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Postby FEUO » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:49 pm

cfrancis wrote:

I wouldn't do this... yet. What I've done, twice now, is ask for the manager. Explain that you understand putting items aside but that they've been put aside for X days and that you're ready to buy now. Unless there is a future pickup date, they will sell it to you.


+1 I played it this way. Even gave my name and number and said when you are fed up waiting, give me a call. I had beer within two days.

Well played.
Congrats on a sweet haul.
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:36 pm

LCBO slashed prices on a bunch of seasonal beers today. Lots of bargains to be had if there is stock in your local lcbo.

most are $2 off, but there are a few really good deals like this one:

http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintag ... ber=207084

this is decent too: http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintag ... mber=84889

and I'd buy this at 85c off: http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintag ... e=Vintages

also:

Southern Tier Warlock (650 mL bottle) is $1.75 cheaper
Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale (750 mL bottle) is $1.50 cheaper
Schneider Tapx Porter (750 mL bottle) is $2.00 cheaper
Calabaza Blanca Artisan (750 mL bottle) is $1.55 cheaper
and more..

interesting to see the lcbo using some common intelligent retail practices. Normally stuff just hangs around gathering dust at regular price here at the Ottawa lcbo's.
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Postby toweringpine » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:13 pm

Midtfyns Imperial Stout

There were cases of these on Friday at Crossroads. Big sale sign saying they were $3 off. I tried one. Nice flavour up front but a weird metallic bite to the end of the sip. I don't regret putting a couple other bottles back to get this instead but I won't get another.
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:26 pm

shows online at regular price

http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintag ... e=Vintages

shouldn't everyone in Ontario get the same discount?

toweringpine wrote:Midtfyns Imperial Stout

There were cases of these on Friday at Crossroads. Big sale sign saying they were $3 off. I tried one. Nice flavour up front but a weird metallic bite to the end of the sip. I don't regret putting a couple other bottles back to get this instead but I won't get another.
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Postby toweringpine » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:13 pm

spinrsx wrote:shows online at regular price

http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintag ... e=Vintages

shouldn't everyone in Ontario get the same discount?

toweringpine wrote:Midtfyns Imperial Stout

There were cases of these on Friday at Crossroads. Big sale sign saying they were $3 off. I tried one. Nice flavour up front but a weird metallic bite to the end of the sip. I don't regret putting a couple other bottles back to get this instead but I won't get another.


They were $3 off from the original price of $9.50. The web info is accurate but just doesn't mention that it is a discounted price.
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Postby toweringpine » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:13 pm

spinrsx wrote:shows online at regular price

http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintag ... e=Vintages

shouldn't everyone in Ontario get the same discount?

toweringpine wrote:Midtfyns Imperial Stout

There were cases of these on Friday at Crossroads. Big sale sign saying they were $3 off. I tried one. Nice flavour up front but a weird metallic bite to the end of the sip. I don't regret putting a couple other bottles back to get this instead but I won't get another.


They were $3 off from the original price of $9.50. The web info is accurate but just doesn't mention that it is a discounted price.
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:30 pm

No way that beer was $9+ originally
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Postby toweringpine » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:23 pm

spinrsx wrote:No way that beer was $9+ originally


I could have been mistaken but I really don't think so. I will not likely have a chance to go back until Friday night but if the display is still there I will snap a picture. Every other retail business does this all the time but it just doesn't feel right that the LCBO would artificially raise a price so they could appear to put the item on sale. If anyone else is at Crossroads this week maybe they could take a look. This wasn't with the beer, it was closer to the vintages section.
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:26 pm

the original price is still listed in the Autumn release thread:

376442 / Midtfyns Bryghus Imperial Stout / 500ml / $6.50
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Postby toweringpine » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:53 pm

The display is still there and priced just as I described. I took a picture but have no idea how to post it here. If anyone really wants to see it I could maybe figure out how to tweet it. [/img]
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Postby toweringpine » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:18 pm

I used the live chat function on the LCBO website a couple weeks back to ask about this. I was contacted back by no less than three different people and finally yesterday by the store manager. Apparently they made a mistake and confused this with another product. The original sign has been replaced with a new one showing a price of $5.20. One thing with our booze sellers in Ontario, they take feedback from us seriously even if their wheels turn fairly slowly. Their explanations seemed a bit hard to believe and the idea that they were unaware of it ( I asked at the store on two occasions and even spoke with the assistant manager ) was entirely implausible but none the less they say they have corrected it. I haven't been there to confirm.

I don't think I will buy another even at the reduced price but it may interest someone else.
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Postby Kekumba » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:21 pm

Finally saw Lone Pine cans in Ottawa. Hunt Club/Merivale. That's gotta be the best LCBO in Ottawa now (with Innes/Tenth I suppose, never been there though), no? They've been getting everything I can think of for months now and in large quantities. Significantly different than even just a year ago.
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:28 pm

any idea what the can date on the lone pine was? Was thinking of heading over there if theyre fresh..

Kekumba wrote:Finally saw Lone Pine cans in Ottawa. Hunt Club/Merivale. That's gotta be the best LCBO in Ottawa now (with Innes/Tenth I suppose, never been there though), no? They've been getting everything I can think of for months now and in large quantities. Significantly different than even just a year ago.
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Postby Kekumba » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:15 pm

February 2nd.
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:18 pm

not bad, thanks

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