Do you think 20 dollars is too expensive for a coffee mug?
I was thinking about buying the mug, but when I checked the price, I backed away cautiously.
You can go to any thrift store like Goodwill get them for $.50 apiece.
It depends on how much you like it. You could be drinking out of it for decades so if it's really fantastic you might not want to pass it up.
A fucking thrift store? What are you?
For less than $20 you can get a new mug and a free coffee cup. Viva Mexico.
Depends entirely how marvelous the mug is. SHOW US!
"A fucking thrift store? What are you?"
Shut up, you puswart.
It's not too much to charge for a mug, however it is too much to actually pay for a mug.
Would you rather spend $20 on a mug or spend$20 on something else more worthwhile? You decide. But once your money is spent, its spent.
What's so special about it?
Yes, $20 is way too much for a coffee mug. And you don't have to go to a thrift store for something made of good quality that is good.
Macys, Target, even Walmart sell great coffee mugs well under $20.
Doesn't seem expensive to me, or not necessarily expensive. It would be easy to spend a lot more for the same.
This thread is kind of funny because I own a total of four coffee mugs. Since I drink tea every morning, I cycle through the four mugs and it just occurred to me that:
One came free with a subscription to the New Yorker
One came free from the company that owns my apartment building
One was given to me by a German friend when I was visiting
and the only one I paid for is an $8 mug from Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
Now that I think of it, $20 does seem kind of pricey for a mug.
I have never paid for a mug. They are an advertising medium to be given away.
At the thrift store, the extras are often donated --still in their shipping boxes-- and they're brand-new. -- $.50
$20 for a regular mug is a lot, but I've splurged on novelty mugs twice. Once after watching Wicked, I bought a Wicked mug for $10 or $15. I don't remember exactly. I also paid $18 for a 16 oz 3D black mickey mouse mug I bought at Disneyland. I don't regret it and they lasted me almost 10 years. Sadly, last year, they both slipped out of my hands as I washed them. I still miss the Mickey one.
Good point, R18.
I also just remembered that I have 2 coffee mugs at work which were gifted to me by co-workers. Fuck paying for coffee mugs.
$20 is too much for some blow jobs.
A Mickey Mouse mug?
How old are you, princess?
colossal irresponsible waste of money at R19
Reading this thread, I'm reminded of the person who recently posted a thread that there were smarter people in his twitter feed and that the posters on DL were morons.
The responses in this thread amply support his theory.
Thank you for your astute observation, r24, now flit away.
Eww, R2. A thrift store for a coffee mug? You don't know who's drunken from those before. Gross.
That's why you run stiff through the dishwasher FIRST!
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I buy all my mugs at the dollar store
You forgot to add that you are also a cheap fuck with no style R34.
I think it is, OP. I never had the need to buy a mug as I seem to get mugs and cups as gifts.
Bite me R35
R31. How many times???
A MUG mug? If you can spare the money and it's like no other mug you could ever imagine and would improve your life, then buy it if you want.
A travel mug? I wouldn't, even though that's a typical price at quite a few stores. Even good quality travel mugs get disgusting.
I bought 8 of these a while back and they are worth every penny. Particularly funny when we have relatives visit.
I've had 3 mugs -- all salt-glazed stoneware that I love(I know, Mary!). I've had them for about 25 years.
How stuff "feels" is very important to me. Those advertising mugs feel like they thin the coffee, which I know is irrational.
I like supporting local potters too, and that's worth the $.
Also, my mugs have thumb rests that I love!
Not if you're going to be buried with it.
Henri, le chat noir, will sell you this for $16, plus shipping costs. Well worth it, in my view.
I make hand-thrown pottery mugs. Never sold one for above $5.00.
[quote]That's why you run stiff through the dishwasher FIRST!
Doesn't matter. There are many things that are perfectly fine for buying at the thrift store. Something that you will use to eat or drink from is not one of those things.
Were u at Starbucks OP?
Is it Frankoma?
But I'll bet you can't put it in the microwave, R13.
Thrift stores and garage sales are great for this stuff. A dishwasher sterilizes.
R50. Only if it is a really fucking good one. Even then I'd have to wash 10 times and still don't think I would be able to use the thrift store item. I might give them to guests to use....might.
It really depends on what station in life you occupy.
10 times...what a mess you are.
R52. Really? Said mugs have probably been in some disgusting elderly or poor persons house for years. Hard to wash that off.
hand-thrown and glazed, no. some tourist crap, yes
How did I know somebody was going to link to mochaware?
I'd definitely pay $20 for that.
I don't drink out of anything other than Royal Doulton Fine China, with hand painted periwinkles.
My neighbor Elizabeth on the other hand...
Well let's just say, I love her dearly despite all of that.
[quote]But once your money is spent, its spent.
Not true. You can sell it for a portion of what you paid.
I like to make myself a big mocha for breakfast and none of my mugs were big enough so I got four of these 16 oz. ones. It was a while ago and I couldn't remember what I'd paid for them.
Not that much, apparently. They're perfectly functional mugs but a little on the thin side so they probably wouldn't survive a crash landing.
But you could get a year subscription to Datalounge AND a cup of coffee!
Only if it's made in the US.
I love Heath Ceramics stuff and I have one of their tea cups. It's gorgeous, heavy and it keeps the liquid hot.
[quote]Said mugs have probably been in some disgusting elderly or poor persons house for years.
This is the case with many antiques, even (perhaps especially) those owned by some European royal families.
[quote]I'd have to wash 10 times and still don't think I would be able to use the thrift store item. I might give them to guests to use....might.
I thought that germaphobes didn't have guests?