Originally posted by Duojet:
Machine - Are you always so defensive and hostile to anyone who disagrees with your rants?
You returned approximately 15% of your wine purchases - not because of any of the wines were corked or defective – but because you think the LCBO's policy allows you to. In reality, you're taking advantage of the system and not considering that your actions are costing the LCBO (and me, as a customer, by extension) and depriving legitimate collectors from high demand wines with limited supplies.
The onus is on you to buy the right win and be accountable for your purchases - not to claim a "mulligan" or an “oopsie” because Parker has changed his score on a couple of Bordeaux he tasted en primeur or because you don't like how a wine that's meant to be aged for a few more years currently tastes.
I am defensive and hostile to people who make assinine and baseless accusations without logic and without providing any evidence or reason to backup what they say, i.e. you. If you buy large amounts of wine that you decide are not to your taste or you believe were overrated and not worth the money, and you do not return them to the LCBO for a refund, you are an absolute idiot.
You seem to be suggesting that I am not a legitimate collector because I return wines that I do not like or were downgraded; this is absolutely ludicrous. Is it your contention that if I buy a case of wine and it turns out that I do not like the wine, I must drink that wine, even when the LCBO has no official problem with me returning the wine for a full refund? Would I also not be a legitimate collector if I chose to sell wines that I purchased but did not enjoy? How about if I made gifts of such wines? I buy wines I think I will like, I keep wines that I am certain I like, that way I end up with a cellar filled with wines that I know (or regarding which I am fairly certain that) I like. So why exactly am I not a legitimate collector?
Can you explain to me exactly how returning high-demand wines with limited supplies to the LCBO deprives "legitimate" collectors from these wines? If they are so high demand, then when I return them they will presumably by purchased very quickly, by purchasers happy to get them at initial offering prices. If you buy them when I return them, you and your fellow clueless legitimate collector buddies can buy those wines, and you will not have been deprived of them. If you buy them, what have you lost, what have I taken away from you? If you buy them, what has the LCBO lost, would they not have still made the sale? If I buy them and keep them, what has the LCBO lost?
Maybe you are suggesting that by buying more than a bottle at a time, I have deprived you and your legitimate collector buddies from getting your precious, precious wine. If I was able to buy them, would you have not been similarly able to buy them instead of me, or side by side with me? If you were similarly able to buy them instead of me or side by side with me, then how have I deprived you of these wines? If I buy them and return them and you do not buy them, clearly they were not so high demand. In that case, the LCBO may have to wait longer to sell them, but if the price that they were charging was inflated in relation to my perceived quality of the wine, or too high compared to the eventual final rating consensus among professional reviewers and others that I trust, then the LCBO should expect that I follow their clearly and repeatedly stated policy that consumers can return any wines to any store at any time for any reason as long as they have a receipt and the wines are in saleable condition. What is your method of collection, do you have a lovely cellar full of wines that you do not like, for which you paid too much, but which you are unwilling to return? What if I like some of those wines, are you not depriving me of those wines by failing to return them to the store? If there is any merit whatsoever to anything that you have said in any of your posts, please point it out to me, because I do not see it.
And please don't try to pull the 'how the wine currently tastes' b.s. with me (you are not Board-O and I am not Drab), I know the taste/structure profile that I am interested in, tasting notes are based on what the wines taste like when they were tasted, and are usually accompanied by predictions of future quality based on current characteristics. I buy wines that are reputed to have current characteristics that match the taste profile that I prefer now, if I taste the wines and they do not have such a taste profile, I may choose to then return the wines, and I don't see anything wrong with that. If you see something wrong with that then there is clearly something wrong with you.
As I said before you are completely clueless, and obviously do not have the cranial capacity to be involved in this discussion. Furthermore, your pathetic attempt at reasoning out some criticism against me is so laden with contradiction, ignorance, and stupidity that I find it hard to even believe that you are truly here to make a point on something...and in fact I suggest that you are nothing more than a troll. Go back under your bridge troll, see if another troll will grant you a wish, and please ask for a brain.
p.s. 4000/30000 is not 15%.