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Old 07-19-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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You are seriously the only person I have ever heard that actually advocates for PA's liquor system. Most see it as an archaic and ridiculous system that is highly inconvenient and leads to higher costs for people. There is a reason NJ liquor stores near the bridges have plenty of PA tags in the parking lot...and why there are so many liquor stores near the bridges, lol. Do you work for the PALCB?
I never heard such a suggestion made seriously. It flies in the face of the number of Pennsylvanians who sneak across state lines to buy in NJ & DE.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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The police definitely patrol the bridges looking for people "smuggling". Generally it's alcohol from NJ going into PA, cigarettes from PA or DE going into NJ and fireworks from PA going into NJ and DE. You are allowed a certain small amount for personal consumption, but anything more than that and you can get hit with hefty fines. It's rare to get stopped, but expect it if you are driving over the bridge with your car filled with booze or cartons of smokes, lol.

Overall though I don't see how there is any benefit to leaving NJ to buy alcohol for a wedding. BJ's in NJ sells liquor and beer at their Maple Shade store and actually has a pretty decent selection. Personally, I don't think the pricing is any better at BJ's than it is at the large local liquor stores, especially because the local liquor stores WILL work with you on the pricing for buying in bulk for a wedding. They will also most likely deliver it for free, so you don't need to haul around and store all that alochol and get it to the reception before the event. The ONLY slight advantage of going to DE would be avoiding sales tax on what you buy. This could be a decent savings, $70 on a $1,000 purchase, but is that savings worth it to risk getting caught going over the bridge and having to drive to DE to buy it and deliver it to the reception yourself? No.
are the actual liquor prices cheaper in DE -vs- NJ? My IL's will occasionally go to DE for their wine purchases.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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are the actual liquor prices cheaper in DE -vs- NJ? My IL's will occasionally go to DE for their wine purchases.
Prices in chain stores are the same in all 3 states in the Philadelphia metro.

If they go down & get their limit on liquor & pick up other things that are taxable in NJ they can easily save the price of the gas & bridge tolls. The bonus is easy layout of shopping. When I used to go down, I could easily do in 4 hours the shopping that it would take me 2 days of running helter-skelter to do in South Jersey.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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Wait a minute... what three states are these? NJ, DE, and MD? Because I assume you can't be talking about Pennsylvania and its PLCB but none of Maryland really is in the Philadelphia metro area. OK maybe you could count Elkton (off 95 which touches Newark DE) or Rising Sun (off US 1 which touches Oxford PA) but those might as well be extensions of Baltimore.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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Wait a minute... what three states are these? NJ, DE, and MD? Because I assume you can't be talking about Pennsylvania and its PLCB but none of Maryland really is in the Philadelphia metro area. OK maybe you could count Elkton (off 95 which touches Newark DE) or Rising Sun (off US 1 which touches Oxford PA) but those might as well be extensions of Baltimore.
FYI, the Philadelphia broadcast market includes Cecil County MD.

Prices in chain stores are the same, with the same sales, in SE PA, northern DE, & South Jersey.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:58 AM
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are the actual liquor prices cheaper in DE -vs- NJ? My IL's will occasionally go to DE for their wine purchases.
Like southbound said, the prices are all pretty much the same. However, for personal use things that are going to cost a decent amount it can be worth the trip to save the sales tax. Where I live, I'll head into DE if I'm going to be spending $100+ on taxable items as the savings pays for the bridge toll and then some. We've taken to doing our Christmas shopping in DE and also buy things like TV's and certain appliances. By law you should declare these purchases at the end of the year, but no one does. The only tricky part is that even if you buy in DE, if they have to deliver it to you, they will charge sales tax anyway as they are obligated to collect it when delivering...but if you pick it up...
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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Like southbound said, the prices are all pretty much the same. However, for personal use things that are going to cost a decent amount it can be worth the trip to save the sales tax. Where I live, I'll head into DE if I'm going to be spending $100+ on taxable items as the savings pays for the bridge toll and then some. We've taken to doing our Christmas shopping in DE and also buy things like TV's and certain appliances. By law you should declare these purchases at the end of the year, but no one does. The only tricky part is that even if you buy in DE, if they have to deliver it to you, they will charge sales tax anyway as they are obligated to collect it when delivering...but if you pick it up...
When i was growing up, we'd shop at the Macy's in the Staten Island Mall (closest mall to us). NY has sales tax on clothing. Back then, if they shipped it to a NJ address, no sales tax was collected, so my mom would have everything sent to work. I can't remember when they finally closed that loophole, but whenever they did, we moved on and drove a bit further to Woodbridge.
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