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SippinJim
04-11-2008, 07:44
Anybody here ever purchase "bottles" on ebay? There seems to be a lot of nice collectibles, depending on the status of your personal collection, that can be had. Some pricey some I'm not sure.

Any of you frequent and purchase these "containers" from ebay?

chilidawg7
04-11-2008, 07:59
i have bought one or two bottles from eBay sellers in the past. i look at their feedback rating first, and have never had a problem dealing with the really good sellers.

nor02lei
04-11-2008, 11:08
Anybody here ever purchase "bottles" on ebay? There seems to be a lot of nice collectibles, depending on the status of your personal collection, that can be had. Some pricey some I'm not sure.

Any of you frequent and purchase these "containers" from ebay?

Bunches! Mostly from Germany but also from Great Britain, USA, Austria and Switzerland. No problems so far. Just a lot of good whiskey.

Leif

catdaddy
04-11-2008, 13:29
I've purchased a few, no problems, just ask your questions 1st

spun_cookie
04-11-2008, 21:01
Some of the best I have are from ebay... all of me FR40th came from ebay connections...

HighTower
04-12-2008, 01:00
I buy lots of bottles from ebay in the US, and if they will flat out not ship to me here, I will send them to a friend in FL who sends them onto me. I have bought countless JD commemorative bottles and Makers Mark bottles. I have never had an issue. I also recently got a couple of WTKS 1994 pewter tops, still yet to open one!
There's not much on ebay in Australia that I can't get my hands on.

Scott

PhilsFan
04-14-2008, 05:18
I notice a lot of members talking about purchasing on Binny's website, but here in KY we are blocked from doing that, so all I can do on Binny's is get a ballpark idea of prices. Can you skirt that ban on internet alcohol sales by buying on eBay, or will they refuse to ship to KY also?

And is there any progress in lifting the ban in the states that prohibit internet alcohol sales?

-Joe

HighTower
04-14-2008, 07:04
What could you possibly want from Binnys that you can't get in KY??

Scott

gr8erdane
04-14-2008, 12:29
For me buying on ebay is less about shipping and more about inflated prices on listings that don't follow the rules, followed by eBay's indifference to enforcing said rules. I used to buy a lot of OLD bourbon on eBay until the prices got ridiculous and snipers refused to bid against me face to face, allowing me to have the only bid on something until 5 seconds were left in the auction and WHAM. I haven't so much as searched for any bottles in more than a year because of this since I won't play that game myself. It's a waste of time for me to do so. But what I did get early is ALL GOOD. Good luck in your bidding.

PhilsFan
04-14-2008, 12:41
Scott, You're right...but I always like to have as many options as possible!

-Joe

PhilsFan
04-14-2008, 16:22
snipers refused to bid against me face to face, allowing me to have the only bid on something until 5 seconds were left in the auction and WHAM. I haven't so much as searched for any bottles in more than a year because of this since I won't play that game myself.

I lost quite a few early on on eBay because I did the very same thing...
bid early and then someone beat me in the last minute...Then I decided to play their game. I checked out the names that usually bid...lots of times you'll find the usual suspects in your category (mine has been sports stuff not bottles, so don't kill me)...I studied their bidding habits over time, then just watched the item I wanted. Never bid on it until the last 20 seconds and WHAM, I hit them back and won more than I lost. It's a real rush to win and some nice payback!
-Joe