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Trading "Pet Peeves"

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

  1. 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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  2. 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...
  3. 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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  4. domtronzero

    domtronzero Aug 18, 2007 California

    *cough, cough* chussain *cough, cough*
  5. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    You haven't seen his cellar....

    Have you seen it?
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  6. ChiTownPackFan

    ChiTownPackFan Jul 6, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Actually bought a four pack in June in Wisconsin myself.
  7. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Guess I need to move to either NC or Wisconsin then as wasn't the case around these parts at all.
  8. 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!
  9. 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 ;)
  10. 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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  11. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Trying to justify $4$ by stating shipping costs
  12. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Wait, what? Can you clarify that? Curious.
  13. 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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  14. jp7161

    jp7161 Dec 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Do people really do this?
  15. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Yeah that is BS unless it is something euro only that HAD to be shipped to obtain.
  16. 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.
  17. 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..
  18. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

  19. 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.
  20. 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 $4$????
  21. 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!
  22. Photekut

    Photekut Mar 31, 2006 Tennessee

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  23. 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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  24. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Just did same
  25. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Sep 24, 2010 Colorado
    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.
  26. domtronzero

    domtronzero Aug 18, 2007 California

    Did he drop off and change his handle to HaveUSeenMyCellar?
  27. 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.
  28. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    You aren't hanging out with the right women.
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  29. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    FBS out the ass, a lot more than last year, still around too. Actually i'm burned out.
  30. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    People who keep their Ann bottles
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  31. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

  32. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I don't get it. Him willing to go over $4$ for CBS is a peeve?
  33. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Nov 26, 2008 California

    His pet peeve is generous offers, apparently. He probably kicks his dog if he gets an extra.
  34. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    How much was CBS? $20?

    I just figured it would probably take more than $30 worth of those beers to land one is all.
  35. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Franch bulldog?
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  36. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    It's lame to hype up your beer in your own thread. And if it's hands-down the best sour he's ever had, it seems odd that he'd want to trade. The actual offer itself looks fine, though, IMO.
  37. chase2634

    chase2634 Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Can't stand the guys who put up an iso with only styles of interest or a link to their wants, nothing specific. So you send them your cellar list and they tell you they don't have time to look through it. If you don't know what you're looking for expect vague replies or cellar lists as most us aren't F'ing mind readers!
  38. mobius387

    mobius387 Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    wheres the comedy police? theres like 6 new threads in the ISO FT that need approval to find out if they are funny.

    and if they aren't, i would like them removed. promptly.
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  39. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Sorry about that ;)
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