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Originally posted by The Web:
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Originally posted by shavez:

With all the frustrations stemming from ... impossible-to-win lotteries and the new first-come, first-serve approach for extremely low-inventory wines...


This may be a dumb question, and I don't want to appear to be defending the LCBO, but for the "extremely low inventory wines" ... what model of allocation would people like to see?

We've swung from the lotteries to the first-come-first-serve model, and based on posts on this board people seem to hate both.

By definition, the demand is exceeding the supply for these wines, so someone is going to miss out and be disappointed. Not sure I can envision a system where everyone is happy.

Is it simply that they should be purchasing greater quantities of those wines?


I guess arguments could be made that either approach to the low inventory wines is preferable, given the archaic and monopolistic system we are forced to deal with. Either way though, we still have to deal with the LCBO - a monopoly that makes us dependent on someone else's choices on what to bring in to Ontario. I'm just fed up with this system that at best, doesn't p*ss me off, but has never made me satisfied.
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