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According to FB, my little cousin's senior class is having a fundraiser for Project Prom. They are selling rolls of 50 black garbage bags for $12/roll. I am intrigued because this is actually something useful, but also a little lost. Since when did HS students start selling cleaning supplies as fundraisers? Maybe so you are all stocked up when they TP your house? It was odd. Had to share.
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    At that price, it better come with the kid to take out the trash.
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    What made them think this is a good idea? I mean, I have seen worse ideas... and it's certainly not a tired idea (ie, cookies, popcorn, wrapping paper) but.... really? 12$ for black plastic garbage bags is an absurd price. Are they made of some kind of ecological wonder fabric? Or are they just regular cheap garbage bags? I'd rather just donate the 12 and go to Target for my GLAD ForceFlex® Bags.
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    Yeah, for that price, they probably just went to Target and bought $3 garbage bags. FI works in market research. I'd be interested to know if they are going through a real fundraising company, and if so, did the "legit" company actually do research to figure out if people would pay $12 for a box of garbage bags for a high school fundraiser.
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    Maybe you buy the bags and then fill them with either trash for the dump or stuff for goodwill and they come and haul it for you? I'd pay $12 to have someone haul a ton of my crap away.
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    This is actually common in my area.  It's something everyone needs, and it goes over pretty well.  I don't even buy it though - I'm cheap lol.
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    I'm so sick of the same old fundraiser crap - I'd welcome something new.  And whoever thought a frozen product was a good idea is an idiot.  'Here, parents, sell all this cookie dough that won't fit in your freezer, and btw you have two hours to pick it up because we don't have room to store it at the school either'.  We tried salsa at our last fundraiser just to try something different.  And we work a concession stand at the minor league baseball park.
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    I'll pay $12 for something I'll actually use over paying $12 for some crap that'll just clutter up my house (wrapping paper, that nasty popcorn, etc.) any day.
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    I mean, if it's already for charity- Project Prom is a charity, yes?
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    Not really charity, but to host an alcohol free lock-in type of after prom party, which I think is a good idea. Sorry I posted and ran last night. IMO, some PTA person was in Sams or Costco one day buying garbage bags in bulk and thought "Hey, this is a necessity.. maybe we should resell them." If they sell, and the kids raise their funds for a safe celebration, then I'm all for it, I just thought it was odd.
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    Yeah, it's a little odd to be buying 50 garbage bags for $12.But to put some perspective on pricing, my sister has to spend roughly $3 per garbage bag in Zurich. Yes, that is $3 PER BAG. And they can only put out garbage in the government bags or they are fined something like CHF100 per non-government-issued bag they try to dispose of. It's insane, but they do a lot more recycling there than we do here.
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