« on: March 20, 2012, 07:35:48 AM »
You can buy just the spigot part. Keep the bucket and through the old spigot away.
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Please vote for Ron AND me!
And, that little dissertation does not mention the internet. The get a part of those $150.....
As an aside.....$150 a year? Heck, I spend that a month........in a quiet month!
No, it doesn't mention the Internet, but if you were to do both at the same time you'd have to account for the additional overhead. You'd have to buy packaging materials (boxes, peanuts, etc.) and have extra space to keep that stuff. You'd also have the costs of hosting the site, building the site, and maintaining the site. Although I haven't done a complete analysis of it, there is a concern that the extra costs required to get a few extra dollars might not be worth it.
I know it's apples-to-oranges, but I asked about production volume over on winepress.us (a site for amateur and small wineries), and I thought the response was interesting:
"My advice is to start small and let sales drive your future volume increases. Running out of wine and putting up a sign that says sold out is far better that putting up a sign that says "selling our wine cheap because it's not very good and we overproduced and can't sell it". Of course you're sign won't say that but this is modern America and customers are very perceptive. When a winery is constantly running promotions and sales there is a subtle message of desperation sent that devalues the brand. When you put up the sign that says sold out the underlying message is "this stuff is damn good and you should have gotten off your butt and bought some when it was available and next time you see it available you'd better buy a case before it's sold out again."
Who knows? Maybe if you're really marketing saavy you can turn ultra-low production into a selling point, and command a high price for you beer.
I've never tried tea, so I don't know if it is better. My statement was 60% convenience (my homebrew shop is 1 hour away, tea is in the pantry), 20% because I just don't like that most wine tannin is made from chestnut bark - not grapes, and 35% unjustified prejudice.
115%. You really must have some extra unjustified prejudice.