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New to Trading

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by IPAStammer, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. IPAStammer

    IPAStammer Disciple (50) California Nov 21, 2010

    Been a member for awhile but just thinking about getting into this trading non-sense. Any tips? Also trying to post a couple comments so i can start posting in ISO:FT, as I am heading to Russian River in 2 weeks. Thanks for any advice! Cheers
  2. innuendobrewskiman63

    innuendobrewskiman63 Savant (340) New York Apr 1, 2012 Verified

  3. chrisbokmuller

    chrisbokmuller Savant (345) Michigan Sep 11, 2011 Verified

    Filling out your wants/gots is somewhat helpful, even if its not exact.
    BeerThursdays and gpawned like this.
  4. kevanb

    kevanb Champion (785) Illinois Apr 4, 2011 Verified

    prepare for your wallet to die
  5. Set up an account with UPS/Fed Ex. It'll save you a little money and you can prit your labels at home.
    gpawned and dachshunddude86 like this.
  6. Devi0us

    Devi0us Advocate (565) California May 3, 2011

    volta and dachshunddude86 like this.
  7. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    Don't go chasing waterfalls.
    JM03, atoulouk, gpawned and 3 others like this.
  8. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Namibia Nov 8, 2012

    Trade with as many people who have created accounts within the past 2-3 weeks as you can. It adds a sense of excitement to trading you can't get any other way.
  9. Don't take usernames into account before trading ^^^
    Jparkanzky and gpawned like this.
  10. Upload a pic as your avitar. Maybe this is dumb, but having a pic seems to lend some legitimacy (if simply by showing that you put in the effort to work on your profile in the slightest way). It also lets people remember you since you will remember the same picture when you see in on threads but will likely forget a username unless its a trading partner.
    TWStandley and Bluecane like this.
  11. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) New Jersey Aug 10, 2012

    I have only been a member here for about 4 or so months and have done close to 10 trades now and although I was nervous at first about will I even get anything back and will it all make it to the person successfully, i have come to realize that there most of the BAs here are good peeps and are trustworthy. But as always, if it looks and sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  12. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Quite frankly I think it is best to just assume every package you send you won't get anything back. May sound blunt and harsh, but if you view it that way anytime you DO get everything ok you are as happy as Natalie Portman's thong.
  13. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) New Jersey Aug 10, 2012

    Is it creepy if I say "Mmmmm..."
  14. I wouldnt say so... in my head i mmmmm'ed as well.
    smonice likes this.
  15. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) New Jersey Aug 10, 2012

    Thanks for the support!
  16. Azrael

    Azrael Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013

  17. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    Seems like a lot of folks suggest starting off with some local for local trades.
  18. No shit, who would trust someone named Good_Trader?
  19. i trusted bad trader and he put da team on his back with extras.