Fruit "Wine" Maker
- Aug 29, 2015
- Reaction score
- Northwest Arkansas
Are they reusable? If so, it might be worthwhile to explore a group buy.
Based on comments by others who have some of the vinoseal closures, they have successfully re-used them multiple times. For sales local laws might prohibit re-use but for home hobbiest wine making use I see no reason not to do so - As long as the seal is in tact. The ones I recovered from the recycling center all appear to be in great shape. I imagine if someone used a table knife to remove the 'cork' that they could damage it beyond use.
As far as a group buy I would be willing to join in. As a ball park number
$.53 x 480 (qty per case) = 254.40
254.40 x 2 (minimum case quantity = 508.80
+ Shipping (A WAG = $50.00 - 100.00 ???)
+ customs fees (? - is there a tariff on these or a standard rate ?)
A lot depends on shipping and customs fees especially if they have to come from Czech. (one reason if they have the clear ones in stock in Oregon, I'd rather go that way.)
I imagine the price difference for those from Czech vs Oregon, USA ($28.80) is not the full amount of shipping as they shipping large quantities at a time.
I could use certainly 240 (4 buyers) with re-use and an average of 100=120 bottles on the shelf for me that would work out
Of course I could stretch and go for 320 too, that would probably last me a long long time at the rate I'm making wine.
By the way I did see someone selling a package of 6 on Ebay and asking $14.99 for those. Someone else was selling used ones for $1.00 each. They clearly think very highly of what they have.