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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 Verified

    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 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.
    • Replying, Likes, and Message counts for ISO:FT and IP 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.
    • Trade posts may only be made in the appropriate ISO:FT or IP forum.
    • You may edit or delete your post at will in most Beer Trading forums, however, there will be extreme penalties for those who abuse this. Example: Using delete so you can repost and bump your offer to the front page.
    • 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.
    • You may only list a beer once every 72 hours.
    • No open-ended, vague, or auction-like offers; example: "Make me an offer."
    • No using your Inbox as an auction house.
    • No "message me for ratios." or similar wording. Any ratios must be listed in your offer.
    • No linking to lists on another site.
    • No cross-posting; making the same offer in multiple forums.
    • 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.
    • Save your Inbox. Delete your post when your offer is complete.
    Helpful Links

    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.