At one time, many moons ago, us zoanthid lovers would have what we called "thermos swaps."
I miss the days of when frag swaps were as much trading as selling. Seems like the swaps are all now commercial ventures. Almost 2 decades ago in people basements and doing local reef tours / swaps was amazing.
I selected other. I regularly swap corals because for me it’s not about the money. It’s about having new corals. Supposed to meet a guy today to trade hammers for torches.At one time, many moons ago, us zoanthid lovers would have what we called "thermos swaps." We would buy a lunch box soup thermos, pack what frags we could get in there, and ship via 2 day usps for a few bucks. That was fun! Of course we now have really good insulated shipping boxes to use! I was thinking about frag trading today and was wondering how often people are still actually trading, not selling, coral frags. Let's talk about it today!
1. When is the last time you traded frags with someone either locally or via shipping service? (NO BUYING OR SELLING BUT AN ACTUAL TRADE)
2. Would you be interested in finding people that just wanted to straight up trade frags?
Yes you have to ship it overnight. Yes it might be cheaper to just pick up a few frags online or at your LFS. It's not really about cost savings. It really just about interaction between fellow reefers and the surprise of what you might getHow does this work? Do you overnight the thermos? Doesn't the cost of shipping outweigh any savings over buying higher priced frags?