+garyo1954 Posted March 12, 2018 Share Posted March 12, 2018 2 hours ago, kunarion said: The fees and approval process apply only to submissions of new custom Geocoins. Like you, I'd rather be able to use a tracking number on a project or two, not a whole bunch of the same object. So that's why I use "Travel Bug" dogtags or other tags or coins I've bought for the purpose. You may pretty much use the tracking number as you like, such as marking it on an object, and design its page to match. If it's for a gift, I'd also provide the coin or tag that the tracking number is from. AND you could invent your own serialization system. In my profile you see "kunarion's cache zippers", each with a unique serial number. Each run has a new prefix, like Z001, Z002, etc. But as they are 4-digit numbers, they can't be Official Geocaching Tracking numbers, so maybe they aren't confused for tracking numbers. This is my own personal "tracking" system. There are no "Groundspeak" hoops to jump through. Just a idea. Agreed, the travel bug/dog tags route is easier for putting out a couple of items, but expensive in bulk numbers. In this case we're talking 20 to 25 items, immediately getting tagged and leaving the hand (say starting March 19 when the Planetary game starts...lol). That means the personal serials would be more possible without the expense. Putting out a bulk and seeing where they go and how fast they get there would be fun but tracking is not essential. Looking through the list of 500 in the Garmin, I question how many would be picked up immediately. Many caches in this area sit for months without a visit while the ones close to the interstate and around the loops receive multiple visits per week or month. The bed and breakfasts caches are the hot spots. And always seem to have trackables. As it is the items I put out are going to be put out either way, with or without a tracking number. They'll be placed in caches or in parks or some stop along the way from here to there to anywhere (and to nowhere). And I've already decided on two good places for my own caches, not so out of the way they get no visitors and not so busy people will trip over them. Once I'm more experienced and better acclimated to understand the process, I can always change my mind..... Quote Link to comment
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