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Trading? 1 year 11 months ago #22616

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As I was speaking to another member about which kratom they found best etc it dawned on me. Is anyone on here doing kratom trades or is that frowned upon? It seems like everyone is looking for feedback etc and most of us seem to buy in bulk. So while the reviews are awesome I would think that spending a few dollars to ship a 1/2 oz or oz of kratom, which isnt an absurd amount to trade and will give the person you are sending to a nice couple/multiple samples doses. Im certainly not opposed to sending my money to kratom vendors and farmers but you would think a trade before you buy method would be advantageous to our community.

Granted there are some inherit risks, scammers (a sub forum or trader rating next to our names would go a long way in who we trade with), purity, potency etc. however we all run that "risk" on any deal we do. kratom or other. How many times do you bite into a food at the risk of food poisoning? Or try a new vendor not knowing 110% you are getting the purest item? And I really dont think anyone is willing to risk being put on blast for ripping someone off of wholesale like $5.00 worth of kratom? Plus tracking numbers are free with paid postage these days. Id love to share types I get with vendor names/types and get feedback on how people feel about it. That also ensures they are taking the same exact kratom you are vs. "oh I tried so and so 6 months ago and they were great!" just to find out they now have a different wholesaler/farmer etc.

Sorry if this is against the rules but I read them and didnt see this in there, and sorry if its been publicly discussed before. I couldnt find a search function. (then again my phone screen is broken.)
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Trading? 1 year 10 months ago #23497

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I think it's a great idea! Many times trying a new strain and not really knowing anything about it, getting it in the mail and the strain doesn't do what you expect and you are stuck with a whole lot of money spent and it's a strain that doesn't work with your body. The issue that I see is sending Kratom to someone in state where it has been banned. And the obvious one that you get burned on the deal.
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Trading? 1 year 10 months ago #23509

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Agree on all ends. Thats why a trader rating system would be good, the same as the "trusted vendors" board. The illegal state thing would of course have to be a deal breaker.
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I did get to looking and typed into Google: states where Kratom is illegal. It brought up a map covering the USA and it was color code and where it's illegal. So that is a simple work around.
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Trading? 1 year 10 months ago #23517

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I’ve bought kratom second hand before (when a member decided to stick with pills or suffer), got a good deal on a great selection of reds I never would have thought to buy (or could afford). But I paid for it. Not trade. The only other thing I’ve done successfully is mail it to others who ran out and couldn’t get more ordered, in which case I generally send about 40 grams of something I bought too much of and mail it out as a gift.

Cool idea for a “Secret Santa” gift exchange. Too bad this wasn’t mentioned earlier in the month - NEXT YEAR let’s do that.
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Trading? 1 year 10 months ago #23518

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Secret Santa exchange would be very cool. I am all for it! For sure it would have to be next year for sure.
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AND no harm in trading. Just make sure you’re trading with someone who has similar metabolism! LOL
Yes, I’m actually serious. And watch out for scammers - they ALSO get wiser with age.
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Trading? 1 year 10 months ago #23522

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I never thought about metabolism. Good point it makes sense about that!
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Trading? 1 year 10 months ago #23523

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Well I have a kg of very good white vein, and a half kg of a red from borneo. Always looking to try something new. I use it for herniated discs, and pains depression and anxiety associated with my blood disease. Typically only take a 2-4 gram dose.

Mine were purchased directly from a vendor in Indonesia whos lab reports were consistent with the ones I had run. (I have to do this since if I get any adulterants it can really mess me up.) But Id be willing to trade a couple of ounces and would be willing to send out first as I am still relatively new on here, and will provide tracking. (prefer its with someone who is established here) May as well try and get it started. All of mine is less than 2 months old. I always vacuum seal my bags back up and will send in a vacuum sealed bag if anyone is interested in giving this a shot. Figure even if I get scammed Im out shipping lol as it is I give kratom away locally to people in need.

Also love the secret Santa idea! Maybe if the trading stuff works, and we all learn more about eachother and what works for who we could do something like this.
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