I’m always on the lookout for aluminum bottles on ebay. Not because I’m a collector, but because I’m absolutely fascinated by the asking prices of these bottles, many of which are used.
Consider this batch of three bottles from Israel. I am assuming they were sold in Israel. I’ve certainly never seen them here in the USA.
The seller is asking for $19.99 for the three bottles plus about $9 for shipping. So that’s almost $30 for three empty aluminum bottles or $10 each! I could get a decent bottle of Chardonnay for that price.
They’re beautiful bottles and I am still quite puzzled that we don’t see more of them in the USA. I sometimes drop into liquor stores to see what new aluminum bottles they carry. So far, I’ve only come across the usual Bud aluminum bottles, which I don’t particularly like, design-wise.