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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Bang for the Starbucks
    Price change depends on your drink
    Associated Press
    Aug. 20, 2009, 4:05PM

    SEATTLE--Starbucks Corp. is raising prices on certain harder-to-make beverages--and cutting the costs for simpler ones like a plain cup of coffee, the company said today.

    The price hikes, on average between 10 and 15 cents and as much as 30 cents, went into effect today in some cities.

    Starbucks won’t say how many cities were affected by the increase but said the price hikes will eventually roll out nationwide in the coming months
    "This is as a part of our comprehensive approach to providing the value while balancing our business responsibilities," said spokeswoman Valerie O’Neil.

    The increases will be added to "complex" drinks, like the company’s frothy blended frappuccino.

    More basic beverages--the latte and plain coffee, among others--will see prices decreased by 5 to 15 cents.

    Still, more prices will increase under the plan than will be lowered or remain the same.

    Officials at the Seattle-based coffee giant said prices will vary by region to cover higher labor and material costs.
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Hyper-inflation!
  3. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

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    30 cents?! oh noes!
  4. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    If you're willing to pay $5 bucks a cup of coffee.......$0.30 aint much extra. I like Starbucks alright, just dont see the point in going out of the way for it.
  5. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Active Member

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    I guess we'll just have to go some place cheaper, like the local cocaine dealer. :bounce:
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Folgers
  7. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    I've had Starbucks one time, wasn't worth it.
  8. lewpac

    lewpac Benched

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    Google: The Kid From Brooklyn - Starbucks

    You'll pretty much get my opinion about Starbucks......................

    (Sorry, I don't know how to imbed YouTube stuff..)
  9. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    maxwell house
  10. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

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    last house on the left
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Can't stand Coffee so I was never under the spell of Starbucks.:D
  12. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Walmart brand.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I pick up a medium coffee every morning, and it went up 1 penny. Not sure how they hell they accomplished that, but it happen. I think it was a tax increase of some sort in NYC.
  14. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    If you buy one almost every day, then it's over an extra $100 for the year. With say 50,000,000 customers, thats $500M more income a year for Starbucks.
  15. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Apparently the kid from Brooklyn is upset that SB left him out of their marketing profile. The good news is that Google and GoDaddy thought about him when they setup shop.:D

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