Starbucks is so overpriced, why won't they have waiters?

@ourlot (995)
June 9, 2016 12:58pm CST
Starbucks is, at least for me, an overpriced coffee shop. But if they are willing to charge more for a coffee, and clients oblige, why won't they offer top service? Why won't they have waiters?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jun 16
I agree they are much too expensive for me so I am not able to get it...ever. I am okay with making my own coffee at home.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 Jun 16
Starbucks coffee here cost $6.50 and im always like are you kidding me,$6.50 for a coffee and i have to line up for it and bring it to the table by myself
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@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
That is a lot. Does your store have a computer table?
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
10 Jun 16
@Bluedoll Computer table? they have normal tables
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
11 Jun 16
@miniam I know of one store that put in a table for people with laptops most provide wifi
@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
9 Jun 16
It is expensive, I do stop there once in a great while. If people keep buying there then no need for waiters.
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• United States
10 Jun 16
It's unnecessarily overpriced and always packed. I'll stick to my french vanilla iced coffee from DD! It's cheaper and it's a bigger cup.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
@queengreen0 Sorry what is DD? Here we have Tim's. It's well so so.
@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@queengreen0 There is a reason it is always packed, good coffee. Yeah DD is okay once in a while but I make my own coffee.
• Westland, Michigan
9 Jun 16
If people are willing to pay for it without the extra service, why offer the service of waiters? I am not a coffee drinker, but I have been in Starbucks before and went wow, this stuff is expensive.
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@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
Some coffee places are not special like the customers? Not a coffee drinker? What do you like when you go out? I'm addicted.
• Westland, Michigan
10 Jun 16
@Bluedoll I will drink water or once in a while I will drink cola, but I do not drink a lot of caffeine everyday.
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@JohnRoberts (54566)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jun 16
Why do people buy Starbucks? Too lazy to brew their own cop of Joe? And you can make your own "candy" coffees.
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@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
I like going out having a coffee and maybe writing down some notes. Just a change from home brew.
@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
10 Jun 16
Not to mention the snacks. A box of generic chocolate chip cookies go for $5 plus tax at Starbucks here.
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• United States
10 Jun 16
Exactly!! I'd rather make (burn lol) my own cookies. I'm sure they'd taste better too!
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@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@queengreen0 Or just go to the closest Wal mart or dollar store and you'll see the exact same cookies going for only a dollar.
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• United States
10 Jun 16
@zarlamain Exactly lol! SuckBucks isn't getting any of my hard earned money for basic food/beverages and basic service.
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@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
10 Jun 16
I agree about them being overpriced. They won't have waiters because people pay for what they offer as it is. Why spend more to pay waiters when people stand in line for their overpriced goods as it is?
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@JustBhem (32880)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jun 16
Haha. I was thinking about it too. That is why I don't go to starbucks and wait for my coffee to get.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
I'm out looking for nice places to go. It's not easy.
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@JustBhem (32880)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jun 16
@Bluedoll Yes. But I prefer making my own coffee. That way if it's not good I can make another one. lol
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
@JustBhem you just made me think of my last cup of coffee. There was something in it. After examining it looked like a small amount of paper. The size of hair but much shorter. I thought of cream but it didn't appear to be. Does make you wonder when it isn't yours.
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@LoriAMoore (4797)
• United States
9 Jun 16
Not only is there not table service, but they expect tips for making your coffee!
• United States
10 Jun 16
Tips for what???? Brewing basic coffee and placing it on the counter? Leaving you to go get it and fix it to your liking like they should have?
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
Some of the counter people are comics?
@divinebee (264)
10 Jun 16
Its good ,no doubt on that. But overpriced to the core..
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
10 Jun 16
What do you find good? The coffee or the place you go. I like coffee but a decent place to have it is good too. Really don't like that much what is in shopping centers.
@shubhu3 (14271)
• New Delhi, India
10 Jun 16
Yeah that's true.It is expensive for me as well yet there are no servers.
@Dramista (545)
10 Jun 16
The answer is that it would be more cost efficient to keep their current system. Starbucks has built itself a brand by being different. If its serves coffee like any other diner then the power of the brand will be lost and they will lose money. Why would you even drink overpriced coffee when you can make one at home :)
@youless (91111)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 16
I don't know how this situation in other countries, but in China I think Starbucks's coffee is so expensive. However, they seem to have a good business anyway. Perhaps people like to show off to buy coffee in Starbucks. It seems that they have a good taste for coffee
@maezee (32004)
• United States
10 Jun 16
I kind of refuse to buy anything at Starbucks. You are right, it's far too expensive!!