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Obnoxious lowball offers

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by TurdFurgison, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison May 29, 2005 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    It is with sadness and not anger that I apply fingers to keyboard. In the past week I've received 3 unsolicited trade offers so staggering in their lack of balance that I'm left nearly speechless.

    As an example, I was offered a can of Heady Topper for a Coffee BCBS. To be fair he mentioned having 2 Zombie Dusts too. Those 3 beers are much less than half the value of what I typically toss in as EXTRAs.

    If this is the new normal I'm done.
  2. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Read every post by themind he offered supplication for T-25. Well just anything from him it is comedy gold.
  3. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Turd - It's not the way it used to be , Trying to "win" trades in the new thing ..
    I'm sticking with my core group of previous traders and not venturing into those waters anymore ..
    Heady is good but come on man, one can ? ,
    that's not even $4$ ..Shits crazy !
  4. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    So, did you trade the BCBCS for the can of Heady?
  5. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison May 29, 2005 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Well, YES but that's not the point!
  6. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Just going to say, I didn't much care for either, but that is pretty shitty. It was probably a re-trade HT, too.
  7. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Everyone loves themind
    Archemedies, Romulux, JulianB and 3 others like this.
  8. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Themind would have sent you an aged Pliny as he sys it is great at six months
    Archemedies and beercules101 like this.
  9. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I knew that name sounded familiar. That dood BM'd one day telling me to Google something for something. I wasn't sure what he was getting at. Stand up guy.
    pschul4, lucas1801 and Gosox8787 like this.
  10. Levitation

    Levitation Aug 7, 2009 California

    i often wonder if he forgot to add a "less" to his username when he signed up.
  11. jp7161

    jp7161 Dec 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I had someone offer a Westy for my Partridge and he said that it was a fair trade.
  12. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    Ok, I'll up it to 2 Westy's.
    lurchingbeast and jp7161 like this.
  13. jp7161

    jp7161 Dec 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Way more fair.
  14. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Agree to said trade and send an envelope with a small, slighty open ziploc full of baking soda with note readying "love always, Abdul" inside.
    corbenlee likes this.
  15. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Eh, sometimes people don't really know trade values and other times people are new and ignorant; it's not always some dude trying to get one over on you. Anyway, it's pretty easy to say "no thanks" and leave it at that.
    JxExM, brewbetter, cmannes and 3 others like this.
  16. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Heady Topper is the new M. It can get you whatever you want.
    biglobo8971 likes this.
  17. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Seriously though, people need to stop trading single bottles or cans if they come in four or six packs. That is some shit.
  18. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I thought 3000 was the new M...god this site is so confusing.
    ABisonEgo, pschul4, gpawned and 3 others like this.
  19. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Offers like that are helpful, it tells you who never to trade with and who to ignore on this site.
    tut2528, cavedave, atone315 and 6 others like this.
  20. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Have you had Supplication, aged 15 months in Pinot Noir barrels, yumm!
  21. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    But his Pliny was NJ Pliny. Not regular Pliny. And his Supplication was aged in Pinot Noir barrels
    huadog, dman5400 and lucas1801 like this.
  22. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I'm actually considering trading with him. 6 month old Pliny doesn't sound that bad, I just hope I have "rare" enough beer too grace him with.
  23. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison May 29, 2005 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I think that this is exactly what happened. But it still pinches my taint.

    The clueless are on the verge of outnumbering the clued. And once they tip the scales we'll have a hard time identifying the real evildoers.
  24. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Racer 5?
  25. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I can't even find that. :(
    lucas1801 likes this.
  26. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    This. So much this.
  27. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Of course it's a fair trade, you would be winning actually. Westy is rated better. #2012traderlogic
    huadog likes this.
  28. heatwaves

    heatwaves Oct 17, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Plus Westy's glass is of higher quality. And I won't even get into the huge discrepancy of bottle caps.
  29. Levitation

    Levitation Aug 7, 2009 California

    just give up on trading... you know you want to... take a bite of this sweet, sweet apple...
  30. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    And report straight to prison
  31. DaveHack

    DaveHack Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Imagine the trade value of Head(y) in prison!
  32. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I would if I didn't so often find myself reading it for the lulz. Lots of good stuff in there. I even heard the Fantome of the Opera has returned.
  33. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    i think im going to start typing out the entire label for all future trade threads

    "Brewed with basil, oregano, tomato and garlic. Beer so good it deserves a wine glass!"
    biglobo8971, jgluck, Duff27 and 2 others like this.
  34. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Welcome to planet earth. Not sure where you were livin before but here its money fo nuthing and chicks fo free!
  35. mcintire78

    mcintire78 Dec 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    What's sad is that he probably got something good (or something he considered good) off some other new trader for a single can and so now he thinks he's got the keys to the kingdom. Let's up the output already, Alchemist! STOP THE HEADY MADNESS.
  36. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Jan 8, 2009 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I think I have traded with one new person over the past six months. Granted I have stopped trading quite a bit compared to a year ago. However, almost every box I do send out goes to past traders. Every time I would put up an ISO, I would get completely lopsided offers (not all the time mind you) or if I answered a FT, they would then do the ole' "well I had a few offers for what I originally asked for, will you sweeten the pot?" (that happened no less than three times when I was looking for Juicy).

    I've quickly learned to let the new hyped releases go (i.e. BA Abraxus, 1515, Cherry Rye, etc.) because it is too hard trying to keep up with the flavor of the month, especially when so many new people into beer hold them for a ransom. I know I'll eventually be able to try them most likely through tastings, so I'm not too worried.

    Cliff Notes: A lot of new traders suck and are trying to "win" at trading.
  37. crushedvol

    crushedvol Jan 29, 2008 Illinois

    I doubt it's a rash of new people trying to win trades, but more a result of a small community becoming a large community. For starters people are more willing to help and overlook faults of there neighbors (read small community) than strangers (read large community).

    Also the more people you have the more unintelligent people you have. The unfortunate thing is that's it's not an issue that can be solved. whining about hit won't help (in fact would likely have the opposite affect, as people worried about bad traders are less likely to be genrerous themselves) and dumb people are completely unaware of the fact they are dumb (makes me wonder about myself)

    Cliff notes:
    Can't be fixed, so instead of getting mad about it...have a beer.
  38. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    If it is a small community becoming a large community, at what point am I, and any other good noob trader, accepted into the small community? Do I need a set # of trades before some people don't immediately assume I'm trying to win trades? Or a set period of time on the site? I know there's alot of people that try winning trades, and I'm sure it's worse than before (its always worse than before, even if it really isn't), but for the noob traders that aren't trying to win, that let the hard to find beer they grab go $4$ for something they really want to try and try to hook up their box with good locals as extras, how do we get into the "small" community so we're not lumped in with the noobs that wanna win trades by all the older members
    JulianB likes this.
  39. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    That would be a nice addition to the site. The ability to block people so you cannot view their posts.

    I already have a list started.
  40. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    That's already on the site isn't it?
    cmmcdonn likes this.
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