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What's the trade value of a growler of Pliny the Younger?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by flayedandskinned, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. stupac2

    stupac2 Disciple (387) Feb 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I can probably do this. I know you love pretrades.
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  2. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (687) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Explain the doucheyness to me, someone who's not an active beer trader, because all I see is a guy who found out he might be able to get his hands on something awesome and he would rather trade it than drink it.

    Seems less douchey than those who live in select cities getting on BA every February and dropping humblebrags left and right about how easy it was for them to get PtY.
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  3. Krumb

    Krumb Initiate (94) Jan 30, 2008 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Douchey = pretrade, for DONG (most well known DONG, at that), referencing trading for whales. What's NOT douchey about. Honestly, I thought it was all just troll fun
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  4. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Other BAs being more douchey doesn't make this less douchey.
  5. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Can somebody please elaborate on what DONG stands for? Please also use it in context in a sentence. Brownie points for references to Natalie Portman's ass.
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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Has this pre-trade gotten done yet?
  7. Levitation

    Levitation Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 California

    i understand what's annoying about this thread to so many, but i'm a little surprised at the outrage too. we're on a forum where the argument for cbs and king henry was "well, i only got ONE and it's delicious, so...", which was acceptable even though there were many thousands of bottles out there.

    now, you just have 1 (maybe a few) growlers across the county, and those people will likely only get one, and it's delicious, so...

    i mean yeah, of course he's going to try to hold people over a barrel for it. he should stop playing coy and people should stop feigning outrage.
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  8. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Is "douchecanoes" pronounced like the water-going vessel or like a lava-spewing geologic phenomenon? Thank you, and I will take my answer off-air.
  9. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Oregon

    Water-going vessel...at least, according to Patton Oswalt. :)
  10. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Got it. Although, I do like the latter pronunciation/interpretation as well: a mountain-sized, douche-spewing entity.
  11. AgentZero

    AgentZero Poo-Bah (2,336) Jul 19, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I'm outraged about things that don't affect me all the time. Actually, I'm pretty sure the fact they don't affect me is the reason I'm outraged.
  12. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Here we go again
  13. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Oh trust me, if it was possible I'd definitely buy a growler for myself as well.
  14. BigGene

    BigGene Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2010 Florida

    Ok, say he does get a growler of pty, how do those of us that have never tasted this nectar from the god Vinnie know that he didnt just fill a growler full of PTE and send it on its way? I think that is the bigger question.
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  15. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for busting me out.
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  16. BigGene

    BigGene Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2010 Florida

    Not really saying that this is what is happening, just making a blanket statement about any PtY type beer out there that gets put in a growler and traded. Who knows whats really in it. Just the beer gods and the filler
  17. TeddySwimmer

    TeddySwimmer Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Louisiana

    Plah-knee th' Younger is a whaht whale fer me. AH ESS OH. :(
  18. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I'm not sure I'm outraged, but I will say that my answer to the originally posed question is: close to zero. The odds that it's actually a properly-filled growler of PtY are sufficiently low that I personally would not give up anything of value to get it.
  19. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Expand the trade to include bottles of Pliny the Elder. Easy game.
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  20. ales4baldo

    ales4baldo Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 California

    If PTY growlers at a future point in time, i will have them all. Nuff said.
  21. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    If OP gets taken care of, I'm also interested in making the sane trade. After OP, of course, since I'm very gracious.
  22. Franch

    Franch Devotee (445) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    i've definitely had a bathroom growler of PTY. it was GREAT. (a li'l flat tho)
  23. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,330) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Any bartender could do a covert Growler fill.

    Still if it's legit I'd drink it with friends and be done with it.
  24. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    Any bartender who wants to get PtY next year will not do so.
  25. pittsburghkid66

    pittsburghkid66 Initiate (38) Dec 24, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    This sums up 95% of what is wrong with the trading forum.
  26. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    How would you have it ran?
  27. pittsburghkid66

    pittsburghkid66 Initiate (38) Dec 24, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Forgot to say, I am the other 5%......oh, your thought was fine, it was putting it out there in black and white that was the sin. I mean, after all, if rarerdos or whatever the hell it was, was pulling whales, no reason you shouldn't be able to.
  28. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Yeah it can fetch great beer, as it one itself imagine that. Dude get bee to enjoy/share/etc. If you get a PTY growler I would recommend drink it fast or if you insist on a trade, then get that growler out there ASAP. PTY will get you some great beer, then again trading locals also should.
  29. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,021) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    It would have been like this, "How much profit do you think I can get from it on ebay ?" With followup posts along the way, to answer critics, that mention, voluminously, how generous he is with the beers he doesn't sell.
  30. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Toss it in as an extra.
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