Did My brother get a good deal on his hot dog?

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  1. Mike Wladyka

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    So, I was at the NEC invitational on saturday with my brother and he bought hot dog for $4.25 and a 20oz pop for another $3.50...is this a good deal? How much would you pay for a hot dog and a pop?
     
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    $2.50 and $1.00, respectively
     
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    Aramark is a bunch of goddamn crooks.
     
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    Sporting events seem to be worse then theaters when it comes to concessions. You pretty much get screwed on everything.
     
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    If he enjoyed it and was no longer hungry or thirsty afterward, it was a good deal.
     
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    Is your question

    How much would you pay for a hot dog and pop at the NEC Invitational?

    or is it

    How much would you pay for a hot dog and pop, in general?

    If the latter, I think Costco sells an 8" dog with 20oz pop for under $2, might even be $1.50. It's been awhile since I've had one. And Costco still makes money on that, over 100% profit, if you can believe. Shows you how much of a markup there is at events like the NEC Invitational.
     
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    They charge those prices because people will buy them.
     
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    Gordon and Tommy nailed it. How much do you pay for any food or drink item at a closed event? More (much more) than you would pay where there is a lot of competition. You know going in the gate that you are going to pay a lot for a hot dog, pop, beer, peanuts and crackerjack at the ballpark. And for parking. And so on. The way to avoid this is to take your own (if this is permitted) or eat beforehand and/or ignore your thirst and hunger.

    Plus it is more than sporting events. Champagne at an intermission break at the opera costs a lot more than at a retail store. [​IMG]
     
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    I went to an outdoor concert and they were charging $7 per beer. But there were hundreds of people buying beer after beer.

    Expensive? Yes!
    Worth it? Apparently so, because I didn't see a slow down in the beer line.
     
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    What's pop? Is that like a sugar daddy? [​IMG]
     
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    I'd probably only pay 25 cents for pigs feet and skin ground up into a little cylinder.
     
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    I remember the first couple NASL (soccer for the young 'ums) games my father and I saw in Giant Stadium, we used to take a binocular case with us because full sized 'nocs were the perfect size to sneak in soda cans (or beer for the adults). Probably wont get by today with the security but we used to do that and binoculars aren't that uncommon in sporting events in Giant stadium..,

    Jay
     
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    I found my limit when I attended a golf charity event here in Minnesota (the Tom Lehman event, originally at Minneapolis Golf Club and then at Rush Creek). They wanted $8.75 for a hot dog and, I think, about the same for a beer or pop. They didn't get nuthin' out of me. I have attended this event for several years and was never, ever charged even half these amounts. Some people did buy (it's for charity, you know) but I heard a lot of grumbling amongst those who saw the prices and walked away.
     
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    I saw an analysis once, at Yankee stadium, they sell beer for $5.50 a pop (budweiser)

    They can get a keg at wholesale price for ~$25

    After the first five beers, the keg is paid for, figure 5 more to pay for the person/distribution etc, that leaves ~110 beers out of the keg of profit...

    Wanna beer?
     
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    I thought kegs had 162 beers in them. Maybe I'm just remembering wrong.
     
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    It's such horrible price fixing. We protect people from monopolies on a large scale, so why not at the ballpark/concert/whatever?
     
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