Why do customers do this?

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weihenweizen
beers 4204 º places 459 º 02:50 Sat 2/18/2012

They think it is fresher. I get the better date on the milk and would check the date of an IPA or IIPA, but I don’t think it is going to make much difference for Bud Light (or other light pale lager).

 
Hubsluvsbeer
beers 2 º 03:43 Sat 2/18/2012

ive been to places where the workers are lazy (not saying you are :))and put the warm beverages in front of cold instead of rotating, so for a while it was a habit to grab from the back just to make sure it was cold.

 
Ayankee
06:55 Sat 2/18/2012

99% of the time it is because they think it is colder.

 
Cletus
beers 6368 º places 233 º 07:04 Sat 2/18/2012

Originally posted by Fratto
People do this with milk all the time as well. I don’t get it.


They have to have those two extra days on the best buy date. That’s everything!

 
DYCSoccer17
beers 3714 º places 336 º 07:05 Sat 2/18/2012

When I was new to good beer, I used to do this for some of the aforementioned reasons. I worried about the beer being light-struck, and worried that product isn’t being rotated. I still do it sometimes, and on a couple of occasions I have found some aged vintage beers that got lost in the back of the shuffle that I would prefer over the fresh version. I just scored a Rodenbach Vintage 2007 (this vintage is sublime), when there was Vintage 2009 up front on the shelf.

 
GatorGuy92
beers 38 º 07:11 Sat 2/18/2012

I’ve done it to get colder beer, most likely reason IMO.

 
jake65
beers 4033 º places 152 º 07:35 Sat 2/18/2012

Originally posted by Cletus
Originally posted by Fratto
People do this with milk all the time as well. I don’t get it.


They have to have those two extra days on the best buy date. That’s everything!


I always do this with milk, but have never done it with beer. Hmmmm, maybe I’m missing out?

 
DA
places 1 º 08:49 Sat 2/18/2012

Could also be they want to make sure they are getting six of the same beer. I know some stores around here allow people to break up six packs/buy singles, and quite a few times I’ve grabbed the front sixer only to find that some person had swapped a couple different beers into it.

 
JMerritt
places 72 º 09:01 Sat 2/18/2012

Originally posted by Cletus
Originally posted by Fratto
People do this with milk all the time as well. I don’t get it.


They have to have those two extra days on the best buy date. That’s everything!


I always do this with milk just for that reason. We don’t drink it that fast, so I appreciate the extra "best by" days. Logic and rationale be damned, I’m really anal about those dates on my food.

 
DaSilky1
beers 2608 º places 66 º 09:52 Sat 2/18/2012

Originally posted by JMerritt
Originally posted by Cletus
Originally posted by Fratto
People do this with milk all the time as well. I don’t get it.


They have to have those two extra days on the best buy date. That’s everything!


I always do this with milk just for that reason. We don’t drink it that fast, so I appreciate the extra "best by" days. Logic and rationale be damned, I’m really anal about those dates on my food.


It’s completely illogical to not find the freshest foods. I do this with all food with a best by or packaged on date. Why would you want to increase the likelihood of wasting food and thus money and why wouldn’t you want to eat the freshest foods? People that don’t look for the freshest foods are idiots.