Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 23:15:12 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: Photos Posted - 2003 (USA) 9-3 SS Linear MP3 Player (AUX in)
Shane Almeida <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com> writes: >On 20 Jul 2005 17:04:17 GMT, Dave Hinz wrote: >> I find it amusing that people call something that they are free to >> choose not to do, a rip-off. >It's a colloquial expression that means something isn't worth the price. >The fact that I can choose not to do it doesn't change anything. Bottled >water is a rip-off. Especially since most of it, at least here in Australia, is sold by companies that have been bought out by Coke, so nearly all the bottled water sold in supermarkets, etc. is returning massive profits to Coke and you paid 500 to 1000 percent more than what it actually costs to 'package' the supposed spring water. Sounds a bit like fuel doesn't it. 8-) But most of the cost in fuel is government excise and other taxes. Otherwise instead of A$1.20 for a litre of standard ULP, we'd pay less than 50 cents a litre. It's no wonder the service stations and other fuel outlets make so little on it because after GST is taken out, the station owners only get a couple of cents, if that, per litre staying in their own cashflow. The rest goes to the governments (both state and federal) and to the oil companies. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.