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Trading for a rarity just to trade it for something else?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by musicman7070, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    This seems like a huge and expensive pain in the ass.
  2. jp7161

    jp7161 Savant (370) California Dec 22, 2011 Verified

    I always thought before that it's your beer and do with what you want until I traded with jimpapadop. I traded some beers that he then turned around to trade it for the exact thing I trade it to him for except more within days. I can't explain why as I was happy with the trade it just made me upset and he is now on my own personal do not trade list.
    Photekut likes this.
  3. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Namibia Nov 8, 2012

    Trading for many people is a hobby, and consuming the beer is secondary.

    I personally like to trade for a beer and immediately put it up in a FT: offer, often times before the box even lands. I have thoughts about the person who I beat in the previous trade and low-balled him out of his bottle sitting at his computer, drinking the old IPAs I sent him as extras, while he beats his fists into his keyboard, cursing.

    Like I said, we've all got hobbies.
  4. jmarsh123

    jmarsh123 Advocate (600) Indiana Mar 31, 2010 Verified

    This is generally why I would re-trade something, but even then only if I didn't really like the beer.

    I did recently conduct a trade where I requested a specific bottle to send along to a regular trading partner because it was one of his top wants and I'd had it several times at tastings, but had no bottles myself to trade.
  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I don't care what you do with the beer I send you, it's now yours, you own it.....but I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't be a little bummed if I went out of my way to get you something cool I thought you'd like and you sent it off to someone else.
  6. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Tickers gotta tick.
    Flippers gotta flip.
  7. mocktm

    mocktm Savant (430) Virginia Jan 3, 2011 Verified

    Pretty much never re-trade beers. All that really does is make Fedex richer and me have less beer to drink.