ebay.de=ARDBEG Kildalton 1981- 2005 Limited Edition - RAR!!!

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ebay.de=ARDBEG Kildalton 1981- 2005 Limited Edition - RAR!!!

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:50 am

Ha ha! You all have to check this out! Item #160056338281! Sorry if you're the current highest bidder, and I blow it for you, but it's a lesson to learn: read the "fine print." Of course it's "fine print," cause it's on a mini bottle, a 5cl!!! Ha ha ha ha ha! Better yet, buy it as package deal, The Peat Pack, 4 minis including this one, for about 20£. Ha ha, so sorry, but goodness, open your eyes. I wonder when they'll figure it out, and how hight the "winner" is willing to go?? Amazing

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Postby les taylor » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:47 am

Its at £60.46 this morning. Reminds of a couple of years ago someone was selling snow on ebay. By the time it was delivered obviously it was no longer snow. I agree its hilarious, the truth is in the saying buyer beware.


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Postby vitara7 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:21 am

its not a case of buyer beware as the seller is doing nothing wrong, its a cas eof buyer dont be stupid and read the auction....

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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:41 pm

I think Les here means "buyer beware" as in don't be stupid! Read it well and figure out what it is exactly you're buying. More power to the seller, for selling something honestly, not hiding anything, and making so much money!!! Ha ha ha I'm still laughing.

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Postby les taylor » Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:26 pm

Thankyou Di Blasi I had confidence that I would not have to justify myself.
The oness is always on the purchaser not to be stupid.


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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:05 am

The 5cl is very clearly there, so unless the seller didn't note that, he can't be blamed. Ha ha ha, sad, but I'm still laughing at those poor bidders who'll learn a lesson the hard way! Off to check it and see what it's going for now...

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Postby rthomson » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:55 am

Amazing. The 5 cl. statement is quite prominent, so no deception there. The description is in German, which I don't read, so I can't comment on that. However, all of the bidders' identities in the bidding history are (is?) private. That seems dubious, or is it common on ebay? Is this one person trying to artificially up the price on his product or are several people not understanding what they're bidding on?

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Postby Lawrence » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:18 pm

Did you see the prices that the minis went for a few weeks ago? One mini of 1930's Laprhoraig went for EUR 1.329,17 and another mini of similar vintage from Glenfiddich went for EUR 2.135,03.

These buyers are crazy, it does look like a normal size bottle, they're going to be really surprised when that little box shows up..... :D

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Postby Scotchio » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:50 pm

I'm going to track down the 2nd highest bidder and offer him my peat pack. I reckon a rare collectable like that has got to be worth at least £150 of someone elses money :D

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Postby dram_time » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:55 pm

Thats amazing for a mini, that would value a 70cl bottle at around £950 at the last price i saw it at, and it has not finished yet.

Do you think its that price because its great whisky, or because its Ardbeg.

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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:54 pm

someone has paid £81 for it.....
bet there going to get a shock when it drops on the door mat....
thats cheerd me right up....

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Postby dram_time » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:10 pm

That makes a bottle (70cl) worth £1134 !!, thought i saw one the other day for around 350 Euro's.

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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:12 pm

i got a few bottles when it was on sale at the time from the islaywhiskyshop in bowmore when i was over, thought it was a good bet

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:00 pm

Hmmmm - Private bids - I always suspect a little shilling with these and would not personally bid.

To be fair, the first line of description does (in bold) state 5cl, but there again, the seller has not gone out of his way to help matters. Especially as he has omitted the bottle neck and top from the picture - a sure give-away as to normal or mini.

I wonder if he'll get a negative here from a rather confused buyer?

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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:53 am

myself, i never bid on a private auction due to bid shilling, however, with the new rules ebay have put in that when an item goes over a certain price, only the highest bidder and the seller get to see their own ids, then the problem is only going to get bigger as all other bidders and watchers see is bidder 1, bidder 2, bidder 3 etc etc.

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Postby Admiral » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:56 pm

If you look at the questions asked down at the bottom, you'll see that someone actually asks, "Is it a 50cl bottle?" The seller replies, "Yes, that's correct."

I see that the seller still has a 100% positive feedback record, so it seems he hasn't duped anyone in the past!

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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:32 pm

Well, I guess buyer and seller are happy then. Maybe I should do the same with my mini '81 Kildalton?


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