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$7 Bottles of Water: Refreshing Or In Bad Taste?
Last week, I stayed at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and, although I enjoyed my stay, I couldn't help but wonder - who pays the $6.95 they charge for the bottles of Aquafina water they place in the room?
It wouldn't be priced as such if no one were buying it, right?
Someone at Marriott who sits in a nice office with plush furniture must have decided that $6.95 - not $4.95 or $5.95 - was the optimal price for this item at this location.
Clearly people on expense accounts or the ultra rich might not balk at the price. And I'm not a "skip lunch because there are children starving in Africa" kind of guy, but with 40% of the world's population living on less than $2 per day, I don't think I could bring myself to engage in this sort of little extravagance – definitely not in a city where millions of gallons of water are literally gushing over Niagara Falls.