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    This will sound crazy...

    Ok you all are going to laugh at me but I need your help. My buddy and I set up a stand today on ragbrai and sold way way way less water than we thought, much of which was due to the cooler temps. However, now we have like 800 loose, uncased water bottles. I have no idea what to do with them. This set us both back a little bit, so a way to sell them or somehow get money for them would be great. Thanks, and go ahead and laugh.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Have fun with that...


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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Looks like you will be drinking a lot of water.


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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    You tried to sell bottled water? Was this in town? Because if it was.... there is little hope for you.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Next Ragbrai is only like 360 days away.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCyJM View Post
    Ok you all are going to laugh at me but I need your help. My buddy and I set up a stand today on ragbrai and sold way way way less water than we thought, much of which was due to the cooler temps. However, now we have like 800 loose, uncased water bottles. I have no idea what to do with them. This set us both back a little bit, so a way to sell them or somehow get money for them would be great. Thanks, and go ahead and laugh.
    You really thought 1/25 people was going to buy water from you? Yikes.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Give them to a food pantry/homeless shelter/etc & write it off on taxes?



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCyJM View Post
    Ok you all are going to laugh at me but I need your help. My buddy and I set up a stand today on ragbrai and sold way way way less water than we thought, much of which was due to the cooler temps. However, now we have like 800 loose, uncased water bottles. I have no idea what to do with them. This set us both back a little bit, so a way to sell them or somehow get money for them would be great. Thanks, and go ahead and laugh.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Give them to a food pantry/homeless shelter/etc & write it off on taxes?
    Chances are if you're trying to make such a small sum of money on a single day of the year you aren't itemizing.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    You tried to sell bottled water? Was this in town? Because if it was.... there is little hope for you.
    Yeah...it was in town. I was told by seasoned ragbrai people that it would work and be a good idea.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Give them to a food pantry/homeless shelter/etc & write it off on taxes?
    This is what I was thinking. Or maybe find a local high school and see if they would be interested in buying the bottles at at a discounted price.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    CF wet t-shirt contest?


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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCyJM View Post
    Yeah...it was in town. I was told by seasoned ragbrai people that it would work and be a good idea.
    I would find whoever told you it was a good idea and throw water bottles at them for like 45 minutes.



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    Re: This will sound crazy...

    Set up further down the RAGBRAI route and try again?



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