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Voss Still Spring Water 375mL $2 at Coles was $3

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Coles have on sale Spring Water from Voss Norway on sale for $2 per 375mL bottle, down from $3 as advertised in their latest catalogue and online.

The beauty and what justifies the price is the glass bottle the water comes in which can be reused as a drink bottle.

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  • +91 votes

    Wow. A glass bottle full of water, for only $2.

    I must rush down to the shops right now, and buy as many as I can.

    • +8 votes

      It IS a very nice bottle.

      Contents just taste of water though…

    • +2 votes

      Lol - sarcasm at it's finest.

      • +2 votes

        At it is finest?

        • -1 vote

          English language at its finest. Stoopid stoopid language.

    • +18 votes

      Drink petrol, its cheaper.

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        Make sure you filter it through burnt toast first though, brudda.

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      Way to sarcasm.

      Your comment is the Voss Water of sarcastic comments.

      Well done.

    • -1 vote

      It's almost as if people put a premium on design and style.

      Not neckbeards though, amiright?

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        It's a glass cylinder that isn't even conducive to being a water bottle, where the style?

        • +1 vote

          Apparently people think it is, which is why they sell a lot.

          Again, it's almost as if people have different tastes and what is cool or stylish to one person is not cool or stylish to another.

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      More expensive than petrol !!! And plastic bottle is safer than glass because it doesn't break.

  • +10 votes

    the world has gone mad

    • +41 votes

      Some people pay $3 for water in a plastic bottle in food courts or vending machine

      • +4 votes

        different think, thats chilled, the voss is just off the shelf warm.

        • +20 votes

          I read in a book that you can put it in a refridgerating device of sorts.

        • +1 vote

          @Mr Wowtrousers: magical!

        • +3 votes

          @Mr Wowtrousers:
          It's hard carrying a fridge around to cool my drinks down.
          I was pointing out that it's not the same thing.
          Same as buying a frozen pie from Coles or a hot one at the bakery.

        • +4 votes

          @PVA:

          And chilled Coke at the front of Coles is more expensive than the same stuff on the shelf as well (in fact, you can't even buy non-chilled 600ml bottles. Rort?). That has nothing to do with the brand and everything to do with the premium and convenience attached to buying an already cooled drink.

          When I worked at the ACCC I had a guy on the phone arguing vehemently that it should be illegal for cold coke to be more expensive than warm coke. I said they were different products. He refused to accept this.

          "No they're not, they are the same".
          - "Then get the warm coke."
          "NO. I WANT COLD COKE!"
          - "So, to you there is a difference."
          "NO. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE!"
          - "Again, go buy the cheaper warm coke."
          "BUT I WANT COLD COKE"
          - "This isn't going anywhere."

        • +6 votes

          @Mr Wowtrousers:
          Or when you go grocery shopping, take a bottle of warm coke off the shelf and shove it in the ice cream section. Walk around, do your shopping and come back 30 mins later. Ta Daaa…cold coke scans as warm coke at checkout…

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          @Mr Wowtrousers:
          So your mate was saying the company providing the fridges (the beverage company not the supermarket) should do so free of charge and not be able to recover the cost of such…?!

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          @Mr Wowtrousers:
          How people don't consider the cost involved with running the coolers all day (open air no less which makes more expensive) is beyond me.
          That's what you pay extra for. The 'cooling service'

        • +1 vote

          @Mr Wowtrousers:

          I know that feel…

          Used to work in government too, some people think there's a law about everything.

          One of my crazier ones: Plumber who fixed sink pipes at person's house wanted to charge $250 for services and are chasing them up. Instead of just paying it, person writes 2 page rant letter incl diagram of sink addressed to the PM, posted to ATO and demands that the dept do something. Gave them a courtesy call back to say they need legal advice instead and person goes off at me and says classic response 'But aren't you the government?' =_="

        • +3 votes

          @Mr Wowtrousers: I always get a warm coke, chuck it in the freezer next to the frozen chooks, and then pick it up after ive finished my shopping.

          Just make sure you don't walk out of the shop and forget it.

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          @KaTst3R:

          Absolutely! I mean, they are actually literally different products, with different barcodes etc.

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          @paizuri:

          Actually, better to chuck it with the peas. Just in case you get free salmonella with the purchase.

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          @Mr Wowtrousers:

          You are absolutely right. If Coles wanna charge a premium for cold coke, they have to use a product that is not sold on the shelve, i.e 600ml bottles, which you usually wont find sitting with the 1 litre ones or carton of cans. It is difficult for the scanning system to differentiate between a warm or cold 330ml can, unless they inventorise every damn item in the fridge which is inefficient.

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          @Mr Wowtrousers: if you want it cold, stash some in the fridge and pay for it later.

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          @KaTst3R: just be sure the coke can doesnt explode in the freezer…

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          @KaTst3R:

          Not sure if they still do it, but they used to have either different sized bigger bottles as well (eg, 1.5L were "cold" and 1.25L were on the shelves), and they also used to have different labelling (had "cold" on the label and scanned differently).

  • +7 votes

    If you think about how much people'd pay for a drink bottle, this is a pretty good deal.

    • +62 votes

      correct, should be advertised as 'stylish glass drink bottle $2, includes free water'

      • +1 vote

        or could be advertised as 'serious weapon that also holds water'

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          Can confirm. Dropped an 800ml on my foot. It sucked.

    • -4 votes

      $1 for a 600ml bottle of water, and refill just as many times as the glass bottle.

      • +6 votes

        $1 Pepsi 1 liter bottle and fill as many times as the 600ml bottle of water

        • +1 vote

          Doesn't fit in my bag though.

        • +2 votes

          @DeafMutePretender: Would you really carry a glass water bottle in your bag? Sounds like a recipe for a bad time.

        • +1 vote

          @jackary:

          I assume the person I was replying to was referring to the 1 liter plastic Pepsi bottles.

          As far as the VOSS glass water bottle is concerned, no I wouldn't carry it anywhere. Plus it's not very ergonomic/handhold-friendly.

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          Why not rinse out an old plastic bag and use that? Comes with easy carrying handles …

      • +2 votes

        Is it bpa free, can't beat glass

  • +15 votes

    pity the plastic lid looks really cheap and makes the whole glass bottle look bad.

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      I don't find it looking cheap, you want a pain blue cap on it?

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      The bottle including the cap is very solid, I dropped one the other day thinking it would shatter, but only the lid got a small chip on it.

  • -3 votes

    Lol I knew this would be a hard sell reading the subject. Who cares if it's a glass bottle, plastic does a better job anyway.

    • +3 votes

      Shh, you'll make all the VOSS hipsters cry

  • +30 votes

    that water bottle would compliment my beats by dre headphones

    • +8 votes

      What would it say to your headphones - "nice cans"?

      Or would it complement your Beats?

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      They should put an apple logo on the lid. Will sell like hotcakes.

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        Only if the price was increased to apple-like proportions - a couple of zero's just before the decimal point would work.

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        iWater….. SOLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I wouldn't think that they'd be that great as portable drink bottles. Don't they smash?

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      but they look cool

    • +1 vote

      They're easy to clean and see what's inside the bottle before you drink, but it's slippery to hold and those shards lethal if you drop it.
      Would not be running with them.

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        no run with scissors

  • +24 votes

    I prefer plastic bottles, especially the ones with free BPA.

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    Will buy just for the bottle lol, is it good quality?

    • +5 votes

      Since when do people care what others can afford or what they find appearances to do for themselves?

      If you don't think it's a bargain, try negging it instead of sounding like a jerk.

    • +8 votes

      Some people like water from glass bottles as it remains chilled for longer and to avoid possible bpa issues. I use them in the office so it is usually in the office fridge or at my desk. The risk of breakage is minimal.

      If you are going to use non-glass products because they don't smash then I imagine your drinking glasses are plastic cups, how about your beer is that also in a plastic bottle?

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        You sure there's not a plastic coating sprayed in the glass bottle. A lot of disposable glass bottles have it. Not sue why but they do.

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        the lid is plwstic and not bpa free so u r screwed…and so is the lid

  • +1 vote

    Is it made in China?

    • +4 votes

      bottled in Norway. (if you were making a joke I missed it)

      • +2 votes

        The silly thing about this water is that it's simply plain well-water. It's not from an artesian well. It's probably on par with any water on tap in Norway (which is usually of very good quality btw). So getting it transported around the world is really idiotic.

        • +6 votes

          Used to work at one of the beverage companies as a QA/QC there, if only you saw the raw water come in for bottling, no joke but peats ridge spring was the main supply for NSW bottles and the water would contain kangaroo crap, grass clippings, twigs and anything else that died at the waters edge.

          Passed through a fine filter and into a plastic bottle, no other treatment. Never drank 'spring water' again.

  • +2 votes

    According to my local catalogue, it's actually a $1.15 saving.

  • +8 votes

    I agree that the bottle is great to keep as a refillable drinks bottle. But overall I don't quite fancy drinking this so-called premium water - I'd much rather buy Evian instead where I can really taste the difference.

    • +7 votes

      I remember someone told me Evian is naive spelt backwards. My marketing lecturer found that rather amusing haha.

      • +1 vote

        I bet the guy who invented bottled water on a dare still can't believe he's a billionaire now…

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        You can actually taste the difference though. Go buy a $0.70 1.5L bottle of your supermarkets own brand water, and do a side-by-side with Evian and tell me it doesn't taste better…

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      Evian tastes bad to me, Voss is very plain and taseless, I admit I only buy for the bottle and wank factor.

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        Evian is superb, especially if you drink it cold. It has this mountain spring taste to it that makes is sooooo good. I'd say it's the #1 water out there and would choose it over all the others.

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          I'd say it's the #1 water out there

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          cape grim is the world's best

          :)

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          Rain water? :) Pure H2O is like table water or distilled water, devoid of all the minerals and elements that are actually good to have in water.

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          @astero:
          Table water is not pure H2O, that's tap water, which is treated captured rainwater.
          Distilled water is slightly more pure. If you want extremely pure go for Reverse-Osmosis!

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          But pure is bad, which is why distilled water is the el cheapo of bottled waters. You don't get the minerals and elements that you'll fined in spring/mineral water.

  • +2 votes

    it's a good bottle. You're meant to keep and reuse it.

  • +10 votes

    It's pay day for me this week. Might spoil myself on a budget and buy this fancy bottle w/ free water.

    • +4 votes

      Ladidah!

  • +1 vote

    375ml… How many times do I have to refill this to get my daily water intake?

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      Stop drinking too much water, save some for others in need ;)

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    "save $1.30"

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    i was just watching 'grown ups' when i think i remember the posh kids talking about some poshy water and think it was 'voss' water hahaha

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    This is too upmarket for OzBargainers.

    • +3 votes

      You can refill the glass bottle with tap water. With the saving of $1, you could use that $1 to refill the bottle approximately 1,750 times with tap water @$1.52/kL. :)

      • +2 votes

        Use your neighbours water for extra savings! ;)

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        If you refill the bottle a million times you'll be a millionaire.

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    So pretentious!

  • +2 votes

    Finally some cheap water

  • +1 vote

    2 Litre Devondale milk is same price very frequently.
    In that sense this is very expensive water. Looks like the glass Container is the deal not the water.

  • +13 votes

    Love how people here have no problem paying premium for items like designer jeans and Apple products which cost alot more than what they're worth. But a $2 bottle of water in a fancy glass bottle? Suddenly they all get sand up in their vaginas.

    I use these bottles, and if that somehow makes me posh and wasteful with money, so be it. I'd take these glass bottles over plastic ones any day. They do give off a faint plastic taste like plastic bottles do when left in the car for a week.

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      which cost alot more than what they're worth.

      Yes but water is water; buy a proper water bottle, maybe something with a double wall even and fill it from the tap. For those that can't drink tap water because of fear of fluroide or whatever, well, the bottled water industry thanks you.

      • Sent from my iPhone wearing designer jeans pants.
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        You've done nothing but proven my point there mate. This is the equivalent of me asking a macbook user why they would pay so much for a notebook when you can get the exact same specs of a different brand for far less. After all, a notebook is a notebook; the motherboard, hdd and all that are the same.

        This is the exact mentality I'm talking about. This mentality of 'If I can't justify buying something myself, then nobody else should buy that, and they're ignorant if they do.' Everyone has their reasons for buying a product, whether it's out of loyalty or practical uses, they're all valid.

        But if you want my reason for spending money on this to satisfy you, it's because I can keep these bottles in the car for longer than plastic bottles, and then discard them after a few weeks. Sure I can get a 'proper' water bottle but that means I have to rinse/clean it every now and then. These Voss bottles require no maintenance.

    • +1 vote

      Think of all the tanker fuel that was burned to transport that dead weight to Australia. Try and consider the environment if nothing else.

    • +1 vote

      yes but we dont all want to walk around frankston in $10 kmart jeans that are poorly sewn and fit poorly.

  • +1 vote

    Great drink bottle, I've used the larger one as my work drink bottle for over a year. Not bad for $5.

    • +1 vote

      Same here, the bottle can really withstand a beating. I have it on my van everyday and the bottle holder area is bigger than the bottle, so bottle shake shake and hit the plastic side of the door often

  • -2 votes

    Surely the Apple Iphone of bottled water. Someone already brought up Dre Headphones (the Apple Iphone of headphones).