So I've run into a problem with pin trading where neither I or the person I am trading with have been around really long. Neither of us really have any trade history, so it's hard to place trust onto the other person. In situations like these, what I have done in the past for other mail in trades of other valuables is request someone who is somewhat reputable to be a middleman, who sometimes charges a small convenience fee. After this initial trade, traders will have some sort of trade history.
Could this be something we can implement on a larger scale that oldies can volunteer for and newbies can utilize?
Also, does anyone living in Melbourne, or who is going from Melbourne to Seattle want to middleman for me? I'll give you a free fodder =3