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(WTAE)   Western PA Man charged with drinking $102,000 worth of pre-Prohibition whiskey   (wtae.com) divider line 19
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2013-03-22 07:55:01 PM
4 votes:

FreetardoRivera: Oldiron_79: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

I'm guessing novelty, because Whiskey doesn't age in the bottle, only in the barrel.

Or they are just retarded and think it ages in the bottle like wine

I bet some farkers will show up and think the latter as well... oh wait.


You don't know collectors very well.

Napkin: $0.0001 USD

Napkin touched by celebrity: $10-$100 USD

Napkin touched by dead celebrity or historical figure you personally care about: Priceless.


There's people out there with lots of money who would buy pre-prohibition era whiskey not to drink but just to have. It's historical, or was.

But really who would leave $100,000 worth of potable artifacts in a house with a renter? That's kinda a big boner on their part.
2013-03-22 07:47:58 PM
3 votes:
You know how you rent an apartment out to some random dude, right? And you leave $102,000 lying around in the place, you know? In one of those big, you know ... boxes, right? And you know how the dude takes it and just spends it? Yeah?

I hate when that happens.
2013-03-22 09:01:15 PM
2 votes:
just curious, if the whiskey was as rare as it was, wouldn't it become more valuable the more he drank? I could see the value being almost triple by the time he polished off the last bottle
2013-03-22 07:36:09 PM
2 votes:
GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

I'm guessing novelty, because Whiskey doesn't age in the bottle, only in the barrel.

Or they are just retarded and think it ages in the bottle like wine
2013-03-22 11:05:45 PM
1 votes:

85blue: There are collectors.However the value of the whiskey is based on prominence.There is no indication that owner was aware the items existed before being found.The owner can not testify to the condition of the collection.Although DNA samples show  Saunders handled the bottles, the prominence would have been lost had bottles been opened previously.The presumed value of the prominent items can never be authenticated.Therefore it has no value.Saunders may be charged with drinking the contents of the bottles.Opened whiskey from 1912 has no value other than the original purchase price.Which I'm guessing is less than $1.I'm not a lawyer but would that defense work?


the colectors market doesnt work like that

it is like saying my 1884 NO mint Morgan silver dollar is only worth a dollar because it's face value is 1 dollar
2013-03-22 09:24:56 PM
1 votes:
Why the fark would you rent an apartment to someone and leave over $200,000 worth of historical whiskey in the apartment?
2013-03-22 09:13:01 PM
1 votes:
Consumed 48 bottles of another man's rye? Hangin's too good for him I tells ya!

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2013-03-22 08:34:29 PM
1 votes:

kim jong-un: OgreMagi: megarian: Ummmm... Is he single? Is that wrong to ask? That's wrong to ask.

Dude, you're obviously on Fark. EIP. WIE?

You are seriously going to regret asking for WEI.

/No, I won't do that to you.

Why?


Because I have enough class that I don't email photos of my junk to random strangers.
2013-03-22 08:34:18 PM
1 votes:
You'd think someone able to afford a mansion would be able to afford at least a couple of locks.
2013-03-22 08:28:18 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Lionel Mandrake: Kind of a dick move to press charges or sue, though.

The charges shouldn't be that hefty, because even if this guy knew that these booze weren't your typical JD, he probably never knew they had that kind of value.

A civil lawsuit, though? Yeah, I'd have no problem with that.


I'm OK with the charges.  Don't take stuff from other people.  If it seems run-of-the-mill, but turns out to be really valuable to someone else, you may end up in a lot more trouble then you thought.
2013-03-22 07:55:54 PM
1 votes:
WhippingBoy: This guy drank $102,000 worth of whiskey. What have YOU accomplished in your pathetic little life?

I've probably drank that much worth of whisky, I just did it with many more bottles of less expensive stuff
2013-03-22 07:52:10 PM
1 votes:
I'm lost, did they leave the bottles in the basement apartment when they rented it to the guy or were they stored somewhere else and the guy just helped himself?
2013-03-22 07:51:09 PM
1 votes:
This guy drank $102,000 worth of whiskey. What have YOU accomplished in your pathetic little life?
2013-03-22 07:47:26 PM
1 votes:
There really needs to be a FARK thread of all the stupid shait renters do.
2013-03-22 07:44:01 PM
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

I'm guessing novelty, because Whiskey doesn't age in the bottle, only in the barrel.

Or they are just retarded and think it ages in the bottle like wine


In the thread about the hundred year old whisky found in Antarctica, someone pointed out that it is interesting not because it ages in the bottle, but because it is preserved and has historical value. The whisky can show what alcohol was like in the day and, according to this one poster, its recipe could be reverse engineered in order to duplicate 1800s or early 1900s whisky or whatever year it was
2013-03-22 07:40:45 PM
1 votes:
What is he being charged with? It would be nice to have more detail.
2013-03-22 07:30:29 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?


0/10.

I expect better trolls from someone of your caliber.
2013-03-22 06:17:46 PM
1 votes:
So, what's his fark handle??
2013-03-22 05:53:43 PM
1 votes:
i.qkme.me
 
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