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Old 03-05-2014, 08:32 PM   #21
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I just bought a brand new keg via one of the sponsors here and it was $85 with shipping. Now for a brand new keg that's cheap, but the only reason why it was that cheap is because they had labeled them less than perfect with some minor cosmetic imperfections.

Was it worth it? Yes and no. It ultimately does the same job as the others that were used, but it's so shinnnnnnnnnnnnnnny. Not to mention all the seals were tighter. But for me, a used keg was at the cheapest $69 plus tax so it was worth the extra $15 or so for a brand new one.
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I think if the difference is $20 +/- then I would just buy new. To pay just below what new runs is silly. If the difference is more than that then I stop to pause. I haven't seen new kegs sell for under $100 which means my price difference has been about $40 in today's market.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:42 PM   #22
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I have all used kegs not gone to the new ones yet. One thing I will say is that I will never buy used kegs online again. I bought 4 kegs online and the other 6 from CL. The 4 kegs were in way worse shape than the ones I got on CL and after shipping and handling weren't all that cheaper than new. The ones off CL were from a guy who's dad worked at coke and would take 2 or so home a week. They were in perfect condition and as good as new. I even got to pick and choose the ones that looked in the best shape. Plus these were 20 bucks cheaper than anything online and no shipping costs. I will not buy used online again I want to at least see what im buying before I do when it comes to kegs. Just my 2 cents.

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Which retailer?

I think if the difference is $20 +/- then I would just buy new. To pay just below what new runs is silly. If the difference is more than that then I stop to pause. I haven't seen new kegs sell for under $100 which means my price difference has been about $40 in today's market.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/new-5-gallon-ball-lock-kegs-class-2s-stock-440809/

here is the link for the vendor on here. $67 and some change + shipping. For me it came to $85 and I live in Southern Cali.
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Thanks for all the replies! I went used and gave my LHBS some business. 65 for a used keg with new O rings. Not cheap, but I supported a local retailer. Soaking the parts as we speak. Cheers!


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I've bought 8 used kegs, prices varied from 30-50 dollars. Most off CL and they were local pickup. As homebrewing becomes more popular corny keg prices increase. I'd say if in your particular area of the country you find a good deal on used cornies in half decent shape..ie, they hold pressure, buy them first. Eventually the good deals will be mostly gone. Maybe they are mostly gone, but there are still a few treasures if you're patient.

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/new-5-gallon-ball-lock-kegs-class-2s-stock-440809/

here is the link for the vendor on here. $67 and some change + shipping. For me it came to $85 and I live in Southern Cali.


Just ordered 4!!! Thanks for the link!


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Just bought 2 for $116 shipped
They were sealed with co2 in them
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I have bought all 4 of mine from CL listings. $70 for one pair and $80 for the other. I replaced poppets and o-rings in one of them after I kegged a Sour Ale, but they have been great buys so far. Even reconditioned ones from the LHBS are $80 + tax each. I scour CL every couple of days in hopes of finding a few more.

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