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May. 8th, 2007 | 10:51 pm
posted by: kidkut in timhortons

I think Starbuck's call's them "Joe-to-Go's" but isnt all coffee "to go?"
Its pretty much a little cardboard coffee carabiner that goes for 12.40.

Says they fit 10 medium coffee's, at best 1.24 x 10 = 12.40 = the price they give, how is that a deal?

On the latter me and my coworkers realized it only fills 5 extra large coffees which comes to little over 8 bucks. 8 bucks worth of coffee for 12.40? WTF!!!!

What angers me is that upper management would make a price so ripping off of the customers, and give us retarded promotional posters. On top of that... soooooooo many genius mom's decided "ooh what a deal" and we've literally sold tons of these during the lunch hour alone.

Anyone else have horror stories?

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sassybaby81

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from: sassybaby81
date: May. 9th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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We haven't sold a single one. I think it will pick up in the summer though. I see it as more of a convenience thing though. It's perfect for gatherings and stuff.

It isn't really ripping people off. They are advertising it for medium coffees, and the price reflects just that...10 medium coffees.


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own2feet

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from: own2feet
date: May. 9th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
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On the first point, I don't really think its meant to be a deal but more of a conveinence factor. Like for business lunch's its much easier to carry a box and a bag, then 3 trays of coffee. Although I think it is a rip off regardless.

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Benjamin Jack

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from: 120s
date: May. 9th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
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It isnt supposed to be a 'deal.'

Its supposed to be a convenience thing, much like own2feet said.

And yeah, it fills 8 XL coffess which is 8 bucks, but you have to realize that as you go up in size (for coffee) the price goes down for the actual coffee compared to the sizes. So, buying two smalls (lets say they fit one large cofee) is more expensive than buying one large coffee. You know?

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from: drebanon
date: Jul. 31st, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
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And this is the part that does not make sense. Marketing a box of coffee as being 10 mediums is a cash grab rip off done solely to enable them to scoop more cash.

If the advertisements stated it was the equivalent of 20 small coffees would you happily fork over $20 for the same size box?

As 120s so elequently set out, the norm is for the price to go down as you increase the size of the container of coffee.

The box price ought to be pegged to the next smaller to-go container size (extra large?) and keeping with convention, be slightly cheaper than the equivalent in extra large coffees.

The only reason it makes sense to not give ye customary "bulk" discount is because they are now required to provide you with individual creamers and sugars and stir sticks with each box. Admittedly the cost of 5 extra large double doubles would be less in terms of sugar/cream cost since they use bulk sugar and cream (much cheaper than individual packets)

On the other hand they do not normally charge you extra if you order your single cup of coffee with cream and sugar packets to go.

So, yes it is still a rip off all the way around.

TL:DR. Buying in bulk should mean discount

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