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Beer Trading Rules & Tips

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

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,710) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Before You Can Trade
    In order to participate in BeerAdvocate's Beer Trading Forums and the Beer Trading Feedback System, you must follow these steps.
    1. Join the site or log in.
    2. Verify your account.
    3. Agree that you've read the rules.
    This applies to all users.

    Ready? Go here: http://www.beeradvocate.com/trading/ ... and we'll guide you through 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.
    • 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.
    • Trade posts may only be made in the appropriate ISO:FT or IP forum.
    • You may edit or delete your post within the default 30 min window.
    • 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 linking to lists on another site.
    • No cross-posting; making the same offer in multiple forums.
    • No reposting the same or similar post within a 72 hour period.
    • 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.
    Making an Offer / Asking a Questions
    Should be done by starting a private conversation.
    1. Click on the username.
    2. Click "Start a Conversation."
    3. Follow the additional steps.
    4. Be respectful and helpful towards other users.
    • 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.
    • Ensure that you're Privacy settings have "Start conversations with you" checked and "Members Only" selected, otherwise you'll get no offers.
    Helpful Links
    • Replying, Likes, and Message counts for ISO:FT and IP forums are disabled.
    • Posts from some 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 don't agree with these rules, don't trade.
    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.