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dmarkle
06-14-2011, 05:17
So what are your horror stories of the worst prices you've seen someone charge for bourbons? Mistaken labels don't count. I'll start off. I saw a guy today trying to sell the current release Lot B for $89.99 a bottle! And I thought his $200 price for PVW 20 was bad!

fussybitch
06-14-2011, 06:07
I've seen someone trying to charge 400 for a VW23. I passed...

wadewood
06-14-2011, 06:15
The liquor stores attached to Costco in Houston (I believe operated by Western Beverage) have the baby Saz in the glass display case with all their high end stuff. It's priced about $65. I'm pretty sure they made a mistake and think it is the Saz 18. I tried telling them it should cost about $26 to $30, but they have no intelligence. The sad part is I bet they sell it at $65.

p_elliott
06-14-2011, 07:11
In 2009 one of the internet liquor sales sites had GTS for over $800 a few days later they lowered it to $289.

tsangster
06-14-2011, 07:36
$200 George T Stagg

IowaJeff
06-14-2011, 07:36
In a liquor store in Minneapolis with otherwise reasonable prices I saw WT RB for $79.99.

tip
06-14-2011, 09:00
Pretty much anything listed on eBay.

PaulO
06-14-2011, 10:31
$15 Beam white label

White Dog
06-14-2011, 10:48
Found a large stash of Old Fitz BIB 200ml 1993 DSP-16. Bought 15 at $2.99 a piece, as that's all the cash I had. Went back in a week to buy the rest, and the guy had raised the price to $3.99.:hot: :hot:

A small increase, but it really pissed me off because it was a clear case of gouging. We started to argue, and he claimed the wholesaler raised the price! I told him that those were bought over a decade ago, so he then claimed he was trying to maintain the current pricing. I still bought the rest, but I was pretty steamed. As he was ringing me up I said, "You know you have something, you just don't know exactly what." He replied with a blank stare.

I will say this, it's still damn fine Bourbon at $3.99.

OscarV
06-14-2011, 12:23
$15 Beam white label

:slappin: :slappin: :slappin: :slappin:
Another entry for "Post Of The Year".

StraightNoChaser
06-14-2011, 12:33
I've seen ri1 for $50 :skep:

Not a bourbon of course but still... perturbing

BigRich
06-14-2011, 13:20
Bourbon Supreme at any price

humchan2k
06-14-2011, 13:38
I've seen Pappy 20 for $150/bottle, Pappy 23 for $225, but also as much as $300.......

BUT, my winner for worst price goes to Baby Saz at my fave store, Vendome, where they charge $32 + tax...that's gnarly.

jcg9779
06-14-2011, 13:51
Pappy 23 regularly sells for over $300 in Atlanta - one place always has it for $350.

MrAtomic
06-14-2011, 18:09
A nearby store has had a bottle of Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10 for sale at about $90 for at least five or six years. The first time I saw it, I offered $35-40 for the bottle and the manager said, "if you want to spend $35 on a bottle of Wild Turkey, you can buy this one." She then handed me a bottle of standard WT 101.

RyanL
06-14-2011, 18:12
Pappy 23 regularly sells for over $300 in Atlanta - one place always has it for $350.

LOL. Decanter set?

tmckenzie
06-14-2011, 18:31
$15 Beam white label Try 23 a 750 here.

Neat
06-14-2011, 18:39
houston's favorite liquor store proprietor (wade, randy and others have posted about him) prices his pvw's and btac from 50% - 100% above msrp the day he gets them. they still sit on his shelf. he didn't get any 15yo last year or this spring. he's made a mint over the years and i don't think he gives a damn anymore.

jcg9779
06-14-2011, 18:44
LOL. Decanter set?

Regular Pappy 23....a store outside of Atlanta has the ORVW 23 decanter set priced in the mid $600s.

mrviognier
06-14-2011, 18:46
Wow. I know a store here when you can buy TWO for that price...and still have enough for a bottle of something good.

jcg9779
06-14-2011, 18:49
Yeah, as I've posted before, Georgia Crown is the distributor for Pappy and Old Rip here in Georgia, and they screw us on anything from that line. ORVW 10/90 is $45 and ORVW 10/107 is $50.

mrviognier
06-14-2011, 19:01
Are you talking what Crown sells it to the retailer for, or what the retailer charges the public?

DeanSheen
06-14-2011, 19:45
Yeah, as I've posted before, Georgia Crown is the distributor for Pappy and Old Rip here in Georgia, and they screw us on anything from that line. ORVW 10/90 is $45 and ORVW 10/107 is $50.

That's out of hand.

I saw Pappy 15 for $100 on the shelf in KY.