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Stores messing up prices to your benefit.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jwheeler87, Mar 1, 2013.

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  1. bnuno

    bnuno Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 California
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    this is a large chain store so i guess thats why i never point it out to them. if it was a mom and pop store i would probably point it out. not to say thats right but thats how i justify it! lol
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  2. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (40) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    From the sound of this thread, stores need to train their employees to monitor their POS customers. :wink:
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    That's not wrong at all, if they have UJ as an option go for it.

    Where I would have a problem is if they are trying to move product that is closing in on its best by date and that is why they are in the mix six section and you go grab fresh stuff out of other six packs and toss it in your mix six pack. (others have said this may be the reason they are willing to take a loss but you can't be sure unless you check dates).
  4. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Yup agree 100%
  5. megamass

    megamass Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2008 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    $6.99 so came out to $3.50 each not bad
  6. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,014) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Yeah- that was a distributor mistake, not the stores; they were just adding their usual markup. I kept on seeing them sit there like that for a month before they were all gone. Probably picked up 4-5 myself in total over the course of that time.
  7. Finn18

    Finn18 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Georgia

    Liquor store down the street from me was trying to get rid of some of his stock, and had 4 packs of the Sam Adams imperial series for $4.99. I got the Stout, White, and Wee Heavy. Got what I paid for with the last two, but the stouts are still fresh and drinkable!

    Also, not beer, but the same guy had a 5L box of cheap Chardonnay for $4.99... that's about 1/3 the price of Franzia. Different store (my old work) accidentally marked 1.75L bottles of Captain Morgan from $25.99 to $15.99.
  8. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Ah yes, another honest soul in need of personal justification. Stick it to the man. That'll never roll back around on ya.
  9. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    I would bet the reason they were in the pick six was because someone had already made one a five pack by jacking one for thier mix six. When somebody does this, theres really nothing else to do with the five beers except try to get some money back on them on the pick six.

    Anyway I got a a Mikkeller red and white christmas for 4.99 in January.
  10. bnuno

    bnuno Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I bet that is exactly what happens, i know i have bought a few sixers of UJ and when i got home realized someone replaced a few of them with Pale 31 which is much cheaper. Hate when that happens!
  11. bnuno

    bnuno Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    haha, good point
  12. Seanvino

    Seanvino Aspirant (248) Jan 5, 2009 California

    A small chain of grocery stores use to put 6 packs of Sierra Nevada on sale for $6.99 each for the Super Bowl. Now the Pale, Porter & Stout were regularly $8.99 while Bigfoot was $10.99 but was included in the sale. I asked the clerk stocking the cooler if Bigfoot was suppose to be on sale too. He replied "yes, crazy huh!" or something like that. They did two years in a row but are now out of business:slight_frown:
  13. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    $2.99 Bombers of Great Divide Yeti at Fresh Market. Fresh Market opened up in this shopping center where there has been a privately owned bottle shop for years, really the only one in the area. Fresh Market had signed a no compete clause and tried to get the bottle shop kicked out, so I had no problem purchasing these from those bastards. It was priced at $2.99 for over a year I think, though they were usually out of stock. I'm not sure what the final word was, but right now the bottle shop is still there.
  14. HKUSPC40

    HKUSPC40 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Washington

    Reported. :slight_smile:
  15. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (632) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    So you stole the Cantillon basically? Thats a real DICK move. You knew the price but neglected to tell them you put the expensive beer in a cheaper 4 pack holder. Where do you work so I can come rip you off.

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  16. t_shaw

    t_shaw Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2013 North Carolina
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    FBS for 4.99 a four pack just popped up down the street from me. needless to say itll keep me occupied til KBS
  17. kpacedo

    kpacedo Initiate (99) Nov 24, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Are people seriously paying $13 for a 6 pack of union jack?
  18. RedneckBeerz

    RedneckBeerz Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    Walked into my Total Whine yesterday (3-1-2013) and asked the guy behind the counter if they had any special brews (they always keep the limited stuff behind the counter) and he walked me over to 2 cases of Founder's Breakfast Stout (thinin to myself WTF this isn't a special release) and he says "$4.29 a 4 pack" . Me thinky to mineself "is this dude crazy??". He said "yeah we are closing it out". Me says "load em up pardner", and so it is/was/were. Cheers !!
  19. craigo19

    craigo19 Disciple (330) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan
    Supporter Beer Trader

    After hearing all of these stories makes me think that my 12 pack of Ruthless Rye for $11.19 at Kroger is not much of a bargain. Oh well, I patronize bottle shops where the staff know the prices and products, so it's a good trade off.
  20. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    At this very moment I can go to my local shop and get a 4 pack of Sixpoint 3beans for $4.99. One of the guys that I'm friendly with there tipped me off when he came across the price tag. He told his boss about it and he said, "No, that's not a mistake, that's what we're selling it for. Huh? Oh, okay!
  21. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    When Oskar Blues hit Ohio there were a couple of places selling Ten Fidy for the price of Old Chub, $8.99. Honestly, as good as it is 4 cans for $13.99...I realize I've paid more for a 4 pack of bottles BUT it would be nice to have the Ten Fidy in a tall boy like the Dale's for $13.99. It was nice to get Ten Fidy in a growler when it was 1st hitting the shelves...that growler spoiled me for sure stuff was pretty damn epic.
  22. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (213) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
    price + tax = $8.79
    pay with a $10
    receive $8.79 in change

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  23. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    When DFH worldwide stout first hit the stores here, I picked up a bottle at the supermarket to try. The price was $2.99. I did not argue because I never saw it before. Damn, I should have bought it all. What a deal!!!
  24. TheFightfan1

    TheFightfan1 Meyvn (1,242) Dec 3, 2008 Pennsylvania

    A couple of years ago I bought a case of 90min and paid for a 60min. All and all a saving of around $20.
  25. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Me too (as I'm walking out the door with it)...
  26. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    At the store I work at, there were 6 packs of Flying Dog Double Dog for $8.99. I pointed it out to my manager AFTER buying a 6 for myself (I get it at 7.49 anyways).

    the next day the 6 packs were $9.99. Still WAY below what they they should be selling at.

    So if anyone wants some 11.5% 6 packs at $9.99, stop in!
  27. Jadjunk

    Jadjunk Meyvn (1,441) Dec 6, 2009 Georgia

    A certain grocery franchise in my area doesn't think to ever change their price tags on SweetWater's winter seasonals, so I usually get two packs each of Festive Ale and Happy Ending for about $8.49. This is also the same store that got some vintage La Folie and sold it to me for $2.99 a bottle due to a sku error.
  28. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 South Carolina

    Always point it out. If they correct it--you did the right thing and it demonstrates that you value the business more than a couple of bucks. If they don't, you still did the right thing and get a deal. Your local beer guy WILL remember the next time you go in. Although I rarely frequent them, a big store will almost never correct it because it isn't worth their time.
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  29. dmeadows

    dmeadows Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2002 New York

    I love the honesty and integrity in this thread. And people wonder why they they don't get the KBS when it comes in. Karma, baby. Karma.
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  30. Spleeb

    Spleeb Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Found some Older Viscosity for $6.49next to some bottles of Old Viscosity at $8.99.
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  31. bnuno

    bnuno Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Yes. Where I am it's only found in a few spots and is usually $11-13. Even at bevmo. I won't buy it a lot but will treat myself every now and then.
  32. MadDogMD

    MadDogMD Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 Arizona

    A couple years ago, Total Wine had St. Bernardus Christmas marked for $2.99 for a couple days. I think between me & my 3 friends, a few cases were had. It was changed soon thereafter.
  33. Newbiebeer

    Newbiebeer Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Connecticut

    DFH world wide stout for $1.50 a bottle. New cashier..hallelujah!
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  34. allouez86

    allouez86 Initiate (197) Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

    Friend of mine got two bottles of 3F Golden blend for $10 each. I've seen it at many stores in three different states, never for less than $25.
  35. brawleys

    brawleys Initiate (0) May 7, 2004 North Carolina

    As a very small retail store owner i cannot tell you how much we apreciate it when a customer points out a grossly mispriced item. We all make mistakes, high and low. Those dollars matter alot and are how me and others like me feed our families. Thanks to ya'll. Its what BA's typically do and its good karma.
  36. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,020) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Bought a bottle of Stone Vertical Epic 06.06.06 the other day for $8.50
  37. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 California

    On 2 different occasions I found a store that had put the Russian River Damnation 23 at the same price as regular Damnation. I had a great time buying Damnation 23 for $4.50 a bottle and stocking up.
    dianimal likes this.
  38. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (1,505) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Found several bottles of oak-aged La Trappe Quad for $4.99 each. I had seen it two other places for at least $15 a bottle. I brought it to the owner's attention, but he wasn't concerned (apparently, even at that price they weren't moving). Of course I bought one.
  39. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    I try to be honest, especially with places/breweries I like. I was at Three Floyds yesterday and they charged me for 4 beers when I was buying 5, but since they rock, I was happy to speak up.
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  40. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I've reported wrong prices before at a grocery store and they usually don't even bother to change them
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