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Old 05-05-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I don't whether to condem the person who came up with the idea of selling water in plastic bottles or congradulate him/her on a brilliant marketing scheme.

Bottom line-it's a waste of money (gads! beer is less expensive) bad for the environment-do the math and bad for you. Them plasticey chemicals. And 90% of the stuff is filtered tap water!

Me? I got two stainless steel bottles and I fill 'em at home.

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A second thought.

Why is it OK to buy the plastic wrapped water that was bottled six months age, and the label warns you to not refill the bottle? Could it be that in three hours dangerous chemicals will leach out of the plastic (which didn’t occur over the previous six months)? Or maybe…..
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Beer is less expensive? I can get a 24 pack of .5L bottles of water(That's 3.2 gallons) for $4.99, I'd like to see you get that much beer for less. I can also buy single gallon bottles of water for $.89. Where can I get a gallon of beer for less than that!?!

Seriously, I'd like to know.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Beer is less expensive? I can get a 24 pack of .5L bottles of water(That's 3.2 gallons) for $4.99, I'd like to see you get that much beer for less. I can also buy single gallon bottles of water for $.89. Where can I get a gallon of beer for less than that!?!

Seriously, I'd like to know.
I was thinking in terms of those single 16oz bottles at the 7-11 for a $1.29.

But my point is not the cost so much as the stupidity of buying bottled water.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't think it's stupid to buy water in a plastic bottle. Cost wise it comes out the same whether I'm buying a filter or buying water bottled. And those filters don't filter out many of the contaminants found in my tap water, for that I'd also have to have a reverse osmosis system. Point being, it's relative.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I don't whether to condem the person who came up with the idea of selling water in plastic bottles or congradulate him/her on a brilliant marketing scheme.

Bottom line-it's a waste of money (gads! beer is less expensive) bad for the environment-do the math and bad for you. Them plasticey chemicals. And 90% of the stuff is filtered tap water!

Me? I got two stainless steel bottles and I fill 'em at home.

***********
A second thought.

Why is it OK to buy the plastic wrapped water that was bottled six months age, and the label warns you to not refill the bottle? Could it be that in three hours dangerous chemicals will leach out of the plastic (which didn’t occur over the previous six months)? Or maybe…..
Or maybe you're just being paranoid. Perhaps their motivation is to get you to buy more water? Plastic bottle aren't poisoning you.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: southern california
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you are so right.
dave ramsey for president.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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This is one of my pet peeves. I just shake my head when I see people pay $1.00 or more for a little bottle of water. They must have way too much money. I'll refill existing bottles I have from larger Hinckley and Schmidt water dispensers if I don't trust the tap water - which in many cases I don't.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Acres
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I buy 24packs of water for 3.99 16oz bottles. I drink 3 or 4 a day. I don't have access to clean tap water through the day, so I buy bottled. I have nowhere to keep a canteen of water, cold enough to enjoy. So leave me and my BPA alone.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Queensland
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Pay for drinking water? We get ours free, out of our rain water tank. Only pollution is maybe a bit of green frog pee and decayed eucalyt leaf.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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Pay for drinking water? We get ours free, out of our rain water tank. Only pollution is maybe a bit of green frog pee and decayed eucalyt leaf.
Have you thought of bottling it and selling it? It might have a following in some circles if you did the right ad campaign.
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