ghyo1 wrote:Very helpful, MarkDaSpark. The Woot price of $74.99 is a bit more than NapaCabs price of $74.80 (3 bottles, shipped). While now sold out, Artisan Wine Depot had these for $12.99 each. Rye Brook Wine and Spirits Shop offers 3 shipped for around $59.00. Just so you know.
Fail on your part. Shipping to me (Rye Brook) is $46.31, raising the total to $85.25, still more than the WW price. Now if I lived close by in NY, then I could drive there (spending $$ on gas) and pick it up, but then I'd also be spending money on Sales Tax.
NapaCabs total is $88.37 with 2-day shipping (which is how long WW take to get to me normally). But even if we take the lower price you quoted, I know the price you quoted doesn't include Sales Tax, which would be added for me. Raising the price more.
There will always be someplace close to us that might offer it at a cheaper price, but then there's always a different cost involved. Whether it's Time, Gas, or Money (Sales Tax), there's always something else involved.
You are also getting it from the Winery, and not some warehouse or store that may not have maintained the wine properly.
For example, Wally's Wine & Spirits (closest to me in SoCal that has this Cab) has it for $22.84 a bottle, subtotaling $68.52 for 3 bottles. However, if I ship it, it's $15 for ground, then $6.68 in Sales Tax, for a Grand Total of $90.20 for the 3 bottles.
If I drive there to pick it up, it drops to $75.20 (w/ Sales Tax), but then I need to factor in gas (and my time away from work to get up there). It's around 27.8 miles one-way, so 55.60 miles round trip. Gas is now around $3.66 per gallon. My car averages around 24 miles per gallon, so it would cost around 2.32 gallons of gas. So I would add $8.49 to that 75.20 to bring the Grand Total up to $83.69 for the three bottles.
They're only open M-Sat. 10:00 - 7:30 & Sun. 10:00 - 6:00; so I would need to take off from work (or take my weekend) to go up there to pick it up. Don't even get me started on how much I would lose income wise.
Where's my savings again???