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'The 'everyone tell Starbucks your name is Bob' campaign' blog discussion

edited 23 April 2012 at 11:46AM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • qmpeteqmpete Forumite
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    I think the whole thing is more about avoiding confusion and waste (and hence reduce costs).

    I've seen this on several occasions, and not just in Starbucks - someone doesn't listen to the barista, and lifts the wrong coffee. Their coffee comes out next, and the person who the original was intended for says "that's not what I ordered", so it gets poured down the drain and a new one made.

    I have no problem being asked for my first name, and if I don't want to give my real name, I would give another random name. I'm really disappointed that Martin has suggested everyone use the same name, as this will only lead to confusion on all sides - hardly becoming of a consumer champion.
  • LisaW123LisaW123 Forumite
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    i disagree with the sentiment of the blog. why attack starbucks for asking your name and trying to 'be' or 'appear' more friendly?

    I would support a campaign that attacked the quality of Starbucks "coffee".
  • adouglasmhoradouglasmhor Forumite
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    TBH I have always found the quality of their coffee fine, not fantastic but not rubbish either. If you don't like it don't drink it, easy.
    The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head. Terry Pratchett


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  • LisaW123LisaW123 Forumite
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    TBH I have always found the quality of their coffee fine, not fantastic but not rubbish either. If you don't like it don't drink it, easy.

    I don't. Had it twice, with extra shots and it tasted like insipid hot milk. I will stick with my nespresso machine.
  • but my name is bob....can i say i'm stan instead?
  • Just tell them that your name is 'gullible'. Well that's the name I'd give for anybody thick enough to pay their prices for coffee.
  • adouglasmhoradouglasmhor Forumite
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    Just tell them that your name is 'gullible'. Well that's the name I'd give for anybody thick enough to pay their prices for coffee.

    It's not expensive if you earn decent money. Just like a repairman is not an engineer.
    The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head. Terry Pratchett


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  • aldreddaldredd Forumite
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    It's not expensive if you earn decent money. Just like a repairman is not an engineer.

    Oh, I earn decent enough money to afford it, but that doesn't make it any better value - I won't touch it. I take my own coffee into work each day - my flask keeps it hot for a good couple of hours.
  • It's not expensive if you earn decent money. Just like a repairman is not an engineer.

    Well I'm an engineer, not a repairman so not sure what point you are making.
  • edited 29 April 2012 at 8:39PM
    adouglasmhoradouglasmhor Forumite
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    edited 29 April 2012 at 8:39PM
    Well I'm an engineer, not a repairman so not sure what point you are making.

    Do you have a B. Sc. eng or a B. Eng? Do you design whitegoods? Did you do a 7 year professional apprenticeship like my dad instead or a graduate degree?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineer
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