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Old 01-01-2009, 12:10 AM   #21
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How much do they charge for shipping to upstate NY? Just curious.
BrewBrothers doesn't ship yet, they're working on it though. They deliver orders in the Portland metro area though if you spend $200, or you pickup.
Edit: I guess they do now... but you have to e-mail for quote. Since they sell a lot of grain that NCM does I wouldn't be surprised if they had it shipped through NCM depending on location... like a third party or something. I was under the impression that NCM was the sole distributor for some of those grains.
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Now that I did the math, why am I doing this?
That's probably why everyone else charges actual shipping Though I'm sure you've got to be making a profit elsewhere to make up for it or you're swimming in the red...

What maltster do you guys use for 2-Row by the way? Personally I'd add something on the page that says you're cheaper than most on the page with shipping included and that it's available for the flat shipping. I wouldn't be surprised if some people saw the higher prices and went elsewhere or figured it wasn't included in the flat shipping like how sacks of grain is not with other shops.


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Old 01-01-2009, 12:14 AM   #22
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BrewBrothers doesn't ship yet. They deliver orders in the Portland metro area though if you spend $200, or you pickup.



That's probably why everyone else charges actual shipping Though I'm sure you've got to be making a profit elsewhere to make up for it or you're swimming in the red...

What maltster do you guys use for 2-Row by the way? Personally I'd add something on the page that says you're cheaper than most on the page with shipping included and that it's available for the flat shipping. I wouldn't be surprised if some people saw the higher prices and went elsewhere or figured it wasn't included in the flat shipping like how sacks of grain is not with other shops.
We don't "make it up" somewhere. We just have a much lower margin. Like Walmart has a 3.6% margin and Target has a 4.3% margin. Walmart doesn't make it up. They just make less money per item and make it up in volume.

The 2- row is Rahr.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Let me clarify to everyone: Absolutely everything on austinhomebrew.com qualifies for the flat rate shipping. There will never be an exception. Not even for 200 pound amounts of 2-row.

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I am glad Forrest is doing what he is doing but I still could not afford that price. I drive to North Country and buy my 55# sac's of 2-row for $35 or .63 cents a pound. I think it would be worth a drive if your are near New York or Chicago. No offense Forrset just a cheap ass home Brewer trying to stretch his penny's

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Old 01-01-2009, 12:19 AM   #24
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We don't "make it up" somewhere. We just have a much lower margin.
Uhhh you'd have to be making it up elsewhere... unless you're saying every product you sell has a negative profit margin.
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I am glad Forrest is doing what he is doing but I still could not afford that price. I drive to North Country and buy my 55# sac's of 2-row for $35 or .63 cents a pound. I think it would be worth a drive if your are near New York or Chicago. No offense Forrset just a cheap ass home Brewer trying to stretch his penny's
I think you are missing the point I stated earlier. Why would I want you to pay more? You should buy the grain where it is the cheapest for you. A lot of people will find this a good deal for them. Most people do not have a wholesaler within driving distance.

I am sure you understand.

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Uhhh you'd have to be making it up elsewhere... unless you're saying every product you sell has a negative profit margin.
Most people make the wrong assumption that all homebrew stores have to make the same margin. We don't charge extra on other items to make up for something we don't make money on. Then you would never buy that other item. We just make less margin.

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Most people make the wrong assumption that all homebrew stores have to make the same margin. We don't charge extra on other items to make up for something we don't make money on. Then you would never buy that other item. We just make less margin.

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I understand that and it's not really what I'm saying at all...
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I think we are on the same page now. Some people think that all stores make the same margin and we overcharge on some things to make up for the other things.

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Morebeer.com has 5 lb bags for $5.625, which works out to $1.125/lb. I just ordered 5 bags + some other brew ingredients and got free shipping. This seems like the best deal for those of us who do not have a local store from which to buy.

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morebeer does not have 5 lb bags. they have a 3 lb bag for 11.25.

they're the same price as austin (just about) but I'd rather go austin anyday.



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