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Traders remorse...

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by Cenosillicaphobe, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I'm not regretting my first trade, per se, and I'm really looking forward to tasting the beers I have coming, but I lament the loss of one of the beers I sent. That being said, I wouldn't change a thing, if that makes any sense. I'm assuming others have lamented departed brews...mine was a 2012 KtG...what were yours?
  2. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Never, every beer I ever sent out has gone to a great home! They were always exchanged for great stuff from awesome BAs. Never look back bro.
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  3. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Yeah...like I know my Kate will be appreciated...but I miss her...not all broken up over it though...I mean Christ...I'm getting Westies...and some great imperial stouts that I otherwise may never have tasted...I don't regret the trade...just miss that bottle lol.
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  4. gklover1

    gklover1 Savant (320) Colorado Oct 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    Be ready for all folks coming in arguing the have NEVER been remorseful.

    I call BULLSPIT!!

    Anyway, once did a trade of KH for Citra. (That was before I really understood the value of cellaring vs DRINK IT NOW!)

    Obviously, like yourself, I am glad I hooked a good BA up. But it even burns me still when I see him post in random threads about how little he gave up to get KH. I knew I was being generous, and I got to try a top 20 beer that I was interested in...

    Still, I miss her. )-:
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  5. beenitty

    beenitty Savant (350) New Jersey Nov 27, 2010

    If you believe in beer karma, don't regret what is lost just expect it will be replaced and rewarded with (insert new whale here) in due time.
  6. I haven't lamented any beers that I have sent away. I have kept contact and communication with all of my trading partners after the trade has been completed except for one. I get where you are coming from, but in the end its nice to think that you shared a beer with someone that they have enjoyed and would not have otherwise gotten. In the end trading is about being happy about what you sent and received.
  7. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I like that outlook...I think I'll go with it. :)
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  8. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    I don't think I have had much remorse, and any time I have had it it was because the beer I traded for wasn't as good as I hoped. Even in those cases I am happy about the relationships built and the fact someone else got something they wanted that I hoped they liked.

    I will say this is why I very rarely trade fruited loons. I mean I have and may in the future but I certainly would have to be pretty dang sure I am going to equally like what I am receiving, which is tough because you know.....fruited loons.
  9. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (495) Vermont Nov 14, 2011

    Traded for KtG '09 (infected), '10, and '11. Man I gave up a lot of good beer. I should have tried one before trading for the vert. Bad decision. At least I learned to try a beer before trading for a bunch of them based on hype.
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  10. harrymel

    harrymel Advocate (650) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Only regrets are trading away beer I'd not yet tried - dumb move. Turned out I loved the beer I sent away and wouldn't have done so otherwise.
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  11. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Advocate (500) Illinois Mar 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I regret trading for Leon. But on the other hand I got to meet a great dude that I'm sure will enjoy a BA Speedway!
  12. I'll give you 4 of mine (at the next release) if you're up for the same trade again. ;)

    For you to hook him up with a KH, for a $7.50 1200 bottle+ kegs bi annually released DIPA, and then him brag about how little he gave up for it...sounds like a delta bravo to me.
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  13. I've had many trades where I didn't like the beer I traded for as much as the beer I gave away. But, I definitely wouldn't say I regret them at all. The fun of the trade, the extras, the experience of trying the new beer, sharing my beer with others... that's all worth something way beyond the taste of the bottle I drank.
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  14. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Savant (450) Colorado Apr 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm the one receiving the bottle and I have to say we worked out a trade pretty easy. I can say that I sympathize because you don't know what you're getting and you know what you're giving up. To give the OP a little ease of mind, I'm sharing the bottle with other BAs in Colorado and I'm not hoarding it or using it fro trade bait.
  15. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Remorse isn't really the right word...it's like that feeling you get after you buy a car or something big...like holy crap I just spent how much? But then you dig the car and it's all good. Glad I could spread the love...and super stoked to get the opportunity to taste things that I otherwise may not have...this trading thing is pretty cool.
  16. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Trading beer never tried is not a move Harry would make! Say it isn't so.
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  17. UNCCTDawg

    UNCCTDawg Savant (430) North Carolina Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Like many of the previous posts have already mentioned, the only "remorse" I could say that I have is that I sent away beer that I liked more than what I ended up receiving after I tried it. BUT, with that being said, aren't we all here because we're interested in trying brews from different breweries and seeing what we do and don't like? I've found over the last few years that I can focus on the brews that I like and leave the ones alone that are highly rated, but aren't necessarily my type. If it takes a few trades that don't really benefit my tastes to accomplish that.... It's all good at the end of the day.
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  18. no regrets ever. it's just beer, I love to send kick ass boxes and get kick ass boxes in return.
  19. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (460) Texas Dec 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    The only time I've ever regretted trading a particularly "special" beer, was when I found out that that particular trader was using that beer(Westy 12) as bait for another trade. Generally I don't really care what you do with the beers I send you... but the special ones... the ones that I send just so my trading partner can try it for the "first time ever", and then use to try and land something else... that burns me a little.

    I got self beer in return for that Westy and accepted the trade just so he could taste one of the(if not "the") best beers in the world.
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  20. I never trade what i traded for, thats why i bought Beats, duh!
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  21. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    That made me chuckle, but in a "that sucks bro" kinda way.
  22. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Champion (770) Colorado Jun 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Only had two so far. I traded a Beatification 003 for a 2005 Cantillon gueuze without asking what size bottle. Of course a 375ml showed up which was pretty disappointing but it was my own fault for not clarifying first.


    Also traded several 2006 Abyss back in 2007 for Founder's breakfast stout (not kbs).

  23. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    Christ man, can I interest you in anything from the Midwest?
  24. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    I traded a Churchill's Finest Hour for a Double Barrel Aged Zhukov. After tasting what I got, I wish I had my CFH back.
  25. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Champion (770) Colorado Jun 9, 2006 Beer Trader

  26. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (310) Michigan Jun 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    I regret tradin away Bourboun County Rare too early. And not buying another bottle. Don't regret anything else. I had two bottles of CBS I traded but I figure I live a mile from Founders. Ill have it again.
  27. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Namibia Nov 8, 2012

    You guys should post the details of the trade, otherwise how are we supposed to know who won?!
  28. I once traded some miller high life for a few loons. I think got the short end of the stick.
  29. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    Cool story bro.
  30. All I care about is winning tradez.
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  31. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    We're both getting to try new beers that we might otherwise not have been able to try...I'd say we're both winning.
  32. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Savant (345) Indiana Jul 30, 2011

    Never had a regret with any of my own personal trades that I have set up but I have seriously been disappointed with past BIF's that I have been a part of. I think it falls on the creator to communicate well with everyone and keep in touch as it continues and not just the beginning and end.
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  33. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    I have only regretted one trade and that was with a douc..., errr, fellow named mikesgroove, who had to be hounded for a month to make good on his end, and his end was a time sensitive beer, and I wound up wishing I still had the beer I sent (esp. now as it hasn't been released again) but at least I didn't get stiffed like some folks.
  34. BigGene

    BigGene Savant (380) Florida Oct 30, 2010

    I never had remorse for trading something away, I don't trade away anything I have not tried. If I cant get 2 then I just drink the one I have. I am a one and done kinda guy anyway. If I have tasted it I can trade it!
  35. miketd

    miketd Advocate (615) Ohio Mar 2, 2006 Beer Trader

    If it's any consolation, you got the better beer IMO. I once traded a BA Speedway for a Consecration... but I knew exactly what I was doing. After all, it is only beer and sometimes(most of the time?) the more common shelf beer is better than the rare beer people like to have in their closet(cellar)...
  36. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    Back in 2010, I acquired quite a few BCBVSs. To the point that I was trading them very freely and actually giving some away. I wish I had a few of those back.
  37. Could be worse...I traded away all 12 bottles of CBS I had by the same logic. Blurg.
  38. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (310) Michigan Jun 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    Haha u ass!
  39. Beer the new baseball card ;). Seriously though, if I ever get fortunate to find a rare beer in my area, I will definitely buy some for myself before I even consider trading them.
  40. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    I have the opposite feeling. I love that others have been able to try CBS, Rare, other Bourbon County variants, BA Dark Lords, Upland Lambics, etc. sharing the wealth is what trading is all about!