No answers on pinpics??

Discussion in 'Disney Pin Discussion' started by megw717, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. megw717

    megw717 new, but not that new

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    okay maybe this is a dumb question, and I know a lot of ppl (myself included) have issues logging onto and using pinpics...

    But is it common for people to completely ignore trade requests? I’ve sent out maybe 20 in the past 3 days and I’ve gotten 1 reply. I know a lot of the time life on the Internet is just shouting into the void, but I thought we were all on pinpics to trade some pins!
     
  2. akarih

    akarih Resident "Young Person"

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    Very common, SO many accounts are inactive these days

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  3. stitchismyspiritanimal

    stitchismyspiritanimal Well-Known Member

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    Happens to me all the time.
     
  4. CCofRR13

    CCofRR13 Well-Known Member

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    I have been trading for over 5 years and I have only made a handful of trades on PP. I gave up a year or so ago and only trade here.
     
  5. FoolishMortal71

    FoolishMortal71 Active Member

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    I can't even login any more!
     
  6. akarih

    akarih Resident "Young Person"

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    Ah the many joys of Pinpics terrible IT(their ambassador for their forum is great though, love you Peachy!)

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  7. hopemax

    hopemax DPF Charter Member DPF Charter Member

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    Reply rate has always been spotty. Think of it more like a targeted Classified Ad than email communication. Most people don't reply if they aren't interested. But with the rise of Facebook / Instagram and the declining functionality of Pinpics I wonder how many people are actively looking at their messages and trading vs. not being able to login at all vs. just using the website for an Inventory.
     
  8. stitchismyspiritanimal

    stitchismyspiritanimal Well-Known Member

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    I think I average about 1 trade a month on Pinpics.
     
  9. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Agreed, but I do okay with pinpics. I average a few trades per month via pinpics. I just keep on keeping on with it... even with all the log on problems.

    I also have sent out a few trade requests via other databases... pintradingdb.com and collectiblepintrader.com

    Pintradingdb.com has a lot of pins listed now and really should be a great resource for trading... it will just take time to catch on.

    Collectiblepintrader.com and corresponding app is a great format for a pin database. Its up and coming!
     
  10. swscref

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    Most people never reply and I do my best to try to determine if the account looks active or not before sending anything.
     
  11. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    Last time I tried to just look at their site, I got a pop up saying my phone was now infected with viruses. #thankspinpics
     
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  12. halloweenfiend

    halloweenfiend Active Member

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    You mean it's not just me who is unable to login?!
     
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  13. DiamondDollJeanette

    DiamondDollJeanette Active Member

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    I've sent many but no one responds
     
  14. stratasfan

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    I have really only traded through PinPics so far. Just starting to post here, but I find replies sketchy on here, too. Don't do Facebook, so use what is available on the pin sites. I send out probably 30-75 trade requests on PinPics for every one or two replies I get. I keep doing it, though, as I do get a response that makes a good trade! Also . . . keep in mind that PP does not send you a notification when someone sends you a trade request. You have to sign in to look at your inbox. You only get a notification email when it is a PM or a reply to a trade request that you have answered already.

    Logging In is a problem. I got myself a back-door link from someone on here who posted a hot link that automatically compares your wants with her trades, and that link allows me to sign in more often than when I just go to the PP site. Here it is, in case it works for anyone else.

    Walt Disney Pins, Trading Disney Pins, Value Of Disney Pins | PinPics
     
  15. halloweenfiend

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    Pinpics use to link to your email. I'll keep your observation in mind when I decide to start trading again.
     
  16. TonkaToy

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    That's amazingly good!

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  17. akarih

    akarih Resident "Young Person"

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    That's a very sad truth... I truly need to get IG or FB so I can get some more trades in because Pinpics is not cutting it!

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  18. stitchismyspiritanimal

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    I think it would be even better if the site was more reliable.
     
  19. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    Unlikely. PP trades died off a few years ago when people started trading on FB, IG, Twitter and the like.
     
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  20. stitchismyspiritanimal

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    Speaking of PinPics, my username is chrisdonturner if you want to see my traders (assuming you can log in, lol).
     
  21. megw717

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    Back in the day my mom used to trade on pinpics ALL the time. Like she talks about waking up in the morning and checking pinpics to have like 10 trade requests. But that's before you couldn't log in.
     
  22. stitchismyspiritanimal

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    Hmmm, I think recency bias made me overestimate the number of trades I've made. Looking back, I think 1 trade every other month is more accurate.
     
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  23. suzanneb

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    its so sad. I've been a PinPics member since the beginning, my PP # is 603 I'm suzanneb there and here
     
  24. TonkaToy

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    PinPics is like the dinosaur of pin trading now. A lot of the accounts are abandoned, even though they show as active, the owners are not checking them. Also, I don't think PinPics is auto sending alerts to people's email addresses anymore. It used to be that you would get a notification that someone sent you a request - now that never happens. Unless someone is actively checking their PINPICS account, they will never even know you asked to trade. I also suspect, that even when you do reply to a request, there is a glitch that drops the sent message into the void, and the person never hears from you. I have had requests just simply never show up on my sent requests lists.

    On top of this, the site stability is zero these days. I think the folks who took over the site had good intentions, but got more focused on selling the ACME pins and maybe don't have experience with running a website and all the technical needs of doing such. So most of the technical difficulties don't get fixed, or don't get addressed in a timely manner. (just a guess and only my opinion).

    I can PM you a couple of FB sites that are very active and on which I have made some good sales and trades, if you like.
     
  25. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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    We have numbers on PP? Where would I see mine?
     

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