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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby portwood » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:50 pm

bradb wrote:Ahhhhh, on one hand, D'Ete is on my wish list... On the other hand, case of 24...

I don't understand how they will sell singles of so many beers, yet others, only by-the-case :-?
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Lukie » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:00 pm

Why is oxbow crossfade $17.60 a bottle?
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Lukie wrote:Why is oxbow crossfade $17.60 a bottle?


I've had it and it's delicious. But it's worth half that.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Keep6 Imports » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:29 pm

portwood wrote:
bradb wrote:Ahhhhh, on one hand, D'Ete is on my wish list... On the other hand, case of 24...

I don't understand how they will sell singles of so many beers, yet others, only by-the-case :-?


All products which are brought in through LCBO Specialty Services (online exclusives) can only be sold by the case. The warehouse does not have a system in place for breaking down cases and selling individual bottles. Single bottle formats you see online are products which are LCBO retail store listings being shipped out of Cooper St. Our agency is actively trying to convince the LCBO to change this policy and allow online exclusives to be sold by the individual bottle.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Keep6 Imports » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:31 pm

Lukie wrote:Why is oxbow crossfade $17.60 a bottle?


The cost of crossfade at the brewery retail store is $12.50 / per bottle USD.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Masterplan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:39 am

Keep6 Imports wrote:
portwood wrote:
bradb wrote:Ahhhhh, on one hand, D'Ete is on my wish list... On the other hand, case of 24...

I don't understand how they will sell singles of so many beers, yet others, only by-the-case :-?


All products which are brought in through LCBO Specialty Services (online exclusives) can only be sold by the case. The warehouse does not have a system in place for breaking down cases and selling individual bottles. Single bottle formats you see online are products which are LCBO retail store listings being shipped out of Cooper St. Our agency is actively trying to convince the LCBO to change this policy and allow online exclusives to be sold by the individual bottle.

Thanks, even by the 6-pack or 4-pack would entice me to buy more.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Kish84 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:22 am

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
Lukie wrote:Why is oxbow crossfade $17.60 a bottle?


I've had it and it's delicious. But it's worth half that.

And I'm pretty sure we both payed almost double!!
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Belgian » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:05 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
Lukie wrote:Why is oxbow crossfade $17.60 a bottle?

I've had it and it's delicious. But it's worth half that.

Definitely get a bottle if you haven't tried it, though I sort of agree.

And I understand there is real work and time investment behind crafting these subtle blended Farmhouse ales / Sours. They are no less work per ounce than many pricey wines so they may still be affordable for what they are. But in my view the bottled version of Bench Citra Grove was just better.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby distr0 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Keep6 Imports wrote:Our agency is actively trying to convince the LCBO to change this policy and allow online exclusives to be sold by the individual bottle.

Thank you!
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby portwood » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:08 pm

Keep6 Imports wrote:
portwood wrote:
bradb wrote:Ahhhhh, on one hand, D'Ete is on my wish list... On the other hand, case of 24...

I don't understand how they will sell singles of so many beers, yet others, only by-the-case :-?


All products which are brought in through LCBO Specialty Services (online exclusives) can only be sold by the case. The warehouse does not have a system in place for breaking down cases and selling individual bottles. Single bottle formats you see online are products which are LCBO retail store listings being shipped out of Cooper St. Our agency is actively trying to convince the LCBO to change this policy and allow online exclusives to be sold by the individual bottle.

It was more of a rhetorical question but thanks for the explanation, nonetheless.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby JeffPorter » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:27 pm

Keep6 Imports wrote:
Lukie wrote:Why is oxbow crossfade $17.60 a bottle?


The cost of crossfade at the brewery retail store is $12.50 / per bottle USD.



Not only that, I've seen it at some US stores for as high as 20. Expensive, yes, but it's definitely the best farmhouse I've ever had.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Charchuk » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:56 pm

distr0 wrote:
Keep6 Imports wrote:Our agency is actively trying to convince the LCBO to change this policy and allow online exclusives to be sold by the individual bottle.

Thank you!


I'm guessing there's quite a lot of motivation to get this done on their part (Keep6). The more things sold by the case, the higher the chance that some of that case will be returned. Especially if the beer costs a lot. And since each one of those returns gets poured out and charged back to the agency... well, that can't be good for business.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Kekumba » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:55 pm

Ordered a case of Solstice d'Ete and paid for shipping so we had it for the cottage this weekend. Box shows up wrapped in a bag with a Canada Post notice saying it's damaged. Two bottles broke. No big deal, but my god, the LCBO needs to step their packaging game up. They just took the 4 pk boxes and placed them in a larger box. And that's it. Nothing to cushion any of the bottles. Nothing. Been trading for 5 or so years now and never sent or received a broken bottle nor have I ever seen such an amateur pack job.
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby JaseWescott » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:15 pm

Keep6 Imports wrote:
portwood wrote:
bradb wrote:Ahhhhh, on one hand, D'Ete is on my wish list... On the other hand, case of 24...

I don't understand how they will sell singles of so many beers, yet others, only by-the-case :-?


All products which are brought in through LCBO Specialty Services (online exclusives) can only be sold by the case. The warehouse does not have a system in place for breaking down cases and selling individual bottles. Single bottle formats you see online are products which are LCBO retail store listings being shipped out of Cooper St. Our agency is actively trying to convince the LCBO to change this policy and allow online exclusives to be sold by the individual bottle.


Thank you :D

Kekumba wrote:Ordered a case of Solstice d'Ete and paid for shipping so we had it for the cottage this weekend. Box shows up wrapped in a bag with a Canada Post notice saying it's damaged. Two bottles broke. No big deal, but my god, the LCBO needs to step their packaging game up. They just took the 4 pk boxes and placed them in a larger box. And that's it. Nothing to cushion any of the bottles. Nothing. Been trading for 5 or so years now and never sent or received a broken bottle nor have I ever seen such an amateur pack job.


sorry about your broken bottles. I ordered a 4 pack of Aphrodisiaque and LCBO wrapped the whole thing in a sphere of bubble wrap and tape. I had to cut into it lol and it was 9 months old. you know.. LCBO Freshness :roll:
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Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Postby Belgian » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:28 pm

Our agency is actively trying to convince the LCBO to change this policy and allow online exclusives to be sold by the individual bottle.


I'd be all over that. This would be so much better than paying a bar $45-60 for a single bottle.

Though I doubt it's protectionism of bars. The LC are simply trogs.
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