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Highland Park - One in a Million

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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby les taylor » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:50 pm

Hi Nick yea I saw it on ebay. Rather sad in a way isn't it.

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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:44 pm

the thing is, you cant really blame the staff for selling them on. most of them will come from production operators and cleaners etc who dont get paid much, so £180 for a free bottle is like a weeks wage to them. so looking on it like that if i was in their posistion id do the same.
saying that, the ones who put them on first are the smart ones, what youll see now is the price dropping,theyll start goign for about 70quid shortley
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:32 pm

short term they shoot up, then tail of just as quiclky before going up slowly but steadly. the best time to buy is right after the got to have it collectors have got their bottle, the reason being they pay over the odds, folk then go, o ive got one of them, word spreads and then they all stick there bottles on and as demand isnt as much thats the time for a bargin....
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:56 pm

And people think economics is hard.

In reality its only economists that have no idea how these things work.
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby sievm » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:32 pm

I have a neighbour in the industry and he thinks that one person who sold one of these bottles - or a similar "Gift to the staff" bottle from Edrington sold on ebay - was sacked.

That might just reduce the numbers being sold.
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby r900p » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:30 pm

One of these just sold on ebay for £190.

If people want to sell these bottles on why not, to stop it, all the distillery have to do it stop giving them bottles, i'm sure its always happened the selling on, i expect many distillert staff will buy distillery bottlings and sell them on quietly.

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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby r900p » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:56 am

If HP do fire people for selling these, they are going to be needing staff soon judgeing by the quantity of this bottling on ebay.

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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:46 pm

Surely if someone receives a gift they are entitled to do whatever they want with it? Seems a bit ridiculous, and surely must be just a rumour?
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:52 pm

butephoto wrote:Surely if someone receives a gift they are entitled to do whatever they want with it? Seems a bit ridiculous, and surely must be just a rumour?

I agree. Unless the staff have been forced to sign saying that they will not sell the bottle on, then they can do what the hell they like with it.
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:25 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
butephoto wrote:Surely if someone receives a gift they are entitled to do whatever they want with it? Seems a bit ridiculous, and surely must be just a rumour?

I agree. Unless the staff have been forced to sign saying that they will not sell the bottle on, then they can do what the hell they like with it.


Getting fired seems like a damn strange way to celebrate a momentous occasion! :yuk:
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby K-Mile » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:37 am

I hope it's a rumour, since any HP bottling is worth checking out...

And if it's a standard 12yo, there's no need to open it. Just buy the regular for a few bucks. This sure is a collectors item, not meant for drinking.
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby whiskymanjim » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:55 pm

Hi folks, im new to this forum and the world of whisky collectables. I recently worked at edringtons bottling hall on great western road glasgow as a temp general worker. i received a bottle of HP 1 in a million a couple of weeks before christmas. Having read some of the previous comments about the value of the bottle i am bit confused about what i should do with it. I do intend to sell it but should i sell it now or should i wait few years in the hope the value will rise above the current £150-£200 it is being punted for right now ? I would be gratefull for your honest and expert opinions on this.
ps there is a bottle on sale right now on e bay.
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby whiskymanjim » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:03 pm

What i really mean is will get more for it in 5 to 10 years or right now ?
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby CollectableWhisky » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:36 am

I see that the whisky specialist shop on ebay wants £299.99 for a bottle of HP One in a million.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HIGHLAND-PARK-ONE-IN-A-MILLION-12YO-ISLAND-WHISKY_W0QQitemZ110230970956QQihZ001QQcategoryZ1351QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

The price seems a little steep if you ask me. But then again, since they were only given to staff there's bound to be someone out there that wants one bad and will pay well over the odds for it.

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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby enzot » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:18 pm

Hi

One sold on e bay last night for £155.[/b][/color]
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Re: Highland Park - One in a Million

Postby woodhill » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:43 pm

That would make the Whisky_specialist's Price about £10 too cheap :P
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