Beer Trading Rules & Tips

Discussion in 'Help' started by Todd, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Update (Applies to All Users):
    In order to participate in BeerAdvocate's Beer Trading Forums and the Beer Trading Feedback System, your account must be verified AND you must agree that you've read the rules via the main Trading page.

    Go here: ... and follow the steps.


    • As always, our Terms of Service applies.
    • You trade at your own risk.
    • Beer trading is a privilege that may be taken away.
    • You may be banned without warning for:
      • Buying or selling alcohol.
      • Trolling or dishonest activity.
      • Having multiple accounts.
      • Posting personal information.
      • Abusing the Beer Trading Feedback System. Examples:
        • Giving retaliatory feedback.
        • Basing your okay/negative feedback on the lack of extras; unless extras were part of the agreed upon trade.
        • Leaving fake feedback.
    • Trade posts may only be made in an ISO (in search of) : FT (for trade) forum.
    • Trades must be beer for beer. No other goods or services; like tickets, booze, mules/proxies/trustees.
    • No open-ended, vague, or auction-like offers; example: "Make me an offer."
    • No betting.
    • No linking to lists on another site.
    • No "message sent" or "check your messages" style posts.
    • No "what's the value of beer x?", "what would it take to get beer x?", "what can I get for beer x?" or similar threads.
    • No bumping. No cross-posting (making the same offer in multiple forums). No reposting the same or similar post within a 72 hour period.
    • Don't threadjack. Start your own ISO:FT thread.
    • Don't reply with "Like" or "+1" or similar.
    • Don't be a dick.
    • Don't trade with unverified users.
    • Use the Beer Trading Feedback System!
    • Demand that new users ship first and that they use the feedback system.
    • Be as specific as possible with the title of your post; ISO beer(s) FT: beer(s).
    • If you reply to an ISO:FT publicly, please make it helpful.
    Helpful Links:
    • Likes are disabled for the ISO:FT forums.
    • Posts in all Beer Trading forums will not appear in "New Posts" feed.

    • BeerAdvocate is not responsible for the actions of its users.
    • These rules may be changed at any time without notice.
    • If you do not agree with these rules, please do not trade.
    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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