10 Things That Are Really Expensive Right Now

Used cars and frozen turkeys aren't as cheap as they used to be...
By Ashley Allen,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2010 8:53 AM CST Posted Nov 22, 2010 8:53 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 22, 2010 7:13 PM CST
The Ten Products That Have Hit All-Time Highs
On display are turkeys for sale at Costco Wholesale in Mountain View, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 in preparation for Thanksgiving.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

With the economy still suffering, demand for goods has been generally low. This, paired with low availability in many cases, has forced the prices of a number of goods to inch toward new highs. 24/7 Wall Street lists 10 products that are at or near their all-time greatest costs:

  1. Turkey: Just in time for Thanksgiving, wholesale, frozen turkey is selling at its highest prices ever—$1.09 per pound—due in part to high feed prices. 24/7 notes that grocers will like take the hit, rather than passing the higher costs to consumers.
  2. Cotton: Cotton futures are sell at an all-time high of $1.58 per pound last week, due primarily to an extreme shortage of cotton production in China.

  1. Used cars: A number of factors, including low demand and last year's "Cash for Clunkers" program, have forced the average price of used cars up to $15,870, the highest it's ever been.
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