quote:Originally posted by VinCentric:quote:Originally posted by futronic:
I prefer the first-come, first-served model. That way, if I miss out because it's 8:32 or 8:35 or 8:45am on the online ordering day, it's my fault for not getting in sooner. The allocation system was always terrible and there were many, many times that I got two bottles or something at most when I wanted 4, 6, or more.
I'm sure it will happen at some point, but I've yet to miss out on anything in the new Classics format that I really wanted.
Early bird gets the worm and all that. And if it doesn't, there's always another worm.
Isn't the question of bottle limits a separate question from first come or lottery? On the latest release there was a notice that bottle limits would be removed after 12:00, indicating that there were bottle limits in place.
Indeed you are correct... they are separate questions. I doubt very many of us out there would argue in favour of allowing one person to corner the market on a particular wine (even allowing for sunnylea's comment about there always being more grape juice out there!). And there may have been some suspicion that this did happen in the case of the Noval port where 11 bottles disappeared in an instant. So surely, fairness dictates that some kind of sharing mechanism is required for bottles with extremely limited quantities.
The first come, first served method of release is just the virtual equivalent of lining up outside the door at your local LCBO on release day... except you can't actually queue up, so it turns into the electronic version of a door-crasher with everyone sitting there watching their clock and making the charge at the same moment. Reminds me of shopping for turkeys at Honest Ed's at Christmas. Seems a bit silly, no?