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Poll: Looking back in wonder ... at your account


#1

Without checking first … here is a poll in two parts to explore how well we know ourselves when it comes to wine buying (this will be anonymous, for obvious reasons):

Question 1: How many orders would you estimate that you have placed with the Society since you joined?

  • 0 - 10
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 50
  • 51 - 75
  • 76 - 100
  • 101 - 125
  • 126 - 150
  • 150+

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Question 2: How accurate (or wrong were you)?

Instructions to find your correct answer by clicking below (if you need them):

To see your list of orders, log into the Society’s site, then click on “My Account”, then on the “View Order History” button. This will show a list of all your account transactions, and at the top will be a number - ‘[x] found’ which will be your total number of orders

  • Spot on (yay!)
  • Close, but I underestimated (oops!)
  • Close, but I overestimated (wow!)
  • Way out - (erm … but in consolation, I’ve helped to support The Society and other members, so ‘you’re welcome!’)

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#2

Shocked to find out that I’ve placed 80 more orders than I’d estimated. Perhaps my account has been hacked. Yes, that must be it :flushed:


#3

Lol … Yes, I’d placed many more than I realised too.


#4

Order history only shows orders since 2009. I estimated >150 and the account shows 130 since 2009. I’ve been a member since the late '70s so I think my estimate was correct!


#5

That sounds like a safe assumption. My cellartracker is up to date to the bottle, so was always going to get this right.


#6

The Wine Soc’s memory is clearly worse than mine as it can’t recall any orders before 2008.


#7

Great poll - very sobering (so to speak)


#8

Only 2 out…but took me one bracket higher. In defence, I reckon about 20 of them were either gifts or ordering wine for my cricket club dinners…


#9

It is a really interesting spread of number of orders.

I hope it shows we have a variety of members participating here - from the very new to the very old … established - and there’s so much to learn from each other.


#10

I guessed 30… It was actually 180… Seems I forgot about purchases in the showroom not just ones made online! Seeing as I’ve worked at The Society for approximately 5 years that’s a purchase every 10 days! Tbh I’m surprised it isn’t more.


#11

how can out of 34 voters one answer get 18% and another answer get 17%


#12

your vote must count extra :slight_smile:


#13

Indeed a very sobering experience…I was woefully underestimating my orders.


#14

Spot on …just goes to show excellent wine is good for the memory…now what was the question ?


#15

the poll only went up to 150, so at 248 I was well under


#16

Wow! What I didn’t take into consideration when asking this was that this only reflected order data since the system was updated, so only back to 2009 … so that number is even more impressive


#17

the first order showing up is 08/09/1998 nearly 20 years ago. So a case a month…but clearly we have a lot of parties!


#18

I estimated 150+ and there were 162, but as someone noted, that only includes orders recently recorded on the web-site. Older members have been ordering for longer :slight_smile:

Also, I am lucky to live close enough to Stevenage to pick up my orders and invariably I find some tempting wines on the bin ends shelves and buying them counts as a separate order, even if its only one bottle.

So number of orders doesn’t give a measure of how much wine they cover. But my buying continues to outstrip consumption.

(said as I’m about to enter 8 more wines got today in cellartracker)


#19

about 50% more than I guessed - gulp…


#20

We joined in 1993. First order on the system from 1998 and here it is


And still loving the Soc’s Fino after all this time.