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Liquor Library

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by thecarve, Mar 13, 2016.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    How bad are the prices? Surely they're better than hotel sundry shops, right? Much better or not enough to bother with? (I know that liquor stores on the way to the hotel are the way to go but I'm always too impatient or forgetful to tell the driver to stop somewhere.:rolleyes2:)

    Just curious. I've walked by the place umpteen times but never bothered checking.
     
  2. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

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    I've only bought tall boys in there, they are relatively reasonable. More than a 7-11, but less than the gift shop at the hotel.
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    bought some wine there once... maybe 20% higher than at home. Not bad.

    Meanwhile, there are drug stores with booze all up and down the strip if the hotel shop is to high.
     
  4. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall Low-Roller

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    I haven't even checked the place out, but I'm sure you'd find better prices at Lee's Liquor store locations. Of course, it depends on how much you're buying. If it's just a bottle or two, get it at the airport and be done with it. Paying a few bucks more a bottle isn't much as a part of your total vacation. I drive so it's always easier to make that decision.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  5. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Thanks guys. Looks like I'll hit the LL on the way to pick up my bags. :beer:
     
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    Flowers VIP Whale

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    Tried it for the first time during my most recent trip and I found the prices reasonable. There's a pretty large selection as well. Enjoy!
     
  7. spicole

    spicole Low-Roller

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    I have picked up a few items there on a couple of trips. As others have pointed out, the prices are not good, but should be better than the casino shops.

    The convenience factor is huge, however... Often you may be able to pick up whatever you are looking for before your bags are off the carousel. :)

    One of the other posters here mentioned they like to grab "one for the road" to drink in the cab line or during the ride to the hotel. Not a bad idea...
     
  8. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall Low-Roller

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    The only problem with one for the road is you risk a ticket for the cabbie. Drinks are ok in a limo or party bus, but in vehicles it's a no no Nv has an open contain law and. I would think that includes cabs. I could be wrong though as that just happened 10 or 11 years ago!

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  9. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    According to state law in Nevada, you can drink in any taxi or limo provided it is not limited by the rules of the particular taxi or limo company.

    Nevada Revised Statutes 484B.150(1) states "It is unlawful for a person to drink an alcoholic beverage while the person is driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway." However 484B.150(2)(a) provides this exception, "Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, it is unlawful for a person to have an open container of an alcoholic beverage within the passenger area of a motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is upon a highway. This subsection does not apply to the passenger area of a motor vehicle which is designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of persons for compensation."

    So if the cabbie or chauffeur, or more so their company are okay with it, drink up! :beer: :drunk:
     
  10. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall Low-Roller

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    Good to know for passing info on. I don't cab, but have friends that do. I was always under the impression it was only allowed in limos and party buses.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  11. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    Glad I can help. I only cab and limo when I'm in town so wanted to know the answer myself. Doesn't hurt that I'm an attorney too and I can't let it go with out find the statute lol.

    I've only had one cabbie in my 12 Vegas trips that didn't like me drinking in his car so we took another cab. :nono:
     
  12. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    OP here.

    I stopped in to LL on the way to pick up my bags on my most recent trip. A 750 mL Tito's vodka was $29.99 and a four pack of (250 mL/8.4 oz.) SF Red Bull was $10.99 - roughly 35% and 45% (respectively) more than what those products will run you in my neck of the woods.

    Considering the convenience, that was a premium I was more than happy to pay.
     
  13. spicole

    spicole Low-Roller

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    thecarve,

    Thanks for the follow up, especially with the prices. In my view, I can understand the strategy for Liquor Library charging a premium for the convenience. The consumer can then decide if it's worth it. (I'm on the fence, to be honest.). In any case, I definely appreciate the follow-up post!
     
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