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Trading "Pet Peeves"

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by jp7161, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. mobius387

    mobius387 Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    like i eluded to before, i dont need your approval before i post something on BA. i dont care if you dont think it was funny. to be honest, i was more going for something just silly and therapeutic.

    but thanks for proving my point. BA's just cant help themselves sometimes from being regular snobs :rolleyes:
  2. mobius387

    mobius387 Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    lol, right. cause i was complaining about my post being taken down? and you are acting like a snob. i wont bother explaining it to you because as my attendings say "if i just tell you, you wont learn."

    not many plates for me. i weigh about 160.

    but unfortunately, i have nothing to add to the OP. so ill be done here.
  3. robinsmv

    robinsmv Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    See, i always knew that if you ask the right question you will get an answer or at least find out who to get an answer from. So can I have those two minutes back?
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  4. mobius387

    mobius387 Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    lol, sure. lets set up a trade and ill include it as an extra ;)
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  5. robinsmv

    robinsmv Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    Sounds good, I'll send you an m, you send me a Dave and a few vitamin c pills to keep me just a tad bit healthier
  6. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    don't worry about the approval, just refrain from posting joke threads altogether. then you don't have to deal with people accurately calling them unfunny, and whatever burst of frustration / other emotions that brings about inside of you.

    edit: p.s. re: snobbery, i've been crusading against BA "humor" for years now--long before it was cool.
  7. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

  8. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

  9. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    I started doing that once it was cool, i pretty much follow the coolness tides in and out.
  10. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    i was following the coolness tides in and out before it was cool.
  11. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind May 8, 2012 California

    That was the second one that was posted in Beer Talk. The first one was here in Beer Trading. Too bad it got deleted, we had fun with that thread and it was pretty entertaining.
  12. pepsican

    pepsican Nov 5, 2007 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Minus the obvious things like a trader not sending off his end, I'd have to say stale beer.
  13. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I'd like to trade with him...just so I can wrap the BA DL in bubble wrap and then layers of tape.
  14. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    I've apparently stepped on enough toes here, so I won't comment on the above any further. But just for the record here, FBS hung around at the largest, most popular shop in Raleigh/Durham -- Sam's Quik Shop -- until at least March. I first noticed it was actually gone in May.
  15. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

  16. JulianB

    JulianB Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

  17. youradhere

    youradhere Feb 29, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Looks like the arbitrary beer valuation system that grew within the site has finally met its match in "no reply trade forum" policy. I like it. I like watching the adjustment from the addiction of capitalist-beer to simply enjoying beer, rather than worship it for its artificial value. The vocal minority with the most to lose no doubt decries the forum fallout as the end times and heresy, yet they too will disappear along with the value of a beer outside of what you paid for it. The world you created on a website dedicated to beer has changed, and no one cares that it did except for you.
  18. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    it would be nice if things were that simple so you could be as right as you feel. however, some people care that people throw up "ISO: X, FT: Y, [include some false information to trick partner into accepting]" and are more likely to get it done. you may not care, but this doesn't mean that the people in question are "just upset that their beer value is going down."

    i reiterate that i like no reply, though i can see its drawbacks (as craft beer gets more popular, more predatory traders will enter the community... whether you agree that "someone got ripped off" or not, people going into trading with a predatory mentality is a bad thing for everyone, whether you believe in objective trade value or not [i don't]).
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  19. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    I truly wonder if many of these examples are a result of ignorance or straight up predation. By no means do I know bottle counts and other "trade value criteria" for many beers, but come on...
  20. Archemedies

    Archemedies Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    My favorite is when someone sends you and offer, and you accept and you never hear from them again...
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  21. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    You haven't seen his cellar....

    Have you seen it?
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  22. ChiTownPackFan

    ChiTownPackFan Jul 6, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Actually bought a four pack in June in Wisconsin myself.
  23. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Or just know that you should be able to trade awesome Indiana locals for FBS well into the new year!
  24. ChanChan

    ChanChan Dec 12, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Wow!!! You should have gone for it man!!! You should have thrown some Cantillon as an extra!! You missed out ;)
  25. pittsburghkid66

    pittsburghkid66 Dec 24, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I swear to all the people that don't know this guy, he is a prince. I just met up with him for an ip last week and the guy is gold. Don't let his alter ego fool you. Like Marshall Mathers became slim shady when he was rapping, same thing happens to Mongo when it involves beer trading.
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  26. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Trying to justify $4$ by stating shipping costs
  27. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    "my bottle of X wasn't actually 15 bucks because I paid 6 dollars extra for shipping. It's value is now 21 bucks"
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  28. jp7161

    jp7161 Dec 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Do people really do this?
  29. JulianB

    JulianB Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    Maybe it's just me, but it seems like 90% of the problems in this thread stem from people who are trading beer like sports cards rather than to enjoy beer.
  30. standardcherry

    standardcherry Jan 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    I agree with this. I don't mind trading rare stuff for "lesser" beers as long as they are good. You do have to consider how hard some beers are to get though, sometimes offers get out of hand. When I posted an ISOFT I had an offer of a combo of Surly 4pks for my vanilla DL o_O..
  31. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

  32. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Haha I remember that thread!

    Oh yea people do this. I've lost count with how many times I've had to tell people that no one counts shipping.
  33. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    It's a new thread!

    Wait, so I can't count time, gas, shipping, and packing materials when I quote my end of $4$????
  34. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Oh, I judging by the text in the link I thought it was an old thread that got shat on hard

    Next time I go to China for work I should grab a bottle of that PBR reserve they have over there. $4$ would be insane. $40 US for the bottle, plus transit from 12 time zones.

    Wale hunting time!
  35. Photekut

    Photekut Mar 31, 2006 Tennessee

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  36. robinsmv

    robinsmv Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    You might be onto something, I bet a hipster would give his right nut and his fixie for that, just to be ironic ofcourse
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  37. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Just did same
  38. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
    Beer Trader

    I love BAs who refer you to their 'gots' and follow it up with "I haven't updated it in (insert time frame here)." My other favorite BAs are the ones that refer you to their 'gots' for trading purposes, then after you choose a few beers from said list, the reply is 'oh but that's not for trade.'

    That's where I move on. Don't waste my time because I'm not interested in wasting yours.
  39. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    All these links really aren't much use for this conversation.

    Beer Trading Help threads last about as long as a queef in the wind around these parts.
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