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

Old 01-23-23, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
The OPís question is functionally equivalent to ďWhy are water bottles never under (or equal to) $10?Ē, which is almost identical to the above question.


This is clearly a different question, as it includes average price and most places, which the OPís question did not address,
Again, the difference between general understanding and a pedantic adherence to the rules of logic. It's a thread about how expensive water bottles have gotten, regardless of the exact phrasing. Most people understand that. But the trolls latch onto whatever technicality they can to make their usual noise.
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Old 01-23-23, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Kontact View Post
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?"
But that's not what the OP asked. Talk about "funny spin."

Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
This is clearly a different question, as it includes average price and most places, which the OP’s question did not address,
Yup.

I think it's more respectful and more helpful to take the OP's question seriously rather than twist it into the question I think he should be asking. I mean, if he's complaining about water bottles costing >$10, what is more helpful than directing him to water bottles that cost <$10...? So that's what I did.
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Old 01-23-23, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SpedFast View Post
Are we talking 'True North' or 'Magnetic North'?
Magnetic obviously, but it doesn't matter because they don't point perfectly to magnetic North anyway, No Google, straight from a Ship's helm...
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Old 01-23-23, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelreason View Post
Magnetic obviously, but it doesn't matter because they don't point perfectly to magnetic North anyway, No Google, straight from a Ship's helm...
Do GPS-based navigation systems on ships convert true heading to magnetic headings for display, or do they display true?
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Old 01-23-23, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
The OPís question is functionally equivalent to ďWhy are water bottles never under (or equal to) $10?Ē, which is almost identical to the above question.


This is clearly a different question, as it includes average price and most places, which the OPís question did not address,

Frankly, if I can get an item at the price I want to pay, why would I care that the average price was higher?
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Old 01-23-23, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Do GPS-based navigation systems on ships convert true heading to magnetic headings for display, or do they display true?
I can't answer your question, all I know is my main GPS always wants to know if I want true or magnetic. I've never gotten lost with it.
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Old 01-24-23, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Do GPS-based navigation systems on ships convert true heading to magnetic headings for display, or do they display true?
True North, but you can change the setting on most, What I can't do is course up, everyone else seems to like it. We used to have Gyro compass which shows true North, used the magnetic as a check or back up, and GPS as a backup to that, but that was last century...
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Old 01-24-23, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by alfaspider View Post
i just got back to the states form many depoyments in the USArmy...and to my shock a simple water bottle has gone up 100% from when i last bought one here.. in europe, they cost about $5/6 american
Cannot say that I know with any degree of certainty but can only speculate why. Perhaps there is more profit taking by the manufacturers, sales reps, transportation and or bike sites/LBS. Perhaps its that customers will pay the higher amounts in the U.S. Maybe the Europeans get better deals from manufacturers or consider bottles as acceptable losses. I could guess and guess but only a study between the differences would give you a real answer. But itís not study-worthy.

What you didnít state was WHEN the last time you bought a bottle in the US. Thatís an important piece of information.
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