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Old 11-11-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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does it end up being much cheaper?

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Old 11-11-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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Depends on shipping, but I have found no. I haven't tried to order liquor online, but I have ordered beer, and it's pricey to have it shipped.

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Old 11-11-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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It would have to be something pretty special for me to order online. Pennsylvania requires that all unlicensed alcohol be shipped to the State Store and a $4.50 service charge added on top of handleing fees and taxes. They do however have an extensive online catalog that can be ordered from that are "approved".

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Old 11-11-2008, 03:43 PM   #4

I've ordered quite a bit online. I've ordered wine and mead domestically, and even absinthe from Europe. However I didn't order it to save money - I ordered it because it wasn't available locally.

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:40 PM   #5
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I've never ordered to save money. I was about to order some Pisco before I found a store to get it locally, but then my mom brought me a few bottles home from Peru and it takes me a long time to go through it.

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Old 11-12-2008, 06:54 PM   #6
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I bought a 375ml container of some rye whiskey from a small NY distillery, and it was fairly cheap...

...considering it was a specialty distillery. I live in PA, too, there were no problems that I encountered. Then again I doubt the LCB knew I was importing alcohol. Whiskey no less.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:38 AM   #7
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From searching in the past, some wines and liquors are sometimes a little cheaper online, but then considering the shipping rates, worrying about handling, etc. balances it out I think. Ordering something special is a different story, but just to save some money I think it is a no go. Because at the end I don't think you save any (of course, always depends on your location, etc. too)
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:44 AM   #8
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From my experience, no. But I say it's worth it for the fact that it grants you access to beers that you wouldn't otherwise be able to buy locally. For instance....
Dogfish Head - I cannot get it anywhere out here, but I can buy it online. There are plenty of beers that I have yet to try because of geography.
It's not something I do every day, but once in a great while I will do it.

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