So protein is going up again... ( F%CK)

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  1. Neo22

    Neo22 OT Supporter

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    My buddy at vitamin shoppe just let me know. Optimum 5lb went up to $46.99 as did nectars 2lb isolate to 36.99. I'm assuming its due to the rise in fuel costs. I heart The USA!
     
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    vitamin shoppe is having a deal on their whey now. 10lbs for $54. im about to stock up.
     
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    it has to do with china buying whey protien now. they dont have a good source of protien over there, and i guess they recently discovered whey. that is why the prices are going up
     
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    buying 12 tubs of protein last month FTW
     
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    i love how everyone will accept higher prices for things after simply being told "its from rising fuel cost"
     
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    OT sub is going to cost 20bucks a month now, damn rising fuel costs.
     
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    basically a product that needs to be shipped from it's original location to the store/your front door will cost more as fuel costs rises
     
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  9. Neo22

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    not much we can do about it but bitch.
     
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    I just got a 5lb tub at GNC of ON 100% gold standard for $37 after tax.
     
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    bullshit.
    I need to find a way to brew my own.
     
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    no i understand how high gas prices work into the equation. its just i love how people will instantly accept a higher price and all you have to say is "gas is high"
     
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    will the price go down when gas goes down? more than likely not.
     
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    Ok, can someone fucking explain to me how gasoline which is tied directly to crude costs is somehow related to whey?
     
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    whey has to be transported by planes/trains/boats/trucks, which use gasoline.

    the cost of gas is also driving up the demand (and price) for corn to be used in biofuel. so the cost for any and all products using corn (ie. the feed for cows that make the milk used in whey) is going up too
     
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    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    cause the world revolves around black oil.


    everything indirectly can be influenced by oil prices.
     
  19. TheWeasel

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    What I've been told is that the prices have gone up due to a couple reasons.

    First off, ON is now the largest whey manufacturer in the world. They have gotten greedy and realized they can control the price to a point because they are so big.

    Another big factor is Asia. Recently Asia (mainly Japan) as gone protein crazy. The huge demand for whey overseas has caused the price back home to go up.

    I'm sure a small part of it may be the cost of raw ingredients (milk costs and fuel costs which are starting to be passed along).
     
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    This is fucking gay.
     
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    fuel costs my ass.

    imagine a truck that carries lets say 10,000 tubs of 10 lb protein. To travel, lets say 3000 miles, at most. At an increase of $1/gallon (the last year or so), at ~30 mpg (these are diesel trucks), thats 100 dollar increase for 10,000 tubs. That should amount to an increase in price of .01 cents.

    that may be oversimplifying it, but either way... rising fuel costs should not influence prices much, if at all.
     
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    oh snap :rofl:
     
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    optimum nutrition execs need to pay for their OT sub somehow :mamoru:
     
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    10,000 tubs is a few too many IMO, lol

    But your point is still valid. I'm sure there is more too it but I still can't see justifying a $10 increase.
     
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