Smart Thinking: Man Sends 2,240 Bottle Caps To Bethesda In Attempt To Pre-Order Fallout 4

June 16, 2015


In hopes that bottle caps are an acceptable form of currency even in a non post-apocalyptic world, Imgurian GatorMacheteJr (GatorMacheteSr had a kid?!) sent 2,240 bottle caps to Bethesda in an attempt to procure a copy of Fallout 4. Obviously, this is kind of annoying because I was planning on doing the same thing because, believe it or not, I know a lot of bartenders *waits for gasp of surprise that never comes* and they literally just throw the things away whenever they open beers.

Fallout 3 was my favorite game for several years, so I made the rational choice to start saving up bottle caps. Turns out 4.5 years of undergrad and 3 years in a Master's program leads to a lot of drinking. It ended up being 11.2 pounds of bottle caps. You don't want to know how much it cost to ship it to Maryland.

As someone pointed out, not a single cap is from a Nuka Cola or Sunset Sarsaparilla. As a matter of fact, the majority appear to be from different brands of hard cider. Now, according to an estimated currency exchange rate for in-game bottle caps *punching calculator* multiply by seven, carry the one -- I estimate 2,240 caps to be valued at just over $1,000. However, given the fact these are predominately hard cider caps, that value drops to just a hair over completely worthless. And for the record, yes, I'm just jealous I didn't think of this first because you know this guy is gonna get the hookup.

Keep going for one more shot of the caps (which add up to a little more than a beer a day for 7.5 years which isn't nearly enough to keep my heart ticking).


Thanks to SV, who agrees this is a Bethesda PR jackpot and dude will definitely get a free game and probably a t-shirt and a Vault-Boy bobblehead and dammit, why am I not this man, I've probably drank at least ten times as many beers in 7 years.

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