Making A Fast Buck



Late Shopper, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Ultan Mashup writes:

  16 lids for a bottle a Buckie?  Feckin’ Jackeens trying to price Galwegians like me out….



36 thoughts on “Making A Fast Buck

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            All the lads from down Sligo way would be drinkin’ it, back in the college days.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      ah I prefer
      A nation of people with limited alternatives socially through peer pressure and lack of education :)

  1. Clampers Outside

    Bottle of that and a purple ohm…. now yer dancin’!
    And a trip to to The Castle’s ‘Sex Kitchen’ for a night of dancin, whoops… and sweatin’ :)
    circa 1992 :)

  2. Murtles

    It’s all fun and games when you drink a bottle of bucky by yourself and you go back into Quinnsworth (it was that long ago) to buy another then drop and smash two bottles in one of the ailses and security find you on the floor crying eating KP Disco crisps.
    *cough Happened to a friend of mine…..

  3. Boj

    I drank this for the first time at Oxygen in 2010 and it was manky, but it really does get you ossified. And I do remember paying about €9 at the time.

  4. Zaccone

    Bucky has always had this image of being a cheap student-y drink, but I can never remember it being cheap in Dublin. The cheapest it was even around 2010 was usually around 10eur – way more expensive than cheap cans of beer.

    Was it way cheaper in the late 90s or something? Where did the stereotype come from?

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Winos always had bottles of it when I was young*. You don’t see that anymore.

      *You know, 5-6 years ago approx.

    2. mexican

      I distinctly remember a can of Heineken costing around 2 pounds in the mid 90s in Dunnes so I can imagine Buckfast was value for money in those days. My drink of choice was the cheapest bottle of wine costing £2.99 in old money :)

    3. St. John Smythe

      I think its the fact that it was a party in a bottle. The equivalent of drinking a few cans and taking maybe a half dose of whatever ever kind of upper you can imagine. So for the price it seemed a bargain.

  5. Jonickal

    If you want to drink first class, you’ve got to pay first class.

    Buckfast is a knáckeur drink though so I’m at a loss…

  6. Joe Small

    When I worked in an off-licence it was mostly down-at-heel alcoholics who drank buckfast.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Yup. With added caffeine for the craic. It was made by monks: they claimed it was like a tonic. Perked you RIGHT up.

  7. Janet, I ate my avatar

    the sad thing is most alcoholics wear suits
    pay thier mortgage
    and are dying slowly
    trapped in a circle of anxiety that is mistaken for the norm

  8. St. John Smythe

    I remember being at a party with a friend who had optimistically bought three bottles of buckfast for his own enjoyment. He promptly drank two of them in record time, smoked a few fat ones, got riotously drunk and stoned, swaying on his chair and shouting profanities, then passed out under the table.
    When we were sure he was out for the night we drank the third bottle between us – for his own good you understand.
    At a certain point in the very early hours he got up from under table, brushed himself off wordlessly, and with the singular comment “well, I’m never doing that again” and walked out of the apartment to home.

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