Trading: Pinpics traders, the sequel

Discussion in 'Pin Trading' started by swscref, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Booger1964

    Booger1964 Well-Known Member

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    I just finished a successful trade with M5A6R1 (Marshall). He didn't have any references, so he sent his pin first.
     
  2. TonkaToy

    TonkaToy Si & Am Lover!

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    How about HauntedHunter on PinPics?
    They have been around forever, but never responded to a request until now.
     
  3. swscref

    swscref Well-Known Member

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    Added. Thank you for the update.
     
  4. stratasfan

    stratasfan Well-Known Member

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    Just finished a successful trade with pinmates. They are in the US. Also another great trade with dcoriddi. Also in the US.
     
  5. Booger1964

    Booger1964 Well-Known Member

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    Just made a successful trade with Gandorf (William) who sent his pins first as he didn't have any references.
     
  6. raikipins

    raikipins Active Member

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    Anyone trade with "Peanut1!" before? (Also, I had no idea you could have punctuation marks in your PinPics username. : o)

    Out of curiosity (and for future trades), how did you go about having them send their pins first? Basically, I tend to feel awkward asking the person directly for references and asking them to send their pins first (if they don't have any references). Do you have any tips for a socially awkward person like myself who wants to avoid offending (or scaring off) anyone? : D
     
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  7. TonkaToy

    TonkaToy Si & Am Lover!

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    I made contact with HauntedHunter, but couldn't secure a trade as they are reducing their pins and would rather sell at the moment.
     
  8. Booger1964

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    I just start out by saying "Since the reference center is down here, is there any place where I may check references for you. Mine may be checked here ..." If they respond saying they don't have any then I ask them if they would be willing to send theirs first. Some traders will and some won't. If they don't want to that's fine, but I no longer trade with people who don't provide references or mail first as I have been taken by a few people.
     
  9. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    @Booger1964 described it perfectly. Offer your references and ask for theirs and if they do not have them... ask them to ship first. I usually also say I will be a reference for them for future trades, if the trade goes well.

    Another way I confirm trades is asking for pictures of the pins. I will proactively send a picture of my side of the trade (usually sent outside of pinpics.com.) If someone sends me a picture of the pins we are trading, this also seems a good indicator of legitimacy. And perhaps asking for pictures would be easier than asking the trader to ship first?
     
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  10. raikipins

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    @Booger1964 @TheMickeyMouseRules Thank you both so much! This was very helpful. ^^ I'll definitely start using this approach for traders I don't see listed here or can't find references for otherwise. :)
     
  11. tiffychann

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    I had an awesome trade with bsus1412 (US located) last month. Super fun to talk to and fair on the trade.
     
  12. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Thanks for the reference. I just finalized a trade with Gandorf and was looking for reference(s), so this is timely and helpful!
     

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