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Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by jp7161, Aug 31, 2012.
old ipa's as extras, worhless.
Trader's with too many pet peeves
I think BA fixed that for you.
I think I love you in a total heterosexual way.
Tape (of any kind) on bubble wrap. Myself and others have posted about this ad nauseum but I guess not enough because the problem persists. There is no need for tape on bubble wrap. PERIOD. Use rubber bands.
Definitely tape on bubble wrap.
I've got this one twice recently...
My post~~ ISO: Baller Sout &/or Better Half FT: Evil Twin Biscotti &/or Lil' B
The response I get is this:
"I see that on your Gots list you have a GI King Henry & CBS. I'd do Baller Stout or Better Half for the King Henry & CBS. Let me know."
Come on man... if it's not on the ISO:FT post, don't bother
I don't know about this, scotch tape comes off very easily. Now packing tape is another story. Do the rubber bands pop the bubbles at all? Popped bubble wrap is not a good thing.
Me-"Looking for BCBS and varients, have X trade. Will go above $4$ within reason"
Prospective Trader: "Darkness, Boris Royal and 3 KBS for a BCBCS?"
Recipients who don't let you know as soon as they possibly can that your box arrived with contents intact.
Shitty communication has to be my #1 pet peeve as far as trading goes. I can't stand when it takes people multiple days, or even a week to get back to you confirming the trade, or replying in general.
in case the overall gist of this slipped by, i want to point out that if someone doesn't get back to you but has edited in "this is closed, barraged with messages, sorry if i don't get back to you," i can't see any reason to be annoyed with them, much less call them out publicly. sure, "it only takes a minute to reply," but it also only takes a second to press refresh.
People who have been on here for less than a year that I have never heard of calling out excellent traders by name for reasons completely unworthy of a call out. Yeah that really annoys me.
You think it's easy on the lemurs? Have a heart, man.
How could have I forgotten this!
I had to use a box cutter and 8 throwing stars to get to the beers you sent me. Insert emoticon of laughing face here. I tape the crap out of everything and am quite grumpy as well. FYI to future trade partners - Pack however the hell you want to get my beers to me without breaking.
ISO: PtY <-------- Those guys.
I pack crazy - lots of tape. Since *I* am the one on the hook for maybe $100 worth of beer - if you want to bitch about me taping the shit out of bubble wrap - put me on ignore and don't trade with me again. I pack shit to make it. You can lecture me about rubber bands, whatever - eat me. =) My goal is for the trade to succeed. Be a princess and cut the tape, thanks.
My kind of trader. Oh wah, I had to cut tape. I lost 20 seconds of my life.
Haha, to all of you tape vs. rubber bands folks, it takes too long to take the rubber bands off also!
Do like I do and artfully use enough bubble wrap so tape and rubber bands both are unnecessary. If you can wrap without needing either of those things, you are sure that you have enough protection.
I feel you, but I just can't bring myself to make 8-12 bubblewrap swans or rhinoceri...when a couple layers with a conservative amount of tape will do the job in half the time. Even belgiuminabox and etre use tape...
This hobby is already going to cost you, so why not just use shipper boxes? Less tape, little to zero bubble wrap, and easily reusable.
If everyone kept and reused shippers, one day the trading market would be saturated with them. No one would have to buy boxes and bubble wrap again.
Like a where'sgeorge type of shipping tracker......I like it.
Even if they never make it back around, it makes more sense to me to spend 2-3 extra dollars and not have to spend the time wrapping bottles and ultimately feel like the bottles are safer in transit.
Haha, sounds like you should be the one to do it.
Great idea. Had to swoop in and take the reins on this one, hope you don't mind. I just hope people get the joke and I don't have to spend the next few days cleaning out a shit load of BMs! Watch the thread for the results: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/iso-the-best-beer-in-your-collection.37149/
I saw that thread and laughed. Should have known that Mongo started all these shenanigans.
Like The Boss. Cya after time out.
You know, at first I was thinking maybe this was an exaggeration. Then I checked the ISO:FT Forum and the 2nd thread I saw was one looking for PiaPT and other beers from the Bruery Christmas series for west coast growlers and shelf beers.
That Mimosa ISO might be the impetus the bros need to turn comments back on.
Solution to all these issues.......just have one or two regular trading partners and then you won't have to worry about any of this shit.
I don't care if someone is trying to sell the million dollar banana (all you gotta do is sell one!) on FT:ISO. If you get over on some poor newb schmuck, congratulations, your brand new box of shit karma will be waiting under the tree for you.
What peeves me about the current format is someone can make a 'mistake' - like claiming their FT was never bottled when in fact it was - and not get called out for it.
LOL, I'm here. Not sure why it was zapped, maybe "not specific enough" or it was pre-emptive to avoid a shit storm of flaming. I don't know but I had a good laugh. Glad you guys enjoyed it.
Here's a link to calm your rage even more.
Old IPA's as extras for sure. I traded with a guy about a year and a half ago for a Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. He was local to FB and told me he had easy access to this beer. Yet, he still requested way, way over $4$ (most of which i declined since some of it was so ridiculous). I finlly agreed since I was dying to try this beer. People also jumped all over the thread encouraging me to "hook him up" because he was such a good trader. I sent him a loaded box, and included a nice Great Lakes Oktoberfest t-shirt since his profile said he liked t-shirts as extras. Dude sent me the MBCP and a single Jai Alai that was at least 8 months old as an extra. Total malt bomb. While I understand and agree with the whole "extras are extras" idea, this guy kind of pissed me off.
*Old IPAs as extras
*Someone sending you a crappy extra that they don't even get in their market
*Sending a nice box, and extras and then having to follow up with someone 2-3 days after it was delivered to make sure they received it
*Any type of poor communication
Well, it should be incumbent upon the person who engages the OP to know about the beer they are trading for. If you lie about how you got your growler filled, then that could be bad. But a trader shouldn't just take an OP's word as gospel. OP would be a jerk regardless, but the trader does bear responsibility for their own course of conduct, too.
100% agree. It is annoying to see the ISO: rare beer FT: list of beers I can buy of the shelf year around.
This means either the trader is completely ignorant of what they are trading for, or they are just phishing for a sap. Post 1000 times FT: 2 hearted ISO: Rare, you might just land one.
Maybe if it was a growler of 2 Hearted... or even better a twice traded growler of 2 Hearted...
This. A well packed box should be tight enough as is without the need for tape or rubber bands around the bubble wrap. If your bottles are moving around enough that you're worried about the bubble wrap sliding off, you have bigger issues...