Saturday, May 25, 2013

Q&A: Where Can I Find Fair Trade Value?

In any hobby, there comes a point where to get everything you want to get, you probably will have to make some trades to do so. And this Vinylmation hobby is no different. And the one question that everyone asks is "where can I find fair trades?"

In response to that question, fair trades can be found pretty much everywhere if you take the time to look and do your homework. But perhaps the best resource available to you is also FREE!

We live in a digital age where pretty much everyone participates in some form of social media. And social media is where you will find the best trades. Let's go over two of the best options that we have found over the years that we have been involved with this hobby!

The first is Instagram. By simply tagging your posts properly with the right hashtags and making sure that you are clear on where you are and are not willing to ship items, you can easily complete your sets and possibly even attain your "holy grail".

Our favorite option though is Facebook. There is a particular group on Facebook called "Vinylmation Exchange". This group is magnificent! Of course, we cannot guarantee that each and every person on there will be offering you fair value in return for your vinyls, but there are many safety nets in place. This group is private and you must be invited to join. That helps the admin filter out bad traders and or scammers. And let's be honest, it is those traders and scammers that give most hobbies a bad name and suck the life right out of them.

Here is a link if you want to speak to an admin about possibly joining:

Hope these tips help and if you want to see more Q&A from us, leave us a comment and perhaps a question that you would like answered! Please remember to exercise caution when trading online and if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Happy Collecting :)

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