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Price of a .333L of mineral water = is this excessive

  • 09-05-2022 3:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭

    Stopped in Midway yesterday and had the carvery but got 2 x .333L bottles of still mineral water as well, called something rock but cost €3.45 each! Is this the norm these days?😁

    This would make a litre €10.35.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,951 ✭✭✭Degag

    A "mineral" in a put now is about €3 so what you paid is fairly par the course.

    Outrageous of course, especially seeing the the bottles are getting smaller but what you paid isn't really out of the ordinary.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,747 ✭✭✭bmc58

    Portions of every item we buy in shops/petrol stations/cafes nowdays are getting smaller BUT are costing more.We the public are being scr*wed big time.Do people even notice or care?

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,742 ✭✭✭✭Sleeper12

    I've never understood how more people don't complain about the price of water. Something that falls out of the sky and we'll never run out of. Especially filling stations where people moan about the cost of petrol. A product that will will run out of & carrys excise duty

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭boombang

    I think that's a total pisstake now. I know you might have to pay standard pub prices even if you're eating, but that's a joke in my opinion.

  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭macvin

    I presume that this was in the hotel itself and not in the food court?

    Costs for any hospitality location have gone though the roof. a family member has a cafe in Craigavon and her bill for gas last month was over £5,000. Last year similar usage was under £2,000. Electricity is similar, last month it was just over £1500, same month last year under £700

    Add increased food costs and increased wages and she has had to put prices up by over 15% just to stay above breakeven and cut out various deals and is now seriously looking at a takeaway only offering as seated customers are loss making as they want the place well heated, staff to serve them and staff to clean up after them and its just not making economic sense

    So its not the 330ml of water. it the seat you are sitting on, the glass you are drinking it from, the clean table, the service and the warm building. The difference in cost between a bottle of water, bottle of coke or bottle of beer is also not huge (bottle of water is about 40p, bottle of coke 60p and bottle of beer about 80p) but an establishment has to have a certain amount it needs to charge to make the sums work.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭sam t smith

    Is mineral water the same as sparking water?

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,160 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Mineral water or sparkling mineral water is natural spring water that contains minerals. Sparkling water is plain water that has been infused with carbon dioxide to make it carbonated.

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,427 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cabaal

    So mineral water is just water then? In which case if people are prepared to pay for bottled water then they only have themselves to blame.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,155 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005

    One litre of Tesco own label soda water is 25 cents. On the same shelf is Schweppes for €1.90, and Club for €1.45 for 850 ml (2 for €2).

    Once there are people prepared to pay those prices, they will be on the market, same as the expensive water in restaurants.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,160 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Absolutely. Buying bottled water, especially mineral water, is a mug's game.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭passatman86

    Didn't you see the film waterworld - water ain't cheap

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭Quitelife

    Can people afford to eat out anymore ( not that midway is really eating out) ??

    Get a roll for 4 euro and spar etc water 2 euro and sit in your car is the reality of life for a growing number of people, going to be like England where a bag of Chips would be a treat for so many only existing on minimum wage jobs !

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,567 ✭✭✭Feisar

    I don't buy it or coffee on the road, bottle and flask all the way. It adds up to mental money over the year. There's another point to be raised though. How sustainable is trucking water around the place? Especially the likes of Fiji Water, it's coming from the other side of the world! There's also another issue in the US where the likes of Poland Springs are decimating the water table and have to provide free water to locals in the areas effected.

    First they came for the socialists...