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Best/Worst Trade Extras

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by raynmoon, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ May 9, 2014 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    The worst extras are the extras that you see sitting on the shelves all over your state and you never buy them. And then you get them in the mail. People, please check out seekabrew or look at your trade partners Wants. And when you say you'll "take care" of someone, you better do so.
     
  2. atpca

    atpca Jun 10, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Worst extra was none... Had an incoming box returned by UPS, trader said it was because "one of the extras" broke. When the trade finally came in, no extras!

    It only hurt because I had my hopes raised!
     
  3. mctizzz

    mctizzz Dec 23, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Best: The same guy has extrad me Beuregard, Black Tuesday, and Bretta Rose

    Worst: Multiple old IPAs rated as "poor" by BAs after I specifically asked for no IPAs. I still gave the guy a good rating, but considering he got his box and saw that I hit his wants with extras b4 he even shipped, it was a slap in the face.
     
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  4. Jlabs

    Jlabs Nov 11, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    all "extras" are good in my book..even stuff I don't like or wouldn't drink, I wouldn't consider bad..I'd just give them out to friends or toss them out

    in terms of sending out extras..I've tried to get better in this department..my last two trades I added beers that weren't in my recipient's distro and ones I really enjoyed
     
  5. Iamjeff6

    Iamjeff6 Sep 9, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I don’t really consider anything a bad/worst extra, anything in the box that is extra is awesome in my book. Sending extras is my favorite part and what I look forward to the most; usually I just tend to send some good locals that I enjoy that my trading partner can’t get. Haven’t dropped any whale extras on anyone yet.
     
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  6. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Agreed. I don't think this thread should exist personally. There are no bad extras.
     
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  7. ColonelHopslam

    ColonelHopslam Jan 22, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader


    jesus christ dude, you need to drop that shit
     
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  8. atpca

    atpca Jun 10, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Sure there are! Bad, funny, embarrassing... I'd never let it reflect on the trade/trader but lets be honest, some truly strange stuff gets sent in these boxes.
     
  9. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    But that's what makes it fun, to me at least. You never know what you'll get. Hell one time I got a Bud Chelada tall boy in a Parabola box. Both @kerry4porters and I thought it was funny. Relax a little, it's just beer.
     
  10. jivex5k

    jivex5k Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Now that's freakin funny! I went to my buddies birthday party once and gave him a pack of natty ice all wrapped up. We had a good laugh, then one day he was locked out of his house for a while and told the story:
    "I needed something...anything... I looked in my garage fridge..." he explained as he wiped sweat from his brow.
    "The contents almost seemed to mock me...a six pack of O'douls, a six pack of Natty Ice...and a bottle of Punishment."
    He drank the natty.
     
  11. markgugs

    markgugs Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    he's incapable. unhinged is the one-word descriptor I would use
     
  12. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    ^^^ This
     
  13. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I always heard Westy 12 made a terrible "extra"
     
  14. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ May 9, 2014 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Sure does, when I have 5 of them. And I'm about to trade them all $4$. Don't have it on my Wants nor did I ever mention that I wanted it. Also, a bad extra is the one you said you were gonna include, but didn't.
     
  15. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ May 9, 2014 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Ok Mr. Forgetful. Are you in need of Omega-3 or you have a drinking problem? Or are you doing too many trades at once and can't keep up with what you've said/promised to whom? Maybe you should take a break or slow down with trading just a little bit. You forgot this and wasn't sure about that when all you had to do is look through our convo. Also, you said that at the time I didn't have anything on my Wants...That's a straight up lie and you know it! I don't appreciate your immature, insulting and vulgar BM. Where is my promised can of Heady btw?
     
    #95 WCKDVBZ, Jul 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
  16. markgugs

    markgugs Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    there's no way for you to prove you had any "wants" - you didn't, btw - because that persona/login has been banned. you know damned well you didn't, which left me to go by your rapidfire BMs, where you went on & on & on & on about how much you love Quads, and hate hoppy beer. I'd go back to reference the BMs, but like an immature child, you "kicked me out" of the convo, so I can't.

    If I send you a can of Heady, will you mix it with bleach, and drink it?
     
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  17. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ May 9, 2014 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    You're right, there is no way to prove that. That's why you're sticking to the story. I know damn well I had a ton of beers on my Wants. And you have no way to prove that I didn't. By that time we've already agreed on our trade. So, technically you should've/could've looked at my Wants. Sorry I couldn't provide more than 4 Mexican Cakes, so you can trade them for whales. My bad. Oh the love for Quads and that's why everything I traded for were Imperial Stouts. Just be thankful for the best deal on Mexican Cake that you've gotten. I sent 4 Mexican Cakes for Speedway Stout, Abacus, Space Ghost and WWS. That is more than fair and 4 MC are worth more than your 4. Just pointing it out since you were so worried about $4$. I hooked you up, but you took it as if I'm a dumb ass. And now I'm being insulted. What an awesome trader/guy you are.
     
    #97 WCKDVBZ, Jul 9, 2014
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  18. markgugs

    markgugs Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Alex, this is my point: we began discussing the trade, the BM chain went forever (if memory serves over 150 BMs, 6+ pages), and sorry, but you got yourself banned for being a d-bag. Can't imagine how that happened.

    You reached out to me on another site, and the convo continued, but there wasn't any way to access these alleged wants/gots of yours. Sure you have them now, but you didn't then. All I could go on was your comments about style preferences, which I understood to be big stouts, BA stouts, Belgian quads, etc. So I did my best to hit them. How could I possibly check to see if you had them, or wanted them?

    I sent you very nice fucking extras. All you've done is bitch about it, and quite frankly, turn 98% of the people reading this nonsense off to ever - and I mean, ever - dealing with you.

    I don't know why you say the ridiculous things you do. Trade Mexican Cakes for whales? Are you retarded? Do you want to ask people who got them from me for free? @buyyourfreedom or @nc41 - Antonio, Dale, did I send you guys free Mexican Cakes or what? Sorry to drag you into this but this mouthbreather has literally worn out my last nerve.
     
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  19. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ May 9, 2014 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    The best way to solve this is just let it go. I'm sorry Mark. You seemed like a good guy and I'm not sure why/how this happened. Let's just put each other on ignore (or not) and never again talk smack, ok? Also, 150 BMs, 6+ pages!!! Exactly! You had all that time to take a look at my Wants, because the deal was sealed already. I even told you about looking at your Wants. Sucks that this turned out this way. Another thing, sorry that you took that comment the wrong way, like I was talking to you or about you. And you were the one who put your name out there and responded. I was literally talking about guys trading 1 or 2 bombers and receiving up to 4 bombers of whales or not as extras. If you really thought that I was talking to or about you, you should've messaged me, but you chose to do it in public. My birthday is this weekend and I don't want to fight/argue. I do believe that there's a chance that me and you can fix this. Even if we never to another trade.
     
    #99 WCKDVBZ, Jul 9, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
  20. Iamjeff6

    Iamjeff6 Sep 9, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I heard free Mexican Cakes..

    I don’t know either of you but it seems like this shit has been going on for a while in different threads. All I know is that at some point I hope I have something that @markgugs wants because he seems like a solider trader.
     
  21. hansenm72

    hansenm72 Jan 23, 2014 Texas
    Beer Trader

    ladies... ladies... enough already. Get a room and fight it out to the death or something. Beer is a stress RELIEVER fools!!!
     
  22. buyyourfreedom

    buyyourfreedom Sep 10, 2009 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    I can attest to this. In our last trade, Mark tossed in a very nice bottle (among other things) of Mexican Cake as an extra.

    On a related note, @markgugs has always been extremely generous in our trades. It has gotten to the point when I'll trade specifically for 1 or 2 things, and then let him package the rest of the box as he sees fit. I've never been disappointed. As far as extras go, off the top of my head, he has sent me a Mexican Cake, Jack's Abby BA Framinghammer, BCBS, etc...
     
  23. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader


    I've traded with Mark before and not only an unsolicited MC but more than a few xtras too. Great trader more than always fair . I'll find something to flip his way but it most assuredly won't be coming from Myrtle Beach, hard to beat nj distro.
     
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  24. jivex5k

    jivex5k Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    I just traded with Mark as well for a friend of mine. He threw in a Blackout Stout and another one...er...can't remember but it was a solid ass extra. Solid trader and very friendly.

    Anyways, more on topic:
    I wish I could hook people up with extras better, most of the time all I have is Jai Alai and Cat 5. I try my best but I don't have a huge collection of beer, I mean right now I have a BT and a Leon, that's it.

    Ah well, once my berliner factory is in full gear I'll always have some super limited tasty ass homebrews to throw in.

    As far as extras I've received goes, it's an extra...Even if they sent me a DFH 60 minute that's fine. Best I ever had was BCBS.
     
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  25. Travitten

    Travitten Feb 8, 2014 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Mark sent me a mbc dinner as an extra. I would gladly trade with Mark again.
     
  26. Travitten

    Travitten Feb 8, 2014 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    The worst extras are no extras, yet that is why it is called extra, there should be no expectations.
     
  27. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    ^^ This. I wish more people could understand this. Some just don't.
     
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  28. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Sep 3, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Not so much an extra, but I had a trading partner that was sending me some Lawson's goodies, and after a few beer mails we'd agreed upon what we'd send one another (not difinitive, merely a guideline). When I opened my box I only saw 2 lawson's, I was a little bummed but glad to try it. Even thinking to myself "maybe we did only agree on one of each of these?" Anyway, I kept pulling the bottles out and there was a complete surprise of a HF Arthur in there. Never agreed upon, never mentioned, just wonderful.

    I don't think an extra is bad; however, I did get a box one time with no extras...no big deal, but then the dude blasted me for sending him an IPA extra that was over a month (maybe two) old. My fault for not checking closely; however, I wanted this guy to try a couple local beers, and he didn't send me a single extra. So I felt a little annoyed that he blasted me for my extras when he sent jack
     
  29. BubalooBrewMaster

    BubalooBrewMaster Feb 24, 2013 Nevada
    Beer Trader

    @markgugs ......lets do a trade.But only if I get a free Mexican cake. :)

    I also say there should be no expectations on extras.Anyone that gives you extra is ok in my book...it's like a stranger buying you a pint or 2 at the bar.Say thanks and appreciate the gesture.
     
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  30. RichD

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    I just got extra'd a 4 day old bottle of Maine Beer Co. Lunch. At an IP trade..... Didn't think he'd have 2 cases of Lunch in his car when I brought my extras.
     
  31. Droopy487

    Droopy487 Dec 3, 2013 Tennessee
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I want to trade with the people who seek out what their trader wants. WOW. But, I like anything free, which that is what an extra is. I didn't know that was the unspoken "rule of good trades" when I started trading. I have no expectations of extras. If it's a sixer of Natty Light, then hell yeah. Thanks man. It's free.

    I will say I had a first time trader throw in a heady topper as an extra. I almost fell over when I unwrapped it.
     
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  32. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I have no expectations of extras, and have always been blown away by every single box I have received. Excellent BA's one and all! (You guys know who you are!!!) Regardless of who ships first in a trade, my philosophy is simple. I try to pack every box as if that box is Christmas. To me, it's one of the best things about being a BA. ( A "sneak attack" is even more fun to pack ...)
     
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  33. schris

    schris Mar 13, 2014 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I've only done IP trades so far, where it seems like extras are a little less common. I still add a little something most of the time, but I haven't come to expect great extras from IP traders, especially ones I don't know - and I definitely don't worry about it when I don't get any. But recently I did a trade with a BA from Indiana, locals for locals (Half Acre and Pipeworks on my end, a couple different breweries out of the Chicago market on his). And he added a Jackie O's Dark Apparition (really nice stout with a super heavy-duty bottle like something out of an 1820's apothecary), and a RR Consecration. Really made my day!
     
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  34. robear

    robear May 24, 2014 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Older Viscosity as an extra???
     
  35. robear

    robear May 24, 2014 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I love getting good regional shelf beers as extras. Last week was Head Hunter from a dude in Ohio. GSB from a dude in NY. Jai Alai from FLA (before they distributed). Modern Times and Hess from CA.
     
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  36. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Anyone who thinks there are no bad extras has never received bad extras.
     
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  37. lic217

    lic217 Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I got Beer Hates Astronauts in my first ever mail trade. Brings a smile to face just thinking about it. It was excellent.
     
  38. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Nov 5, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    I just got The Abyss 2013, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti 2012, Bourbon County Barleywine Ale, Bell's Third Coast Old Ale, and 3F Gumballhead as extras. I was ecstatic. I'm sending out additional extras as a thank you tomorrow.
     
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  39. brack

    brack Nov 30, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Worst extra ever.... FFF Biggs Stache, debating on when to drink it.... For science of course
     
  40. BeerMeBro720

    BeerMeBro720 May 2, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Recently completed an IP trade where I received my first Heady and Dark Lord as extras. I think the look on my face was exactly what he was looking for, thanks Mike!!
     
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