How much did you pay for your wine collection?

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How much did you pay for bottles in your cellar?

$0 - 2,000
8
3%
$2,001 - 10,000
25
9%
$10,001 - 25,000
31
11%
$25,001 - 50,000
41
15%
$50,001 - 100,000
59
22%
$100,001 - 200,000
37
14%
$200,001 - 500,000
41
15%
$500,001+
28
10%
 
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#51 Post by Paul McCourt » December 4th, 2018, 10:18 am

Does this include alimony payments cause by the wine obsession?

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#52 Post by dsimmons » December 4th, 2018, 12:00 pm

So an average of $50k-$100k to play. Not bad when spread out over a number of years. Another interesting way to look at cost might be your average annual consumption times your average cost per bottle. For me this is ~18,000.
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#53 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » December 4th, 2018, 2:08 pm

It doesn't matter how quickly folks spent the money, or the extent to which folks got great deals. The poll simply reflects how much was spent for what's there. The poll question isn't flawed. The "buckets" aren't all the same size, although it does bear noting that, somehow, the chosen buckets have given us a damn-near perfect bell curve, which is quite impressive.
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#54 Post by Subu Ramachandran » December 4th, 2018, 2:14 pm

Victor Hong wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 9:33 am
Sh@n A wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 9:28 am
As more poll results come in (at 200 now), the dispersion doesn’t really change which I find interesting.
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#55 Post by ykwon » December 4th, 2018, 3:08 pm

Next poll: How many ballers are there on your wine forum?

Answer: too many!
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#56 Post by John Morris » December 4th, 2018, 3:46 pm

From the results, I'd say most people overpaid.
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#57 Post by Jim Stewart » December 4th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Mmmm . . . after taking into account that some of the responses may not be accurate, and also that the responders may not be representative of all of us and maybe skewed to the upper range , I still come to this conclusion: WOW!!!
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#58 Post by maureen nelson » December 4th, 2018, 6:09 pm

Jeff Leve wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:12 am
The poll is a fairly silly unless you know how long someone has been collecting. Someone spending $250,000 over two years is different than a collector paying the same amount for wine over 30 years. Then, to really make it interesting, you would also need to know the level of income of the collector because their percentage of disposable income allocated to wine proves how crazy they are, or not.
The poll as phrased doesn’t take into account money spent on wine that has already come out of the cellar. What if you spent $50,000 per year on 100 bottles but drank 90% of it the following year, while again spending $50,000 on another 100 bottles, etc., and then stopped after ten years. You’d have 100 bottles on which you’d spent $50,000 - but you’d have spent $500,000 on wine over that ten years.

Now, imagine you’d been doing that for 25 years.

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#59 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » December 4th, 2018, 6:18 pm

maureen nelson wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Jeff Leve wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:12 am
The poll is a fairly silly unless you know how long someone has been collecting. Someone spending $250,000 over two years is different than a collector paying the same amount for wine over 30 years. Then, to really make it interesting, you would also need to know the level of income of the collector because their percentage of disposable income allocated to wine proves how crazy they are, or not.
The poll as phrased doesn’t take into account money spent on wine that has already come out of the cellar. What if you spent $50,000 per year on 100 bottles but drank 90% of it the following year, while again spending $50,000 on another 100 bottles, etc., and then stopped after ten years. You’d have 100 bottles on which you’d spent $50,000 - but you’d have spent $500,000 on wine over that ten years.

Now, imagine you’d been doing that for 25 years.
That would be a materially-different inquiry.

Again, this poll is about how much money you spent on what you currently have sitting around. The poll question is extremely straightforward, not vague, and not ambiguous.
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#60 Post by Francois Sauve » December 4th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:18 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Jeff Leve wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:12 am
The poll is a fairly silly unless you know how long someone has been collecting. Someone spending $250,000 over two years is different than a collector paying the same amount for wine over 30 years. Then, to really make it interesting, you would also need to know the level of income of the collector because their percentage of disposable income allocated to wine proves how crazy they are, or not.
The poll as phrased doesn’t take into account money spent on wine that has already come out of the cellar. What if you spent $50,000 per year on 100 bottles but drank 90% of it the following year, while again spending $50,000 on another 100 bottles, etc., and then stopped after ten years. You’d have 100 bottles on which you’d spent $50,000 - but you’d have spent $500,000 on wine over that ten years.

Now, imagine you’d been doing that for 25 years.
That would be a materially-different inquiry.

Again, this poll is about how much money you spent on what you currently have sitting around. The poll question is extremely straightforward, not vague, and not ambiguous.
Maureen brings out a good point. The question may be straightforward , not vague, and not ambiguous, but is it usefull? Does it give someone the tools to make any relevant deductions?

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#61 Post by maureen nelson » December 5th, 2018, 3:59 am

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:18 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Jeff Leve wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:12 am
The poll is a fairly silly unless you know how long someone has been collecting. Someone spending $250,000 over two years is different than a collector paying the same amount for wine over 30 years. Then, to really make it interesting, you would also need to know the level of income of the collector because their percentage of disposable income allocated to wine proves how crazy they are, or not.
The poll as phrased doesn’t take into account money spent on wine that has already come out of the cellar. What if you spent $50,000 per year on 100 bottles but drank 90% of it the following year, while again spending $50,000 on another 100 bottles, etc., and then stopped after ten years. You’d have 100 bottles on which you’d spent $50,000 - but you’d have spent $500,000 on wine over that ten years.

Now, imagine you’d been doing that for 25 years.
That would be a materially-different inquiry.

Again, this poll is about how much money you spent on what you currently have sitting around. The poll question is extremely straightforward, not vague, and not ambiguous.
Yes, that is the basis on which i made my point in response to Jeff. I do not have a reading comprehension problem.

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#62 Post by maureen nelson » December 5th, 2018, 4:00 am

Francois Sauve wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:18 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:09 pm


The poll as phrased doesn’t take into account money spent on wine that has already come out of the cellar. What if you spent $50,000 per year on 100 bottles but drank 90% of it the following year, while again spending $50,000 on another 100 bottles, etc., and then stopped after ten years. You’d have 100 bottles on which you’d spent $50,000 - but you’d have spent $500,000 on wine over that ten years.

Now, imagine you’d been doing that for 25 years.
That would be a materially-different inquiry.

Again, this poll is about how much money you spent on what you currently have sitting around. The poll question is extremely straightforward, not vague, and not ambiguous.
Maureen brings out a good point. The question may be straightforward , not vague, and not ambiguous, but is it usefull? Does it give someone the tools to make any relevant deductions?

Cheers,
Exactly

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#63 Post by David Glasser » December 5th, 2018, 7:43 am

It’s useful in that it engendered 2 pages (so far) of discussion. Which is one of the main purposes of a discussion board. As a data source for drawing valid conclusions? Useless.

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#64 Post by Sh@n A » December 5th, 2018, 7:49 am

It confirmed my expectation that following advice on this message board for a cellar costs a lot of money!!!! And that many do practice what they preach.
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#65 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » December 5th, 2018, 1:09 pm

I hadn't realized we now have the Useful Police in the house. rolleyes I'm sorry. [truce.gif] newhere
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