Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bait and Switch?

Or was this week's ad from Sunflower Market just a careless mistake? The ad promotes Rogue beers as being 2 for $10. Not a super deal, but ok. The problem is that the beers pictured are from the Rogue XS Series, and those beers retail for $15.99. Ridiculously overpriced, but I'll gladly pay five bucks for one of them. When I realized that the ad said "22 oz.", I knew that the picture was a mistake. The beers in the XS Series come in 25 oz. bottles, and fancy ones at that. But that didn't stop my friend Andreas and I from going to check it out. As suspected, it was the plain old Rogues that were on sale. In fact, Sunflower doesn't even carry the XS beers. So Andreas settles on some Widmer Broken Halo IPA, on sale for $5.99 a six-pack. But he grabs a 12-pack, as always, because it is easier to carry than two sixers. We get to the cashier, and she has to call two different people over to try to verify the six-pack price, because the 12-packs aren't on sale. She then said that Andreas had to buy two sixers because the beer had to actually scan in the system and be accounted for. I was having fun playing dumb, saying, "They both add up to twelve." "Yes, but it has to scan, sir." "Yeah, no, they both add up to twelve, do you see?" "YES SIR,BUT IT HAS TO SCAN!!". "Hmmm. Well, if you say so, but I could almost swear they add up to twelve.". So that was my fun for the day. Moral: Don't buy 12-packs from Sunflower.


Jeff said...

Sounds like you shouldn't be buying any beers from that liquor store.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it a bit of blasphemy/sacrilege for you two to show up and purchase something at Sunflower?

ABQbeergeek said...

I didn't buy anything! But I will go there for produce. Their produce is the cheapest in the city.