Big Gulp a Big Rip-off!

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  1. Max Leung

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    Max, I was in the 7-11 near on northmount drive and noticed they has a disclaimer neat the slurpee machine.

    cheers!

    Josh
     
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    Hey, I remember not too long ago where they pulled those cups and charge the same price for the larger ones, I was wondering why they did that. Man, I have a 1.13L Slurpee just about every other day, even in the coldness of the winter, god I love em! [​IMG]
     
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    haven't seen any disclaimers at either the Elbow&Anderson 7-11, nor the 28 St and memorial 7-11, but have seem to be drinking more slurpees lately that I haven't been doing before, good stuff to beat the Calgary heat!! [​IMG]
     
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    Heat? What heat? It's 5 degrees C now!
    "If you don't like the weather in Calgary, just wait five minutes". [​IMG]
    Paul, can you check the Macleod Trail and 90th 7-11 store too? I'm too lazy to drive the 5 kilometers myself. [​IMG]
     
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    Is this just in Canada? I wonder if it some metric conversion error?
    EDIT:
    From the 7-11 site:
    52oz converts to about 1.5L
    44oz converts to about 1.3L
    32oz converts to about 0.95L
    I haven't been to a 7-11 in years.
     
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    Now that the hockey season is over, this must be front page news across Canada. [​IMG]
     
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    Ha Ha !

    Nope World Cup and goverment crap AGAIN!
     
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    Ya, that's what I was thinking.
     
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    "Does this sound like a man who had All he could eat?"

    I find it strange that 7-11 is making up for the mistake-really, does anyone care if they're getting 0.8l or 1l?
     
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    There are no 7-11 stores in my area (they all closed about 20 years ago) so I have to ask. Did 7-11 list the Big Gulp as a liter in the United States, or was this just a Canada-only metric system thing?
     
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    I never drink Big Gulps anyway, I can never finish all that soda.
    But I agree, no company should get away with that.
    This thread brings to mind a comedy routine by Louie Anderson a few years back about how these soft drinks just seem to keep getting larger in 7-11's, it went something like...
    Man...
    "What sizes you got?"
    7-11 employee...
    "Well we got 32oz, 44oz, 52oz, and then we've got that 55 gallon drum."
    [​IMG]
     
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    A bit off topic here, but why are standard measurements and UK measurements different in the case of ounces, pints and gallons?

    In standard measurements,

    52oz converts to 1.537824L
    44oz converts to 1.301235L
    32oz converts to 0.9463529L

    In UK measurements,

    52oz converts to 1.47748L
    44oz converts to 1.250175L
    32oz converts to 0.9092184L
     
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    What! Me pay $1.29 for a Big Gulp? Someone tell me what that price is in U.S. coin.

    I drive around a lot and bought a 28oz mug (toped off around 30 oz.) that I carry in the car. On a hot summer day I may stop in to convenience stores 2 or 3 times. The different stores charge $.37 $.41 $.50. I seems silly to pay the $.79 or $89 for the store drinks or even $.99 or $1.29 for the 20oz bottles.
     
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    Yeah...$89 definitely is way too much for a drink. Now to find the $89 so I can buy a super-duper-deluxe-sized Slurpee with 4500 Liters... [​IMG]
     
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  20. Max Leung

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    Ah, but it is 6 cents in PROFIT to 7-11, which is a heck of a lot of money when you sell hundreds of thousands of them a month. [​IMG]
     

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