Just did my first batch of PinPics trade requests!

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  1. cadien

    cadien Well-Known Member

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    Any tips or hints or warnings?

    Especially when you have zero Pin Points?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    Make sure to ask for pics. Be nice but firm. Don't worry about Pin Points - they don't really mean anything at all.
     
  3. cadien

    cadien Well-Known Member

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    Oh I didn't think about that. Thanks!
     
  4. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    :) To be a bit more specific, pin points are given to you as a reward for adding pins, comments, corrections, etc, to pinpics. If you gather 20+ in a quarter, you can be eligible for their pins at drawings.
     
  5. cadien

    cadien Well-Known Member

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    Oh so it's not for a successful trade? Good to know!
     
  6. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    No, there's no rating system or feedback system on PinPics.
     
  7. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    No... but someone with a lot of pinpoints (ie, they have contributed to Pinpics) obviously is putting a lot of effort into pin trading online. I would think a scammer would not make this kind of effort...

    Totally agree about asking for pictures and voluntarily provide pictures of your pins too. Its hard to say no to providing pictures if you have already provided pictures of your side of the trade.

    One statement I include to first time trade: "Do you have any references? I have references/feedback on DisneyPinForum.com under username xxx. On the web site, do a search on my username and it will pop up in right hand column. Click on my username and then feedback". This does a few things... could scare off a potential scammer, tells the trader you are paying attention, starts the conversation about both of you being a reputable trader, etc.
     
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  8. LittleBird

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    The only warning I have is to say that, even if you send out a ton of requests, you may not get any replies. A lot of PinPics accounts are old and not used anymore, and even some current traders just don't reply to requests. Don't get discouraged if that happens.
     
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  9. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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    Agree with everyone’s comments. Also, check the pinpics traders thread here to see the reputation of anyone you decide to do a trade with. If they are not listed it doesn’t mean anything negative, but if they are listed it gives you a good idea if they are reputable or not.
     
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  10. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

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    Definitely don't get discouraged if you don't get any bites. I'll send out requests and get zero responses for months at a time. But all of a sudden I'll get three or four bites in the span of a week! Hahah! It's a crazy thing. But do your bests to remember (at least to a point) what sort of requests you've already sent out. Sending the exact same request to the same people multiple times rarely gets anything but a "no." So I suggest sending some out, giving it a cool down, and then do another wave with some different options. :)

    Good luck on your pin fishing! :D
     
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  11. CCofRR13

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    Like everyone else has already stated....don't get discouraged. I have been trading for over three years on Pinpics, sent out numerous trade requests and have successfully trade only about 4-6 times.
     
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  12. cadien

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    Thank you for helping me set my expectations!

    I received a totally reasonable request yesterday and got all excited for setting up a bunch more.
     
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  13. dancecats

    dancecats Administrator Staff Member DPF Administrator

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    When sending out trade requests, try to make sure that they're what most (reasonable) people would consider fair and balanced. With the understanding what would make a trade 'fair and balanced' is highly subjective (after all, at the end of the day, a pin is worth only what a person is willing to give up to acquire it), I would ask myself the following question before sending out any trade requests: if ownership of the pins were reversed, would I still want to make the trade?

    And then be patient. Don't be discouraged if you don't get any (or many) replies ... just adjust your offers/asks and try again.
     
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  14. tiffychann

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    I've made a few great trades on PinPics. I hope the same goes for you!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  15. cadien

    cadien Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I've gotten two more requests today so this is fun! Just OEs for OEs but still encouraging and still things I want.
     
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  16. dancecats

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    That's awesome. Just remember that a request to trade is exactly that: a request, nothing more. You do not have to accept every trade request that comes your way and a politely worded 'no thank you' is just as acceptable an answer as a reply accepting the offer. I would recommend that you (politely) reply to every trade request you get; many people just delete the ones in which they're not interested (which leads to a vast majority of them going unanswered).

    However, just keep this one factor in mind when considering whether to accept a trade: always use common sense and trust your instincts. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don't ever be afraid to email back with questions or ask for pictures of the pin(s) in question; an honest trader should be forthcoming with answers and have nothing to hide.
     
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  17. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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    Awesome! Glad it is going well for you.
     
  18. cadien

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    I'm not going to keep posting updates but now that I know how to tag, and because they both turn out to be on here too, I did want to thank @momin.ator and @Ksnuggles for my first two successful PinPics trades. They both arrived yesterday and are so much more what I wanted than the pins I traded them for.
     
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