Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 938 times:
I don't really think I've ever seen a soda machine price over $1. It seems like its a magic number. Not too many people are going to pay more than that for a soda on more than rare occasions. Prices over the last few years have steadily increased to $1, but they haven't gone past it.
Will there sooner or later be an increase past a dollar for sodas? I don't feel it'd be a good idea for the companies to do so. What else might they have up their sleeves besides a price increase to milk more money from consumers? Smaller bottles? Warmer drinks?
KAL007 From United Arab Emirates, joined Sep 2003, 47 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 895 times:
I have seen $3, $2.50.....all the way down to $1.25...
Let consider the costs that play a role in setting up these soda machine...
1. Electricity: The drinks need to be kept cold...24/7/365…
2. Labor: Someone has to deliver the drinks to the machine, take out the $$, etc...
3. Maintenance: Spare parts may be needed incase of break down or vandalism…
4. Rent: Renting out the space used to place the machines will cost the beverage company …
5. Advertising: Not too sure about this one, but when a soda machine has COCA COLA or PEPSI written all over it, it could be seen as a mini stand-up billboard that attracts numerous pass buyers.
Off course some prices demanded by these soda machines can be higher than the prices offered at hypermarkets or regular grocery stores...since the cost structure in hypermarkets/grocery stores is more spread out among the variety of other products they sell....
i never knew who i was. i never knew who i wanted to be. -KAL007-
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 867 times:
Lowest for a can around here (I mean, not the TrueValue kind of drink from the supermarket): 50 cents which of course in the little expensive world called airport goes up to 1.50.
About the 20OZ bottle, the lowest I've seen is 1.00. At the airport machine 2.50
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 831 times:
I just picked up three 12-packs of Coca Cola for US$9. at the local grocery (= .40/ ea. for a 12 oz/355mL can), and I'm entirely sure they were making a profit. Goes to illustrate above comments about additional costs (and inflated ripoffs) when purchasing individual portions at other outlets.
Our hotel (recent trip to Maryland) had Coke from the vending machine @ .75,
half the price of what I've seen locally in the Detroit area...Jack
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 822 times:
They are making a hell of a profit on this stuff. The actually pop costs about a nickel. Its just a shot glass full of syrup mixed with tap water that's been carbonated. In restaurants, usually the carry-out cup costs the company more in overhead than the pop does. Our prices range from $0.50 (at work) to $1.00 (the airport) for a 12 oz. can of the good stuff. What pissed me off about the airport machines if that the display on them shows the 20 oz. bottles, but you get the 12 oz. can. Apparently, it pissed someone else off too because the last time I went, it was changed to a picture of a 12 oz. can.