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Title: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: Jayborracho on December 15, 2020, 03:51:26 pm
Always wondered this, been weary of getting supplies off of Amazon, seems like anything on there is usually poorly constructed and not the right material, anyone have insight?
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: purduekenn on December 15, 2020, 05:06:42 pm
There stuff looks expensive to me and I've never ordered from them.
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: Kevin on December 16, 2020, 07:13:34 am
After looking at it I see that it is about 5 miles from where I grew up! Keep in mind that anyone with a product to sell can open up an Amazon store front but this has the look of a small LHBS attempting to gain an online presence through Amazon.
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: BrewNerd on August 10, 2021, 10:11:44 am
Any store front (digital or otherwise) that prominently features a Mr. Beer kit should be viewed with massive suspicion.
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: Bob357 on May 30, 2022, 07:46:01 am
Any store front (digital or otherwise) that prominently features a Mr. Beer kit should be viewed with massive suspicion.

Is there a valid reason behind this statement?

Mr. beer is a legitimate product that has been a prolific seller for many years. There is a definite market for the product line and there is profit to be made selling it. Businesses are there to make a profit, as evil as that might sound to those who don't understand basic economics.
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: fredthecat on May 30, 2022, 08:41:40 am
ive ordered a few things off amazon for homebrewing before, iodophor (on sale and cheaper than OHBS), hop spider (slightly cheaper than OHBS), and a 1gallon glass jug.

it generally is much more expensive for everything though. online homebrew shops do generally have a shipping cost, but imho they end up being way, way cheaper, and likely much fresher even with that included.
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: waltsmalt on May 30, 2022, 02:40:31 pm
I agree with FTC, I find some things easier to buy on Amazon.  More often than not, I'm better off at Midwest/Northern Brewer in Minnesota or online from MoreBeer or AIH. 
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: redrocker652002 on May 30, 2022, 10:29:38 pm
i bought a submersible wort chiller off amazon and am very happy with it so far.  Cannot say I have bought much more than that.  Austin Home Brew and Morebeer have been my go to.
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: Cliffs on May 31, 2022, 08:54:17 am
I always try and visit other retailers before amazon.
Title: Re: Is ‘The Homebrew Shop’ on Amazon legit?
Post by: KellerBrauer on June 01, 2022, 07:09:22 am
Any store front (digital or otherwise) that prominently features a Mr. Beer kit should be viewed with massive suspicion.

Is there a valid reason behind this statement?

Mr. beer is a legitimate product that has been a prolific seller for many years. There is a definite market for the product line and there is profit to be made selling it. Businesses are there to make a profit, as evil as that might sound to those who don't understand basic economics.

I have to agree with Bob.  Many of us got our start with Mr. Beer and I see no reason why it cannot be legitimately be sold on Amazon.  In fact, I have purchased Mr. Beer Root Beer mix on a few occasions and have been perfectly happy with the purchase.