Let Me See your Can-Cans 11The COVID continues Hints & Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by FrankenMiller, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I'm out.
     
  2. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Personal house keeping.

    I'm out on: Colts9016, bret27, itracy63, samkuhgee, basaywhat, Jackflaps, and (probably) FrankenMiller

    Still in on: Adrock314, Kmitch, adh2315, and (maybe) FrankenMiller.

    Shit, I've got the bastard cornered!
     
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  3. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,989) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Both my boxes left the usps distribution center in: WARRENDALE PA around midnight.
    Somebody may be getting a porch plop tomorrow.
    (Say what you want about usps but I literally dropped these off early Saturday morning on the west coast of California).
     
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  4. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Here's what I have to say about USPS: they do a generally great job, at an extremely fair price.

    Wanna send your Granny, on the other side of the continent, a birthday card? Card gonna cost ya $5. Postage?, what a whole 60 pennies these days?

    Ya wanna send some stranger from the internet a box of bottles of beer, the same distance, and have it get there in 2-4 days? That'll be 22 whole dollas!

    If one of those bottles should leak or break? They'll still get it to your granny.
     
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  5. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (948) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Hmmm pretty sure those boxes from @bret27 are headed my way
     
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  6. samkuhgee

    samkuhgee Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2017 Illinois
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    Hint 1: I am not shipping east
    Hint 2: My target has logged more trades on BA than I have
    Hint 3: My target lives nearer to their state capital than I do (I live in Chicago)
     
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  7. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,989) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Right state, but wrong person.
     
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  8. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (948) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Oof, swing & a miss
     
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  9. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (948) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    2 packages dropped off and shipping out today

    Hint #1: my box is westward bound
    Hint #2: my box is headed to a Blue state based on election results
    Hint #3: my box will cross the Mississippi River
    Hint #4: my box(es) will be going west beyond Yellowstone Park
    Hint #5: my boxes are en route to a coastal town
     
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  10. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Depending on definition of "coastal", I could still be alive here.
     
  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Hint #1 - I am, as usual, shipping East and South.
    #2 - The average November low temperature in my targets town is lower than in mine.
    #3 - My targets state touches a large body of water.
    #4 - According to Bing maps, if going by road, my box would pass through at least 5, but less than 11 states to get to my target.
    #5 - If your state is not in the top 41 states by area, you are not my target.
    #6 - The highest elevation in my targets town is about 100 feet higher than Sehome Hill in my city.
    #7 - NASCAR has held races of its most prominent series in my targets state.
    #8 - Several Notable People are from my targets city.
    #9 - Someone named Pierce plays a role in my targets life.
    #10 - The body of water mentioned in #3 is not salt water.
     
  12. jackflaps

    jackflaps Initiate (120) Jul 26, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    I can confirm that they are not. Thanks, @bret27! Looking forward to getting into these. Picture goes up when all the packages are here...
     
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  13. jackflaps

    jackflaps Initiate (120) Jul 26, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Hint #1: Shipping west
    Hint #2: Crossing time zones
    Hint #3: Once the box is done going west, it will go north
    Hint #4: My target lives in the footprint of the Big Sky Conference
    Hint #5: My target's state is in the top five by percentage of land owned by federal agencies
     
  14. basaywhat

    basaywhat Poo-Bah (2,054) May 20, 2013 Illinois
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    I have read through all the hints and I still have no clue as to who is porch bombing me. Ugh!
     
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  15. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,989) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Your bomb will hit my porch in the next few hours. Will post when I get it!
     
  16. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,989) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Great! There are 2 boxes. Hopefully the other one will get there tomorrow.
     
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  17. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    At least some of my hints (maybe even all of them) apply to you.

    Possibly.
     
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  18. samkuhgee

    samkuhgee Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2017 Illinois
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    Hint 1: I am not shipping east
    Hint 2: My target has logged more trades on BA than I have
    Hint 3: My target lives nearer to their state capital than I do (I live in Chicago)
    Hint 4: My target has more vowels in their first name than I do
    Bonus haul hint: My target will be receiving two pairs of year round beers and their respective one-off variants
     
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  19. basaywhat

    basaywhat Poo-Bah (2,054) May 20, 2013 Illinois
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    Which is true. So are you saying your shipping to me? But, I don't get the Pierce clue
     
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  20. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    [​IMG]
     
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  21. basaywhat

    basaywhat Poo-Bah (2,054) May 20, 2013 Illinois
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    Haha!
     
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  22. itracy63

    itracy63 Disciple (375) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    Well, I am now 99.9% certain I’m getting a box from @samkuhgee
     
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  23. samkuhgee

    samkuhgee Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2017 Illinois
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    Ah damn, I didn't think that last one would give it away so quick. Well, I hope you're ready for some hops and stouts!
     
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  24. itracy63

    itracy63 Disciple (375) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    Bring it on!
     
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  25. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Your "trade" hint ruled me out, but otherwise it coulda been me.
     
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  26. samkuhgee

    samkuhgee Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2017 Illinois
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    One of these days...
     
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  27. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,989) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Got my box from @basaywhat today. Massive porch damage.
    [​IMG]
    it was a great haul that definitely pushed 18+#. Glad to have tried a bif.
    [​IMG]
    :beers:
     
  28. FrankenMiller

    FrankenMiller Aspirant (218) Mar 5, 2014 Florida
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    Must think harder...
     
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  29. FrankenMiller

    FrankenMiller Aspirant (218) Mar 5, 2014 Florida
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    Hint--- My target lives in a state that has at least 1 team ranked in this weeks AP College Football Poll.
     
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  30. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    And better!
     
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  31. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I'm out!
     
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  32. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (948) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Hint #1: my box is westward bound
    Hint #2: my box is headed to a Blue state based on election results
    Hint #3: my box will cross the Mississippi River
    Hint #4: my box(es) will be going west beyond Yellowstone Park
    Hint #5: my boxes are en route to a coastal town
    Hint #6: because of carrier restrictions, my boxes will be arriving at 2 different addresses
     
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  33. itracy63

    itracy63 Disciple (375) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    I haven’t shipped beer in a long time, do you still have to lie to use USPS? I know UPS will ship alcohol, but are they still more expensive than the postal service?
     
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  34. samkuhgee

    samkuhgee Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2017 Illinois
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    To the best of my knowledge you have to lie to everyone. Can't speak to cost, but I always use UPS because if I am somehow found out, it's at worst a violation of their terms of service, as opposed to an actual crime if you go through USPS (although I've also heard plenty of stories of usps delivering packages with broken bottles that reek of beer)
     
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  35. jackflaps

    jackflaps Initiate (120) Jul 26, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    The whole family portrait. Between this and what I got for sending out, I'm good for however long a COVID lockdown Pennsylvania can throw at me.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks again, @bret27! The coozie was a much more economical choice for swag, space-wise.
     
  36. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    My town's main PO has a self-serve kiosk. I pack up the beer, go in about 8pm, push no when the machine asks if there's explosives and such, print the label, and out I go. I believe you can also print labels at home, and the Flat Rate boxes are free.

    I sent a box Fedex ground back in the spring to Delaware. from Bellingham, it was $125. I could have shipped more beer, for less money, and got it there faster by using multiple USPS boxes. So, that's what I did in the most recent NBS BIF. Sent my target 5 boxes total, less than $90 total.
     
  37. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Still alive here........
     
  38. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,803) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    The City of Subdued Excitement is, technically, on the coast of the Salish Sea:

    [​IMG]

    Gonna do me a heckin' gamble here. I'm calling you out! Are you my sender?
     
  39. itracy63

    itracy63 Disciple (375) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    The USPS kiosk is what I used to do, just wondered if anything had changed, apparently I will continue to use it.
     
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  40. jackflaps

    jackflaps Initiate (120) Jul 26, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Hint #1: Shipping west
    Hint #2: Crossing time zones
    Hint #3: Once the box is done going west, it will go north
    Hint #4: My target lives in the footprint of the Big Sky Conference
    Hint #5: My target's state is in the top five by percentage of land owned by federal agencies
    Hint #6: If Uncle Rico gets a hold of this box he'll throw it right over them mountains
     
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