Is this price a rip off? Why is vodka so expensive in USA?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Is this price a rip off? Why is vodka so expensive in USA?

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BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Get taaka

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Why is vodka so expensive in USA?
marketing
Is this price a rip off?
Yes. Get something that's less of a meme.
Vodka is 38.5% grain alcohol, and the rest of it is water. If anyone tries to be snotty about vodka, punch them.

JunkTop
JunkTop

I need to buy vodka for my frat brothers will they be ok if I buy cheap stuff?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Paying for friends and 5/10 alkie girls

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

I live in Chicago and frequent Binny's. They often have the best prices and a massive selection. That doesn't seem too high for me. Of course I could get a much cheaper bottle for less if I wanted to.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

*blocks your path*

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Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I live in Chicago
Admitting to living in chiraq.
At least say you're from the burbs.

Techpill
Techpill

its subject to excise tax brainlet

Snarelure
Snarelure

25 bucks for a fifth of geese sounds right. But I would buy Stoli instead.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Huh?

WebTool
WebTool

Skyy Vodka and only Skyy Vodka.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

yes, Grey Goose is a ripoff

TechHater
TechHater

literally just buy handles of popov. make a meme out of it, college kids love that kind of stupid shit.

Inmate
Inmate

You should be able to buy a liter of it for like $13 bucks (lower end than greygoose mind you)

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

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5mileys
5mileys

should be 40% brah

hairygrape
hairygrape

This is surprisingly good

Flameblow
Flameblow

That price seems about right, reach for the stuff on the bottom shelf.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Expensive???? Dude a 700ml bottle of grey goose in my country is like $70, pic related.

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kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Compared to Canada, American booze prices are cheap. Compared to Mexico, American prices are expensive. Yikes to New Zealanders.

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Skullbone
Skullbone

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SniperWish
SniperWish

god bless australia

JunkTop
JunkTop

you realize you can get the trashest shit on the shelf, run it through a charcoal filter a few times, and have grey goose-tier vodka, right?

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PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

This would be just a hair under 50 US dollars

That's New Zealand Dollars which makes it's price 54.7 USD.

That's AUD so it's 49.33 USD

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Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

$25 buckaroos here in USA!

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Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

that's twenty dollars less than it was in 2009ish. it's also fifteen dollars more than a fifth of burnettes

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

No tell me how

MPmaster
MPmaster

We know from OP

likme
likme

For 50ml less.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

If you insist on Grey Goose just buy the generic Costco version. If you're trying to impress people pour it into an empty Grey Goose bottle.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Is this a real life hack that can be easily done?

Methshot
Methshot

literally what I said

yes

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

God bless Mr. Daniel Murphy

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PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Buy titos silly

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

they're frat brothers
of course it is you dip
buy Smirnoff if you really care but that's as expensive as you should go

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Hello my bc friend

Yeah, it's rough up here. You should see it out in Iceland, I've got some family out there and every fucking time, all the booze is stupid expensive because they tax based on volume OF alcohol, not alcohol BY volume.

girlDog
girlDog

Why is vodka so expensive in USA?
how much is it suppose to cost?

5mileys
5mileys

will they be ok

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iluvmen
iluvmen

So 700ml of beer is taxed the same as 700ml of vodka?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

free

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

I will never, ever, ever

EVER

EVER

understand why people pay more than absolute rock bottom prices for vodka

youtube.com/watch?v=yCrKjZrg-eA

I think I am being memed every timed by you idiots. Save your money for the brown stuff that actually tastes like something

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takes2long
takes2long

kurwa pierogi
that`s a fucking rip-off a literal meme created by French jews

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

bottom shelf popov wins out over lower mid-range shit like smirnoff and svedka

No. Just no. As a real professional alcoholic who doesn't make any money from it I can say that Popov is not good. I do blind taste tests all the time when I pull a random handle out from under my bed in the middle of the night, and every time I pull Popov I know immediately. Maybe I've just bought skunky bottles in the past - because lower end vodka is pretty inconsistent in general - but Popov is absolute shit. I do agree with him that price doesn't often correspond to quality with vodka, but this guy losses all respect in my blood shot eyes when he chooses Popov.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

USA
Expensive
Try Australia.

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Is everything expensive in Australia or do you just have high alcohol taxes and import tariffs? It seems like you fuckers are always drunk.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

This, remember kids, the cheaper the vodka the better.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Well, both. Everything is way more expensive, especially shit like alcohol and cigarettes.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

especially shit like alcohol and cigarettes

But is that because of taxes and the government trying to incentivize cutting down on bad habits? I'm originally from Hawaii and things were expensive because it was a tourist destination and almost everything needed to be shipped from the mainland, but you're an entire continent.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

you just buy kirkland vodka which is the exact same thing but cheaper

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

We do definitely have higher taxes on those goods to try combat bad habits, but we also profit a lot off the sales of them. But why everything else is also way more expensive is beyond me.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Because we are a nation of leaners, not lifters.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Minimum wage is a lot higher in Oz than the States and Canada
AU: $18.29
CAN: $10.85-$14.00
USA: $7.25
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country

TreeEater
TreeEater

Which is accounted for in the exchange rate, but everything still seems much more expensive after converting to $US.

Nojokur
Nojokur

Too drunk and tired to look it up, but is there any US state that actually pays federal minimum wage? I don't remember the last time I've met anyone who makes under $10/hr.

girlDog
girlDog

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_wage_in_the_United_States#List_by_jurisdiction

w8t4u
w8t4u

mississippi
none

Fucking hell, what's wrong with the South?

Playboyize
Playboyize

No state minimum wage law. Federal rates apply, although some small businesses exempt from FMWA may not be covered.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

At least cigarettes are dirt cheap down there. Used to work with someone who would take orders for cartons when her family came up to visit.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Literally just run it through a water purifier if you want high quality vodka. It's all the same shit, just difference in distilling

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Everything is expensive in Australia. Domestic production of a lot of agricultural things is low, because the entire middle part of their country is an ancient red desert full of spiders and snakes and flies and abbos. So they have to import a ton of shit, and then they put huge goddamned taxes on everything to support the melange of white trash and African savages that serve as an underclass in a nation full of convicts, Plus an $18 minimum wage means everything's more expensive (although you can still get great deals at farmer's markets).

p.s. Sydney and Melbourne are pretty trash, fuck around Brisbane and go to Australia Zoo, then either fuck around the NT or go through the wine country, boozing and eating sausages and making friends with doggos. Or just go to NZ, it's much nicer overall and the food's better.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

So it's basically like Hawaii except not pretty and all the wildlife is going to kill you? I watched a documentary a few years ago about your toads and it turns out they are the same ones in Hawaii, that infested the place from sugarcane imports back in the day.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Actually, our agriculture is pretty self sufficient. Very little of the raw produce sold to the consumer originates overseas. It's manufacturing that is screwed here. There is very little value adding industry left, to the point that we sell unprocessed ore to China and then buy the finished steel back from them.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Not him, but Taaka is pretty cheap, but decent tasting.

I usually get Borski. It's 8.99 for a 1.75 lt jug and it's pretty smooth for the price.

MPmaster
MPmaster

They still have to follow the federal minimum.

WebTool
WebTool

Why is vodka so expensive in USA?
If you are buying any name brand of vodka (e.g. Grey Goose; Svedka; Belvedere) it's marketed to all hell and people will buy it regardless of quality or price. Federal alcohol tax is significant, but individual states levy alcohol taxes on top of that and it can get outrageous.
The best part of drinking vodka is that even cheap vodkas are so devoid of taste that they can easily substitute in any mixed drink, so unless you intend to drink it neat, you can buy a $10 fifth and still make out alright

SniperGod
SniperGod

not buying russian standard and beluga when super fancy

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

This or other cheap shit and filter it.

farquit
farquit

Listerine?

Playboyize
Playboyize

blocks your bottom shelf

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