I hope I am not violating forum rules, if I am, let me know and I will delete this post.
My question is one regarding pin trading philosophy. Do people here view it as permissible to trade scrappers/fakes for scrappers/fakes?
I ask because I actually like having a small collection of pins that are not real. The main reason is I wear them in the parks, and then I don't get too worked up when I lose one or three per trip (which inevitably seems to happen). I'd be really mad if I lost a $10 pin, but with scrappers, I'm...okay, admittedly I am still mad, but not as mad as I'd be having lost a $10+ pin.
So I tend to keep real pins in safer places, and use the scrappers for "park wear" (anyone who has met me knows my lanyard rarely has real pins on it, as I tend to lose a handful of pins per trip).
I was curious what people think of that philosophy. Am I the only one who has a collection of scrappers/fakes that I like well enough to wear around the parks? To me it's sort of on the line of making lemonade with lemons, and prevents me from losing pins that cost significant $$.
Secondly, given that I do actually collect scrappers to use a park wear (or flare), and given that it is unlikely that the scrapper market will go away, is it wrong to trade scrappers for scrappers (either on the forums or in person) assuming both parties are aware of what they are trading? I ask b/c there are some scrappers I actually like (I've even traded away some crummier real pins for scrappers I like).
Anyway, I thought this would be an interesting discussion if it is permissible without getting banned.