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Your most overpriced buys

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

  1. AlexFields

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    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

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    $40 a 6 pack? Uh
     
  3. Sneers

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    $40 King Henry, not my proudest moment but I wanted to try it.
     
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  8. WassailWilly

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    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. pearljam118

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    $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

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

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

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

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    My 6 pack of Westvleteren 12 on eBay, about 5 years ago. $95 shipped
    Ooops
    My CASE of World Wide Stout in 2008, it was $190
    dollar per ounce, the Westy wins out..or loses out.
     
  16. UCLABrewN84

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    Relevant username?
     
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    $28 + tax for a 3F Golden Blend 375mL. Was damn good but no where near the price point.
     
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    Pliny at 8 dollars a bottle. They even told me six, but then I looked at my tab....
     
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    My Westy 6'er was $123 of the bay about 6 yrs ago.
     
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    You mean Utopius? Infinium is only like 10 bucks...
     
  21. cyraschris

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    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
     
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    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. Beerontwowheels

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    I dropped 65$ on a bottle of Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 yesterday. 'Wales, bro.'
     
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    Anything Bruery, any vertical epic, and bolt cutter.
     
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    that's still cheaper than the only time I've ever seen Rare on a shop
     
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    $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

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    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

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    Once got a White Birch beer for free. I wish I could have that time back.
     
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    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. biercycle

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    ~$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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    I did sell a bottle of Rare for over a hundy once too tho so ... Maybe I shouldve hung onto that bad boy
     
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    $80 for a CBS.

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

    Got one more on the shelf for 2013 DLD.
     
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    $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...
     
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    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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    $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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    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

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

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    Anything from Hoppin' Frog. Decent beer but not worth $13-18 a bomber.
     
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    $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.
     
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