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How are you all legally shipping beer for trades?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by JoeAC, May 22, 2012.

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  1. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I just show the FedEx employee a notorized note from my mommy saying I have permission to ship my friends beer
     
  2. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    ...the same way i legally jaywalk (like a boss)
     
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  3. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I have successfully shipped over 200 boxes of extra virgin olive oil, BBQ sauce, snow globes, and even some of those thermometers with the lil fuckin' things that float about inside.
     
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  4. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    I have successfully shipped over 200 boxes of "none of FedEx's goddamn buisness!" And that is all.
     
  5. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    And bubble wrap the hell out of it too and use peanuts as well, it really muffles the sound.

    As far as legal, see if you can find a wine store and or beer store that ships, see if you can cut a deal for him to legally ship your stuff. I had a deal in place like this here, but it turned out he only had a license to ship wine. That killed that, but it's worth a few calls, I paid him $10 a box cash plus the shipping.
     
  6. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I haven't gone so far as that to bring them one, but my UPS guys would love to taste my wife's popular marinades.
     
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  7. shuajw

    shuajw Aug 12, 2007 Georgia

    A FedEx employee asked me what I was shipping once, ONCE! Then right away he said I didn't need to tell him.
     
  8. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I heard you can pay an extra 20 bucks for a hazmat sticker and won have to worry about anyone shaking your box or not treating it with care...
     
  9. ForkAndSpoonOp

    ForkAndSpoonOp May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I used to make a mean herbal vinegar. Like to start sending them out again. The vinegars. To people.
     
  10. BrewsoBrewco

    BrewsoBrewco Feb 15, 2011 Oregon

    Before I started trading I had to ship a vintage bottle from the brewery I worked for at the time. The beer was obviously bad but the bottle was 15+ years old with an 1 time label and the brewery wanted it for nostalgic reasons. Went to Fedex and tried to ship. Got asked what the package was. Told them it was a beer bottle. Asked if anything was in the bottle. Said yes, but told them it wasn't even really beer at this point. Just a pile of grossness. They would not let me ship. Took the package to another shipping center and when asked i said that I was shipping "glass art that my girlfriend makes." Has been my story since.
     
  11. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    I'm still waiting for 1 single case of someone being prosecuted for shipping beer.
     
  12. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Not sure prosecution is a concern as much as losing perhaps $100's in beer?
     
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