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Clearance bargains


#1

I’m beginning to wonder if it’s worth paying my hard earned pennies when the Society first releases its superb selections. For the second year running I’ve been clobbered by clearance bargains. A dozen wines I bought in the last few months have now appeared in the clearance list, which could have saved me a whopping £105. Great news for bargain hunters but annoying for me, to say the least. Maybe I have a gift for spotting the losers; Australia and USA seem to figure strongly in the loser stakes. I guess all good things come to those who wait!


#2

I also chose a couple of wines for my Xmas present just over a week ago that are now in clearance section. Guess it’s inevitable, but annoying nevertheless.


#3

I suppose it’s a bit of a balancing act; if no one bought bottles from the list upon its release, you would not- in theory - have ‘bin end’ or ‘leftover’ bottles which can constitute a bargain offer. Then again, one is always a little worried about missing out on good bottles; recent threads about sold out special bottles were filled with even more of a sense of frustration.

I’m sure we all pay for bottles from time to time, which we then spot in a bin end offer. You win some you lose some, I guess…?


#4

No different from buying anything online or on the high street, I guess - always a possible chance that a particular bottle will get reduced (or sold out before it can get reduced).


#5

Happens all the time unfortunately as @VinoVeritas says. Last summer I bought a couple of hundred pounds worth of plants from an online supplier and the next day (ie. well before I received said plants) I received an email notification of clearance deals which included a good number of the plants I had ordered. But my order had already been processed and nothing to be done but take it on the chin.

As @Inbar says it’s always a gamble (not unlike the stockmarket really) buy too early and you might be paying too much, buy too late and there might be none left.


#6

If you liked them, but some more! :slight_smile: