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Ontario Beer prices. Billy Dee Williams is spinning in his grave.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by non-hetero, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2002 Messages: 685 Likes Received: 14
    ...or he would be if he were dead and did not stop the Colt 45 endorsements so long ago.

    The price of malt liquor beverages in Ontario has skyrocketed.

    A 40 of Olde English that was once $3.95 is now $5.60! A 12 case of 710 mill Colt 45 was once $33 and is now $40.
    A sign next to my favourite section read something like this: "We on the Ontario Liquor board are committed to responsible drinking. In response we have raised the price on all beers over 6% alcohol content. Thank you, blah blah blah."

    This combined with the new "beer tax" the the finance minister of Ontario introduced a few weeks ago ($4 per 24) has made drinking in Ontario not so satisfying.

    The price of Lucky Lager and Laker seems to not have been effected. 24 for $24. That's all I'm drinking right now.

    This is my rant.
     
  2. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2002 Messages: 685 Likes Received: 14
    I have found other places to spend my money. Such as rent, gas, insurance, food.

    Alcohol isn't my main priority. When I chose to get drunk with the boys I want to do it economically.

    Ontario isn't helping me out.
     
  3. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    first off $3.95 ???!!!

    then to $6 ?????


    i'm sensing an excellent oppurtunity for mail order bidnasss here..

    round my mothafuckin way, 40s of OE cop for $1.50
     
  4. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    Yeah around my way every 40 is under 3 bucks. That sucks for you.
     
  5. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Max Ice 40s went from $4.00 to $4.95. I don’t drink Lucky, but I would imagine that it’s price would have been affected, too, considering it’s Labatt’s.

    This really does suck. Luckily it’s not too bad, because I can still hit the LCBO and drink my Duvels and Holsteins (my usual strong beer selections) for the normal price.

    You think it has to do with Ontario people having money? I know this wouldn’t fly in Scotia, or some place like that.
     
  6. cloner

    cloner Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 0
    1.69 a 40 here...
     
  7. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    it's a buck off moosehead 6packs !!!!


    and we all know what this tax truly means....
    the rummies are gonna have to ask 10 more people on the street to get that bottle.
     
  8. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Damn......$6 40's? That's like...an oxymoron if I ever saw one
     
  9. 40ozProphet

    40ozProphet Guest

    Canadian money isn't equal to American money.
     
  10. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    yeah...

    $5 canadian is $3.60 american (as of today}
     
  11. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    yep
    i figured even WITH the xchg rate you were still screwed.
     
  12. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    yeah... 'cheap booze' is more expensive in canada but 'expensive' booze is grenerally cheaper.

    crown royal is so much more expensive in the states it makes me laugh.
    like 2x - 3x more in some places.
     
  13. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    drinks are so variably priced in this city.
    we have bottom of the barrel to top shelf, and everything in between..

    and i'm talking about bars, not liquor.

    the good spot round my way will sell you a glass [of four fingers] of crown royal for $4

    there's another one close by that would not even sell you that drink because technically it's illegal to serve that much to a person at once, then the halfsized drink you ended up with would cost twice as much.
     
  14. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    5.06 for 2 mickey's.. but that was for the late night spot just outside the city limits.
     
  15. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    i ussually go for the 99 cernt 32 of high life
     
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