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Poll: You go out and order a beer - something in the middle of the road price-wise, like a Sam Adams or a Blue Moon. How much does it cost where you live?
  • 0.2% - $1 20
  • 7.1% - $2-3 756
  • 25.7% - $4-5 2729
  • 9.5% - $5-6 1005
  • 3.7% - $6-7 388
  • 1.3% - $7-10 133
  • 0.2% - $10+ 19
  • 52.4% - I don’t drink beer. 5570
10620 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

generalgr147


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Impressed at the number of people who don't like beer...

Grim

owenv!


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tally looks strangely biased towards utahians

balisane


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3000+ votes at 1:03am? This woot poll ballot stuffing is so weird.

YOU SUCH A JOLLY MR. SNOWMAN
DANCE

johnsodr


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how could 97.7% of respondents be so stupid?

charliehart1


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all you non beer drinkers disappoint me

kingskater


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This data has got to be fake.

grey5730


quality posts: 0 Private Messages grey5730

Am I the only one whose vote isn't registering? And why are there over 3000 votes this early in the morning?

nenzon


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The woot staff is obviously more in favor of wine by the number of votes they spammed

klstrader


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Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that's weird... If it is real, then do you all just not drink beer, or do you all not drink any alcohol?

hongkonger


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Why go out and ORDER a Sam Adams or Blue Moon instead of buying a case and drinking it at home for about a buck a bottle while listening to your Onkyo 5.1CH 3D-Ready Home Theater System?

Therefore, my answer to your poll would be A through D, inclusive!

Idahomojo


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Woot, why are you being so discriminatory to the people who have to spend $3.50 on a beer?

ceagee


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What about IBC rootbeer ?
Does that count ?
I seldom have the occasion for other beer anymore. More of a wine drinker.

The price has gone up quite a bit, like everything else. And I don't do diet, so.... it is a special treat at that.

I know there are more gourmet brands, but I live in the sticks and this is gourmet for us. The glass bottles I think make the rootbeer. and beer for that matter. Cans, bah -- Anyone else feel that way ?

johncran


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More people need to start drinking beer.

mrbarister


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"I don't drink beer," doesn't even answer the question! If one of the possibilities were "I don't know," or "I'm not sure," that would be a different story. I don't drink beer. Wish I did. It's cheaper than hard liquor. That doesn't mean, I can't buy beers for my friends or the hottie who keeps staring at me and licking her lips at the end of the bar. My wife and I pretend we don't know each other sometimes. >B-)

themcnasty


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Just wait until normal people start waking up. I can't imagine the actual demographic of Woot is so against beer.

jonathanluu2


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This is a poll to see the demographic of people who would buy beer if there was a beer-woot. They even ask What Price We Pay for our beer to crunch the numbers to see if they can produce Beer-deals for the woot community.

I see whats going on here! Conspiracy!!

peaston75


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There are most definitely false votes in this poll.

dunc0029


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I wish the results were accurate. I don't drink alcohol at all, and never have. I'm atheist, so it's not religiously motivated, I just don't believe any good comes out of it, ever.

davidmcgill


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Can they "Reset" the voting?

bbkf


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Thats the problem with WOOT selling Mr. Beer kits......now no one likes beer. If only people bought real homebrewing equipment, they'd like beer more.

tryggerone


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So, I'm more of a bourbon man, and I've been known to enjoy a bottle of wine as well. Beer is another matter entirely, and while I'm not a huge fan, I've found a few that I can enjoy, so I clicked one of the ranges that applies to the beers I like. When I saw that about 80% of respondents claim they don't drink beer, it seemed likely this poll was bogus somehow. I find I'm often the minority when drinking bourbon or wine, while the majority is throwing back brewskis. Of course, that's just my local sample and not indicative of an unbiased, peer-reviewed, scientific research, such as this poll.

RKett


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dunc0029 wrote:I wish the results were accurate. I don't drink alcohol at all, and never have. I'm atheist, so it's not religiously motivated, I just don't believe any good comes out of it, ever.



Agreed, I bought my first computer in '85 for what I saved in beer money in college

feliphilia


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ceagee wrote:What about IBC rootbeer ?
Does that count ?
I seldom have the occasion for other beer anymore. More of a wine drinker.

The price has gone up quite a bit, like everything else. And I don't do diet, so.... it is a special treat at that.

I know there are more gourmet brands, but I live in the sticks and this is gourmet for us. The glass bottles I think make the rootbeer. and beer for that matter. Cans, bah -- Anyone else feel that way ?



Agreed, beer in cans is terrible. Draft is best, which is a reason for paying $3.50 for a pint instead of drinking a bottle at home. But bottles are way better than cans.

davidmcgill


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bbkf wrote:Thats the problem with WOOT selling Mr. Beer kits......now no one likes beer. If only people bought real homebrewing equipment, they'd like beer more.



BWAAHAHAHA

johnnymercer


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"I don't drink beer." is a bad option. Isn't the intent of this poll to see how much the price of mid-level beers stacks up?

Just because somebody doesn't drink beer doesn't exempt them from knowing the price of beer in their area. Heck, I'm a teetotaler and I still know the going rate for decent beer in Kansas.

JRRB


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klstrader wrote:Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that's weird... If it is real, then do you all just not drink beer, or do you all not drink any alcohol?



I don't drink any alcohol. I was raised by teetotaler parents (my dad's father died because he was an alcoholic). When I got older I tasted beer, wine and other alcholic beverages. Some of it tasted nice, but it really didn't do anything for me. I occasionally cook with alcohol, but I choose not to drink it.

RacerD


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owenv! wrote:tally looks strangely biased towards utahians



that word is made up

jeparz


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...and now you know why there is no beer.woot!

wickedd365


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Depends on the size. I usually get the "big" beer so it averages about $5-6.

I did just pick up some limited Saint Arnold's Bishops Barrel 2 for $8 a 12 oz. bottle. Totally worth it. So tasty.

tsero4


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Here in Norway a middle of the road beer costs about 60 kroner which I think is like $12.

dunderhead


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tryggerone wrote:So, I'm more of a bourbon man, and I've been known to enjoy a bottle of wine as well. Beer is another matter entirely, and while I'm not a huge fan, I've found a few that I can enjoy, so I clicked one of the ranges that applies to the beers I like. When I saw that about 80% of respondents claim they don't drink beer, it seemed likely this poll was bogus somehow. I find I'm often the minority when drinking bourbon or wine, while the majority is throwing back brewskis. Of course, that's just my local sample and not indicative of an unbiased, peer-reviewed, scientific research, such as this poll.



Or maybe if they bought craft beer instead of Bud Light.

regards,
dunderhead

lipophilia


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Homebrew (and not from Mr. Beer) - not cheap, but very tasty. Per glass, I couldn't tell you.

SmokeHamster


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Just moved back from Norway, where it cost $12 for a small beer and $15 for a slightly larger small beer. BRUTAL. and $25 six packs at the grocery store was ruff to deal with. Sure is one way to pay for universal health-care for all of its citizens though!

Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

bsanf3


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I generally don't drink beer, but when I do I buy by the pitcher.

hippie1981


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I live in rural Wisconsin....one of those would probably cost $3-4. Now if I went to Madison or Milwaukee, I would expect to pay twice that.

rolede


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Failed to include Michelob Ultra Lite Cider (Gluten Free)

byssus02


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ceagee wrote:What about IBC rootbeer ?
Does that count ?
I seldom have the occasion for other beer anymore. More of a wine drinker.

The price has gone up quite a bit, like everything else. And I don't do diet, so.... it is a special treat at that.

I know there are more gourmet brands, but I live in the sticks and this is gourmet for us. The glass bottles I think make the rootbeer. and beer for that matter. Cans, bah -- Anyone else feel that way ?



I used to, but then I found out that cans are actually a superior vessel to transport beer. LIGHT is the real enemy, along with many rapid temperature changes. But while brown bottles may let less light in than green, cans let NO light in. Also, they chill faster and IMO are more durable and easier to transport. The canned beer revolution is gaining ground. I mean, you're gonna pour it into a glass anyway...right......right...?

jimandsyd


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generalgr147 wrote:Impressed at the number of people who don't like beer...



I thought it was stupid of them to reply to the poll.

denalynndraca


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I realized after I answered that I really dont know. If I am drinking beer, usually its from a growler from the local brewery or a six pack of craft beer I bought. It is very rare I drink beer out. Usually, I either get water or go with a cocktail.