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Old 10-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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This has been a interesting journey. I needed 3 kegs for my 3 tier. So I started looking on craigslist and found most folks want as much as the deposit price. Then success! A guy had 2 for 50 bucks each. After contacting him he said to meet him late at night in a deserted parking lot. Hmmm. So I arrive in the parking lot and no one there, called the guy and he is right around the corner. 30 minutes later he gets the with another guy for back up and only has one keg. But it is brand new so I pay him and he hauls butt.

2nd keg.
He wants 80 for it and I had to drive for 20 miles to get to his house, when I got there it was a old coors keg that was so beat up it would not even sit straight. I asked what about the one in the ad and he says no you cant have that one it still has beer in it. And then gets pissed when I wont take the junk one.

2nd keg part 2
A guy meets me on the side of the freeway and circles the lot checking me out, jumps out trades money for the keg and squeals the tire leaving. Brand new keg.

3rd keg
Back to meeting in the dark again. Behind a resturant, this time at least he is waiting there for me. Keg has a couple of dents but ok.

Is it me or does this feel like I am buying automatic weapons from the mafia? Are kegs a controlled substance? Well now thats over I can concentrate on making beer. I just hope the the cia doesnt have me on satellite surveillance now.

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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I hear there's a huge undercover operation going on in Tomball, TX.

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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This has been a interesting journey. I needed 3 kegs for my 3 tier. So I started looking on craigslist and found most folks want as much as the deposit price. Then success! A guy had 2 for 50 bucks each. After contacting him he said to meet him late at night in a deserted parking lot. Hmmm. So I arrive in the parking lot and no one there, called the guy and he is right around the corner. 30 minutes later he gets the with another guy for back up and only has one keg. But it is brand new so I pay him and he hauls butt.

2nd keg.
He wants 80 for it and I had to drive for 20 miles to get to his house, when I got there it was a old coors keg that was so beat up it would not even sit straight. I asked what about the one in the ad and he says no you cant have that one it still has beer in it. And then gets pissed when I wont take the junk one.

2nd keg part 2
A guy meets me on the side of the freeway and circles the lot checking me out, jumps out trades money for the keg and squeals the tire leaving. Brand new keg.

3rd keg
Back to meeting in the dark again. Behind a resturant, this time at least he is waiting there for me. Keg has a couple of dents but ok.

Is it me or does this feel like I am buying automatic weapons from the mafia? Are kegs a controlled substance? Well now thats over I can concentrate on making beer. I just hope the the cia doesnt have me on satellite surveillance now.
Two things:

1. Where the hell do you live?

2. Those kegs are most likely "hot," illegally being sold.

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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They were probably stolen...

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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Not real smart posting about buying stolen kegs. Better hope the local brewery doesn't check in here

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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No one said they were stolen. In fact they all said they paid for them.

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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They were probably stolen...
Haha...probably is an understatement.
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No one said they were stolen. In fact they all said they paid for them.
I know I'm new here and all, but FWIW, a guy unwilling to sell a keg because there's still beer in it almost 100% means it's stolen, and it is no less of a crime to buy stolen property that you don't know is stolen over if you did know it was... it's still receiving and concealing stolen property... Ask how I know... Best bet is to 1) keep it quiet and to yourself, or (more honestly and legally) 2) check and see if they are stolen, and be prepared to lose them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #9
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pssss, hey buddy, yeah you. wanna buy a keg?
Go to Third and Vine at midnight, there's a payphone there. when it rings answer it, my backup will give you instructions for what parking lot to go to.

come alone , bring cash. OF course they are legit, why do you ask ?

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This has been a interesting journey. I needed 3 kegs for my 3 tier. So I started looking on craigslist and found most folks want as much as the deposit price.
Paying a deposit and keeping the keg is stealing. The deposit is an incentive to return the keg. Paying it in no way covers the cost of the keg, nor is it a legit purchase. This sort of stuff is what gives home brewing a bad rep. Acquire your equipment properly or keep it to yourself.
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