Unexpected Scam

Bottled Water

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Save Your Money:

Today I want to talk about a scam that has been going around for several years and is still just as powerful now as it was when it began. I’m talking about a scam that most of us have been victim to and many will continue to play the victim.

This scam has been taking more dollars out of our pockets than we care to admit and after reading this post many people are going to think I am just blowing smoke. But it is a true and accepted scam. I don’t care how you look at it, it is still a scam.

That scam is BOTTLED WATER. That is right, bottled water. We are all guilty of purchasing at least one or two bottles of some form of purified and magic water. Bottled water is nothing but an expensive fad that has taken the country by storm and will continue to rob us of many of our hard earned dollars.

I know you are going to say that bottled water is healthier and much better for us than regular tap water but you are wrong.

Think about it: it’s not unusual to have to pay a dollar or more for a pint of the trendy brands, and even the cheapest cost a dollar or more per gallon in the grocery store. So why bother, when you can get water for next to nothing from the tap?

It’s because we’ve been brainwashed by sharp marketers into thinking we need it to be safe and healthy. Sometimes there are real and valid reasons for buying water. If the municipal supply piped to your house is low in quality or just plain tastes bad then you may want bottler water. But even then, you don’t need to buy water in bottles.

Drinking water is drinking water, folks: two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. Don’t fall for all the hype. Bottled brands are no healthier than tap water. The marketers depend on our gullibility to sell their product. Despite all the hype about the top-notch quality of their water there’s nothing special about it. It is still just water.

The source probably isn’t anything special, either. Next time you find a water bottle in your hand, take a close look at the fine print. You’ll probably find that it comes from the municipal water supply of some well known city. The only thing special about it is the filtering and or distilling system.

Tap water is just fine for most of our needs. The city or county you live in has treated it to remove any harmful substances or dangerous organisms. So if your water tastes bad it is cheaper to purchase a water filter system and install it to your faucet or use a filtering pitcher to purify the water.

With a water filter you can see the savings of your money immediately. The cost of the water will be less than a cent per gallon compared to up to $4.00 or more per gallon for the bottled water.

When you buy water you are not buying health or safety, you are paying for packaging, shipping, marketing and storage plus other costs including sales tax.

If you have a need to carry a bottle of water with you use an empty pop bottle. Rinse it out and fill it with your own filtered tap water. It works, I do it myself.

Now, if you still feel a need to spend all that money you can just send it to me. I will be happy to receive it and I will thank you all the way to the bank.

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