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Deposit On Red Bull Cans In Germany - Huh?  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2417 times:

Earlier today I bought a pack of smokes at a kiosk and since I felt a bit tired I decided to get a can of Red Bull as well. The kiosk dude asked me if I want Red Bull with or without sugar, and he added that I have to pay 0,25 EUR deposit for regualar Red Bull cans while Red Bull sugarfree cans are sold without deposit. I asked him why I have to pay deposit for Red Bull with sugar but no deposit for Red Bull sugarfree but he didn't know.

Can anyone explain this completely stupid rule? It doesn't make sense at all.

Patrick

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2409 times:
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Because it's Germany  duck  Big grin


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2407 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1):
Because it's Germany

I got almost the same reply from the kiosk dude (a Turk) when I asked him about the rule, he said: "Because Germany is full of bureaucrats who have nothing better to do than introducing such moronic rules". I agreed with him, took my Red Bull sugarfree can and walked away.

Patrick


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2403 times:

Maybe that guy was just trying to rip you off? I'd imagine that would be big news if they did put deposits on cans!


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2394 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 3):
I'd imagine that would be big news if they did put deposits on cans!

They put deposit on cans, but I thought on all cans, why is Red Bull sugarfree an exception?

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 3):
Maybe that guy was just trying to rip you off?

No, he showed me both cans, the sugarfree can had a "Pfandfrei" (no deposit) writing on it while the regular can had the deposit sign printed on it.

Patrick


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2394 times:

Maybe its a tax on sugary drinks to encourage people to buy sugar free...? Sounds like the kind of thing the english government would do...


That'll teach you
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I asked him why I have to pay deposit for Red Bull with sugar but no deposit for Red Bull sugarfree but he didn't know.

He couldn't tell, because he was wrong.

http://www.bundesregierung.de/Artikel/-,413.993672/dokument.htm



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User currently offlineDba4U From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 661 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2368 times:

Oh well, at least we've got Red Bull in Germany... I almost had to live 3 days without a single can during the CPH meet because it's illegal in Denmark! Luckily we made the trip to Malmo... Big grin

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2356 times:

How anyone, especially adults, can actually like the taste of melted gummy bears, is beyond me.


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8695 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 8):
How anyone, especially adults, can actually like the taste of melted gummy bears, is beyond me.

I completely second that!



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
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Quoting NoUFO (Reply 8):
How anyone, especially adults, can actually like the taste of melted gummy bears, is beyond me.

I've never been a big fan of Red Bull, can just isn't big enough. I prefer Diet Rockstar. Cheaper than Red Bull and twice (or 3x) the size.



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User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):
"Because Germany is full of bureaucrats who have nothing better to do than introducing such moronic rules."

I'm afraid that if you had to describe Germany current state in just one sentence, you couldn't get much closer than that.


User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
Maybe its a tax on sugary drinks to encourage people to buy sugar free...? Sounds like the kind of thing the english government would do...

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I sure hope our government dont see this, knowing them they would probably take it up to match other countries, god help us if they do, we'll be even more out of pocket than we are now!


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6):
He couldn't tell, because he was wrong.

No, he was right. As I wrote above, there is a "Pfandfrei" writing on the sugarfree can and a "Pfandlogo" on the Red Bull regular can.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
Maybe its a tax on sugary drinks to encourage people to buy sugar free...?

No, it is not a tax, you just have to pay 0,25 EUR deposit which you get back when you return the can to the shop.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 8):
How anyone, especially adults, can actually like the taste of melted gummy bears, is beyond me.

Red Bull tastes great, it is one of my favourite soft drinks, unfortunately a bit pricey.

Patrick


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
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What I liked about having parties in Norway, is that the day after I would return all the cans and bottles, and that way I was drinking for free the day before Big grin I think my record after one party was around 350 NOK ($58/45EUR)


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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 8):
How anyone, especially adults, can actually like the taste of melted gummy bears, is beyond me.

Put it into your Vodka and it should taste much better.

pelican


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 15):
Put it into your Vodka and it should taste much better.

It tastes even better when you mix it with Jaegermeister instead of Vodka.

Patrick


User currently offlineDba4U From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 661 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 15):

Put it into your Vodka and it should taste much better.

Yeah, damn... Spend way to much money for Vodka Bull last weekend. Luckily we've got a new month -> new money

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 16):
It tastes even better when you mix it with Jaegermeister instead of Vodka.

o_0 hate Jaegermeister! hateithateithateit! I've got no idea how one can actually like that stuff


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
I completely second that!

I have to agree with this as well. Christ that stuff is Nasty. And unless you have a vagina, you shouldn't be drinking Redbull n' Vodka's either.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 13):

No, he was right. As I wrote above, there is a "Pfandfrei" writing on the sugarfree can and a "Pfandlogo" on the Red Bull regular can.

Then this will change soon, unless the company somehow managed to convince the government or Deutsche Pfanggesellschaft Red Bull Sugar Free was a healthy juice:

"Ausgenommen vom Pfand sind nach wie vor Wein, Sekt, Spirituosen, Milch und Saefte. Ein Pfand muss auch nicht auf oekologisch vorteilhafte Verpackungen, zum Beispiel Getraenkekartons, Schlauch- und Standbodenbeutel gezahlt werden."



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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
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Hmm, red bull?

Give me Sprite 3G anyday.

Its much more effective and doesnt taste like some kind of medicine!


kev.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 19):
Then this will change soon, unless the company somehow managed to convince the government or Deutsche Pfanggesellschaft Red Bull Sugar Free was a healthy juice:

I consulted good ole Google which found the following on the Wikipedia website:

Die zuckerfreie Variante Red Bull Sugarfree ist hingegen zum Teil pfandfrei erhältlich, da es sich um ein diabetikertaugliches Getränk handelt. Es existiert jedoch auch eine Pfand-Variante.

No deposit because it is adapted for diabetics.

Patrick


User currently offlineJohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
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Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 21):
No deposit because it is adapted for diabetics.

Lol, how stupid, does that mean diabetics doesn't have to recycle? I thought the deposit on cans was to encourage people to turn them back in order to recycle the metal. I'm allergig to sorbitol and aspartam, should I be free from paying deposit on the regular Red Bull then, as it has been adapted to my needs?



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8695 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 21):
No deposit because it is adapted for diabetics.

I nominate that for the "most stupid regulation of the year award".  banghead 



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 22):
Lol, how stupid

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Quoting Aloges (Reply 23):
I nominate that for the "most stupid regulation of the year award".


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And another evidence that some people have way too much time in their hands. Which normal thinking person comes up with such a retarded idea?

Patrick


25 Pelican : I will try it although it sounds nastily. pelican
26 Post contains images Skyman : Well it is on the list but I bet if search through German law you will find even much better. Kind of like a horror show. Give J�germeister a ch
27 Post contains images LO231 : Don't you even try to ondermine or insult Wodka!!! ( this is the right spelling!) Regards, LO231
28 Skyman : spelling??? I'm not sure but isn't the Russian spelling with a V??
29 LO231 : Russians don't have V or W, it's "B" in cyrillic, which translates to Polish "W". And wodka existed in Poland before Russia "invented" it... Regards,
30 Sabena332 : I have never drunk good Russian Wodka, just the mass products like Gorbatchow, Smirnoff, etc. but once I had a really good Polish Wodka, a colleague
31 LO231 : It was "Zubrowka", with a piece of grass off the fields where the Polish version of a bizon grasses in the Eastern part of Poland, the only refuge fo
32 Sabena332 : That was it, there was even a bison on the lable! Patrick
33 Post contains images LO231 : Yup, zubr = bison zubrowka = wodka from the bison's grass. And we all know how you feel about grass.... Regards, LO231
34 Post contains images Sabena332 : By the way, I was pretty amazed when I saw a group of Russians drinking Wodka in a bar in Moscow, when I had drunk the same amount, then I had either
35 LO231 : Which is JUST tipsy in that part of the world.... Regards, LO231
36 Sabena332 : Apparently, the guy talked normally and he walked normally, no sign that he drunk approx. 1.5 bottles of Wodka. Amazing! Patrick
37 Post contains images LO231 : It's like looking in the mirror... Regards, LO231
38 Skyman : Aaahh yes the finest stuff. Yes they can drink Wodka like we drink water. But the amazing thing is if you start drinking Hefeweizen with them they wi
39 Post contains images SATX : You know, of all the things to get upset about, why this?
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