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  1. #121
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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by hectic1 View Post
    yeah...more like a 100 bottles!
    Hafta keep the count on the bottles you like in the triple digits. I need at least enough to last a year.

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by Ejmharris View Post
    What I did find in that store hunt were some ryes and bourbon in the $15-$40 range that I find amazing.
    While many of us, and I will voluntarily throw myself in the group also, love the thrill in acquiring and drinking these gems, for the most part stick to the lower dollar range pours as more of the everyday.

    There is almost more satisfaction in the knowledge that you only paid $20 or less, for something that just brings you so much enjoyment. it makes you feel like your stealing something.

    B

    Remember Santa is always watching. Giving is not about always getting the same in return. It's just good karma.
    "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by Ejmharris View Post
    Can't agree more about the statement above regarding those that stick to their guns on fair price. However this is part of capitalism that still works well. Let supply and demand pressures determine the price.
    Totally agree, the market rules. But I think jacking up the prices to the top of the market is also short sighted. For example, I work in wine retail...we had a bottle that I KNOW is bringing $900+ on the secondary market. I stuck to our pricing model and offered it to my guys at the $375. Granted we didn't maximize what the market would give us, but it solidifies that relationship for future business together. I could have sold at auction to some nameless buyer for $900 and never done another bit of business with that person again.

    At any rate, I'm pleased to have found a few folks that just want to give the enthusiasts an opportunity to purchase them at a fair price.

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by dridge11 View Post
    Totally agree, the market rules. But I think jacking up the prices to the top of the market is also short sighted. For example, I work in wine retail...we had a bottle that I KNOW is bringing $900+ on the secondary market. I stuck to our pricing model and offered it to my guys at the $375. Granted we didn't maximize what the market would give us, but it solidifies that relationship for future business together. I could have sold at auction to some nameless buyer for $900 and never done another bit of business with that person again.
    My god. a retailer who wants future customers. Mad respect to you, sir.
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    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Forty days; forty nights. Thirty fruitless phone calls; three fruitful phone calls. Twenty-five clueless clerks; five helpful clerks. A score of stores; four scores.
    Seven Franklins; eight Van Winkles. Nevermore.
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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    Forty days; forty nights. Thirty fruitless phone calls; three fruitful phone calls. Twenty-five clueless clerks; five helpful clerks. A score of stores; four scores.
    Seven Franklins; eight Van Winkles. Nevermore.
    That picture just brought a tear to my eye.

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    Forty days; forty nights. Thirty fruitless phone calls; three fruitful phone calls. Twenty-five clueless clerks; five helpful clerks. A score of stores; four scores.
    Seven Franklins; eight Van Winkles. Nevermore.
    Very well done, seems like the hunt paid off for you this year.

    Best regards, tony

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by clingman71 View Post
    That picture just brought a tear to my eye.
    Me too, only 1 rye.

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    Forty days; forty nights. Thirty fruitless phone calls; three fruitful phone calls. Twenty-five clueless clerks; five helpful clerks. A score of stores; four scores.
    Seven Franklins; eight Van Winkles. Nevermore.
    Good for you Charlie...glad to see that you were able to get some bottles!
    You can find me in chat most nights on days ending with the letter y!

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    Re: BTAC and Van Winkle nonsense

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    Forty days; forty nights. Thirty fruitless phone calls; three fruitful phone calls. Twenty-five clueless clerks; five helpful clerks. A score of stores; four scores.
    Seven Franklins; eight Van Winkles. Nevermore.
    But I bet you had one hell of a fun time and made great memories.

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