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Trading "Pet Peeves"

Discussion in 'Beer Trading General / Help' started by jp7161, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Bluecane

    Bluecane Member

    Location:
    New York
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
  3. JulianB

    JulianB Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
  4. youradhere

    youradhere Member

    Location:
    Arkansas
    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.
  5. Pahn

    Pahn Member

    Location:
    New York
    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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  6. LambicKing

    LambicKing Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    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...
  7. Archemedies

    Archemedies Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    My favorite is when someone sends you and offer, and you accept and you never hear from them again...
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  8. domtronzero

    domtronzero Member

    Location:
    California
    *cough, cough* chussain *cough, cough*
  9. evilc

    evilc Member

    Location:
    California
    You haven't seen his cellar....













    Have you seen it?
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  10. ChiTownPackFan

    ChiTownPackFan Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Actually bought a four pack in June in Wisconsin myself.
  11. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Member

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

    Bluecane Member

    Location:
    New York
    Or just know that you should be able to trade awesome Indiana locals for FBS well into the new year!
  13. ChanChan

    ChanChan Member

    Location:
    California
    Wow!!! You should have gone for it man!!! You should have thrown some Cantillon as an extra!! You missed out ;)
  14. pittsburghkid66

    pittsburghkid66 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    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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  15. Shmeal

    Shmeal Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Trying to justify $4$ by stating shipping costs
  16. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Member

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

    Shmeal Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    "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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  18. jp7161

    jp7161 Member

    Location:
    California
    Do people really do this?
  19. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Member

    Yeah that is BS unless it is something euro only that HAD to be shipped to obtain.
  20. JulianB

    JulianB Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    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.
  21. standardcherry

    standardcherry Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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..
  22. evilc

    evilc Member

    Location:
    California
  23. Shmeal

    Shmeal Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    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.
  24. evilc

    evilc Member

    Location:
    California
    It's a new thread!

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

    Shmeal Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    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!
  26. Photekut

    Photekut Member

    Location:
    Tennessee
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  27. robinsmv

    robinsmv Member

    Location:
    Florida
    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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  28. cavedave

    cavedave Member

    Location:
    New York
    Just did same
  29. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    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.
  30. domtronzero

    domtronzero Member

    Location:
    California
    Did he drop off and change his handle to HaveUSeenMyCellar?
  31. yamar68

    yamar68 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    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.
  32. Patrick

    Patrick Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    You aren't hanging out with the right women.
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  33. nc41

    nc41 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    FBS out the ass, a lot more than last year, still around too. Actually i'm burned out.
  34. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Member

    Location:
    California
    People who keep their Ann bottles
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  35. Franch

    Franch Member

    Location:
    New York
  36. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
  37. Patrick

    Patrick Member

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

    Arbitrator Member

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

    stxSS07 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    How much was CBS? $20?

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

    Patrick Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Franch bulldog?
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