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Westy XII avail in Pasadena for the bargin price of. . . .

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by AndresR, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    i was told by a retailer that shelton stated there would be repercussions including lack of cantillon, etc. retailer took a ton of westy 12, sold at 85, and within a month had two different cantillons and cases of fantome.
  2. DrtyBvrJuce

    DrtyBvrJuce Initiate (0) California Jan 17, 2013

    This is the West Coast, ain't no Cantillons ever make it out here.
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  3. They stated it will not be sold to on sale accounts.

    No threats were made by distributors California at all.

    Not true at all. There was some delivered this past week to So Cal. I am willing to bet that retailers who violated the Weatvleteren agreement didn't get any and maybe never will.
  4. I will say this - a local shop I know sold the Westy XII packs for $130+ (much to the embarrassment of the 'beer person' there - but as required by the owner) and still got the Cantillon Fou' Foune recently. Take that fact for what it's worth.
  5. SHODriver

    SHODriver Advocate (525) Louisiana Aug 13, 2010

    Smaller bottle shops charge more because they don't have the sales volume of a large store. I don't mind paying a bit more at the right places because they get some cool shit that I never see at larger shops.

    I sold a bottle of Westy for a sixth of the cost of a brick at retail. does that make me a bad person?
  6. It doesn't help anyone if you don't name the shop.
  7. Yes it does. I don't mind paying more if its a small shop. But price gouging that bad? You might as well hold me by the ankles and shake me for money. It makes you a bad person as a fair retailer and it makes an awful person when you take the monks into account.
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  8. Xul

    Xul Advocate (590) California May 18, 2008

    What? He said he sold one bottle (out of 6) for one sixth of the cost of the brick...setting aside the monks' request to not break up the bricks, how is that price gouging?
  9. Shit. Nevermind. I misread the post. I thought he sold it for the cost of 1 brick. Forgive my uncalled for criticism SHODriver. I still don't think you should've broken up the brick to sell, but you didn't price gouge.
  10. He was supposed to cut each glass into thirds as well.
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  11. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (515) California Dec 11, 2010 Verified

    How do the Belgian retailers, like Belgiuminabox, get away with selling singles and bricks at prices higher than "retail?" There were a handful of sites that were selling the bricks which have been for sale in Belgium for quite a while.
  12. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I don't know if it matters, but the Westys I have from Belgium don't have writing on the bottle at all, only the cap. I am not sure they were ever part of a brick, I would guess not.
  13. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (515) California Dec 11, 2010 Verified

  14. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

  15. pinkgrenade

    pinkgrenade Savant (355) California Aug 19, 2011 Verified

    does anyone know if thats how all their bottles look now? because ive seen some people on instagram positing their westys coming from belgium looking like the ones from the bricks
  16. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Mine I just got last week are plain, no writing.
  17. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (515) California Dec 11, 2010 Verified

    Yeah, I was asking more about the fundamental "breaking the rules" thing more than the pricing - why don't the monks crack down on their own vendors?
  18. Saxmusik45

    Saxmusik45 Savant (275) California Nov 18, 2011 Verified

    I don't really think it's in the nature of monks to be "enforcers". They just ask nicely that their wishes be respected. You're not really supposed to be able to purchase it away from the monastery from what I understand, but people truck it out and resell it in the major cities of Belgium. I saw it at a couple places in Brussels for 15 and 17 Euros each.
  19. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    If they wanted to be hard asses they would have contracts with price restrictions and an attorney enforcing them. As it is they seem to have faith that people will not be greedy and will do what they ask, then they go about their lives fixing the roof, praying, and brewing beer. Probably not surfing the web for gossip or prices. It's just not monkish to be upset or bitter about a few jerks selling beer at a huge mark-up.
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  20. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (420) California Nov 7, 2011 Verified

    I was looking into buying one of these last week from BIAB. Probably the only option I'll ever have to try it. After doing the monetary conversion 150 pounds in American money =$227.23 and then shipping is another 80 pounds= $121.30 so $348.53 for one six pack ? I guess it will have to stay in Belgium. Crazy money.
  21. badbeer

    badbeer Savant (480) Iowa Jun 19, 2005

    I wonder if at PopcornAdvocate, they ask if anyone wants a beer?
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