Bourbon County Sightings

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chi16brew, May 17, 2012.

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  1. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Three moles lived in a hole...yada, yada, yada...the third mole says "all I smell is Bourbon County Stout."
     
  2. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Jun 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Just a small mom and pop in Aurora... I haven't seen any singles at 9.99 so I thought you might be talking about that one.
     
  3. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    I picked up a case in Yorkville, IL at Vat and Vine Liquor. They had two cases left as of 12pm yesterday.
     
  4. comte70

    comte70 Sep 23, 2008 Illinois

    No, you dont need to do that...
     
  5. binnys25

    binnys25 Jun 6, 2010 Illinois

    Downer's Grove Binnys still has some! We don't have a huge amount but there is still a bit here. Come and find me and I can get you a 4pk.
    -Vince
    P.S. if you guys don't have it, my twitter tag is @dgcraftbeers
     
  6. onefmatt

    onefmatt Jul 29, 2008 Illinois

    Jewel Osco on Western and Roscoe just got a case. I just picked up a four pack
     
  7. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    What are they charging over there?
     
  8. JoetheMan

    JoetheMan Nov 10, 2011 Indiana

    Found 4 packs today for 11.49 each. No limit. I realized it was a mistake, but gladly the clerk didn't before I got the hell out of there.
     
  9. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Wow, that's a hell of steal.
     
  10. cetherid

    cetherid Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    how many cases did you leave with?
     
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  11. beelzebubbles

    beelzebubbles Mar 1, 2006 Illinois

    I'm guessing 17.
     
  12. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    that's kind wrong man...
     
  13. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I guess it depends on how many he bought. I'd probably just go on my merry way with a couple of 4-packs. What's the alternative, ask for a manager and demand that they charge fair market value?
     
  14. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    The right thing to do is alert someone. They aren't going to change the price on you as thats what it was marked. They will appreciate the heads up and will be thankful for it. Its only beneficial to let the manager know. Whats the worst that could happen, you pay what you were expecting to pay?
     
  15. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    I think so. I agree that it is unfair for store to price gouge but I don't think we as a community should be so petty. At that price the store is losing money and that is not fair especially if it was a small business like a mom and pop liquor store. Idk you don't have to be moral, I personally like to play within the rules.
     
  16. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I might say something to the clerk, to the effect of "wow this is a great deal!" And I wouldn't take undue advantage of the situation. I think my responsibilities end there. What's the worst that could happen, the store loses a few bucks, and pays closer attention to pricing in the future.

    That being said, I'm sort of playing devil's advocate. I ran into a situation where the price at the pump was something like $0.50/gal lower than every other place in the area. I filled up my tank, but my guilty conscience compelled me to alert the station by phone a little while later.
     
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  17. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    yeah totally man I'm not saying that he has to do anything. after all we do live in 'MERICA. but I just wouldn't be able to do that. especially if it was half of the price. To each his own.
     
  18. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i see what you did there. i think.
     
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  19. gpawned

    gpawned Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    $55 for a case of Zombie Dust? I'll take 2.
     
  20. JoetheMan

    JoetheMan Nov 10, 2011 Indiana

    Long story somewhat short, last stop on my beer expedition for the day. Very small place (but still a chain, 21st Amendment, so no mom and pop feeling the pain) in a small town in Indiana. Spotted a large cluster of these guys and saw the price tag. Read closer, saw "Bourbon Barrel Stout 4pk - 11.49 each" Sounds good. Grabbed three, being the end of the day I was tapped out and paid full retail for one earlier. Wouldn't ring up, so I grabbed the tag off the shelf for him, which I then noticed it said it was for Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Stout 4pks. I felt daring so I went for it. He noticed and said, "Funny, I dont see Bluegrass anywhere on these". To which I replied, "Huh, funny." Then paid and left. You can feel bad, but I dont. I spend half my income at these stores and on these beers anyway. Plus, its not like I cleaned them out. Theres still plenty of money to be made and plenty to go around for those interested in north Indy.
     
  21. Rempo

    Rempo Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    What a jackass.
     
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  22. sacullen

    sacullen Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    Then you're that much more of a dick. Karma, brother.
     
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  23. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    Stealing is still stealing whether it's from a chain-store or not. And just because you paid retail price at one store doesn't entitle you to steal from another! This has got to be one of the more douchebag posts I've read on BA.
     
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  24. chi16brew

    chi16brew Feb 1, 2011 Illinois

    I had a similar thing happen a few months back at castle vav. Bought a case of Rittenhouse that rang up as $150 of tequila. I just couldn't see paying half price for something that was obviously wrong. In the end it cost me more, but I sleep better at night.
     
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  25. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    You're an idiot sorry. The guy is clearly in the wrong morally, but taking advantage of a price mistake is not considered legally theft anywhere. Now if you switched the price tag that is another story but dont go around accessing people of stealing. This is fully the fault of the store employees.

    I'm not even sure how I feel about this. Honestly I'd probably pick up a 4 pack or two myself at a mistakenly lowered price. Maybe I am just jaded by the dozen or so price mistake posts on Slickdeals every day.
     
  26. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    I'm an idiot? Read the guy's post! He knowingly took another sign that had a price listed for a DIFFERENT beer up to the register and convinced the employee that was what he was buying even though the employee said "funny, I don't see Bluegrass anywhere on these". It wasn't a price mistake!

    If you don't see anything wrong with what he did, then you're the idiot man. Wtf :confused:

    EDIT:
     
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  27. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    A lot, $27.99 I think. But it was a place a couple minutes away from me and I didn't feel like driving around.
     
  28. moefriedman

    moefriedman Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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  29. thereal

    thereal Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    I went into Castle Vav last week and stuck a couple of Wookey Jacks in my trench coat pockets to hold them. I then checked out with my 6 pack of PBR, but they didn't charge me for the Wookey Jacks.

    THEIR MISTAKE!
     
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  30. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Let's assume that the guy isn't lying and that he pulled them off the shelf. They either had no price on them or just were not in the system. They were on a shelf with a sticker marked incorrectly. You grab it off the shelf you point out the sticker price on the shelf, the clerk even notices a difference in the name of the beer and still rings it up. If you think this is somehow theft you're retarded. However wrong it is you are flat out wrong on it being theft. Call up the police and ask what they think
     
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  31. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    It would be hilarious if this thread gets deleted because people are calling each other idiots for having/not having morals.
     
  32. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    The fact you're even remotely defending him makes me question your morals too.
     
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  33. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie May 12, 2012

    Oy. I wish everyone who shopped at my store were as honest as the lot of you!
     
  34. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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    If that were the case across the board, there would be no Three Floyds threads still active on BA.
     
  35. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    If he did nothing wrong, why would he "feel daring and go for it"?
    So let me put it to you this way. Lets say Oude Tart hits my Binny's and they just put it on the floor. I grab a couple bottles knowing they cost about $20 each. The clerk scans one and says "these aren't in the system. could you grab the price sign for me?" I come back with a price tag that reads "Stone 16th Anniversary IPA $7.99". She says "Huh, I don't see anything about Stone or 16th anniversary on these bottles". I pay and walk out.

    Did I not do anything wrong? Did I not just steal $12 per bottle from the store?
     
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  36. drewba

    drewba Nov 14, 2009 Illinois

    We used to have to do some digging to find out who the real dirtbags were on BA. Thanks for making it easy!
     
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  37. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    You misunderstand me. I acknowledged what he did is morally wrong. However, it is undeniably not theft. Price mistakes, clerk error, none of this is theft. You can put me in the same group as him if you want because in my view price mistakes are a Grey area morally, but it doesn't make it stealing. Watch your wording
     
  38. Rempo

    Rempo Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Go away.
     
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  39. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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    FWIW, Illinois retail law, subject to interpretation, and I will not enter into a debate as to the elements present in the story and how they may or may not match the descriptions below, but the key to the issue is the 'mens rea' (mental state) of the person at the time of the infraction. Here, the mens rea is called out by use of the word knowingly, which would be key in prosecution of an allegation of theft:

    Sec. 16A-3. Offense of Retail Theft.

    A person commits the offense of retail theft when he or she knowingly:

    (a) Takes possession of, carries away, transfers or causes to be carried away or transferred, any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale in a retail mercantile establishment with the intention of retaining such merchandise or with the intention of depriving the merchant permanently of the possession, use or benefit of such merchandise without paying the full retail value of such merchandise; or

    (b) Alters, transfers, or removes any label, price tag, marking, indicia of value or any other markings which aid in determining value affixed to any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale, in a retail mercantile establishment and attempts to purchase such merchandise personally or in consort with another at less than the full retail value with the intention of depriving the merchant of the full retail value of such merchandise; or

    (c) Transfers any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale, in a retail mercantile establishment from the container in or on which such merchandise is displayed to any other container with the intention of depriving the merchant of the full retail value of such merchandise; or

    (d) Under-rings with the intention of depriving the merchant of the full retail value of the merchandise...

    In Illinois it is considered 'petty theft' and a Class 4 Felony if the value of the goods does not exceed $150.

    In any event, back to the original topic of discussion please for those still looking for BCBS!
     
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  40. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    The way I was brought-up, deceiving someone and knowingly paying less for something than it costs is stealing.
     
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