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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby BigBob » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:32 am

Ukie wrote:Okay those that have the advent box:

What are you going to do once all the beers are gone?

1) return the whole thing to TBS

2) return the empties by themselves and recycle the box

3) return the empties and keep the box and make up your own for next year

4) ditto #3 and regift the box next year

Lastly would you buy again next year?

Mine was a gift so sure hit me again!


I will do the same as the others. Because it happened to me and not to you there may be some amusement to find in my story. The very first bottle I pulled was empty! Not even a cap. There was no dried beer scent so clearly there never was any beer in the bottle. I have been in touch with my LCBO contact but odds are I am not going to haul that big thing anywhere for a refund or similar. Let's call it "experience".
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby skaghevn » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:46 pm

Oude Beersel Oud Kriek & Geuze are both back in stock.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby spinrsx » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:34 pm

Keep6 just formally announced that Cascade is coming to ontario soon.. assume it will be online only.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby biegaman » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:08 pm

spinrsx wrote:Keep6 just formally announced that Cascade is coming to ontario soon.. assume it will be online only.

Or at Birreria Volo only.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:48 pm

biegaman wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Keep6 just formally announced that Cascade is coming to ontario soon.. assume it will be online only.

Or at Birreria Volo only.


That would be crap if it was available there only. But it is how they keep many imports "exclusive" and high-priced....by greatly limiting the distribution.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Napalm Frog » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:43 pm

When I had Cascade in NYC, it was ridiculous. Half the serving size at double the price. Really curious to see what TO prices are.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby DeMarco » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:01 am

El Pinguino wrote:
biegaman wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Keep6 just formally announced that Cascade is coming to ontario soon.. assume it will be online only.

Or at Birreria Volo only.


That would be crap if it was available there only. But it is how they keep many imports "exclusive" and high-priced....by greatly limiting the distribution.


It will be online and by the case only.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby skootles » Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:25 pm

Napalm Frog wrote:When I had Cascade in NYC, it was ridiculous. Half the serving size at double the price. Really curious to see what TO prices are.

Likely from $60-$80 a bottle. I love Cascade but I was already hurting when I paid $45 a bottle last time.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Kish84 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:25 pm

I really hate that the only payment method allowed is credit on the LCBO website.

I've tried using my Visa Debit, but to no avail. It's the only website that doesn't accept my card.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby El Pinguino » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:21 pm

Kish84 wrote:I really hate that the only payment method allowed is credit on the LCBO website.

I've tried using my Visa Debit, but to no avail. It's the only website that doesn't accept my card.


On the flip side....i hate that some breweries like GLB do not accept AMEX....they'll make more money if I buy direct than if I buy at the LCBO. If Bellwoods ever distributes to lcbo with their new facilities up and running...I'll buy much less direct from them too.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby portwood » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:20 pm

El Pinguino wrote:....they'll make more money if I buy direct than if I buy at the LCBO.

I don't believe this is true.
The way AGCO/LCBO rules work I believe breweries (& distilleries) have to pay up to the gov most (if not all) of the "dividend" LCBO would have made had the product been sold at the bo's stores.

Remember ... alcohol is not normal retail.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby El Pinguino » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:08 am

portwood wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:....they'll make more money if I buy direct than if I buy at the LCBO.

I don't believe this is true.
The way AGCO/LCBO rules work I believe breweries (& distilleries) have to pay up to the gov most (if not all) of the "dividend" LCBO would have made had the product been sold at the bo's stores.

Remember ... alcohol is not normal retail.


So then thee should be zero reason why GLB doesn't accept AMEX at their retail with that logic.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Craig » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:43 am

El Pinguino wrote:
portwood wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:....they'll make more money if I buy direct than if I buy at the LCBO.

I don't believe this is true.
The way AGCO/LCBO rules work I believe breweries (& distilleries) have to pay up to the gov most (if not all) of the "dividend" LCBO would have made had the product been sold at the bo's stores.

Remember ... alcohol is not normal retail.


So then thee should be zero reason why GLB doesn't accept AMEX at their retail with that logic.


I must be missing something. Why would them having to pay a portion of their sales to the government mean they don't care if they get gouged by AMEX too?
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Napalm Frog » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:58 am

AMEX/Discover take around 50% more from a retailer than VISA/MasterCard does. I'm wondering if that overhead is absorbed by the brewery, or the LCBO (which I doubt).
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby matt7215 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:10 am

Craig wrote: gouged by AMEX too?


AMEX is a very expensive card to accept, which is why we dont accept payment via AMEX
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