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    Is it safe to assume that Pay It Forward is dead?

    The action was brief and I can't help but miss it...is anyone up to resurrect PIF? I know there were some incomplete transactions thanks to lame cards being offered up...
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    I believe the reason that the Pay it Forward idea has stalled is that collectors saw this as a way to get rid of unwanted cards instead of offering up cards people may need. It was supposed to be a way for collectors to find a PC item.

    Take me for example: PIF doesn't really help me at all. I have wants spanning from 1910-11 to the present day. I collect rookie cards with a focus on SP Authentic (my list is in my signature). Quite a few of my wants (from the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s in particular) range from $25 to no more than a nickel, so they wouldn't be offered anyway.

    If you are not offering anything from my list, why would I claim your card? Who in their right mind will offer up a Patrick Kane FWA or Sidney Crosby FWA? These are the kinds of cards I need. SP Authentic rookies are never offered because people would rather sell/trade them.

    In my case, there's another issue with the PIF idea. I don't have many cards that fit the criteria to be offered up. I don't have many cards in that range.

    PIF helps me gather trade bait and that's not the spirit of it.

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    I participated quite a bit with the PIF ( International / Canada / both threads )

    It always stalled because offering up BV was an option. People would put up a "40BV" 01/02 Roman Chechmanek jersey, or an 02/03 50BV parallel of Rick Dipietro.

    I technically only PC Luongo, and no one has Luongo I need. Im not super strict like @Leafsman, where I only collect X and nothing else, and if I need to take a card to get the ball moving again, ill be able to find something I like that will go into the box of "stuff I like" =P.

    That being said, I dont care if I give up a $20 - $30 card that ive sat on for awhile. Every time I posted stuff in the PIF, it was claimed within a few hours.

    The fact that someone can put in a selection of 40BV - 60BV parallels / inserts / jersey cards that you wouldnt be able to sell for $5 after they claim a nice $20 current player auto is when the thread dies. Im sure there are a few people who dont mind taking a card they only have a very little bit of interest in to move the thread along, but you can only do it so many times.

    In all honesty @Leafsman, PIF is not really set up for someone with your collecting goals. It is made for people who just want to shake things up a bit, maybe grab a nice card of a guy they like to watch play .... someone that really isnt too picky with what they get in return, and has a good amount of stuff to choose from if the 1st few items they put up arnt wanted.
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    I participated quite a bit with the PIF ( International / Canada / both threads )

    It always stalled because offering up BV was an option. People would put up a "40BV" 01/02 Roman Chechmanek jersey, or an 02/03 50BV parallel of Rick Dipietro.

    I technically only PC Luongo, and no one has Luongo I need. Im not super strict like @Leafsman, where I only collect X and nothing else, and if I need to take a card to get the ball moving again, ill be able to find something I like that will go into the box of "stuff I like" =P.

    That being said, I dont care if I give up a $20 - $30 card that ive sat on for awhile. Every time I posted stuff in the PIF, it was claimed within a few hours.

    The fact that someone can put in a selection of 40BV - 60BV parallels / inserts / jersey cards that you wouldnt be able to sell for $5 after they claim a nice $20 current player auto is when the thread dies. Im sure there are a few people who dont mind taking a card they only have a very little bit of interest in to move the thread along, but you can only do it so many times.

    In all honesty @Leafsman, PIF is not really set up for someone with your collecting goals. It is made for people who just want to shake things up a bit, maybe grab a nice card of a guy they like to watch play .... someone that really isnt too picky with what they get in return, and has a good amount of stuff to choose from if the 1st few items they put up arnt wanted.

    @canucksfan007 this is a direct quote from the Pay It Forward rules and regulations:

    "The idea behind it is to help out our fellow traders to boost their collections by posting up cards that people can get for their PC without having to trade or buy."

    Notice it says "posting up cards that people can get for their PC". I do have cards in my wantlist, from all kinds of set brands and all years, in the $30 BV or sale range. I don't know why you think I would be exempt or that it isn't suited towards someone with my collecting goals.

    Take my SP Authentic wants for example. I'm not expecting people to offer up a Brad Marchand or Erik Karlsson FWA for free. But it would be nice to find a Chris Kreider, for example. Even if I could find a Dave Taylor OPC RC in Nearmint-Mint condition for example, that's one card off my list.

    The issue is that nobody is kind enough to offer them up because they would rather trade or sell them. I understand that, but it would be nice to find just one card from my wantlist on here in a condition I find acceptable.

    The reason this isn't working is because people viewed the Pay It Forward idea as a way to try to dump cards they couldn't move otherwise. That's all there is to it.

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    It truly is unfortunate that such a great concept was ruined by some who couldn't follow the simple rules. I was ecstatic to pick up a $40 card that had been on my want list for 8 years and I was able to send someone else a $40 card that had been on my trader list for over a decade.
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    Then why don't we make a "dump it forward"? lol

    We post a few cards that we want to "give away" then wait that they get picked up.

    I guess it could help people with a low inventory
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