New to Trading

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by IPAStammer, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. IPAStammer

    IPAStammer Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2010 California

    Been a member for awhile but just thinking about getting into this trading non-sense. Any tips? Also trying to post a couple comments so i can start posting in ISO:FT, as I am heading to Russian River in 2 weeks. Thanks for any advice! Cheers
     
  2. chrisbokmuller

    chrisbokmuller Aspirant (234) Sep 11, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Filling out your wants/gots is somewhat helpful, even if its not exact.
     
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  3. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,573) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    prepare for your wallet to die
     
  4. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    Set up an account with UPS/Fed Ex. It'll save you a little money and you can prit your labels at home.
     
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  5. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

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  6. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    Don't go chasing waterfalls.
     
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  7. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    Trade with as many people who have created accounts within the past 2-3 weeks as you can. It adds a sense of excitement to trading you can't get any other way.
     
  8. drperry11

    drperry11 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 South Carolina

    Don't take usernames into account before trading ^^^
     
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  9. codysjb

    codysjb Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Upload a pic as your avitar. Maybe this is dumb, but having a pic seems to lend some legitimacy (if simply by showing that you put in the effort to work on your profile in the slightest way). It also lets people remember you since you will remember the same picture when you see in on threads but will likely forget a username unless its a trading partner.
     
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  10. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    I have only been a member here for about 4 or so months and have done close to 10 trades now and although I was nervous at first about will I even get anything back and will it all make it to the person successfully, i have come to realize that there most of the BAs here are good peeps and are trustworthy. But as always, if it looks and sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  11. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    Is it creepy if I say "Mmmmm..."
     
  12. jebsinger

    jebsinger Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    I wouldnt say so... in my head i mmmmm'ed as well.
     
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  13. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    Thanks for the support!
     
  14. Azrael

    Azrael Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013

  15. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Seems like a lot of folks suggest starting off with some local for local trades.
     
  16. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    No shit, who would trust someone named Good_Trader?
     
  17. drperry11

    drperry11 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 South Carolina

    i trusted bad trader and he put da team on his back with extras.
     
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