Remember the 3 "P's" Whites need time to clear if not "polishing".I actually prefer DEAD LEAF bottles for white wines ... particularly since most of my whites throw a real light ... hardly noticeable...sediment several months after bottling.
I know, I know ... should filter ... but hey, bottle in a DEAD LEAF bottle and there's just enough color for me not to notice the sediment.
WOW, thats pretty expensive for green bottles. There are times when you can buy new ones for under ten bucks. Of course I am sure the region you're in and all makes a differance also. I they can fetch 5.00 for used greens, I am assuming new ones must be quiet a bit more.It's $3.00 for used with the labels on. The green and brown are $5.00 used with labels on. All come in the box and they are all the same type/name..
Tom you always gotta one up me! I got about 50 cases last fall after our wine festival for $2.00 a case and I only went to one winery that I knew the label wouldn't be to horrible to get off. Did you ever notice that lables on clear bottles are harder to get off then ones on colored bottles?
Of course FREE is better.
That's how I get 95% of my bottles. I just put the word out and POOF! there is a case or 2 at my door. Ck at a bar or restaurant and ask them to save you some. I "must" have 40 + cases FREE.