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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:00 PM

After 11 years, 'Two-Buck Chuck' wine price increases to $2.49

Source: San Jose Mercury News

The price of gas goes up, taxes go up, but "Two Buck Chuck'' stayed the same for more than a decade.

No longer. After an 11-year run, the $1.99 price of a bottle of "Two Buck Chuck" wine has disappeared from Trader Joe's in California.

... Joe's had maintained its $1.99 price for 11 years but "quite a bit has happened during those years and the move to $2.49 allows us to offer the same quality that has made the wine famous the world over," Trader Joe's spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said in an email to this newspaper.

Trader Joe's has sold 5 million cases of Charles Shaw wine a year -- for a total of 660 million bottles, according to its wholesaler, Bronco Wine Co. based in Ceres.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_22420517/trader-joes-two-buck-chuck-price-rises-249-bottle

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Reply After 11 years, 'Two-Buck Chuck' wine price increases to $2.49 (Original post)
Newsjock Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #2
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #5
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #3
Siwsan Jan 2013 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Jan 2013 #7
cloudbase Jan 2013 #6
riderinthestorm Jan 2013 #8
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #9
madville Jan 2013 #10
LTR Jan 2013 #18
RedCappedBandit Jan 2013 #11
catnhatnh Jan 2013 #12
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #13
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #14
petronius Jan 2013 #15
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #16
LTR Jan 2013 #17

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:02 PM

1. Two Buck and Fourty Nine Chuck doesn't sound right.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:04 PM

2. arrrrrrgggg...

I'm still waiting for the Trader Joe's to open in Denver... Fuck I miss them

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:11 PM

5. It shouldn't be too much longer now.

Last I heard the Denver store developer was in a race to beat the Boulder store developer. Which means both places will be getting theirs soon.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:07 PM

3. Whole Foods has $2 Chard, Merlot and Cab

Better than Chuck and OK for the night's 3rd bottle.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:08 PM

4. In Michigan it's "Three Buck Chuck"

I just bought a case. Wonder if it's going up to $3.49, here.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:20 PM

7. Same in Tucson because, you know, our Republican leaders don'T

Believe in taxes except for poor people.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:16 PM

6. $2.89 in Houston.

The price differential may have something to do with different state tax rates.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:20 PM

8. Its been $3.49 chuck for a long while in the store nearest me...



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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:22 PM

9. still nifty at two fifty.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:24 PM

10. I'm waiting for "Two Dollar Tree"

Even that crap in there can't stay a dollar forever.

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Response to madville (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:53 PM

18. i love Dollar Tree!

Okay, not a high end store by any means, but I've found some good stuff there. A recent purchase netted me Guns n' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" for a buck. And they used to be better for reading glasses before the styles started getting ugly.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:27 PM

11. They can't even sell wine in my state

Freakin ridiculous imo.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:36 PM

12. Can I trademark...

"Deuce and a Half Juice"????

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:43 PM

13. DU members react to news of 'Two-Buck Chuck' price increase...






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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:48 PM

14. Very lazy reporting. It went to $3 in LA years and years ago, and I know that it has been at least

 

that much in IL, AZ. OR. and NV for years as well.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:51 PM

15. Why do you gotta go and ruin such an otherwise wonderful day?



But I guess this is fair, and still a tasty deal for swigging wine...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:36 PM

16. It's still great wine for the price. Whole Paycheck still has theirs at $2 but I expect them to

price fix in accordance with TJ's any day now. I hate to spend $ there. When I do it's often their loss leaders like this.

TJ's is a bit too far to be convenient without a car.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:48 PM

17. Three Buck Chuck in Wisconsin

Still the best $3 wine I ever had.

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