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Old 11-04-2008, 04:03
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..Including my local store.

Once again the majority suffers because of the actions of a few idiots.


From April 7, Asda will stop selling alcohol between midnight and 6am at around 100 stores where it is currently available.

It will also stop selling fruit-flavoured shooter drinks with a high alcohol content.

Asda said its measures aimed to tackle both under-age drinking and alcohol-fuelled late-night crime.


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Old 11-04-2008, 04:06
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I don't think there's a single shop in Exeter that sells alcohol after 11pm. It's rubbish.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:19
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Midnight?!

Shops dont sell it after 10pm here
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:57
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Thats crap. Im a night worker so why shouldnt I be allowed to nip to a shop to get some beers when Ive finished? It isnt just yobs who might want to purchase alchohol overnight! Cheers Asda
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:38
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Yeh, mines doesn't. They have like a big barrier at the aisle!
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:51
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My local ASDA has the same notice about stopping alcohol sales between midnight and 6am.

Normally I'd agree that it is an impingment on the freedom of the individual. But in this case, I think the greater freedom is the ability to walk the streets free from drunks causing problems. So, reluctantly, I think ASDA are doing the right thing.

I also think the tax on alcoholic drinks should be raised significantly.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:57
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Well done Asda, no-one needs to run to the shop in the middle of the night for more booze.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:28
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Well done Asda, no-one needs to run to the shop in the middle of the night for more booze.
Never run out of booze at a party?
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:48
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Thats crap. Im a night worker so why shouldnt I be allowed to nip to a shop to get some beers when Ive finished? It isnt just yobs who might want to purchase alchohol overnight! Cheers Asda
Buy some during the day?
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:50
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I must admit our local Asda seemed to have been under seige from chavs lately, everytime I've gone in there late at night the security guard seems to be chasing someone out of there so the staff will probably be glad of some respite from all the local pi**heads.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:00
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Never run out of booze at a party?
Nope! when the booze runs dry it's time to go home.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:04
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This is nothing new, our local Asda (was a 24hr one at the time) was advised by the Police to close up between midnight and 6am about 2 years ago. They complied as they continually had drunken a-holes in there and the broken windows/property. The problems were compounded by the drunken louts which were either getting even more tanked up or pouring out of the nightclub 500 yards away.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:06
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To be honest, I don't have too much of a problem with this, it does go some way in preventing a problem.

I agree that its a bit of a hassle if say, you work at a supermarket on nights and can't get booze for the sake of an hour or something. I remember working nights for a while last year in the summer, and it was a bit annoying not to be able to stock up for BBQ's after clocking off. I know you could argue "well go a bit later on" but after you've worked all night and want to get back to your bed, it would be nice to get everything sorted before you do that.

Still, I see the point of the selling hours, and I'm sure it goes some way in helping out the drinking problem. Other than those who prefer to do their shop in the wee hours, I can't really understand anyone else who's popping out for a bottle of vodka at 1 in the morning. And it's not just underage people I worry about; personally I think people who've drank their weight in spirits and beer and then decide at two in the morning they need to restock, do well to be stopped from doing so by these restrictions. We have got a problem with alcohol in this country at the moment, and sometimes it frightens me to think about what's no doubt going to happen to all these binge drinkers in a few years. We haven't really seen the full effect of these booze culture just yet, but I'm sure we're set for one almighty fall sometime soon.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:24
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Midnight?!

Shops dont sell it after 10pm here
Same!
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:28
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You should think yourselves lucky that you could actually go and do a nice late shop and still pick up a bottle of plonk, and that you don't have Scotland's archaic laws where you can't buy after 10pm at night, and the even more bizarre one where you can't buy until after midday on a Sunday

Bloody stupid law
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:28
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This is a bit of a sickener for us, 2 law abiding adults who sometimes have a drink in the house on a night, and what you got from the offie just doesn't hit the spot - Asda is literally just down the road from us as well so was very convenient.

However, we have a booze delivery service that operates in our house, for only 2 delivery charge we can get what we want, pay over phone with card or cash on delivery and it comes completely chilled as well!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:33
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Asda apparently have 340 stores in the UK, Asda Store Info so if this alcohol ban is only in place in 100 stores then it must be targeting specific problem areas.

Surely if this is going to reduce petty crime and anti-social behaviour in those areas then it is a good idea?
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:34
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There's no reason whatsoever for needing to buy much of anything after midnight, especially not booze. If you can't organise your life enough to get your shopping done between 6 a.m. and midnight on any day of the week then tough!

Alocohol sales of any description, whether off or on sales should, IMHO be limited to the old licensing times (10 - 2pm and 6 - 10.30 pm), that was plenty of time for anyone to drink / buy as much alcohol as they could possibly want. Drinking to excess is as bad, if not a worse problem health-wise than smoking and it has anti-social connotations far worse than smoking ever did.

I'm against raising the price of alcoholic drinks though, that's just a tax-grabbing con-trick unless you're going to really increase it, like double or trebble the current price.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:38
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Why can't Asda just STOP SELLING TO UNDER AGED PEOPLE.

Sorry for shouting but sometimes the bleeding obvious seems to get ignored on here.

Again why should adults be inconvenienced in any way? How is stopping a sale at 2am to someone under aged any different to stopping one at any time during the day?

All this is is another Asda PR stunt. I've had enough of Asda telling people what is morally correct and that I as an adult will have to suffer due to its inability to stop selling alcohol to under aged people.

It's a con! It's a con all the way: There is no difference between an illegal sale at 2am and one at 9am they are both illegal.

Also back to the parents again. what are parents doing allowing their children out all night? Around them up, take them how and heavily fine or imprison the parents for neglect. They will soon learn to control their kids if there is a consequence for their bad parenting.

But no! As normal, sensible adults have to be affected and suffer due to bad parenting and Asda latest PR stunt.

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:41
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Again why should adults be inconvenienced in any way?
Good point, why should adults be inconvenienced in any way? Especially those that live close to 24-hour stores and can get no peace and quiet at night maybe??
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:45
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I have obviously been living in a cave because I wasn't aware there was a place you could buy booze after 10.00 pm!
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:49
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I have obviously been living in a cave because I wasn't aware there was a place you could buy booze after 10.00 pm!
Are you serious?

2 of my local off-licences are open until about 11:30, and there are 2 24 hour supermarkets (Tesco and ASDA) which both sell alcohol 24hrs (at the moment)
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:51
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The ranting of people who moan because they cannot buy their drug fix after midnight is pathetic. It's a sad reflection of our current culture and decadence.

In most other European countries you can't buy alcohol after about 11pm. In France you can't buy tobacco, except for from the odd machine in bars after about 7pm because most of the tabacs have closed by then, but I think you'll find that they organise their lives so that they don't run out.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:55
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Good point, why should adults be inconvenienced in any way? Especially those that live close to 24-hour stores and can get no peace and quiet at night maybe??
What a silly think to say!

Don't move into a house next to a supermarket if you don't like it.

Are you the type that buys a house next to a pub and then moans and tries to get it closed down? Or do you by a house without and garage and then think that you have a god given right to park outside your house.

My God! Did I actually have to explain that to someone?
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:57
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The ranting of people who moan because they cannot buy their drug fix after midnight is pathetic. It's a sad reflection of our current culture and decadence.

In most other European countries you can't buy alcohol after about 11pm. In France you can't buy tobacco, except for from the odd machine in bars after about 7pm because most of the tabacs have closed by then, but I think you'll find that they organise their lives so that they don't run out.
Oh give over, drug fix.

I'm practically tee-total - I don't go out drinking unless its for a special occasion such as an engagement do or a friends birthday and even then I drive most of the time so don't drink anyway. Just sometimes at the end of a long week, my husband and I will have a curry after the kids have gone to bed, wash it down with a nice bottle of wine or some cans of lager , we don't buy in bulk or have a constant supply in so we just get what we think we might drink on the night (4 cans apiece or a bottle to share). It usually lasts us, but sometimes, just SOMETIMES, you might just want one more can, or a bit more wine, and it is on those occassions I am glad I have the freedom of choice to send hubby out to pick up extra supplies.

Anyway it doesn't affect me, as I said as we have the booze delivery service. I think they will be much busier with this news, thats for sure!
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