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Old 07-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #11
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Yeah, That $75 scared me, but there are quite a few to choose from on ebay for much cheaper. Some are bidding very low. Guess not a real hot commodity.
ebay... what are they calling them so I can take a look see...
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #12
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just search Hoff-Stevens

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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Yeah, That $75 scared me, but there are quite a few to choose from on ebay for much cheaper. Some are bidding very low. Guess not a real hot commodity.
It still looks like you are going to pay as much for coupler (or more) as you would for a cornie.

McEver Distributors will ship you as many kegs as you want, all guaranteed to hold pressure, for a starting price of about $45 shipped. I got two for $91 shipped. You can order a pallet or more if you want and pay about $30 shipped each.

Not yet as rare as it would seem
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I only paid $20 total for all three of these kegs, so if I have to end up paying $50 each for two couplers, I'm still only at $120 total, so $40 per keg including couplers. Hope I can win the couplers cheaper on ebay though. If anyone has any of these for sale, let me know.

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I wonder if you can get the "pump" style couplers and just modify it to accept CO2? That seems like a cheaper way as those couplers look to be cheaper.

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Keep looking on e-bay and in the classifieds here. They typically sell for $5-$10 each. Some of them may need new o-rings, which will run another $5-$8 since one is an odd figure 8 shape. I don't see any reason you can't get functional couplers for about the same price as a set of corny QD's. There's a set of 3 on e-bay with a current bid of $7.50. There were recent sales on e-bay for sets of 3 couplers with winning bids of $12.50 and $14.00.


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It still looks like you are going to pay as much for coupler (or more) as you would for a cornie.
Not sure where you're looking, but that's simply not the case. Especially if you factor in the fact that you'd still need to buy a set of QD's for a standard corny.

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I wonder if you can get the "pump" style couplers and just modify it to accept CO2? That seems like a cheaper way as those couplers look to be cheaper.
Closed listings on e-bay show the party pumps selling for 2-3 times as much as the standard couplers. And that's before modification.
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Yep, I'm high bidder on those now. fingers crossed... don't bid me up please!

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Keep looking on e-bay and in the classifieds here. They typically sell for $5-$10 each. Some of them may need new o-rings, which will run another $5-$8 since one is an odd figure 8 shape. I don't see any reason you can't get functional couplers for about the same price as a set of corny QD's. There's a set of 3 on e-bay with a current bid of $7.50. There were recent sales on e-bay for sets of 3 couplers with winning bids of $12.50 and $14.00.




Not sure where you're looking, but that's simply not the case. Especially if you factor in the fact that you'd still need to buy a set of QD's for a standard corny.



Closed listings on e-bay show the party pumps selling for 2-3 times as much as the standard couplers. And that's before modification.
Cornies go for about $40. I don't see any of the couplers he's looking at going for that cheap with Buy it Now, PLUS he spent a few bucks on the kegs themselves. QD's are super cheap, comparitively.

about $30 here for party tap hoff-stevens.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Old-...ht_4105wt_1397

I do see some VERY lucky bidders walked away with HS couplers for a few dollars plus shipping. There's also a sea of "didn't sell" closed listings. If you are lucky, yeah, you can get a steal...then again I've never been the guy who got something for nothing on ebay. YMMV.
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I do see some VERY lucky bidders walked away with HS couplers for a few dollars plus shipping. There's also a sea of "didn't sell" closed listings.
Those two statements don't make any sense together. You don't have to be lucky to get them cheap, since there's very little demand for them, which is the same reason there's a bunch of didn't sell listings with very low starting bids and no reserve. How many of the overpriced ones with "buy it now" sold? The fact is that the going rate for used HS couplers is less than a new set of corny QD's, whether you choose to believe it or not.
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Would it possibly be cheaper to drill and add ball lock fittings and just buy new lids?

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