i've been on this site for a few months now, and LOVE it,
and i'd love love LOVE to be able to take advantage of/help my fellow TPT-ers by using the shop-n-swap, either buying or selling (my water sprite and java fern are babymaking machines...)
BUT...i'm only 16.
and pretty much everybody uses paypal.
i've never seen any regulations on the SnS that say people under 18 can't buy/sell on the forum, but it's pretty much impossible since everybody uses paypal.
granted, i could get one- actually, i already did- but i don't use it because i'm afraid of them somehow finding out my age and stopping my account (i've heard horror stories).
SO to my actual question,
would any of you be willing to pay/be paid by sending checks/cash through the mail? people say it's risky, but i've been getting birthday/holiday cash from relatives through the mail all my life and none of it has ever been intercepted to my knowledge- my grandma even sent $1,000 to my parents earlier this year before she died (check, not cash). i could understand not wanting to be paid this way maybe a bit better, because it's easy for someone to send you a check that bounces, or fake bills. but you could potentially ask for payment to be sent before you send the whatever, and HOPEFULLY most of this community can be trusted to come through.
and if not, would you be willing to barter specifically (like, you value whatever you're selling/buying and buy something the person wants in return for whatever they're buying)?
sorry for the long post, but would love to hear from you,