Budweiser vs. Presidente...which do you think costs more in the DR?

suarezn

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That makes sense since nobody drinks Budweiser in The DR. I remember I was once at a place in The DR where they had a two for one special on Budweiser and even then they weren't selling, because people thought it tasted like water with pi$$.

Now why does Miller sell at a premium when in fact they are pretty much the same crappy kind of beer? That's an example of great advertisement and market positioning. It probably doesn't hurt that Miller is distributed by Presidente's parent company.
 

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I was in the Playero Supermarket in Sosua yesterday. Bud and Budlight were 205 pesos per six pack and Presidente was.. 255!! :ninja:
Well, it doesn't make sense to me.
The import should be way more expensive, IMHO, if for no other reason, the transport and taxes.
 

Kyle

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i can be corrected on this but i've never really seen anyone ever drinking Budweiser at a bar/club, beach or anywhere.
 

rio2003

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Cheap Bud....

I was in the Playero Supermarket in Sosua yesterday. Bud and Budlight were 205 pesos per six pack and Presidente was.. 255!! :ninja:
Not that this is usually a problem in the DR, but could it have been nearing its sell by date and being sold off cheaply?

:ermm:

Rio
 

Rocky

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Not that this is usually a problem in the DR, but could it have been nearing its sell by date and being sold off cheaply?

:ermm:

Rio
Actually, that wouldn't be the least bit surprising.
Maybe even Budweiser exporting some less than adequate inventory?
They manage to send us defective Duracells, so why not beer too?
 

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when ordering stock for a large supermarket chain, outside the US, no one sits at a desk writing a list, case of this, 3 cases of that. foodstuffs are bought by mixed truckload/container, gimme 2 containers for example. these are packed by a giant wholesale exporter and will contain a wide variety of products. that is why you see some rather strange amounts of a product and equally out of whack pricing at times. i have found A-1 steak sauce at half the price of what it sells for in the states. so a container going to the DR will probably contain beer because the exporter doesn't differentiate when it comes to where the container is going. it will most likely contain cigars as well.
 

49erman

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It is always tough to get the thought of those imported beers cooking in a container on a dock in Haina for a week or two. Also, the born on dates on some of them are pretty ridiculous- like 7-8 months sometimes..
 

Kyle

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i'm not sure what you call it in the DR but i have tasted some skunky presidente's in my time....
 

DavidZ

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Im sure there's a reason for the Bud being "on sale"...but it still baffles me that the local beer here is so expensive...even more than possibly slightly aged Imported. if AmBev can sell Brahma for almost half the price of Presidente...why can't they (Cerveceria/Presidente) lower their price???

I know, I know.."because they don't have to..." but still....
 

suarezn

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Ambev is only doing that because they are desperately trying to take away market share from Presidente. A very large part of the cost of the beer is government taxes, which they all pay so that tells you right there Ambev is flooding the market with low prices in the hope people will get used to their brands. That along with the introduction of many brands is normally their strategy when they go into a market and it usually works.
 

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presidente at best is ok,and i've had more then my share of skunky ones.
They don't come that way from Presidente.
It's the bar staff who don't have a clue about rotation.
They look at you like you're from another planet, when you tell them to do it.
Eventually they get down to the old stock one day and they're all skunky by then.
The supermarkets are not much better at rotating either, so it's a double whammy.
If you buy direct from Presidente and rotate your stock, you'll never get skunk beer.