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    95p for a can of Coke!!!!

    Was in WH Smiths at lunch time today perusing their chiller cabinet and was nearly knocked over when I saw the price of a single 330ml can of coke zero....95p!!!!

    That's almost £3 per litre!!

    And this wasn't dannnn sarff either - it's Chester prices!!

    It's must be darn expensive when it's cheaper to buy petrol than coke!

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    LOL well yeah - its WHSmiths. I get this everyday - you don't like the price - don't buy it!

    Original Poster

    Don't you worry - I certainly didn't buy it! - and the chiller was strangely full of stock too!!
    When did we move from 50p a can to 95p though?
    That's the point i'm trying to get across - it's not like they're charging 60p or 70p - they want 95p for a can!!! Nearly 100% inflation!

    50p.. that was a while ago now. 95p really is train station vending level of pricing though. Go to wilkos instead, usually a bogof or 2 for x on 500ml at very little more than this... or buy a 2ltr own brand for an awful lot less than £3 a litre.

    WHSmiths at a train station/airport? Never really look in Smiths for food really but that's extortionate!
    How much for a 500ml bottle dare I ask?

    Original Poster

    the bottles were £1.26 something or other - and this wasn't at the train station either - twas the high street!
    On a side point - the best i've seen recently was some 'imported' pepsi 600ml bottles ( i think ) at 3 for a pound in the.....poundshop!

    Farmfoods usually good for the imported stuff, as are lidl/aldi.

    The high street and travel (train stations and airports) are pretty much on par with each other come to pricing now

    Magic_monkey;1515104

    WHSmiths at a train station/airport? Never really look in Smiths for food … WHSmiths at a train station/airport? Never really look in Smiths for food really but that's extortionate! How much for a 500ml bottle dare I ask?



    We charge £1.29

    Original Poster

    Just to put it in perspective - imagine going to Tesco's and putting a 2litre bottle of coke in your basket only to be charged £5-£6 for it!

    Hmmm..its rare to see 50p cans in any newsagent type shops these days and 75p for 500ml has gone too, but yes 95p is more of a train station/middle of a shopping center price. I couldn't find anything under £1 the other day - not even the water!! So just left it.

    I travel on the train quite a lot and just thought the prices were generally more expensive in there due to convenience, didn't know that they are the same in the high street now.

    Original Poster

    Anyway - rant over - 6 hours later and I think i might be over it!

    Original Poster

    Out of curiosity I had to nip over to Tesco.com just to see how much a single can costs there....
    38p

    jayhab;1515089

    Don't you worry - I certainly didn't buy it! - and the chiller was … Don't you worry - I certainly didn't buy it! - and the chiller was strangely full of stock too!!When did we move from 50p a can to 95p though?That's the point i'm trying to get across - it's not like they're charging 60p or 70p - they want 95p for a can!!! Nearly 100% inflation!



    Lidl - Pepsi - 25p!!!

    WHSmiths always pricey with a lot of the drinks and chocolate items.

    Original Poster

    t0mm;1515218

    Lidl - Pepsi - 25p!!!


    ...exactly Tomm!!!:thumbsup:

    Banned

    Farm foods. 4 cans of GB (great britain) Coke for £1.

    jayhab;1515164

    Out of curiosity I had to nip over to Tesco.com just to see how much a … Out of curiosity I had to nip over to Tesco.com just to see how much a single can costs there....38p




    i looked in my local somerfield - 75p! Rip off

    I agree
    Do what the yanks do....dont buy it if its too dear and they have to reduce the price.
    Customer demand wins
    Peter

    In newcastle, I don't pay more than 55p for a can at a newsagents or 89p seems the standard for a 500ml bottle, I grab them when I'm out and about. Occasionaly get shops with 2 x imported coke for £1, wont ever buy imported coke for the same price as they sell other non imported bottles.

    t0mm;1515218

    Lidl - Pepsi - 25p!!!



    OR 5 FOR £1!!

    Original Poster

    oh dear, I appear to have inadvertantly started some sort of bidding war for carbonated drinks.

    (it's not often you get to say that sentence)

    pepsi six pack at poundland, so cheaper even than half price at tesco!

    jayhab;1515116

    the bottles were £1.26 something or other - and this wasn't at the train … the bottles were £1.26 something or other - and this wasn't at the train station either - twas the high street!On a side point - the best i've seen recently was some 'imported' pepsi 600ml bottles ( i think ) at 3 for a pound in the.....poundshop!



    The bottles are £1.75 here.. Sometimes £1.90 :x

    4 bottles of Arabic Coca Cola at the pound shop next to Tesco in Chester(I know I live up the road at the Uni)

    Original Poster

    That's where i saw the schneidy pepsi!

    Banned

    Becksdawe;1515056

    LOL well yeah - its WHSmiths. I get this everyday - you don't like the … LOL well yeah - its WHSmiths. I get this everyday - you don't like the price - don't buy it!



    Agreed. Pretty much the only thing I will buy in WH Smiths on a train station or airport is a newspaper. They cant rip you off with those. They ar however excellent libraries for magazines;-)

    Original Poster

    ..Evening Guvnor!

    Banned

    evening all! ;-)

    Banned

    Dent the can's and get a discount!!

    Don't do it too hard though,unless you want a free drink.. all over your face

    its 60p can and about 90p 4 500ml round here but free for me as im a shoplifter

    I had a can of German cherry coke the other night, it tasted HORRIBLE.

    Anyone know why imported stuff tastes different to local stuff?

    Banned

    the water they put in, turkish coke the water is not as clean as our water in the UK , tastes manky

    On another note have you guys noticed that coke has become a lot less fizzy in the past year, used to quench ya first now i'm drinking 2lt a day!!

    Banned

    oh and the cans around here in gateshead range from 55/60p
    500Ml (85/95p) usually foreign pop my local never has legit i mean non-imported coke in stock but it is a indian's shop.

    2ltr £1.59/£2.00 which i normally buy.

    In vencie we were warned not to eat or even sit down in st marks square as its supposed to be one of the most expensive places to eat in the world, a couple on the trip did just to film the bill for 2 manky toasted cheese sarnies and 2 cokes for 36 quid! (cokes were apparently 9 quid!).
    Mind you theywere just showing off so glad they got stung!

    Trapperuk;1545392

    In vencie we were warned not to eat or even sit down in st marks square … In vencie we were warned not to eat or even sit down in st marks square as its supposed to be one of the most expensive places to eat in the world, a couple on the trip did just to film the bill for 2 manky toasted cheese sarnies and 2 cokes for 36 quid! (cokes were apparently 9 quid!).Mind you theywere just showing off so glad they got stung!



    OMG :w00t:

    Paid that just to film it!!! :roll:
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