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    OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    Here in Oklahoma, we have an extremely small list of Bourbons available for purchase. I have built the base of my collection through my local proprietor, but the interesting stuff I have gotten through road trips, from Duty Free shops, through some interesting trades, and also through mailorder from places like Binny's and HiTimes. It is now official, they will no longer ship to Oklahoma. No more Buffalo Trace, no ETL, no more Birthday Bourbon, no more Jeffersons. Things you guys take for granted are now on my unobtanium list.

    I'm bummed.

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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    That is a bummer. I guess it's time to start looking for good liquor stores in the closest border towns...

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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    Yeah, thought about that already. Got my choice of Wichita KS, Joplin MO, Fort Smith AR, and Denton TX. None of em are close, and I wouldn't have the slightest idea where the best liquor stores would be. Looks like I have some "adventures" ahead.

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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    Rob,

    yeah, bummer on that one. Looks like you need to start planning your vacation to KY.
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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    That sucks man! Did Binnys actually tell you they will not ship to you? I just went to their page and there is no mention of not shipping to OK and OK is still a selection in the list of states. Did they cancel an order on you or something?
    /\../\

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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    You might give this a look. I've never done business with them nor do know anything beyond their web site but it looks like they will ship to OK.

    http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/default.asp

    Good Luck.

    Will

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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    Quote Originally Posted by gothbat View Post
    That sucks man! Did Binnys actually tell you they will not ship to you? I just went to their page and there is no mention of not shipping to OK and OK is still a selection in the list of states. Did they cancel an order on you or something?
    Yep, they called and said they were cancelling an order because they could no longer ship to OK.

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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    That's a shame. I'm starting to see NJ listed as a state certain online liquor stores cannot ship to. I really hope that Binny's doesn't decide to no longer ship to NJ, it will ruin many purchases I hope to make in the future and I don't know where I will get the bottles from instead.
    What a pathetic situation, it really boggles the mind; someone of legal drinking age (I would assume anyway.) not being allowed to purchase alcohol. As I've said before, that's the government for ya...
    Best of luck if you try Shopper's Vineyard or any other online stores, get while the getting is still (sorta) good! I've done business with SV both in person and over the web and had no problems whatsoever!

    Do you know if something recently changed with your states laws or if Binny's just realized that their list of non-shipping states is/was incomplete?
    /\../\

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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    Quote Originally Posted by special_reserve View Post
    You might give this a look. I've never done business with them nor do know anything beyond their web site but it looks like they will ship to OK.

    http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/default.asp

    Good Luck.

    Will
    I've purchased from Shoppersvineyard before. This is where I purchased the Pappy 15 for $36 a bottle. I purchased 7 bottles of bourbon overall and paid $22 in shipping. I thought that was pretty good.
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    Re: OK, now I'm bummed (double entendre intended)

    Here in Mississippi it was/is not Binny's or others decision to not to sell. It was the State not wanting to lose revenue through sales taxes (7%) and the State Controled warehouse where they collect 27.5% upcharge to the retailer. They tout preventing under-age drinkers from buying over the internet, but following the money trail leads to other real reasons for me. The loss of 34.5% (per case/bottle) in taxes could add up to some serious dollars being sucked out of State coffers.

 

 

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