Who knew? I've been drinking & collecting wine for over 30 years. Last summer after moving I was talking to my sister on the phone lamenting the 2 empty bottles of RDC I had saved and left behind wishing they were still full.
I said, "too bad they are now worthless." She said, "Maybe you can sell them on e-bay." I said, "I never thought of that, but who would buy empty wine bottles???" She said, "Why don't you check?"
People were buying empty bottles of name brands for good money. Now I realize that there are some people who might try to fill these with 2 Buck Chuck and pass them off as real, but that would never fool anyone who knew the slightest bit about wine.
Nevertheless, I listed them (one a '52 DRC-RC, an the other a DRC-RC '69). After 4 days of bidding the '69 sold for $102 and the '52 sold for $150! I was shocked, happy and angry all at the same time. All I could think of was all the bottles over the years that I had thrown out that could have been sold again.
Ya learn something every day.