I go to three diffent wine shops and all three give me discounts by the bottle.
1. My favorite store gives me %10 off per bottle on anything with a white price sticker on it. Anything with an orange sticker is already discounted or at their best price.
2. This store keeps track of my purchases via a computer and discounts my wine accordingly. For instance: When I went over the $500 mark, I recieve a specified discount. When I reached the $1000 mark, I received an even better discount. This is on a yearly basis.
3. The owner of this store just happens to have a son who plays baseball with my nephew. This was one of those things where being in the right place/family helps.
On the other side of the coin, one store that I used to frequent charges way to much to begin with (lack of experience on my part) and never offered a bottle discount. They did however offer the %10 disount by the case. Even this was too high. Right now they have a bottle of 1998 Opus One priced at $199.
Please. Another thing that made me stop going to this store was the fact that after both of my children were born, they didn't even offer me a cigar. I bought some though. I was on a first name basis with this store and they even called MY GRANDMOTHER their grandmohter. Rest her soul. She used to love this store.
Great topic by the way!
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