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Any ideas on how to stop lame boxes from showing up? Lame BIF box list?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by readbaron, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Levitation

    Levitation Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 California

    well, i tried. you're on your own brendan.
     
  2. brendan4532

    brendan4532 Initiate (126) Aug 11, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I was in contact with the moderator of this BIF before this thread even started about the box. I specifically asked the moderator if the beers I was sending would suffice as to make up for my previous box. He told me yes they would. I then sent an email to my target telling him I was sending a box of three beers and I specifically asked him if he wanted to know what they were so I could know that I was indeed making up for the ones in the box that werent a 4. He told me he trusted the judgement of the moderator. What else do I need to do here? It seems to me that I really cannot win here. All three beers I sent were rated 4 or higher. I sent these without having the chance to enjoy them myself. So I am not sure what other remedy everyone here is expecting.
     
  3. NJOssie

    NJOssie Initiate (104) Feb 28, 2012 New Jersey

    1. you can't win
    2. "suffice" is the reason why

    you don't have the selflessness to makeup for the selfishness you've shown...
     
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  4. brendan4532

    brendan4532 Initiate (126) Aug 11, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Really dude? How about you come up with a remedy for me then since you are the end all know all here. Repeat bad BIFer? There were two. I made the attempt to remedy this. I am not sure what else you are expecting here dude. Trust me, you did your best and I appreciate all your comments.
     
  5. NJOssie

    NJOssie Initiate (104) Feb 28, 2012 New Jersey

    why do I need to remedy your poor actions? want to know what I would have done? I would have felt bad on the first BIF and not made an excuse and sent a makeup box... I would not have been called out more than once if it was for truly being naive.... I would have made up by sending a killer box and not just trying to "suffice"... I would not have made a bunch of poor excuses instead of taking blame and truly trying to become a good BIF'er

    at the end of the day, some people have and will give you the benefit of the doubt... others, myself included, need to see a lot more to change their opinions of you... plain and simple, a reputation on here is built by actions and patterns.... I can't make your reputation for you... I can simply tell you my opinion and hope that maybe you can do what it takes to change it... if you care at all... not that you have to or even should
     
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  6. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

    **completely shameless pat on my own back**

    Twins require double-stepping up ;)

    Brendan should be getting another box on Mon/Tues.
     
  7. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (475) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I'm sorry for all the bad BIF's and bad BIF boxes that I have run or have sent. I hold my head down in shame.
     
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  8. Brez07

    Brez07 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2009 Maine

    Funny guy right here
     
  9. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    If I were you, I don't think I'd send this guy a box if he's still not making good on other trades.




    Then again, I am all about getting the upper-hand in the deal.
     
  10. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm damn near done with BIF's. I got two boxes in the Birthday BIF that were so bad, I sent one back to the sender, and drainpoured the entire contents of another. My birthday month was in November...and I still have an outstanding box.

    Unless someone made a world class pitch to me, I doubt I participate in another BIF where I don't have an established trading relationship with each and every participant I stand to ship/receive beer to/from.

    I have to admit, I've been on the receiving end of some of the most generous BIF'ers on this site...but I've also been shit upon more times than I have fingers.

    I don't even care that I feel I send better boxes than I receive...I just get aggravated when it's painfully obvious the other person put no more thought into things other than which store's shelves they were going to "raid" to fill a box. Past date IPA's, stuff I get distribution of or is even brewed in my backyard, stuff in the styles I listed I hate...

    Alas....greater tragedies in life.
     
  11. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    I would be happy to be the recepient of Brendan in a BIF....I've barely tried any of the beers he has access to, and sends out. That's what I'm in in for....I'm certainly not trying to "win" anything. Well that, and blowing the mind of whoever my recipient is.
     
  12. oteixeira

    oteixeira Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Problem is he wont send you the local beers he has access to, he will re-gift things he didn't want from previous boxes. Also, he wont meet the rules of the actual BIF, and thus, you wont even get the minimum you expected.

    But you BIF with whomever you like.
     
  13. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    I also would like to toss something in for Hmph.
     
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  14. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ohio


    EDIT:

    Looks like this was the last time he was here (Friday, this thread) Hope he enjoys the beers :(
     
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  15. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Smack talk here and you will loose your privileges for a week...month what ever
     
  16. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    I told you not to send that guy beer. I know a bad trader when I see one.
     
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