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Old 06-18-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Corny kegs $80 a four pack, quality used solid tops

This moring I talked to Matt at The CHI Company in Antelope, northern California and ordered another 4-pack of corny's. He only sells clean good condition used corny's. By this only very small dents at the most with little dings and scratches from normal service use with solid rubber bottoms and tops. He does not sell junk or kegs (15.5 gallon) or corny's with loose rubber.
This order of a 4 pack again will be a total of 24 corny's for me, everyone is cleaned and shipped under a low pressure charge inside and I bet in good condition as the other 20 ordered are in great condition in the past.
This sale is good until the end of the month or when he runs out. Matt told me later on he will get a the last supply of 300 more corny's from across the U.S. and that will be the end of them thru him.
I am close so shipping a 4 pack in one box UPS Ground is only $13.
Just a heads up if anyone is looking for corney's.
I know i'll get someone to reply that can get them for $17.50 back east and cheaper but I must ask in what condition they are in, good solid tops and bottoms or loose rubber tops plus adding the shipping cost across the country? Shipping would kill the deal for me besides the chances of getting junk corny's with loose rubber ends?
This would be a good buy for us west cost brewers.
It must be a higher shipping bill to ship back east as it was east to west.
Just a heads up.


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Old 06-18-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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Man, I just got 4 from Matt over memorial weekend.... and one of them had a loose rubber on the bottom. Actually I haven't really checked 2 of them out yet either.

On the other hand, this was my second order of the 4-pack and I don't feel ripped off even if they aren't in the best shape, it is what it is and they are used. I find some of them hard to seal the top though. I often have to use a spacer of some sort to make a tighter fit.


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Old 06-18-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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well way to ruin the initial God Status from the OP!
Is this Matt guy on here? I'd like a shipping quote to Ohio for a 4 pack.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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When it comes to buying used kegs I mostly find it best to pay the extra by going to the LHBS and picking out the ones I want. They hold pressure, have no dents and the rubber is in good shape. Last time I bought used online from Midwest and it looked like an elephant has taken a nap on it.

I have heard & read mostly good things about CHI kegs in the past.
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$20 kegs is a danmed good deal even if it has a couple dents, and one ocasionally has a loose bottom (Epoxy fixes that right up anyways)

I got 2 kegs from Midwest (Both in good shape)
2 from a Homebrew Club member (just needed to replace diptube orings) $25each
2 from a guy on CL selling about 200 of em (I got to pick my 2 from a full storage unit of them) $25 each
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well way to ruin the initial God Status from the OP!
Is this Matt guy on here? I'd like a shipping quote to Ohio for a 4 pack.
Yes Matt is on here, username: mjc

Also this sale is mentioned here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/keg-sale-123436/
Direct link: http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?...products_id=36

Also, also you can get a shipping quote on their site. Might be a bit much to get to you but worth a shot to see. he offers great service and is a nice guy too. I call sometimes and he answers and doesn't say his name, then and the end of the call I say, "Thanks Matt" and he is probably thinking how does this guy know my name?
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I've ordered 8 kegs from matt (AKA Chicompany) in the past. Other than being a bit worn, they have all held pressure and worked fine. Best place pricewise to buy on the west coast.
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Thanks for the post BB!
Just ordered my 4 pack. $30 shipped to NM, not too bad.
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Thanks, I got a pack of single handled kegs $74 and shipping was only $38 to Alaska. It was weird though, on the kegs you had linked for $80 shipping was going to be $60. LHBS charges $65 each up here so I got 4 + a set of disconnects for $120.
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50 to ship.
I got 4 shipped from california for $100 from Insco
Nice price for those close enough though.


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