Posts Tagged ‘expensive’

A Rough Start for Ford Motor Company’s GoBike Bicycle Rental – Let’s See What Users Have to Say

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Oh, here’s one. Actually, ever since these new bikes came out I haven’t been able to cross The Bridge without seeing tourists on branded bikes heading to or coming back from Marin County. I suppose if they cost only $12 per hour to rent, then that price might seem reasonable compared with that charge by the legacy local bike rental businesses already established in tourist areas, so over to Sausalito they go:

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And here’s your vox populi, the three entries into Yelp the past week:

“I picked 2 Bikes for the day pass for $9.95 each. I thought that was good price for a day and only rode 2 hours and 15 minutes and returned the Bikes. However, they charged me $73 that is super expensive.

Original price was $88, now $149, a increase of $61.

“…irritating pricing structure: you only get 30 minutes at a time even if you buy a day pass. Apparently this structure was a result of pressure from Blazing Saddles on the government to protect their high margin tourist business. These heavy bikes can’t take you far in 30 minutes, so I think that’ll have to change for the system to work for anyone other than the most casual occasional user or dedicated bike share enthusiast. The bike we got on a day pass ended up costing an extra $6 for a grand total of $16 for 48 minutes of bike riding.

That’s how things are going in our Brave New World of Corporate Marketing In The Year Of Our Ford 1.

How Tourists Get Their Rental Bikes Back to Frisco from Sausalito – Some Might Consider This Cheating – Saving $48 in Ferry Fare

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Once you’ve made it to Sausalito, getting back to Fishermans Wharf to return your rental bike can be a chore with all the uphill, right?

And the heavily-subsidized ferry system for some reason would collect a whopping $48 to take this foursome to the Ferry Building, and don’t forget about the long wait sometimes (and I suppose some get turned away at the end of a day).

But if a taxi driver could somehow carry four (4) bikes and four people up the hill and over the bridge, well that would be great. Thusly:

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And there was another taxi doing the same thing just ahead, so I guess this is a thing, I just didn’t think this was possible.

As long as the driver got you to the Toll Plaza of the Golden Gate Bridge, well that would work out great.

 

Seattle’s HOMEGROWN Sandwich Chain OPENING SOON at Troubled 222 Battery

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

That was the windup, now here’s the pitch.

They look almost ready to open at this star-crossed building what’s been shut down for years and years, IIRC.

Read all about it at Eater SF

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(And the new bay area locations are not to be confused with HOMEGROWN OAKLAND?)

Oh, the Seattle location has surprisingly low Yelp rating, IMO.

Anyway, this was the scene yesterday with the future “Sandwich Partners” getting training inside:

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All the deets:

“Say “Hello!” to Homegrown — Coming to the Bay Area in January 2017!

Here at Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, we believe that even something as simple as a sandwich can do big things in the world. If you share our team’s passion for the environment, sustainability, healthy living and delicious organic foods, we want to hear from you!

Learn more about what it means to be a Partner at Homegrown: http://www.eathomegrown.com

Are you ready to be a part of something BIG? Apply online today. Training begins soon!
https://my.peoplematter.com/eathomegrown/Hire/Recruiting/Application/Index?as_json=False&sourcecode=SL

About YOU. . .
As a Sandwich Partner, you are the face of Homegrown. You take pride in your work and love being a part of a team who brings smiles to your community with each visit. You are self-motivated and thrive in fast-paced, dynamic, and fun environments. You’re looking for an opportunity to grow with a company who values you and provides real opportunities for advancement. You are an expert at providing exceptional service to our guests, have a passion for great food and strive to make a difference every day. Does this sound like you? Apply today!

Homegrown Benefits:
• A fun, healthy and team-oriented work environment
• Competitive wages and generous tips
• Delicious all-natural organic food — Partners can enjoy a FREE meal during their shift
• Consistent and flexible hours for those looking for a part-time or full-time schedule
• Work-life balance & company sponsored wellness activities throughout the year
• Volunteer opportunities at Homegrown’s local organic farm
• Opportunities to GROW – We love to develop our team and help you to achieve your goals

***Don’t forget to ask about Full-Time Shift Lead opportunities!***”

Reverse Spin Class, Bike “-Share” Bike Rental, Market Street, USA

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

I’ll tell you, I see more people sitting on these rides stationary without paying money than I see people riding these bikes with paying money.

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Wow, pretty low Yelp score there, huh Bay Area Bike Share? Oh, what’s that, you don’t care, because you’re a millionaire lady with a fat government contract? OK fine.

Anyway, this guy was spinning backwards – that’s a first for me. Sometimes people don’t spin at all – they just talk on the phone, or play the Candy Crush or whathaveyou as I roll by on my $96 Walmart bike, which, you know, we could just buy for and give away free to all residents of Frisco who wanted one, for cheaper than what we spend, year in and year out, forever, on the Bay Area Bike Rental Share.

Oh well.

Rich Lady Wonders If Gentrifying the Western Addition is the Right Choice for Her

Monday, August 1st, 2016

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Quadrilla is the Best Game Ever, If You’re Three Years Old – And Up – Expensive But Worth It? Maybe

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

This is the marble run: Hape Quadrilla Cyclone.

And here’s how much it costs. Which is to say Amazon will sell this set to you for something between $90-something and $190-something.

Here’s one way to set it up:

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The Wall Street Journal approves, anyway.

Here’s the Cyclone set in action:

And here’s a mish-mash of two other sets:

Oh, made in China, natch.

IDK, read the comments section in Amazon for a few minutes and then You Make The Call.

I myself paid on the low end of Amazon’s absurdly wide pricing range, so I’m not complaining…

TREE FIDDY! – The Cost of a Doritos LOCOS TACOS Supreme is $3.49 in the Financial District – High Cost San Francisco…

Monday, June 20th, 2016

This isn’t at the airport, this is what you can see from a sidewalk on Drumm near California Street. See? 3 Fitty!

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So, why do you have to pay like twice as much for a refreshing DsLsTs in Frisco?

Doritos Locos Tacos (Nacho Cheese) Regular $1.39
Doritos Locos Tacos (Nacho Cheese) Supreme $1.79
Doritos Locos Tacos (Cool Ranch) Regular $1.39
Doritos Locos Tacos (Cool Ranch) Supreme $1.79

IDK, because you’re a stupid tourist who doesn’t know any better?

Which is not to say that there’s a nearby TB what charges locals normal prices, cause I don’t think there is one.

La Raza are NOT happy, but oh well.

Welcome to Frisco…

A Pickup Truck So Long It Requires an Expensive SFPD Police Escort – Life in This “World-Class” City

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

IDK, filming something, prolly.

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And the flat black paint reduces reflections, that’s what I’m going with.

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But when you film in SF, you face a lot of costs. That’s what killed Nash Bridges after a few years and that’s what also helped to kill Trauma after a few months worth of shows got aired.

Anyway, we’re no Vancouver, that’s for sure…

Fooling Frisco’s Tourists: CLIFF HOUSE CHART HOUSE, CHART HOUSE CLIFF HOUSE, CLIFF HOUSE CHART HOUSE

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Now even I’m confused, after that copy pasting.

At first, I saw the word HOUSE and I read the cursive writing as CLIFF. But oh, CHART HOUSE, Pier 39. Two stars on Yelp, even with your possible shill reviews thrown in:

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And oh yes, bring your money. Lots and lots of money…

The Frisco Version of Parking On The Front Lawn – Except There’s No Lawn Anymore

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

And whats’ that, your Mercedes hangs over the sidewalk sometimes, but that’s OK ’cause your wheels are all on private propertah?

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OK fine!