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Trading "Pet Peeves"

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

  1. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    I've apparently stepped on enough toes here, so I won't comment on the above any further. But just for the record here, FBS hung around at the largest, most popular shop in Raleigh/Durham -- Sam's Quik Shop -- until at least March. I first noticed it was actually gone in May.
     
  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,015) New York Mar 12, 2009

  3. youradhere

    youradhere Savant (485) Arkansas Feb 29, 2008

    Looks like the arbitrary beer valuation system that grew within the site has finally met its match in "no reply trade forum" policy. I like it. I like watching the adjustment from the addiction of capitalist-beer to simply enjoying beer, rather than worship it for its artificial value. The vocal minority with the most to lose no doubt decries the forum fallout as the end times and heresy, yet they too will disappear along with the value of a beer outside of what you paid for it. The world you created on a website dedicated to beer has changed, and no one cares that it did except for you.
     
  4. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (705) New York Dec 2, 2009

    it would be nice if things were that simple so you could be as right as you feel. however, some people care that people throw up "ISO: X, FT: Y, [include some false information to trick partner into accepting]" and are more likely to get it done. you may not care, but this doesn't mean that the people in question are "just upset that their beer value is going down."

    i reiterate that i like no reply, though i can see its drawbacks (as craft beer gets more popular, more predatory traders will enter the community... whether you agree that "someone got ripped off" or not, people going into trading with a predatory mentality is a bad thing for everyone, whether you believe in objective trade value or not [i don't]).
     
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  5. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (655) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    I truly wonder if many of these examples are a result of ignorance or straight up predation. By no means do I know bottle counts and other "trade value criteria" for many beers, but come on...
     
  6. My favorite is when someone sends you and offer, and you accept and you never hear from them again...
     
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  7. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    *cough, cough* chussain *cough, cough*
     
  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    You haven't seen his cellar....













    Have you seen it?
     
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  9. Actually bought a four pack in June in Wisconsin myself.
     
  10. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Guess I need to move to either NC or Wisconsin then as wasn't the case around these parts at all.
     
  11. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Or just know that you should be able to trade awesome Indiana locals for FBS well into the new year!
     
  12. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (575) California Dec 12, 2009

    Wow!!! You should have gone for it man!!! You should have thrown some Cantillon as an extra!! You missed out ;)
     
  13. I swear to all the people that don't know this guy, he is a prince. I just met up with him for an ip last week and the guy is gold. Don't let his alter ego fool you. Like Marshall Mathers became slim shady when he was rapping, same thing happens to Mongo when it involves beer trading.
     
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  14. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Trying to justify $4$ by stating shipping costs
     
  15. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Wait, what? Can you clarify that? Curious.
     
  16. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    "my bottle of X wasn't actually 15 bucks because I paid 6 dollars extra for shipping. It's value is now 21 bucks"
     
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  17. jp7161

    jp7161 Savant (345) California Dec 22, 2011

    Do people really do this?
     
  18. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Yeah that is BS unless it is something euro only that HAD to be shipped to obtain.
     
  19. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like 90% of the problems in this thread stem from people who are trading beer like sports cards rather than to enjoy beer.
     
  20. I agree with this. I don't mind trading rare stuff for "lesser" beers as long as they are good. You do have to consider how hard some beers are to get though, sometimes offers get out of hand. When I posted an ISOFT I had an offer of a combo of Surly 4pks for my vanilla DL o_O..
     
  21. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

  22. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Haha I remember that thread!

    Oh yea people do this. I've lost count with how many times I've had to tell people that no one counts shipping.
     
  23. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    It's a new thread!

    Wait, so I can't count time, gas, shipping, and packing materials when I quote my end of $4$????
     
  24. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Oh, I judging by the text in the link I thought it was an old thread that got shat on hard


    Next time I go to China for work I should grab a bottle of that PBR reserve they have over there. $4$ would be insane. $40 US for the bottle, plus transit from 12 time zones.

    Wale hunting time!
     
  25. Photekut

    Photekut Initiate (0) Tennessee Mar 31, 2006

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  26. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Florida Jun 24, 2010

    You might be onto something, I bet a hipster would give his right nut and his fixie for that, just to be ironic ofcourse
     
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  27. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,015) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Just did same
     
  28. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (455) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    I love BAs who refer you to their 'gots' and follow it up with "I haven't updated it in (insert time frame here)." My other favorite BAs are the ones that refer you to their 'gots' for trading purposes, then after you choose a few beers from said list, the reply is 'oh but that's not for trade.'

    That's where I move on. Don't waste my time because I'm not interested in wasting yours.
     
  29. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Did he drop off and change his handle to HaveUSeenMyCellar?
     
  30. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    All these links really aren't much use for this conversation.

    Beer Trading Help threads last about as long as a queef in the wind around these parts.
     
  31. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    You aren't hanging out with the right women.
     
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  32. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    FBS out the ass, a lot more than last year, still around too. Actually i'm burned out.
     
  33. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Savant (480) California Nov 16, 2009

    People who keep their Ann bottles
     
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  34. Franch

    Franch Advocate (565) New York Mar 22, 2011

  35. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

  36. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    I don't get it. Him willing to go over $4$ for CBS is a peeve?
     
  37. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) California Nov 26, 2008

    His pet peeve is generous offers, apparently. He probably kicks his dog if he gets an extra.
     
  38. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    How much was CBS? $20?

    I just figured it would probably take more than $30 worth of those beers to land one is all.
     
  39. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    Franch bulldog?
     
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