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Old 06-13-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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I was brewing at my friend's house yesterday, when I noticed an inconspicuous Anheuser-Bush keg, sitting in a tub, empty. Apparently, he had a party last week and somebody had brought the keg (he actually doesn’t drink). When I asked him why they hadn't returned it, he said that nobody remembered who brought it and that they don't know what to do with it.
I would like to do what's right, return the keg, but I'm not sure how to go about the situation either. If I don't do anything, I know it will just sit there and gather dust.
So, what would you do in my situation?

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Old 06-13-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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everytime I rent a keg, the deposit is only 10 bucks. Ss someone might be out, but not much......

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Old 06-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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everytime I rent a keg, the deposit is only 10 bucks. Ss someone might be out, but not much......
You're new here, aren't you?

The issue isn't the deposit... it's the fact the keg legally belongs to the company, and costs well north of $100 for them to replace.
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I think he was leaning towards meaning that someone, (beer purchaser), was only out their $10.

I would happily make that my $10, if the rightful deposit payer cannot be found.

A less scrupulous individual would cut that thing, drill for some plumbing, and start brewing. If that describes you, we don't want to know. Some folks might get testy.

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Old 06-13-2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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Just shout when it needs locking.

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Try to find who brought it. If you can't, then there's no way to return it. In most cases a distributor won't accept it if you weren't the one who rented it (and can prove it with a receipt). If you can't find who brought the keg, it's keggle time, baby!

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You could if you wanna be an honest and upright citizen, talk to your neighborhood beer store, and explain the situation and maybe they'd stick it in the back room until the AB delivery guy show up and give it to them...Heck if they deal in kegs, you could take it in and maybe get a deposit back on it...

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People may want to take a look at the ethical issues as discussed in the wiki.

Personally, I think you have to make a legitimate, good-faith effort to return it. *Someone* knows who brought it; this isn't the same as finding a couple kegs in the basement of a house you just bought.

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I don't have a problem with deposit money, I want to return it because I feel it is the right thing to do. I just don't want the original buyer of the keg to come looking for it, asking me for money! I'm going to ask around a bit, see if I can track him down, if I can't I will take it to a liquor store.

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Don't be surprised if they won't take it.

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