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PreferDine - scam or great deal?

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vulber Jul 23, 2010 10:26 AM

Saw a link to this on the InsideScoopSF web page of the Chronicle:

http://www.preferdine.com/wine-deals/...

It seems like a great deal, but I don't know very much about this wine/winery, and their website is very sparse.

The site also claims to be offering deals soon on Hanzell, which I know is fully legitimate...

  1. Gustavo Glenmorangie Jul 23, 2010 10:50 AM

    $50/bottle for an unknown, untasted, unreviewed cab. Doesn't sound like such a great deal to me. Probably not a scam -- in the sense of not getting what you pay for -- but I can't imagine not being able to find a better way to spend $300+ on six bottles of wine.

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      vulber Jul 23, 2010 10:52 AM

      It would be $36 for 6 bottles of wine

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        Gustavo Glenmorangie Jul 23, 2010 10:57 AM

        Re-read it.

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          vulber Jul 23, 2010 11:05 AM

          is that past or present tense

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            Gustavo Glenmorangie Jul 23, 2010 11:15 AM

            Present tense, I suppose, but the sentence is imperative, not declarative.

            I.e., I didn't re-read it, but you should before you send them $36 for the "rights" to buy 6 bottles of so-called $90/bottle wine for a mere $270.

            I think I should restate my assessment of the deal as scam. To the extent this is meant to be read as delivering 6 bottles for $36 it is a scam.

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      chuckl Jul 23, 2010 12:05 PM

      they say their wine is "acclaimed," but who is acclaiming it besides them?

      1. p
        PreferDine Jul 26, 2010 02:14 PM

        My name is Robert and I am of the owners of PreferDine.com/PreferWine.com.

        The $36 price is to unlock a 6 pack of wine. The site recently offered $48 to unlock a 6 pack of Hanzell Cab for under $300. Before we even considered offering this to the public we searched the entire internet for a better price; we couldn't find one.

        Now, for those of you who think the site may be confusing or are having trouble "reading" what the offer is, starting Sunday night, we have changed the site to allow the customer to purchase the actual wine. No unlock code to get "x" amount of bottles for "x" price. We want to make if very clear to consumers what we are offering.

        If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me at rscheff@preferdine.com.

        Robert
        PreferDine

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