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ebay v whiskyauction.com

Postby r900p » Sun May 06, 2007 12:39 am

Does anyone have a favourite out of the above. I've used ebay a few time, ahve registered with whiskyauction but haven't used it yet.

Is it me or is whiskyauctino on the whole cheaper?

Any views or opininos?
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Postby Aidan » Sun May 06, 2007 4:54 am

I think whiskyauction is more expensive. The final price is higher. I think the fees to sell are higher too. whiskyauction is still better, though.
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Postby vitara7 » Sun May 06, 2007 11:48 am

for selling on whiskyauction the fees are like 20% and you have to send the bottle to him before you sell it.

if youve got a rare bottle you will get better money for it on whisky auction than ebay, even after the high final fees. if your a buyer, id stick to ebay, lot cheaper and more selection.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 06, 2007 10:09 pm

Has anyone on this forum ever sold a bottle via whiskyauction?
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Postby vitara7 » Sun May 06, 2007 11:00 pm

havent sold myself through him as i dont like the idea of giving him my bank details.
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Postby Aidan » Mon May 07, 2007 12:25 am

I think whiskyauction is much safer than eBay. Also, it's a business. You give your credit card details to lots of differet businesses without too much risk. I'm sure whiskyauction has as good a reputation as any of the other businesses people transact with.
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Re: ebay v whiskyauction.com

Postby bmiddaug » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:01 pm

I've had good luck with whiskyauction. They are good for the very hard-to-find bottles that you can't find on ebay. You may pay a bit more but I found it worthwhile.
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Re: ebay v whiskyauction.com

Postby r900p » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:28 am

Since my last post i've used them a few times and prices achived when i've sold have been really good, particularly with the exchange rate the way it is. Buying its expensive and haven't done for a while.

It seems bottles with the UK tax stamp go for much more than the european countyerparts.

Still if you can butter someone up on here you could get bottles for cost from Europe that only ever appear on WA. This happened to me in my ebay days buyers would ask me if i could get them a certain bottle now they do it for me, so i have a few US bottles and German ones.

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Re: ebay v whiskyauction.com

Postby DavidUK » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:06 pm

If buying from Whisky Auction is there likely top be customs duty to pay as the bottle would be shipped from Germany?
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Re: ebay v whiskyauction.com

Postby MacDeffe » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:01 pm

I've bought one bottle via Whiskyauction, I considered it a good deal

Thomas Krüger of WA is often present on various whiskyfairs near his home (like Limburg)

He is considered an expert on fakes, so opposed to ebay your purchase will be a lot more safe

He is making a living from auctioning whisky so as seller you must be able live with his cut

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Re: ebay v whiskyauction.com

Postby kyorke1 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:03 pm

No, I've never paid any anyway. All costs, expensive admittedly, are all shown on the website.
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