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« on: January 22, 2009 11:02:31 AM »

Just curious if anyone is open to trading in their etsy shop?  So far I have done one trade with an etsy seller and it went very well.  Pros? Cons? 

Are you open to being convo'd about a trade?
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 01:24:53 PM »

I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing to discuss, but tread carefully please, as I will have to moderate anything that seems like an invitation for personal swaps.  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009 07:27:30 PM »

I've never been asked, but if I like what the other seller is selling, I'd be up for it.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009 09:47:03 AM »

I've been asked before but unfortunately the person who was interested didn't have anything I wished to trade for, and the one time I contacted someone who stated she was up for a trade never responded.  It's pretty much hit or miss. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009 04:44:41 PM »

I would love to trade for items i have in my etsy Smiley money isnt everything as long as the person had some things i liked! Let me know!
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009 06:37:09 PM »

I did a trade once and it went well.  Although I'd rather sell... Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009 07:25:06 PM »

I've traded, and I guess I don't mind doing it, but it is hard for me to say no to someone if they don't have anything I want.  I feel like I would be personally insulting them or something, but I guess that's the risk you take if you ask someone to trade... ?  I don't know.  I think I'd prefer to use craftster for swapping and etsy for making money. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009 07:28:43 PM »

I've traded, and I guess I don't mind doing it, but it is hard for me to say no to someone if they don't have anything I want.  I feel like I would be personally insulting them or something, but I guess that's the risk you take if you ask someone to trade... ?  I don't know.  I think I'd prefer to use craftster for swapping and etsy for making money. 

Lately I've had a few people ask to trade, and I felt bad because I had to tell them no.   Sad  I make sure to say how nice there shop is, but if I don't need it, what can I do?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009 09:11:00 AM »

I was in the process of sealing an Etsy sale when I happened to look at the buyer's blog & she had some bags for sale. I made a nice comment on them & she then asked if I would like to trade instead. I felt bad saying no, but I really couldn't use her bag even tho they were nicely made & it wouldn't have been a fair trade (her bag was smaller than what I was selling her). I felt the same way that CamOovas feels - I hated saying no, but I wasn't in a position to trade. She was ok w/it. Someday I'll consider doing a swap - it'll prob be fun.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009 01:07:41 PM »

I'm not sure if I would want to trade.  Also, I'm really not sure how the mechanics work?  Do you just take it off your listed items and send it?  I'd rather sell on etsy and trade here.
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009 04:56:44 PM »

I'm not sure if I would want to trade.  Also, I'm really not sure how the mechanics work?  Do you just take it off your listed items and send it?  I'd rather sell on etsy and trade here.

If you want to trade something on etsy, you can list "other" as a payment option, and then "purchase" the other person's item.  That way you can both get feedback for the swap.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2009 09:50:02 PM »

Ah, that makes sense.  Thanks for explaining!
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2009 12:38:19 PM »

I would be open to trading in my shop.  I've never done it before, but I would as long as the other person had something I liked in their shop for trade.  I would probably also look at their feedback rating too, as I've gotten burned on swaps through some of my other groups before.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2009 06:41:58 AM »

I would be totally open to trading if the other person had something I really wanted.  I've never been contacted, though, and I'm honestly sort of scared of contacting someone else for fear of being rejected.  Oh, rejection. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2009 09:33:47 AM »

I would be totally open to trading if the other person had something I really wanted.  I've never been contacted, though, and I'm honestly sort of scared of contacting someone else for fear of being rejected.  Oh, rejection. 

I just asked someone for the first time if they would trade, and they said yes.  I was very nervous but thought why not? Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2009 11:33:50 PM »

I would love to trade for items i have in my etsy Smiley money isnt everything as long as the person had some things i liked! Let me know!

I'm with pinupmommy on this I'd be willing.
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2009 03:00:45 PM »

I'm enjoying this posting very much, keep up the conversation!
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011 07:44:40 PM »

Although I just moved so money is something I need a lot of right now, I also really like the idea of cleaning out my stash for things I could use so I'm always up for trading Smiley
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