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PreferDine - scam or great deal?

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


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...

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  1. $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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          1. re: vulber

            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.

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

      1. 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.