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Are You Boycotting Gloria Jeans?

Old Jun 15th 2012, 11:55 pm
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I don't drink coffee. I hate being full of beans.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 12:15 am
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There's Starbucks in Oz?

Won't be tough to boycott GJ. Their coffee is terrible.

Now tell me what JB does that is underhanded and devious?
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by Japonica View Post
There's Starbucks in Oz?

Won't be tough to boycott GJ. Their coffee is terrible.

Now tell me what JB does that is underhanded and devious?
Not in WA. There used to be one in Adelaide but its closed down now too I think all the Starbucks are over east
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
Not in WA. There used to be one in Adelaide but its closed down now too I think all the Starbucks are over east
Most of them in Melbourne & Sydney also closed - except the ones in touristy spots. It largely survived in Qld though.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 12:29 am
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Considering their poncy cups of coffee are around $5 a pop, warm and fuzzy feelings are secondary requirements ...I'm boycotting the entire coffee shop rip-off industry.

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Most of them in Melbourne & Sydney also closed - except the ones in touristy spots. It largely survived in Qld though.
I remember when the old man and I lived in Vancouver in the early 1990s driving 3 hours down to Seattle to try Starbucks. We both took one sip and threw away the rest. 3 hours drive for that crap
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 12:34 am
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I remember when the old man and I lived in Vancouver in the early 1990s driving 3 hours down to Seattle to try Starbucks. We both took one sip and threw away the rest. 3 hours drive for that crap
I have a SIL who prefers them over Tim's. We think it's nutty. If you're going to drink questionable chain coffee, at least go for the cheap one.
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
Most of them in Melbourne & Sydney also closed - except the ones in touristy spots. It largely survived in Qld though.
There is one across the road from Wynyard Station in Sydney CBD. More office workers than tourists there. I am subjected to ridicule for my starbucks but I can handle it.
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There is one across the road from Wynyard Station in Sydney CBD. More office workers than tourists there. I am subjected to ridicule for my starbucks but I can handle it.
OMG I might have seen you there - I drink starbucks everyday! sometimes there's a cute barista that's why I stay there for a while

Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
Most of them in Melbourne & Sydney also closed - except the ones in touristy spots. It largely survived in Qld though.
There are a number of Starbucks in Sydney CBD:
-Wynyard
-Circular Quay (touristy)
-Hyde Park
-George St near Event Cinemas
-Darling Harbour (very touristy)
-QVB
-Capitol Theatre (new)

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Old Jun 16th 2012, 3:19 am
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There are but most were shut.

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OMG I might have seen you there - I drink starbucks everyday! sometimes there's a cute barista that's why I stay there for a while



There are a number of Starbucks in Sydney CBD:
-Wynyard
-Circular Quay (touristy)
-Hyde Park
-George St near Event Cinemas
-Darling Harbour (very touristy)
-QVB
-Capitol Theatre (new)
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 3:40 am
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There are but most were shut.
I arrived in Oz after the shutdowns.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
Most of them in Melbourne & Sydney also closed - except the ones in touristy spots. It largely survived in Qld though.
I thought they'd nearly all shut down up here? Certainly none anywhere close to me.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by Japonica View Post
I have a SIL who prefers them over Tim's. We think it's nutty. If you're going to drink questionable chain coffee, at least go for the cheap one.
I think I'm the only Canadian who doesn't like Timmys. I do have 3 china mugs that seem to have fallen into my purse over the years though.
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I think I'm the only Canadian who doesn't like Timmys. I do have 3 china mugs that seem to have fallen into my purse over the years though.
It's a bugger when that happens. I've never set foot in a Max Brenner but I one of their cups in my cupboard. Weird looking thing it is as well. I had a cat called Timmy, kind of an odd name for a coffee house.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
It's a bugger when that happens. I've never set foot in a Max Brenner but I one of their cups in my cupboard. Weird looking thing it is as well. I had a cat called Timmy, kind of an odd name for a coffee house.
It's Tim Horton's actually. He was a hockey player who bought himself a donut shop when he retired from the NHL then after he made it a very successful franchise sold it He died in a high speed car crash when he hit a bridge abutment. Anyway, the name gets shortened to Tim's or Timmy's or just Horton's.

The coffe is shit, but I love their onion bagels with garlic & chive cream cheese.
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