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#4 - winternetz
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(05/21/2013) [-]
99 cents for the 2 litre?! where on earth is that possible?
#62 to #4 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
that ***** probably close to expiring
#64 to #4 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
in a store, 99 cent for a 2 liter because you are going into the store to buy it and the supermarket bought it in bulk. in a vending machine soda costs normally 1.25, but 1.75 when you buy it in a sandwich shop. Actually now that I think about about it, these prices are the same in supermarkets for soda too. WTF is this ****. btw my real username is zeroxnight, but I am too lazy to log on due to me being away from my actual computer.
#92 to #4 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Actualy I find that usualy the 2 litre bottles are usualy cheaper than the 1½litre bottles.
#110 to #4 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
The CVS near my school sells them for 99 cents every other week.
#172 to #110 - stepsword ONLINE
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(05/22/2013) [-]
same
#119 to #4 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Lots of places...
#115 to #4 - outdrewfortytwo
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Here in AMerica, some of the off brands on sale go for 50 cents.
#163 to #4 - skeetskeetskeeeeet
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(05/22/2013) [-]
*********** stores
#170 to #4 - volcanicxlegend
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(05/22/2013) [-]
cvs,walmart,riteaid, just some of the examples
#179 to #4 - mrselfdestruct
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(05/22/2013) [-]
where i'm from, 99 cents would be about 40 pesos. we can get 2 liters of coke for less than that.
#186 to #4 - rhevol
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(05/22/2013) [-]
3 dollars here in mexico!!! ******* 'murica..
#205 to #4 - unoriginalaccount
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Publix.
Sometimes it's even buy one get one free.
#217 to #4 - dinoking
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Gas Stations
#220 to #217 - dinoking
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(05/22/2013) [-]
In America
#246 to #4 - anon
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(05/23/2013) [-]
I know a place where you can get 3 liters for 1$
#41 to #4 - notafunnyguy
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(05/21/2013) [-]
in canada, 2L bottles are less than a dollar. there's a native store just outside a reserve nearby me, and they sell 2L bottles for 0.79$ plus tax. but there's no tax if you have a native american status card ( basically proof you're native) because they dont pay taxes on anything and get pwoer and water bills paid for because of what we did to their great great great great ancestors
#38 to #4 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Places like Country Mart sell 2 liters of soda for less than a dollar. I just bought a 2 liter A&W rootbeer for 88 cents the other day. Smaller personal bottles are $1.25 or more, though. LOGIC
#5 to #4 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
wallyworld
#16 to #5 - Lordspike
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Out of context. I meant that each item in stock is 99p or less each.
#169 to #4 - tomorrowsnightmare
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(05/22/2013) [-]
In Puerto Rico we have 4 liters for $1.50 if I remember correctly.
#22 to #4 - corso
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(05/21/2013) [-]
That's three liters, and it doesn't happen.
#126 to #22 - dyllygaf
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(05/21/2013) [-]
That's a 2 liter and yes it does happen, in lots of places

I live in San Diego and it's normal for 2 liters to be just about a dollar
#142 to #4 - Dap
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Only in like bulk or maybe "spring sale week" or something like that... Normally they're at least $2
#6 to #4 - ThekidsTEN
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(05/21/2013) [-]
america
#131 to #6 - comanderspy
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(05/21/2013) [-]
and may god bless it
and may god bless it
#13 to #6 - Lordspike
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(05/21/2013) [-]
And in England some shops sell many, many shops that sell literally all of there stock for 99p.
#15 to #13 - hanabro
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(05/21/2013) [-]
People in England sell entire shops? Holy ****.
#40 to #15 - Blarge **User deleted account**
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(05/21/2013) [-]
its a very little known practice known as realty
#108 to #6 - qubot
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#31 - CyrilKeir ONLINE
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I always figured it was because the smaller bottles are kept in coolers so that they are nice and cold right away- Where as the larger ones are not. We're paying for the convenience of having it cold RIGHT NOW, which costs them electricity to make happen.
#42 to #31 - kiboz
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Well, in my country, big bottles are kept in fridges as well, but the prices are like 1.3 for 2l, 0.8 for 1l, 0.6 for 0.5l and 0.45 for 0.25 (prices in euros, and it is really retarded in my opinion, the last on at least).
#45 to #31 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
It costs more to distribute smaller servings, so they hike up the price to meet production costs. And the convenience doesn't hurt as well. They know people will pay for it. Moral of the story, buy a reusable water bottle and fill it at home. Stop paying more for things you shouldn't have too.
#61 to #45 - gunnay
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(05/21/2013) [-]
i cant understand why you would buy expensive non carbonated water - in germany we mostly drink carbonated water but when im going to class or to the gym im allways taking the same old used bottle of volvic and fill it with tap water - i think it even tastes better that that volvic crap.
#199 to #61 - cddamis
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Where I live (AZ, USA) the water tastes awful from the tap. It either tastes like excessive amounts of minerals were added, or a bucket of chlorine is holding the water right before you drink it.
#50 to #31 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
yeah. 0.76$ more... right
#232 to #31 - capinsquiggles
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(05/22/2013) [-]
A lot of the 2L's around my country are kept cold as well, but I personally don't care if cold or not, soda is soda either way
#35 to #31 - snup
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(05/21/2013) [-]
In some European countries drinks are ~20 cents more if they are from the fridge.
In some European countries drinks are ~20 cents more if they are from the fridge.
#29 - zantheo
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(05/21/2013) [-]
In glorious scandinavian master race Norway, where polar bears grows on trees and sex is the national sport (and also the national anthem), we pay about the equivalant of 5-6 bucks for 1,5 litres. AND WE ARE DAMN PLEASED ABOUT IT.
#44 to #29 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Har lest kommentarene dine før og hatt det kjempeartig. Ante meg ikke at du var el norwegiuego
#65 to #29 - zukabazuka
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(05/21/2013) [-]
In sweden its around 1-2 dollar for 1.5L if its Coca Cola brand, but then there is Eldorado, less than a dollar for 2L. Taste decent too. But DAMN that's high price for Soda in Norway.
How much for Beer or Alcohol in Norway?

But its almost always cheaper to buy bigger in most stores.
#75 to #65 - tolnes
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Bear is even more expensive, 0,35 l of corona costs about 5,5 dollars. A Heineken is about 5 dollars for a 0.5 in the malls, but at bars it goes from 10-15 dollars.
#81 to #75 - zukabazuka
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(05/21/2013) [-]
That just suck really, here beer or alcohol is usually slightly higher than normal Soda. Insane prices, 4 corona 22dollars =/

No wonder I read about a lot of people from Norway crossing the border to buy food. thought swedish people either go to Denmark or Germany to buy even cheaper beer or alcohol.
#85 to #81 - tolnes
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Yeah, it's really expensive to drink in Norway, that is why we often cross the border to but cheaper alcohol and snus. we call those trips "harrytur" were we bring as much as we can and hope the customs won't stop us.
#82 to #29 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Don't ******** about your country being oh so expensive. You guys pay almost no taxes + you guys earn way, waay more, that's why everything is so ''expensive''.

Glory freedom 'Merica: Coke 0.99, get 10 dollar/h + taxes
Norway: Coke 6.00, get 50 dollar/h
#149 to #29 - mooghens ONLINE
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(05/21/2013) [-]
And i could tolerate that.   
But when i saw the price of beer....
And i could tolerate that.
But when i saw the price of beer....
#60 to #29 - simbero
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I have nothing more to say.

brb. Going to shower in some oil and dry myself with some money
#59 - checkreaction
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(05/21/2013) [-]
my reaction when i want to buy water but cocacola is much cheaper
#32 - profanity
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Supply and demand

lrn2economics
#101 - pebar
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(05/21/2013) [-]
demand = price
#122 to #101 - bloodofthedragon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I'm sorry but that graph shows no profit. Also it is a monopoly graph. But yes the market decides the price.
#135 to #122 - pebar
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(05/21/2013) [-]
It's the firm's point of view in long run equilibrium in monopolistic competition. You never make profit in the long run unless you're a true monopoly which Coke is not (because Pepsi is there) because new firms will see your profit and enter the market. Normal profits are included in cost because if you didn't produce then you're giving up revenue that you could've earned.

If you want economic profit, the stuff that gets you ahead, you have to change something that moves the demand curve for your product. So pretend Coca-Cola just came out with the NEW SUPER AWESOME ULTRA AMAZING COKE THAT ISN'T A RIP OFF OF PEPSI LIKE LAST TIME and the demand curve shifted such that average total cost is below it. There's your profit.
#137 to #135 - bloodofthedragon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
It's cool to see more economists on this site.
#138 to #137 - pebar
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I just took the AP exam so it's still in my head
#140 to #138 - bloodofthedragon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Lol same here. Did you get that question about the fireworks? If the government bans all fireworks did dead weight loss increase, decrease, or remain unchanged. Most of my class agreed it increased but we aren't sure.
#155 to #140 - pebar
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Ya I think that was the last one on the free response. It said the neighbors enjoyed them so it's a positive externality. It's foolish to tax something that people like; you're supposed to subsidize them to remove free riders and dead weight loss. Banning something can be thought of as a giant tax so you use a maximum tax wedge.

Dark shade is w/o ban
total shade is with a ban
#100 - lordhasta
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Uhha.
#193 - kaoknight **User deleted account**
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#213 to #193 - reaperssprint
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Like I always say on posts like this, people forget what a convenience cost is. You want something quick, cold, and refreshing. So odds are you're going to buy the chilled bottle of cola than the large bottle of room temperature cola sitting on a shelf in a random aisle.
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#219 to #215 - reaperssprint
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Exactly. I really don't know why people keep complaining when they'll keep paying for it anyway.
#183 - ohemgeezus ONLINE
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(05/22/2013) [-]
MFW the comments
#191 to #183 - jonesglamorgan
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Sad times thumb up to save you from a negative
#187 to #183 - superbigfupa
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(05/22/2013) [-]
I was gonna thumb you down to be ironic, but nah
#195 to #187 - jonesglamorgan
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Good guy Superbigfupa
#151 - helenwheels
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(05/21/2013) [-]
This is exaggerated beyond belief. But it's true to us it doesn't make sense that a huge bottle of soda would cost about the same as a small bottle.   
   
But soda is almost free to manufacture, all the ingredients can be purchased in large quantities for next to nothing. Its the bottling and shipping that are expensive and it costs about the same to ship the bottles regardless of size.
This is exaggerated beyond belief. But it's true to us it doesn't make sense that a huge bottle of soda would cost about the same as a small bottle.

But soda is almost free to manufacture, all the ingredients can be purchased in large quantities for next to nothing. Its the bottling and shipping that are expensive and it costs about the same to ship the bottles regardless of size.
#197 to #151 - anakx
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(05/22/2013) [-]
Actually, these are pretty close to the prices and sizes at my local wal-mart....kinda sad. the big ones are cents, the small are 1.49 and the waters are 1.50-1.75. The bigger bottles generally cost less because of packaging and buying in bulk and stuff.

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