Anyone seen any out-and-out bargains recently ???

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by heygeebee, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    Folks,

    Been a while since we discussed scrooge-level pricing. Having seen Young's Double Chocolate Stout for $3.50 at a local BWS, and Danno's just having one of the Hook Norton English 500ml series for $2.90 (sadly over), made me wonder if there are other readily-available bargains going on around the place?

    Cheers,
     
  2. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (893) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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  3. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2008 Australia

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  4. Lukie

    Lukie Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    I got some free Hop Hog...

    None for anyone else though. It's ALLLLLL mine!
     
  5. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Initiate (67) Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    $3 dollars a bottle for Old Engine Oil a couple of months back - pretty happy to snap up a few of those.
     
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  6. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

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  7. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (893) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    Picked up a Mikkeller Stella 0 Festival Edition 1.5 litre today. $65, so I'm guessing it was about 50% off.

    Or in other terms $215 cheaper than buying the bottle at the Pumphouse Bar.
     
  8. foles

    foles Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2007 Australia

    I'm wary of bargains because it usually means out of date. However my local BWS has trouble shifting any fresh craft it gets (i.e. Burleigh Black Coffee Lager, etc), so I lap them up at cheap prices.
     
  9. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    Picked up a bunch of those last year at $5 a pop from BWS. Real nice beer that struggles to sell.
    Have seen a few BWS try to do some selection of craft and it does not move. Bummer really
     
  10. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (956) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    None of the stores I go to ever seem to discount desirable old stock. They just continue to overcharge for it which is the same reason it never sold in the first place...
     
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  11. dgilks

    dgilks Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    So true.
     
  12. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Initiate (67) Jan 5, 2009 Australia


    It's a tough task selling true craft to sophisticated beer drinkers who know they can buy the same beer from BWS somewhere else cheaper.

    Hence, the only craft (if you can call it that) that can survive is LC, Maltilda Bay and James Squire because of its (pub) profile and ability to be aligned with big brewery discounting. There are exceptions though - Stone and Wood Draught Ale for instance.

    I also should say that BWS may seem to never discount desirable old stock because they are simply too lazy and nonchalant about looking after their beer.
     
  13. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    Paddy's Tout by Wychwood also at $4 at BWS. Danno's also bring in some Robinsons Old Tom variants at $5, which is better than elsewhere. Tho not the highly rated ones for some reason (!). And Jack Tar down to under $8 at Danno's now - someone on here predicted that but cannot recall who. Tripel Karmeliat (spelt?) at $6 at VC.
     
  14. edonovan0

    edonovan0 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Australia

    Speaking of BWS. I work at one on the Northern Beaches and were in the process of getting most of the range Dans has had (Karl Strauss Pintail, Big Eye, Bira del Borgo Duchessa/Reale/Cortigia, Stoke, Hook Norton + some others) so would assume this will be standard across most stores.

    Not so much bargains atm, but they will be in the future when they get deleted.
     
  15. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (956) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Beelzebub's Jewels @ $32 per bottle
     
  16. hopswiller

    hopswiller Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2011 Australia


    damn you, i though i did well paying $38. also got murrays anniversary 5 & 6 for $28 each at carlisle
     
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