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  1. #1
    PeterL2 Guest

    Default Wine, wine, and more wine.

    Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for them!! I
    could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines at auction,
    then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)


    Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world, friends
    don't do that to friends.

    They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)

  2. #2
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    PeterL2 <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for them!! I
    >could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines at auction,
    >then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)


    >Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world, friends
    >don't do that to friends.


    In my world, unlicensed sellers of alcoholic beverages
    are placed in jail.

    Steve

  3. #3
    PeterL2 Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    [email protected] (Steve Pope) wrote in
    news:hbeamg$r23$[email protected]:

    > PeterL2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for
    >>them!! I could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines
    >>at auction, then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)

    >
    >>Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world,
    >>friends don't do that to friends.

    >
    > In my world, unlicensed sellers of alcoholic beverages
    > are placed in jail.
    >
    > Steve
    >



    As light can be bent, so can a few minor laws. And besides, if I was to do
    it, who would tell?

    As it is, all my friends pay is what it costs to get it to my door.

  4. #4
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    In article <[email protected] >,
    PeterL2 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for them!! I
    > could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines at auction,
    > then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)
    >
    >
    > Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world, friends
    > don't do that to friends.
    >
    > They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)


    If one of your friend's friends wants some wine, do they become your
    friend? I could get boatloads of friends by holding a free kegger in my
    yard everyday. I'd be the toast of the town till the cops shut me down.
    I wish I could mull over your dilemma.

    leo

  5. #5
    PeterL2 Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    Leonard Blaisdell <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > In article <[email protected] >,
    > PeterL2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for
    >> them!! I could start a profitable business here...... bidding on
    >> wines at auction, then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit
    >> :-)
    >>
    >>
    >> Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world,
    >> friends don't do that to friends.
    >>
    >> They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)

    >
    > If one of your friend's friends wants some wine, do they become your
    > friend? I could get boatloads of friends by holding a free kegger in
    > my yard everyday. I'd be the toast of the town till the cops shut me
    > down. I wish I could mull over your dilemma.
    >
    > leo
    >



    LOL!!!

    Long time ago, as a young soldier posted to the hot as hell tropical
    town of Townsville, we young Diggers liked an odd cold ale or 17.
    Cartons (slabs/cases) of beer were about $9.

    Sitting under the mango tree in the back yard enjoying a few cold ales
    with a couple of mates , I hit upon a money saving idea. Buy our beer in
    bulk!! So we pooled some money and I went and approached the local pub
    where I worked off and on as a bouncer.

    They did us a great deal and we loaded up a ute with many slabs of beer
    at a bargain price of about $6 per slab.

    Word got around and pretty soon our 'beer club' had expanded
    exponentially. we started buying a 1/3 of a pallet of beer, and pretty
    soon we were buying a 1/2 pallet, and then a full pallet. The more we
    bought, the cheaper we could buy it for.

    I just told the pub that we were having *huge* parties quite regularly.

    So we were buying a pallet of beer and paying about $5 per slab, and
    then selling them to 'club members' for $7..... which was still damn
    cheap!! When each pallet was holding approx 80 slabs, we were making
    about $160 per pallet profit :-)

    We got up to buying 3 pallets of beer, and did that twice......... then
    we got a visit from the Licencing Branch :-)

    It was the late 70's/very early 80's, so we just paid them off with a
    couple of cases of beer each, got a slap on the wrist and were told not
    to do it again :-)

    Oh well......... it was good while it lasted :-)

  6. #6
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    In article <[email protected] >,
    PeterL2 <[email protected]> wrote:

    <snip profit>
    > It was the late 70's/very early 80's, so we just paid them off with a
    > couple of cases of beer each, got a slap on the wrist and were told not
    > to do it again :-)
    >
    > Oh well......... it was good while it lasted :-)


    You've already been there. What goes around comes around. Do what you
    gotta do ;-)

    leo

  7. #7
    PeterL2 Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    Leonard Blaisdell <[email protected]> wrote in news:leoblaisdell-
    [email protected]:

    > In article <[email protected] >,
    > PeterL2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > <snip profit>
    >> It was the late 70's/very early 80's, so we just paid them off with a
    >> couple of cases of beer each, got a slap on the wrist and were told not
    >> to do it again :-)
    >>
    >> Oh well......... it was good while it lasted :-)

    >
    > You've already been there. What goes around comes around. Do what you
    > gotta do ;-)
    >
    > leo
    >



    Nahhh, not into the bulk selling anymore, just doing it for a few friends
    who either
    A) don't have a credit card,
    B) don't have internet access (SHOCK HORRORR!!!), or
    C) are working their arses off and just don't get the time to chase the
    bargains .

    Just got a mate of mine 6 bottles of McLaren Vale Reserve Xtra Old Tawny
    Port. RRP is $30 a bottle. He gets the 6 for about $70.

    And it's *damn* nice stuff too!!

  8. #8
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    PeterL2 wrote:
    > Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for them!! I
    > could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines at auction,
    > then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)
    >
    >
    > Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world, friends
    > don't do that to friends.
    >
    > They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)





    In the U.S. I believe it is illegal to sell alcohol (regardless
    of how you acquired it) without a valid license to do so.

    gloria p

  9. #9
    PeterL2 Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > PeterL2 wrote:
    >> Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for
    >> them!! I could start a profitable business here...... bidding on
    >> wines at auction, then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit
    >> :-)
    >>
    >>
    >> Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world,
    >> friends don't do that to friends.
    >>
    >> They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > In the U.S. I believe it is illegal to sell alcohol (regardless
    > of how you acquired it) without a valid license to do so.
    >




    Probably the same here, but here, mates look after mates.



    And screw the establishment!!!!!!!!! :-)

  10. #10
    Jerry Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    On Oct 17, 11:03*pm, PeterL2 <Pete...@home.in.brissie> wrote:
    > spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote innews:hbeamg$r23$[email protected]:
    >
    > > PeterL2 *<Pete...@home.in.brissie> wrote:

    >
    > >>Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for
    > >>them!! I could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines
    > >>at auction, then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)

    >
    > >>Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world,
    > >>friends don't do that to friends.

    >
    > > In my world, unlicensed sellers of alcoholic beverages
    > > are placed in jail.

    >
    > > Steve

    >
    > As light can be bent, so can a few minor laws. And besides, if I was to do
    > it, who would tell?
    >
    > As it is, all my friends pay is what it costs to get it to my door.


    Hi

    There is an old saying: "Commit a crime and the world is made of
    glass." A prominent winemaker here in CA was pouring wines where and
    when a winemaker could not pour. (ABC -Alcohol Beverage Control
    regulations). As it turned out, an ABC agent happened into the shop.
    The result - a $10,000 fine, and a black mark on his winery.

    Think about it.

    Jerry

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:33:38 -0600, Gloria P <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >PeterL2 wrote:
    >> Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for them!! I
    >> could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines at auction,
    >> then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)
    >>
    >>
    >> Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world, friends
    >> don't do that to friends.
    >>
    >> They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >In the U.S. I believe it is illegal to sell alcohol (regardless
    >of how you acquired it) without a valid license to do so.
    >

    There is nothing illegal about what he's doing. The way I read his
    OP, he's not making a profit. They are simply reimbursing him. He's
    thinking about how easy it would be to go into a for profit business,
    but he is not there at this point.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  12. #12
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    sf <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:33:38 -0600, Gloria P <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>PeterL2 wrote:
    >>> Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for
    >>> them!! I could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines
    >>> at auction, then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world,
    >>> friends don't do that to friends.
    >>>
    >>> They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>In the U.S. I believe it is illegal to sell alcohol (regardless
    >>of how you acquired it) without a valid license to do so.
    >>

    > There is nothing illegal about what he's doing. The way I read his
    > OP, he's not making a profit. They are simply reimbursing him. He's
    > thinking about how easy it would be to go into a for profit business,
    > but he is not there at this point.
    >
    >



    "This point" would come if friends of friends started hassling me to get
    theirs for them ;-)



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    If we are not meant to eat animals,
    why are they made of meat?

  13. #13
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    On Oct 17, 11:12*pm, Leonard Blaisdell <leoblaisd...@sbcglobal.net>
    wrote:
    > In article <Xns9CA89AC449AB0PeterL2homeinbris...@61.9.191.5 >,
    >
    > *PeterL2 <Pete...@home.in.brissie> wrote:
    > > Now I have a couple of friends who want me to get their wine for them!!I
    > > could start a profitable business here...... bidding on wines at auction,
    > > then onselling to my 'consumers' for a small profit :-)

    >
    > > Most people would, but......... I'm not most people. In my world, friends
    > > don't do that to friends.

    >
    > > They might *think* about it, but they look after their mates :-)

    >
    > If one of your friend's friends wants some wine, do they become your
    > friend? I could get boatloads of friends by holding a free kegger in my
    > yard everyday. I'd be the toast of the town till the cops shut me down.
    > I wish I could mull over your dilemma.
    >
    > leo


    When I smoked weed....I had many, many friends.

  14. #14
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Wine, wine, and more wine.

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:33:38 -0600, Gloria P <[email protected]>
    > wrote:


    > >In the U.S. I believe it is illegal to sell alcohol (regardless
    > >of how you acquired it) without a valid license to do so.
    > >

    > There is nothing illegal about what he's doing. The way I read his
    > OP, he's not making a profit. They are simply reimbursing him. He's
    > thinking about how easy it would be to go into a for profit business,
    > but he is not there at this point.


    Some people think you have to have a business that makes a profit, to
    come under the authority of a government agency that regulates business.
    No. I belonged to a non-profit and we got dinged. We tried to argue.
    The agency said that if A buys a kit to make a workbench in their
    garage, and their neighbor B buys the same kit, that if A is better at
    painting, and B is better at assembly, and they agree that A will paint
    them both after B assembles them both, then they both have to pay sales
    tax on the value of their LABOR. Presumably they already paid sales tax
    when they each bought their individual kits.

    Of course, alcohol laws in the US are a whole 'nother matter. What are
    they? They vary by state, in the 50 different states.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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