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Free 3 13.64%
25 cents 2 9.09%
50 cents 3 13.64%
At least 1 Dollar 5 22.73%
Whatever the company decides to charge, it could be 25 cents or it could be 25 dollars. 9 40.91%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-21-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Do you mean that Coke bottles don't fill up the landfills? Do they spontaneously disintegrate and turn into pure sweet oxygen?
That wasn't the choice I meant.

I was talking about spending as much as a Coke costs to buy a bottle of water vs. refilling your own reusable bottle from the tap.

And of course, that's why so many of the major bottled water brands now are owned by Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, etc. It's just so darned profitable!
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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That wasn't the choice I meant.

I was talking about spending as much as a Coke costs to buy a bottle of water vs. refilling your own reusable bottle from the tap.

And of course, that's why so many of the major bottled water brands now are owned by Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, etc. It's just so darned profitable!
It's amazing how our economy works. They've created so many jobs out of bottling for convenience.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:32 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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25 cents to 25 dollars is winning! God bless the big spenders!

One simple container to carry with a carrying device ...holster or a carrying case. Refillable for free almost anywhere and people are willing to pay that kind of money for throwaways. So be it! I do realize some buy bottled water for the taste. Some buy it bottled because they have poor tasting local water. I'm not gonna buy water to avoid fluoride as much as I'd like to. We buy bottle distilled water for our coffee maker. I'm not made out of money. Besides I'd get tired of lugging all that water around.

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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25 cents to 25 dollars is winning! God bless the big spenders!
It all come down to disposable income. A person who is low income ($70k) is going to see bottled water as expensive while someone with middle income ($250k) is going to see the convenience of bottled water as cheap.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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It all come down to disposable income. A person who is low income ($70k) is going to see bottled water as expensive while someone with middle income ($250k) is going to see the convenience of bottled water as cheap.
I've forgotten some have lost their perspective. 250 K middle income? What country ?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/bu...-fed-says.html
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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I've forgotten some have lost their perspective. 250 K middle income? What country ?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/bu...-fed-says.html
You forget that location matters. I'm in a high COL area. Replace low/middle/upper with whatever the numbers are around you. I took my best guess based on incomes around here. I also meant middle class... not median. I should have been more clear.

Still comes down to disposable income. People with more of it are willing to pay for convenience.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:07 AM
 
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You forget that location matters. I'm in a high COL area. Replace low/middle/upper with whatever the numbers are around you. I took my best guess based on incomes around here. I also meant middle class... not median. I should have been more clear.

Still comes down to disposable income. People with more of it are willing to pay for convenience.
Yep, that's understood! I didn't forget location matters as do other criteria. My point though for the poll, is the seller makes a killing at $1.00 a bottle and just a total fool out of someone who pays $2.00 a bottle. Regardless of income, standing in the community, size of house, location, total assets etc. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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Yep, that's understood! I didn't forget location matters as do other criteria. My point though for the poll, is the seller makes a killing at $1.00 a bottle and just a total fool out of someone who pays $2.00 a bottle. Regardless of income, standing in the community, size of house, location, total assets etc. Thanks for the clarification.
Most people don't buy them for $1 or $2 though. Most people buy them like I do in packs of 24 for 16 cents each. Obviously there's a profit being made on them... but a killing? Not likely. No one's a fool for paying 16 cents for a bottle of water.

Your logic is correct in general however. And it can be applied to everything. A person who buys an Apple for $5 is a fool when another person purchased an Apple for $1 down the street. A person who is paid $30 for an hour of work is a fool when a person on the floor above is paid $60 for an hour of work.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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Most people don't buy them for $1 or $2 though. Most people buy them like I do in packs of 24 for 16 cents each. Obviously there's a profit being made on them... but a killing? Not likely.

Your logic is correct in general however. And it can be applied to everything. A person who buys an Apple for $5 is a fool when another person purchased an Apple for $1 down the street. A person who is paid $30 for an hour of work is a fool when a person on the floor above is paid $60 for an hour of work.
And the person on the third floor making $120.00 for an hour and so on! If all the work is the same someone is getting screwed! Personally, I've got a $2.00 gumball machine I'd like to install on the 2nd floor. I hate to see water being shipped around the country. Just seems crazy!
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:47 AM
 
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And the person on the third floor making $120.00 for an hour and so on! If all the work is the same someone is getting screwed! Personally, I've got a $2.00 gumball machine I'd like to install on the 2nd floor. I hate to see water being shipped around the country. Just seems crazy!
That's the beauty of this country. You can actually make money with that $2.00 gumball machine. Everyone has an opportunity to do well. Just sell a product to someone willing to buy it. This is why Coca Cola is doing excellent with their water.
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