Binny's Lincoln Park Black Friday 2012 Official Thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Vav, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Meyvn (1,442) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    I got a ticket for the Goose Island Black Friday too
  2. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Yep, pretty much the idea was to avoid everyone having to wait in line in the (cold) (60 degree weather? what the fuck?) jockeying position. Everyone has an equal chance.
  3. OrionsHunt

    OrionsHunt Aspirant (224) Jul 17, 2011 Minnesota
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    Very cool that you are doing this and combined with the GI event, I imagine this will be my best Black Friday yet!
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  4. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    EVERY event in Chicago is that kind of event. I hate-read threads in the other regional forums; turns out there are some beer events in this country that don't involve constant browser refreshing followed by hours of line-standing followed by neck-stabbing for beer.
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  5. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Devotee (468) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    But we are Chicago, we got street cred to live by....if you can buy a beer without spilling blood, what's the fun in that?
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  6. nasty31

    nasty31 Initiate (0) May 5, 2010 Indiana

    Sucks I'm admitting this. Took the Miller brewing company tour a while back and they did say ..... Chicago consumers %60 of the USA alcohol .... I think we're just alcoholics
  7. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    it's going to be a hell of a ride on the red line at 8 am to the liquor store..
  8. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    You Chicago people are so fucking spoiled.
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  9. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    I wouldn't have it any other way. Bring on the knife fights!
  10. sacullen

    sacullen Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    Don't get THIS thread locked. Assuming because there's no smiley it's not a joke.
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  11. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (326) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    they're jokes.....I'm joking.....Frank's joking...... sorry i missed the smiley but you cant edit.
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  12. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Fixed for those who struggle with reading small font.
  13. DMBTattoo

    DMBTattoo Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    When you say "my" cellar do you mean....
    from your personal cellar that youve collected or are they bottles that have been stored at Binnys and just never sold from the years past with the intention of this kind of event. If they are part of Binnys inventory, I dont see how they could be sold for more than what the SKU will scan them as.

    Just thinking outloud for how much cash money to bring...just in case. I assume credit cards will not be accepted if these are from your personal collection.
  14. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Meyvn (1,159) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    From the stores inventory.
  15. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (116) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    From Binny's. Last year he did something similar but it was just a random weekend (spring cleaning, maybe?) with different brands, not just GI.
  16. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    SHOCKING NEWS: Prices can be changed in the computer! Three Floyds Burns Down! Film at 11!
  17. DMBTattoo

    DMBTattoo Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    ^^ No need to be sarcastic, its a legit question. I know that "prices in the computer" cant just be changed on the spot, its done via corporate if and it would change the price to ALL Binnys.

    Just surprised that Binnys allowed items to be kept in inventory like that on a likely allocated item, dont get me wrong its really cool and I am excited at the chance.
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  18. sacullen

    sacullen Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    Binny's has a cellar program and they are fully aware of what they are doing. The corporate overlords there are smarter than you think.
  19. DMBTattoo

    DMBTattoo Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    Id venture to say Binnys Lincoln park and Vav (overseeing) is the only store that does any type of cellaring of beer. Which is cool. Though craft beer is part of binnys profits...its not the cash cow.
  20. jebsinger

    jebsinger Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    whats up fellow MNer whos in chicago
  21. ckobes

    ckobes Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 Illinois

    You'd be surprised to the amount of stores that hold allocations for future releases. They don't owe you the consumer anything, just because they get in 20 cases of something, it doesn't mean that they have to sell all 20 immediately. They can do as they please.

    The increased prices are a premium charged for cellaring the beers and holding inventory space. Nothing out of the ordinary.
  22. OrionsHunt

    OrionsHunt Aspirant (224) Jul 17, 2011 Minnesota
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    At the end of the day, bring as much as you are willing to spend :wink:
  23. DMBTattoo

    DMBTattoo Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    yes, I would be surprised, LP Binnys is the only one I have heard of doing that. Never heard of another store doing such a thing on wine, spirits or beer. Distributors definitely hold back a bit on some things...(i.e. the BCBS 2nd wave).
  24. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (390) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    No, you would be surprised at the number of stores that cellar beer. I have had the good fortune to be invited into a couple of store cellars and have had the jaw drop at what I saw.
  25. ATLbeerDog

    ATLbeerDog Savant (970) Nov 12, 2005 Georgia

    Looking FW to this Vav!
  26. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Meyvn (1,442) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    Not much coming up with ryanfolty and hitting up Binnys and GI and then heading back bright and early on Saturday. It is going to fly by!
  27. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I dont know if other Binny'ses cellar stuff...i'd guess a few do. I got some very skeptical looks when I started mine in late 2009. I'm pretty sure Kristina over at WLV has been cellaring for quite awhile, and i know for a fact Twisted Spoke and Delilah's have been cellaring stuff for many years.

    As for the increased prices, it's not just inventory space...for what it's worth, it's all taxable inventory that is not generating revenue, and, in my case, everything is in a temperature controlled room (a converted walk in freezer.)
  28. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (199) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    I'm really elicited for this.
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  29. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Last minute stuff:

    At bare minimum, there will be 162 items available in the number pulling, so the odds are WAY better than you probably thought.

    I plan to start pulling at 9:15ish.

    I lowered a couple of prices.

    I will not be providing coffee this year.

    I burned my pinky soldering last night :slight_frown:
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  30. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (330) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Vav, will u still be at GI by 4pm?
  31. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    162 items, wow! Thanks again for this, Vav.
  32. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Well, i'm slated to do the noon session at Clybourn. My assistant manager Dennis doesnt think it'll be over by then, so we have a monetary wager on whether or not i make it.
  33. jefeld

    jefeld Initiate (169) Mar 31, 2010 Illinois
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  34. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    Good job posting this in two separate threads.
  35. bertram

    bertram Aspirant (231) Dec 18, 2010 Illinois
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    So you're starting to pull numbers at 9:15a, and if you listen to the email from GI, 'check in 15 minutes early for your session', so GI at 11:45a. That gives ya 2 1/2 hours for the raffle. Assuming the 162 items are counting something like a 4-pk as one item...

    2 1/2 hours = 150 minutes; items = 162; so giving away at a rate of 1.08 items/minute.

    Add in that numbers go back into the hat (slowing down the rate of pulling numbers)...yea, unless there are a lot of 4-pks being raffled but counted as 4 items each, I think Dennis is making some extra money tomorrow.
  36. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (330) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Note to self: do not trade with jefeld.
  37. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    no you didnt
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  38. Horseballs

    Horseballs Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2012 Ohio

    My question isn't totally on topic, but this is an active thread... I am from Ohio and looking to get BCBS. I have some family in Chicago this weekend staying in Rogers Park. Where should I send them to find a couple of four packs? I told them about this store and this event, but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  39. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (74) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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  40. JmH

    JmH Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Illinois

    the Jewel at Paulina and Milwaukee (1341 North Paulina) had multiple cases out on the floor as of a week ago. 20.99 too, which is the best price I've seen in town. Not exactly Rogers Park, so you may want to give the store a call to verify that it's still in stock before sending someone there.
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