Being aware that Mouse Print* regularly reports on downsized products, 12-year old reader Jared G. wrote to us having spotted large boxes of Glad Bags that no longer had as many bags as previously.
MrConsumer asked him to go back to the store, and to act as our special correspondent on the scene, and show us what he found.
Here is Jared’s report…
Wow, wow, wow. What a smart kid! I asked Jared how he came to know about consumer things, and what his views were on spending money. It turns out he learned to be a good shopper from his mother, who homeschools him.
“Regarding consumery things, my mother taught me about pricing and labels, scams, deals, and other shopping paraphernalia, at about eight years old. My money opinions are simple. Your expenses should always be lower or equal to your income.”
Is this a budding consumer advocate or the next Suze Orman (minus the debit card), or what?
Back to Glad bags. MrConsumer took a trip to BJ’s and it revealed that this was not the only Glad product that had been downsized.
We asked Glad to explain why they had downsized so many products. We’re still waiting for an answer.