I was thinking about buying the mug, but when I checked the price, I backed away cautiously.
Do you think 20 dollars is too expensive for a coffee mug?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/31/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/30/2013|
You can go to any thrift store like Goodwill get them for $.50 apiece.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/30/2013|
A fucking thrift store? What are you?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/30/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/30/2013|
For less than $20 you can get a new mug and a free coffee cup. Viva Mexico.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/30/2013|
Depends entirely how marvelous the mug is. SHOW US!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/30/2013|
"A fucking thrift store? What are you?"
Shut up, you puswart.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/30/2013|
It's not too much to charge for a mug, however it is too much to actually pay for a mug.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/30/2013|
What's so special about it?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/30/2013|
Doesn't seem expensive to me, or not necessarily expensive. It would be easy to spend a lot more for the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/30/2013|
Mugs are easily broken and are a dime a dozen unless it is vastly particularly special in some way.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/30/2013|
[quote]Mugs are easily broken
I was thinking the same thing. I don't think I have a mug that's more than five years old because they break so frequently.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/30/2013|
Some mugs are always busted.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/30/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/30/2013|
$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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/30/2013|
$20 is too much for some blow jobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/30/2013|
A Mickey Mouse mug?
How old are you, princess?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/30/2013|
colossal irresponsible waste of money at R19
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/31/2013|
Thank you for your astute observation, r24, now flit away.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/31/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/31/2013|
I paid 30 for a Chococat mug, but it was huge.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/31/2013|
I have a full set. Lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/31/2013|
Show us your mug, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/31/2013|
Eww, R2. A thrift store for a coffee mug? You don't know who's drunken from those before. Gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/31/2013|
That's why you run stiff through the dishwasher FIRST!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/31/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/31/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/31/2013|
I buy all my mugs at the dollar store
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/31/2013|
You forgot to add that you are also a cheap fuck with no style R34.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/31/2013|
I think it is, OP. I never had the need to buy a mug as I seem to get mugs and cups as gifts.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/31/2013|
Bite me R35
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/31/2013|
R31. How many times???
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/31/2013|
I bought 8 of these a while back and they are worth every penny. Particularly funny when we have relatives visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/31/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/31/2013|
Not if you're going to be buried with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/31/2013|
Henri, le chat noir, will sell you this for $16, plus shipping costs. Well worth it, in my view.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/31/2013|
I make hand-thrown pottery mugs. Never sold one for above $5.00.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/31/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/31/2013|
Were u at Starbucks OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/31/2013|
Is it Frankoma?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/31/2013|
But I'll bet you can't put it in the microwave, R13.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/31/2013|
Thrift stores and garage sales are great for this stuff. A dishwasher sterilizes.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/31/2013|
It really depends on what station in life you occupy.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/31/2013|
10 times...what a mess you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/31/2013|
R52. Really? Said mugs have probably been in some disgusting elderly or poor persons house for years. Hard to wash that off.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/31/2013|
hand-thrown and glazed, no. some tourist crap, yes
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/31/2013|
How did I know somebody was going to link to mochaware?
I'd definitely pay $20 for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/31/2013|
[quote]But once your money is spent, its spent.
Not true. You can sell it for a portion of what you paid.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/31/2013|
But you could get a year subscription to Datalounge AND a cup of coffee!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/31/2013|
[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?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/31/2013|
My mugs currently cost $8.99.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/31/2013|
R61. I wouldn't eat off or drink from an antique, unless it was a family item. I'm sort of a germaphobe, but my guests are clean and well-heeled.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/31/2013|
R63, two of my most "well-heeled" friends are also two of the piggiest people I've known in my life.
It must be awful to be as fearful as you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/31/2013|
We have different definitions of well-heeled. My friends would never let their maids settle for anything less than spotless.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/31/2013|
Whatever you say, dear. Because you are always right, and everyone else is...not as right.
I was one of your friends before we got our own maids.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/31/2013|
You likely wouldn't have been my friend if you didn't have a maid.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/31/2013|
Well excuse me, R23. I suppose in your hand to mouth existence, $31 is a huge extravagance. As I mentioned, they did last me 10 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/31/2013|
This thread and the one about returning worn clothes reminds me how much I loathe poor gays
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/31/2013|