Your most overpriced buys

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

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  1. chumsnards666

    chumsnards666 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012

    $25 is a good price for Darkness. I paid just over that in November and was pleased with the purchase. I still have a boner from it.
  2. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Holy sweet fuck dude, you got way overcharged. Sounds like the second and third parties were trying to make a quick buck.
  3. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Well $28 for a bottle of Lou Pepe seemed a pretty insane, but overall I'd say oz/dollar amount would be a bottle of Bourbon County Cherry Rye for a whopping $32 a bottle damn good but never again at a bar.
  4. MudDrinker

    MudDrinker Initiate (193) Oct 16, 2012 Ohio

    $40 4xpack Jacobins Rouge nooooooo
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  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    People can taste different compounds in hops. Everyone is different.
  6. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (462) Jan 2, 2010 California


    Not a fan of BB RIS I guess

    I don't have enough left in the cellar to feel safe

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  7. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    I had FW 14 at Christmas and would GLADLY pay $120 for 3 of them!
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  8. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    I paid $24.99 for mine...
  9. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    $39.99 here...
  10. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    I doubt they do. Even so, DL is only available one day a year, and I suspect they sell out.
  11. FredBL

    FredBL Initiate (80) Feb 3, 2012 New York

    I paid $40 for a bottle of Fruet, which is very good I just think that's a bit much.
  12. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Crusader (743) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    That was an expensive day!!! 4 GI Rare ($50/per), and 2 Tenabe Custom pedals ($599/per)!
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  13. BrewMaven

    BrewMaven Devotee (474) Apr 5, 2005 New York

    $10 for a 12oz Dogfish Head 120...The DFH 90 blows it away IMO.
  14. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (126) Sep 20, 2012 California

    Trade you for one of those Rares! :grinning:
  15. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (338) Jan 30, 2011 New York

    I paid too much for cherry rye.
    The distributors are scamming the stores and the stores are scamming the patrons.

    I'm becoming less and less enchanted with the whole thing.
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  16. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Crusader (743) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Like a good BA (Idiot)... I drank/traded all but one away! It's not even pictured there, but I only have bottle 0478 left. I had over a dozen bottles at one time!
  17. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Crusader (743) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    $20 near me... Paid $13.99 for KH, and $17.99 for Coffee last year. A bit of a hike I agree... but what does 3 beers cost at a bar on any given night? $13?
  18. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    I went there to buy some Zombie Dust a few weeks ago. I was told that they sold 800+ six packs in a mere few hours earlier that morning. No more for a month. Balls.
  19. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    I did get a bottle of Arctic Panzer Wolf though. $10. Overpriced? (I haven't tried it yet.)
  20. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Wonderful price. It sells for $12.99 at my local bottle shop. One of FFF's best - cheers!
  21. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (967) Sep 4, 2010 California

    I can find regular BORRIS for less than $9 and the BA version for about $18 which I still think is worth it.
  22. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,557) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    Hey there Thickfreakness, any time you have KH available, please let me know. I'd like to get a bottle or 2 & I'm not willing to part with 1 of my kids for a bottle (like some people want in trades on BA):slight_smile:
  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Whatever the price, it's a great beer.
  24. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (973) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Whoa. Don't feel so bad about my purchases when I look at what some of you folk have paid. But I''ve more than made up for it with my Burgundy habit.
  25. llamabones

    llamabones Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2011 Ohio

    Went to a reputable store selling 12 oz Zombie Dust bottles for $4.99 each yesterday.
  26. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (123) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Because they can and people will pay it. I picked up a 6 pack for $15.99.
  27. KingSlayer

    KingSlayer Aspirant (238) Dec 20, 2012 California

    $28 for a delirium noel, and similar for a chocolate stout from rogue ales
  28. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina

    Went to Belgium in November, 2012 and bought 2 cases of Westy 12 plus some Rodenbach Caractere Rouge and Cantillion Fou Foune... Beside the price of the beer, I paid roughly $300 in shipping and of course there was the price of the flight.
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  29. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (438) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Its $9.99 pretty much anywhere in lower NY. Not surprising considering its strength.
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  30. Bathos

    Bathos Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2008 Kentucky

    Five bucks apiece for Brewdog's Smokehead and Storm.

    Bleh. Never again.
  31. Boozecamel

    Boozecamel Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 Canada (BC)

    I will go with Brewdog as well, paid equivalent of $7.00 for a Bitch Please because of the Three Floyds collab. Yuck!
  32. StaveHooks

    StaveHooks Meyvn (1,326) Nov 18, 2008 Oklahoma

    $17 for 5 Golden Rings. Terrible mess of a beer. I predict aging will do this no good.
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  33. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    Tried it, worth $10 for sure. Not my favorite DIPA, but delicious nonetheless.
  34. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (87) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Just bought 2 bottles of MOAS for a total of $78. I had to though. I'll never stumble upon that one again
  35. davesway10

    davesway10 Disciple (346) Jan 23, 2010 Iowa

    ouch, that's a bit over the top.
  36. goalie33

    goalie33 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2009 New York

    $30 for a 750 of Tart of Darkness. I enjoyed GI's Dishonest Stout so much I figured it would be a worthwhile splurge. It wasn't terrible, but not worth that price.
  37. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (452) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Italian shipping companies are notorious for unexplained "shrinkage" of inventory. May help explain the insane prices you see on those products.

    I see you're taking pains not to name names, but I shop regularly in Philly and haven't seen anything that egregious. Where are you buying?
  38. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas

    Paid $17 for a bottle of 2012 Saison Brett well after it was off the shelves here in KC
  39. PetieP

    PetieP Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Not here to sully names. They have decent prices on alot of stuff, but too many things are, like, 4 or 5 bucks more per 4 or 6 pack than the Wegman's a mile away. I guess you can say, they need to inflate due to the volume they keep. They have ALOT of stuff. Not all of it sells, so they need to make the money somewhere so they can continue getting the good stuff. But that still doesnt justify a $35 fresh bottle of Bitches Brew.
    It wouldnt piss me off so bad if they didnt employ college kids that know NOTHING about their product, but thats a whole other story.
  40. kpacedo

    kpacedo Initiate (105) Nov 24, 2009 California

    Growler fill of wookey jack at FW for $30. Outrageous.
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