Is Ice a Commodity?

There is something odd going on here in Canada…and, it has to do with the price of ice!  A common bag of ice in the States runs between $1.25-$2.00 for a 7lb, 8lb or 10lb bag.  I have been to a number of places to buy ice here in Canada, but can’t bring myself to pay $3 for a 5lb bag as it would take 3 bags to fill up my ice chest…that’s nearly $10 (with tax) every day or two for frozen water…in a place that is frozen most of the year.

After some serious thinking I believe I have it figured out.  Given how cold it is in Canada most of the year, I’m thinking Canadians don’t need or want to buy ice all that often ,therefore it’s a supply/demand thing.

Mike Shubic

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Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.

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