Balanced Trades

michael's picture


Most of us collectors likes to get old and rare labels for our collection. And some collects still have old labels in their trade lists. For example me. And quite often I find this old and rare labels in the REQUESTLIST of someone. Which is in principle OK if the trade has got a right balance. But quite often it isn't and I have to haggle and have to argue, why I do not like to do the trade.

I personally like to trade this rare old labels in exhange with other rare old labels. I do not like to trade a 30 year old labels with a new one just right of a role or supermarket. And I do not like to discuss a lot.

So what to do? I can remove the old labels from my tradelist. Is this a good solution? Or should we add a flag at each old label, that says "I'm an old and rare label please offer something special to compensate the trade"?  Is it OK, just to say no and do not this trade.

At the moment I tend to remove my old labels from my tradelist. Please help with your ideas how we can trade old and rare labels in our community?