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@ 07:34 AM 06-11-2024 Jun 11 - Outrage in NYC: Families Shocked by $14 Ice Cream Cones 🍦🗽
 

 
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Ice cream delights or budget frights?

Families in Queens are boiling over the steaming prices of an ice cream truck stationed near Astoria Park, with charges soaring to $14 for a waffle cone.

The shocking price was discovered on a sweltering Tuesday as parents, hoping to cool down their children with a frosty treat, ended up feeling the heat from the prices presented by the vibrant New York Ice Cream truck.

“I gave her $20, thinking that would more than cover it, only to be told I owed more. I’ve been hit hard!” said Henry Fernandez, a dad who spent $26 for a sundae and a shake float after his kids played soccer.

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Fernandez noted, “Some are really exploiting inflation.”

“I expected maybe an $8 total cost,” uttered another dismayed customer.

Many customers complained about the lack of price transparency, with the costs written in small font near the truck’s roof, only noticed after their children had already received their ice creams.

“You can’t just take the ice cream back from the kids. You know they’d get upset, and you’d have a challenging afternoon,” Alison Bruce lamented after buying a $14 waffle cone for her son.

“Imagine a family of four getting ice creams, ending up spending around $60… It’s disheartening,” she added.

Other NYC ice cream vendors have also upped their prices due to inflation, though their customers are facing less severe price shocks. For example, in Union Square, a pair of Mr. Softees offer items like waffle cones and sundaes ranging from $8 cash to $9 with a card, tax included, with clearly displayed prices.

Prices are consistent with other vendors in Downtown Brooklyn and the Upper West Side.

Even youngsters, such as Isabella Diaz, 11, sense the overcharging by the Astoria vendor, declaring, “It’s out of control!” after her mother paid $10 for a double cone.

Steven Christensen, from the North American Ice Cream Association, attributes the $14 cone to blatant opportunism. “You have a captive audience,” he says about seizing the moment.

He added that recent years have seen ice cream vendors increase their prices yearly by about 5 to 10%, due to the rising costs of labor, ingredients, and gas.

The extravagant Astoria truck also lists prices such as $5 for a cash-paid cake cone; $10 for a double cone; $12 for a sundae or shake; and $14 for floats. Additional fees apply for credit or digital payments, including a 99-cent fee plus tax.

Angelina Piro, 19, who works at the truck, acknowledged the imperfect pricing. She defends the elevated prices due to inflation and the truck’s prime location.

Comparing to the Bronx, where a cone might cost $3, she adds, “But look at the area you’re in. In other places, the crowd is sparse.”

Despite the uproar, representatives for New York Ice Cream have not issued any statements in response to the comments.
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 1 month ago '04        #2
slimboyballer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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If someone dumb enough to pay for a 14$ ice cream cone thats on them
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 1 month ago '23        #3
Yopa 
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We need change in November, inflation is to high wile they enrich corporations in America


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 1 month ago '21        #4
Keithf87 
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I'm sure it's a guy on Tiktok selling courses teaching you how to scale an ine-cream truck business to $1 million a year.
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 1 month ago '15        #5
Holdino  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x24
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It’s not the quality it’s a status symbol
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 1 month ago '12        #6
daman729 
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Take yo a$s to the store and buy that sh1t in a carton lol smh. You gotta be out your mind or desperately hungry to spend $14 on a fu#kin ice cream cone lol smh,
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 1 month ago '11        #7
Ejoly 
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You all know prices are going up on purpose before the election cause the corporation want a Republican president

 1 month ago '18        #8
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Yopa said
We need change in November, inflation is to hight wile they enrich corporations in America
Real talk what can Trump do to bring down inflation?
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 1 month ago '23        #9
D3STR0 
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That’s Astoria park nothing but foreigners and opportunists might be a couple of nice places to eat over there but it ain’t no parking everyone is selling something or begging for money. I hate that area of Queens.
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 1 month ago '07        #10
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x91
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ain't nobody forced to buy the sh1t and quit playin Big Willie buyin sh1t without knowing the price, if these stories are even true

they was really acting like it was water in a drought
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 1 month ago '06        #11
TreZ 
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It's going to get worse.
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 1 month ago '15        #12
Lord Funkington 
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 TreZ said
It's going to get worse.
If dipsh1ts buy it, it sure will.
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 1 month ago '23        #13
D3STR0 
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 daman729 said
Take yo a$s to the store and buy that sh1t in a carton lol smh. You gotta be out your mind or desperately hungry to spend $14 on a fu#kin ice cream cone lol smh,
Ice cream trucks are big business over that way and in Manhattan and Brooklyn they be having turf wars n sh1t dude charging $14 for a cone was probably Russian.
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 1 month ago '05        #14
P DRILLA 
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1st world problems
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 1 month ago '21        #15
2Pac Cares  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 daman729 said
Take yo a$s to the store and buy that sh1t in a carton lol smh. You gotta be out your mind or desperately hungry to spend $14 on a fu#kin ice cream cone lol smh,
I'll pay you $14 to shut the hell up
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 1 month ago '12        #16
daman729 
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 2Pac Cares said
I'll pay you $14 to shut the hell up
Shut yo bi#ch a$s up. Internet gangsta.
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 1 month ago '05        #17
Daddy Black 
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That's actually a lotta money. They dumbass paid it too cause what, they gonna tell they kids no they can't get no ice cream cause it cost too much!? They know what they doing. Making a killing off fleecing people cause they can.
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 1 month ago '04        #18
Adwerdz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x150
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Inflation for all the gentrification ya’ll voted for and wanted around nyc. fu#k em tax the sh1t out of them suckas
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 1 month ago '18        #19
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Lord Funkington said
If dipsh1ts buy it, it sure will.
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if they can't sell it for 14 what happens?


The price is the fault of the ppl buying it
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 1 month ago '18        #20
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Daddy Black said
That's actually a lotta money. They dumbass paid it too cause what, they gonna tell they kids no they can't get no ice cream cause it cost too much!? They know what they doing. Making a killing off fleecing people cause they can.
I ain't got ice cream money worked on me
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They might cuss their mom out and stab her in her sleep though. I feel you dawg
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 1 month ago '18        #21
antisocial100 
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I remember when cones were 2-3$ . Then ice cream truck drivers are tweakin
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 1 month ago '15        #22
Lord Funkington 
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 BrooklynDamien said
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if they can't sell it for 14 what happens?
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The price is the fault of the ppl buying it
Exactly. I'll go buy a tub of ice cream and some cones at the store for a third if the price and tell that truck to eat a whole Sack full of d1cks.
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Top 10 most propped recently  1 month ago '14        #23
strungout  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x29
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 slimboyballer said
If someone dumb enough to pay for a 14$ ice cream cone thats on them
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You clearly missed the part where it said the price was written in small fonts. And most of the parents didn't find out about the price until after the fact . What are they going to do give the ice cream back???

They will create a problematic car ride home if a child is forced to give back an ice cream cone
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 1 month ago '04        #24
slimboyballer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 strungout said
You clearly missed the part where it said the price was written in small fonts. And most of the parents didn't find out about the price until after the fact . What are they going to do give the ice cream back???

They will create a problematic car ride home if a child is forced to give back an ice cream cone
small font or big font.... you ask what something cost before you purchase it...sh1t is common sense...i know new yorkers not that dumb lmao
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Top 10 most propped recently  1 month ago '14        #25
strungout  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x29
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 Lord Funkington said
Exactly. I'll go buy a tub of ice cream and some cones at the store for a third if the price and tell that truck to eat a whole Sack full of d1cks.
Half of the price is for the convenience
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