Originally Posted by AnOldUR
The working word here is "equivanent." Can you pop your disconnect off a keg and charge a pet bottle, then return it to the keg? Didn't think so.
I know there is some time and labor involved in creating a mold for them, but c'mon, once you have them injection mold, then it is gravy from there on out.
There is no reason for them to be $20 a pop. Period.
They are selling convenience, and apparently they have no competition!
All they did was take an actual corny post and make an injection mold out of it, and added the PET bottle screw on, anyone with a mill, some time could accomplish that.
Not saying I have the means, but I know it can be done.
I just don't want to have to have an extra hose with a schrader valve connection on it to fill my bottles.
I know it can be done inexpensively and easily, but I don't wnat ot invest in another co2 tank to make it convenient for me.
I understand that this might sound like incessant bitching, bu thte point here is htere is no reason for these things to be as expensive as they are, none whatsoever.
The company that makes them has had to have sold enough to pay for their overhead, mold, and materials many times over...so the argument that it was expensive to produce is BS. Maybe at one time it was, but I can guarnatee you it isn't anymore...unless there is some guy in his garage making these, and distributing them on his own in his free time...picking up waht I'm putting down?