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Feeling bemused


#1

Enjoying Society News as one does and thought the Rosé stocks had fallen dangerously low given our now balmy clime. I perused the Rosé write up and noticed the 6 featured wines were in a mixed case for £75, not bad I thought but, out of curiosity, thought I’d check out the cost of buying the wines individually, the grand total? £71.70! Go figure as our transatlantic cousins say.


#2

Yes but if you bought them individually and just them you’d incur a £5 mimimum order charge bringing it to £76.70 so the £75 for the case is technically a better deal because the charge is absorbed into the price of the case :slightly_smiling_face:


#3

Sorry, really don’t get your point Catherine, I simply add another bottle to get free delivery :thinking:


#4

But if you collected them they would only cost 68.70, after the discount of £3, so a very bad deal.


#5

That’s worth knowing (i.e. that cases of six under £75 will have carriage factored in). Or in other words, if buying more wine, add the wines individually and not as the mixed case.


#6

The point is if you don’t want to add extra bottles you don’t get stuck with having an extra charge. @SPmember although that only works if you are close enough to come to the showroom.


#7

The point, Catherine, is if you want to add a tenner bottle it’ll only cost you a fiver if you factor in delivery. Bottom line, case prices are flawed.


#8

Yes, I have come across this before and found it a bit strange. I imagine most members would rather spend a bit more on wine than on a delivery charge. Once you know you have to reach a £75 spend to avoid the charge you can just adjust accordingly. I think perhaps the “delivery included” aspect could be shown a bit more openly.