Are you kidding? What do you think it costs to deliver a pallet of 63 bags of salt ( 50 lbs each)? Dow chemical has announced 45 % price increases in chemical products this year AND a $400 fuel surcharge per truckload of product leaving their plant. This affects almost everthing....including the plastic bag that salt is in!
There is a company here in San Diego which installs secondary fuel tanks in pickups and other trucks. They are working overtime to keep up with demand.....because diesel is $2 per gallon just across the border in TJ. Gasoline is also about 1/2 the going rate in San Diego, which is averaging $4.59 for regular.
There are several companies selling Vespa and other brands of scooters. They are SOLD OUT ....not a single unit left in inventory anywhere in town as of Friday. There is one brand made in China, and the comment from owners and dealers is.....NO PARTS AVAILABLE.....good luck when it needs service! Where have we heard that one before!