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Why does a simple water bottle cost over $10 now?

Old 01-19-23, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
200 Big Mouth 21 oz bottles for $600, including custom logo printing.

$3 a piece. Who wants to go in on a purchase?

Only if the logo says "Butt Number Cruncher"
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Old 01-19-23, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent
But he did indeed ask a question. Why is it that everyone that posts a thread, have to pass your approval.

Learn how to read. OP had no question left after Koyote demonstrated that water bottles were available at the price the OP asserted had disappeared.

The simplest water bottles are a lot less than $10 depending on where and how you buy them. Is a discussion of why there are bottles available for more than $10 even remotely interesting?
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It must be interesting. This thread is up to 5 pages and 104 posts about the cost of silly water bottle.
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Originally Posted by prj71
It must be interesting. This thread is up to 5 pages and 104 posts about the cost of silly water bottle.
Maybe the next thread can be about the high cost of socks or gloves.

Then we can hear from the people who never wear either or want to show off their 30 year old stuff which still works fine.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Maybe the next thread can be about the high cost of socks or gloves.
It just so happens, I was wondering why socks cost over $50 now.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
It just so happens, I was wondering why socks cost over $50 now.
Because your shopping in the wrong places just like the OP.
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Originally Posted by prj71
Because you’re shopping in the wrong places just like the OP.
What’s wrong with Neiman Marcus?
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
It just so happens, I was wondering why socks cost over $50 now.
I don't know where you get your socks from... I pay $ 30 for a pack of 3 pairs and they're 60% wool and 40% nylon.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
I don't know where you get your socks from... I pay $ 30 for a pack of 3 pairs and they're 60% wool and 40% nylon.
Whoosh
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
What’s wrong with Neiman Marcus?

Neiman's ok, but Marcus is a real jerk.

Pretty sure if you buy a pair of socks from there, they might contain the preserved feet of Nureyev.
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Stopped in my local REI store today:



Sorry, what was the OP's question?
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Learn how to read. OP had no question left after Koyote demonstrated that water bottles were available at the price the OP asserted had disappeared.

The simplest water bottles are a lot less than $10 depending on where and how you buy them. Is a discussion of why there are bottles available for more than $10 even remotely interesting?
That's some funny spin on the subject.

The question was not "Why are water bottles never under $10?" The basic question is "Why have water bottle average prices increased to $10 most places?"


The answer has a lot to do with that $14000 bike.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Stopped in my local REI store today:



Sorry, what was the OP's question?
That's a $10 bottle to any normal person.
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Old 01-21-23, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Kontact
That's a $10 bottle to any normal person.
Now you don't understand numbers?

Plus, check the thread title. Read it slowly and think about it.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
That's a $10 bottle to any normal person.
$10.95 after tax here
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Now you don't understand numbers?

Plus, check the thread title. Read it slowly and think about it.
You get an A+ for basic arithmetic, but you've simultaneously demonstrated that just 6 cents makes you pedantic.

No one cares about the exact number, except someone who would argue with a compass about where North is.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
No one cares about the exact number, except the OP, who cited an actual number.
fify.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
You get an A+ for basic arithmetic, but you've simultaneously demonstrated that just 6 cents makes you pedantic.

No one cares about the exact number, except someone who would argue with a compass about where North is.
Are we talking 'True North' or 'Magnetic North'?
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Of course, production costs, real estate, energy, shipping .... the cost of everything has gone up. The idea that suddenly all these bike companies are making triple-figure profits because cyclists are suckers is pretty much garbage.

Giant made about 10%, according to actual reported figures in the $14k bike thread .... Of course, "reported taxable profit" doesn't mean much, but ten percent profit for a year is pretty small for a business that big. They might be healthy but they aren't raking it in like some people where seem to think.

Again, the difference between talking to customers and business owners is enormous. Some people here think that the whole notion of profit is evil, and that everyone should work for free, not establish a cash fund for emergencies, not invest in expanding the busine3ss, never update the products, tooling, or manufacturing methods .... and should still sell the latest, best-developed, cutting-edge gear .... for less that it cost two years ago.

It is comical until one realizes that they really believe that is how things work.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Of course, production costs, real estate, energy, shipping .... the cost of everything has gone up. The idea that suddenly all these bike companies are making triple-figure profits because cyclists are suckers is pretty much garbage.

Giant made about 10%, according to actual reported figures in the $14k bike thread .... Of course, "reported taxable profit" doesn't mean much, but ten percent profit for a year is pretty small for a business that big. They might be healthy but they aren't raking it in like some people where seem to think.

Again, the difference between talking to customers and business owners is enormous. Some people here think that the whole notion of profit is evil, and that everyone should work for free, not establish a cash fund for emergencies, not invest in expanding the busine3ss, never update the products, tooling, or manufacturing methods .... and should still sell the latest, best-developed, cutting-edge gear .... for less that it cost two years ago.

It is comical until one realizes that they really believe that is how things work.
Toyota's was closer to 5%. Given reinvestment, I'm not sure if 10% is actually a low number.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
The question was not "Why are water bottles never under $10?"
The OP’s question is functionally equivalent to “Why are water bottles never under (or equal to) $10?”, which is almost identical to the above question.

Originally Posted by Kontact
The basic question is "Why have water bottle average prices increased to $10 most places?
This is clearly a different question, as it includes average price and most places, which the OP’s question did not address,
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Originally Posted by alfaspider
just came back from REI an hour ago,, basic small bottle no logo, etc is $15,99....each....lol.. an inner derailler cable is $17,99....
Inflation and/or supply issues probably. When did you last buy one?
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I'm not going to give you two pennies for a water bottle that leaches plastic chemicals into my water. I have two words for you: Klean Kanteen. Spend twenty bucks and treat yourself better.

edit: 18oz on sale now at their website for $12.35
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