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#31 Brian Robinson

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:04 AM

Here's an interesting auction... $600 for an empty bottle of duplais, the box, a cd, and a couple of glasses!

He's got three auctions, one for each type of duplais.
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:14 PM

"PLEASE NOTE: The absinthe bottle has been emptied to comply with ebay standards for listing!" Riiiiiiight. ;)
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:30 PM

Here's an interesting auction... $600 for an empty bottle of duplais, the box, a cd, and a couple of glasses!

He's got three auctions, one for each type of duplais.



Unbelievable !

I see that one didn't sell. I wonder why?

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#34 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:31 AM

Well it appears this idiot is at it again.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...mMakeTrack=true

I contacted ebay customer support directly with my concern that this moron is making the old "thujone will get you stoned just like THC/marijuana crap."
I doubt they will do anything. Ebay sucks.

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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#35 MTgrayling

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:38 AM

If it makes you feel any better the last two kits ended without a bid.
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#36 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:38 AM

OK, here's one of the clowns who are peddling the psuedo-sinthe kits.
http://www.iamshaman...uctCode=ELX-ABK
What a maroon.

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:19 AM

Exactly moronic nutmeg worshippers :thumbdown:
wormwood with beer is wormwood with beer, NOT absinthe, how anyone could believe in such nonsense?
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:56 PM

Maybe we can sick Alandia on them for using that pic. ;)
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#39 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:42 AM

Here's another Ebay phoney herb soak kit courtesy of the UK
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

...and a moron from the USA. Notice how he/she/it does not come out and claim this is an "absinthe kit" but colors their ad green and the selection of herbs being sold...
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:47 AM

...oh and our favorite Ebay idiot now has a store called "Green Fairy Land"
http://stores.ebay.com/Green-Fairyland

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:09 AM

The most fascinating is PONTALIER glass, corriander seed and definitely "hard-to-find" LOts of fun, indeed :laf:
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:10 AM

" YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN ABSINTHE WITH THESE 2 BOTTLES AND AN ALCOHOL SUCH AS VODKA, flavored vodka, gin, wine, schnapps, kalua"

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:58 PM

Well, with the Gert you can make something that, while not absinthe, is better than the soaks and for that matter, some of what tries to pass itself off as absinthe. I was suprised to see it on the shelf in a local brewers supply place.

Still, the herb kits should be reported.

#44 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:38 PM

Oops, here's another idiot.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:02 PM

...oh and our favorite Ebay idiot now has a store called "Green Fairy Land"

Oh good! I've been looking for a pair of Lakers shorts everywhere!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:38 PM

" Medicine for the mind" :twitchsmile: Well,that's the first time I've heard them sink to calling xit medicine !Is that better than Drug ? Um, No ! Nevermind :thumbdown:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:29 AM

Medicine for the sink would be more accurate.

Note that it is for homemade absinth . . .

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:52 AM

"Artemesium Absinthium" I wonder if comes the time when these morons will be at least able to spell anything correctly. Still, we are learning something:

"the infamous PONTALIE recipe:

hard to find ingredients (I bet really hard):

corriander seed
artemesium absinthium

(time for someone to bring starr anis and hyssopis officinalis)

just add kalua or wine and make the absinthe that does contain thujone

Soon someone will be selling thujone in paper bags (100% organic) :yahoo:

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#49 Dr. Verte

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:21 AM

What's even more fun is to contact the Ebay seller and tell them what they are selling is craptacular and not even remotely close to real absinthe.
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

There is certainly no lack of dealers and victims lately on ebay.

idiot #1

idiot #2

idiot #3

idiot #4

The second and third idiots appear to be the same vendor trying different marketing strategies.

idiot #5 : I couldn't resist including this specimen that is willing to pay $26.00 for an empty bottle of KOS. Where were the idiots when I was selling empty bottles, besides on my side of the computer screen?

On a somewhat related note. Has anyone tried the absinthe cologne sometimes advertised on ebay? cologne , cologne #2 (out of my price range)

Edit: insert another cologne link
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 09:58 PM

I can see I'm going to have to do a page specifically targeted at eBay scammers. Damn those guys piss me off.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:39 PM

As for the cologne, I dunno, but now I gotta go out in the yard and nibble my

crispy spring-like blackcurrant buds

But I don't think I'll try rubbing them on my body.
Not without some patchouli.

How do these things get in absinthe anyway?

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 12:23 AM

Everything goes as long as you use the infamous Pontelier/Ponatlier/Pontaliur/Ptlanorie recipe, that is the key :laf:
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:30 AM

#2 is really entertaining:

Our kit contains a bottle of non-alcoholic ABSINTH...

traditional ABSINTH SPOON with multiple holes...

the spoon is stainless chrome I believe...

It is also presently legal to import, for personal use and consumption...

add the ABSINTH ESSENCE to ... milk



I wonder where they ripped off all the little wine and food gifs...

But

Why drink absinth if you're not going to get drunk? Oh, that's right to add it to your milk. ;)

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:39 AM

I couldn't resist including this specimen that is willing to pay $26.00 for an empty bottle of KOS. Where were the idiots when I was selling empty bottles, besides on my side of the computer screen?


Because it's much cheaper than buying a real bottle of KOS and pouring the contents down the drain?

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:07 PM

On a somewhat related note. Has anyone tried the absinthe cologne sometimes advertised on ebay? cologne , cologne #2 (out of my price range)


I've always thought that Demeter would do well to do an absinthe scent. They specialize in making uncanny representations of everyday scents, including foods (angel food cake), drinks (gin and tonic), every day objects (library books), the outdoors (dirt), etc. A lot of their stuff is quite quirky (i.e. who really wants to smell like glue or dust or lettuce?!?), but some of it is quite good. I personally love their Gin&Tonic scent.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for the link Doc! Quite an ecelctic lineup they have there and reasonable prices as well. This one sounds wonderful, Thunderstorm . I couldn't find any Absinthe scents, but the Martini and Gin and Tonic would be nice too.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:16 PM

Hell, I smell like that already... when I don't smell like licorice.

OMG no.

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:01 PM

Demeter has some great scents. I agree with Doc. The gin and tonic is great.

Also, Fresh makes a Pomegranate Anise cologne that is a favorite of mine. The Fresh line is out of this world anyway, but that's one of the best IMHO, along with the Red Currant Basil.

Their Tobacco flower soap is quite nice too.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:15 PM

:devil: Heh heh. Ask Maggie what happens when you dab a bit of absinthe behind the ears in the deep woods. Mosquitoes love humans with just a little louche.


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