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Looking for people who can vouch for TJ008

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by PetieP, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. PetieP

    PetieP Apr 27, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Hope this is the right forum for this. Ive never requested info like this, but saw similar posts here, so i thought i'd put out a feeler.

    I'm a relatively new trader, and just put together a trade with TJ008. No red flags, but he has no list of trade partners on his profile. I thought I'd do my due diligence and get some homework done. Anyone have any experience with this guy? He seems to be on the level, just wanted to cover my bases, and get into a habit of vetting trading partners. Ive seen recent posts of new traders being taken advantage of, just want to try to avoid that. Thanks to anyone that can help.
     
  2. innuendobrewskiman63

    innuendobrewskiman63 Apr 1, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Your best bet might be to just ask him for trade references and follow up with them rather than hope they see this.
     
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  3. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    I see you already have a few references, but you said it yourself you're relatively new to trading. New traders shouldn't start trading with other new traders. If he can't produce any references and you're dead set on completing this trade with him then make him ship first. Plain and simple.
     
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  4. claaark13

    claaark13 Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I've long believed this myself. However, I think we're nearing/at the point where the new traders (<1yr trading) outnumber the old traders (+1yr trading). 2012 blew up the trading community population.
     
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  5. PetieP

    PetieP Apr 27, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Good info. Thanks very much, guys!
     
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