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#1 stringth

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 02:48 PM

Have any of you actually purchased absinthe this way before. (yep, I know, booze on eBay is a no-no...) For the right bottle this could be good, no? :devil:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...t=1218493359140
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#2 Joe Legate

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 02:53 PM

$150 for Versinthe! :shock:

#3 russkyguy1917

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:01 PM

Wait a minute. You can't use USPS to ship alcohol. :laugh: Try picking that up at the Post office! :twitchsmile:
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#4 Joe Legate

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:25 PM

For the right bottle this could be good, no?

You mean for the right person? The poor schmuck that pays that much is really getting ripped off.

I think the days of pre-ban on eBay are long gone.

#5 stringth

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

I know that this particular offer is a rip-off but again, wonder if anyone's tried this method of absinthe procurement, buy the unopened bottle/not what's in it, before. Yeah, USPS would seem to be a hurdle . . .
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#6 Absomphe

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

Wait a minute. You can't use USPS to ship alcohol. :laugh:


I immediately heard Harry Dean Stanton's oft repeated, one word utterance in "Alien", when I read that. ;)

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#7 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:31 PM

Have any of you actually purchased absinthe this way before. (yep, I know, booze on eBay is a no-no...) For the right bottle this could be good, no? :devil:

No, it couldn't. Morons who sell absinthe on eBay are usually greedy and preying on other even stupider morons, as in this case.

... wonder if anyone's tried this method of absinthe procurement, buy the unopened bottle/not what's in it, before.

No, I'm pretty sure this is a completely new twist that no one ever thought of before.

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#8 Mat B.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 11:09 PM

Hang on, I’m getting my authentic herbsaint tape and labels out… :rolleyes:
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#9 stringth

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:42 PM

"No, I'm pretty sure this is a completely new twist that no one ever thought of before."

Ouchy. Didn't I read somewhere deep in the vaults of WS that someone lucked out in this way with some pre-ban? Typically I'd apply the "if it's too good to be true" axiom here but these sellers keep popping up. Am I to believe that no one out there ever took this kind of a gamble. Come now . . .
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#10 Joe Legate

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:30 PM

I think Hiram was teasing you. :poke:

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

No, Hiram was serious. Seriously.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:45 PM

Sarcasm

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#13 Joe Legate

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:46 PM

No, Metodd1 was serious. Anytime he teases, an angel dies.

Metodd1, is your avatar a knight with a seahorse head?

#14 Wilson

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

Looks like a seahorse to me. I like it.

#15 metodd1

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:13 AM

It does look like a seahorse doesn't it. Seems harmless, but it's actually used to slay angels.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:53 PM

Impressive.


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