Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Buying alcohol with EAD

Buying alcohol with EAD

Old Dec 21st 2003, 2:17 am
  #1  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: US
Posts: 300
Steff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant future
Default Buying alcohol with EAD

Anyone ever try to buy alcohol with an EAD? If so, what happened? The people at the store accepted it the first time but today said they needed a driver's license and couldn't accept it. I mean it has a picture and birthdate on it, even a fingerprint and was issued by the gov't! No big deal though, will just have to use passport from now on but it just seems kinda stupid.
Steff is offline  
Old Dec 21st 2003, 2:22 am
  #2  
Professional Mover
 
RoB1833's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Derry, NH Via Salem, NH via Ma, NC, ex Manchester, UK.
Posts: 670
RoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to beholdRoB1833 is a splendid one to behold
Default

Only been asked for ID once and used my British licence even though they didn't have a clue what it was.

I work for a store chain that sells alcohol and know they have been advised by at least one state to include BCIS issued ID in their training for age limited sales.......
RoB1833 is offline  
Old Dec 21st 2003, 2:56 am
  #3  
Sad old Crinkly Member
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 596
excpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond reputeexcpomea has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Ok, whats an EAD?
excpomea is offline  
Old Dec 21st 2003, 11:08 am
  #4  
C.G.D.S
 
sibsie's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Ireland--->London--->Spain--->Rockport, MA
Posts: 3,353
sibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond reputesibsie has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Originally posted by excpomea
Ok, whats an EAD?
Employment Authorisation Document.
sibsie is offline  
Old Dec 21st 2003, 1:05 pm
  #5  
Ping-ponger
 
dunroving's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Dreich Alba
Posts: 11,964
dunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond reputedunroving has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Buying alcohol with EAD

Originally posted by Steff
Anyone ever try to buy alcohol with an EAD? If so, what happened? The people at the store accepted it the first time but today said they needed a driver's license and couldn't accept it. I mean it has a picture and birthdate on it, even a fingerprint and was issued by the gov't! No big deal though, will just have to use passport from now on but it just seems kinda stupid.
I've only been carded once (too grey, too bald). That was at a Colorado Rockies game, buying non-alcoholic beer! Apparently, the miniscule amount of alcohol that it did have makes it legally an alcoholic beverage. Funny thing is, cooking wine (which has a higher alcohol content) apparently is NOT classed as an alcoholic beverage! I found this out when trying to buy NA beer and cooking wine on a Sunday morning in a TN foodstore. They couldn't let me buy the NA beer (Sunday alcohol sales law), but the cooking wine was fine!
dunroving is offline  
Old Dec 21st 2003, 1:22 pm
  #6  
Banned
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: San Francisco,USA.
Posts: 380
JulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to allJulianB is a name known to all
Default

In California, the EAD is generally not accepted as a primary ID.
JulianB is offline  
Old Dec 21st 2003, 5:07 pm
  #7  
Forum Regular
 
RChappo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 151
RChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to allRChappo is a name known to all
Default

I use to use my European passport as ID when I got carded (before I got my US drivers license), that got a few funny looks. Quite amusing to see a bouncer trying to flick through the pages with their meaty fingers to get to the ID page..LOL

Incidentally, I once got refused alcohol in a store simply because my underaged brother in law was with me at the time. I had my proper ID (I'm 30) and they wouldn't sell me a case of beer in case I supplied it to him (I had no intention of doing this). If he'd had waited outside the store I could have bought it no problem. Crazy laws!!!
RChappo is offline  
Old Dec 22nd 2003, 9:10 pm
  #8  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 86
1skydive is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

About 12 years ago when I first came over here, I was 23 at the time. I tried to buy beer from a local suprmarket. They would not accept either my green card or my pasport. No beer... me very sad!

Now, I look like an old bast&*$d and never get asked for ID! They think I look old. Me still very sad. :-)
1skydive is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2003, 2:32 pm
  #9  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: US
Posts: 300
Steff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant futureSteff has a brilliant future
Default

Originally posted by 1skydive
About 12 years ago when I first came over here, I was 23 at the time. I tried to buy beer from a local suprmarket. They would not accept either my green card or my pasport. No beer... me very sad!

Now, I look like an old bast&*$d and never get asked for ID! They think I look old. Me still very sad. :-)
Hehe, thanks for your replies everyone. This country is just too uptight about alcohol! Maybe we will try again with a passport.

Anyone know if you are even allowed in the store if you are underaged but with a spouse who is legal? just wondering!
Steff is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.