Would You Pay $55 for a Bottle of Water

@2wicelot (2945)
July 15, 2007 10:54am CST
I saw this CBS story on Yahoo about exotic bottled water. They actually call it "bling" water. It would cost up to $55 for less than a litre of water. They say they go to extreme length to source the water from different parts of the world. The water contains different kinds of minerals like potassium, calcium and so on. They are bottled in very beautifully carved bottles and they claimed Americans spent more on bottled water last year than they did on i-pods. The question is, are you willing to pay this amount for bottled water?
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
16 Jul 07
Hello 2wicelot!:-) I already don't use bottled water as such. I use tap water because it's ultimately more healthy! It's not only isn't heavy on my pocket, thus relieving me from monetary worries and problems associated with it, but it also keeps up my natural immune system which in turn is better for my general health. I have used bottled water occasionally though, during traveling, or for some time oas per advice of doctor during brief illness (which is not usually the case with me either) etc otherwise I keep myself out of reach of bottled water. I am a simple person and love to remain so. So, I definitely wouldn't pay $55 for a bottle of water. I wonder who pays for it? Perhaps only those who have so much that they don't even know how much! or perhaps who want them to be seen as stylish, or perhaps just for fun or just to brag about having "drunk" such a water!. Any of these or similar reason don't apply to me. I don't know why don't people find some much needed use of money when they can see people around who are in need!
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I think it is as you said, it is people who may just want to brag or to show off who may be interested in buying this stuff. It may not be enough that they show off in those huge hummer jeeps but they may want to show off in the water they drink as well.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
16 Jul 07
You seem to be very right, 2wicelot!
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
Thank you kamran.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
How pathetic...sounds like just a massive scam to get extra money out of you..And who in their right mind will pay that for it anyway..No definantly No I would not pay this amount for water.
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@2wicelot (2945)
15 Jul 07
Well calais, according to the story, people actually pay for it. I guess they want to be different or some something. Or may be they just have a lot money and don't know what to do with it.
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
I know that I wouldnt, thats for sure.
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@2wicelot (2945)
15 Jul 07
Americans are known to be extravagant anyway.
• United States
15 Jul 07
Since I refuse to buy regular bottled water I seriously doubt I will ever buy that crap. I saw another clip once about a guy who sells lol, holy bottled water. He just bottles up water with a special label then has a priest bless it on the skids in the warehouse. What a joke. I remember back in the day when there wasn't bottled water we just drank it from the tap.
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@2wicelot (2945)
15 Jul 07
I guess people look for all sort of "inventions" to make some money. And the funny thing is people actually buy whatever they sell. I guess a lot of people have a lot extra cash these days, lol.
• United States
16 Jul 07
It's more like they have a lot of extra credit cards these days I think.
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
Yes many people have a lot credit cards and it seems they don't know when to slow down.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Jul 07
This sounds crazy there are alot of things I would spend $55.00 on besides water. I might spend a dollar on bottled water but that is my limit. $55.00 just seems crazy for anything to drink.
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I think it is too expensive too. Unless I am in a desert and their is nothing to drink and it happens I have $55 on me, then I can buy it. But that is that.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Jul 07
yeah that sounds like me too
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@subathra (3519)
• India
21 Jul 07
Never i will pay such a huge amount for water..I think its enough for me to drink water which is pure as i dont expect any extra minerals added in it which can be gained by eating other food stuffs rich in minerals and vitamins.Hope even if we purchase those other items rich in minerals we dont have the need to spend this big amount. only in times of emergency i buy bottled water otherwise i will carry a water bottle or drink water if i find its from a clean source.
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@2wicelot (2945)
21 Jul 07
I agree with you. It is really absurd and extravagant.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
i dont think we have that luxury! i'd rather save the money for my daughter's education than spending it in a very expensive bottled water. what's in it anyway? minerals? things you can get also from other food source, at a cheaper price.
@2wicelot (2945)
21 Jul 07
Exactly, all the minerals and stuff can be got from cheaper sources.
@lburns70 (182)
• United States
21 Jul 07
That is thwe craziest thing I have ever heard of! I hate paying a dollar something for one. I guess someone is willing to pay for it.
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@2wicelot (2945)
21 Jul 07
It seems there are are people willing to pay that high.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
20 Jul 07
You wouldn't catch me paying $55 for a bottle of water. Someone must have money burning in their pocket to want to spend this much for a bottle of water.
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@2wicelot (2945)
20 Jul 07
I think you are absolutely right terri824.
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Hey 2l, I think it'll be a consensus No Way not even if I was a millionare. +'s 2 U :D
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I get you meme0907. It is just too expensive. + to you too.
@whyaskq (7529)
• Singapore
16 Jul 07
If it it just mineral water, I would not spend it. However, I have spend something around the same price for some health supplement drink which is supposed to contain the necessary minerals and nutrients for the human body. It is not meant to be consumed in a day but across a month. My friend tried it and claims it really helps to improve the health.
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I think it makes sense to spend on something that would take a month. On a very hot day, you could drink a whole bottle of $55 water and mat be even need more.
16 Jul 07
Good grief this is madness. There are people in this world dying every day because they do not have a decent water supply, drinking tainted, muddy puddles and surviving as best they can. At the same time, idiots are paying stupid amounts for a bottle of water - utter madness
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
You are so right. There are people dying to get clean water yet some a living in so much luxury they squander money on some fancy bottled water.
@cuif_d (20)
• United States
16 Jul 07
No way... too expensive i rather buy the 32 packs poland spring water it's cheaper and it's just water. Tap water is dirty and i get sick from it so i need to boil it, which im too lazy. I just buy the poland spring water packs.
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
That is a much better idea. You may get close to a years supply for $55 I think.
@eshaan (6192)
• India
16 Jul 07
Never, never,never. I have eureka forbes water purifier at my home, and i have to pay 700-800 Rs for its maintainance yearly, and feel that too very expensive. I can't drink such expensive water. I won't be able to digest it..ha..ha..haa!!
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
Would you feel so guilty you won't be able to digest it, lol. Thanks for the response.
@kaplya (1578)
• India
16 Jul 07
sounds funny!!:D i couldn't stop laughing at this! it's only a new style statement for those who don't have anything better to do than showing off themselves!;) of course i m not going to pay so much for the bottle. i don't see why minerals attract us so much? if you want to sale something just boast off how healthy it is and how much minerals or proteins it has and then you'll see people running after it! i would just say "go dear instead of spending so much money explore for yourself that how could you get them in your own environment or how can you utilize those resources you already have, rather than businessmen coming and selling you out such products!" even if i ever need to drink "very pure water" than i would better boil my ordinary water instead of paying 55 bucks for a "around the world minerals" enriched water!:P
@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I think the water is for showing off and a kind of fashion statement of some sort. People are too into fashion these days and they try to remain healthy and younger. Perhaps that is why they may rush to buy the water.
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@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
I think it's rediculous to pay that much for bottled water. There are a lot of great ways to spend money if you're having trouble deciding how to spend yours....
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I also think it is for those who don't know what to do with there money. I on the otherhand know exactly what I want to do with my money, lol.
@youless (104226)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jul 07
Oh, be sure I won't buy it. It's so luxurious for a bottle of water only. This kind of water can keep you healthy forever? Can it cure the sickness? Will you feel happy to drink it? I don't think so. Drinking it may just show how rich you are to others. There is no other function:)
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I don't think the water would cure any disease or do any other miracles. I think it is just so you can show off.
@wonderful1 (2075)
• China
16 Jul 07
It is too expensive to buy it for me. If I have enough money, I would buy it without hesitate. Now I quit my job in real life, and I hope I can make enough money online, but it is impossible to achieve it,so now I'm in trouble of lacking of money. How can I buy such expensive water.
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
Hi wonderful1, so you will actually buy the water if you have the money. That is nice. You are the first person who said that here. Wishing you the best in your search for me more money.
@meander (168)
• Canada
16 Jul 07
No I would not. I drink bottled water. One glass a day minimum. It costs me pennnies per bottle It is usually always bought when on sale. However I often drink our tap water and keep a jug full of it in the fridge. The jug has a replaceable charcoal filter. The best water I've ever tasted was from, a naturaly formed Spring at a Shrine close to my city. I have tasted most of the European waters direct from their source. An example would be the Evian water in France. They say,so the story goes,water will one day cost more per small bottle than a gallon of gas.
@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
That is really cool meander tasting water from the source. May be the days when water would cost more than gas are here.
@chileman (968)
• Australia
16 Jul 07
I refuse to pay for bottled water fullstop unless I'm in a third world country where I know it's not safe to drink the water from the tap or filter it. But in my country there is no way I'd by bottled water when the water out of the tap is just as good or sometimes even better lol!
@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I agree chileman. I think the only time to spend such an amount on water is when there is an absolute need for it.
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
16 Jul 07
Water is only water .There is no way i would ever consider paying that much for water .I do not drink water i only use it in my coffee.No matter where they go for the sourse of it water comes from the same place .Some people are really gulliable when it comes to marketing .I bet if it was compared to ordinary water there would not be much difference at all. I suppose there are some that collect these beautiful bottles and usually thats what you will be paying for in the end not the actuall content of it .
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@2wicelot (2945)
16 Jul 07
I also believe they are actually just paying for the bottle and not the water in it. I think some people need to brag or something that is why they go for such extravagant things.