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Author Topic: Trade Traffic  (Read 2778 times)

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Trade Traffic
« on: February 09, 2008, 05:31:57 PM »

Careful.... you may see some new faces over here trading before too long
http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/1233530
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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 05:56:58 PM »

I probably won't be trading on BA anymore. I don't trade often enough to warrant paying for it and I've been pretty unimpressed from what I've read of the magazine.

Edit: Plus, I'm not giving money to a bunch of hypocrites I don't respect. I'd rather pay twice as much to trade here.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 01:36:31 AM by theblackmallard »
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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 11:06:12 PM »

 :D that thread is HILARIOUS!!!

It'd be great if they took my suggestion... the blacklist. Public defacement of person is a great deterrent and in the state ba is right now... I could totally see it. I was going to have a burning cross as my avatar over there, but went with a traitor hat instead...

NFL as a cheerleader is fucking disturbing... you just lost your mvp thanks to drug use... time for a season off.
hey fatkid, give nfl a kick to the nuts for me.

And erdinger on that thread... I'm going to sick erdinger on jason/todd when they come to great taste this year... that'll learn em, learn em good or it'll be the greatest great taste hookup of all time. still working up my carrie scenario...

time to go watch idiocracy so i feel smarter-er...


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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 08:56:00 AM »

:D that thread is HILARIOUS!!!

And erdinger on that thread... I'm going to sick erdinger on jason/todd when they come to great taste this year... that'll learn em, learn em good or it'll be the greatest great taste hookup of all time. still working up my carrie scenario...

time to go watch idiocracy so i feel smarter-er...



If he is as irritating in person as he is online then this would be poetic justice
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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 10:00:38 AM »

So you have to subscribe to use the trading features?  That isn't much different from having to be a premium member at ratebeer to use the premium features (haves/wants and buddy lists).  Obviously, BA's premium features would be more expensive per year than ratebeer's, but it sounds like the same situation.  I think BA should just make sure it is referred to as being a "premium member" of the site where one of the perks is a magazine subscription. 

Regardless, none of this really matters to me and I can't see anything but the first post in that thread so I don't know what the discussion is like.
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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 10:40:23 AM »

I don't think it's the product that's bad. It's the salesman and his pitch.

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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 12:49:48 PM »

I think the real beef there is the overall hypocrisy of their little venture.

Charge a subscription for the "privilege" to trade in order to "cover some costs".  Yet Toad has claimed repeatedly that subscriptions net no income at all!  What costs can be paid with no profit?  Also, in the very magazine they invite you not to subscribe because after all it's free.  The subscription is just to allow you guaranteed access to it (and to prove their ad costs are justifiable).  So what's the point?

I don't think a premium membership is the issue with most folks, it's the rather ignorant way in which the offer is presented.  Alienate those members who "add no value to the site" in order to strengthen their "community".

My two cents is that their magazine adventure is floundering and it's just a drive to increase subscriptions to increase ad revenue.  "Look at us!  People love us!  Now give us ad money!"

Can anyone else hear their ship sinking fast?....
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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 03:17:22 PM »

It seems they have rethought this approach:
http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/1235057

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Re: Trade Traffic
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 07:03:09 PM »

It seems they have rethought this approach:
http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/1235057



Al Gore invented the internet, and the Alstroms invented beer trading.  Hell yeah!

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...it's obvious that many feel quite passionate about beer trading. We'll respect this, and the fact that we kind of started this part of the beer geek culture.

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