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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    People should remember this thread when they complain about BT / VW jacking up the prices ----- most of it happens at the retail level.
    Exactly! Great point, John.
    That said, I don't blame the retailers one bit. If I owned a liquor store, I'd be banging the price up too.
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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Exactly! Great point, John.
    That said, I don't blame the retailers one bit. If I owned a liquor store, I'd be banging the price up too.
    Yup. They have the right to jack up the price and we also have the right to call them greedy bastards and not do business with them.
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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Yup. They have the right to jack up the price and we also have the right to call them greedy bastards and not do business with them.
    Bingo!
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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    If I owned a liquor store, I'd be banging the help too.
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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Exactly! Great point, John.
    That said, I don't blame the retailers one bit. If I owned a liquor store, I'd be banging the price up too.
    If I owned a liquor store I'd be keeping the whole allocation for myself

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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    At one of my neighborhood stores, they told me tonight that their allocation of 3 Pappy 15s "went missing." They got their 20s, but the 15s were replaced in their delivery with bottles of tequila they didn't order. Their invoice still had the PVW15s on it. So either the delivery driver took them or somebody in the warehouse pulled a fast one. The distributor won't be able to replace them since they're all out of stock now.

    Pretty soon they're going to have to have armored car services delivering these Van Winkles...

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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    I had a similar experience with a store I do business with. Their shipment came in last Friday, missing the 3 Pappy 15's that were on the invoice. The 20's and 23's came in, along with a couple of ORVW 10/107's (one of which had a broken seal and had leaked about 1/2 its contents). The store owner called her distributor rep and was waiting to hear back from him.

    Good luck on that.

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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vosgar View Post
    I had a similar experience with a store I do business with. Their shipment came in last Friday, missing the 3 Pappy 15's that were on the invoice. The 20's and 23's came in, along with a couple of ORVW 10/107's (one of which had a broken seal and had leaked about 1/2 its contents). The store owner called her distributor rep and was waiting to hear back from him.
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    Sounds like we're talking about the same store.

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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Yup. They have the right to jack up the price and we also have the right to call them greedy bastards and not do business with them.
    I thought that the whole point of retail was to sell stuff and get repeat customers. I must have been seriously mislead.
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    Re: So I think I'm responsible for some Van Winkle price gouging.

    Quote Originally Posted by ErichPryde View Post
    I thought that the whole point of retail was to sell stuff and get repeat customers. I must have been seriously mislead.
    Just because we won't buy at those prices, doesn't mean someone else won't.

 

 

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