Stopped by a store in Michigan while here visiting in-laws. They had 6 bottles of PHC Golden Anniversary priced at $174.99. I asked if they would take they state minimum of $149.99 if I bought two. The lady behind the counter angrily replied, "We don't do state minimum pricing. We have to feed our children somehow!". I replied that I guess they would have to eat Ramen noodles tonight because I wasn't buying it at that price and I left them all sitting there.
I passed up some PHC 2011, but I did snag the last two PHC 2010s they had on the shelf.
Passed on a bunch of stuff at total wine today, Hirsch 22 rye, BMH 16 and a bunch of BTAC 11' still on the shelf (stagg & handy).
Went hunting today, passed up on some SW Old Fitz 80 proofers, quite a few PHC 2011 (but found no 2010), the entire 2011 BAC, an overpriced Jefferson 17, and a VERY high-priced Weller 19.
I passed up a Vintage 21 Rye. Couldn't pull the trigger on $70 right after Christmas.
In one store I passed on 3 EWSB 1989 for $40 each, 2 old label WTRB of unknown vintage and price, and a Dickel BHC. After snagging 2 Rare Breeds earlier in the day and seeing his high prices, I just wrote down the location and walked away.