I was contacted by a licensee about why there is no Stolichnaya Ohranj Vodka in Lackawanna county. Being a bit skeptical I looked and saw that the PLCB lists 4 different bottles available. #7188 is a closeout and the system says there are 0 in the county which makes sense. The replacement for #7188 is #3060 which is shown to be in 2/3rds of all the stores in the state....unless you live in Lackawanna county which has 7 bottles listed for the entire county but the licensee says there isn't any. I called one of the stores and sure enough the inventory says they have 2 but the physical check says they don't.
Next up is #9562 which is a 1L size bottle that the PLCB purposely fucks the citizens of the state over by not having it available anywhere but the border stores that are designed to keep people from going out of state for better prices and selection. Not having a outlet store Lackawanna county doesn't get these so the licensee is out of luck there. Lastly there is the 1.75L size #6906 which is shown to be in 280 stores unless you live in Lackawanna county where there is none.
Now the PLCB went 158% or $66 million over budget to get this spiffy inventory system in place so orders could be processed better and inventory tracked. They use a socialist system where everything is centrally planned out of Harrisburg and the stores are told what they will be getting so it really isn't the stores fault the product isn't available it is the PLCB's.
I understand that stores run out of product but we are talking about all 13 stores in an entire county. This would NEVER happen in a private system. Chalk yet another one up under the FAIL column for state control.