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Beer Trading Rules & Tips

Discussion in 'Beer Trading' started by Todd, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    New to Beer Trading on BeerAdvocate?
    Check out: How to Get Started with Beer Trading


    • BeerAdvocate is not responsible for the actions of its users.
    • These rules may be changed at any time without notice.
    • If you don't agree with these rules, don't trade.
    • As always, our Terms of Service and Code of Conduct applies.
    • You agree to be of legal drinking age.
    • 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.
    • Trades must be beer for beer. No other goods or services; like tickets, booze, etc.
    • No mules / proxies / trustees.
    • No betting.
    • Don't be a dick.
    Posting a Reply to a Trade
    You can't post replies to trade threads in ISO or In-Person forums. No one can. This was disabled ages ago as public replies are absolutely pointless.

    How to Reply to a Trade

    Your offer on a trade needs to be conducted by starting a private conversation.
    1. Within the trade thread, click on the poster's username.
    2. Click "Start a Conversation."
    3. Follow the additional steps.
    4. Be respectful and helpful towards other users.
    Posting a Trade
    • You may only post a new trade thread once every 24 hours in any ISO or In-Person forum.
    • Trade posts may only be made in the appropriate ISO or In-Person forum.
    • Be as specific as possible with the title of your post; ISO beer(s) FT: beer(s). Think of your post as a classified ad. The more details you provide, the more likely you'll get some hits.
    • No open-ended, vague, or auction-like offers; example: "Make me an offer."
    • No "message me for ratios." or similar wording. Any ratios must be listed in your offer.
    • No using your Inbox as an auction house.
    • No linking to lists on another site.
    • 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.
    • Don't trade with unverified beer traders; noted on their profiles.
    • Use the Beer Trading Feedback System!
    • Demand that new users ship first and that they use the feedback system.
    • Ensure that you're Privacy settings have "Start conversations with you" checked and "Members Only" selected, otherwise you'll get no offers.
    • Delete your post when your offer is complete.
    • Replying, Likes and Message counts for ISO and In-Person forums are disabled.
    • Some forums are only viewable to verified trading account in good standing.
    • Posts from some forums will not appear in "New Posts" feed.
    Helpful Links

    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.