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  1. #11
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Is there really such a thing as "price gouging" when it comes to luxury goods? I think not. I understand that it can be frustrating to see a bottle priced well above MSRP. As a consumer you really only have three options... Buy it. Pass on it. Shop elsewhere... That is... If elsewhere has it in stock. Which they usually don't. Hence why the guy who does has it priced the way it is.

  2. #12
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Bourbon isn't luxury goods it's one of the major food groups.

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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Bourbon isn't luxury goods it's one of the major food groups.
    I know that I get my recommended daily allowance.

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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    I take a bit extra just to be sure.

  5. #15
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    The store is within it's rights to charge what they want or even to display the bottles of whisky with no intention of sale. I know a merchant who does that, keeps them right beside the cash register, he won't sell them but will sell something "like" them.
    Squire lives in a more enlightened state where merchants are free to charge whatever the customers will tolerate. In Ohio we are totally protected against price gouging because the state determines what we will pay. In exchange, all we have to do is accept the state's definition of what it is we want. You want AAA? Too bad. You want VOB BIB? Too bad. You want (fill in the blank)? All the Buckeye bourbon lovers are consoled by the thought that we will never even see a bottle of Pappy because "there is no market for it here." But if we want something "like" Pappy, we can always buy the Weller 12. Oh, wait. No we can't.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

  6. #16
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Actually, our merchants can order any brand on the market through our State ABC only they may not be so inclined unless the customer commits to pay for an entire case.

  7. #17
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    I can get anything I want in Iowa as long as I buy an entire case.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

  8. #18
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Do you guys get a good price if you order a case?

  9. #19
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    I can get anything I want in Iowa as long as I buy an entire case.
    A case...? Isn't that also known as the ante?
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    Re: Recourse for Price Gouging?

    Price is negotiable on special order but at least 10% off suggested retail.

 

 

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