There’s nothing worse in the world to me than wasting money. I’m very cost conscious and ALWAYS hunting for deals. Which leads into a quick story. About a year ago, the first dedicated craft beer store opens in Long Island City (Queens, NYC), called Beer Closet. I go in and they have an amazing selection – and the prices are fantastic. I even told them the prices were amazing. Probably a huge mistake right there.
Fast forward several months and they closed. I pass by there often and there was never anyone in there. Couple months later, they reopen – and still no one in there. So I decide to go in there – completely lured in by a sign out front reading “Buy 6 and Get 25% Off”. How could I refuse? I go in and prices aren’t listed on any of the beers but they had great stuff. De Molen, some Evil Twin I hadn’t had in a while…so I pick up 6. Go to the register and with the 25% discount – I’m at $40.
So check out the receipt I posted here. These De Molens go for about $8 a piece – and one was $14 and one was $12. The Evil Twins were each over $5. Those are easily $3 a piece in Manhattan at New Beer. I now see why no one goes in there. I’ll never be back. I wonder if its because I told them the prices were low when they first opened….DAMN.