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The LCBO has amazingly modern IT infrastructure. They're 1995 e-commerce best practices aligned.

It's probably my fault! I told them to keep on working on it until they get it right!

Meanwhile, will I get notified about my order before the deadline for paying expires? The clock is ticking and I don't hear no ringing...

It's just about 6pm and I still haven't heard anything about my order (nor has anyone else working in my office). But being Mr NiceGuy, I called into Vintages to make some modifications to my order and pay for it. But the computer froze while we were doing this. After waiting for a long time on hold, I was told that the freeze had something to do with trying to modify an allocated product. The problem can't be fixed until tomorrow and I was assured that my order won't get cancelled if I don't call back until Friday (I'm not available tomorrow!)

Like I said, there's no sense moving beyond the 1995 platform until they get that right!
 
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The LCBO has amazingly modern IT infrastructure. They're 1995 e-commerce best practices aligned.

It's probably my fault! I told them to keep on working on it until they get it right!

Meanwhile, will I get notified about my order before the deadline for paying expires? The clock is ticking and I don't hear no ringing...

It's just about 6pm and I still haven't heard anything about my order (nor has anyone else working in my office). But being Mr NiceGuy, I called into Vintages to make some modifications to my order and pay for it. But the computer froze while we were doing this. After waiting for a long time on hold, I was told that the freeze had something to do with trying to modify an allocated product. The problem can't be fixed until tomorrow and I was assured that my order won't get cancelled if I don't call back until Friday (I'm not available tomorrow!)

Like I said, there's no sense moving beyond the 1995 platform until they get that right!


Brutal! Sorry to hear that otw. That is a new low, even for Vintages Classics ordering and, errr sort of, fulfillment process.
 
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I got SFA.
 
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I got SFA.

Was that served on toast? Wink We used to say SFAOT


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good on the Clos des papes, ZH-Hauserer Riesling and the scanino carobic but shut out on the Deus Ex Machina aswell.


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My allocation was the stingiest, ever.

No Deux Ex Machina -- nor '10 Clos des Papes nor '07 Brovia Barolo Rocche (this one was a surprise).

No pg 7 or 9 Burgs, either.
 
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I often wonder what our free market American friends think of all this.
 
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Just got an e-mail from Vintages telling me I need to pay my $0 balance by November 2nd. It repeats it 4 times on the page...

I got blanked on the DRCs, which was all that I had ordered. I was lucky with the '07 and '08, but not this year.
 
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I often wonder what our free market American friends think of all this.


I think that they would revolt (again) against such tyranny and oppression. We, on the other hand, just line up for whatever the Monolith is prepared to let us purchase(a bit like 1960s Russia I suspect).


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I often wonder what our free market American friends think of all this.


I think that they would revolt (again) against such tyranny and oppression. We, on the other hand, just line up for whatever the Monolith is prepared to let us purchase(a bit like 1960s Russia I suspect).


I bet they'd throw a bunch of cases of wine into the harbour (cheap stuff - and drink the good stuff) and we could call it the Toronto Booze Party - in protest. Big Grin
 
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Originally posted by Darcy:
The LCBO has amazingly modern IT infrastructure. They're 1995 e-commerce best practices aligned.

It's probably my fault! I told them to keep on working on it until they get it right!

Meanwhile, will I get notified about my order before the deadline for paying expires? The clock is ticking and I don't hear no ringing...

It's just about 6pm and I still haven't heard anything about my order (nor has anyone else working in my office). But being Mr NiceGuy, I called into Vintages to make some modifications to my order and pay for it. But the computer froze while we were doing this. After waiting for a long time on hold, I was told that the freeze had something to do with trying to modify an allocated product. The problem can't be fixed until tomorrow and I was assured that my order won't get cancelled if I don't call back until Friday (I'm not available tomorrow!)

Like I said, there's no sense moving beyond the 1995 platform until they get that right!


Brutal! Sorry to hear that otw. That is a new low, even for Vintages Classics ordering and, errr sort of, fulfillment process.

Well, if you are going to be bad, you might as well do it with gusto!
 
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No phone call here either. I did get an email with the 'you gotta pay or esle...' message for the bottle they couldn't find in the system yesterday.

Good news is I'm now 3/1 on the 01 Scavino Carobric it total. I ordered 2 yesterday when they couldn't find any record of the 1 ordered initially. Crazy

Other good news is lots of wine coming in from other places.
 
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I did very well for what I wanted.

2 DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT HEIMBOURG SGN 2008
2 DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT ROTENBERG SGN 2008
2 H&B FAUGERES 2010
2 GRAND VENEUR LES ORIGINES CdP 2010
2 JANASSE CdP VV 2010 - claimed by a forumite
0 CLOS DES PAPES CdP 2010
0 CLOS SAINT JEAN DEUS EX MACHINA CdP 2009
1 POGGIO ANTICO ALTERO BdM 2007 - anyone need/want this?

and a bunch of other stuff I had to toss back.
 
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One of my friends got 1 DRC Échézeaux and 1 DRC Grands Échézeaux for me. I am pleased!!!
 
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Got everything I ordered (which isn't much Smile

3xBAROLO SARMASSA BREZZA
2xBAROLO ROCCHE BROVIA

Impulse, nice haul on the DRC's. You may be the only one who got more than a single Winner
 
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Phone ordering starts today but I have till November 2nd to pay for my order Confused


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One of my friends got 1 DRC Échézeaux and 1 DRC Grands Échézeaux for me. I am pleased!!!

Congratulations. Also, more evidence the LCBO's so-called lottery system is anything but random, or equitable.
 
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I picked up a bottle of the 2008 Zin Humb Heimbourg SGN Pinot Gris, but will part with it if any one wants it.

I just picked up 3 x 1976 Gilette and 2 x 2001 Rieussec, 750s, and am more partial to the Sauternes.
 
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I also lucked out....got Rousseau Clos de beze and Rousseau clos de la roche....it added to an already massive order....austerity is now the order of the day....here is the rest of my order.

3 - 02 GR. ANNEE CHAMPAGNE G/BOX
1 - 99 R.D. EXTRA BRUT CHAMPAGNE
3 - 06 RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE PIES
3 - 07 BAROLO SARMASSA BREZZA
3 - 07 BAROLO MONVIGLIERO BURLOTT
3 - 06 BAROLO MASCARELLO MONPRIVA
3 - 08 BARB CURRA SOTTIMANO MAGGIO

I struck out on Brovia and all the DRCs and the rest of the Rousseaus and then cancelled some of the Barolos to make my order more "affordable"
Got to say I am happy how I made out but I get people's frustrations as I have been there in the past. The lottery is a bit of a joke
 
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One of my friends got 1 DRC Échézeaux and 1 DRC Grands Échézeaux for me. I am pleased!!!

Cool Well done
 
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One of my friends got 1 DRC Échézeaux and 1 DRC Grands Échézeaux for me. I am pleased!!!

Congratulations. Also, more evidence the LCBO's so-called lottery system is anything but random, or equitable.

Not sure I understand your comment, Darcy. Of all the people that ordered DRC (and I know many) only 1 scored a couple of bottles through a friend. A lottery is a lottery. Sounds pretty random to me. Are you suggesting it's skewed in some way and, if so, how?
 
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One of my friends got 1 DRC Échézeaux and 1 DRC Grands Échézeaux for me. I am pleased!!!


Which vintage?
 
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One of my friends got 1 DRC Échézeaux and 1 DRC Grands Échézeaux for me. I am pleased!!!

Congratulations. Also, more evidence the LCBO's so-called lottery system is anything but random, or equitable.

Not sure I understand your comment, Darcy. Of all the people that ordered DRC (and I know many) only 1 scored a couple of bottles through a friend. A lottery is a lottery. Sounds pretty random to me. Are you suggesting it's skewed in some way and, if so, how?

Simple. LCBO has said people are allocated 1 DRC, only. That's the company line (as I have been told twice). Only way someone should get 2 is if everyone else who ordered 1 got 1. Which ain't happening.
 
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I made a random call today to see if I can snatch up anyone's cancellation.
I've been told that, if there were any cancellation, they will go onto a "list" where the people who initially order but didn't get allocation will get first dip. In other words, 1st priority after a cancellation goes to people who ordered but didn't get anything; 2nd priority then goes to the lucky winner who calls at the right time.
Does anyone have similar experience?
 
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LCBO has said people are allocated 1 DRC, only. That's the company line (as I have been told twice). Only way someone should get 2 is if everyone else who ordered 1 got 1. Which ain't happening.

In actuality, though, that is what did happen, Darcy. Are you saying that the LCBO would only allocate one bottle of DRC period (of all wines available from the producer)? So that, if one were allocated one vineyard release that they would then be ineligible for any other vineyard from that same producer? I would be surprised if this was the case. Are you certain this detail was specified or are you possibly assuming this is the definition of detail? If Impulse's friend had been allocated 2 Echezeaux then you'd have a point.
 
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