"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
Joe, it's good to be back and good to get flack from you again. Been too long. You make a valid point with how rare it is, and you're right, average foot traffic will not go down. From the perspective of being another retailer (but not in liquor) I get so incredibly pissed off when retailers pull shennanigans like that, though. There was a place I used to frequent in Wichita- and they had BTAC for 60 bucks or so. Then they marked it all up to 100 bucks, and when I questioned why and after a short debate, the clerk was willing to sell a bottle of GTS to me for the previous price point. The owner apparently decided that, with the demand made apparent on ebay, he could make those prices work. I did not, do not, and will not shop at that location ever again.
As for the posts... Yes, I suppose I was holding them all in. I haven't been here in ages. I had to stretch my feet a little. I'll try not to cause too much trouble around here, but we'll see how that works out for me.
Recently, a friend in Michigan asked me if it was fair to pay 90 USD for a bottle of PVW15. The retailer went so far as to show him the going EBAY price. My response was simple. If I was willing to buy it off of EBAY, I would be willing to pay the 90 bucks. Under no condition though, would I ever give him my "normal" business.
If I owned a liquor store, I'd raise the price on the PVW and then bang the help.
"Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz
bibamus, moriendum est
I will, however, start a new concept...."The Binny's Girls". After you see them, you'll be more than happy to pay a fee just for the priviledge of entering the store. Think Tilted Kilt for the Scotch section. Daisy Duke in the Bourbon section. Salma Hayek in Tequila...I Dream of Genie in the Magic Cart....You get the picture ....You'll pay, oh yes, you'll pay.......
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama