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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 07-19-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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What would be the just fair price of this bottled water?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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The price that the market will bear.

If a retailer charges too much, they sell less water. If they charge too little, they don't make enough profit.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:36 PM
 
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There's only one answer that makes sense and jlawrence01 summed it up.

Interesting that the OP didn't vote.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:07 AM
 
Location: New England
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I wish it was $5 or more so fewer people would but them and less waste would go to the landfill.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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At least $1.00 IMO
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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A deposit should be charged on the bottle so they will be returned for recycling.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:39 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I can see why bottled water is so profitable and why it will continue. Let's see the water in a 20 ounce bottle isn't worth 10 cents anywhere. Unless someone is willing to pay it. Anyone can obtain their own refillable bottle of varying types and refill it at home. The cost of convenience is astronomical...can you afford it? If you can and are willing to pay then 20oz's of water could be worth ...who knows how much!
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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I can see why bottled water is so profitable and why it will continue. Let's see the water in a 20 ounce bottle isn't worth 10 cents anywhere. Unless someone is willing to pay it. Anyone can obtain their own refillable bottle of varying types and refill it at home. The cost of convenience is astronomical...can you afford it? If you can and are willing to pay then 20oz's of water could be worth ...who knows how much!

If you shop around and buy it by the case, you can buy it for 11-13 cents for a half liter bottle.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I can see why bottled water is so profitable and why it will continue. Let's see the water in a 20 ounce bottle isn't worth 10 cents anywhere. Unless someone is willing to pay it. Anyone can obtain their own refillable bottle of varying types and refill it at home. The cost of convenience is astronomical...can you afford it? If you can and are willing to pay then 20oz's of water could be worth ...who knows how much!
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If you shop around and buy it by the case, you can buy it for 11-13 cents for a half liter bottle.
I drink Nestle Pure Life. I don't drink it for convenience; I drink it because I like the taste. The bottling plantthat serves my region is in Denver so the water is Denver tap water with some added minerals. I consider Denver tap water to be the best tap water I've ever tasted. When I worked in Denver but lived in the suburbs I brought Denver water home to drink. I drink a good bit of water and I'm serious about the taste.

I just bought four cases of 35 for $4.88 each; I drink four or five bottles per day That's a dirt cheap price as far as I'm concerned. I'm not the only one who thinks this way; my local Walmart has a big invenory of it. Onthe other hand, there is no earthly way I'd pay a dollar for a bottle of it if I were in a restaurant or convenience store. I don't really know how much I would pay but it would be well under a dollar.

As a boy I remember Vichy Water on the menus of good restaurants. It was very tasty. A gourmet food store in Chicago carried it. I first had it in a restaurant when I was perhaps eight or nine years old so I could join my parents in a drink before dinner. It wasn't until my mid teens that they'd order a cocktail for me, an acceptable practice In the Fifties. Vichy Water was expensive, probably in the price range of a simple cocktail. Out of curiosity I just checked its curent availability. Apart from tiny bottles at insane prices I could find no source of supply in this country. It had the best taste of all the waters I've had. I'd happily pay two or three dollars for a half liter bottle in a grocery store. However, I would not be drinking five bottles per day.

Thirty years ago Perrier was very popular. I generally preferred it to a soft drink. As memory serves it cost perhaps 50% more than a typical soft drink of the same size. It is currently available in both the original formula as well as a less carbonated iteration and flavored. An unfortunate industrial accident wrecked their sales; they never really recovered. Thinking about waters as I've been writing this thread I'm going to get some Perrier online if the price is halfway reasonable. I've never seen it in a store or restaurant here.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I drink pure Fontana tap water. Very cheap.
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