Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Female Horse Stuffed With Wax (蝌蝌啃蜡)*

If there's one thing our customers can agree on, it's their love for Coke, especially Mexican Coke. With over 4,000 cans and bottles sold in the last year, Coke is always in our top ten list. Coca Cola products outsell major game manufacturers, like Days of Wonder and Z-Man Games. It does better than Munchkin. I can't imagine running a game store without Munchkin or Coke. 

Costco is our supplier for the snacks and drinks, so it was with sadness and a bit of panic that I learned they're no longer carrying Coca Cola products while they attempt to negotiate pricing. Costco will lose, they're just not big enough to take on Coca Cola, but hopefully along the way they'll bargain for something that will make them happy. Until then, I stock piled as much Mexican Coke (other Coke was already gone) as I could get my hands. 22 cases was all they had left in their distribution center and they'll be arriving tomorrow, along with a bunch of Dr. Pepper, another popular Coca Cola product.

I'm trying to avoid the old days of shopping for drinks myself, which is what I'll be doing for regular Coke, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero this week. The alternative for Mexican Coke in the Bay Area, is Smart & Final, although it's a bit more expensive and with no delivery service. I would consider going to Coca Cola directly, but they don't approve of the importing of Mexican Coke and won't offer it (plus they have horrible service).

Here's our Top 10 List by Volume (over the last year):

  1. Magic Singles
  2. Mexican Coca Cola
  3. Individual Dice
  4. 9 Pocket Pages 
  5. Water, Bottle
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh Singles
  7. MTG Shards of Alara Booster Pack
  8. MTG 2010 Booster Pack
  9. Coca Cola (can)
  10. MTG Conflux Booster Pack

* Things Go Better with Coke was initially translated as , to  "Bite the wax tadpole" or "Female horse stuffed with wax" See Yellow Bridge.