| Apples and oranges. Now you are talking about the price of a "one off"
| purchase from high mark up retailer. If you compare Desani to Pepsi,
| you are saying a couple of tablespoons of sugar is worth buck more
It was meant as a joke. The idea of debating 100,000
times vs 70-80 times seemed a bit silly.... Whether it's
100,000 times, 1,600 times or 70 times the cost, it's still
an absurd waste to buy bottled water in a 1st-world
country with plenty of drinkable, tested water available
out of the tap, and with no reason to think that the bottled
water is particularly good, or even as safe as one's own
| BTW do you carry a canteen around? Would anyone?
Yes, I do. Why not? I generally have a quart Gatorade
bottle full of water. It's strong, non-BPA plastic and the
bottle costs about $2 vs $10-$30 for special, high-tech,
official water bottles that people carry to the gym or
I wonder why anyone *wouldn't*. I don't see many
water fountains these days. If I'm going out for a few
hours, regardless of where I'm going, I'm going to get
thirsty. So why not bring some water? Do you just buy
sodas everywhere you go? Two bucks for a concoction
of acid, water, sugar and who-knows-what flavoring?
Why would anyone do that?
Or maybe you're one of the people supporting the bottled
water industry, with empty 12 oz and 16 oz bottles strewn
around your house and car? If so then I'd like to show you
my collection of pet rocks and twigs. They make great
companions and I'm selling them cheap... For a limited
time only!!! The pebbles start at a mere $35 and come
with an official certificate declaring them to be official
pebbles. You don't want to miss this deal! And it's 10%
off if you buy a dozen or more. In fact, this week only
I'm selling a whole wheelbarrow full for only $3,400. (Plus
a shipping and handling fee of $637.42) I'll throw in 6
steak knives and a slicer-dicer for free!!! :)
I always bring my Gatorade bottle to work, as well.
I can drink up to 1/2 gallon some days at work. If I'm
working in the summer at a place with no water available,
or where the water is bad quality, I often bring 2 bottles.
I take a bottle in the truck whenever I go out. Who
But you've got me wondering now. If it's never occured
to the majority of the population that they can carry liquids
with them on their travels then there might be a great
business opportunity here. I won't even need to put water
in bottles in order to sell them. I can sell them as official
*portable* containers! I imagine it won't be hard to get
a UL seal and all that other official stuff. I can't believe
no one else has thought of this. And the marketing will
"Tired of the tyranny of $3 drinks at theaters?... Sick
of searching high and low for a water fountain at the mall?
... Frustrated with trying to find a convenience store on
the Interstate when you're thirsty?... Well, suffer no more!
Now there's the new Acme Portable Container! In 4 different
sizes for all occasions!"
Then I'll warn people that, due to germ risks, the bottles
shouldn't be used more than 3 times. That'll take care of
that pesky saturated market problem.