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Old 10-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #31
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at one of the local liquor stores here if you don't bring the keg back in 48 hours they won't return the deposit. You can exchange it for another keg as a deposit, but you can't get the deposit back. since I can no longer drink a half barrel in 48 hours is it wrong of me to keep the keg.

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #32
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We've been over this countless times here. This is not true as a blanket statement. I know for a 100% fact that it is perfectly legal to keep a keg in NYS for the deposit price. As a matter of fact, my local distributor just started selling kegs to homebrewers for $30.
Do you know if that's the case of all of NYS or just NYC? I'm going to be in the Poughkeepsie area for Christmas and this is a good deal.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #33
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Deal, at 80 bucks! I got mine on cl for15! I do live in So. Fla. though...
got mine for $5 at a yard sale. It already had the top cut off. Its now my ekeggle, and I'll never brew with propane again.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #34
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Do you know if that's the case of all of NYS or just NYC? I'm going to be in the Poughkeepsie area for Christmas and this is a good deal.
A previous discussion drove me nuts so I started with the NYS penal law and ended up speaking to one of my friends who is an assistant DA in Brooklyn. I laid out the entire thing in a post somewhere. Basically, in NY state, when you transfer ownership of a packaged item, you transfer the package also. The keg deposit and promise to return it is a civil arrangement between the parties, nothing more. If a brewery or distributor wants some sort of recourse, they'll have to bring you to civil court, a highly unlikely scenario.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #35
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What a relief So Im not going to jail after all. I already had my toothbrush and sphincter shield all packed

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:43 PM   #36
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Good job on getting your kegs. All I can say is you have bigger stones than I do, to meet up with a stranger late at night in a dark secluded place with a cash transaction on the line.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:00 AM   #37
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That's crazy you had to go through all that to get a couple kegs. But the good thing is now you have them. I'm glad my search for kegs went nothing like that. I bought two from a cop who had them for years and then I saw one at a scrap yard when I went to sell a bunch of cans and bought it. Both transactions took place in the light of day and no shady business.

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Old 10-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #38
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Who cares where they came from, they're yours now. I say good job and congratulations on your kegs. Last I checked they hadn't started installing LoJack on kegs yet. I'm guessing you'll be just fine.
My thoughts exactly. There's no keg task force out there looking to take people down. I'm willing to bet a good majority of the corny kegs out there are technically "stolen" as well. have fun brewing well over 200 gallons a year on our stolen land with the kegs you paid honest money for. If the company that these were "stolen" from wanted them back/wanted to be reimbursed for them they'd either a) contact the person who signed for them or b) charge the card the deposit was left with in the amount of the difference. If the store is taking cash deposits they're not very smart and got caught slipping. Brew free or die!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #39
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A previous discussion drove me nuts so I started with the NYS penal law and ended up speaking to one of my friends who is an assistant DA in Brooklyn. I laid out the entire thing in a post somewhere. Basically, in NY state, when you transfer ownership of a packaged item, you transfer the package also. The keg deposit and promise to return it is a civil arrangement between the parties, nothing more. If a brewery or distributor wants some sort of recourse, they'll have to bring you to civil court, a highly unlikely scenario.
Well, when they start charging $150 on a keg deposit in NYS we will know why.
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So, are you saying all keggles are stolen?

Unless you buy them directly from the brewery, yes.
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