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  1. #31
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    Re: Packaging

    OK, so I'll actually try to make a constructive post. I agree that too much packaging is superfluous and goes in the recycle bin eventually. The only reason I like the boxes and tubes is for a very specific reason: the location of my bunker in my garage. When I buy whiskey or other spirits in tubes or boxes I often keep the bottle in the packaging so that it is not covered with dust and cobwebs when I am ready to take the bottle out of the garage and into the house. When that happens, packaging then goes in the bin.

    I can understand why it would be irritating to get requests for tubes for mid-shelf distillery releases or those ugly-ass tins the Signatory releases come in but almost all of the high-end SMSs (I'm thinking at least $400 and up) are purely collector's items that will never be consumed. They are expensive knick-knacks like the sort of stuff that ends up on Antiques Roadshow. If a collector is buying one of these to display or as an investment, then appearance and condition is everything. So naturally they are going to be very concerned with those things.

    Squire, I like it when Dave posts here too, because he actually is interacting with people who read the K & L blog, something that doesn't happen on the blog itself since the comments are always turned off.

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    Re: Packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    If I could afford $400+ for a bottle I would instead be buying a barrel and inviting my friends along to pick it out.
    A barrel! Now there's some packaging to be excited about.

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    Re: Packaging

    I didn't mind the post when I read it the other day and didnt take offense to it. That being said, I have requested packaging before (EH Taylor) and since I bought it I don't feel I have to justify it. Bottom line is, I paid for it, I want everything that comes with it, no questions asked. It's up to me to decide what to do with the box, not you, and I don't have to explain my reasons since I'm the person with the money.

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    Re: Packaging

    The tubes do make good trumpets.
    V and CEHT.jpg
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    Re: Packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by wildrnesxperienc View Post
    It's up to me to decide what to do with the box, not you, and I don't have to explain my reasons since I'm the person with the money.
    Now I just have this vision of you checking out at a liquor store and indignantly shouting, "I'm the person with the money!"

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    Re: Packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    The tubes do make good trumpets.
    V and CEHT.jpg
    Excellent, though it looks more like a didgeridoo.

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    Re: Packaging

    Haha! And nobody move!!

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    Re: Packaging

    I once got really miffed when United pretty severely scraped up and marred a somewhat expensive piece of luggage I had just purchased. Feeling quite confident, I marched into the missing luggage room to demand reimbursement so I could get a new bag. She took one look at me and said, "You know, luggage is supposed to keep the things inside safe, it looks like it did its job."

    I didn't really have a comeback to that.

    And yes, the same bag is still doing its job...
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    Re: Packaging

    Would anyone really even buy the HP Loki, if not for the wooden doohickey?
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    Re: Packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Would anyone really even buy the HP Loki, if not for the wooden doohickey?
    I figured the whisky inside was just for ballast.

 

 

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