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Melissa Allison follows the world's biggest coffee-shop chain and other Seattle caffeine purveyors.

August 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM

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What do you think of Starbucks' price changes?

Posted by Melissa Allison

They went up a nickel in 2006, then 9 cents in 2007.

Now Starbucks is raising prices on some large and involved drinks like Frappuccinos by as much as 30 cents. Some, for example on 12-ounce lattes and brewed coffees, will fall by 5 to 10 cents.

Some people don't like it, especially during a recession. Others say it makes business sense to raise prices on drinks that take longer to make, especially when Starbucks' sales are faltering.

What do you think?

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