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Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 4:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The Mob begins to frenzy with lathered excitment..
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You all need to get laid. Now. A big, sloppy, grunting orgy is in order. I get first pick. I pick Rabbit.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey wait a minute.
Lars a frat boy? Lars a frat boy?
You calling me a frat boy?
Fuck you.
I dont need this shit.
And since you dont appreciate me,
so long suckers.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

its really simple isnt it?I found her to be serious about what she does if not a little pushy.the bottom line for me is that i can get twice the absinthe for the same price and get it about the same time.ground from AZ to my house took 5 days I believe.My 2 Kublers from Markus{germany} 5 days.I'm willing to take the risk,as for Betty,she seemed nice,i just wonder how long she will get away with charging those high prices.The more people who sell Abs. the least thats the way I look at it.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Om Mani Padme Hum, motherfucker. "

It's quotes like that that make me luv you, Marc.

That was a good one you and Tantris had going there for awhile...

Tantris, baby booby buddy.

If the harsh words that are bandied about bout Betty are false, where did they then come from?

When it started, nobody on this board sold absinthe. There was no comeptition here. Except, sometimes Kyle posted. But he never mentioned her, far as I can remember.

In the beginning most of us simply didn't know what kind of risks we were really taking- turns out we were fortunately not apparently tempting to the Jackbooted Enforcers of Federal Stuff.

But Betty apparently continued to say that we are.

I seem to remember there was a time there she was selling 'cheap, inferior' absinthe for $150 to $200.00.

Now- the ONLY reasons you would buy at that price are fear, ignorance, or the inability to order it yourself.

If she is indeed a good customer service person, she should have her customers' best interest at heart. And that would eliminate the first two, wouldn't it?

I can see her business model being viable for certain absinthes that I can't get- but not for anything else.

According to many folks here, she has continued to try and produce a sensation of fear in her customers to justify the high prices.

If she is not indeed out to screw folks out of thier cash... she really believes it's that scary?

I don't know her, corresponded very briefly. Never bought anything.

I invite you to defend her by addressing the above, in the interest of truth, justice, and an end to this endless fucking tennis match of pro-betty/anti-betty.

Because if she isn't really doing unethical things for money, then people saying she does is just plain shitty.

But that won't happen without someone effectively addressing the above.

And if she is doing these things- well, that just leaves me hoping she'll stop, and glad people inform one another about it.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I, for one, am perfectly willing to pay extra for good customer service. For isntance, I routinely buy cigars from a British merchant, instead of some significantly cheaper Spanish sources, because their customer service and quality control are far superior. As a consequence, I end up paying 25-50% more for my smokes.

If Betty charged 25-50% more for her products than her cometition, it might be OK. But she doesn't. It's more like 100-200%. AND she propegates fear and misinformation. I'd no more deal with her than I would with the guys selling Montecristos they've smuggled in from Canada for $100 a stick.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If you really want to wear the hat, there it is.

I think this whole thread is stupid and my comment was like throwing a grenade in the middle of the place.

I just hoped this thread would become a nice rhetorical fight and it ended up with people offering me to bang my girl in exchange for absinthe. I`m out.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes, Wolfgang, that sure was an excellent enlightening conversation Lars and I ruined! Nothings better than the good ol "Betty sucks"--"no she doesn't"--"yes she does"--"no she doesn't" back and forth shit that this forum gets into about once a week. Please forgive us for thinking this forum was a place to joke around! This forum is only supposed to be a place where people can one up each other on their absinthe knowledge, right? All other wise cracks, or any conversation about anything other than Betty, Moonman (and fake vintage bottles) should be henceforth stricken from the records. Where's our Web Hoyden Kallisti to bring sanity to such poor driveling Rosencrantz and Guildensternian jackasses such as Lars and myself? We should be singlehandedly punished by you and Marc for lowering the collective IQ of the forum! We need a spanking!
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 12:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Well, if you need it explained to you, then you might have been among those who thought "Total Eclipse" accurately depicted Arthur Rimbaud."

Tell me again how it didn't reflect how things were?

The only thing I noticed that differed substantially from history is that Rimbuad was portrayed as in control, when in reality Verlaine was the dominate personality for much of their relationship...

- J
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ho right, we where watching a good fight before the frat boys came in talking about wanking and hookers and what not...I think we where almost talking about absinthe...
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 12:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've decided to change my profile and reveal my true identity. Luke, I am your father... and Betty is your mother.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

If PT Barnum didn't say it, then he was right.
There is a sucker born every minute and Barnum suckered us into believing he said something he didn't.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wait a minute, I've got it figured out. The unholy trinity of Betty/Nolan/Tantris is Osama Bin Laden. Call the feds, quick!
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"you compare Betty to P.T. Barnum, who said
"there's a sucker born every minute". You are correct. So, why have you become an apologist for someone who exploits peoples ignorance?"


Not that I am getting into the midst of anything, but just to let you know. PT Barnum never said the above. It is a myth.

That is all.

- J
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Because he's Betty?
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Im surprised you could even find a ho, let alone named Snow, in Manhattan. That city's going to the [sup?] dogs.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

In the middle of my discussion with tantris last night he changed info in his profile. He deleted where he lives and what absinthe he enjoys, and a couple of other things that I can't recall. Why would one do that? None of the info was vital or incriminating.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 11:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

New York hookers are $150 for half an hour. At least this one skank ass ho named "Snow" on 27th street told me thats what she charged. She got pissed when she realized I was just asking out of curiosity, and had no real interest in becoming a client, so she called her pimp over and he drove up in his big black Cadillac Escalade w/ tinted windows and told me I had to pay him to talk to her, so I left. I then went home and paid $29.95 for a one month membership on a kiddie porn site. So yeah, you're right, masturbation is much cheaper. Unless of course you sip Betty's #3 while you're pulling it....
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 10:00 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Actually, a hooker would be cheaper...or cheapr yet, masturbation.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 9:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

No, we only make business with Moonman, for the abs and for the bang. He provide the best customer service for both ;)
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 9:49 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

And now a word from Betty...
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

hey wolf, can I bang your girlfriend if I make you absinthe?
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 9:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Does Betty have excellent service? Yes. Is she reliable? Yes. Does she practice deceitful unethical business tactics? Yes.
I'll order LaBleu from her because I can't get it anywhere else reliably (Marc, whose Fabien and how can I buy from him?) , and I'll order the other occaisional rare items she manages to get from time to time, and she is an excellent source of difficult to obtain Absinthe collectibles and other items. She's well aware of this and she charges a rather large premium because she's the only US source I'm aware of for LaBleu. And if her stuff is made here as some speculate, well their doing a damn good job because their product tastes excellent to me. I do really dislike how she exaggerates the risk for the individual buyer and I do think she charges too much ($150 for Francois, while Markus charges $44!), and there was one time where I found out she was trying to sell someone else a rare item she told me she sold out of because she could charge him a higher price, and I think that's pretty low. However, I think it's pointless to lambaste people here for defending or denigrating Betty. Some people buy their coffee at starbucks, and they know they are being ripped off but they go there anyway because their product is consistent and fairly high quality. Other people like myself buy from small independant coffee shops because they're cheaper and the product is decent. Making such a huge issue over who buys their absinthe from where seems trivial to me. I'll buy from Betty 2-3 times a year when I'm really wanting a LaBleu, and the rest of the time it's SC or Markus for me. Who cares? Bettys the legal equivalent of a drug dealer so what do you expect? Of course she's going to rip you off. I don't care if my drug dealers a dishonest piece of shit, I just care if they're going to give me my drugs or not and they're going to be good. That's all it boils down to.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Lars Elixirs will be at your service as the most highly recommended and trusted source in the exquisite hunt for the HOLEY MOLEY GRAIL of absinthe: Kitchen Sink Absinthe. At your beckoning, in a professional and super-discreet manner we mix up the right amount of stuff we have lying around. Wouldnt you rather pay a few hundred dollars for peace of mind? To sip Absinthe is a ritual, art and meditation on the ethereal, whatever the fuck that may signify to you, [I myself, gulp from the bottle]. Sip in peace without the fear of the SWAT team. Because they will get you, eventually, believe me, why would I lie to you? To get your buisness? Hardly, IM BUSY!
Absinthe, which was banned for 85 years is now experiencing a Brazilian sinks...soon, in Canadian sinks, as well. As time spirals upward, I would like to extend a most gracious welcome to you and a wish that you be transformed and entranced by this mystical journey! I know I will be transformed and entranced on my way to the mystical bank, but its not about me, its about you. I care for you, why else would I do this? Because I love ALL THINGS ABSINTHE.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 8:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

What ? *gasp!* All Swiss LaBleue doesn't come from Switzerland ?!

*sarcastic smile and big face of faked surprise* ...

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