How Rare is This Heady Topper Glass?

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  1. jonnyb79

    jonnyb79 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-RARE-...491?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257ed36a5b

    I know the listing says, "Ultra Rare," but I was wondering if anyone else had this glass in their collection? It's started at about $8 and has obviously risen since. It's a little more than I would like to spend on a glass, even if it is considered a glasswhale. It's cool, but I personally like the stemless guy. I apologize in advance if any BA's have been bidding on this trying to keep it on the down low.
     
  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,900) Mar 18, 2010 California

    The graphic on that glass looks pretty shitty.
     
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  3. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Holy mess...$92 is the current bid?

    Wait, I'm not surprised. Nope, don't have this glass (and not bidding).
     
  4. ChugLife

    ChugLife Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Colorado
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    Looks fugly to me.
     
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  5. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    IIRC... the brewers actually made these themselves in-house at The Alchemist for the first release of Heady Topper. They are extremely rare as the listing says. I've seen one before.
     
  6. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Not worth 98 bucks
    NO glass is
     
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  7. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

    That stemless wine-glass they do is so nice, and this glass looks like a boring shape, poor graphic, etc... If I got this in a box as an extra (not knowing it was "glasswhalebro" ) I'd probably say "That's nice, just wish it would have been the stemless wine-glass" and it would probably go unused.

    Perhaps someone is just bidding up the auction intentionally, or it's really that rare and someone who over-values glassware really wants it.

    Either way, looks like a pretty boring glass to me.
     
  8. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Defender (672) Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Not to you or to me, but there are at least 2 people that think is is. For every person that pays too much for something at auction, there is at least 1 person who was willing to pay one bid less.
    Wish I had a case of these tucked away.
     
  9. natejohnson126

    natejohnson126 Initiate (19) Mar 20, 2013 Vermont

    IIRC, that was the glass that accompanied that 600-bottle HT release in December 2010.
     
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  10. dc55110

    dc55110 Initiate (165) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    I've been watching this glass rather closely, the bidding really started to get out of control yesterday afternoon. It always surprises me why people don't wait to place their bid closer to the end of the auction, not giving others time to drive up the price.
     
  11. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    They're a bunch of amatures. Back in my Ebay obsessed days in the early 2000's I would set my alarm to wake up at all hours of the night to get a last minute snipe bid in and win auctions.
     
  12. jonnyb79

    jonnyb79 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Went for $100 on the dot. Hope the winning bidder has some fresh Heady to go in that glass, or should he/she just drink it from the can?
     
  13. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    I bought that lol
     
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  14. StayWhatYouAre2

    StayWhatYouAre2 Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Nice avatar...
     
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  15. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Coming from a guy who said no one would pay $100 for an $8 glass (dld/intelligentsia mug). Not to mention your avatar...
     
  16. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Why so serious ...
     
  17. celfan

    celfan Disciple (323) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    I prefer the old alchemist guy

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Yeah, that's a legit glass and extremely rare.

    Obviously not for everybody, but for a glass collector that's a pretty desirable piece. Not surprised it went for so much.
     
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  19. celfan

    celfan Disciple (323) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    did the pub have glasses with the old alchemist logo?
     
  20. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Aspirant (245) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    I remember getting the bottle and a key chain, should have gotten the glass too. Was not a glasswhore at the time

    Dammit
     
  21. bylerteck

    bylerteck Poo-Bah (2,830) May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Looks just like the glass available at the brewery
     
  22. TheNoodleIncident

    TheNoodleIncident Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2012 New York

    Does anyone else find it funny that there is a $100 glass for a beer that specifically states that you should drink it from the can? Or were those instructions not included in the first bottle release?
     
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  23. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Definitely wasn't apart of the label on the bottle. You'd look like a complete asshole drinking straight from a 22 oz. bottle.
     
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  24. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Someone paid $100 for a fucking Willi Becker glass?! o_O

    It's a thing with a hole in it to hold liquid. I guess the old adage is true about a fool and his money.
     
  25. Scotty

    Scotty Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Maryland

  26. dc55110

    dc55110 Initiate (165) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    FTFY
     
  27. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Oh, well in that case.... ; )
     
  28. celfan

    celfan Disciple (323) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    \

    I just returned from the brewery and noticed they have this guy on frisbees. I told the girl working there I'd like to see him on a limited edition snifter with stem. She said they talk about using him on merchandise and it could happen one of these days.
     
  29. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Disciple (347) Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Wow, I was at the orginal release and received 2 of those glasses. Sadly, they have both met their demise.
     
  30. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,172) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    Fuuuuuuuu. I'm in the same boat. My girlfriend just broke mine about 3 weeks ago.
     
  31. DougC123

    DougC123 Devotee (466) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut
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    Nowadays you can just use auction sniper to do that for you and get a good nights sleep.
     
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  32. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Sounds like that kills the thrill of victory.
     
  33. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    Whoa that's the rarest beer glass considered legendary from The Alchemist! :eek:
     
  34. DougC123

    DougC123 Devotee (466) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut
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    It does, but you can't win against the automated snipers, so if anyone is using them you will lose. And everyone is using them. Old school auctions are a thing of the past.
     
  35. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    What if you both use one? Just It just come down to theax bid you entered?
     
  36. DougC123

    DougC123 Devotee (466) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut
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    There are two parts of it - the max bid and the lead time. You can pick a time to start dropping your bids in before the close of the auction. Usually sub 10 seconds. You can go as low as 1 second, but the problem is that if your bid goes at 1 second, then someone else's counters that, your sniper may not have enough time to get another counter in before the auction expires. It all comes down to electron speed. I have moved away from actual bidding now because of the snipers unless it is something I can't find in a "buy it now" auction.
     
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