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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.
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Board: Pathtags
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).
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!