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Febrewary at BWS

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by aussieoverlord, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. aussieoverlord

    aussieoverlord Oct 22, 2012 Australia


    Look at the HUGE range of craft beers available there.

    Buy some Sail and Anchor and get a free BBQ spatula. Have to love Wooly's for the effort. BBQ tongs would be more practical.
  2. foles

    foles Jan 28, 2007 Australia

    I'd rather use the money to buy some tongs than S&A.
  3. heygeebee

    heygeebee Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    hmmm - anyone know why (financially and mark-up wise) the mixed-6 at 20% off is restricted to bottles 500ml and under?

    1st Choice do it and Danno's sometimes do it tho it varies from store to store.....
  4. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    A couple of reasons I've been given...

    Responsible service of alcohol - it seems that we can handle 6 small bottles but not 6 large ones and they don't like to encourage us drunks.

    Re. mark-up I was told that because of some of the larger format beers, ie Chimay, they take too much of a GP hit. That doesn't make sense to me, because, once again ie Chimay, is in 330ml as well.

    Can you shed bottle shop logic light Lukie?
  5. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Dec 29, 2006 Australia
    Beer Trader

    Seems odd. There's never a shortage of 2 for $80 (or other $ amount) deals being run on cases.
  6. heygeebee

    heygeebee Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    curiouser and curiouser - you can of course buy two 6-packs (!)
  7. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    Oh I'm fully aware of the oddity. I rang up some BWSs, 8 of them (3 W.A, 3 Vic, 2 NSW {this is what happens when Mistress M goes away and I get bored at home}) and asked them. Apart from 'Ummm, just cause' those were the two most common responses I got.
  8. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    IMHO - it has nothing to do with RSA and more to do with margins and stock levels held in the general warehouse that 1st choice and Dans source from.
  9. dgilks

    dgilks Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    There is also the fact that you would get cheeky bastards like me buying 4 of the cheapest possible beer and 2 magnums of Duvel just to get the 20%.
  10. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    The same applies for 20% of wine deals for say 4 bottles or more - buy 3 cleanskins for 5 dollars each and then get 20% of a bottle of Moet.

    The system works for whatever quantity of the premium purchase you buy as the 20% has already been factored into the without discounted price so the bottle shop will still make GP on the sale.
  11. heygeebee

    heygeebee Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    hmmmm -methinks I am gonna start having chats with staff at these stores when I am there..... there has to be some hidden reason.

    Most obvious one I can think is it used to be 'free size' in 1st Choice..... until ........ Ambassador hit the shelves briefly. I can maybe understand the idea of protecting price on that.

    All other arguments on here tho agree that beer price = wine price in terms of all things financial and markup on bottle size...
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  12. Lukie

    Lukie Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    I would imagine it is some stupid "responsible service" when it comes to woolworths.

    Cause it's totally okay to sell 15 litres of wine for 30 bucks, but not okay to sell 500ml bottles of beer. Dear, sir, no.
  13. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

  14. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    There is also the argument, and I don't know the ins and outs of the arrangements for the stocking of beers such as chimay at dans or 1st choice, but I would have a guess that these sort of beers are 'direct'.

    And when I say direct it means the actual store orders from the brewery or whoever has distribution rights in Australia and it comes to the store through a courier - those beers don't necessarily come at that cheap a price compared to say if it comes from Dan's or 1st choice's warehouse, so it would stand to reason that they might be excluded from any 20% deal.

    In saying that, and I did go to Dans tonight, they had 10% off for a mixed 6 pack; that is a much more reasonable discount for the stores to allow for their 'direct beers' rather than 20%.
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