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Old 11-10-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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I found a guy selling some single handle Cornelius kegs 10 for $180. I would have to drive 4 hrs to pick them up how ever.

Is this a good price for these kegs?


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Probably depends on the condition, but even if you have to replace some rubber and maybe even poppets, $18/keg is a decent deal.


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Add in your estimated cost for gas during the trip and re-determine the price. If you drive a gas guzzler, then it may not be worth it. Assume 8 hrs at 65mph is 520 miles. Say your vehicle gets 20mpg, so you've used up 26gal of gas. Gas is $2.85/gal down here, so it would run me $75 in gas. Divided by 10 (10 kegs) and you're looking at $25.50 a keg. Cheaper than most homebrew shops by a few $, but I've seen better deals. I ordered 6 reconditioned kegs online with all new o-rings for $108. That came to $18.50 each. And that was WITH shipping.
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Yeah I dont think its a killer deal for me to drive 8rhs round trip for. This guy is in Vancouver Wa if anyone else is interested.
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I ordered 6 reconditioned kegs online with all new o-rings for $108. That came to $18.50 each. And that was WITH shipping.
Is that person still selling online?
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I found a guy selling some single handle Cornelius kegs 10 for $180. I would have to drive 4 hrs to pick them up how ever.
Great price, but what a drive...

I will say that I LOVE those single-handle kegs. I find them much easier to tear down, maneuver and connect to, plus there is no decomposing rubber handle to make your hands and kegerator black.
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Yeah, the single handled kegs are awesome. SO much easier to get the posts off and on.
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Is that person still selling online?
Dunno if they're still a kit at that price...you can contact them though and find out. I bought mine in an e-bay auction from the seller, who had a ton of these kegs.

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I bought mine in April 06, so I'd be surprised if prices/shipping haven't gone up at least a few dollars.
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Yeah No Longer available
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Dang, This isnt such a bad deall either.....Shipping Included!

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-Gallon-Corneli...QQcmdZViewItem


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