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  • Doggus47 Doggus47 Jul 20, 1999 12:50 PM Flag

    Off Topic- Jackie Mason on SBUX 1

    I'm an SBUX long but I think this is funny,
    especially when you read it in Jacke Mason's

    Starbucks is the best example of a phony status symbol
    means nothing. People will pay 10x as much for
    Starbucks because there are French words all over the
    place. You want coffee in a coffee shop,that's 60
    But at Starbucks,
    Cafe Latte: $3.50.
    Cafe Suisse: $9.50.
    For each French word,
    another four dollars. Why does a little cream in coffee
    make it worth $3.50? Go intoany coffee shop; they'll
    give you all the cream you want until you're blue in
    the face. Forty million people are walking around in
    coffee shops with jars of cream: "Here's all the cream
    you want!" And it's still 60 cents. You know why?
    Because it's called "coffee." If it's Cafe Latte - $4.50.
    You want cinnamon in your coffee? Ask for cinnamon in
    a coffee shop; they'll give you all the cinnamon
    you want.
    Do they ask you for more money because
    it's cinnamon? It's the same price for cinnamon in
    your coffee as for coffee without cinnamon - 60 cents,
    that's it. But not in Starbucks. Over there, it's
    Cinnamonnier - $9.50.
    You want a refill in a regular coffee
    shop, they'll give you all the refills you want until
    you drop dead. You can come in when you're 27 and
    keep drinking coffee until you're 98. And they'll
    start begging you: "Here, you want more coffee, you
    want more, you want more?" Do you know that you can't
    get a refill at Starbucks? A refill is a dollar
    fifty. > Two refills,
    $4.50. Three refills,
    $19.50. So, for four cups of coffee - $350.
    And it's
    burnt coffee. It's burnt coffee at Starbucks, let's be
    honest about it. If you get burnt coffee in a coffee
    shop, you call a cop. You say, "It's the bottom of the
    pot. I don't drink from the bottom of the pot.
    when it's burnt at Starbucks, they say, "Oh, it's a
    blend." It's a blend? "It's a special bean from
    Argentina....." The bean is in your head.

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    • Local supermarkets in WIS now carrying Starbucks.
      In Supermarkets and via the net are the best way to
      market to the smaller towns not big enough to have a
      Starbucks retail outlet. People want their Starbucks at
      Very little money will have to be invested to increase
      revenue these ways.
      My wife and her friends are crazy
      about this stuff. Lot's of people are crazy for coffee!
      That's why I bought 200,000 shares. OOps, I meant 200

    • Just went to my local super market in Ohio
      (Heinen's) and found Starbucks on the shelf. Further inroads
      in markets a great product. In addition, the pricing
      was around $6 for 3/4 of a pound, again another smart
      marketing move keeping the dollar price not so out of line
      with other brands in the store. "It looks like a pound
      and it feels like a pound, it must be a pound. So
      what if it says 12 oz."

    • Wonder when the last time you been in a SBUX. If
      you have you would know that a cup of coffee is NOT
      4.00, for a large quality cup of coffee you pay a
      little less than 2.00, get a nice roof to socialize
      under. Your ignorance is showing, 1.50 is the price for
      muffins at most of the Delis around here.

    • What about coffee at $4.00?

    • WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - Hsing-Hsing, the
      most famous giant panda in the United States, is
      living a more active life thanks to his love of
      blueberry muffins -- but only if they come from Starbucks

      Brenda Morgan, the zoo keeper and primary
      care giver for Hsing-Hsing at the National Zoo, first
      gave the 28-year-old panda the special muffin as a
      treat a few months ago and now gives it with his
      medicine to help stabilize his condition. The famous
      panda, diagnosed with severe kidney dysfunction earlier
      this summer, will only take the medication if Morgan
      hides it inside a Starbucks blueberry muffin.

      "He loves these muffins and he wouldn't take the
      medication by itself. So to solve our problem, we had to
      trick him," she told Reuters on Friday.

      Hsing-Hsing, one of a panda pair given to the United States by
      China in 1972, took a liking to the muffin but was very
      picky about the brand.

      Morgan said Hsing-Hsing
      "would take a bite and then spit out any muffin that
      wasn't Starbucks. He wouldn't even try the fat-free

      For weeks, the panda's keepers would go
      every day to a Starbucks near the zoo and spend $1.50
      each for the blueberry muffins.

      "We would have
      to take turns because it was starting to get pretty
      expensive for us," Morgan said.

      A Starbucks manager
      became intrigued about the sudden popularity of the
      muffins and was finally told by Lucy Spelman,
      Hsing-Hsing's veterinarian, where they were going. Now, the
      manager gives the zoo day-old muffins every day for free.

      Although, according to the zoo keepers, the kidney disease
      is not reversible, the famous panda is much more
      active and comfortable as a result of the medication he
      is receiving.

      Hsing-Hsing arrived with
      Ling-Ling, a female panda, as a gift from China on April 16,
      1972, as a result of President Richard Nixon's historic
      visit that opened diplomatic doors with China.

      In the wild, giant pandas live about 15 years. But
      in captivity they may live well into their 20s.
      Ling-Ling was 23 when she died of a heart attack on Dec.
      30, 1993.

    • The 3 to 6-month target price is $ 40 per share.

      Was his old target price $50 per share?

    • eom

    • Don't take too much pleasure in the JPMorgan
      upgrade, the analyst called it perfectly slapping the
      underperform rating on the stock at 38 with a 30 one-year
      price target, and only two months later put it back at
      a market perform at 25. That's about the best
      scripted Underperform rating I've ever seen.

      analysts aside, I think we have solid support here at
      24-25 and with the Internet worries lifting, feel like
      the 900-pound gorilla that's been dragging sbux down
      might almost be off our backs. Strong core growth will
      put us at 35-40 times next years earnings which has
      been a traditional level for the stock, and there is
      plenty of room for international expansion as well as
      additional brand introductions (like the Berries 'n' Cream
      tiazzi that I drink three of per week) here in the
      States. SBUX has the market knowledge and the gumption to
      pull it off, and while this will not be an overnight
      rocket to the moon, these are nice levels to get some
      shares for a long term hold.

      Cheers and good

    • Was waiting for a reason to own sbuk, Today
      looked like the one, so Starbucks you have a new holder,
      How long is up to you!
      In any case I still love
      your coffee, Did some sub-contracting for sbuk and was
      always impressed with there quality business model, If
      the markets can hold up we should all have a bit of
      extra change.....

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