Originally Posted by Mparsons327
If you dont think 25 is fair we can just forget it... He obviously doesn't need to sell them.
Mparsons327 - I wasn't trying to piss on the parade so to speak. $25 for one is a decent deal, assuming they hold pressure.
Individuals are funny when it comes to business. Maybe he thinks he can sell them for $35 each. (Maybe he can, but it will take a long time, and will be one/two at a time and TIME is MONEY. Maybe he paid more than I think (I doubt it). Who knows? All you have to do to see how people's emotions screw up their business judgment is to look at the real estate market, where a property can sit for a long time because the owner isn't looking at things realistically.
One thing I've learned the hard way in buying/selling stock is that what you paid, whether you made money or lost money up to now is completely irrelevant. The only thing that matters is FROM now, what is likely to happen and how can you control risk. Period.
So, back to the kegs.
I paid $20/each for non-reconditioned kegs earlier this year (August). For a set of 4, I can get re-conditioned kegs for $150 (so $37.50 each). This is from a dealer on homebrewtalk, who lives in the Pittsburgh area (which I visit a few times a year to see family, thus no shipping cost.) So, if I get 4 working kegs for $100 it's not so bad.
If it's ok with you, maybe would should continue to collect interest (given a $25 price point), but before going to him we could collectively look around to see if anyplace will match/better it?