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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2013, 12:31:15 PM »
I actually really enjoy Rogue's 7oz beers. That seemed like a good size for a big beer, for me. I don't think they were very popular though.
I bottle part of a batch of my RIS in 7oz bottles for my wife. She usually doesn't want a full 12oz of something big.
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« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2013, 12:39:47 PM »
One thing you guys are missing is that smaller bottles have less beer in them.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2013, 02:12:55 PM »
One thing you guys are missing is that smaller bottles have less beer in them.

I did the math and this checks out.
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« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2013, 08:11:31 PM »
One thing you guys are missing is that smaller bottles have less beer in them.

I did the math and this checks out.

Whew. Thought I rolled the dice on that one. Thanks for the confirmation.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2013, 04:58:47 AM »
I don't even know what the argument is about anymore, but that's fine. I paid for 10 minutes.

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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2013, 08:59:46 PM »
 

Joe, I am not sure I can help you. You are very confused. Buying one 12 ounce bottle is not even close to the same thing as buying a six pack.  I am talking about buying ONE 12 ounce bottle of beer vs ONE 22 ounce bottle of beer.  NOT six packs, twelve packs or even cases of 12 ounce beers. JUST ONE BEER.

But that's EXACTLY what the original post is about.  With pictures.

I can buy single bottles, just like Sean is saying, in a make-your-own six pack deal.  I've not checked those prices but if it makes you happy, I will do so and post back.

I honestly can't figure out what your trying to say, but simply repeating it doesn't prove your point.  Give some examples.  Arguments backed by evidence are much stronger.
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I'm glad you posted this, it all makes sense now. There is the picture, and the article you reference is mostly about the picture.  Which is weird cause that's what I posted about. You seem to have interpreted the article and picture to be about six packs and bombers.  I took the article and picture to mostly be about 1 twelve ounce purchase and a bomber. You also interpret my attempt to clarify my statement to you, as repeating my statement, this is not the case. I post the picture and reference the article on your advice that an argument should be backed by evidence.
 Sean has stated his brewery does in fact sell 12 ounce take out beers for a better deal than a bomber. So I have been proven wrong. I have never encountered such a brewery but know now that they exist. You need not run down to Goose Island and find another example-but it'd be a good excuse ;). Sorry for all the confusion.....

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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2013, 09:38:05 AM »
One thing you guys are missing is that smaller bottles have less beer in them.

I did the math and this checks out.

I'll check this out and report back with results. ;)
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2013, 09:55:29 AM »
Sorry for all the confusion.....

I think I get you now.  At the risk of beating a dead horse, though, for me it's all about the cost per ounce in the typical packaging in which I would buy the beer. 

I don't buy a lot of singles, but I buy a lot of beer that comes in four packs.  Used to be, a bomber of Unibroue was around $6.99 maybe little less.  That was a pretty fair price compared to the four packs which are around $10.99.  These days, the bombers are $9.99 or more and the four pack has stayed the same.  So, for me and my buying decision, the bomber is not such a good deal.

I can see your point about comparing single packaging, though, as the four pack is not a single (obviously). 

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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2013, 10:14:22 AM »
+1 to cost/oz.  I think I did a little price research the last game I saw @ Wrigley (ok a lot)!
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« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2013, 05:41:31 AM »
Talking to my distributor and he shed some light on this for me. Bombers are more expensive because they are harder to move and retailers by fewer cases of bombers so to put them on the store shelf to make money the price has to be higher as opposed to six packs as this is why: When you buy a case of six packs you only need to sell to 4 customers. There's 4 six packs in a case. The cases disappear a lot faster. When you buy a case of bombers most people only buy 1 bomber out of the case so you have to have 12 customers as opposed to 4. IN extreme circumstances you can have people buy 2 bombers and reduce it to 6 purchases but just as often you have people buy 2 six packs so .... you get the idea.

Anyway, when it was explained like this to me it made perfect sense. We will be moving to six packs this summer but only putting our flag ship beers in sixers and higher gravity specialties and seasonals in bombers, basically it would not make financial sense at this point to put flagship beers in bombers.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2013, 02:00:12 PM »
So they are more expensive so the distributor can be assured of making money...gotcha...thank goodness that 3-tier distribution system is in effect!  ;)
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2013, 03:50:44 PM »
Socks packs move faster

I like it when you get three different patterns in the same package. Like with boxers.
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« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2013, 03:51:25 PM »
Damnit, I tried to delete that and retype!!!
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