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    Then vote with your feet and shop somewhere else. Really, its not a big deal.

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    Default Re: Limiting sale of alcohol?

    I don't drink, so it wouldn't bother me, but I would also see it as very annoying for those who do their shopping at 11am for example and want to pick some up while there.

    Going back just for that would be a pain in the bum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Its like what aldi have done in my area they don't sell alcohol on weekends after 6pm.
    Your Aldi sells alcohol? That's awesome!!

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    i live a 45 minute drive to the local liquor store - i would be royally peeved.
    i would end up finding somewhere else and hence they lose customers.
    i'm not doing grocery shopping at 4pm or making an extra 1-1/2 hr drive just for wine!
    i personally don't drink cask wine either, but how come i can buy a CASE of wine but not a cask?

    and rsa is about assessing a person's current capability - if they are sober, on drugs, are in control etc. it has nothing to do with what they 'might do'.

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    Default Limiting sale of alcohol?

    It's a standard procedure in the towns and communities where I've lived for the past 20 years. Here we call it a 'liquor accord'; police and elders and other community groups (police, DCP) have deemed it an absolute necessity for social order. Not only can you just buy cask wine for 2 hours a day (and the line can be 50 people plus long) but when a funeral is being held all sales of take away alcohol is prohibited before and for the duration. No take away for a week sometimes.

    In these places cask wine is the cheapest and best bang for your buck, there's no huge selection of bottled wine (maybe a dozen reds and whites all starting at $20) and the price of spirits is prohibitively expensive.

    If you don't like it you can always go for a quick drive across the border to Alice, a mere 1600km away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Your Aldi sells alcohol? That's awesome!!
    No no its not. Most of their stuff is cheap crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    No no its not. Most of their stuff is cheap crap.
    Hehe wouldn't surprise me. Wish our supermarkets sold it, would save hunting one down later on.

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    Default Re: Limiting sale of alcohol?

    Quote Originally Posted by halloweendee View Post
    i personally don't drink cask wine either, but how come i can buy a CASE of wine but not a cask?
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    I'd say because cask wine is cheaper, they're trying to stop people from getting a quick bang for their buck and then causing problems.

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    Default Limiting sale of alcohol?

    As someone who works in the liquor industry I think it's perfectly acceptable practice in a problem area!

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    On one hand I say it's not really a biggie, but then I think c'mon, if a person with a drinking problem wanted alcohol they would just buy the night before. Making them wait a few extra hours isn't going to solve the problem.

    My opinion is it is a tokenistic measure by liquor stores to make out they actually care about the drinking epidemic, when really, they are getting rich off people's addictions. That's not to say I think alcohol should be banned for sale; far from it. But really? this measure does nothing but try to make them look like they care when they don't.


 

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