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Trading "Pet Peeves"

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by jp7161, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    People trying to trade bottles that they don't even have yet.

    Like that guy from Iowa that tried to pretrade six CBS because he was on lists a month before the release...
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  2. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Advocate (700) Illinois Jan 8, 2009

    "I will have 24 2012 DL, 12 2011 DL, and all the DL Variants up for pre-trade and in my hands after DLD 2012. Let me know if you are interested!"

    - SpottedZombie
  3. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Don't forget the BA baller stout he was privy to because someone showed it to him or something and swore him to secrecy!
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  4. Pet peeve: traders that agree to a trade and then don't respond to subsequent BMs. If they are not interested in a trade anymore (change their mind), they should just say so.
  5. sarro

    sarro Savant (345) Michigan May 12, 2009

    "check my gots" when looking for rarer beer
    gjahn123 and smokinoak like this.
  6. cetherid

    cetherid Savant (395) Indiana Aug 23, 2010

    "this will never get done"

    "you'll need to offer a lot more"
  7. cfh64

    cfh64 Advocate (655) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    old ipa's as extras, worhless.
    sarro, JxExM, dcloeren and 4 others like this.
  8. Oh, I forgot to mention another major pet peeve of mine: threadshitters leaving "helpful" comments. If you don't like some aspect of a trade, sh*t the f$&* up.
  9. Trader's with too many pet peeves
  10. I think BA fixed that for you.
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  11. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Guess there goes any chance of us ever trading! ;)
  12. Yessir! :)
  13. nlmartin

    nlmartin Advocate (530) Ohio Jul 26, 2005

    I think I love you in a total heterosexual way.
  14. Tape (of any kind) on bubble wrap. Myself and others have posted about this ad nauseum but I guess not enough because the problem persists. There is no need for tape on bubble wrap. PERIOD. Use rubber bands.
    End rant
  15. Definitely tape on bubble wrap.
  16. I've got this one twice recently...
    My post~~ ISO: Baller Sout &/or Better Half FT: Evil Twin Biscotti &/or Lil' B
    The response I get is this:
    "I see that on your Gots list you have a GI King Henry & CBS. I'd do Baller Stout or Better Half for the King Henry & CBS. Let me know."

    Come on man... if it's not on the ISO:FT post, don't bother
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  17. I've learned this lesson the hard way too. Show nobody your Gots and show nobody your cellar list. Otherwise, people will always ignore the ISO:FT post and ask instead for your whales.
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  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Advocate (630) New York Mar 21, 2010

    I don't know about this, scotch tape comes off very easily. Now packing tape is another story. Do the rubber bands pop the bubbles at all? Popped bubble wrap is not a good thing.
  19. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I used to use tape, now rubber bands. I make bricks of bubble-wrapped, rubber-banded beers wrapped in shrink wrap. Dont really mind getting taped ones as if I do I just use it as filler for boxes, no worries on that for me....gave up long ago. Of course shippers are better than all that, but I digress.
  20. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Me-"Looking for BCBS and varients, have X trade. Will go above $4$ within reason"

    Prospective Trader: "Darkness, Boris Royal and 3 KBS for a BCBCS?"

  21. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

  22. hoppy99

    hoppy99 Aficionado (195) Florida Feb 28, 2009

    Recipients who don't let you know as soon as they possibly can that your box arrived with contents intact.
  23. Shitty communication has to be my #1 pet peeve as far as trading goes. I can't stand when it takes people multiple days, or even a week to get back to you confirming the trade, or replying in general.
  24. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (695) New York Dec 2, 2009

    in case the overall gist of this slipped by, i want to point out that if someone doesn't get back to you but has edited in "this is closed, barraged with messages, sorry if i don't get back to you," i can't see any reason to be annoyed with them, much less call them out publicly. sure, "it only takes a minute to reply," but it also only takes a second to press refresh.
  25. ipa247

    ipa247 Savant (270) California Dec 23, 2008

    People who have been on here for less than a year that I have never heard of calling out excellent traders by name for reasons completely unworthy of a call out. Yeah that really annoys me.
    7clutch, robinsmv, codysjb and 8 others like this.
  26. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    You think it's easy on the lemurs? Have a heart, man.
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  27. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (595) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

  28. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

  29. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (450) Iowa Nov 14, 2011

    I had to use a box cutter and 8 throwing stars to get to the beers you sent me. Insert emoticon of laughing face here. I tape the crap out of everything and am quite grumpy as well. FYI to future trade partners - Pack however the hell you want to get my beers to me without breaking.
    JxExM, gklover1, CUE45 and 12 others like this.
  30. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Just don't start a bad trader thread on me when you nick a can or label and ruin something! I do over-do it because I would rather be safe than sorry and I am with you, as long as it gets to me safe job well done!
  31. AndresR

    AndresR Savant (250) California Jul 19, 2009

    ISO: PtY <-------- Those guys.
  32. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012


    I pack crazy - lots of tape. Since *I* am the one on the hook for maybe $100 worth of beer - if you want to bitch about me taping the shit out of bubble wrap - put me on ignore and don't trade with me again. I pack shit to make it. You can lecture me about rubber bands, whatever - eat me. =) My goal is for the trade to succeed. Be a princess and cut the tape, thanks.
  33. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    My kind of trader. Oh wah, I had to cut tape. I lost 20 seconds of my life.
  34. cavedave

    cavedave Champion (940) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Haha, to all of you tape vs. rubber bands folks, it takes too long to take the rubber bands off also!;)

    Do like I do and artfully use enough bubble wrap so tape and rubber bands both are unnecessary. If you can wrap without needing either of those things, you are sure that you have enough protection.
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  35. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (650) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    I feel you, but I just can't bring myself to make 8-12 bubblewrap swans or rhinoceri...when a couple layers with a conservative amount of tape will do the job in half the time. Even belgiuminabox and etre use tape...
  36. This hobby is already going to cost you, so why not just use shipper boxes? Less tape, little to zero bubble wrap, and easily reusable.

    If everyone kept and reused shippers, one day the trading market would be saturated with them. No one would have to buy boxes and bubble wrap again.
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  37. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    You would think. However, I purchased 25 styros once and 50 spirited shippers and now have exactly zero of either. I joked once I was going to write my info on an inside flap and start a thread and try and see where the hell they end up.
  38. Like a where'sgeorge type of shipping tracker......I like it.

    Even if they never make it back around, it makes more sense to me to spend 2-3 extra dollars and not have to spend the time wrapping bottles and ultimately feel like the bottles are safer in transit.
  39. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    New pet peeve - we need a place to publicly mock some of these IDIOTIC ISO:FTs. Seriously, we really do. I applaud some of these folks for even having the balls to just blatantly try and screw someone. If you need an example I can almost guarantee there is one on page one. If you have to swap over to page two consider it a victory.

    I am surprised someone hasn't just gone rogue and posted ISO : your best FT : some polished turd I picked up at the grocery store on the way home from work......fucking might as well.

    In case you all can't tell I am a touch pissy today, hahahaha ;).
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  40. cavedave

    cavedave Champion (940) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Haha, sounds like you should be the one to do it.
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