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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:19 am
by IPA_Lover
Apparently Queen and Coxwell is a NO GO now as well if you didn't already grab a ticket. They only had 36 cases.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:22 am
by cfrancis
Actatu wrote:For shame to all those who have bought multiple packs, either through paying off others, or purchasing on different days. I've seen too much of this; it robs others of the opportunity to actually experience this, and all for the sake of greed (from jacked up selling on Ebay, or aging bottles upon bottles).


I have no problems with people waiting in multiple lines and getting multiple packs. The only way the LCBO could have done this better is have all the releases on the same day.

Some fool wants to wake up and get in line in the wee hours of the morning on multiple days to get a beer. More power to them.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:23 am
by lister
So since I will be getting the second box for my friend and won't be splitting up the one I have with him, I have been authorized by my girlfriend (she's primarily drinking the Westys) that I can trade a glass and two bottles for something. I originally had a deal with tuqueboy for a trade but he's got his own box now.

I'm not looking to make out like a bandit or anything, I just want something interesting that we haven't had before and likely not to get, that would be a fair trade and would help out a fellow Bartoweller. No IPAs, double IPAs, barleywines or Belgian stuff (aside from Cantillon.) I live and work in downtown Toronto. PM me with any trade offers.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:25 am
by IPA_Lover
cfrancis wrote:
Actatu wrote:For shame to all those who have bought multiple packs, either through paying off others, or purchasing on different days. I've seen too much of this; it robs others of the opportunity to actually experience this, and all for the sake of greed (from jacked up selling on Ebay, or aging bottles upon bottles).


I have no problems with people waiting in multiple lines and getting multiple packs. The only way the LCBO could have done this better is have all the releases on the same day.

Some fool wants to wake up and get in line in the wee hours of the morning on multiple days to get a beer. More power to them.


Agreed, having all the releases on the same day would've been ideal.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:31 am
by Swordsman
IPA_Lover wrote:
Swordsman wrote:My wife just missed out by about 20 people at the store in Liberty Village


So no chance at Lib Village? My wife is on the way there too. :)


IPA Lover- We've got a couple of great wives for sure!

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:39 am
by JeffPorter
cfrancis wrote:
Some fool wants to wake up and get in line in the wee hours of the morning on multiple days to get a beer. More power to them.


Got that right - maybe I'm just getting old, but after yesterday I couldn't imagine doing that again, for a beer that I already bought.

Westy 8 one day and 12 the next? Maybe. :P

(no -probably not even that)

No problem with people getting two packs for themselves on two different days - They aren't the real scoundrels buying 7 or 8 and selling on ebay.

My only hope for those folks is that 1) they don't like beer 2) they can't find any buyers to take it.

I doubt either of those would be true though.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:44 am
by IPA_Lover

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:49 am
by Gedge
If you showed up at RBC after 6:15 this morning you were outta luck. Shocked at how many people without tickets stayed in line after the 40 available were handed out at 8 a.m.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:50 am
by kinguy
Got a friend in line for me at Kingston. She got there at 8:15 and was 15th in line. They're supposed to have 60 cases. Line continues to grow.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:01 am
by lister
Gedge wrote:If you showed up at RBC after 6:15 this morning you were outta luck. Shocked at how many people without tickets stayed in line after the 40 available were handed out at 8 a.m.


Fuck, glad I left. I figured RBC wouldn't have that many available.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:08 am
by lister
I've accepted a trade offer so no more PMs. Thanks.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:12 am
by jrenihan
RBC was actually 38- I assume the other two were purchased by staff. I assume the fact that you get to wait indoors contributed to the insanely early line.
Ren

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:32 am
by MaltyTasker
Hello bartowel, long-time lurker first-time poster after a long, long wait for activation. Been reading this thread to my entertainment (since my anxiety level diminished having procured my brick at Queens Quay on Wednesday).

Despite the phenomenal errors in judgement regarding demand, distribution (uncoordinated releases, unknown dates/not forthcoming, lack of lottery), the buck passing from call-the-office to call-the-stores, I have to say something here that I think has been underemphasized:

Us beer geeks (and trend-hoppers) aren't the only ones who have been put out by this. There were many LCBO employees with grins and cordial assistance, answering hundreds of phone calls, and arriving at work many hours early braving the cold and lack of information for them as well. The vast majority of them were simply EXCELLENT. One (despite telling me to call back) was remarkably rude - obviously annoyed at the head office, but pissy to customers - though the majority have done the best they can in a difficult situation.

One store manager at a tiny rural LCBO near my home tried her hardest to get me a special order, and when it didn't happen (though we had never met) she offered to have her son stand in line and procure me a case (an offer I couldn't in good faith accept). I called her yesterday to inform her I'd gotten one and to thank her for all of her efforts on my behalf - fruitless though they may have been. She sounded about as thrilled as I was and genuinely shared in my appreciation. That is truly above and beyond the call of duty!

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:33 am
by dwt
Guelph report - Got the Stone Rd LCBO at 6:10 am this morning. Was #13 in line, first one there at 3am. They rec'd 36, no breakage. line was full by about 7:30, about 20 extra people stuck around until 9:45 when the numbers were handed out, despite being told on numerous occasions by LCBO staffers that there were indeed only 36.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:35 am
by MaltyTasker
And... it's all, officially gone! http://hellolcbo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1399