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to think over £1 for a small bottle of water is a complete rip off

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angelcakerocks Wed 17-May-17 14:25:37

I know ideally I should always bring water with me smile
Sometimes I don't though and need to pick up a bottle. I don't mind paying up to £1 but I went in a Costa the other day and a small bottle of still water was £1.60 shock

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 17-May-17 14:29:22

I don't think it is.

Tap water is perfectly safe to drink, and so bottle water where tap water is available is a luxury.

There is also the added environmental impact - cost and material to produce, transport and contributing to plastic pollution.

theresamustgo Wed 17-May-17 14:31:52

i think it is a rip off, but I also think it should not be bought for environmental reasons....if only the money went to clearing up the plastic hell it creates.

cheesydoesit Wed 17-May-17 14:32:41

Chardonnay is right and I usually bring my own but when I am caught short Superdrug does a bottle for 69p. Places like Costa will inevitably have a huge markup.

halcyondays Wed 17-May-17 14:40:12

Don't but it in costa. Go to a supermarket or B and M or somewhere like that.

manueltowers Wed 17-May-17 14:47:43

Unless your somewhere where it's dangerous to drink the tap water, bottled water is a waste of money regardless!

butterfly990 Wed 17-May-17 16:32:53

I have asked before in Costa for a cup of water and they have not charged me.

Maybe i was lucky?

specialsubject Wed 17-May-17 16:35:21

supermarkets charge about 30p if you forgot to bring your own.

you aren't seriously expecting cheap prices in coffee shops, are you?

angelcakerocks Wed 17-May-17 17:24:18

I wasn't expecting it to be cheap in coffee shops specialsubject no, but not that much. I thought about £1 was average for those type of places (except airports where it's also a rip off)

I could have asked thanks butterfly although wasn't sitting in so it might have seemed a bit cheeky since I wasn't buying anything else.

SugarBlossom92 Wed 17-May-17 18:00:42

You can buy bottled water very cheap in aldi, lidl, home and bargians (around 20p) or even in a normal convenience shop you can buy a bottle of water for around 55p, coffee shops are the worse place to go to for a bottle of water.

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