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    Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 2:12pm
It's not Seabadger here but her mum. I've hijacked her screen name as I need to ask you guys an important question.

At our sailing club we run a small tea bar selling tea, coffee and chocolate. The profits from which fund petrol for the safety boats. I have recently started a riot by increasing the price of tea to 35p and coffee to 40p.

I should like to know if this is unreasonable and how much do your local clubs charge?


PS Happy Christmas and good winter sailing.
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Sounds very reasonable to me. Of course it all depends on the size of the cups and quality of the brew. Which is why I drink Guiness in the winter and Miller in the summer. Sometimes both.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote radixon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:17pm
Thats resonable to me.

Where I sail the prices are about 40p.

As long as the milk is fresh, the water is hot and the tea/coffee isn't Tesco Value, then they can't complain!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pierre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:27pm

Sounds fine to me.  We pay 50p for tea and 60p for coffee.  They should count themselves luck!!!  Tight fisted so and so's

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:31pm
Yeh that sounds very reasonable to me! As mentioned before, as long as it has milk, sugar and tastes like tea then all should be happy!!!
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25p for an (admittedly smallish) cup where I sail.
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its about £1 in the yacht club where i sail i think??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender 541 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:52pm

40p...

Not saying how much, but direct the complainers to Rutland or Datchett

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 4:59pm

Hiya Seabadger's Mum,

I run the galley at our sailing club and the prices are 40p for a mug of tea and 50p for a Nescafé. We also charge 50p for a hot chocolate or a fizzy drinks can. Compared to other sailing clubs I have visited, this is very much middle-of-the-range.
As radixon and tgruitt have said, people are more encline to pay a little more and get better ingredients.

A couple of years ago, I had to increase prices by 10 to 30p across the whole range: I wrote a poster placed next to the till to explain the price increase and members were very understanding.

Good luck with your lot!

Have a great Christmas in the Seabadger's family and enjoy your sailing!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote FireballNeil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 5:51pm
Yeah I think that's a great price compared to anywhere in a town/city or a service station etc. just tell them where to get their tea next time they complain- a thermos flask that they then have to carry around all day and potetially leave at home or in the boat when they leave! hahaha that'll tell em!
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