Someone just got raped by the after market trader! Hope that traders enjoys (or chokes on) his 5 martinis on someone else's dollars!!!
The other thing (don't know if in the article you are citing or not) (and no one seems to be mentioning further) is a possible health risk of/with the hot water filtering through the pod -- guess it would have something to do with the chemical composition of/in the plastic. Now that would be of concern to me. And before all you KCup sycophants get your knickers in a knot, I am just giving the details of the interview I saw. AND, if there ever turns out to ANYTHING being linked to that, you may as well wait for the late night commercials from the 1-800 WILL SUE for you - if there is a buck to be made - people and lawyers will find a way to get it.
In a pack - whatever - it's still the cost of the variety. And I don't know about you, but I don't "hide" a bottle/can of soda someplace - they are already in the frig and cold. There is a dispenser/rack in the frig that holds 12 cans of soda and only takes up the space of the width of the can. And, if it is not in the frig it's poured over a glass of ice. Although I am waiting to see all of those outdoor barbecues and get togethers with their KeurigKold machine and "variety" packs as opposed to the cooler filled with ice with sodas/waters/beers.
I am not trying to be a smart alec with you - I think this is the problem SODA has faced - the American market wants inexpensive and easy. I can go to any beer/soda warehouse and mix a carton of 24 cans of soda for about $9 - I can pop a tab faster then I can make in with a new machine (lets not even equate the COST of the machine) - and as far as space, what's the difference - space in the frig - or space on the counter with yet another appliance cluttering it up - and the variety pack has to be stored somewhere - cupboard?
Without buying 20 bottles of soda -- as opposed to what, buying 20 varieties of KoldCups??!!!!
They can get their space from the 2.0 space, which hit the market like dung and sold just as about as well. Although dung may actually have better sales coming since farms will soon be fertili
Yes, we have replaced the CO2 twice. The only way I would get a Keurig would be as a gift - and then I would PROBABLY use it (although I might give it to a friend who doesn't drink as much coffee as I do and likes the KCup concept). I will admit that that first cup of fresh coffee is an ahhhh way to start the day. EVERY, and I mean EVERY. friend I have who has/had a Keurig - it has broken, just stopped working - some replaced it, most have not because of the expense and all most all of them received it as a gift!! If I ever purchased one, it would be one of the small ones like they sold/sell on the Home Shopping Network.
I know -- isn't that a hoot!! At least Californians can be good for something!! Keep screaming for the CO2s guys!!!
I really want to see the design AND will evaluate the cost as to it's worth to me, especially if it brews coffee -- as I AM a coffee drinker -- I am not a soda drinker for the most part. Having said that I still have never bought a Keurig coffeepot and probably never will! I drink 4/5 cups of coffee a day and use my Gevalia carafe coffeepot and it's been going strong for 10 years -- IF I had a Keurig I would use the mesh cup and my own coffee. When I entertain, for after dinner coffee I still use my Chemex (the hourglass glass pot - a throw back to the 60s/70s - just dated myself there!!) which sits quite elegantly on the table.. And that is not a put down of GMCR - I owned and sold their stock twice - 1st time at 30+, sold at 92 when Einhorn hit it -- purchased back at 22+ (after Einhorn kept trying to pound it into bankruptcy, sold out at 123 -- and will not buy back in again for now. The 2.0 was a DISASTER in sales (at least around here) over what should have been a big Christmas item and I am not going to get hyped on the KeurigCold. Now, regarding SODA - when we needed to replace our refrigerator we did get a Samsung with the CO2 on the door and I LOVE it (the rest of the family drinks carbonated waters and sodas) AND I became rather addicted to the Countrytime Lemonades carbonated to make ice cream floats -- I love, love, love ice cream floats - reminds me when I would go to the corner drugstore or Woolworths with my parents and get an ice cream soda as a treat!!! So, target group - I'll be interested enough to at least consider it!!!!
Yeah, I guess we will see!! Sometimes, I get distracted and don't hear everything - did hear it will be expensive, but I don't think they would commit to any numbers did they? Of course, I think paying $200 ($100 if take advantage of all the discounts and coupons) for JUST a coffeepot is a lot and stupid!! Guess we will see how progressive and how fast and futuristic people want to be in their kitchen. What you need to get is those people who campout and stand in lines for hours to pay $500 - 600 for a new IPhone!!!
Just listened to the CC, I must say I will be VERY interested to see this new product! Will interact with your smartphone! The new products discussion was fabulous - what this company does seem to suck at is their marketing.
What I am surprised about right now is that it's not quite 11:30 est and the volume has already surpassed it's average daily volume.
You're lucky none of those traded today (so technically you haven't lost anything - YET) but if they had, at an 8.95 ask, by my calculation, you have a loss of $53,750.00 or a little less than -20% overnight! But, as Yogi Berra said, "it ain't over till it's over" !!