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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    It is a form of discrimination and sounds illegal to me...
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    No doubt it is a liability thing. If someone buys alcohol, then gives it to a minor, then some lawyer somewhere has figured out a way to stick the retailer with the liability for whatever that minor might do while under the influence. That's how absurd our liability laws have become.

    BTW, I just returned from a trip to Idaho, where I noticed signs in some of the businesses: "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." I don't see those in California, Oregon, Washington, or Nevada. It must be part of a state law.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Should they? No, I think that's a stupid policy.

    It's still not my store, so they can have that policy if they want to.

    In all honesty, I don't drink, so the policy probably wouldn't affect where I shopped one way or the other. I wouldn't care enough to be part of a boycott. I wouldn't be surprised if folks got this policy changed by refusing to buy their alcohol there, however.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The police in this area are known for doing random sweeps trying to catch merchants selling to minors, so maybe that is it.

    Someone mentioned the name earlier, so I will say the store name. It is Walmart. Several stores in this geographic region are doing this. It was a local news station doing the story, and they didn't say if it was state-wide. Walmart corporate denied there is a company-wide policy to do this, but otherwise had no comment.
    I would think a store like Wal-mart would be the place it wouldn't happen.

    People buy their alcohol along with all their other groceries and it seems out of place to deny the purchase in that case if there are minors present.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I would think a store like Wal-mart would be the place it wouldn't happen.

    People buy their alcohol along with all their other groceries and it seems out of place to deny the purchase in that case if there are minors present.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I would think a store like Wal-mart would be the place it wouldn't happen.

    People buy their alcohol along with all their other groceries and it seems out of place to deny the purchase in that case if there are minors present.
    I'm thinking the issue may be that Wal Mart has deep pockets. Some kid gets alcohol sold by WalMart to an adult, gets in a car and kills someone or maims someone, and the victims and their lawyers go after the deepest pockets. There's no point in suing the kid who has $5 in his wallet.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm thinking the issue may be that Wal Mart has deep pockets. Some kid gets alcohol sold by WalMart to an adult, gets in a car and kills someone or maims someone, and the victims and their lawyers go after the deepest pockets. There's no point in suing the kid who has $5 in his wallet.

    Just speculation, of course, but it sounds about right.
    In that case Wal-Mart would have no liability. The adult that bought the alcohol would be liable.

    My issue is Wal-mart not selling alcohol when you obviously are doing your weekly shopping and just happen to have alcohol in the basket along with everything else and you also have your kids along.

    Should a babysitter be hired if one wants to buy alcohol at Wal-mart.

    How far can this be taken?

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    In that case Wal-Mart would have no liability. The adult that bought the alcohol would be liable.

    My issue is Wal-mart not selling alcohol when you obviously are doing your weekly shopping and just happen to have alcohol in the basket along with everything else and you also have your kids along.

    Should a babysitter be hired if one wants to buy alcohol at Wal-mart.

    How far can this be taken?
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