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Old 06-18-2012, 04:11 AM   #1
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Where do those guys get bulk kegs? I am trying to start a brew shop and getting a bunch at $25 a piece would be sweet.



 
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Be careful buying used kegs in bulk. I used to sell over 100 kegs / month but the past 2 loads I received were junk. They were so ugly that I threw 20% away. Now I only sell new kegs.

All sources of used 5 gallon kegs will dry up, just like used 2.5 & 10 gallon kegs did and when this happens the retail price of used 5 gallon kegs will go over $85.00 each.



 
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:33 AM   #3
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dam thats depressing

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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Not really, we have all been lucky to have access to cheap used kegs as long as we have. Instead of scrapping kegs whole, the soda industry could have decided to crush them - but they didn't.

But as the value of used kegs continue to go up new kegs will become more attractive. And at ~$120 new kegs really are a good deal particularly when you consider that the average used keg is over 30 years old. And with a new keg you are starting out brand new, with all new gaskets, new lid, new closure gasket and a nice new finish.

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #5
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Not really, we have all been lucky to have access to cheap used kegs as long as we have. Instead of scrapping kegs whole, the soda industry could have decided to crush them - but they didn't.

But as the value of used kegs continue to go up new kegs will become more attractive. And at ~$120 new kegs really are a good deal particularly when you consider that the average used keg is over 30 years old. And with a new keg you are starting out brand new, with all new gaskets, new lid, new closure gasket and a nice new finish.
I expect new kegs price to increase as well. Supply and demand. I'd get them now if I were you.

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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check out cornykeg.com

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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thanks but I was looking more for a bulk keg order

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #8
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Take a look here - http://www.mceverdistrib.com/ In a bulk order, you will probably get them in your price range.

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:55 PM   #9
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Take a look here - http://www.mceverdistrib.com/ In a bulk order, you will probably get them in your price range.
This. His pallet prices are close to the price you're looking for. Email him. He can be hard to get a hold of but he's your guy.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #10
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New keg prices have been going down for over a year now(Italy). Now there is even more options available for the market and it will cause even more downwards pressure (China). We are even seeing more markets starting to produce (India). As more options and competition come the quality goes up from the new producers and competition will drive prices for new even further down.



 
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