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Date: 11 Sep 2006 10:54:49
From: Caesar
Subject: Ever hear of this coffee site?
Sort of interesting, especially when you check the various links on
the left side. The prices seem a little steep, but I would be
interested in your opinions.

http://www.coffeefool.com/

Caesar




 
Date: 11 Sep 2006 15:22:35
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Ever hear of this coffee site?
Personally I find this retailers gimmicks offensive. Why? Because they've
adapted 'big' coffee's tricks to their own use. At first glance the prices
don't appear to be too far out of line, until you look closely & see the
price shown is for 3/4 lb, not a full 16 oz pound. This is an old trick;
price your goods in a non-standard size which makes it more difficult to
compare prices & with any luck at all you'll get a good percentage of sales
from people who won't notice the size differences. What's next, maybe a
'little' color enhancement or chemically altered flavors.

This is a deliberate attempt by this retailer to pull a fast one.
--
Robert (if you buy it by the pound, sell it by the pound) Harmon
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"Caesar" <ferrante276-caesar@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:a3uag2504bovk8q69m013ot84liea1dgqb@4ax.com...
> Sort of interesting, especially when you check the various links on
> the left side. The prices seem a little steep, but I would be
> interested in your opinions.
>
> http://www.coffeefool.com/
>
> Caesar




  
Date: 11 Sep 2006 06:05:52
From:
Subject: Re: Ever hear of this coffee site?
On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:22:35 GMT, "Robert Harmon"
<r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote:

>Personally I find this retailers gimmicks offensive. Why? Because
they've
>adapted 'big' coffee's tricks to their own use. At first glance the
prices
>don't appear to be too far out of line, until you look closely & see
the
>price shown is for 3/4 lb, not a full 16 oz pound. This is an old
trick;
>price your goods in a non-standard size which makes it more difficult
to
>compare prices & with any luck at all you'll get a good percentage of
sales
>from people who won't notice the size differences. What's next, maybe
a
>'little' color enhancement or chemically altered flavors.
>
>This is a deliberate attempt by this retailer to pull a fast one.

I did not look at the site but I know here in Kailua at Wal-t there
are bags of coffee beans that look like a pound size, but read
carefully and they are 7 ounces or 12 ounces, so I agree with you
Robert. It is sneaky to do and I bet people are fooled when their bag
of beans runs out so quickly. It is tricky and I certainly don't
approve:(

aloha,
Cea
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