In Massachusetts, most liquor stores will accept returns of unopened bottles, within reason. Most bottles these days have a decent tamper-proof seal.
I'm sure they can refuse a return (bringing back that bottle of 25-year-old scotch because the wife didn't approve probably won't work unless you have a long and well-established relationship with the store).
Catering and party hosting depends on buying extra bottles for back-up and returning them, though this usually involves commodity type stock (bottom- and mid-shelf bottles). Stores I've used for this won't take back wine or beer if chilled.
I'm also sure that even with three-tier system, stock has occasionally appeared in stores that didn't come through the official distribution channel.
just picked up a FRR for $70 & a 23 for $270--the way it should be
yeah, I'm bragging
That's what I was thinking...trade for the 5 JPS' and re-trade. That way you're still getting SW, but more of it
Wanted to piggyback this thread if possible. another hypothetical--how about trading a Lot B for a 4R SmB LE 2012? worth a try?
I'd make that trade in a heartbeat. The LE2012 is going to be "the one that got away" for me this year. Just can't seem to find one anywhere.
Hell yes. Lot B is released every 6 months. 4R LE only once - ever.
just not sure why a store would go for it unless they are price gouging the VW in which case they're probably gouging FR too, or they will next year.