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Your most overpriced buys

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by stealth, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. AlexFields

    AlexFields Advocate (710) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    It's been a while, but a few times in the past I caved and bought beers on eBay that I was struggling to trade for. First time was Kate the Great for like $150, then Blabaer for about the same, then Flaming Fury and Little Linda's for $100 each.

    Also bought a bottle of Rare on eBay for like $80 but I'm not sure that qualifies here because, I mean, I'd buy as many bottles as I could afford at that price right now if I could. :)
  2. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012

    $40 a 6 pack? Uh
  3. Sneers

    Sneers Savant (455) Pennsylvania Dec 27, 2009

    $35 for two mixed sixes at my first and last trip to the Foodery.
  4. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Still a better deal than whatever you paid to see the Red Sox.
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  5. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (315) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Probably the $85 for a Westvleteren XII brick. Comes to $14-15 per ~12oz. bottle after tax.
    If not, either $20 for BCBCS last year or $26 for each BCBS 4-pack
  6. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. I over-paid "attention" to the baseball/Budweiser banter.
    2. Spent $5 on a Corona bottle filled with sand as a souvenir from Cancun.
    3. $25 for Founders Boltcutter.
  7. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    $40 King Henry, not my proudest moment but I wanted to try it.
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  8. 85 for a PIAPT
    60 for 12 Dogs of Christmas magnum
    Probably over paid for Beserker at 50 but had to have it !!
    Drank the Beserker 12/21/12
    May do 12 Dogs for New Years
    Am saving PIAPT for my epic 12 days of Bruery Christmas ale fest
  9. $85 for a case of Hopslam. Still worth it but the next year I paid $65 so..
    $40 for 2008 LP Gueuze? (this year) You tell me if that's bad
    $11 for Hop Stoopid. Paid bar price when getting into craft. It was the first time I saw it so I jumped on it. Twas fresh so I'm not mad
    $14 for a 6 of SNPA, power went out and wife and I went searching for booze. It was a rip but sometimes you just don't feel like caring
  10. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Champion (850) Virginia Apr 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Most I've ever spent was for a bottle of 2011 Surly Darkness. Aging and admire the artwork everyday.
  11. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Advocate (680) Arizona Oct 30, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    ouch, I don't think aging does KBS that much good honestly.
  12. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,200) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    The Bruery Autumn Maple at $12.00. For the lack of quality, it was massively overpriced.
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  13. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (420) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    Bomber of DFH 75 Minute IPA sitting in my fridge (it was a generous gift) with a price tag of $25 and some change. Haven't tasted it yet so it might be worth the splurge but no bomber should be so expensive.
  14. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Savant (325) Nebraska May 25, 2005

    i feel like this years coffee bcbs is far inferior to last years and also like $6 more per bomber, so that i guess
  15. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Savant (290) Maryland May 23, 2007

    My 6 pack of Westvleteren 12 on eBay, about 5 years ago. $95 shipped
    My CASE of World Wide Stout in 2008, it was $190
    dollar per ounce, the Westy wins out..or loses out.
  16. Relevant username?
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  17. zac16125

    zac16125 Poobah (1,025) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    $28 + tax for a 3F Golden Blend 375mL. Was damn good but no where near the price point.
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  18. Rfunk

    Rfunk Aficionado (125) California Nov 28, 2012

    Pliny at 8 dollars a bottle. They even told me six, but then I looked at my tab....
  19. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (555) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    My Westy 6'er was $123 of the bay about 6 yrs ago.
  20. Rfunk

    Rfunk Aficionado (125) California Nov 28, 2012

    You mean Utopius? Infinium is only like 10 bucks...
  21. cyraschris

    cyraschris Aficionado (180) Florida Dec 15, 2012

    tactical nuclear penguin I believe has been the most expensive as far as cost per volume. I think after getting it shipped it came out to around $67 for the bottle. never buying it again, but very glad to have tried it. was for the 'experience' if you will
  22. Higy

    Higy Aficionado (245) Indiana Feb 9, 2012

    anything from shorelIne brewery consistently around $22 for bombers. they make a good beer when I've had it in their brewpub but they are only a local brewery.
  23. I dropped 65$ on a bottle of Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 yesterday. 'Wales, bro.'
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  24. cpetrone84

    cpetrone84 Advocate (560) Pennsylvania Jun 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    Anything Bruery, any vertical epic, and bolt cutter.
  25. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (700) Virginia May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    that's still cheaper than the only time I've ever seen Rare on a shop
  26. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    $17.99 for a 4 pack of Gubna. Twas at a store that thinks it cute to mark up prices without labeling the prices on like 75% of the merchandise. Not sure why I thought it was $10.99. The guy rung it up and it said $17.99. For some reason I just said fuck it and bought it anyway.

    Later I found out that the cheapest you can find Gubna in lower New York is $14.99, which is still overpriced. But $17.99??? Ridiculous.
  27. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Savant (405) Virginia Nov 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Gubna here is $10 all day long, well worth it to me. Paid $20 for Black Ops and $20 for Tart of Darkness. The Black ops was highly disappointing and the Tart of Darkness was damn near undrinkable. Lucky for me I'm an alcoholic so I manned up and drank the damn thing.
  28. ferillo

    ferillo Savant (410) Massachusetts Sep 12, 2009 Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    Once got a White Birch beer for free. I wish I could have that time back.
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  29. I paid $40 for 4 oz of 100% 1983 Dirty Horse off a keg. That was a monstrosity of a tick and worth it for me. When do you ever see a keg of Dirty Horse?... The answer is NEVER!
  30. ~$3 a beer is honestly a very reasonable price for craft beer, especially in Philly.

    My experience was also at the Foodery: They are really bad about putting prices on any of their beers so you often dont know how much a bottle is until you get to the register. A bottle of Rochefort 10 shocked me at roughly $25. Despite being one of the better bottle shops in Philly, I dont go there much any more because they dont label their prices (this has grown into a big pet peeve).
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  31. I did sell a bottle of Rare for over a hundy once too tho so ... Maybe I shouldve hung onto that bad boy
  32. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    $80 for a CBS.

    Worth Every penny! Drank 1st one while in line at DLD.

    Got one more on the shelf for 2013 DLD.
  33. $35 for two sixers at the Foodery? I'd be pleased; I'm usually over $30 just for one. Agreed, I highly dislike the lack of labeling and go there only for specific purchases...hence the $30 mix sixes...
  34. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    Murda’d Out Stout for $50. As long as we keep paying for it, they will continue to charge for it!
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  35. Lerxst

    Lerxst Savant (445) Florida Jun 17, 2005

    $36 for Fruet at my local bottle shop, it was a holiday treat for myself. I'm saving it for New Years. I'm sure it will be good but at that price it's a try it once beer.
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  36. You say that now! I would by another bottle if you see it. It's drinking great and I suspect it will age well.
  37. Beerdudenumberone

    Beerdudenumberone Advocate (500) Indiana Dec 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    Almost pains me to say, but I paid $65 (that includes shipping) for a bottle of Westy 12 from the Belgian shop.
  38. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    I tend to think that Jolly Pumpkin tends to be overpriced. They don't make bad beers, but they aren't worth the $18 price tag.
  39. Lerxst

    Lerxst Savant (445) Florida Jun 17, 2005

    Anything from Hoppin' Frog. Decent beer but not worth $13-18 a bomber.
  40. $32 for 22oz of Goose Island Juliet. It was at a local bar so there was some mark-up in there. The beer was fantastic though.