Archive through March 15, 2002

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Archive Thru March 2002: Archive thru March 2002:Found another source that ships to the US:Archive through March 15, 2002
By Rowl on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 08:09 am: Edit

It sounds like you sucessfully placed an order. How did you actually use the Swiftcode deal?

By Robman on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 07:47 am: Edit

I got a response from these folks:

Swift Code is a special payment by transfer, your bank know this.
The parcel has a insurance.
We have send in the USA, but we declare the parcel as a present
by the shipment.
We had no problem.
Best regards
Uwe Lhmann

...For what it's worth.

By Louched_Liver on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 - 02:30 am: Edit

Heiko!!!

A little help here please!

The flummoxed bunch.

By Robman on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 10:51 pm: Edit

Actually, I suspect that this Swift-Code system would have some protection, but I have no clue what it is. Since they appear to have some sort of account, I would suspect that it is not an absolute leap of faith to pay in advance.

By Giovannigray on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 09:59 pm: Edit

There's always a risk/reward ratio to consider. Unfortunately, we here in the U.S. don't have the luxury of absinthe at every convenience store. Instead, most of us rely on a very limited number of sources that may expect payment in cash from time to time.

So, yes, I agree - caveat emptor - but, if a certain product is only available from one or two vendors, it's a seller's market.

By Angryp on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 09:22 pm: Edit

Cash only=warning flag. If something goes amiss or if they rip you off, you have no recourse. I'd stay away from them.

By Robman on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 09:12 pm: Edit

They communicate in English, but they require cash in advance. I did not ask about their replacement policy. They said payment would be through something called Swift-Code and gave me a code.

By Giovannigray on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 06:38 pm: Edit

I'm also marooned at the same point. I'm going to e-mail them and see if assistance is possible. Will inform. I'd really like to try Tabu, and am curious, despite the disppointing reviews, of Pernod.

By Crosby on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 06:35 pm: Edit

That's where I got stuck too. Instead of credit cards a lot of Germans have the refillable debit cards. I didn't recognize an option for Visa, MC or AmEx.

By Mr_Rabid on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 06:08 pm: Edit

I can't understand their payment options, and my German/English dictionary isn't going to help I think as it's about 200 years old...

Does anybody know what they mean?

By Crosby on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 05:13 pm: Edit

Robman,

Did you ask what their policy is for replacing lost or damaged packages? Also, can they communicate in English?

Harry

By Petermarc on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 03:13 pm: Edit

it is a 'cent'...should have just adopted the dollar, and get it over with...BTW the french are now starting to bitch about using 1 cent pieces, that they are not worth enough to care about...the same people who previously used 5 centime pieces that were worth less than a cent, and actually had a 1 centime piece that was legal tender, but only made for collectors because it was worth, well, nothing, except to a collector...

By Alphasoixante on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 12:45 pm: Edit

"Hey, does the 1/100th of a Euro have a name, like 1/100th of a dollar is a cent or 1/100th of a pound in a penny?"

i vote for "yearny".

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 11:47 am: Edit

BJ,
I think it's called a "cent" as well.

By Robman on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 11:42 am: Edit

The difference is that SC has a proven record shipping to the states. Who the hell knows about Weinquell. I sure would like to find out, but I've made my absinthe purchase, and will not get another one past the Mrs. for a long while.

By _Blackjack on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 11:35 am: Edit

D'oh! I pulled the wrong figure!

The totals are, in fact, 111.44 Euros for NS and 122.54 Euros for Serpis, so they are slightly cheaper than SC for NS, but not Serpis.

Hey, does the 1/100th of a Euro have a name, like 1/100th of a dollar is a cent or 1/100th of a pound in a penny?

By Robman on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 11:02 am: Edit

Blackjack - you should knock off about 7 euros for the Weinquell shipping costs - it should be 45.54 rather than 52.45.

By Robman on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 10:50 am: Edit

Here's a package that may merit a try:

1 bottle 0.7 L Pernod 31.00 Euros
1 bottle 0.7 L TABU 20.50 Euros
Shipping 45.54 Euros

Total 97.04 Euros (About $88)

Not horribly expensive to get some absinthes that are not avaiable through SC.

By _Blackjack on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 09:51 am: Edit

2 1L bottles of NS 70% from Spiritscorner:

(2 X 25.96) + 62.99 shipping = 114.91 Euros

2 1L bottles of NS 70% from Weinquelle:

(2 X 32.95) + 52.45 shipping = 118.35 Euros


2 1L bottles of Serpis 55% from Spiritscorner:

(2 X 20.19) + 62.99 shipping = 103.37 Euros

2 1L bottles of Serpis 55% from Weinquelle:

(2 X 38.50) + 52.45 shipping = 129.45 Euros


It looks like Spiritscorner is still a better deal for the Spanish, but it might be worth a try to sample the new Pernod. I wonder if their shipping runs with the same 2-5-7-10 tiers, or if single bottles cost less than pairs to ship.

By Alphasoixante on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 09:29 am: Edit

i see they sell .7 liter bottles of pernod absinthe for 31 euros. with the shipping rate you've mentioned, that's not much more than segarra at SC's current prices.

By Robman on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 07:31 am: Edit

Here was their response:

"the cost for the 2 bottles are 52,45 Euro,
the cost for shipping and banking are 45,54 Euro,
total it is 97,99 Euro."

It seems that their shipping is a little less expensive than SC's. (but SC might also be charging quite a bit of "Handling" for all the careful packaging.)

By Robman on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 10:32 pm: Edit

I only used it as an example to find out how much they charge to ship to th US - the stuff DOES look vile in the pictures - that bluish tint that screams "nasty".

By Don_Walsh on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 10:16 pm: Edit

Why would anyone want to price Pere Karmann? It's shite.

By _Blackjack on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 09:07 am: Edit

That's odd. They are selling NS as "NS", rather than "Candella", which is supposed to be the name it is using outside of Spain...

By Robman on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 08:01 am: Edit

I have received a response from these folks and they indicated that they will ship to the US, but it expensive - I asked them to give me a price for a bottle of NS and Pere Kermann's - I will let folks here know how they respond.

http://www.weinquelle.com

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