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What was your biggest surprise extra in a trade?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by dvmin98, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Meyvn (1,490) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I recently just started trading, but I was pleasantly surprised to get a couple Stone "Enjoy By's..." of different dates (one old, one new) that I was happy to receive. Anyone get something crazy that they were excited by?
  2. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    jidt recently got two pte and a fw 14th which was pretty awesome. also got an ibb and a big black voodoo daddy in the past
  3. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,044) Sep 24, 2008 California

    A Joe Montana McFarlane figure. :D
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  4. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    A Smirnoff Ice
  5. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,816) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    09 Cable Car and DL 07 in the same box. I shit you negative!
  6. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (533) Mar 28, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Thanks to smchenry77.

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  7. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,295) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Hunahpu, Darkness, Raison D'Extra, Abrasive, ZD and Dark Lord from the same guy. He lives in FL, which makes it even more impressive.
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  8. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Texas

    An Abraxas, CW Cherry BBA Stout, NG Cherry BBA Stout, Half Acre Big Hugs, and much, much more courtesy of TotallyHosed. What a chap, that guy.
  9. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Initiate (185) Jul 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    mmm never really been surprised, most extras I get were pretty solid locals.

    Ain't complaining though, enjoyed 'em!
  10. CarolinaKevin

    CarolinaKevin Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Gratitude 2009

    Blown away!
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  11. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (130) May 15, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    2010 abyss, this week
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  12. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    FW 15 and Sucaba were both extra'd to me in the same trade. Another time I got a six pack of Zombie Dust that was bottled like a week previously an extra. My best though was probably a '10, '11 and '12 KBS as extras in the same trade.
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  13. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    As extras!?!?

    That's beyond red-dick-you-loose !
  14. chrisbokmuller

    chrisbokmuller Aspirant (234) Sep 11, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I've been lucky with some trades lately. Enjoy by, Cuvee de Tomme, Tart of Darkness, Old Viscosity, and some other good stuff as extras in a few recent trades.
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  15. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    Non beer related, Ive gotten a book. Had to get in contact to make sure it hadnt fallen in the box by accident.
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  16. ksurkin

    ksurkin Aspirant (258) Jan 9, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    batch 7000 a few weeks ago. drinking it now and it's sublime.
  17. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Did an in-person meetup with Shagtastic and he brought pschul4 along as a surprise. Talk about wanting to regift an extra...
  18. LordFoul

    LordFoul Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2012 South Carolina

    I got a 2010 Dark Lord as an extra recently. First time I've recieved anything other than shelf extras
  19. Torgo

    Torgo Initiate (180) Dec 19, 2008 Minnesota

    09 Black Tuesday and a fresh Blåbær in the same trade over on ratebeer.
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  20. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    Was it an older can or the new tamer ones?

    Bud Chelada Picante btw for me
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  21. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    First thing that comes to mind is an 07 Vertical Epic from Cuzco back in the spring of 2010. Was also pleasantly surprised recently when djmichaelk included a KBS as an extra in a second box he sent for our trade (after already having included good extras in the first box).
  22. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Disciple (305) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Upland lambics and upland Gilgamesh. Love those beers now.
  23. Kelp

    Kelp Defender (694) Mar 6, 2008 New Hampshire

    my regular trade partner beerisheaven has sent me so many random exrtas including raspberry eisbock, westy 12, and 8, among many more.
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  24. msante79

    msante79 Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2006 Illinois

    Firestone Walker X as an extra about 2 years ago. I received FW 12 and Beatification in the same trade.
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  25. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,816) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    There's a story behind it which almost justifies it.
  26. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (605) May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Bruery White Chocolate was the best I ever got

    Otherwise just some basic local stuff
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  27. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Aspirant (279) Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    That ain't no gift, buddy.
  28. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    I hope you marked him down on the "do not trade with again". I can't believe someone would do that to a fellow beer lover. Some people can be such jerks. ;)
  29. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    HopHead84 buried me with extras yesterday. A White Chocolate was the best of the bunch, but all of them were insanely awesome.

    laymansbeerfan extra'd me a New Glarus Serendipity and a Central Waters BBCS (along with a bunch of other good stuff), both of which I'm really excited about.
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  30. ForkAndSpoonOp

    ForkAndSpoonOp Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

  31. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (479) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Rare- I got it when it first dropped, was on shelves, and was only $35-40. Best I've sent? Waxed Bud Platinum, or my English barleywine homebrew.
  32. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Having received the english barleywine from you, I would agree on it's awesomeness!
  33. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (479) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Didn't you also get the waxed Bud Platinum? :D
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  34. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    I think so...you evil bastard! :mad:
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    NYCBUCKEYE Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Nothing yet! Sadly I'm still trying to complete my first trade (hopefully for a cherry rye)! I completed a squares pool and sent s box with many different locals that wad in excess of the minimum oz by quite a bit. I like the cool idea of local extras. Not necessary but definitely a nice touch at the end of a smooth transaction.
  36. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 California

  37. atoulouk

    atoulouk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Received 2 BA Blackouts in a recent trade as extras, definitely awesome!
  38. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Very Mad Cow and a Big Black Voodoo Daddy recently....nothing spectacular but both bottles I would have never tried if not and both were very appreciated.
  39. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Poland

    - BANE and Flying Mouflan from Mordor
    - Parabola from schwartzoid
    - a set of beer themed page markers from inebriatedjoker
    - '08 Stone IRS from cfrances33
    - an array of awesomeness from brew33
  40. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (841) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    probably an 08 old guardian as that was a want of mine to fill out a vertical
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