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Old 06-22-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Starbucks to Raise Prices for Packaged Coffee, Other Products - WSJ

"Starbucks Corp. SBUX -0.82% said it plans to raise prices for certain packaged coffee and other products, following other big java makers in responding to a jump in raw coffee costs earlier this year that is now making its way."

Yes and Starbuck's denies they raised the prices of their products DAYS after instituting their education program, as a way to pay for it. The check is in the mail.

Typical liberal think: Give people something and let others pay for it. The masses will be happy, because MOST get something for free or for very little cost to them.

Starbuck's equals the greatest scam artists of the century. There is a sucker born every minute.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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I can never understand how starbucks got as big as it has. Why would anyone want to pay that price for coffee when there are plenty of places you can get a cheaper better tasting cup.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Most companies that to do this typically have a stipulation that requires them to work for them (in this case Starbucks) for a certain amount of time. Still better than nothing I suppose.
There wasn't much of that talk when I heard about it. It doesn't mean that there isn't that stipulation. I hope more people step into it.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I can never understand how starbucks got as big as it has. Why would anyone want to pay that price for coffee when there are plenty of places you can get a cheaper better tasting cup.
Ever heard of McDonald's?
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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What does "partnered" with ASU mean? I bet tax dollars are involved before it is all said and done.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:20 PM
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I can never understand how starbucks got as big as it has. Why would anyone want to pay that price for coffee when there are plenty of places you can get a cheaper better tasting cup.
I still don't understand why or how coffee is such a big hit. I agree though, seeing people block roads in the morning to get a 5$ coffee is interesting.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I'm truly not understanding why it's the job of a business to pay for its employees to get college degrees.


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It isn't the job of business to, but in their best interest. Have you seen where this country is going? Welfare for all, including businesses.

Some companies think it might be building a better community and adding workers who will be better qualified for their job interests. Also employees who are better qualified earn better salaries and thus pay more in taxes.................. a win win for the employee - the company - and the government.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:07 AM
 
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Starbucks to Raise Prices for Packaged Coffee, Other Products - WSJ

"Starbucks Corp. SBUX -0.82% said it plans to raise prices for certain packaged coffee and other products, following other big java makers in responding to a jump in raw coffee costs earlier this year that is now making its way."

Yes and Starbuck's denies they raised the prices of their products DAYS after instituting their education program, as a way to pay for it. The check is in the mail.

Typical liberal think: Give people something and let others pay for it. The masses will be happy, because MOST get something for free or for very little cost to them.

Starbuck's equals the greatest scam artists of the century. There is a sucker born every minute.
1. It's evident that you don't know what you're talking about since it's been revealed how the funding structure of the educational program offer works.

2. Starbucks is a business that sells a product for a price. It does not attempt to hide the price. It's hardly a scam.

3. This is not a liberal vs conservative thing. Only liberals in the South benefit from social programs... and liberals in the North pay for it (just like the north pays for everything in this nation).
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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This morning I heard on the news that Starbucks was going to raise their price by 20cents because of the increase of coffee beans and shipping, nothing to do with tuition.

There's nothing wrong with more well educated people in our society and this is just the first step. I hope more businesses offer educational benefits like this. Some people see the light raise themselves and others want to remain in the dark with uneducated propaganda filled nonsense.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I can never understand how starbucks got as big as it has. Why would anyone want to pay that price for coffee when there are plenty of places you can get a cheaper better tasting cup.
Starbucks is about the experience. I rarely had it before going to a college with one. I walked in with a friend I had at the time and got a chai tea latte and was blown away by it. I rarely get them now because of the price (it was a part of the meal plan on the college campus.) However I've tried doing chai tea lattes at home with the powder but it's not the same at all.

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What does "partnered" with ASU mean? I bet tax dollars are involved before it is all said and done.
Basically ASU is one of the schools that Starbucks is working with with this idea of offering part of the tuition to employees.
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