What Will We Be Spending More On In 2013?
We've already seen some of the answers, but there are other things that the experts say will cost us more during the next 12 months.
Because of strict government requirements for car makers to drastically improve fuel economy, new car prices are on the rise. Upgraded engines in many of the 2013 models have raised prices by as much as $2000 over the cost of the same 2012 versions. Due to last summer's drought, food prices have already started to increase.
Meat, poultry and dairy prices are up, as well as those of cereal and bakery products. Even though prices on the most popular TV's have been falling, people who want the latest and greatest televisions will face some shockingly high price tags this year. T
he Consumer Electronics Association says that ultra-HD TV's...which include an extremely high pixel density will cost between $8,000 and $25,000 dollars, and will never fall to the levels we have been accustomed to paying for HD TV's. Another thing we can expect to pay more for is shipping. 2
013 will see a 4.5 to 4.9% hike in shipping costs from both UPS and FedEx. MSN suggests we all spend more time and effort searching out those special sales and discounts. The car makers and electronics companies will no doubt continue to offer them when sales become sluggish.