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Re: FF Pathtags -- Preorder LAST CALL
Board: Pathtags
Reply to: #866061 by Aiphid
Aug 29, 2014 12:29pm
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Last call to be included in the order at special pre-order pricing! The order will be placed very soon, so only new PayPal payments will be accepted at this point.

Updated preorder pricing (including postage):

2 - $5.50
7 - $13.50
14 - $22.00
28 - $40.00
Up for a trade
Board: Pathtags
Sep 5, 2014 10:40am
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I don't have a personal pathtag (Might need an assist from Erik to get them done) but I do have personal first finder patches that I could trade.

Anyone interested please PM me...

Thanks!
Re: Up for a trade
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Reply to: #867645 by MrOspital
Sep 5, 2014 10:42am
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Deal!
I accept free pathtags
Board: Pathtags
Oct 8, 2014 4:26am
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I used to geocache like 8 years ago and had found 20 or so pathtags. I then traded them all for ones with skeletons or skulls. Always wanted my own pathtags but never thought it was worth the money or had the money to spend anyways.

So if you have a pathtag you want to send me for free, I'll take it. My contact info is on their website or send me a note here.
Re: I accept free pathtags
Board: Pathtags
Reply to: #871638 by PunkSoulBrother
Oct 8, 2014 5:20am
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I'm curious: if people send you their pathtags for free, will you keep them, or will you trade them?
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871642 by Rocklun
Oct 8, 2014 8:05am
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Both. Some tags I keep. The whole point of the pathtag website is to trade the tag. So when I register I have a pathtag it shows up as a tradeable tag. Than you can look at every tag ever registered and if you see one you like request a trade for it. If someone likes one you have, you can look at the tags they would give you for it.

If someone else had a really cool looking tag and wanted one I had... I would accept a trade for tags I am willing to let go.
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871652 by PunkSoulBrother
Oct 8, 2014 9:47am
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Actually, the pathtag website only shows a tag as tradeable if you mark that you have 1 for trade. Simply logging one in your possession does not automatically list it as tradeable. I don't trade the tags in my collection.

Personally, I'm cool trading my tags for other tags, or occasionally patches, but only give them without trade to people I consider friends. As you noted, they're not cheap.
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871673 by BfloAnonChick
Oct 8, 2014 10:05am
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Not to mention - as letterboxers we collect things... I'm not willing to part ones that have given to me as they represent either a person I've met - or an event I attended. I'm keeping mine...
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871673 by BfloAnonChick
Oct 8, 2014 10:14am
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I don't trade the tags in my collection.

I don't, either (though I would if I had a duplicate). Also, I'd be pretty bummed out if I found that letterboxers with whom I traded tags (or to whom I gave tags) were using my tags solely as a way to "trade up" for tags they liked.
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871682 by Raven
Oct 8, 2014 10:27am
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But I always offer something in return, so it's still a trade of sorts.

Yes, you do, so it's definitely a trade! :^)
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871677 by mudflinginfools
Oct 8, 2014 11:20am
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I'm in total agreement! I have only traded one tag, and that was because hubby and I each got one at an event, so I had an extra. Once I get my own tags made, they will only be for trading or given to those that are special to me for one reason or another!

Jiffy
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871677 by mudflinginfools
Oct 8, 2014 1:22pm
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Yup!

(And rereading my earlier post, I only trade the tags I've created, not ones I've been given or received in trade.) I definitely think of it as building a collection.

And the more I think about it, it seems a little poor to request people send you their tags for free if your sole intention is to trade for tags you like better. If you need tags to trade with, then perhaps it's time you created one of your own.
Re: I accept free pathtags
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Reply to: #871673 by BfloAnonChick
Oct 8, 2014 4:49pm
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I can understand not wanting to trade for ones you got at an event or from a friend. Every tag I have found was exactly that...found. I have no idea who dropped them... I just found them.

In the spirit of not wanting to trade them I can agree that I have never traded a tag that I put on my wishlist and got.

I am probably wrong but every time I logged a tag , it put it on my available trade list. I had to change the number to zero so no one would ask for it in trade.

I didn't realize so many boxers collected pathtags. Thought it was a geocache thing mostly. Back when I used to cache everyday years ago... finding money or collectible coins happened almost weekly with first finders prizes.
Re: FF Pathtags -- Preliminary Design and Last Chance Preorders
Board: Pathtags
Reply to: #866061 by Aiphid
Oct 21, 2014 4:07pm
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I got my FF pathtags in the mail, they are really awesome, I'm carving a stamp, making a box to plant right now and a FF pathtag will go into it. :)
Re: FF Pathtags -- Preliminary Design and Last Chance Preorders
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Reply to: #873334 by airstream dreams
Oct 23, 2014 8:15pm
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Just got home from a road trip and found the path tags in my mail pile. Haven't started carving yet but will start soon. Nice job Aiphid these are really nice.
Trying to start up a collection
Board: Pathtags
Jan 3, 2015 2:12pm
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I would like to start up my path tag collection, I have 3 so far, 1 from an event and 2 I recieved as gifts. The problem is I dont have a PathTag of my own ($120 for 50 tags = 3 1/2 boxes of diapers = diapers win :/ ). How would I go abouts collecting if I am not able to trade? I was told people may be willing to let me buy them off of them?
Re: Trying to start up a collection
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Reply to: #882823 by GreaseLightning
Jan 3, 2015 2:31pm
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EBay sells pathtags .
Re: Trying to start up a collection
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Reply to: #882823 by GreaseLightning
Jan 3, 2015 3:02pm
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I'll sell you one of mine. Please contact me privately if you're interested.

Really, though, at $3 to $3.50 a pop, it's more cost-effective (plus you'll have more people interested) if you have your own to trade.
Re: Trying to start up a collection
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Reply to: #882823 by GreaseLightning
Jan 5, 2015 9:55pm
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Sadly, with two teens needing/wanting their own cars, and having way too many tags. I am selling off some of mine. I do have a quite a few doubles, ones that don't fit in with the themes I love {Doctor Who...}
You can send me a message if you like.. Not sure how I'd show you what ones I do have...
Re: Trying to start up a collection
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Reply to: #883210 by SWiGS
Jan 6, 2015 3:16am
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Do you have them logged into the pathtags site under your account? If so - they could see them there

: )
Re: Trying to start up a collection
Board: Pathtags
Reply to: #883220 by mudflinginfools
Jan 6, 2015 8:46pm
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no... to see the extras or the ones I'm not longer collecting, I'd have to wishlist a tag that you own. There's no way to see what I have.. only the tags I've made can you see under my id.
Just got another free pathtag
Board: Pathtags
Apr 30, 2015 3:27am
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On a recent holiday... driving from Phoenix, Az to San Diego there were 5 hybrid geocache/letterbox es in Yuma,Az I wanted to try for. I downloaded some app for geocaching to help find them. It worked out Ok and using that app I got all 5 finds in under an hour which was awesome. About 150 miles or so later around Alpine, Ca my kid had to go potty so we stopped at a Burger King to get food and let him do his business. I was sitting in the car waiting for him and fired up box Rader... nothing close so I fired up the geo app.... one was 10 feet away from me. Got out of the car and found it... to my surprise was a free pathtag for the next finder.

Awesome eh! So I will log it at there site and make a new wish list. Its cool to find free stuff, and trading it wont be an issue for me. I have no idea who left it as the owners of it never logged finding that cache. Someone just didnt want it and left it for someone else. Now I will remember it as the one that got me another awesome cool skull pathtag I wanted. Obviously the owners left it in the wild to be traded.

I will now have about 40 skull pathtags in my collection.. which I probably won't ever trade.

Anyone still thinking of trading... I got an opening or another offer on unregistered geocoin/pathtag combo coins. Obviously I could sale these for an easy 20 dollars give or take... so this would require 4 or 5 pathtag coins in exchange for one of these... let me know.
Re: Just got another free pathtag
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Reply to: #896976 by PunkSoulBrother
Apr 30, 2015 3:58am
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I got an opening or another offer on unregistered geocoin/pathtag combo coins. Obviously I could sale these for an easy 20 dollars give or take... so this would require 4 or 5 pathtag coins in exchange for one of these

I'm not a geocacher, so could you (or someone else) please explain why "unregistered geocoins/pathtag combo coins" are worth $20/4 or 5 pathtags? I did a quick google of geocoins, and it seemed like they're mostly supposed to be treated like letterboxing HHs (that is, moved along, not kept).
Re: Just got another free pathtag
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Reply to: #896979 by Rocklun
Apr 30, 2015 4:22am
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I am no expert but last time I looked at getting my own Pathtags the cost was 50 coins(nickle sized) for $100 dollars... so two bucks per pathtag give or take.

I just did a Google search using the words"geocoin sherpa pathtag" and then clicked the shopping tab/bookmark at the top of the Google search page. The first result was a $43 dollar sherpa geocoin with magnet to hold a pathtag in its center.

Most geocoin are larger like a silver dollar, pathtags are the size of a nickel. They fit togather to make one picture but still come apart.

$2 vs $43 dollars... not a fair trade in my eyes.

Unregistered simply means no one has ever logged it. You have to register yourself as the owner and give it a name before you can track its progress on the website... If you choose to send it out in the world as a HH. Most people keep them safe at home as 80% of them disappear without a trace when put in boxes.
Re: Just got another free pathtag
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Reply to: #896981 by PunkSoulBrother
Apr 30, 2015 4:30am
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I am no expert but last time I looked at getting my own Pathtags the cost was 50 coins(nickle sized) for $100 dollars... so two bucks per pathtag give or take.

Yeah, mine cost around $115 for 50.

The first result was a $43 dollar sherpa geocoin with magnet to hold a pathtag in its center.

I looked at the pictures. Pretty cool!
Re: Just got another free pathtag
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Reply to: #896981 by PunkSoulBrother
Apr 30, 2015 7:39am
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The cost to mint a coin is around $5 each.
These days most sell for $5-$10. People ask for more, but very few ever sell.

I'm still stuck with $700 of my coins that nobody will buy. It's the main reason I can't make a pathtag.
Re: Just got another free pathtag
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Reply to: #897003 by RIclimber
Apr 30, 2015 9:02am
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I'm still stuck with $700 of my coins that nobody will buy.

Ack!! I'm glad I'm sticking with pathtags!
Need help creating a pathtag for LbNA
Board: Pathtags
May 4, 2015 4:14am
Choi is interested in offering LbNA pathtags and asked if I could find someone to help him design it. (I'm pretty useless, as I needed to hire a pathtag designer for my own pathtag and still haven't figured out how to design one for my daughter Moth.) Is anyone interested in helping him? If so, please contact me. Thank you!!
Any interest in trading pathtags?
Board: Pathtags
Jul 22, 2015 5:56pm
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I now have two pathtags: Rocklun (see my sig stamp picture) and Moth. Please contact me privately if you'd like to trade! :^)
Pathtag Display
Board: Pathtags
Apr 6, 2016 3:21pm
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A couple weeks ago I was feeling a bit down, and decided to order myself a treat: A new display for my pathtags! I had stumbled upon an Etsy shop where the owner will make a custom display based on whatever image you want. I requested one using my pathtag design.

Check out the awesomeness!!!

I highly recommend her Etsy shop if you are looking for a new display.