I'm sure this topic has been addressed in the past -- but thought I'd share my experience. I've been actively trading since Nov or so. Quickly realized how expensive it is and how important it is to develop 2-3 good relationships w/folks that live near where the beers you want are brewed. After getting a bunch under my belt -- and dozens with two BAers in CA -- I am continually struck by how generous people are. Last week I got a case of Heady after an 8 hour odyssey to VT and decided to deal some for PSue. It took me 15 minutes to get a few offers and beer was in the mail within 24 hrs. Today I got my box -- twice the number of PSue bombers in the box than we agreed to. 4 additional beers over and above the PSue. -- all awesome. I'm realizing this is almost the rule -- especially for first time trades. And I've never ever had a bad trade experience. I think this says a lot about our hobby and The BA community in general. What trades have you received that blew you away?