> of a new survey confirm that millions of teenagers either buy alcohol
> online or know an underage friend who does.
the wine business, and without exception they ship UPS and require an
adult signature upon delivery. In case you hadn't looked, the cost of
shipping is high enough that it's only worth online orders for high
priced stuff, ten bucks a bottle and up. the typical online order is
a hundred bucks or more, hardly attractive to kids.
> Wine and Spirits Wholesales of America, Inc. (WSWA), the trade group
> that commissioned the survey.
on alcoholic beverage sales in the US, with a three-tier system from
maker to wholesaler to store. The wholesalers realize that the value
they provide is vastly less than the high markup they command, and
they are desperately trying to kill online sales and anything else
that will allow consumers to avoid going through them. Hence this
totally bogus survey.