Went to buy soda

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    as i saw it for 3 bucks a 12 pack. I was like dang thats a good price

    then i check out and see there is this 60 cent NY DEP Fee added BEFORE the sales tax. WTF is this ****?

    This state is getting uncooler by the second
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    £1.50 for 12 fizzy drinks? That's not too bad. A 6 pack of Coca Cola is £2 at my local corner shop.
     
  3. suburbiton macrumors member

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    Check out the exchange rate my friend! There's a downturn on...
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    It's not uncommon to see our supermarket have sales on where a 24/30 pack go for about AUD$0.35-0.40 per can.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Make that £2.20…
    USD1.36 = GBP1
    Current rates
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    You still get double the number of drinks though ;)
     
  7. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    I bought a 12 pack of Diet Coke with Lime at Wal-Mart last weekend for $4.48 cents before tax.
     
  8. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    price of soda fluctuates more than gas does lol

    i just dont get that fee imposed....
     
  9. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    California has the same thing (we call it CRV), and it's not really money lost if you remember to recycle your cans. :)
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    So, they give you the tax back on the deposit too? :rolleyes:

    (Assuming the OP was correct, and the deposit value was also included in the tax calculation, and not just printed above it.) ;)
     
  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The deposit isn't taxed, it just appears first on the receipt as a matter of style.

    Not that half the people remember to deposit their cans anyway; most of the time, they recycle them in public receptacles and never get the money back.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I think my family would be in the poor house if they started doing the deposits on soda cans. We drink way too much soda :D
     
  13. SoulBluePrint macrumors newbie

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    The price for soda anywhere is ridiculous; to save my health and wallet I have made soda a weekend only expense and switched to teas during the week.
     
  14. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Geez, Coke (Coca-Cola) was $5.19 for a 12 pack the other day. And that was with my Kroger Plus Card! Blasphemy!
    Time for generic pop.
     
  15. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    I just paid $5.99 for a 24 pack of Coke at Shaw's here in New England.

    I still call it "Pop." :D
     
  16. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing you are not originally from New England. No native New Englander I know uses "pop". Near Boston it is "tonic" (said like a true Bostonian) everywhere else it is "soda". The nearest place I've heard "pop" was Buffalo.
     
  17. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct. I'm from Michigan.

    When I say Pop people look at me like I have 2 heads.
     
  18. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    Has the state gotten any closer to their proposed extra tax on non-diet sodas? I heard the idea floated around here in Massachusetts since then. Thanks NY for coming up with that idea! That would just add one more thing to wait and get in New Hampshire (along with gasoline if the new tax goes through making MA higher than even California and Connecticut).
     
  19. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    problm with generic soda is that you cant get near the diet variety:(

    no idea but i have heard of the governor wanting to tax health club members. what a moron


    out west everyone calls it pop
    down south, its soda or "coke"

    at least from my experience living in those regions
     
  20. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    We like to keep an eye on you "foreigners" in our territory :D

    With our accents, it isn't hard for others to keep track of us when we leave New England :p
     
  21. fotografica macrumors 68040

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    Let's see if Coupe DeVal gets his way and gets the tax on flavored water passed. That'll go over real well...
    Never heard "pop" used here in reference to soda...
     
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    We say Pop in the UK too.
     
  24. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't get what a deposit is? It means when you return the containers for recycling you get a full refund of the deposit you paid when you purchased the soda/beer.

    It is designed to encourage recycling, but most states that feature such programs only apply it to carbonated beverages (soda, some energy drinks, beer, wine coolers). These policies need to be updated because of the prevalence of bottled water, bottled milk, sports drinks, and juices. In fact, I'd like to see a ~$0.25+ deposit applied to non-beverage containers. THOSE are the ones that are HUGE, contain chemical residue, and seem to be recycled very infrequently (i.e. detergent, bleach, liquid soap, hair care bottles, household cleaners, etc.)
     
  25. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    If you are overweight (I guess even if you are not) we want you drinking diet soda. But heaven forbid you actively do something to work the weight off. We have to discourage that practice right-quick.

    From the midwest on I've heard pop, except in the South as well. Kind of weird to order a Coke and get asked "what kind?". I was ordering a Coke to forestall any "pop" vs "soda" vs "tonic" misunderstandings in the first place. So as not to sound like I stuttered, I just replied "Sprite".
     

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