What is PIF?

6:03 a.m. on October 21, 2011 (EDT)
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PIF is "Pay It Forward." When you have extra gear or want to help a Trailspacer who can use it these rules apply.            

You put the gear you want to PIF in the classified section and list these rules:

  1. Recipient has to just pay shipping, which is actual, non-inflated cost.
  2. Recipient must list a piece of gear which is equal or lesser value as another PIF.
  3. Recipient must be a member in good standing.
  4. PIF item needs to be listed 24 hour  before your item ships.
  5. List PIF rules when you post your item.
  6. Gear must be serviceable and can be used, but not broken.
  7. Person who PIFed can ask for a donation to a listed org on the website here at Trailspace in lieu of a PIF item you might not have. Access Fund would be an example.

The purpose is to keep useable gear in circulation and to help fellow members.

Any questions? Ask Mike Morrow or Apeman.

4:10 p.m. on October 21, 2011 (EDT)
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9:26 a.m. on November 29, 2011 (EST)
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Sweet idea.

4:16 p.m. on December 13, 2011 (EST)
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I like it. I tend to over buy....good way to move it along later!

9:51 a.m. on December 29, 2011 (EST)
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If any gear survives the use of my five clones with any usable life I always pass it on.  Now I can do it here!

10:09 a.m. on December 29, 2011 (EST)
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I owe a PIF item, though the item I got from vince was a pass-though PIF in itself, as it was for someone who needed boots but couldn't affor them :)

It is a really great thing! 

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