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Mr Zabe
01-06-2007, 06:24 PM
Warning all soda pop freaks!!!!

The retail prices for all sizes and quantities have increased. I had a good deal of sticker shock this morning. I was the shopper who could be heard all the way in the produce section, moaning with bill fold pain. LOL

I will not go into detail about each price. They were something in the range of 4 to 6 percent higher. Sorry for not giving details. I hope Rob the surge man can chime in as we shop at the same chain store in Wisconsin.

I bet the whole country will have increases in prices. LOL I brought 8pk 12oz Pepsi.....I felt so dirty. LOL Today was my Black Saturday of soda pop freakdom. LOL

[ 01-06-2007, 05:50 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

Blue Efficacy
01-06-2007, 11:48 PM
1.39 for a 20 oz is very hard to swallow indeed.
I only buy 20 oz from the machine at my work ($1) or a major chain always has cadbury products for 99 cents...

Rob The SURGE Drinker
01-07-2007, 12:53 AM
SODA? INCREASED? nooooooo! i havent been to woodmans in a couple of days, but i will have to check this out... hopefully its not too much more, hopefully...

David J.
01-07-2007, 01:19 AM
Soda's really expensive here, so an increase really won't make much of a difference to me.

It's $1.25 for a 20oz Pepsi/Mt. Dew at the college vending machine -- which I buy from all the time, lol. And I bought a Code Red 20oz at work tonight, and it was a $1.55 with tax.

20oz's have been more than $1.39 for a long time. Now, if you can get a 1-liter (small selection locally) it's not much more than a 20oz bottle. 20-cents more, if that. Some of the A&W products are $1.70-something with Tax, 20oz.

jobbie
01-07-2007, 07:02 AM
In the UK, the average price of a 2litre bottle of Coke is £1.45 which is around $2.79, a 500ml bottle is 89p which is $1.70.

What is 20oz? is it similar to 500ml?

Mr Zabe
01-07-2007, 07:43 AM
Here is a really cool and useful website that you can use to convert US to UK fluid measurements.

Measuments Conversions (http://www.hormel.com/templates/knowledge/unitsofmeasure.asp)

iluvsurge220
01-07-2007, 03:34 PM
20 oz. is about 591 mL so that would make it a little bigger than what you have in the UK. Here it depends on where you go, but 20 oz.'s at C-Stores avg. about $1.25 That is how much they cost at Vending machines at my college too, and sometimes at C-Stores they are $1.39 and sometimes you can get them for $.99 it really just depends on where you go and whether or not they are on sale or something.

DrPepperYummy
01-08-2007, 05:30 PM
I had some sticker shock today when I was trying to get extra displays for an ad coming up... to find out I was competing against 3/10.68 12packs and 2/7.00 12packs... needless to say at 3/8.88 I didn't even have to beg this time for extra display space... I just can't believe the prices I saw out there for the next couple weeks ahead.

RookieCAF
01-08-2007, 08:53 PM
I always buy on sale. If its not on sale I don't need it. Seriously.

Mr Zabe
01-08-2007, 09:48 PM
That's a given. The weekly sale prices which have pretty much not changed in a while have started to creap up. LOL I have not paid regular shelf prices for soda pop in a long,long time.

Most of us soda pop freaks try and save our pennies. smile.gif

jacksmom
01-08-2007, 09:49 PM
At least it's a price increase, not an additional tax on soda, which I've heard so many different rumors about. The last thing I want to do is give more money to the government because of my soda addiction! I've had four kids, I jog every day and I still stay slim. I've earned my soda and I'm entitled to it! smile.gif Sorry about all the ranting - I just think there are some utterly ridiculous propositions out there. I haven't noticed any soda price increase as of yet out here, but then again I always buy on sale (except for my $40 Jolt Red ;) ).

RookieCAF
01-08-2007, 10:11 PM
I have not noticed any difference in sale prices, I usually have no problem finding 12 packs 3 for 9 or 10 bucks. Or Six Packs of Polar Diet Cream /Diet Orange Dry for 2.99 Buy One Get Two Free...

I don't buy 2L or 20 Oz except on very rare occasions..

jobbie
01-09-2007, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by iluvsurge220:
20 oz. is about 591 mL so that would make it a little bigger than what you have in the UK. Our (european) cans are smaller too, here ours hold 330ml and US/Australian cans hold 375ml.

drpep
01-09-2007, 09:43 PM
The 4/$10 12 pack can sales are few now. 4/$11 is common. I'm even seeing big deals made out of $3.99 sale prices when a short while ago that was the edlp.

Rob The SURGE Drinker
01-10-2007, 05:43 PM
well, zabe, i am going to woodmans. hope to not be shocked too much, lol. will report back soon

Mr Zabe
01-10-2007, 05:48 PM
CS 7up/Dp had not change prices as of last Saturday. I found 500ml btls 6pks on sale for $2,which in my view was a good deal. smile.gif

David J.
01-10-2007, 06:33 PM
Well, Sunnoco stations are having $2.99 for a 12 pack sale. I might pick a few up. smile.gif

iowacity
01-10-2007, 07:22 PM
I've noticed this here in Iowa, too, since the new year.

Supermarkets that used to have sales on Coke or 7-up 12-packs at 4/$10 are now displaying their 'sales' at 3/$11 or $3.89/1. Quite a jump.

Blue Efficacy
01-10-2007, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
CS 7up/Dp had not change prices as of last Saturday. I found 500ml btls 6pks on sale for $2,which in my view was a good deal. smile.gif CS 16.9 oz 6 packs are often bargain priced. I only buy Sunkist in that form.

CStoreCatMan
01-10-2007, 07:56 PM
It's happening all over guys - here in SoCal too. We're starting to see the 4/$11 price points and two days ago I saw 2 liters at 3/$4!! Not a very good deal at all.

fusion
01-10-2007, 08:05 PM
Honickman Canada Dry doesn't push 16.9oz that much, they don't even produce them themselves (they buy them from Independent, DPSUBG-Columbus OH, or Davis).

They still run a lot of can ads - this past weekend they had 6 packs 10/$10 at Acme. And the week before it was 5/$10 12 packs.

What's odd is that their Baltimore production (Beverage Capital) still produces 20oz 6pks for retail sale.

Rob The SURGE Drinker
01-10-2007, 08:33 PM
i just got back, and there definitly have been increases there! coke 12 packs went from 2.50-2.79 apiece to 3.29, on "sale" for 3.19, and pepsi 12 packs for 3.59! thats a big increase!

iluvsurge220
01-10-2007, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by CStoreCatMan:
It's happening all over guys - here in SoCal too. We're starting to see the 4/$11 price points and two days ago I saw 2 liters at 3/$4!! Not a very good deal at all. It's the same here with 2-liters. Usually, you can get them for 99 cents, $1.09 at the most, but 3/$4 is just too much!!

David J.
01-10-2007, 10:53 PM
I've noticed that 12-packs are $2.99 at Sunoco gas stations. I'm going to go by tommorow and pick a few up.

The store that sells short dated beverages always has good deals on 12-packs. Thankfully, there are very, very few 12-packs that are actually short dated. It's just 20oz bottles, and some e-drinks.

PepsiBlue
01-11-2007, 01:35 AM
PA min wage went up to 6.25 jan 1st and goes up to 7.15 in the summer
So I imagine some prices will go up, hopefully vending machines stay at 1.25, man I miss when 20oz were normally 1 buck

fusion
01-11-2007, 09:14 AM
I don't think that minimum wage will affect soda prices - everyone working in the industry already makes more than that.

The problem is that raw material prices are out of control, and without any additional help from the soda companies, the bottlers have to raise prices to cover these increased costs.

drpep
01-11-2007, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by fusion:
I don't think that minimum wage will affect soda prices The corner store has to make up for the new wages so the prices have to go up on chips and soda.

Blue Efficacy
01-11-2007, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by drpep:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by fusion:
I don't think that minimum wage will affect soda prices The corner store has to make up for the new wages so the prices have to go up on chips and soda. </font>[/QUOTE]Around here anyway, people working at corner stores also all make more than minimum wage..

the saint
01-12-2007, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by CStoreCatMan:
It's happening all over guys - here in SoCal too. We're starting to see the 4/$11 price points and two days ago I saw 2 liters at 3/$4!! Not a very good deal at all. 3/4 is an everyday price here on 2 liters, it has been for almost a year now. The sticker shock wears off after a couple of weeks. 3/9 is a decent 12 pk ad here most ads are 3/10.

we don't really run 2 liters on ad, normal 12pk price is in 3.99 range, 24 pk are in the 6.58-6.99 range with a 5.99 a "hot" ad. 6 Pk 24oz are 3.99 everyday or more with a smoking hot ad price of 4/10 usually not ran but once every other month or so.

It may appear high but the market supports the pricing so they (pbg,cc,cs) charge it. Funny thing is that OKC PBG was 300,000 plus over volume plan, just under 10% increase, and profit was over a million, the entire OK market unit (all of OK plus some of AR) was 20,000 + on volume and around 100,000 on profit with all others having lower retail costs.

[ 01-12-2007, 03:10 PM: Message edited by: the saint ]