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AstroD-Team
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

goirish75 wrote:
Hey, when sending pathtags through the mail to trade, how do you guys send them so they arrive safe yet not drive up the cost of postage? Small padded envelope?


I put in a small coin envelope, tape it to the inside of a greeting card (Who doesn't like a nice message with the tag) and mail it out with an extra stamp. I also put "hand stamp" on it. Never had a problem.

I keep the coin envelopes I get from those that mail tags to me, so I always have a supply. Very Happy

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goirish75
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the tips everyone. I also just ordered up a display board from http://geoclocks.com/ I cant wait to get started findin, trading and adding more tags to the collection.
 
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kmhiker
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What I do is buy a stack of 4"x6" cards, then cut in half so now you have 2. Tape the sides put tag in tape the top. Now I tape it into the envolope. this works really well. I'v sent tags to Scoutland, and Astralia, and no problems.

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kmhiker
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

PS I want to trade with the "curly girls". They have a great tag.

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kungfuhippie
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

kmhiker wrote:
PS I want to trade with the "curly girls". They have a great tag.


Agreed, of course I want to trade with everyone! Laughing

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goirish75
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

kungfuhippie wrote:
kmhiker wrote:
PS I want to trade with the "curly girls". They have a great tag.


Agreed, of course I want to trade with everyone! Laughing

Agreed, I would love to get a nice collection of as many of my fellow WGA members tags as I can. I KNEW I shouldve ordered more than 50 for the initial batch. Sad Curly Girls is a pretty sweet looking tag.
 
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Curly Girls
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for all the nice compliments on our tag! Very Happy

I am so glad I took the push and finally did it - thanks Benny - I owe you one (the envelope is addressed and waiting).

My designers are first on the list for a Curly Girls tag (and Benny). By the sounds of it, I am happy I ordered 150. I will be happy to trade with those who would like one of their very own.


I did a trade via mail and sent it with regular postage and taped inside an index card in a regular envelope. No problems.
 
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BigJim60
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

Does anyone use Pathtags as a reward item? I was thinking of ordering some and offering them to anyone who completes a certain cache series. The series published in February and currently only one (maybe two, I'd have to check) people have completed it.

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The Crippler
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I met an individual at Midwest GeoBash from Michigan who does just that. He has a challenge cache, something about lucky 7s, that he mails a pathtag to if the cacher completes his challenge. Even though I did not do his challenge, he was kind enough to give me a tag which was pretty cool.
 
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uws22
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I did mine this spring... even splurged for a custom code.

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goirish75
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Great tag UWS. I ALMOST splurged for the custom code too, but opted for the upgrade on the backing that has the pirate saying "arrrrrh, you found me booty..."
 
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goirish75
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

Well you guys influenced me...again...(in good ways of course), I went ahead and ordered a 100 count refill on top of my starter set of 50 just to be safe for trading AND leaving in caches. Are they here yet??? I hate waiting......
 
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AstroD-Team
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Looking forward to getting my second set of tags made. Got it all drawn up, now I just need the loot to get em made! And I don't even have my first tags yet!

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goirish75
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

AstroD-Team wrote:
Looking forward to getting my second set of tags made. Got it all drawn up, now I just need the loot to get em made! And I don't even have my first tags yet!

Cant wait to see what you come up with for the second tag. I really want to trade with you for your first tag once ours come in, I love the spaceship guy one. (plus i like the story behind him)

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blue_cougar54494
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here is my 1st path tag I had made. Barry from Sweetlife made my tag come to life from a picture I sent him. My favourite team is the Toronto Mapleleafs. I consider Curtis Joseph the best goalie ever (plus his goalie mask is the coolest ever). I even change my avitar to his goalie mask for the hockey season. I have had lots of fun trading with people here in the states as well as other countries. I even traded with a Detroit Red Wing's fan lol. I am going to have to do a reorder of this design soon plus I have been thinking about what my 2nd tag will be.


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