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The $ 525 corkscrew
« on: April 05, 2015, 04:49:55 PM »
Now this deserves a facepunch.. or two?

http://www.code38.com/

Ok, it is pretty nice and looks high quality... BUT (And that is a XXL large BUT)  525 dollars????

I can get a perfectly good and durable Pulltap for $15

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 05:12:46 PM »
It is the ultimate gift. :/

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 05:55:12 PM »
I got a $6 one at the grocery when I started drinking wine.  I was so mad when I saw one for 50cents at the op shop a week later. 

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 06:38:26 PM »
Wow, that was stupid. Lol imagine opening a $10 bottle with it!! I would never want this even as a gift.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 06:54:28 PM »
box wine. no corkscrew needed!!

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 06:59:01 PM »
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Discounts apply for 5+

Yes! I only need 4, but since the 5th is discounted, I might as well... /s

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 07:30:15 PM »
I think you're missing the point. It's "the ultimate tool for the wine professional". Plus, they have express international shipping. There's obvious value there that you're missing.







But seriously, I had to delete my history. I felt that guilty.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015, 03:33:27 AM »
Shipping isn't included. Don't worry about that -- it's only money.

How could anyone buy one without at least one line of engraving, the holster, and the cool gift box? Those options bring the price of the Stealth model up to $625.

It does have a lifetime warranty.

Caution -- Don't put your Code38 in your carry-on luggage. Airport Security will toss it in the garbage and they will bum-search you if you put up a fuss.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015, 08:07:50 AM »
I got a $6 one at the grocery when I started drinking wine.  I was so mad when I saw one for 50cents at the op shop a week later.

Yup, I bought a bottle of wine for a dinner at my house a few weeks ago and realized that we didn't own a wine opener, the clerk was clueless as to where the wine openers were and eventually remembered, but as soon as the manager went away she showed me a $1 opener that she used and gave me a wink. So thankful to her, saved me some money and it works really well.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015, 12:35:02 PM »
Now the story behid them is even better.. this guy was out dining and ordered some very special wine and said.."fuck it, why should I open a $500 bottle with a FREE corkscrew??"

BECAUSE IT'S FREE YOU MORON!!!

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2015, 12:36:36 PM »
I think I prefer my tools to actually be machine-made. I don't buy a handmade fucking socket set, do I? Wow, what a selling point, "this thing has large sample variation."

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 05:20:13 PM »
But it's handmade! For the professional! He took great care to match the passion!

It has a new conical-tapered TICN Helix! AND a robust pivot system!

It's good that it will open many thousands of bottles, because I'm a serious alcoholic and need that level of performance from my corkscrew.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 05:44:10 PM »
The holster is great for wine parties down at the corral at high noon.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 07:04:29 PM »
It's been "designed to go the distance in harsh hospitality environments." Like serving Martha Stewart in the seventh circle of hell.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2015, 03:21:00 PM »
Now this deserves a facepunch.. or two?

http://www.code38.com/

Ok, it is pretty nice and looks high quality... BUT (And that is a XXL large BUT)  525 dollars????

I can get a perfectly good and durable Pulltap for $15

i'm actually disappointed in the OP here.  i've received plenty of free cork screws over the years as promotional handouts, yet you wasted $15...

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2015, 05:16:08 PM »
A $ 525 corkscrew??? If you buy this, it's not just the cork that's getting screwed.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 06:16:58 AM »
I just can't get over how big of douchebags the two guys they interviewed at the bottom look.

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2015, 07:59:27 AM »
As a former bartender, I understand that some folks truly need a high-quality, super-durable corkscrew, especially in harsh hospitality environments.   That's why I own a hinged pulltaps, which cost an outrageous $10, and has lasted a decade.


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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 07:26:47 AM »
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Now this deserves a facepunch.. or two?

http://www.code38.com/

Ok, it is pretty nice and looks high quality... BUT (And that is a XXL large BUT)  525 dollars????

I can get a perfectly good and durable Pulltap for $15

i'm actually disappointed in the OP here.  i've received plenty of free cork screws over the years as promotional handouts, yet you wasted $15...

Hey don't be like that! I have a thing for high quality tools that last a lifetime.. and if they cost $15, then I can totally justify!

Sometimes the free ones just don't cut it.. try a Pulltap, and you will be convinced... :)

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2015, 09:45:16 AM »
You may well need a $525 corkscrew for a meal like this: http://i.imgur.com/7tk7oK8.png 

reddit thread here, funny comments... http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/32fg5w/what_the_rich_are_eating/ 

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Re: The $ 525 corkscrew
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2015, 02:19:49 PM »
You may well need a $525 corkscrew for a meal like this: http://i.imgur.com/7tk7oK8.png 

reddit thread here, funny comments... http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/32fg5w/what_the_rich_are_eating/

Water costs as much as I spend on my average meal out with friends...