Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news.

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2012/01/26 14:23:30 (permalink)

Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news.

Not quite Breaking News but all morning the news blurbs kept telling us the news at 11AM would be about Phillipe's raising their price 400%.
 
Just finished watching the news story and it's true.
 
For years a cup of coffee at Phillipe's was just 9¢.  It was the best deal in town.
 
February 2 the price goes up to 45¢.
 
Still a bargain!
 
Sure didn't see it on the news when they raised the sandwich prices.
 
What great advertising!  
 
 
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    chewingthefat
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/26 17:01:49 (permalink)
    I ran an add in the Frederick News Post a few years back that said " This Month only, Get any sandwich or platter, get a second one at full price"
    You cannot believe how many people came in to eat, mentioning they came for the special price, but there was a misprint in their paper! True!
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    mar52
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/26 18:58:23 (permalink)
    You couldn't get away with that in Los Angeles... anymore. It's like a Going out of Business sign that shows up every few months.
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/26 19:29:02 (permalink)
    Mar, was the coffee single or double dripped............
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    mar52
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/26 20:32:26 (permalink)
    Is that something I'm supposed to know.
     
    You'd better re-budget for your next trip out here.
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/26 21:04:58 (permalink)
    mar52

    Is that something I'm supposed to know.

    You'd better re-budget for your next trip out here.


    Mar, you know, like in the sandwiches, single or double dipped. I guess if you have to explain a joke, it's not really a joke................
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    mar52
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/26 21:12:04 (permalink)
    Aha!  (Sorry)  I'm asleep.
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 09:16:21 (permalink)
    In this, the Starbucks era, a 45 cent cup-o-joe seems a better bargain that the 9 cent cup did in the era when they instituted it.
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 11:45:47 (permalink)
    mar52

    You couldn't get away with that in Los Angeles... anymore. It's like a Going out of Business sign that shows up every few months.

    Everybody gets away with everything in Los Angeles!

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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 12:11:01 (permalink)
    I haven't seen it recently, but we used to have some places who would put up a large sign saying, "Going out for business!" every once in a while.
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 14:27:27 (permalink)
    mar52

    You couldn't get away with that in Los Angeles... anymore. It's like a Going out of Business sign that shows up every few months.

    Oriental Rug Merchants go out of business every month, it seems!

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    mar52
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 14:58:56 (permalink)
    Chewey... Indeed!
     
    Around here they now change ownership to keep the Going out of business "going"...
     
    Husband - wife - husband - cousin - etc.
     
    Slimey!
     
     
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 15:58:42 (permalink)
    Do the mailbox/fireplace/grill stores do the same?
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    mar52
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 21:22:18 (permalink)
    There's a chain of those I'd like to see go under.
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    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. 2012/01/27 21:50:15 (permalink)
    What a surprise.
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