customer loyalty.”
If you buy anything from the Dollar Tree on a regular basis, and if your local Dollar Tree still has the $1 prices, then buy as much as you can.
Said differently, Dollar Tree is raising prices on everything by 25%!
Paging Biden’s Wage & Price Control Czar.
END OF UPDATE
INVESTING INSANITY OR NO BRAINER?
(by Half Dollar) This seems like a no-brainer to me.
Indeed, I really enjoy figuring out what to do with every single excess dollar that I have, because holding on to the US dollar is a lot like playing a game of hot potato, only, it’s more like a grenade than a potato, and it’s more like a nuclear bomb than a grenade, with a short fuse thrown in for good fun!
And it sure seems like the timing is right with my latest bright idea.
Or brain fart.
Take your pick.
For now, however, and for the people out there who understand that the US dollar has already hyperinflated, this is like a sport, but as Economic Misery and Financial Ruin set-in across America, it’s quite literally going to be more like real wealth that doesn’t take up a whole lot of space.
Just like real money.
Funny how that works out, isn’t it?
Side Note: This is not investment advice, this is not a pump, this is not a recommendation or review of Cafe El Morro coffee, this is not a recommendation or review of the Dollar Tree, and this is not anything, really, but rather, this is just some babbling idiot talking about his latest crazy investment.
I guess you could call this some old-fashioned “portfolio diversification”, and not only that, but I’m talking about investing in something that is measurable with a specific weight and purity, like a 28-gram, 24K gold bracelet or a 10-ounce, .999 fine silver bar.
Or, you know that purchase I made of a few hundred bars of Zote, which not only has a specific weight and purity (400 grams of 66% fatty acid in each individually-wrapped bar), but is useful for so much more than just laundry, and can also be stored pretty much indefinitely, or at least until the time comes to use or sell?
Kinda like that.
So it should come as no surprise that the price of Zote is up big-time since I made that no-brainer investment, and that got me thinking about making a purchase of coffee.
Plus it’s getting cold outside, and we don’t really turn the heater up all that much, so there’s that too.
And let’s just say I’ve got this sneaky suspicion that there are probably a bunch of people who drink coffee in these Increasingly Divided, Downright Dilapidated and Undeniably Dysfunctional United States, and while I personally don’t know anybody directly involved in the coffee supply chain, much less in the growing of coffee beans, the Great North American Cheapskate in me feels that Cafe El Morro is the lowest-price coffee in all of America right now.
By a long shot.
So I went long.
And it’s real coffee, I might add.
You see, using only 8 scoops of the coffee, Wifey brewed 10 cups in a normal “drip” coffee maker, and I gotta tell ya, this coffee is robust in an “it’ll put hair on your chest” kind of way!
And here’s one part of my logic: You can view several YouTube reviews about this exact coffee, and while watching the reviews, not from a “coffee drinker” perspective, but from an “investing” perspective, the reviews are rather telling.
For example, one reviewer was giving a generally good review of the coffee in July of 2021, and the reviewer stated he paid $3.96 for the 6-ounce brick of Cafe El Morro!
I mean, what kind of review would the reviewer have given if he actually paid one single dollar for the coffee instead of about four bucks?
Moreover, what does it mean if people are already talking neutrally if not favorably about the coffee while paying nearly four times the going rate?
Furthermore, here’s another part of my logic, from a Facebook post in May of 2019 from the manufacturer itself (red arrows and yellow highlight added for emphasis and commentary):
In other words, and apologies in advance for shouting this from the rooftop: THE PRICE OF CAFE EL MORRO HAS BEEN THE SAME SINCE AT LEAST MID-2019!
And while everybody knows ‘Ol Half Dollar ain’t no Fancy Economic Historian, according to my calendar, or at least the one that’s on my phone, I’m pretty sure that mid-2019 is from a time before the whole dang Zombie Apocalypse even began!
Said differently, and I’ll ask it as a question: For how much longer will we be able to purchase 6 ounces of 100% pure coffee in a durable vacuum-sealed brick for one single dollar?
As usual, my crazy idea has made Wifey uncomfortable, so that means I must be on to something.
Or it means that I’m an idiot.
Again, take your pick.
So begrudgingly, I agreed to only purchase 96 of them:
I would buy a few thousand of them if Wifey let me.
And to think, I maybe drink coffee a dozen times a year, for I am an unsweetened iced-tea drinker at heart, but in late 2021, all things considered, adding these bricks of coffee to my humble stack of stuff is perhaps one of the best investments that can be made at this exact moment in time.
Shameless Plug Time: If the days of the 500-mile loaf of bread and the 3000-mile Caesar salad are numbered as Kansas wheat farmer Brian Ochsner said just last week:
Then this particular coffee, in my opinion, right now, is severely undervalued.
Not unlike silver.
Or just like silver.
Remember: There is a huge difference between price and value.
Additionally, I recently wrote about how Little Caesars has raised the price of its $5 pizza to a whopping $5.55, and I also recently wrote about Dollar Tree itself raising the prices of some items to well over $1.
Here’s the question: With the White House having just doubled-down on income, shortages, and all of that other dog-eat-dog stuff, after the Federal government’s own statisticians show that consumer prices are rising way faster than worker wages, does anybody really think this investment opportunity will last for much longer?
Yes folks, for this is where we are at this stage of our unbacked, debt-based fiat currency dependent on exponential, unsustainable growth.
And it’s not so much that everybody gets to play, but rather, everybody will play, whether we want to or not.
Those playing in the digital markets and in the paper markets will be financially annihilated.
While Joe Deplorable enjoys a nice hot cup of Joe.
Hyperinflation is transitory…