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CenturyLink Arena caught with cup-size discrepancy

CenturyLink Arena Caught with Cup-Size Discrepancy

Imagine buying a drink for almost twice the price of the smaller option, only to realize the amount of liquid inside is the same.

A video surfaced on YouTube of a hockey fan pouring his $4 small beer into a large cup priced at $7.



Fans at CenturyLink Arena in Idaho have discovered that 'large' and 'small' size distinctions don't mean much, since it seems 'the cups actually hold the same amount. The large cup is taller, but also skinnier.'

Videos of the comparisons have been going viral, and they feature fans who are unhappy about the beer blunder.

'I'm going to pour it into the cup that holds the regular beer. There you go. $7, $4 for the same amount.'

Some are so fired up, they're suing! According to ESPN, four hockey fans filed suit Tuesday against CenturyLink Arena and are seeking $10,000 in damages. Where's that number coming from?

Idaho Hockey Fans Suing Over Beer Fraud

One of the four claims to have purchased a beer at at least 30 events at the arena over the past several years. The other three all claim to have purchased at least one $7 beer each time they've attended an event in the past five years.

Their attorney, Wyatt Johnson gives us insight on what his clients hope to gain.

'They were not selling what they said they were selling. And what we'd like to do is we'd like to get people their money back.'

According to the TODAY show, the arena claims to have been clueless about the different prices for the same cup sizes and is fixing the problem.

'The arena's president says he was unaware of the discrepancy, and plans to order 24 oz. cups to give fans a better value.'

Cheers to you, Idaho!

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wchown March 14 2014 at 10:15 AM

Conservation of liquid volume. A concept made popular by Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist/educator who watched as his children developed concepts and understanding about natural things in their enviornment. He did not believe that children could learn this principle until their reached a specific period of time in their age and development. There is also conservation of size in solid objects or materials. So many adults are being "duped" by a concept that they should have learned when they were children. Guess that hold for a lot of things that adults probably should have learned as children but never did or were never taught. And the world turns!!

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gfirealty March 14 2014 at 11:20 AM

Have Your Say...This is what happens when someone isn't checking. And they got away with this for how many years?

If someone suggested that they do this, most would think that they'd never get away with it for 5 minutes...

Well, guess what...

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thetreeremover March 14 2014 at 9:20 AM

Sounds to me like you guys just shot yourself in the foot, now they will make the small smaller. You could of drank a large for the price of a small, WHY would you say anything???? Just buy the small and save the money for your next small!!!!

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pdbliz March 14 2014 at 9:15 AM

This is nothing new,,,,,,A lb,,,,is not a pound anymore.........Government has no problem with it....
Look at the cans of soup,,,,small,,,,,,bacon,,,less strips......ect....ect....
Only way to get there attention,,,,,STOP BUYING AS MUCH,,OR STOP PERIOD.!!!!
A good friend of mine told me once,,,,HIT THE MAN IN HIS POCKET,,,,,HE LISTENS.

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bobparks77 March 14 2014 at 9:04 AM

This is happening everywhere. Ever notice that a 6 1/2 ounce can of tuna is now 5 ounces ?

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tony bobparks77 March 14 2014 at 5:38 PM

Sure did, was 6oz for a while too. BUT ever notice @ costco said can is 7 oz? @ least here in eastern iowa. @ least last time thou was there any way. Sure it comes in 12 packs, but so what, dont need to go as often.

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ronpriskie March 14 2014 at 9:03 AM

Consider yourself lucky you have a choice. At MetLife (home of the Jets & Giants), there's only 1 size...$10

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gcarlson007 March 14 2014 at 7:39 PM

You got to love it! "Do you want a "big cup" or a "little cup"? Big cup is $3.00 more, but, it's bigger! Not more!

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keedyk87 March 14 2014 at 8:58 AM

I dreamed I was there in Hillbilly heaven? Oh what a beautiful?

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bobparks77 keedyk87 March 14 2014 at 9:03 AM

So come on, who did you see ?

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gcarlson007 March 14 2014 at 7:41 PM

One would expect this serving "Drunks"!

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bshaw16153 March 14 2014 at 9:32 AM

Seriously, food manufacturers have been doing this for years. Where is the outrage?? Remember when you could buy a half gallon of ice cream? Remember when vegetables came in 16 oz. cans? Cereal in 16 oz. packages? The price doesn't go down as the packaging gets smaller. Wake up, America! Btw, this is not a partisan issue.

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fewibew bshaw16153 March 14 2014 at 9:54 AM

Yeah, and check the size of your tolet paper rool. Compare itto pre=2000.

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lugmario bshaw16153 March 14 2014 at 10:05 AM

Your right. It's okay for America's poor to be technically making 1985' salaries in 2014' but the wages of every top 500 corporation is at least 1000x the pay of a full time hourly employee! Yet most these rich pay under 10% in taxes and still want tax breaks. Ask Buffett and Gates. Their against it, but like any American would you pay more than you technically have to knowing it's just going to the war machine and to take benefits away from the veterans it promised to look after. More money goes to veterans from charity than the government these days!

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