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pm_your_masterpiece OP t1_j4w2ku7 wrote

I'm not asking them to go private... I want them to make their prices competitive with the states around us so that it ISN'T cost beneficial for me to buy out of state. Even if you lived 3 hours from Delaware it is STILL cost beneficial between gas and savings on liquor and wine to go to Delaware. While you're there you'll likely also visit a restaurant or do other kinds of shopping. The ripple effects to their economy is huge. WE should be gaining those benefits HERE. Our buying power should be drawing in residents from other states to spend their money HERE. It's not rocket science.


forgotmycheese t1_j4wma6x wrote

If you think it’s a good use of anyone’s time to drive 6 hours to save $8 a handle on liquor (using Tito’s for comparison) then fine. But they’re gonna use 12 gallons of gas assuming 25 mpg and 50 mph average and the average price of gas in DE is about $3.26 a gallon so that’s $39 in gas alone. Maybe it makes sense to go to DE for liquor if if they’re buying 5 handles and value their time at $0/hour.

I think you’re seriously overestimating the number of people who drive out of state specifically to get lower prices on liquor. Maybe that’s what you do but most people would probably pay an extra $8 than drive an hour for the one handle they buy every other month at most.


pm_your_masterpiece OP t1_j4xdjki wrote

You save over $100/case on wine in DE, even more on liquor. It's well worth it.