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What’s convenience worth, anyway?

Thursday, December 05, 2019

About 45 cents, if today's example is to be believed. There's a little store in the lobby of the building I'm working in this week that sells 20 oz bottles of pop for 1.95. But go around a corner, through a couple of doors, no more than 50 steps away, and you can get the same out of a vending machine for $1.50. Granted the vending machine is outdoors, in a weird little courtyard that totally had to be where the smokers hung out before the building went smoke free. So if it was raining, I could see how it might be worth the extra few cents. But there's probably a psychology at work here, where people might not even even seek out the vending machine, despite a decently sized with pointing to the first door you have to go through, when a cooler with soda and shelves of snacks are right there in front of their eyes.
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  • MEADSBAY
    Seriously...so many people do not even think about seeking alternatives, even to save money.
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    44 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Awright!

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!


    Are the things around you helping you toward success, or are they holding you back?
    W. Clement Stone
    44 days ago
  • MDOWER1
    I would walk outside
    44 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    I have just written ( and lost ) a blog on that same subject. We are in the grip of a marketing advertising economy that helps no one. There is no excuse for that kind of rip off. Or the manipulation of pricing for sales that are not what they seem.
    44 days ago
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