We said before that through the internet we can buy and sell lot of products, from digital disks and books up to glasses and beers. Be aware thought to the frauds!
Recently the Department of Liquor Control, of the USA, arrested the 28 year old, Stephanie Hoffman from Vermont, because she was illegally selling beer, through the internet, without having any legal permission and at a higher price than you can normally find them in the market. Ms Hoffman was selling cases of Heady Trooper IPA for over $800 for 120 cans. She was caught in a string operation when she met with undercover investigators, which pretending to be potential clients. In the market the price of the particular beer is $3.00, although Ms Hoffman’s price was double (approximately $6, 60). The beer was recently rated first in the top 250 beers of the world in a competition held by the valid magazine “Beer Advocate”. The brewery has seen its sales to rise, something that forced them to limit the visits into the brewery as lots of people wanted to visit.
The arrest of Ms Hoffman sheds light on what is through to be a growing problem in the US, concerning illegal online sales, fact which leads the brewers in loss of revenues. As Ms Hoffman was also illegal because she was not having any legal permission for selling alcohol. Associated Press recently reported of another similar case, of selling beer, in California from a brewer, who discovered that his beers were selling on the eBay, including the limited edition anniversary beer for as much as $700!
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