Thursday, January 12, 2012

Is It Right?

When I walked into the Kelly Liquors on Wyoming tonight and saw they were selling the Life and Limb #2 for $24.99, my first thought was, "Man, that's a fucking rip-off!" I thought this for two reasons:
1. When the beer was released, I never saw it for more than $14.99. The Kelly's on Wyoming was one of the cheaper places.
2. If I am at a restaurant and an entree is more than $10, I raise hell. Everything is a rip-off in my opinion.
But after reflection, I'm starting to think about the worth of Life and Limb. Is it worth $25? Well, to me, not even close. In fact, I saw some just the other day at another liquor store, at the regular price, and I didn't buy it. The Kelly Liquors on Wyoming is counting on the beer selling at such a high price because of its relative scarcity, but it can still be found. Anyway, is it worth $25? If someone is willing to pay $25 for it, then I guess that's what it's worth. I can't say I'm in love with the practice of the "less we have, the more we charge", but it's their business to run. Their prices are always on the lower end of the scale, they have a nice selection, and they are friendly people. This is really the first time that I have been in that Kelly's where I was shocked by a beer's price. So if you need Life and Limb that bad that you'll pay $25 for it, then you know where to go.

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