Originally Posted by grathan
How do they cycle? You mean they only buy stuff that sells? Do they try new stuff? Do they discount it if it doesn't sell? Do they ship it to a partner store down the road from me to sell at full retail?
One particular haunt brings in a lot of hard to find good beer, and off the wall beer. It seems like they buy in pretty small quantities because it usually goes really fast. They send out an email each week of what's just come in and what they expect through the week. They also will usually tell me if I'm buying an IPA that's been sitting for a while. Its small, so yeah, I think they limit their selection to what the clientele are asking for and/or buying, but they are beer enthusiasts, so they are always bringing in small quantities of new, different beers. There's another place across town that I believe is similar (only been in there once, but heard good things).
The local box store on the other hand, is a little more of a roll of the dice.