BOTL Newbie Sampler Thread v4.0

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  1. Hopduro

    Hopduro PhDStogies donor3

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    BOTL Newbie Sampler Thread v4.0
    (Thank you @bdc30 for allowing me to continue the tradition of indoctrinating newbies and to establish some new rules to protect the crazy members of this forum. Thank you for all of the hard work that went into v3.0, especially these rules that I am largely just copying and pasting)

    What is this thread?
    This thread is here to give the new guys to the forum a chance to establish credibility and earn a trader rating. The trade can either be a cigar trade or a cigar purchase.

    We hope that you new guys enjoy the brotherhood here, stick around, read, learn, participate, and then reciprocate when you qualify to be a sponsor yourself.

    Rules (This part has new rules)
    The newbie sends his package first to establish their status as a good faith participant on this board. This is to ensure that someone doesn't register for the simple purpose of "mooching" cigars from the established members. In addition, we will have the following guidelines to ensure our hard working and crazy sponsors don't get burned by individuals only joining the forum to take advantage of this thread:
    1. You must be a member of the forum for 30 days, and
    2. You must have at least 30 posts to ensure you are an active member on BOTL (this can include your introduction thread, pictures of your cigar purchases, what you are smoking, etc....)
    3. I will keep a list below of where newbies are at for their probationary period, only after these criteria are met will a newbie be allowed into the trading queue.
    Of course, if you are active in chat, a brother can vouch for you and we can expedite your Newbie Sampler Trade (NST).

    For trading, a newbie may send between 5 and 10 cigars, but no more than 10. It's always a good idea to have some dialogue with your sponsor about your trade. Your sponsor, however, may retaliate in any way they deem appropriate. If it's a cash deal you will work out the details with your sponsor via PM. However, remember this is a NEWBIE trade. Please do not ask your sponsor to send specific sticks (htf, cc, etc).

    If you are busy, or foresee being busy, please wait to sign up until you are able to commit to completing your trade. The last thing we want to do here is tie up a sponsor's time when they could be trading with another newbie.

    This is a ONE TIME ONLY trade.

    The Process
    If you are a newbie that wants to trade or purchase, just post your interest here in the thread whether you want to do a trade or a cash deal and I will assign you a veteran sponsor when one is available. The current queue can be found in the next post in the thread.

    When you are assigned a sponsor, make contact with them within 3 days or you will be removed and placed at the end of the list. If it happens a second time, you will not be allowed to participate in the NST.

    *Newbies - a good idea is to make it so that when you get a PM it sends you an e-mail. Go to...
    1. Settings (top right)
    2. Under 'My Settings' on the left of your screen click "General Settings"
    3. Scroll down a bit until you find "Receive Email Notification of new Private Messages"
    Now you are set even if you forget to check in for a few days as long as you're checking your e-mail.

    Post a Delivery Confirmation Number in the thread when you send your end (both newbs and sponsors please)

    When your trade is complete, please post so in the thread. Pictures of the damage are always fun to see.

    I try to update the thread at least every few days, but sometimes life gets in the way, so don't panic if it's been a little longer. If I've missed your post or a couple days have passed, please send me a message.

    Do I Qualify to be a Sponsor?

    Sponsorship for a trade in the Newbie Sampler Trade (NST) is open for any BOTL member in good standing (meaning a 100% Trader Rating) with at least 6 months on the board and a minimum of 25 unique Trader Ratings OR any BOTL in good standing with at least 12 months on the board and a minimum or 15 unique Trader Ratings.

    Sponsorship for a cash deal is open for any BOTL member in good standing (meaning a 100% Trader Rating) with at least 12 months on the board and a minimum of 25 unique Trader Ratings.
    Cash deals are worked out via PM with your assigned sponsor. Sponsors will usually ask you what your flavor profile is/likes/dislikes and how much you are looking to spend.

    If you would like to be a sponsor please post in the thread along with whether you'd like to do a trade, cash deal, or either.

    Lastly, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask here or send me a PM. Have fun!
     
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    Hopduro PhDStogies donor3

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    Welcome all the new guys! Don't forget to post the carnage you receive! Currently 1 active trade request(s):

    Waiting for end of probation period:

    Ready for sponsor:

    Trades and cash deals in progress:

    Sponsors:
    @THEMISCHMAN (Cash Deal)
    @bdc30 (Canadian trades)
    @ChuckMejia (cash deal)
    @btubes18 (both)
    @shadowcam (cash deal)
    @KFBR392 (Cash Deal)
    @sweemzander (Cash Deal)
    @Opforty (both)
    @bostoneo (Cash Deal)
    @qpzmide
    @tattootommy
    @Unpossible_1
    @jwintosh
    @fisherclive
    @jasonatjl (cash deal)
    @mitetak
    @redneck_toy

    Updated: 1/24/19
     
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    Alright, all my old sponsors below, in order to clean up the list from those that do and don't want to keep trading, I will pull you all off the list from post 2 until you respond either to this thread or by PM.

    In addition, after each trade/cash deal is completed, please post in the thread that you have completed your trade AND if you would like to be included back into the sponsor list. This way I can keep the list of sponsors and newbies rolling, and make sure that everyone gets the opportunity to trade.

    Sponsors:
     
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    I'm still up for cash deals. You can feel free to assign a new guy to me via PM and I will make contact with them.
     
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    You can pull me off the sponsor list, for a while at least. I won't have the stock necessary to make a good representation.
     
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    Hopduro PhDStogies donor3

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    Would you like to take @Tnvol47 ?
     
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    Sounds good buddy, let me know if you ever want to get back in.
     
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    But imagined the learning experience of beetle bombing someone!
     
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    Thank you to @Hopduro for stepping up and doing this. My apologies guys for letting the last one slide.

    Please add me to the list for any new Canadian members that may want to trade. Shipping cross-border is no longer feasible for me unfortunately.
     
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    Thank you for all the great work you put into the last thread! I'm sure eventually life will become busy for me too and I will no longer have the time to do this. But, for now... Let's bomb... errrrr... welcome some newbies!
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply, I look forward to some new sticks to try :)
     
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    I would like to get in on this!

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    Trade or cash deal?

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    @option240 out to ya brother again sorry it took so long 9505510597277003070714
     
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