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CJones
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:29 pm    Post subject: Where to sell? Reply with quote

Hi folks,

Does anyone have any recommendations as to which are the best places to sell bottes of single malt whisky?

I am based in Essex and it can be difficult to get bottles to auctioneers.

I haven't sold a bottle since back in the day when eBay allowed it.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Chris
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you selling? There is a section on here for selling bottles. Additionally, do a search on Facebook. Lots of sell/swap/sample/buy groups. Or auction. There is a pretty decent whisky auction in London (whisky.auction).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any particular whisky-centric Facebook groups you would recommend?

I'm in a lot of photography buy/sell/trade/discussion groups on Facebook, some of which are excellent. I hadn't thought to look for whisky ones.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:02 am    Post subject: Auction Reply with quote

I am a member of several sites on Facebook but I would not recommend them as a selling platform.

People will naturally always want the best bargain they can get but the offers just lead to frustration. I have always achieved better prices at auction.

I'm in Scotland so I am perhaps luckier to be able to drop bottles off but some companies offer collection or you can post the bottles to them.

It really all depends on the what you have, the value of it and how much you need or want to sell.

If you are in a hurry and need cash then Facebook would suit.
If you have high end bottles then auction or advertising on specialist forums like this would suit.
If you are not too bothered either way then auction is best. Some companies offer 0% commission and only charge the listing fee and a fee for any reserve.

Rather than see the bottles go abroad to auction, let the forum know what you have and what you would like to achieve on the selling page and that will be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scotch Whisky Auctions in Glasgow currently charges Nil commission to sellers. Just a £6 ler item listing fee.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies for the delay in replying.

The bottles I am looking to let go are; (all 700ml)

Ardbeg 1997 Very Young
Ardbeg 1998 Almost There
Ardbeg 1998 Renaissance
Ardbeg 1998 Still Young
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist
Ardbeg Alligator - Committee Reserve for Discussion
Ardbeg Alligator
Ardbeg Auriverdes
Ardbeg Blasda
Ardbeg Day
Ardbeg Rollercoaster - Committee Reserve for Discussion
Ardbeg Supernova, Stellar Release
Arran Moscatel Finish
Balvenie 1996 The Cooper
Bowmore 1968 Bourbon Wood
Bowmore 1982, 29 years old
Bowmore 1989 Bourbon Matured, 16 years old
Bowmore 1995 Craftsmen's Collection
Bowmore 1999, Feis Ile 2008, 8 years old
Bowmore 1999, Feis Ile 2009, 9 years old
Bowmore 2000, Feis Ile 2007, 7 years old
Brora 9th Release, 30 years old
Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix
Isle of Jura 1995, Diurachs' Exclusive
Kilchoman 2009 Autumn Release
Macallan 08-year-old Summer, Easter Elchies Seasonal Selection
Macallan 12-year-old, Re-Awakening - Limited Release
Macallan 12-year-old, Ghillie's Dram
Macallan 1995 Easter Elchies
Machrie Moor First Edition
Mortlach 1971, 32 years old
Rosebank 25-year-old, 1981 special release
Serendipity 12-year-old 80% Ardbeg + 20% Glen Moray
Talisker 175th Anniversary
Talisker 30-year-old, 2009

Is anyone able to suggest a method of sending bottles in the post? It seems everyone I speak to doesnt allow alcoholic beverages...

Kind regards,

Chris
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!

If I were you i'd speak to whiskyhammer. They offer free collection any where in the UK and are rated very highly. I've bought a few things and they've been great.

https://www.whiskyhammer.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try MailBoxes Etc. At my local one, you can simply take bottles into the shop. They package them and arrange dispatch. They even offer comprehensive insurance (2%)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

I'm also in Essex which could have the answer to all your troubles except that is such a classy list I think it's 99% out of my range Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. Those are some excellent suggestions that I will definitely be employing.

Can anyone recommend the best services e,g. DHL for sending bottles within Europe? Or, does someone MailBoxes Etc take that in to account already?

I've had someone ask me to send a bottle to Germany but many carriers specify alcoholic beverages in their prohibited items?

Many thanks,

Chris
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try my Hermes - not sure if they carry whisky but I've heard very good things about them (my missus uses them to post lots of stuff via her eBay shop)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try scotch whisky auctions in Glasgow I have dealt with them and had no problems
they have there own couriers speak to them and they will sort it out for you
I use my hermes when I have sold elsewhere not to bad but most wont give you any money back on insurance as glass or alcohol are not covered
and sending abroad is dodgy on your own as you are not a company








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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, in your position, I'd use MailBoxesEtc to send to Scotch Whisky Auctions.

Let's say that MailboxesEtc charges £12 a bottle (erring on the side of caution), with Scotch Whisky Auctions charging £6 a bottle.

That's a maximum of £18 a bottle all told. In percentage terms, given the value of most of your bottles, that's nothing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a collection you have I'm sure Scotch Whisky Auctions will pick up. Give them a call as I know Tam does regular runs down South every month, they have picked up from me in the past but have a minimum requirement. Your collection is way way above that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was charged £20.00 plus vat for eight bottles from whisky auctions Glasgow this might help you contact the auction seller first to find out there relevant fees


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