For an ordinary 9 to 5 person, having an ordinary life with the same routine over and over again can be pretty boring. No change of pace will greatly affect a person’s personality so picking up the best hobby is a must. One of the easiest hobbies a person can have is through collecting various things. A person may start from the easiest ones, from coins of different countries to stamps of different places, from trading cards to even trading pins. Baseball trading pins is one of the most popular trading pins most hobbyists usually collect.
When doing a baseball trading pins trade, having fun and excitement is a must. Meeting new people from other countries all over the globe who share the same interest as you is one of the perks that you will get through baseball trading pins trading. Some people are newbies and first timers but there are also some who are keeping the baseball trading pins hobby for many years.
As a trader, all are expected to practice the proper trading etiquette and of course, have fun!
•Most pin traders, also known as pin heads, usually show their baseball trading pins in their pieces of garments such as vests, jackets, lanyards, hats and even their shirts. In any case you want to take a closer look of another pin trader’s collection, approach the person and politely ask if the person is open for trading. Always respect another trader’s personal space. Remember, don’t touch another person’s garments or pins.
•Your pins up for trades should always be in a clean and pristine order.
•If you are not comfortable in making a trade, don’t force yourself to pursue it. On the other hand, if you are the one who wants to initiate a trade, do not force another trader to trade your pins if he is not satisfied with the pin you are offering.
•When two pin traders are doing an exchange, do not interrupt them. Wait for your turn and approach them once the trading is done.
•Collect what you love. For some people, this may mean collecting limited editions. For others, it may be collecting all the pieces of their favourite team. Always remember, there is no perfect collection but always collect the ones which will make you feel fulfilled and happy. Always keep in mind that while you are choosing a pin from another trader’s set, the other person is also choosing a pin from your set to trade. When doing trades, always choose a pin from your collection of the equal value of the pin you are wishing to trade. After the trade, always express your gratitude to the person for the opportunity to trade pins.
•For some people who are trading through the internet, each individual is expected to practice netiquette. Netiquette, which is the combination of internet and etiquette, are proper conducts and good manners each traders should follow when doing an online trade. When making a transaction online, the primary communication tool usually used is an email. When sending messages using email, always be polite. Avoid using the caps lock key when typing since capital letters depict anger or shouting.
•While waiting for the other trader’s response to the email, always give that person time to respond. If you do not hear from the other trader for a long time, then, you can resend the email to them.
Custom trading pin hobby is very fulfilling and rewarding for all traders, hobbyist, and enthusiast. It may not come easy at first but as you go along with the hobby, you will find it fun and encouraging too. Observing proper etiquette will not only help you gain more friends and contacts, it will also give you a good reputation among other traders and will give them an ease feeling to do trades with you very often too.