fhisbi wrote:For what's worth i find the prices on Wine Woot are no longer as competitive as they used to be. They have increased the shipping prices and know I find I get better deals on Wine till sold out. https://www.tillsoldout.com/index.php
Also they ship from New Jersey and I get the order the next day in NYC.. and taxes are included.
I know what you mean, but if you do the math, the deals Woot offers are still discounts compared to buying from a retail outlet or the vineyard. Whether they are as good as in the past I cannot speak to, only what I have heard from others.
The increased shipping charge is for summer shipping where refrigerated trucks and more insulated packing material is used. I'm more than happy to pay the extra couple bucks for the precaution of protecting my wine.
Unfortunately, Woot doesn't offer future shipping like some other sites, like WTSO, but what they do offer is a community to discuss the wine you are going to buy, great customer service, and a relationship with the vineyards from which the wine is being offered. While on any other site, I have never had the opportunity to discuss the wine, wine making process, vintages, terroir etc with the wine maker or a representative from the winery. This is a completely different level of service/quality being offered.
So if the only concern is tax/shipping prices, maybe the deals here aren't as valuable, but for me I find a lot of value in the extras that Wine.Woot has to offer.