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Offline Matt Akersten

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Fury over $4.50 charge for water

A Christchurch bar is at the centre of a growing row after it charged a customer $4.50 for water!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8204346/Fury-over-4-50-charge-for-water

"The arrogant and aggressive behaviour of the owner ruined our entire evening."

I miss this  :P

Offline The Don

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #1 on: 21 Jan 13, 05:00:pm »
Wading into dangerous territory there Mr Akersten ;)

Offline rightside

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #2 on: 21 Jan 13, 05:22:pm »
If you dont like the price of something, dont buy it. Hardly rocket science. But then, some people just like any excuse to get all bent out of shape.

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #3 on: 21 Jan 13, 06:03:pm »
Good on them. The amount of people that just sit at home and pre-load and take pills etc, then go out and expect bars to run around after them giving them free water all night without buying a thing is ridiculous. No wonder bars struggle to stay alive these days

Offline The Doctor

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jan 13, 07:39:pm »
For all the problems they've had down there the last thing they need is for people to pay for water. Surley they've had enough difficulty fixing all the pipes and stuff.
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Online hamo

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #5 on: 21 Jan 13, 08:25:pm »
Hehe, miss you too Matt Akerston :)

Offline dominict

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #6 on: 22 Jan 13, 01:18:am »
Matt Akerston come back and do a locum an fire this site up again...it seems to have slipped into a state of relative sommambulance lately and it is one of the origional, seminal sites for gay expression in NZ. Great journalism from Jay B though...so rational and lucid.

Offline Matt Akersten

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #7 on: 22 Jan 13, 01:45:pm »
Aww thanks. I'll be back to visit Auckland in March, after Mardi Gras. How much is water at Family bar? xxx

Offline Mavis Branston

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #8 on: 23 Jan 13, 04:49:pm »
5.50 covers overheads of staff rent rates acc pmts etc.

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #9 on: 23 Jan 13, 08:32:pm »
Thanks Mavis. I might do what Crashe used to do... take a bottle of Diet Coke with me and ask for a cup to drink it out of when I'm there, LOL xx

Offline Mavis Branston

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #10 on: 24 Jan 13, 10:53:pm »
Might work in Auckland dont like the chances in Ch Ch.
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Offline joe

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Re: Meanwhile in Christchurch... it's $4.50 for water
« Reply #11 on: 25 Jan 13, 08:47:am »
might even work in chch but its the williamson effect which is the factor here.........