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Posted: 7/25/2013 9:08:09 AM EDT


The makers of Honest Tea conducted the survey, which involved setting
up an unmanned booth with bottles of their product on display.
Customers were asked to use the honor system and leave $1 for each
bottle of tea they took.




In the end, 80 percent of Washingtonians paid for their beverage. But
that was still far less than the national average of 92 percent.





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And to add to the irony of the experiment, Honest Tea CEO Seth Goldman
said he had his bike stolen while traveling to the D.C. booth.















 
 
 
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:09:17 AM EDT
[#1]
I'll just go ahead and put that in the "No Shit" file.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:11:50 AM EDT
[#2]
Thats a brave company or stupid for doing that
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:12:03 AM EDT
[#3]
Not surprised.

I work in DC. The people are, by and large, shit. I've lived in a bunch of states east of the Mississippi and DC folks are the worst.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:18:44 AM EDT
[#4]
Alabama 100%
Hawaii 100%
Indiana 99%
Maine 99%
Iowa 98%
Nevada 98%
Oklahoma 98%
Tennessee 98%
Alaska 96%
Arkansas 96%
California 96%
Nebraska 96%
New Jersey 96%
North Dakota 96%
Oregon 96%
Washington 96%
Ohio 95%
Vermont 95%
Virginia 95%
Illinois 94%
Minnesota 94%
South Carolina 94%
Wyoming 94%
Colorado 93%
Georgia 93%
Massachusetts 93%
Montana 93%
New Hampshire 93%
Rhode Island 93%
Wisconsin 93%
Florida 92%
Michigan 92%
Missouri 92%
New York 91%
Pennsylvania 91%
Idaho 90%
Kansas 90%
New Mexico 90%
North Carolina 90%
South Dakota 90%
Connecticut 89%
Maryland 89%
Delaware 88%
Utah 88%
Kentucky 87%
Texas 87%
West Virginia 85%
District of Columbia 80%
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LOL @ Texas, WV and DC  and their free shit army.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:23:27 AM EDT
[#5]
I didn't know Congress drank tea.............
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:29:51 AM EDT
[#6]
Utah I am disappoint.  Then again, the experiment excludes approx. half of the population of the state since practicing LDS ("Mormons") don't drink tea.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:37:11 AM EDT
[#7]
Alabama!
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:38:19 AM EDT
[#8]
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Alabama 100%
Hawaii 100%
Indiana 99%
Maine 99%
Iowa 98%
Nevada 98%
Oklahoma 98%
Tennessee 98%
Alaska 96%
Arkansas 96%
California 96%
Nebraska 96%
New Jersey 96%
North Dakota 96%
Oregon 96%
Washington 96%
Ohio 95%
Vermont 95%
Virginia 95%
Illinois 94%
Minnesota 94%
South Carolina 94%
Wyoming 94%
Colorado 93%
Georgia 93%
Massachusetts 93%
Montana 93%
New Hampshire 93%
Rhode Island 93%
Wisconsin 93%
Florida 92%
Michigan 92%
Missouri 92%
New York 91%
Pennsylvania 91%
Idaho 90%
Kansas 90%
New Mexico 90%
North Carolina 90%
South Dakota 90%
Connecticut 89%
Maryland 89%
Delaware 88%
Utah 88%
Kentucky 87%
Texas 87%
West Virginia 85%
District of Columbia 80%



LOL @ Texas, WV and DC  and their free shit army.


WV doesn't surprise me. Was working down there last month and had almost 500gals of fuel stolen out of our equipment over 3 weeks.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:38:52 AM EDT
[#9]
Probably did it in Manchester here. I have honor system eggs at farms nearby, and everyone pays.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:40:05 AM EDT
[#10]
VA only got 95% because of DC splash back.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:40:37 AM EDT
[#11]
One Lootie grabbing a tub full of tea could mess the results up badly for a state.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:41:27 AM EDT
[#12]
i wonder if the success rate would have been lower had the company not  been called "honest tea".

if it was pepsi instead i bet those rates would be in the 10-20% range
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:41:34 AM EDT
[#13]
if they did the experiment in Houston, I am not surprised, that place has become an even bigger hell hole since 2005.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:42:25 AM EDT
[#14]
I would have left them a dollar, but they didn't take credit cards.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:44:38 AM EDT
[#15]
That is awesome, I am a big fan of their products. I buy the gallon jugs of their green and black tea, really good stuff.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:45:44 AM EDT
[#16]

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I had expected Utah to score much higher as well. Maybe they did the test in Moab.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:47:37 AM EDT
[#17]
We should set up a booth at which customers are instructed to take as much as they want and then rob the first passerby they see to pay for it.  We can call the company "E. B. Tea".  
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:48:04 AM EDT
[#18]
No Arizona, or Mississippi.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:50:58 AM EDT
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Louisiana either. We like tea.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:51:33 AM EDT
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percentage would have been far lower if Congress was anywhere near where they set up..


where was the Texas Test, Austin, San Antonio or Houston.?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:53:08 AM EDT
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your not implying Katrina refugees had anything to do with the current destruction of Houston and Texas Principals...





Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:54:35 AM EDT
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Alabama 100%
Hawaii 100%
Indiana 99%
Maine 99%
Iowa 98%
Nevada 98%
Oklahoma 98%
Tennessee 98%
Alaska 96%
Arkansas 96%
California 96%
Nebraska 96%
New Jersey 96%
North Dakota 96%
Oregon 96%
Washington 96%
Ohio 95%
Vermont 95%
Virginia 95%
Illinois 94%
Minnesota 94%
South Carolina 94%
Wyoming 94%
Colorado 93%
Georgia 93%
Massachusetts 93%
Montana 93%
New Hampshire 93%
Rhode Island 93%
Wisconsin 93%
Florida 92%
Michigan 92%
Missouri 92%
New York 91%
Pennsylvania 91%
Idaho 90%
Kansas 90%
New Mexico 90%
North Carolina 90%
South Dakota 90%
Connecticut 89%
Maryland 89%
Delaware 88%
Utah 88%
Kentucky 87%
Texas 87%
West Virginia 85%
District of Columbia 80%



LOL @ Texas, WV and DC  and their free shit army.


Did mississippians set the booth on fire ?
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