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Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by bman_85, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. jriggins6

    jriggins6 Disciple (366) May 18, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I have had 2... Both at the same Whole Foods. Bought a Older Viscosity and it rang up $3.99. I asked if that is the correct price and she said yes. So I went back and grabbed 6 more. On the other occasion saw they had gotten some CBS and grabbed one and it rang up $7.99, went back and grabbed the last 3 bottles. I asked... She answered... I bought!!!
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  2. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    If you get a good deal on an item that is trading big go for it ..
    add some extras and do the trade
  3. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Actually most people on BA give stores shit for overcharging on beers. What you did was essentially the same as the stores that overcharge. It is dishonest to buy something when you know the price is absurdly under priced without it explicitly being on sale or you notifying them.
  4. thedarkestlord

    thedarkestlord Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Illinois

    When bourbon county cherry was released I went to the local woodmans and they had three left, I asked the guy for all three, two night stalkers, and a bottle of balvenie 18. He rang it all up and I paid. When I got home and looked at the reciept, I came to find out he only charged me 8.99/each for the night stalkers AND the cherries.

    When I went back next time, I let the regular guy know what happened and he said "it was my lucky day" and there was nothing he could do.
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  5. bman_85

    bman_85 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2012 Wisconsin

    so i am supposed to let them know when they are under on the price? Is there a certain price point ($16,$17,$18...) at which it would have been morally ok to purchase the beer or would i be obligated to tell them the price that others charge for it and pay that?

    the beer wouldn't scan so it was not in their system which means they probably never ordered it. For all i know it got lost in the shuffle when they delivered the beer and the store i bought it from didn't even pay for it and it is 100% profit for them. And further more, knowing they sold some the night before, when my wife went back they set the price at 8.99. Who knows how they came up with that price but if they would have paid for the case they would have never set it at that price. Or they got it for really cheap and added their standard markup to make it 8.99 in which case me paying 4.99 for the first 2 didn't hurt them too badly.

    never intended for this to turn into a analysis of peoples moral compass.

    moving on....
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  6. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (372) Feb 25, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    So if the beer guy is stupid it's wrong to buy it, but if he's really stupid it's ok? Him coming back and confirming the obvious wrong price makes it ok?

    So you're just a little more ethical than the OP? Wouldn't the actual ethical thing to do would be to say, "Hey, these easily go for $20 everywhere else, you most likely paid way more than $4.99 for this wholesale, let me pay you what they're worth."?
  7. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    I always try to stop other people from buying mispriced items as well. In fact I just camp out in front of said item.
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