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SonicFury
02-25-2008, 10:42 PM
So I've been toying with this idea for a while, and have always been held back by a lack of resources. Resources being interested individuals.
This is basically how it works:

**A group of energy product addicts will get together in a trust circle.

**Group members will get to know each other and provide a list of the energy products they have easily available to themselves.

**Group members will then propose trades. Basically, if two members have a product available to themselves that another wants, a trade can be made. This is the point of the group, to attain energy products (drinks, gum, food etc.) in a symbiotic fashion with other people.

**Trading will be done via standard ground mail, and feedback history will be tracked in a special thread.

**As the group builds and people try and join to get a free dishonest drink etc, group entry fees could be charged. Money from the fees would be used for contest give-aways to group members.

We could even come up with a cool name. Here's some off the top of my head
-Energy Trading Coalition (ETC)
-Operation Defeat Adenosine (ODA... some neuroscience is required to understand that one. Basically the most important thing caffeine does is inhibit the nuerotransmitter adenosine, which controls sleep debt).
-Caffeine for a Better Tomorrow (CBT)

So.... who's interested?

greg
02-26-2008, 09:47 AM
We could even come up with a cool name. Here's some off the top of my head
-Energy Trading Coalition (ETC)
-Operation Defeat Adenosine (ODA... some neuroscience is required to understand that one. Basically the most important thing caffeine does is inhibit the nuerotransmitter adenosine, which controls sleep debt).
-Caffeine for a Better Tomorrow (CBT)



Not sure about charging a fee. That defeats the innocnece of the project and may promote "promotion".

ETC sounds like an official government entity.
ODA- Why would we want to Defeat Adenosine. Adenosine plays an important role in energy transfer as well as an energy signal. It must be available for energy to be used.( ATP/ADP)
CBT- To much emphasis on caffeine. There are some drinks that can promote energy, awareness, and vitality with just a small amount of caffeine supplemented by other compounds.

Other than that I am in. Lets just work on the name! LOL

Joey
02-26-2008, 12:45 PM
Energy Mafia?

scum1
02-26-2008, 07:26 PM
I already trade with a couple of others trusted friends. Drinks are kind of regional so knowing others across the country comes in handy. I have did several 20+ drink trades. Cost me about 22 bucks to fedex 20 drinks. Packing is the tough part. They are not gentle with these packages. 1 other thing is don't use USPS. They have lost several shipments of drinks that companies have sent me and the ones that do show up are really beat to hell.

iPwnd
02-26-2008, 08:42 PM
sounds good, but i wont have to much too trade off. only the basics here in south kackalacky. other wise im in, but we need a new name.

SonicFury
02-27-2008, 01:21 AM
Greg, lol just tear down all my hopes why don't you. jk. I agree with you on everything you said. I can just see people joining and not sending out their end of the bargain. It's pretty much the only weakness of such a group, so naturally I'm looking for a solution to it. The names were pretty spur of the moment on my part, I just wanted to get the ball rolling.

NurtiVation, I like the way you're thinking. May be bad for publicity, though :)

scum1, I've used UPS to trade with people I meet in Facebook groups. USPS doesn't allow shipping of liquids anyways. I'll look into FedEx, too. UPS was pretty expensive if I recall.

iPwnd, how much searching have you done? Gas stations don't always cut it. Don't forget health and nutrition stores of ALL kinds (GNC is great, vitamin shops, organic stores, health food stores to name a few), sporting goods stores, and gaming centers.

To all of you, I'm glad to see this much interest! Between those of us in the this thread and what I've found through PM's, this could definitely be a reality. I'm going to let this thread go another day or two and make another official thread. Or maybe I'll just build up a quick forum. I actually like that idea better.
In the mean time while we're waiting to hear from other interested individuals, please feel free to post up name ideas, and spread the word to your friends!

iPwnd
02-28-2008, 10:44 PM
[QUOTE=SonicFury;360500]

iPwnd, how much searching have you done? Gas stations don't always cut it. Don't forget health and nutrition stores of ALL kinds (GNC is great, vitamin shops, organic stores, health food stores to name a few), sporting goods stores, and gaming centers. QUOTE]

Yeah i have been other places like whole foods and such, but sadly south carolina just isn't into the whole organic, health food thing. were one of the unhealthiest states, and no one seems to care. so yeah i do check other places, but gas stations and c-stores are always best. but i'll keep GNC and vitamin shops in mind next time im searching.

SonicFury
02-28-2008, 10:54 PM
iPwnd, how much searching have you done? Gas stations don't always cut it. Don't forget health and nutrition stores of ALL kinds (GNC is great, vitamin shops, organic stores, health food stores to name a few), sporting goods stores, and gaming centers.

Yeah i have been other places like whole foods and such, but sadly south carolina just isn't into the whole organic, health food thing. were one of the unhealthiest states, and no one seems to care. so yeah i do check other places, but gas stations and c-stores are always best. but i'll keep GNC and vitamin shops in mind next time im searching.

lol that logic doesn't work. I live in the country's most obese state, on official record :)

BevNET
02-29-2008, 09:11 AM
So is the point of this to actually drink these new energy drinks or simply to collect them?

E-Ratings
02-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Im done for trading ED's! I have traded with SCUM1 before and it works out pretty good. Anyways I have tons of ED's sitting around, so I am sure I could contribute to someone's collection / addiction.

Someone should research the best and most affordable way to ship these.

SonicFury
03-01-2008, 02:52 AM
Bev, this is for people who want energy products they can't get a hold of easily. What they choose to do with them is their choice.

E-Ratings, that's awesome you're on board.

This is the beginning of my spring break so I actually have some free time. I'm going to build a forum for us, anybody have suggestions on what I should call the forum? That is, a name for this group? Anyone?

scum1
03-01-2008, 03:08 AM
Myself I only put drinks on my shelf if I have actually consumed them. I don't want someone elses empty cans! I know people though that just collect the cans.

egdude
03-12-2008, 02:05 AM
Hi everyone,

I just came across this board today. I would be interested in this as well. I have quite a few energy drinks.

SonicFury
03-12-2008, 02:08 AM
Glad to hear, egdude. I'll be happy to have you in the group.

I've been putting off creating a forum for this to happen in, largely because I was hoping to see more activity in this thread regarding a name for the group.

But, it seems nobody has much of an initiative to add to my list of proposed names, so I'll just pick one to go with I guess. You will all be hearing from me soon regarding where we can do this.

BriGuy20
03-12-2008, 03:04 PM
lol that logic doesn't work. I live in the country's most obese state, on official record :)

Mississippi?

SonicFury
03-12-2008, 09:08 PM
Mississippi?

You know what you're right, fact checked Mississippi is the most obese state. I've never really officially checked it, it's just kind of a common knowledge among those in Michigan (where I live) that we have some kind of record for obesity. It turns out we're #6 in the nation, and Detroit is the #4 city. Not as bad I thought it was.

lol our real claims to fame are the #1 and #3 most dangerous cities in the country (Detroit and Flint, respectively).

greg
03-13-2008, 09:22 AM
You know what you're right, fact checked Mississippi is the most obese state. I've never really officially checked it, it's just kind of a common knowledge among those in Michigan (where I live) that we have some kind of record for obesity. It turns out we're #6 in the nation, and Detroit is the #4 city. Not as bad I thought it was.

lol our real claims to fame are the #1 and #3 most dangerous cities in the country (Detroit and Flint, respectively).


#6 out of 50 states, a district, and a couple of territories...........You might want to reconsider the "Not as bad as I thought" statement! LOL. Should I even go into the #4 category and how many cities there are in the US?????

( Just busting bawls, no malice intended)

SonicFury
03-13-2008, 12:30 PM
#6 out of 50 states, a district, and a couple of territories...........You might want to reconsider the "Not as bad as I thought" statement! LOL. Should I even go into the #4 category and how many cities there are in the US?????

( Just busting bawls, no malice intended)

No I agree with you. It's just that from what I hear anecdotally in MI anything less than 1 is surprising. I mean, literally, I've heard my college professors making comments about our top ranking unhealthy lifestyle.

greg
03-13-2008, 12:51 PM
But, it seems nobody has much of an initiative to add to my list of proposed names, so I'll just pick one to go with I guess. You will all be hearing from me soon regarding where we can do this.

How about "The Loading Dock" after all, isn't that were most drinks Start out and End their Journey?( of course before ultimate end user gets them)

SonicFury
03-13-2008, 01:10 PM
How about "The Loading Dock" after all, isn't that were most drinks Start out and End their Journey?( of course before ultimate end user gets them)
Definitely not bad. I like how it's so general, and doesn't single out our group to just caffeinated drinks.

These are two top ones from this thread in my opinion,
Caffeine for a Better Tomorrow
The Loading Dock

Mr Zabe
03-13-2008, 02:27 PM
How about:

New Facings
Pop Top
ED Jerks
Burpers Are Us
New Drink Specialists
New Drink Seekers
Drinkers Fizz Den
The Hit the liquid spot gang
Dang That Was Refreshing

That's it. LOL

SonicFury
03-13-2008, 04:09 PM
lol wow, thanks for stepping up and helping out the name base!

I think a good one might lye somewhere between Drinkers Fizz Den and New Facings (whatever that means, but it sounds cool)

greg
03-13-2008, 04:53 PM
lol wow, thanks for stepping up and helping out the name base!

I think a good one might lye somewhere between Drinkers Fizz Den and New Facings (whatever that means, but it sounds cool)


A facing is a position on the drink shelf. A single 2 liter bottle with the product label positioned for you to read is considered a facing. If you have 3 facings of Dr. Pepper 2 ltrs then you have 3 bottles positioned side by side for purchase.

iPwnd
03-13-2008, 05:25 PM
i liked "dang that was refreshing" or "energizing". corny, yet cool

KingOfDiamonds
03-14-2008, 02:30 PM
I dont really have too much to contribute but its definitely something i'm interested in. The only thing i have a mass of now is xyience xenergy Big apple being that i bought a couple 4-packs from big lots. As far as names whats about the Kaffeine Kids?(yes i know most of us aren't kids but....)

scum1
03-14-2008, 07:17 PM
Just posted a new collection photo on my site.

SonicFury
05-16-2008, 10:45 PM
It's almost ready, here's the new thread!

http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/energy-drinks/31924-loading-dock-energy-product-trading-group.html#post362500

Soda-MN-Good
05-17-2008, 12:28 AM
[QUOTE=SonicFury;360500]
scum1, I've used UPS to trade with people I meet in Facebook groups. USPS doesn't allow shipping of liquids anyways. I'll look into FedEx, too. UPS was pretty expensive if I recall.

QUOTE]

Not true, I use USPS weekly to ship soda. Their liquid restrictions are no alochol or flammable liquids. Soda, root beer, energy drinks, water are all ok to ship.

Soda-MN-Good
05-17-2008, 12:40 AM
My two sense on a name...

Liquid Rush or something to that effect

Pure Energy (80's theme to it, some song comes to mind)


I'll play in your group. I'm not a drinker, but I can supply.

Presently I only do glass bottles, over 250 flavors, most of which are soda. but I have tinkered with some energy drinks. I know of a slew of them I can get, so making up a list shouldn't be too hard.

Presently I have access to (in glass)

X-drinks (like 6 flavors)
Bawls (blue, root beer, sugar free, cherry in cans)
Jolt (blue, red, cola, berry bomb)
Afri-Cola from germany
Celsius "calorie burning" energy drink (5 flavors)
Guarana Alaska
China Cola
Cricket Cola

and some others I can't remember.

SonicFury
05-17-2008, 01:40 AM
Soda, thanks for the heads up on USPS. I just made an assumption. It's great to hear you're interested in participating with the the trading, too!