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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.

by Anonymousreply 6903/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 103/30/2013

You can go to any thrift store like Goodwill get them for $.50 apiece.

by Anonymousreply 203/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 303/30/2013

A fucking thrift store? What are you?

by Anonymousreply 403/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 503/30/2013

For less than $20 you can get a new mug and a free coffee cup. Viva Mexico.

by Anonymousreply 603/30/2013

Depends entirely how marvelous the mug is. SHOW US!

by Anonymousreply 703/30/2013

"A fucking thrift store? What are you?"

Shut up, you puswart.

by Anonymousreply 803/30/2013

It's not too much to charge for a mug, however it is too much to actually pay for a mug.

by Anonymousreply 903/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1003/30/2013

What's so special about it?

by Anonymousreply 1103/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1203/30/2013

Doesn't seem expensive to me, or not necessarily expensive. It would be easy to spend a lot more for the same.

by Anonymousreply 1303/30/2013

Mugs are easily broken and are a dime a dozen unless it is vastly particularly special in some way.

by Anonymousreply 1403/30/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 1503/30/2013

Some mugs are always busted.

by Anonymousreply 1603/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1703/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1803/30/2013

$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 Anonymousreply 1903/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2003/30/2013

$20 is too much for some blow jobs.

by Anonymousreply 2103/30/2013

A Mickey Mouse mug?

How old are you, princess?

by Anonymousreply 2203/30/2013

colossal irresponsible waste of money at R19

by Anonymousreply 2303/30/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2403/30/2013

Thank you for your astute observation, r24, now flit away.

by Anonymousreply 2503/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 2603/30/2013

I paid 30 for a Chococat mug, but it was huge.

by Anonymousreply 2703/30/2013

I have a full set. Lovely.

by Anonymousreply 2803/30/2013

Show us your mug, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2903/30/2013

Eww, R2. A thrift store for a coffee mug? You don't know who's drunken from those before. Gross.

by Anonymousreply 3003/30/2013

That's why you run stiff through the dishwasher FIRST!

by Anonymousreply 3103/30/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3203/30/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3303/30/2013

I buy all my mugs at the dollar store

by Anonymousreply 3403/31/2013

You forgot to add that you are also a cheap fuck with no style R34.

by Anonymousreply 3503/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3603/31/2013

Bite me R35

by Anonymousreply 3703/31/2013

R31. How many times???

by Anonymousreply 3803/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3903/31/2013

I bought 8 of these a while back and they are worth every penny. Particularly funny when we have relatives visit.

by Anonymousreply 4003/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4103/31/2013

Not if you're going to be buried with it.

by Anonymousreply 4203/31/2013

Henri, le chat noir, will sell you this for $16, plus shipping costs. Well worth it, in my view.

by Anonymousreply 4303/31/2013

I make hand-thrown pottery mugs. Never sold one for above $5.00.

by Anonymousreply 4403/31/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 4503/31/2013

Were u at Starbucks OP?

by Anonymousreply 4603/31/2013

Is it Frankoma?

by Anonymousreply 4703/31/2013

But I'll bet you can't put it in the microwave, R13.

by Anonymousreply 4803/31/2013

Thrift stores and garage sales are great for this stuff. A dishwasher sterilizes.

by Anonymousreply 4903/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5003/31/2013

It really depends on what station in life you occupy.

by Anonymousreply 5103/31/2013

10 times...what a mess you are.

by Anonymousreply 5203/31/2013

R52. Really? Said mugs have probably been in some disgusting elderly or poor persons house for years. Hard to wash that off.

by Anonymousreply 5303/31/2013

hand-thrown and glazed, no. some tourist crap, yes

by Anonymousreply 5403/31/2013

How did I know somebody was going to link to mochaware?

I'd definitely pay $20 for that.

by Anonymousreply 5503/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5603/31/2013

[quote]But once your money is spent, its spent.

Not true. You can sell it for a portion of what you paid.

by Anonymousreply 5703/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5803/31/2013

But you could get a year subscription to Datalounge AND a cup of coffee!

by Anonymousreply 5903/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6003/31/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 6103/31/2013

My mugs currently cost $8.99.

by Anonymousreply 6203/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6303/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6403/31/2013

We have different definitions of well-heeled. My friends would never let their maids settle for anything less than spotless.

by Anonymousreply 6503/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6603/31/2013

You likely wouldn't have been my friend if you didn't have a maid.

Nice pseudo-try.

by Anonymousreply 6703/31/2013

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 Anonymousreply 6803/31/2013

This thread and the one about returning worn clothes reminds me how much I loathe poor gays

by Anonymousreply 6903/31/2013
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