Pepsi & Coke are 1.5 Riyals now!

The Observer
By The Observer

Hi All,

This is my 1st post in this most famous english website in Qatar!

Starting from March a supermarket surprised me by saying "(Sadeek) All Pepsi is now 1.5 riyal!" I was surprised not becasue of this 50% increase but becasue of that this particular commodity has always been sold at 1 Riyal since I was a kid here in Doha (for 25 years!) and believe it or not, just a couple of days before knowing of this increase I was saying to myself when I was drinking a Merinda "oh! this is the only good that had steady price since ages! its cheaper in Qatar than in many poor countries!" and I was wondering why? and how come they still didn't rise its price! suddenly the other day it became 1.5 and some funny markets said its 1.25 but he don't have .25 to retairned to u!

Yeah I know that 1/2 riyal is not much but its annoying!

I want every one of you to tell me what was the situation when he knew the new price of this? and what do he think about it? is it ok?

By yousefmsh• 12 years 9 months ago.
yousefmsh

It is time for Quiting and save Mony and Health

By The Observer• 12 years 9 months ago.
The Observer

Uk eng as I replied later in this topic after the rise the ministry decided to take the price back to 1 riyal.

_______________________________________________________

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

By GodFather.• 13 years 3 months ago.
GodFather.

Pepsi and Coke and other soft drinks were QR1 and they still are..

Observer you must have been shopping in Megamart were every thing is inflated..lol

-----------------

HE WHO DARES WINS

By Redologist• 13 years 3 months ago.
Redologist

.

By Redologist• 13 years 3 months ago.
Redologist

ya

By OverLord• 13 years 3 months ago.
OverLord

it is 1 again now in every supermarket except mine!!!

~Posted from the OverLord~

~© and all right reserved®~

By Jut• 13 years 3 months ago.
Jut

You're wrong, the worst thing is not that they don't ask you if it's ok, but that they won't accept the bubble gum as sutible for payment:(

By The Observer• 13 years 3 months ago.
The Observer

_______________________________________________________

good news but ironically the ministry should foucs in preventing the rase of other more importnant goods and resturants! why did they just concentrated it the poor pepsi & Coke! I bet these 2 companies are angry becasue the ministry prevented them and left all the other goods in the markets!

propeply now the companies will product less concentrated Cola to make profits!

_______________________________________________________

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

By thegr8spy• 13 years 3 months ago.
thegr8spy

Its back to 1 buck now

By Redologist• 13 years 3 months ago.
Redologist

http://www.qatarliving.com/node/416343

By grandkruizer• 13 years 3 months ago.
grandkruizer

Not just banana flavored gum, those candy bars that taste like *beep*.

By anonymous• 13 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I am lucky that i left to Drink any kind of soft drink before 4/5 years ago. I don't really like them anymore.

So i don't have to buy them. But it's really sad that it raises 50% at one time. The world's economy is down so the price should be down. I don't understand why the price of everything is becoming raising instead of decreasinG!!! Can anyone explain it???

HTC P4350 Review - CoolSmartPhone_com.mht

By stealth• 13 years 4 months ago.
stealth

i think the price rise has been revoked by a cabinet decision. check the local arabic newspapers

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

So lets all just go to FFC and stock a bunch of these drinks.

Half a Riyal might not sound bad... but hey, 50% is BIG! I don't want any of those yucky gums.

====================

====================

Once you go Mac, you'll never go back!

http://www.apple.com

http://www.philmug.ph

By bleu• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
bleu

Some supermarkets have existing stock at QR1, some of those sell it at QR 1 or 1.25

By tqayyum• 13 years 4 months ago.
tqayyum

Guys at FFC the prices are still same 1 Riyal for Pepsi & Coke so dont know whats happening here....

By SolidSnake9• 13 years 4 months ago.
SolidSnake9

i don't think they have enough coins circulating here in Qatar. I remember collecting batook bubble gum in exchange of 50 dirhams... The bad thing there is shopkeepers don't even bother to ask if it's ok..

By SolidSnake9• 13 years 4 months ago.
SolidSnake9

A week ago, a pack of cigarette and now a can of soda... then what's next?

that's a bad news...

By eva83• 13 years 4 months ago.
eva83

i thought the guy was joking with me but now i know he is serious i bought too many things that i didnt realize that he was talking 4 real when he said pepsi is 1.5 and after i read that i am SHOCKED but in aldafna petrol station its for 1.25 i dont know why??

By The Observer• 13 years 4 months ago.
The Observer

Dudes!

I didn't expected all these replies in my 1st topic!

Regarding the error in the word COKE am sorry for that I wrote this topic last thing before I went to bed after a long day! thanks for the admin who fixed the error!

The big bottle of water costes 1.5 and its a fair price and nothing in prices here stays fair so it will soon be 2 QR! and the pepsi will not stay 1.5 for long! its just a step to jump to the steady 2 QR!! yes I garantee you that in less than 2 years pepsi will be 2 QR! cause 1.5 is annoying and won't stay for long!

Regrding the pepsi means " pay every .... " its rediculas and doesn't make any scence!One can make 100 sentenses and pretend that it is what is meant by letters of PEPSI!

Regarding the crisis I thought prices should go down not up! cause that is the point of the crisis it happenes eery couple of years to neutralize the inflation!

sorry for the long reply and for any typo-errors!

Thanks for your replies.

_______________________________________________________

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

By heero_yuy2• 13 years 4 months ago.
heero_yuy2

It's a bit economical.

"Everything in this book may be wrong." Illusions: The Adventures of The Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

By rebel• 13 years 4 months ago.
rebel

friends very soon we will see prices rising for alot of products in Doha...basically the global economical problem has not hit every country..its just the biggest bank on which american economy was dependent went bankcrupt itself which basically shook american economy...and the rumours were spread in the market that the whole world is going to deal with economical issues...this was a rumour willingly spread by some high level authorities and it has worked...america has no natural resource to depend on so they were dependent on their currency and that bank which was bankrupt... do u ppl think that the earth has stopped its resources for us?? no the production level is same for all natural resources...its just a very well planned rumour...if in reality we see,we will come to know that the global economical problem has affected our minds more then the real market...wakeup fellows

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

And that pay every penny to save isreal stuff is just darn silly!

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

1.5 Riyalls aye, still cheaper than where i'm from, and at the bottom of the what's wrong with Qatar pile with me.

By bleu• 13 years 4 months ago.
bleu

Red bull will be 8, newspapers 5, ...

By Dlightswitch• 13 years 4 months ago.
Dlightswitch

Oh my gosh, this is shocking news. I hope water is the same at least..

But I wonder what this will effect.. Is Red Bull still gonna be 5? Is a tray of coke gonna be 36 instead of 24?

This is life changing.

By bleu• 13 years 4 months ago.
bleu

tallg:

PEPSI = Pay Every Penny to Save Israel. (forget that the drink was first made in the 1890s)

Coke's logo is actually in arabic, it says لا محمد لا مكة which means "No Mohammed No Mecca".

We all know that.

Yeah, right :P

By newkidontheblock• 13 years 4 months ago.
newkidontheblock

Merinda? maybe you meant MIRINDA :D

By aamer• 13 years 4 months ago.
aamer

so wats da price of the big coke???

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Oh get real.......

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Pay Every Penny To Save Israel

So all the Israel supporters/ Coke/ Pepsi lovers can buy to support Israel and spoil your own health as these soft drinks can only ruin your life. Intellengent people will really not like to support any one ruining your own health.

Choice is yours

By MGZ1• 13 years 4 months ago.
MGZ1

what will be next ? maybe water bread and rice

and why not underwear lol

By Wiked• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Wiked

FACE YOUR FEARS LIVE YOUR DREAMS

Well .2 days back i was sitting home i called a local supermarket to birng pepsi and some stuff.I said bring 4 pepsi 2 marinda and when he said pepsi is 1.5. i was like .WHAT .Ok Bring 2 pepsi 1 marinda.its so bad news i qill quit Pepsi now :(

:P

By King Edshel• 13 years 4 months ago.
King Edshel

It seems that you have to go to the malls to buy Bebsi :( I was at LuLu and the price fixed there was only 1Q.R ... it's not a matter of the 50 drhms, we used to pay 1500 for the same accommodation we are paying now 6500. The problem is in the increment that got everything except the salaries ...

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Gautama Buddha)

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

i also surprised for the increased ow! GOD when i go some stores here in DOHA all soda in can increased 50dirhams, it's AMAZING!

By King Edshel• 13 years 4 months ago.
King Edshel

is now part of the global crisis ...

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Gautama Buddha)

By OverLord• 13 years 4 months ago.
OverLord

you guys are still lucky...

In my supermarket Marlbaro was 7qr now 8.5qr (i dont smoke so really i dont care)

Coke was 2qr now 3qr...

Really I dont care...

Cause it is not a big deal.

~Posted from the OverLord~

~© and all right reserved®~

By arecel• 13 years 4 months ago.
arecel

one more reason for me to curve my addiction- soda drinking. weheeeyyyy..

http://www.buhayqatar.com

mo lang!

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

dont drink ---- better

Help people, the Allah ( God) will help you

By GodFather.• 13 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

I have said it all along.. That consumer have to pay for the US recession, first it was Malboro ciggies now the other icon of US capitalism.. Next will dunken donuts etc etc...lol

-----------------

HE WHO DARES WINS

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Pepsi name was chosen because it reflected phonetically the sound of a can being opened, the sound "Pop" "Schi", was condensed and simplified in the name "Pepsi".

By master_mas• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
master_mas

walked into the minimarket, opened the fridge, took 2 Dews, handed him 2 Riyals & walked out..

"rafeeq rafeeq , one more Riyal please" he yelled.

"ehh" i replied "why? for what?"

he said "1.5 Riyals each"

i thought i took something else other than Dew. i take a look, it's Dew, Same Size & shape.

i said "dude, it's me. try foolin someone else"

he replied "Ali Bin Ali raised the price for the first time in ages"

shocked me handed him 1 Riyal..

..

another thing.

the price of Cigarettes also increased by 1 Riyal.

By bleu• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
bleu

From Wikipedia

Coca — Cocaine

Pemberton called for five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup, a significant dose; in 1891, Candler claimed his formula (altered extensively from Pemberton's original) contained only a tenth of this amount. Coca-Cola did once contain an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass, but in 1903 it was removed.[25] Coca-Cola still contains coca flavoring.

After 1904, instead of using fresh leaves, Coca-Cola started using "spent" leaves—the leftovers of the cocaine-extraction process with cocaine trace levels left over at a molecular level.[26] To this day, Coca-Cola uses as an ingredient a cocaine-free coca leaf extract prepared at a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey.

In the United States, Stepan Company is the only manufacturing plant authorized by the Federal Government to import and process the coca plant.[27] Stepan laboratory in Maywood, New Jersey is the nation's only legal commercial importer of coca leaves, which it obtains mainly from Peru and, to a lesser extent, Bolivia. Besides producing the coca flavoring agent for Coca-Cola, Stepan Company extracts cocaine from the coca leaves, which it sells to Mallinckrodt, a St. Louis, Missouri pharmaceutical manufacturer that is the only company in the United States licensed to purify cocaine for medicinal use.[28] Stepan Company buys about 100 metric tons of dried Peruvian coca leaves each year, according to Marco Castillo, spokesman for Peru's state-owned National Coca Co.[29]

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

coke contains coca leaf extract which contains cocaine naturally but the process is carefully treated to extract the cocaine alkaloids from the leaves but some say it cannot be extracted all thats why coke is addictive lols and this process is being monitored by DEA.

By tallg• 13 years 4 months ago.
tallg

They must have had to put the prices up because no-one is drinking them since it was revealed that they're Israeli products.

By smoke• 13 years 4 months ago.
smoke

Let us now bow our heads and pray

Good Lord up in heaven, i know you are looking down on us all and having a good laugh, i'm sure it pleases u to know we must now pay that extra .50 dhs for that bebsi, or that extra 1 riyal for the pack of smokes. I really dont know what message you are trying to send here. Give us today our daily bread, khaboos will do too, and please let it still be 1 riyal a packet. Lead me not into Carrefour, but deliver me into some co-operate society...Amen

Good Fortune always comes knocking at your door...when you are sh*tting in the toilet!! :)

_[]~SMoKE~[]_

 

By bleu• 13 years 4 months ago.
bleu

I stopped drinking soft drinks a year ago, but I remember when they tried QR1.25 and it didn't work and they went back to QR1...

This way most people will buy 2 for QR3, in order not to be forced to get the banana-flavored chewing gum.

By hishamtvs• 13 years 4 months ago.
hishamtvs

your better to not drink such drinks

By lednlashes• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
lednlashes

never knew 'COKE' is sold in supermarket ;)

on the topic 50% raise is huge for mnc like Pepsi & Coke

---------------------------------------------------------

"Kids, You Tried Your Best and You Failed Miserably. The Lesson Is, Never Try."

By LAMBORJEEPNEY• 13 years 4 months ago.
LAMBORJEEPNEY

that global financial crisis has HIT qatar.

katas ng qatar

By owen• 13 years 4 months ago.
owen

hope they will not give me a "candy/chocolate" change if i give them 2QR...ugh!

[img_assist|nid=12867|link=none|align=left|width=|height=0]Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

By campbell_09• 13 years 4 months ago.
campbell_09

Cock only 1.5? i thought its worth millions!!!!! ha! its coke of course! :)

Peace!

By trio• 13 years 4 months ago.
trio

surely its his typing mistake of coke :) .so do not hang him guys..

__________________________________________

Attitudes are more important than facts...

By bading.ako• 13 years 4 months ago.
bading.ako

I KNOW BEBSI BUT COCK, NO IDEA!!! WHERE CAN I FIND THIS COCK??? A ROOSTER YOU MEAN????

By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

I was also surprised when I bought a bottled Pepsi the other night at our nearby store. The guy even showed their invoice with Ali Bin Ali (supplier of Pepsi in Qatar). Well, at least for me, this can lower down my softdrink intake.

@yel_tiu

Nice one there! Hahahaha!!! =D

====================

====================

Once you go Mac, you'll never go back!

http://www.apple.com

http://www.philmug.ph

By yel_tiu• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
yel_tiu

YES pepsi is 1.5 now but the COCK I DUNNO HOW much per kilo of that try t check in fish market

By trio• 13 years 4 months ago.
trio

not only drinks but also many staff increased.even smoking is getting expensive since marlboro is 7 QR.what about a small pck of macaroni was 4.50 4 days ago ,but today got it by 8.50.???pufff !!!

__________________________________________

Attitudes are more important than facts...

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

All you need to know about Eid al Adha 2022 in Qatar

All you need to know about Eid al Adha 2022 in Qatar

Eid al Adha 2022 in Qatar is anticipated to be a joyous and celebratory affair this year. Here’s all you need to know about Eid al Adha in Qatar for the year 2022.
8 Rooftop dining restaurants for Eid Al Adha 2022

8 Rooftop dining restaurants for Eid Al Adha 2022

Doha is a city full of magnificent and breath-taking views. Many of the restaurants here provide views that will make you fall in love thanks to its towering skyscrapers and vast coastline. If you're looking to amplify your gastronomic journey in Doha, below is a list prepared for you that will enhance your upcoming rooftop dining experience
Restaurants with live music in Qatar

Restaurants with live music in Qatar

With the gastronomical journey elevating its standards in the country, we're always on the look for new and exciting finds in Qatar. Good food, good company, and good music is a combo that we all love - here's a round-up of some restaurants in Qatar that play live music
Places to buy marinated meat in Qatar - Eid al Adha 2022

Places to buy marinated meat in Qatar - Eid al Adha 2022

Planning for a BBQ? Don't want the hassle of prepping your meats? We've got you covered with this list of places to get marinated meats in Qatar.
Beaches to go for a BBQ in Qatar

Beaches to go for a BBQ in Qatar

Whether the weather is at a high or a freezing low: one thing that everyone in Qatar has in common are the absolute love for BBQ's on the beach
Places to buy fruit cakes in Qatar

Places to buy fruit cakes in Qatar

Wondering where to buy the best fruit cakes in Qatar? Here are some of the best places you can get fruit cakes from.
Entertainment centers for kids in Qatar

Entertainment centers for kids in Qatar

Wondering where to take your kids this summer? Here's a fun list of entertainment centers for kids in Qatar!
Trendy ice creams to try in Qatar

Trendy ice creams to try in Qatar

This summer 2022, try out the most trending ice creams in Qatar. Check out the ones listed here!