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Traders remorse...

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Cenosillicaphobe, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I'm not regretting my first trade, per se, and I'm really looking forward to tasting the beers I have coming, but I lament the loss of one of the beers I sent. That being said, I wouldn't change a thing, if that makes any sense. I'm assuming others have lamented departed brews...mine was a 2012 KtG...what were yours?
     
  2. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Never, every beer I ever sent out has gone to a great home! They were always exchanged for great stuff from awesome BAs. Never look back bro.
     
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  3. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Yeah...like I know my Kate will be appreciated...but I miss her...not all broken up over it though...I mean Christ...I'm getting Westies...and some great imperial stouts that I otherwise may never have tasted...I don't regret the trade...just miss that bottle lol.
     
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  4. gklover1

    gklover1 Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Be ready for all folks coming in arguing the have NEVER been remorseful.

    I call BULLSPIT!!

    Anyway, once did a trade of KH for Citra. (That was before I really understood the value of cellaring vs DRINK IT NOW!)

    Obviously, like yourself, I am glad I hooked a good BA up. But it even burns me still when I see him post in random threads about how little he gave up to get KH. I knew I was being generous, and I got to try a top 20 beer that I was interested in...

    Still, I miss her. )-:
     
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  5. beenitty

    beenitty Nov 27, 2010 New Jersey

    If you believe in beer karma, don't regret what is lost just expect it will be replaced and rewarded with (insert new whale here) in due time.
     
  6. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    I haven't lamented any beers that I have sent away. I have kept contact and communication with all of my trading partners after the trade has been completed except for one. I get where you are coming from, but in the end its nice to think that you shared a beer with someone that they have enjoyed and would not have otherwise gotten. In the end trading is about being happy about what you sent and received.
     
  7. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I like that outlook...I think I'll go with it. :)
     
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  8. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    Traded for KtG '09 (infected), '10, and '11. Man I gave up a lot of good beer. I should have tried one before trading for the vert. Bad decision. At least I learned to try a beer before trading for a bunch of them based on hype.
     
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  9. harrymel

    harrymel Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    Only regrets are trading away beer I'd not yet tried - dumb move. Turned out I loved the beer I sent away and wouldn't have done so otherwise.
     
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  10. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I regret trading for Leon. But on the other hand I got to meet a great dude that I'm sure will enjoy a BA Speedway!
     
  11. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind May 8, 2012 California

    I'll give you 4 of mine (at the next release) if you're up for the same trade again. ;)

    For you to hook him up with a KH, for a $7.50 1200 bottle+ kegs bi annually released DIPA, and then him brag about how little he gave up for it...sounds like a delta bravo to me.
     
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  12. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    I've had many trades where I didn't like the beer I traded for as much as the beer I gave away. But, I definitely wouldn't say I regret them at all. The fun of the trade, the extras, the experience of trying the new beer, sharing my beer with others... that's all worth something way beyond the taste of the bottle I drank.
     
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  13. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I'm the one receiving the bottle and I have to say we worked out a trade pretty easy. I can say that I sympathize because you don't know what you're getting and you know what you're giving up. To give the OP a little ease of mind, I'm sharing the bottle with other BAs in Colorado and I'm not hoarding it or using it fro trade bait.
     
  14. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Remorse isn't really the right word...it's like that feeling you get after you buy a car or something big...like holy crap I just spent how much? But then you dig the car and it's all good. Glad I could spread the love...and super stoked to get the opportunity to taste things that I otherwise may not have...this trading thing is pretty cool.
     
  15. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Trading beer never tried is not a move Harry would make! Say it isn't so.
     
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  16. UNCCTDawg

    UNCCTDawg Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Like many of the previous posts have already mentioned, the only "remorse" I could say that I have is that I sent away beer that I liked more than what I ended up receiving after I tried it. BUT, with that being said, aren't we all here because we're interested in trying brews from different breweries and seeing what we do and don't like? I've found over the last few years that I can focus on the brews that I like and leave the ones alone that are highly rated, but aren't necessarily my type. If it takes a few trades that don't really benefit my tastes to accomplish that.... It's all good at the end of the day.
     
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  17. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    no regrets ever. it's just beer, I love to send kick ass boxes and get kick ass boxes in return.
     
  18. raffy313

    raffy313 Dec 15, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    The only time I've ever regretted trading a particularly "special" beer, was when I found out that that particular trader was using that beer(Westy 12) as bait for another trade. Generally I don't really care what you do with the beers I send you... but the special ones... the ones that I send just so my trading partner can try it for the "first time ever", and then use to try and land something else... that burns me a little.

    I got self beer in return for that Westy and accepted the trade just so he could taste one of the(if not "the") best beers in the world.
     
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  19. ales4baldo

    ales4baldo Jul 8, 2011 California

    I never trade what i traded for, thats why i bought Beats, duh!
     
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  20. whiskey

    whiskey Feb 25, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    That made me chuckle, but in a "that sucks bro" kinda way.
     
  21. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Only had two so far. I traded a Beatification 003 for a 2005 Cantillon gueuze without asking what size bottle. Of course a 375ml showed up which was pretty disappointing but it was my own fault for not clarifying first.

    :(

    Also traded several 2006 Abyss back in 2007 for Founder's breakfast stout (not kbs).

    :(
     
  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    I traded a Churchill's Finest Hour for a Double Barrel Aged Zhukov. After tasting what I got, I wish I had my CFH back.
     
  23. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    :(
     
  24. Itoclown

    Itoclown Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I regret tradin away Bourboun County Rare too early. And not buying another bottle. Don't regret anything else. I had two bottles of CBS I traded but I figure I live a mile from Founders. Ill have it again.
     
  25. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Nov 8, 2012 Namibia


    You guys should post the details of the trade, otherwise how are we supposed to know who won?!
     
  26. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    I once traded some miller high life for a few loons. I think got the short end of the stick.
     
  27. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    All I care about is winning tradez.
     
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  28. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    We're both getting to try new beers that we might otherwise not have been able to try...I'd say we're both winning.
     
  29. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Never had a regret with any of my own personal trades that I have set up but I have seriously been disappointed with past BIF's that I have been a part of. I think it falls on the creator to communicate well with everyone and keep in touch as it continues and not just the beginning and end.
     
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  30. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    I have only regretted one trade and that was with a douc..., errr, fellow named mikesgroove, who had to be hounded for a month to make good on his end, and his end was a time sensitive beer, and I wound up wishing I still had the beer I sent (esp. now as it hasn't been released again) but at least I didn't get stiffed like some folks.
     
  31. BigGene

    BigGene Oct 30, 2010 Florida

    I never had remorse for trading something away, I don't trade away anything I have not tried. If I cant get 2 then I just drink the one I have. I am a one and done kinda guy anyway. If I have tasted it I can trade it!
     
  32. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    If it's any consolation, you got the better beer IMO. I once traded a BA Speedway for a Consecration... but I knew exactly what I was doing. After all, it is only beer and sometimes(most of the time?) the more common shelf beer is better than the rare beer people like to have in their closet(cellar)...
     
  33. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Back in 2010, I acquired quite a few BCBVSs. To the point that I was trading them very freely and actually giving some away. I wish I had a few of those back.
     
  34. chpueblo22

    chpueblo22 Oct 4, 2007 Michigan

    Could be worse...I traded away all 12 bottles of CBS I had by the same logic. Blurg.
     
  35. Itoclown

    Itoclown Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Haha u ass!
     
  36. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Beer the new baseball card ;). Seriously though, if I ever get fortunate to find a rare beer in my area, I will definitely buy some for myself before I even consider trading them.
     
  37. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I have the opposite feeling. I love that others have been able to try CBS, Rare, other Bourbon County variants, BA Dark Lords, Upland Lambics, etc. sharing the wealth is what trading is all about!
     
  38. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Thats a true beer advocate talking right there! More people need to have this attitude about trading! aasher has got the right idea!
     
  39. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    I wouldn't say 'remorse' but more of a 'hindsight is 20/20' type situation. I traded a Hunahpu for a Dark Lord and completed a 3-year DL vertical. I very glad I got to try the Dark Lords, but in hindsight would rather have my Hunahpu all day. However, if I had never made the trade, I would still want to try it and wouldn't have the hindsight...so it is what it is. Still glad I did it.
     
  40. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I regret trading some beers whose value tripled shortly after I traded them :confused:

    Though to be clear, I am not at all unhappy with the trade that I made, just wish I had waited a few more weeks :p
     
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