Posted By Robin Faircloth on
Enjoying a hobby means having some time off from a person’s everyday life and using some time to do something for leisure and enjoyment. Every individual have a hobby. From the simplest things like collecting different stones or leaves of different plants to highly complicate ones like collecting different paintings and ancient things, a hobby is doing something that a person truly enjoys.
Some people may get into arts and some people may get into sports. For some people, collecting different items can be a great hobby. A lot of individuals collect coins or stamps from different places. Other people go for collecting different trading pins.
There are different types of pins but custom trading pins are one of the most popular type of pin which most collectors and enthusiasts, especially sports fanatics, collects.
Custom trading pins can be souvenirs for certain events like those in sports. These custom trading pins come in different sizes and shapes. Trading pins can be easily found in different sporting events or amusement parks like the Disneyland or the Universal studios. In special annual sports events, teams usually create their own pins. These custom trading pins have a special value price since they are only available during the event.
Proper Etiquette During Pin Trading
The most important thing to remember during pin trading is to have fun. Pin trading allows every individual to meet a lot of people from different walks of life who share the same interests and hobbies. Newbies and veterans with pin collecting are present during pin trading. Moreover, to prevent any issues that may occur and to make sure that both parties will still have fun after trading, there are proper etiquettes to follow in starting a trade:
- Your trading pins should always be presentable when you open them for trade; make sure that all of the pins are undamaged are in good condition.
- If it is your first time to see a trading pin and you’re interested in that piece, do not hesitate to ask for more information from the pin owner.
- If you are not comfortable with the trade or not interested with the piece another trader is offering, do not force yourself in making the trade. On the other hand, if the other party is not interested in making a trade with you, do not force him.
- Do not interrupt two pin traders when they are talking to each other or if they are trying to strike a deal. You can them approach them afterwards.
- While you are trying to choose a pin from their collection, the other party who you are going to make a deal with is also looking for a pin that he may want from your collection. Always bear in mind that with trading pins, one will want a certain pin and he must be able to provide another pin of the same value so the trading agreement will push through. If both parties agree with the trading pins to be exchanged, then the actual trade will start.
- When trading online through websites and message boards or forums, always make sure that you are practicing the proper netiquette or online behavior to establish your credibility and reputation. Whenever you are writing an email, always be polite. Avoid using the caps lock key when writing. Someone reading a letter with all capital letters will think that the author is either angry or is shouting. You may resend your message to the other party only if the other party did not respond to you for a very long time. Moreover, make sure as well that you can respond to an email quickly if you see that you received one.