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Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by UHCougar12, May 17, 2012.

  1. UHCougar12

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    I recently made a $20 trade with a noob trader mjn78. He made a mistake and had completely taped up the bubble wrap, so I had to slice it off with a knife. Not knowing there was a can as an extra a sliced it open. I mentioned to him his mistake, and he quickly packed up another box with a replacement as well as sent 2 more extras a FFF Zombie and FFF Dreadnaught. Definitely a quality trader.

    Though a noob, Just thought I would let fellow traders know of a quality trader.
     
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  2. Eriktheipaman

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    That's awesome of him! But damn you must have been slicing hard to go through a can.
     
  3. UHCougar12

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    Well, the first six had been bottles, so the amount of pressure was assumed constant.
     
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    We're you using a Ginsu Knife? Those are pretty badass...
     
  5. Snowrs

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    So he used a bit of tape and you went Lizzy Borden on the tape, and you got him to send you another 15 dollars worth of beer on a 20 dollar trade, He probably thought you were going to use the knife on him.
     
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    Taping up the bubble wrap is not a "mistake". I do it intentionally as I wrap things up as solid units to minimize chances of breaking.
     
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  7. UHCougar12

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    He had used more than a "bit". I never asked for extras, and even denied he send a replacement. Maybe the knife was implied?....
     
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    While I am still noobish, I generally tape up the bubble wrap as well....I've read the "best shipping practices" thread or whatever and always thought that was dumb rule. Just so you can reuse he bubble wrap?

    What if a bottle broke, and FedEx opened the box, and the bubble wrap that wasn't taped comes off and they just toss the bottles back inside the box (I've seen this happen on here, but don't remember the thread) and all the bottles break by the time they arrive. I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of bubble wrap (it is usually still reusable anyway)
     
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    Give me your address- I want to send you a 40 lb box of taped up bubblewrap!
     
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  10. UHCougar12

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    Interesting. This was the first time in 6 trades that I've received items taped. Maybe us 6 are in the minority.

    If a bottle breaks, bubble wrap and packing tape isn't going to contain 12-22oz of fluid that's common sense.
     
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    I think the mistake was in your unwrapping skills.
     
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    I sometimes tape shit up, but I use so much packing material that I don't think anyone would complain. My trading partners usually end up with enough packing material to re-send out 2 or 3 trades. I tend to go a little overboard, like 6 lbs of beer ends up being a 14 lb box overboard.
     
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    I use a few rubber bands now in place of tape.
     
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    For the record, using tape is absolutely normal. I don't know why anyone wouldn't use tape to secure the bubble wrap. However, there is no need to mummify beers with tape. Doing so makes getting the bubble wrap off in one good piece impossible. I typically use one two inch pice of tape to secure the bubble wrap.
     
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    I've found that shrink wrap over the bubblewrap is the best way to go. You can wrap the shrink wrap around the top of the bottle to prevent leakage, and can wrap it around the outside of the bubblewrap instead of tape. It holds the bubblewrap in place w/o sticking to it. And the bubble wrap can be re-used w/o any sticky tape binding it up or causing it to tear. They sell hand-held shrink wrap dispensers at Home Depot for around the price of a roll of duct tape...
     
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    I have bubble wrap bags and styrofoam "sleeves" available at work now. Pretty kick ass combination for wrapping bottles.
     
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    Also--while I agree w/ the OP about excessive tape being a bit of a pain, it's on the recipient if they accidentally slice open a can or drop a bottle. "Noob" or not, the sender went way beyond the call of duty in this case.
     
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    I dig your avatar. I need to upload a pic of my actual dog.

    Sorry, off topic.
     
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    If my trading partner sliced through a can I would laugh at them for being "challenged". Good lord, while I use rubber bands and shrink wrap on the bubble wrap exclusively now (I once used taped), I have gotten MANY taped up packages and I find using a bit of care it isn't that big of a deal and makes nice padding/filler for packages. I would never slice through hard enough to nick a can, hell I am careful to not cut labels even. I will classify this under "extreme fail".....
     
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    OP has 6 trades which does not qualify him as experienced in my book. Perhaps a n00b mistake on OP's part?

    However, the other guy certainly went above and beyond.
     
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    Awesome for him to resend more beer...but what kind of knife were you using?!
     
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    I thought we'd seen it all with the back-to-back bad trader threads where the OPs basically outed themselves...

    This site (and the beer trading section specifially) continues to entertain!
     
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    with all due respect OP, he didn't make a mistake.
     
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    Hmmm... I'm thinking packaging something well isn't really noob. More so the violent, impatient and anxious opener going medieval on the wrapping as if he was a 5 year old getting to open his first present on xmas.

    For the record, remind me not to trade with you. The fact you would call some one a noob for your own bone head noobiness and try to get him to send another box is BS.
     
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    Accurate. The best part is I'm sure that at least someone else to whom I've sent a box thinks I'm the master of packing because I took about a third of what you packed with a single bottle to pack a large box, and it was still incredibly well padded.
     
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    Thread delivers, thanks.
     
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    definitely an evolution of the "good trader" thread. "though [blank], he's a good trader." hah.
     
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    Im sure this thread will help mjn78 out with his future trades. Might do the opposite for you though. Pretty lame unless it went down like this-
    You- Dude youll never believe what happened. I sliced open that can you packed up so well. No big deal though, my fault. Thanks for the good trade.
    Him- No shit? That sucks. Let me send you another to replace it.
    You- No, thats crazy talk.
    Him- You sure?
    You- Yep, its cool.
    But then he sends it anyways because hes a good guy.
     
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    Try not to stab the bubble wrap off the bottles next time.
     
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    Unless this dude used black bubble wrap, how exactly did you mistake a can for a bottle?!?!
     
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    I don't use tape or shrink wrap, I find this ensures I use enough to really secure it, and to pack it in tightly enough to withstand anything.

    Thanks for printing mjn78's name, I am guessing plenty want to trade with him now, including me. You, OP? Not so much.
     
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    OP, this thread is all sorts of fail on your part. I cannot believe you said he made a "mistake" because you sliced the can on a kick ass packing job.
     
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    use rubber bands, that way the bubble wrap and the bands can be re used. Plues a ball of rubber bands costs less than $2
     
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    Better practice? Sure. A mistake to use tape? Hell no. As long as it gets there fine, who really cares?
     
  35. biglobo8971

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    no way was I saying he made a mistake, I was just informing of different methods to you know, be all conservative and stuff.
     
  36. ShanePB

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    Fair enough.
     
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    Yeah I mean I try to make it where my packaging can be reused, but my top priority is to get the beer to its destination safely even if that means sacrificing some packaging material.
     
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    Helll im a noob trader and my wife laughs at me because i take an hour to pack a box. Then put that box in another box. Not going to take any chances on my trading rep. Nope not gonna do it!
     
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    When I pull the knife out to open up a heavily taped beer, I treat that shit like I'm performing heart surgery. You never know what may lie underneath.

    While I prefer people don't tape their packages to survive a machete attack, it's still preferable to not using enough packaging. And yes, as others have pointed out, it's quite normal to tape. Definitely not a 'mistake' on his part.
     
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    This made my morning. I do use tape and usually tape the hell out of stuff, but if you feel the need to go samurai on the bubblewrap that is on you, not him.
     
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