I am going to follow the idea shared on the ITS website. They suggested that we all go to our banks and get 2 dollar bills so that Starbucks will know we were there. The deuce has the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the back. How appropriate for the day of the boycott!
I don't drink Coffee much less the over priced coffee at Starbucks so this is not an issue for me. In the event that I get pushed into a Starbucks Location I will be caring concealed...... So they cannot do a thing except hit the floor when the shooting starts....
In terms of plain everyday coffee it is more expensive than I am willing to pay. It is more expensive, in part, because it is more expensive to produce and to maintain the franchise image, store atmosphere, and the products which I understand require special machines. I, personally, like most of their coffee but don't go for the fancy, sugar laden concoctions, which my wife likes. As such, we will get them once in a while, but don't go out of our way for it.Quote:
And the coffee isn't overpriced unless you don't understand economics. The market will bear the cost.
It all comes down to dollar spent per unit satisfaction, of which their 2A (neutral) position is a part.
It isn't plain everyday coffee. It has the image to back it up. That is part of it.
My wife and I love Starbucks' French Roast. We grind our own beans. But I don't like their politics. If anyone can recommend a coffee that is similar to their French Roast I'd buy it and forget about Starbucks.
"their politics"? They don't pre-empt local/state law. That seems supportive of the Constitution to my thinking. Beyond that, I could care less.
I plan to visit the local Starbucks at least once tomorrow. Possibly even twice. :)
I like to think I'm a bit more open-minded than that.... ;)
A free market philosophy. Quite refreshing.