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Post on another board HUGE LOT of port

Post by differentdave » 03:37 Wed 03 Dec 2014

ON ftlop someone posted the following http://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopfo ... =6&t=37787
Was shocked to see so muck port from a private seller. Anyone in the US wanna join forces on a group bid?


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Post by djewesbury » 07:01 Wed 03 Dec 2014

That's his mother in law's collection? Wow!
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Post by mosesbotbol » 09:12 Wed 03 Dec 2014

30K cash and carry it's all yours.
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Post by djewesbury » 09:15 Wed 03 Dec 2014

Is it just me or does it look like liquidation stock from a merchant gone bust? Such a huge quantity of rather young port.
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Post by Glenn E. » 18:14 Wed 03 Dec 2014

$47,000 and it's yours if you pick it up in Georgia. That's a little over $35.85 per bottle for 1311 bottles.

If I had 47k, the ability to pick it up, and offsite storage for ~2 pallets of wine I'd probably be interested.
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Post by RonnieRoots » 20:31 Wed 03 Dec 2014

Glenn E. wrote:If I had 47k, the ability to pick it up, and offsite storage for ~2 pallets of wine I'd probably be interested.
Really? Why? That's an awful lot to drink. (And if you're buying as investment probably more hassle and cost than profit.)

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Post by Glenn E. » 20:37 Wed 03 Dec 2014

RonnieRoots wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:If I had 47k, the ability to pick it up, and offsite storage for ~2 pallets of wine I'd probably be interested.
Really? Why? That's an awful lot to drink. (And if you're buying as investment probably more hassle and cost than profit.)
Yes, but I'd probably never have to buy Port younger than 1980 again. And I could "share the wealth" with lots of friends over time.

Doesn't Tom have like 5 cellars of 5000 bottles each? :wink:
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Post by AHB » 21:39 Wed 03 Dec 2014

RonnieRoots wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:If I had 47k, the ability to pick it up, and offsite storage for ~2 pallets of wine I'd probably be interested.
Really? Why? That's an awful lot to drink. (And if you're buying as investment probably more hassle and cost than profit.)
If you drink a bottle of port a week (I drink more than that) 1311 bottles is about 25 years of drinking. For a reasonably well balanced cellar that has current drinking and plenty of port that will last 25 years I'd say this is a pretty good opportunity for someone who is looking to buy a ready-made drinking cellar.
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Post by LGTrotter » 23:32 Wed 03 Dec 2014

AHB wrote:If you drink a bottle of port a week (I drink more than that) 1311 bottles is about 25 years of drinking. For a reasonably well balanced cellar that has current drinking and plenty of port that will last 25 years I'd say this is a pretty good opportunity for someone who is looking to buy a ready-made drinking cellar.
Yes quite, I suppose I could clap a bit more on the mortgage, move out of the ground floor and give it over to port.

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Post by RonnieRoots » 00:54 Thu 04 Dec 2014

AHB wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:If I had 47k, the ability to pick it up, and offsite storage for ~2 pallets of wine I'd probably be interested.
Really? Why? That's an awful lot to drink. (And if you're buying as investment probably more hassle and cost than profit.)
If you drink a bottle of port a week (I drink more than that) 1311 bottles is about 25 years of drinking. For a reasonably well balanced cellar that has current drinking and plenty of port that will last 25 years I'd say this is a pretty good opportunity for someone who is looking to buy a ready-made drinking cellar.
that's assuming you won't buy a single bottle of port in those 25 years, that's rather unrealistic, and above all sounds incredibly boring!

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Post by djewesbury » 01:11 Thu 04 Dec 2014

Also they're all small bottles.
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Post by AHB » 23:22 Thu 04 Dec 2014

RonnieRoots wrote:
AHB wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:If I had 47k, the ability to pick it up, and offsite storage for ~2 pallets of wine I'd probably be interested.
Really? Why? That's an awful lot to drink. (And if you're buying as investment probably more hassle and cost than profit.)
If you drink a bottle of port a week (I drink more than that) 1311 bottles is about 25 years of drinking. For a reasonably well balanced cellar that has current drinking and plenty of port that will last 25 years I'd say this is a pretty good opportunity for someone who is looking to buy a ready-made drinking cellar.
that's assuming you won't buy a single bottle of port in those 25 years, that's rather unrealistic, and above all sounds incredibly boring!
But that's not too different from the position I am in. I have enough bottles to keep me going for 25 years. I plan to be drinking for more than 25 years so will need to buy more but have the core of a good cellar around which I can add addis all bottles to give me more variety. At $35 per bottle, this represents excellent value - at least it does if you have $47k available. Say if an elderly relative died and left you a legacy. Buying this piecemeal would likely cost twice that amount.
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Post by Glenn E. » 20:13 Fri 05 Dec 2014

AHB wrote:At $35 per bottle, this represents excellent value - at least it does if you have $47k available. Say if an elderly relative died and left you a legacy. Buying this piecemeal would likely cost twice that amount.
Which is what makes it appealing, if you have $47k available. You could probably turn it around piecemeal and make a tidy profit over the space of a year if you really wanted to. But as the saying goes, it takes money to make money.
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Post by flash_uk » 21:21 Fri 05 Dec 2014

Glenn E. wrote:
AHB wrote:At $35 per bottle, this represents excellent value - at least it does if you have $47k available. Say if an elderly relative died and left you a legacy. Buying this piecemeal would likely cost twice that amount.
Which is what makes it appealing, if you have $47k available. You could probably turn it around piecemeal and make a tidy profit over the space of a year if you really wanted to. But as the saying goes, it takes money to make money.
If these bottles were in the UK, I'd be having a serious think about doing just that. £30k for 1311 bottles or roughly 110 cases of 12, scattered across roughly 40 different ports. Keep 1 case of everything and put the rest to auction = about 70 cases, and you might well get your 40 cases of different ports for nothing, or some small cost, or maybe some small profit!

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