I'm usually not prone to being upset by gc.com politics, but today they enacted a new policy for the geocoins forum. More or less you can't post a sale or a link to a sale of anything but a gc.com trackable geocoin. Ok I guess it makes business sense... they don't want people using their site to sell coins they don't make money on. Somehow this has struck me in a very negative way that I can't explain... I guess because gc.com had little to do with the hobby until they found they can make money on it. For 3 years its been pretty much a free market, and I thought it worked just fine.
So anyway my final decision is that I am stopping my collection of geocoins. It has gotten far too expensive and there are way too many coins being made for no good reason anyway. Every gc.com trackable coin in my collection was an extra $1.50 to them that I just don't care to pay anymore. I've never been a fan of trackable geocoins anyway... just an added cost with no benefit in my opinion.