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    Worst price you've seen?

    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!

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    I've seen someone trying to charge 400 for a VW23. I passed...

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    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.

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    In 2009 one of the internet liquor sales sites had GTS for over $800 a few days later they lowered it to $289.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    $200 George T Stagg
    Tom Sangster
    Winterville, GA

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    In a liquor store in Minneapolis with otherwise reasonable prices I saw WT RB for $79.99.

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    Pretty much anything listed on eBay.

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    $15 Beam white label

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    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.

    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.

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    Re: Worst price you've seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulO View Post
    $15 Beam white label

    Another entry for "Post Of The Year".
    ovh

 

 

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