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    I'm still pretty new to the trading scene, but I use:

    1) general trade guidelines (it's posted somewhere on SC) to gauge what the other person may be thinking
    Hand picked coupons are usually traded at $5 per stamp plus a stamp for postage


    $20 hand picked coupons - 5 stamps
    $50 hand picked coupons - 10 stamps / $5 GC
    $100 hand picked coupons - 15-20 stamps / $10 GC


    HV/FPCs are usually traded for other HV/FPCs


    $10 worth of HV coupon(s) - same / $3 GC / $20 reg coupons
    $10 worth of FPC coupon(s) - same / $5 GC / $25 reg coupons

    2) what the trade is worth to me
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    I don't know, I thought sc is supposed to be a place for us to help each other, but someone on here is making a career out of it, they take coupons way too seriously. I'd rather trade any coupons I don't use for something that I could use.

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    Since I am not yet co-ordinated on the trading end yet, I have been coupon fairy-ing the ones that I can't use.
    TRADING COUPONS: FOOD, DENTAL, SOAP / BODY WASH/DEODORANT, SPECIAL CREAMS, MAKEUP, HEALTH, AIR FRESHNERS, HAIRCOLOUR, CLEANING, HAIRCARE/ SHAMPOO, DIAPERS, SHAVING, PET, MEDICINE,LAUNDRY, STORES, LONDON BUSINESSES, FAST FOOD, BATTERYPRODUCTS, CHILDREN FOOD and TOY, SMOKING CESSATION and lots more ​!!

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    Everyone owns their coupons so has the right to ask for whatever they want for them. Is it fair for someone to trade an FPC worth $5 for a 0.69 cent stamp? That person is giving up $5 and you are giving up 0.69.

    I personally have traded FPCs for regular coupons I really need but I prefer to trade a free item for another free item if it works out that way. I know other people agree with me so if I don't have an FPC to offer them in return, I offer between 2.5 or 3x in regular coupons and people are generally happy to accept and if they don't, I move on. No reason to get angry about it when there are other, friendlier fish in the sea
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    I give away most of my coupons, trade a few, would sooner make people smile than worry about the trade factor. I too would rather have coupons I use all the time than an FPC that I don't use at all. Some of the values that people put of their coupon stash can be a bit outragous, you just have to find a trader you feel comfortable with and a deal that seems good to you and don't worry about the rest of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizamarie View Post
    tha'ts why I have never been on a train...rarely have any FPCs and when I get them I got them for a reason...I used them
    Agree 100%. I've started setting up trains for this exact reason! I won't get the coupons I want unless I conduct and req Boarding Passes (of course the majority of the coupons I ask for a cents off coupons).
    I've set up 3 trains.Still loading. If you are interested,links are on my userpage.
    No, this isn't your coffee, I had a two for one coupon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasmineMcdonald View Post
    Agree 100%. I've started setting up trains for this exact reason! I won't get the coupons I want unless I conduct and req Boarding Passes (of course the majority of the coupons I ask for a cents off coupons).

    I'm surprised that you are already starting to conduct trains. You only have 39 posts, not that this is a factor, but I have only ever done 2 trains, and never again, and these were both with people who have a great standing here on SC and have been contributing for a long time. Trains can go sideways so easy, are you ready for that kind of feedback? Are they newbie trains you are doing? I am only asking because as a longtime member, I would not join a train of anyone with under 500 posts. I am also surprised at the wording...setting up trains.... it is very hard to keep track of 1 train, never mind several. I'm not 100% certain, but you might want to check the rules on SC to see what the actual number of trains is that you are allowed to conduct at one time. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing many more posts from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyluck View Post
    I don't know, I thought sc is supposed to be a place for us to help each other, but someone on here is making a career out of it, they take coupons way too seriously. I'd rather trade any coupons I don't use for something that I could use.
    As someone who started 4 new hobbies last year, it seems that no matter what your hobby is, there are two polar ends: the ones who take it way too seriously and the ones who don't take it seriously at all (the hooligans looking to scam you)....thankfully most people fall somewhere in the middle.

    There are lots of people on this site who have been most helpful. And then's there's the ones that weren't so helpful, but I learned a lot from our encounters (I don't make the same mistakes twice, that's for sure!).

    The trouble with trading is that it is a 'relative value' proposition, so sometimes it just doesn't jive between two people. It's never a reason to be rude, but sometimes you just have to decline. But when it does mesh well -- you can get some pretty sweet trades going
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    i agree with most of the comments... i would rather give away my coupons (over the value of what i will get on trade) than be expired and goes to recycling bins.....but also there are traders who will send you less than what u agreed upon or worst send u expired coupons (as per my experience)just make sure you remember them and DONT TRADE with them again.
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    i value MY coupons the amount i think is worth to ME... sometimes i value them as $ for $... but then again i don't have any ... if someone has a FPC that i am interested on I first think of how much it would cost ME to get the product on sale.... then I make my offer...but geezz trading is geting harder and harder ... unless you have the $.75 bd cheese or the Nexus (just to mention a few)... people would rather let the coupons exp.... which is really sad. Watch the trading thread and you'll see coupons popping out that have short exp date....oh well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_love_to_save View Post
    i value MY coupons the amount i think is worth to ME... sometimes i value them as $ for $... but then again i don't have any ... if someone has a FPC that i am interested on I first think of how much it would cost ME to get the product on sale.... then I make my offer...but geezz trading is geting harder and harder ... unless you have the $.75 bd cheese or the Nexus (just to mention a few)... people would rather let the coupons exp.... which is really sad. Watch the trading thread and you'll see coupons popping out that have short exp date....oh well...
    If you feel like you're trying to get the ring from Smeagol in the Lord of the Rings, it's probably a good time to decline

    Let them 'let them expire' -- and keep looking for another trader. Don't get discouraged. Don't let a few aggressive traders ruin it for you. I swear to you OP (and others who are having a hard time) there are lots of good, kind, fair, friendly and generous traders on here.
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    I rarely have FPCs and when I do I tend to use them. I do think that one thing people may be missing out on is the fact that senior traders often have most coupons that are available in their stash already. So they are not really looking or do not have a need for the regular coupons we have to offer. I have traded a few FPCs at equal 'regular' coupon vale and a few others for multiple value. I agree that some traders have become greedy but I have been very happy with 98% of the trades I have done and usually find people here are generous. I always try to ge generous in return.
    Last edited by DianneS; Thu, May 10th, 2012 at 10:48 AM.

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    i have given up on trading simply because people are so demanding and want some outrageous amount of things for fpcs. it easier for me to just order coupons and live with what i get. (that and the amazing RAOKs i get from certain people who are freaking amazing)
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    I've had good success trading $5 or a FPC or whatever for random bundles of coupons. I get stuff I did not know existed, stuff I can trade, and stuff I use. Always get more value I use than I sent.

    This is good for the other trader too because they can clean out their binder.
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    I let myself be lowballed, and once agreed, tried to lowball me twice in same trade. OK, I'm out of here.

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