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Oct 6, 2018 @ 14:47

Starbucks price hike underscores difference between the haves and the have nots

It has been several months that the inflation rate has been plaguing millions of working class citizens as their buying power shrinks in the face of the rising cost of goods but a redditor recently raised a strong point on social media.

In her post which was a screen capture of a tweet that reads: Kung gusto nyo ng isang concrete example ng difference na dulot ng priviledge: mahigit isang buwan nang nangrereklamo ang masa sa mataas na presyo ng bilihin sa palengke pero ang iba, ngayon pa lang nagrereklamo dahil tumaas ang presyo sa Starbucks.

It can be recalled that Starbucks recently made the announcement that they will be increasing the prices of their products to cope with the high cost of supplies that they use for their beverages.

Redditors were quick to share their mixed reactions.

Some were criticizing the post because it generalizes the general sentiment of the people while others were asking the poster not to be too judgemental over how people are taking the Starbucks news.

Besides, some are saying that if people prefer to spend their money on coffee is up to their individual choice and they should not be bashed for it. Some tried to keep the peace by sharing alternative coffee shops where caffeine addicts can still get their fix at a fraction of the cost. (ANGEL ONG)


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