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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2013, 01:45:46 PM »
I've had two of these "beer of the month club" things over the years.  One was delivered by DHL, in which the driver checked ID.  The other, just UPS left on my porch. 





+1.  One of the clubs I was in just left it on the front porch every single time.

Yeah, it really ends up being the drivers whim. All the clubs I have looked at clearly state that their must be someone of age to sign for the package when it's delivered. I never was and always got my package.

I had a very expensive piece of electronics delivered once a few years back that was clearly labeled "Adult Signature Required".  I got home and there it was sitting on my front step.  I called UPS to find out who signed for it?  They looked it up and told me the name and all I could do was ask "Who is that?".  It took them awhile to admit that it was the driver who didn't want lug it back to the truck.  He was an adult after all.   ???

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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2013, 01:50:36 PM »
Adult electronic device? This thread took a turn!

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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2013, 01:55:09 PM »
Adult electronic device? This thread took a turn!

That would be quite a device.  It was more like a $7000 file server for a high school I was helping out with their LAN upgrade. 

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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2013, 01:56:36 PM »
Frankly I'm surprised the law of supply/demand haven't kicked it. Sounds like the brewer isn't charging enough out the door.

Victim may be the wrong word but it is a pain in the ass to try and get some.  I don't feel like I have a right to it.  If I really want it, I'll go and wait in line for it (or send my brother who lives in that area :) )

John and Jen have gone to great lengths to make sure the retailers keep in line with the prices they set.  $75 for a case of 16oz cans of Heady Topper.  The demand is there for them to sell it at $100 or more for  a case, but they don't gouge their fans like that.  They just want people to drink good beer.

At $75 a case it had better be liquid nirvana. ;)  Just sayin'!
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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2013, 02:07:49 PM »
At $75 a case it had better be liquid nirvana. ;)  Just sayin'!

$75 / 24 cans = $3.12 / 16 oz can for an Imperial IPA.  Pretty good deal.  And yes, it is liquid nirvana  ;)
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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2013, 04:52:02 PM »
Her approach was wrong.  She should have been selling collectable containers that happen to still contain beer.  Come on people!   8)

That certainly works for small sales that fly under the radar. Bought a bottle of 1986 Thomas Hardy on eBay a couple of years ago under this premise. Too bad it was vinegar. And of course I had no recourse since I was only buying a collectible bottle, even though the seller claimed that it was stored under proper cellar conditions for the last 25 years.

Honestly, I'm a bit surprised that this didn't come up last year with the Westy XII release.
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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2013, 11:24:52 PM »
As to the offender. .. if I were the judge the fine would be how ever much the license is that she was supposed to have.
That's not much of a deterrent.
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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2013, 12:02:59 AM »
Years ago I hauled highway stripe paint to Montana. Got all the way thru Idaho and the Montana weigh station wrote me a ticket for Idaho, for not having a hazmat permit. Keep in mind it was Montana's paint... anyway the ticket was huge. On my way back I stopped at the Idaho court. Judge found me guilty and reduced the fine to the amount of the permit. Like $10.

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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2013, 03:34:08 AM »
Dang revenoors want their taxes!
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Re: Burlington woman charged with selling beer online
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2013, 08:08:15 AM »
I paid a little bit more than $250 a case for Heady when I got a case for a hop-related party a few years ago. Then again, I'm not anywhere near Vermont.
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