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  1. #61
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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    It's surprising that one of the groups lobbying for mandatory closed Sundays in Ga. is the Liquor Retailers. Their reasoning is that there is a finite demand and that demand will buy the same amount in six days as it would in seven. Being open a seventh day wouldn't generate any more revenue but would require them to pay the help an extra day. Less profit.
    Thinking about it, the people most effected are the travelers and visitors who are surprised by the closed Sunday rule. The locals who drink plan on it and it isn't much of an inconvenience.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    For the same reason, many Sunday retail permit holders in Ohio are not open.

    I like that it is the retailers decision and not a statewide mandate.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Right. There's nothing saying that you have to be open. If you don't want to be for whatever reason, or it's simply not worth it then close up shop on Sunday. Easy enough.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    I think there's an unspoken reason as well when retailers fight against Sunday sales. They don't want to spread 6 days of sales across 7 days of business *and* they don't want the guy up the street to steal sales by taking the plunge into Sunday retail.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    As a consumer I want them open for my convenience, if I owned a store I wouldn't like to be forced to stay open 7 days a week. Guess who would wind up with the Sunday shift.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Texas liquor stores are also closed on Sunday and the retailers fight to keep it this way. If these retailers think total sales would not increase they are wrong; http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/01/smal....fsb/index.htm. They will increase 4-6%. This has been consistent with repeals of blue laws for retail items to booze.

    The other blue law we still have in Texas is Car Dealerships. Interestingly, they have to close either Sat. or Sunday. Most close on Sunday, but a few select to stay open on Sunday.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Liquor is just such a touchy subject with so many well meaning but misguided folks. I once had a senior State Senator tell me over drinks that if he voted for any law favoring liquor on a Friday every pulpit in his home town would denounce him on Sunday.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    The courts have consistently found these sorts of laws as constitutional under the 21st Amendment.
    Christmas tree's and nativity scenes in public squares, if someone pitches a fit about them, yes, but where has anyone had the balls to fight Sunday sale bans, and won. It seems to me a prohibition on Sunday sales would be analogous to a ban on selling meat on Fridays during Lent. I don't see how it would pass Constitutional muster, but where has anyone successfully fought it in court?

    I hate the fact that I can't buy alcohol on Sunday before noon. It makes shopping damn inconvienent. Saturdays are for fun and Sundays are for re-upping on supplies; milk, bread, other perishables and stuff for my lunch. I like to get that out of the way early and get back home.
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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    -rebates and/or coupons offered by manufacturers are prohibited
    So that's why we didn't get the rebate on Larceny!

    And I still haven't tried it..

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by gblick View Post
    So that's why we didn't get the rebate on Larceny!

    And I still haven't tried it..
    actually, I did get the HH rebate; they sent me a crisp $5 bill in the mail. Guess they have not read TX liquor laws.

 

 

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