Getting pretty tired of the Zombie Jeebus shit today. (i.imgur.com)

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52 comments submitted at 04:38:15 on Apr 21, 2014 by ClassyTurkey

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  • Pussy_Money_Swedes
  • 6 Points
  • 05:15:35, 21 April

If it's not a law, fuck the sign. Take the beer to the register, if they reference the sign, reference your lawyer's business card, put exact change by the register and walk out with the beer.

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  • chadsexytime
  • 2 Points
  • 06:24:10, 21 April

So you're against the freedom of the store to dictate what they can and cannot sell? Is it simply because its in teh store and accessible that you have decided that it is for sale?

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  • Brook420
  • 6 Points
  • 07:23:59, 21 April

I work in retail and that is actually fair reasoning.

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  • Malphael
  • -3 Points
  • 07:49:16, 21 April

>So you're against the freedom of the store to dictate what they can and cannot sell?

If they ostensibly hold it out for sale? Yes.

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  • LegendMerry
  • 3 Points
  • 08:10:57, 21 April

The sign negates that. They quite obviously do not intend for that item to be for sale.

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  • Malphael
  • -3 Points
  • 08:17:26, 21 April

No, but they ostensible hold themselves out to be a seller of alcohol.

If I come into your store with the intention of buying alcohol, and then you say "Oh, so sorry, not selling alcohol today" despite you selling it virtually any other day, then you've gotten me to come into your store under false pretenses.

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  • IrkedAtheist
  • 1 Points
  • 08:52:27, 21 April

Seriously, I can't see how this is something that could be considered substantial harm to you that requires any form of compensation. I imagine any court would consider you to be wasting their time.

This comes across as more than a little self entitled.

How about just taking your business elsewhere?

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  • Malphael
  • 1 Points
  • 09:01:45, 21 April

Lets say I want to buy a case of beer.

That requires me to stop what I'm doing, drive 15 minutes to the store, using up fuel in my car, only to find out that the store won't sell me the beer I want for some arbitrary reason. (Again, emphasis that this is a store that normally sells beer happily, just for some reason today they won't). Then I have to drive home, taking another 15 minutes and fuel.

The store has essentially robbed me of 30 minutes of my life and the cost of the fuel to get there by holding themselves out as sellers of something that I want to buy, only for me to get there and find out that they will not in fact sell it to me.

Of course it's not something that a court would consider, but whether or not something is WRONG does not hinge on whether or not you can be sued for it.

I'm not blaming the store in question here. Their hands are tied by law.

I was simply pointing out that as a business, you shouldn't be able to just arbitrarily decide what you will and will not sell to customers if you hold yourself out to them as selling products.

And while the example I listed is petty, and not something to get worked up about, stores have used tactics just like this to trick people into shopping there. Bait and switch tactics for example are derivative of this.

The goal is to get someone into your store under the pretense that there is something there that they want to buy, only to discover that it is "Sold Out" (Read: never had any) but please feel free to browse these much more expensive deals while our pushy sales people accost you at every turn.

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  • LegendMerry
  • 1 Points
  • 08:54:02, 21 April

Does the store only sell alcohol? I am assuming not, otherwise why are they even open.

If they sell more than simply alcohol, there is no trickery here, just a store abiding by the law (however stupid the law is).

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  • Malphael
  • 1 Points
  • 09:04:16, 21 April

Well, I was more building a hypothetical where a store wasn't bound by law not to sell, but rather just decided "Fuck you, no beer today"

Being prevented from selling something by law, fine. It's shitty and it's a stupid law, but whatever, that's life.

But a business just arbitrarily deciding that they're not selling something after holding out to people that they do in fact sell that thing?

No, fuck them. That's wrong.