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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, December 1-15, 2001

Automobiles
New
Jeep Wrangler, SE 4X4, 14,995.00
Plymouth Voyager, 11,995.00
Toyota Corolla, CE, 10,995.00
Used
1998,Toyota Camry, 11,995.00
1997, Honda Accord, EX, 12,995.00
1992,Geo Prizm, 2,995.00

Clothing
Girl's dress, holiday, 18.00-44.00/each
Men's coat, Alfani, dress, 159.99-395.00/each
Men's gloves, Gordini, Goretex, 29.99-39.99/pair
Men's jacket, Carhart, Arctic, 59.99-74.99/each
Men's necktie, silk, 24.99-32.50/each
Men's shirt, dress, 29.99-39.99/each
Men's shirt, Van Heusen, flannel, 15.99-30.00/each
Men's slacks, Savane, 19.99-50.00/pair
Men's sweater, cashmere, 99.99/each
Women's boots, 9 West, dress, 24.50-169.99/pair
Women's coat, dress, wool, 199.00-599.00/each
Women's pajamas, microfleece, 29.00-43.00/pair
Women's slacks, corduroy, 14.99-48.00/pair
Women's sweater, wool, 19.99-29.99/each

Food & beverages
Bananas, 1.00/3 lbs
Beef, ground, 85% lean, 1.49/lb
Beef, steak, porterhouse, 5.89/lb
Butter, Hotel Bar, 1.49-1.00/lb
Cereal, Kellogg's, Froot Loops, 1.99/15 oz box
Chicken, boneless, 2.29/lb
Coffee, Maxwell House, Masterblend, 3.99-4.99/34.5 oz can
Cookies, Nabisco, Chips Ahoy, 1.74/15 oz pkg
Flour, Pillsbury, .89/5 lb bag
Frozen dinner, Swanson, Hungry Man, 1.94/12.75-20 oz box
Ham, steaks, 2.89/lb
Juice, Orange, 4.00/two half gallon cartons
Lamb chops, loin, 5.99/lb
Lettuce, Dole, Salad in a Bag, 2.99/3 lb bag
Peanut butter, Skippy, .99/18 oz jar
Pork, chops, center cut, 1.99/lb
Soup, Campbell's, Select, .89/19 oz can
Yogurt, 3.00/eight 6 oz containers
note: these prices are supplemented with ads from the Star Ledger [Newark, NJ]. Most food ads were published as inserts and not filmed for posterity.

Furniture
Bed, bunk, 399.99/set of 2
Bedroom set, 4 pieces, 1,849.00/set
Bookcase, solid wood, 12"W X 96"H X 11"D, 89.00
Dinette, oak, 5 piece set, 399.00/set
Loveseat, 699.00/each
Sofa, 869.00/each
Table, cocktail, 469.00/each
Table, end, 379.00/each

Household & seasonal goods
Christmas lawn ornament, lighted reindeer, 39.99/each
Christmas lights, "icicle style," 4.00/100 light strand
Christmas tree, real, Douglas Fir, 6.5', 89.99-99.88/each
Cookware, Farberware, 8 pieces, 49.99-79.99/set
Food processor, Cuisinart, 99.61-159.95/each
Grill, George Foreman, family size, 59.97/each
Juice extractor, Black & Decker, 24.61-39.95/each
Microwave oven, General Electric, .9 cu ft, 99.61/each
Pointsettia, 4.50/each
Range, Hotpoint, 30", 399.61-599.99/each
Refrigerator, General Electric, side by side, 999.61/each
Snowblower, Honda, 6.5 HP, 1,749.00/each
Toaster oven, Black & Decker, 29.97-39.97/each
Vacuum, Eureka, Boss, upright, 49.61-64.95/each
Washing machine, General Electric, 249.61/each

Personal care & health
Bath spa, Homedics, 99.99/each
Gold's Gym, 49.00/1 month trial
Toothpaste, Colgate, 1.47-1.97/6.4 oz tube

Real estate
Houses for sale
Jefferson Twp., 2 bedrooms, 135,000.00
Morristown, 3 bedrooms, 499,900.00
Randolph, 3 bedrooms, 269,000.00
Houses for rent
Boonton, 3 bedroms, 1,850.00/month
Denville, 2 bedrooms, 1,500.00/month
Rockaway, White Meadow Lake, 3 bdrooms, 1,595.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Boonton, 3 bedrooms, 625.00/month
Rockaway, 1 bedroom, 925.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Camcorder, Canon, mini, 599.99/each
Camera, Sony, digital, 199.99-249.99/each
Computer, Sony, 256 MB, 949.97-1,047.97/each
Compact disc, 9.98-11.98/each
DVD player, Daewoo, 99.99/each
First Night buttons (New Years Eve entertainment), 12.00/each; 40.00/4 pack
Golf clubs, 8 irons & 3 woods, 249.00/set
Telephone, cellular, Motorola, 19.99-49.00/each
Television, Panasonic, 25", 249.99/each
Video game, Game Boy Advance, 89.97/each
Video game sytem, Playstation 2, 299.97/each
no toys advertised; probably unfilmed inserts only

Tobacco & alcohol
Beer, Heineken, 19.99/case of 24 bottles
Scotch whiskey, Johnnie Walker Red, 31.99/1.75 litre bottle
Wine, Almaden, 7.99/4 litre bottle
no tobacco advertised

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