Strategy/ Tips going into Black Friday and Saving for BD

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Strategy/ Tips going into Black Friday and Saving for BD

#1 Post by M.Sysak » November 21st, 2020, 10:09 am

Dove head first into the wine hobby this year.....2020 has some positives...
Hoping folks can communicate where the Black Friday/Cyber Monday/ Holiday Deals will generally be found. Also, with BD around the corner, how do you prep for that mayhem?? Happy Hunting! Michael
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#2 Post by Douglas Breen » November 21st, 2020, 10:30 am

Sandler wine usually has additional deals for Black Friday. They have 4-6 pinots for $25 a bottle with shipping included. Most will be single vineyard designate pinots. He also makes wines for August West and others. That is one I’ve got the past few Black Fridays. There are already a few offers on commerce corner also.

BD day is usually a day I look for new wineries to try and some super deals on wine and other products. I’ve averaged $500 expenditures the past few years. Some of the best deals and wines I’ve experienced!

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#3 Post by Max S. » November 21st, 2020, 10:37 am

I dont really look for Black Friday deals, dont generally see any that are worth it. I usually look for end of year sales and very excited for Berserker Day this year!
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#4 Post by Siun o'Connell » November 21st, 2020, 11:29 am

I just save up for Berserker Day since the offers and the wineries represented are so good. Most of the producers I buy from otherwise are by allocation only so I’m not in the market for the kinds of deals the retailers may offer.

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#5 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 21st, 2020, 11:30 am

For those who can easily buy from HDH, they often have good deals. WHWC does as well.

Last year I got a bunch of Krug 164 mags on bf/cm for <400.

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#6 Post by Andrew Gold » November 21st, 2020, 1:13 pm

HDH had some decent black friday sale last year, no clue if it's happening again this year.

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#7 Post by Patrick T a y l o r » November 21st, 2020, 1:34 pm

There are some good deals right now, as we are nearing the end of the shipping window for much of the country.

I tend to save my $ for Berserker Day. There are some really excellent offers. I suggest browsing the last couple of BD forums to get an idea. And, there is a "What Berserker Day Wines are your Drinking" thread on this board, and lots of folks also post BD wines on Cellartracker.

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HDH = Hart Davis Hart Wine Company
WHWC = Woodland Hills Wine Company
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#8 Post by M.Sysak » November 21st, 2020, 4:54 pm

HDH = & WHWC = , thank you
I have looked into last years offers to start some research/targets, particularly looking at the multi annuals...
I do like discovering new companies but dont want it to be completely blind.
Budget for BD already in mind
BD wine drinking thread is a nice idea as well
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#9 Post by J.Vizuete » November 21st, 2020, 5:45 pm

I don’t feel that Black Friday is all that big a deal in the wine industry compared to consumer goods.. eager to be proven wrong. I think the consensus wisdom will be just to save up for BD12
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#10 Post by Mike Stoneking » November 21st, 2020, 9:02 pm

M.Sysak wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 10:09 am
Dove head first into the wine hobby this year.....2020 has some positives...
Hoping folks can communicate where the Black Friday/Cyber Monday/ Holiday Deals will generally be found. Also, with BD around the corner, how do you prep for that mayhem?? Happy Hunting! Michael
Being Grand Cru Cru is the single best way to prep for BD. You get the preview the day before to see all the deals as well as getting many early release offers only for GCC members. Take the day off, be ready to spend, have space for the bottles and be ready for the "Is this more wine?" as the boxes pile up.
ITB..............Someone has to drink all this damn wine.
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