I went into a small grotty shop near where I was working to get a bottle of coke and he wanted 95p for it!! I told him it was too much he said he would do it for 90 but I said that was still too much.
I went to the post office two doors down and the same thing was 75p.
Now in the city centre 95p is not too bad, it is still expensive but you some times are prepaired to pay on a hot summers day.
So do people actualy just pay the price or do other people walk out of shops as well?
Well I'm used to paying about £1.30 for a bottle of coke in WHSmiths in Central London, so 95p sounds like a bargain to me! lol
I once bought a bottle that said "77p" on the label (like actually printed on in the pattern), and they charged me 90p for it!
I had exactly this problem the other day. £1 for a bottle of Lucozade, where two minutes' walk away it'd be 65p.
I'd have been less pissed off if this wasn't the college canteen.
I can understand the location thing, on a hot summers day on Oxford Street I probably would pay £1.50 if I was thirsty enough, but a little road in Chorlton *** Hardy with three shops on it who would be desperate enough to pay that?
i've had to pay £2 for a bottle of coke, but that was on a train!!
I pay what they charge, call me lazy, but i cant be ****ed to walk and wait longer to save 20p for a drink.
It annoys me when they charge 80p+ for a bottle of water.
I agree AT82. I get a bit annoyed when it comes to being ripped off. There is a corner shop next door to my school that charges 90p for bottled water, just taking advantage of students who would rather pay over double the price than going to tesco which is about 50 metres up the road.
Another thing that gets on my nerves is that at uni, most people who are "poor students" wouldn't be poor if they knew how to manage money and weren't so wasteful. They would rather pay £3 for a sandwich every day than spend two minutes making one before they leave, and there are many other examples. Imagine it. If you spend £3 on a sandwich every day, and £1 on a drink, for just 250 days of the year, that is £1000 which could have been better spent. Throw in all the other areas where you could have saved money, and that uni debt maybe wouldnt exist.