Have online and Virginia bricks-and-mortar prices fully converged, after taking shipping costs into account?
Convergence would suggest competition has increased
Absence of full convergence may indicate barriers to competition or important forms of nonprice competition
Virginia and Direct Shipment Timeline April 2003 :VA Gov. signs bill to legalize direct shipment. May 2005: Supreme Court rules that discriminatory shipment bans are unconstitutional July 1, 2003 : Direct Shipment to VA is legal. July 2002 : Price and variety data collected from online and bricks and mortar stores in Northern VA March 29, 2002 : Federal Judge finds VA direct shipment law unconstitutional April 1, 2002: Federal Judge puts hold on ruling, pending appeal July-August 2004 : Price and variety data collected from online and bricks and mortar stores in Northern VA
Muscat dessert wine. 500ml bottle. Bottle has been opened, one glass has been poured, bottle has been re-corked. I think I'll stick with chardonnay next time. Age verification will be required upon pick-up. ~Matt