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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    20 Mar '13 16:30
    Today in Britain, the Chancellor of the Exchequer
    presented his budget. One of the things he did
    was to lower the price of beer by one penny a pint
    to come into effect next Sunday.

    Will this one little act seem more important to the
    British people than the harder deeper economic
    problems that they must solve?

    Will the ordinary Brit in the street be more happy
    about the fact that his pint is now going to be
    cheaper this weekend instead of other budget worries?
  2. Dublin Ireland
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    20 Mar '13 16:41
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Put them all in a jar
    and then at the weekend
    you can take them out
    to spend on another jar
    down the local.
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    20 Mar '13 17:58
    Which bar or supermarkets in the UK are going to lower the prices of their beer by 1p?
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    20 Mar '13 18:14
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Which bar or supermarkets in the UK are going to lower the prices of their beer by 1p?
    The one in John O'Groats.
  5. Dublin Ireland
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    20 Mar '13 19:35
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Which bar or supermarkets in the UK are going to lower the prices of their beer by 1p?
    Supermarkets use alcohol sales as a loss leader
    because they know that it always sells well anyway.

    They have alcohol on special offer deals just to
    get people into the shop and once in there they hope
    that the customer will spend money on other items
    which are not regarded as cheap.
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    20 Mar '13 19:44
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Supermarkets use alcohol sales as a loss leader
    because they know that it always sells well anyway.

    They have alcohol on special offer deals just to
    get people into the shop and once in there they hope
    that the customer will spend money on other items
    which are not regarded as cheap.
    That's the policy in most shops I think and a policy for business I guess. If I remember correctly, the profit on car sales is not on the car itself but service and spareparts. Not quite the same thing, but in business perhaps you must give something to get something - isn't that so?
  7. Dublin Ireland
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    20 Mar '13 19:55
    Originally posted by lolof
    That's the policy in most shops I think and a policy for business I guess. If I remember correctly, the profit on car sales is not on the car itself but service and spareparts. Not quite the same thing, but in business perhaps you must give something to get something - isn't that so?
    What makes me laugh is here in Ireland
    we have an organization called the SIMI.

    This is the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

    But there is no motor industry in Ireland.
    What they really are is a cartel of new and
    used car sales dealerships.

    Anyway the bottom has fallen out of car sales
    ever since the recession hit here in 2008.
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    20 Mar '13 19:56
    Originally posted by lolof
    That's the policy in most shops I think and a policy for business I guess. If I remember correctly, the profit on car sales is not on the car itself but service and spareparts. Not quite the same thing, but in business perhaps you must give something to get something - isn't that so?
    So bars make their money off of peanuts and pretzels?

    I'm guessing that one penny per pint won't be going away, but into the owner's pocket.
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    20 Mar '13 20:03
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    So bars make their money off of peanuts and pretzels?

    I'm guessing that one penny per pint won't be going away, but into the owner's pocket.
    What I would suggest would happen realistically is the following.

    The duty ( tax ) on beer is reduced by the British Government
    by one penny a pint so less revenue returns to the exchequer
    from this product. But the actual business ( bar )
    will not pass on this reduction to the customer so therefore
    the price of beer will remain unchanged to the customer.
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    20 Mar '13 20:53
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    So bars make their money off of peanuts and pretzels?
    Is that what he said?

    You keep trying to look pretty serving drinks with your tits hanging out and let the business minds take care of sales.
  11. Dublin Ireland
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    20 Mar '13 21:001 edit
    No need to get personal Trev.

    I was looking at old photos of you the other day.

    You were with other RHP people in a bar called the Quill
    in Dublin. It's a few years ago now.


    That bar is closed down now. Gone out of business.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    20 Mar '13 21:01
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    So bars make their money off of peanuts and pretzels?

    I'm guessing that one penny per pint won't be going away, but into the owner's pocket.
    Been wondering if those peanuts and pretzel pushing bars employed Lazy Susans for the purpose.
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    20 Mar '13 21:36
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    No need to get personal Trev.

    I was looking at old photos of you the other day.

    You were with other RHP people in a bar called the Quill
    in Dublin. It's a few years ago now.


    That bar is closed down now. Gone out of business.
    She can take it... can give it out as well. No issues there i'm sure.

    No, really? 🙁

    That bar was quality. Demonseed arrived drunk and ended up crashing at the bar, we asked if that was a problem "if he throws up you're cleaning it" the bartender replied.

    Shame, i liked that place. Never went back to it though lol
  14. Dublin Ireland
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    20 Mar '13 22:01
    Originally posted by Trev33
    She can take it... can give it out as well. No issues there i'm sure.

    No, really? 🙁

    That bar was quality. Demonseed arrived drunk and ended up crashing at the bar, we asked if that was a problem "if he throws up you're cleaning it" the bartender replied.

    Shame, i liked that place. Never went back to it though lol
    Demonseed??? Lol.

    That was the name of a movie starring Julie Christie.
  15. SubscriberSuzianne
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    20 Mar '13 23:53
    Originally posted by Trev33
    She can take it... can give it out as well. No issues there i'm sure.
    We've had our moments that make that post look like a kiss and a pat on the bum.

    No worries, johnny.
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