Starbucks Experiments With Free Refills

Starbucks Experiments With Free Refills

There are 44 comments on the wjz.com story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Starbucks Experiments With Free Refills. In it, wjz.com reports that:

Faced with growing competition from cheaper rivals, Starbucks Corp. is testing offering small cups of drip coffee for $1 with free refills in its hometown.

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Since: Sep 07

Florida

#1 Jan 23, 2008
How many people really have an opportunity to get refills, until you are actually sitting in their establishment, reading a paper or chatting with somebody? Let's face it, once you get your coffee, you leave, you don't drive back across town for a free, second cup of coffee. Why don't they try lowering the prices that they just recently raised instead?
Forhealthsake

United States

#2 Jan 23, 2008
Hey, I like the idea. One cup of java is just a taste to get me interested.

A buck is a fair price for coffee anyday.
usa

Tulsa, OK

#3 Jan 23, 2008
i knew they would outprice themselves

Since: Dec 07

Amsterdam, NY

#4 Jan 23, 2008
Inkyfinger wrote:
How many people really have an opportunity to get refills, until you are actually sitting in their establishment, reading a paper or chatting with somebody? Let's face it, once you get your coffee, you leave, you don't drive back across town for a free, second cup of coffee. Why don't they try lowering the prices that they just recently raised instead?
I agree with you.

Lower the price? I think they'd rather string themselves by their ba**s first.

Since: Jan 08

Humble, TX

#5 Jan 23, 2008
Three reasons that Starbucks is giving away that second cup of coffee:

1. It's good business.

2. It's friendly.

3. It's ridiculous.
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They know that their prices are TOO high-
Is the real reason why!!!!!!!!!!
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Jeff S

United States

#6 Jan 24, 2008
Maybe they should try making better coffee.

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Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#7 Jan 24, 2008
I'm not sure why anyone spends 4 dollars for a cup of coffee. Most offices have coffee machines and you get it for free.
switch

Waupaca, WI

#8 Jan 24, 2008
Save your cup and use it over and over day after day! The price would be $1 per year then.

Share the empty cup with your friends. Then they won't have to pay anything.

Sell your empty cup on e-Bay for more than $1. Make a profit.

Give your empty cup as a birthday gift. Where can you buy a birthday gift for $1 now a days?
cktirumalai

Washington, DC

#9 Jan 24, 2008
Refills may be good for business but are they good for the customer? There is considerable research on the negative consquences of too much coffee. Four average-sized cups a day may be the desirable upper limit. Of course how much coffee we drink and how strong we make it is up to the individual.

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#10 Jan 24, 2008
For those "buying on the run" the re-fill is of no benefit, but many people do, in fact, consume their coffee on the premises.

I, personally, do not patronize Starbucks; their coffee is overpriced and always seemed too strong for my taste. I prefer Panera Bread for a leisurely cup of coffee on the weekends, but many of my friends claim Panera's coffee is not as good as Starbucks'.

Different strokes for different folks.

Since: Feb 07

San Jose, CA

#11 Jan 24, 2008
Crap, I just bought a 34 oz can of Yuban for 5 bucks, and it lasts me for weeks.

I just love these people that waste money on crap, mostly women, then turn around and fail to figure out why they don't have enough money for the house payment.

Since: Feb 07

San Jose, CA

#12 Jan 24, 2008
switch wrote:
Save your cup and use it over and over day after day! The price would be $1 per year then.
Share the empty cup with your friends. Then they won't have to pay anything.
Sell your empty cup on e-Bay for more than $1. Make a profit.
Give your empty cup as a birthday gift. Where can you buy a birthday gift for $1 now a days?
:)
oitcouldb

Glen Carbon, IL

#13 Jan 24, 2008
For the life of me, I cannot figure out why people, pay that kind of money for a cup of java. I like my coffee, as much as the next. But, I guess im to cheap to pay that kind of price for a cup of coffee..I take my to go cup..lol.
Myself

Henderson, NV

#15 Jan 24, 2008
switch wrote:
Give your empty cup as a birthday gift. Where can you buy a birthday gift for $1 now a days?
Dollar store?

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#16 Jan 24, 2008
scout wrote:
Crap, I just bought a 34 oz can of Yuban for 5 bucks, and it lasts me for weeks.
I just love these people that waste money on crap, mostly women, then turn around and fail to figure out why they don't have enough money for the house payment.
Yuban? My mom wouldn't drink Yuban at any price. In fact, she won't drink anything other than Maxwell House.

I'll buy whatever major brand is on sale - Yuban, Maxwell House, Folgers, Eight O'Clock, etc. What ever happened to Hills Brothers coffee? I don't see that brand here in Florida.

Like you, I can't quite figure out why people spend $2 to $5 for a cup of coffee, or a latte, or some flavored crapola. Typical American elitism and "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality I guess.

Since: Jan 08

Hobart, Australia

#17 Jan 24, 2008
Four average-sized cups a day may be the desirable upper limit. Of course how much coffee we drink and how strong we make it is up to the individual.

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Since: Jan 08

Where the Red Fern grows.

#19 Jan 24, 2008
Jeff S wrote:
Maybe they should try making better coffee.
I agree with that statement. When they first started out they had good coffee and over the years the quality got worse and the prices went up. Of course thats what happens when demand goes up, its the American way. Now they are losing money and McDonalds (huh?) is giving them competition I guess. I think a dollar is too much for the "Small cups of drip coffee". I prefer foldgers anyway.

Since: Oct 07

United States

#18 Jan 24, 2008
switch wrote:
Save your cup and use it over and over day after day! The price would be $1 per year then.
Share the empty cup with your friends. Then they won't have to pay anything.
Sell your empty cup on e-Bay for more than $1. Make a profit.
Give your empty cup as a birthday gift. Where can you buy a birthday gift for $1 now a days?
I love your tips. Great ideas.

Since: Oct 07

United States

#20 Jan 24, 2008
scout wrote:
Crap, I just bought a 34 oz can of Yuban for 5 bucks, and it lasts me for weeks.
I just love these people that waste money on crap, mostly women, then turn around and fail to figure out why they don't have enough money for the house payment.
How about paying $4.00 for a very thin slice of cheese cake at Starsucks ?
Janitor

Seattle, WA

#21 Jan 24, 2008
scout wrote:
Crap, I just bought a 34 oz can of Yuban for 5 bucks, and it lasts me for weeks.
I just love these people that waste money on crap, mostly women, then turn around and fail to figure out why they don't have enough money for the house payment.
What do you mean with that crack? Just as many men buy that overpriced coffee as women any day. And, since as many women are working and contributing the money for the house payment these days, that comment is just ignorant. You need to move into the current century.

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