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  1. #31
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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    Quote Originally Posted by bad_scientist View Post
    Would that be the store off the Dupont Circle metro?
    Yep, that's the one!

  2. #32
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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    Got an email from a local store advertising some leftover stock of BTAC. I almost jumped at the Stagg, but ended up opting to save the cash for my wallet and wait for a bottle coming out in early 2013. Gotta start being smarter about whiskey buying/budgets in 2013, but hopefully this wasn't a bad decision.

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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    Think I'll be watching my budget as well.
    Last edited by squire; 01-02-2013 at 12:27.

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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    EC18. Been a while since I ran across one...maybe I should go back.

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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    Quote Originally Posted by jtexaslonestar View Post
    EC18. Been a while since I ran across one...maybe I should go back.
    I passed up same last week for the umpteenth time from a local retailer pvt bottling. On top of it all, the retailer now has EC20 at $145 which I suppose justified said retailer to raise the EC18 still on the shelf from $49 to $59...which made me a bit mad. So, I turned away again.
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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    I don't know which irritates me more, him raising the price, or knowing that he knows that I know he did.

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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    i don't know which irritates me more, him raising the price, or knowing that he knows that i know he did.
    absolutely agree!
    "I think I'll just stay here and drink"
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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    I can't understand why raising the price is irritating. The retailer can't replace it and his investment in the bottle is dead money until it's sold - why shouldn't he seek some compensation for his increased carrying cost? You aren't obliged to buy.
    Last edited by MauiSon; 01-03-2013 at 10:06.

  9. #39
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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    Because his cost wasn't increased, just his desire to gig me. Marking up goods after they are on the shelf is a clear disregard for the integrity of customer relations. He has a right to mark it up, I have a right to shop elsewhere.

    He would have made more money by keeping me as a customer.
    Last edited by squire; 01-03-2013 at 10:21.

  10. #40
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    Re: What Did You Pass Up Today? Winter '12/'13

    I wonder if that would be a case where if you were a good customer of the guy, and you mentioned your surprise at the increase, if he would then sell it to you at the original price. If you're just a Schmo off the street, you're paying the higher price. However, if when you made mention of the increase and your repeat buys, and he didn't do anything then...then he probably doesn't get my future biz. Or, he better give me a good story.

    BTW, I have no problem with retailers raising prices from the original stickers on select items. Just like I don't have problems when they lower them.
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