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The Extra Recycling Fee

This is one of those things that I guess I never really paid attention to when it came to buying canned drinks from the supermarket. I was essentially looking for a good deal on some coconut water and ended up seeing a pack of 24 for a decent price. So I decided to buy it. While it was tagged at about $14.99, the end price came out to a little over $17.

At first I was thinking it is simply the can deposit money that you can get back. Upon further inspection though it appears that there was a fee for the deposit as well as the recycling fee. Again, this is one of those things that I never really paid attention to as I don’t usually buy these items in bulk. It was kind of funny because I spent some time calculating how you will save about 12 cents a can by buying it in bulk. However, at the end of it all you are basically saving the extra fee costs.

I have gotten used to fees like this for electronics and so I always try to make sure I factor that in to the final total before determining if it is a good deal. At this rate, someday we will have to pay a disposal fee for anything that comes in a wrapper too huh? Almost makes me wish that stores have to display the actual final price tag of the item as opposed to one before taxes and all. Would make things a lot easier.

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