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    Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    Here is the scenario:
    You have a bottle of PVW 23 that you are sure you can trade to one of two liquor stores.
    One store has a VWFRR ($360 on the shelf) and a ORVW 10/107 ($170!!! on the shelf) that you may be able to get for it, as said store just sold a PVW 20 for $600.
    The other has 5 bottles of JPS 18 ($100!! on the shelf) that you may be able to get for it, as said store just sold a PVW 23 for $550.

    Which store do you go to first, assuming the first store takes you up on your offer?

    I may be doing this tomorrow, just curious what you would do. Never mind what I like.
    BTW, I have already had success at one of the shops by trading a Lot B for a V23 Rye.

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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    This is crazy, sick, twisted and disgusting. Pappy23 should be around $250, VWFRR around $70 and 10/107 around $40. The JPS I see around $90...

    So, how about you trade the Pappy23 for the five bottles of JPS and then go trade two JPSs for the VWFRR and the ORVW 10/107?

    Blows my mind what people seem to have to go through to get their hands on good bourbon (ORVW) and excellent rye.
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post

    So, how about you trade the Pappy23 for the five bottles of JPS and then go trade two JPSs for the VWFRR and the ORVW 10/107?
    Interesting idea. That's why I posted. The question would be, does the owner of shop #2 even know WTF JPS 18 is?

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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    The question would be, does the owner of shop #2 even know WTF JPS 18 is?
    Don't think it matters what he knows necessarily -- what do his customers know? People don't care that JPS is SW, they want Pappy -- SW or not.
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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    I guess you first of all have to decide what the goal of your trade is....are you trying to maximize your value or are you trying to get something you like better without laying out any cash. With that in mind here are my comments on the 2 trades:

    Trade 1 - There is no way I would even consider this trade. The value you are getting back is nowhere close to what your trading away. I would be looking to get around twice as much as you are proposing for a PVW 23 (looking at what I think the bottles are worth not necessarily tying into his pricing structure).

    Trade 2 - If I had a PVW 23 that I didn't want, this might be an acceptable trade. I think the values line up between the two sides making this a fair trade. I'm not sure I'd really be into getting that many JPS's, but if you like them I would say this is my choice for the 2 trades.

    Just my 2 cents

    Tom

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    Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    Thanks Tom. The guy with the JPS also has a couple that I've never seen out here, Hancocks Reserve and Johnny Drum. Perhaps I can get more than the JPS.

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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    I'm slightly confused here. Why not just keep the PVW23 and buy a JPS18 at normal retail prices? My local store has it at $70 pretax

    If you can't afford to purchase any more bottles, sell your PVW23 (it is flooding craigslist right now) and this time, use the proceeds to buy a VWFRR, ORVW10, JPS18 AND still have money left over for a dinner.

    Problem solved. You're welcome.

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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    This is easy. Trade that bottle for 10 cases of Mellow Corn. You'll be better off. Trust me.

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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefeller View Post
    I'm slightly confused here. Why not just keep the PVW23 and buy a JPS18 at normal retail prices? My local store has it at $70 pretax

    If you can't afford to purchase any more bottles, sell your PVW23 (it is flooding craigslist right now) and this time, use the proceeds to buy a VWFRR, ORVW10, JPS18 AND still have money left over for a dinner.

    Problem solved. You're welcome.
    Thanks for the input, but that is not one of the scenarios. The PVW 23, that I bought for retail $, does not mean s*&t to me. I can get JPS 18 for $70 and I love it, however, trying to get VWFRR and ORWV 10 in SD county is almost impossible. That is why I am leaning towards either getting 2 hard to find bottles for it, or 5 $70 bottles that I thoroughly enjoy, for it. I suppose I could also hold it for several years until it's worth $1000, but going by how my stock portfolio is performing, I prefer to act now.

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    Re: Hypothetical PVW 23 trade

    I really don't see the value in drinking a PVW23 at retail cost and definitely not at the inflated secondary market price. It all depends on how bad you want a bottle of VWFRR and ORVW. That being said I think you would get a lot more utility out of 5 bottles of JPS over one single bottle of PVW23.

 

 

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