Poof! My adventure in trading. So I'm kind of poor since I didn't play for a year and my account was deleted. I'm getting back up though and have some decent chars, but nothing can hold it's own in hell. I have a clvl 90 javazon, but she's boring because I have played plenty of javazons. She can't do much in hell, so I usually rush nm hoping for good runes for trade. On Firday I had a really good half an hour. I had earlier found a druid ele gc [which goes for um on USWest Ladder] so I made a game to trade it as I need the runes. While waiting I kill Andy who drops an Um. Right after I finish that, someone comes in and gives me an Um for that skiller. THen I rush someone and their forge dropped an Um. 3 Um's in about 35 minutes. I now had 5 Um's and a Pul in my stash [along with other runes, but those are the important ones]. I'm desperately looking for a Dusk enigma for my pally, so I need Ist's to trade. I trade someone 3 of my Um's for an Ist, and was quite satisfied. I was gone this weekend so I couldn't play at all. Tonight I was playing for a while and when I first started, I made sure I had the runes in my stash. Check. All was right in the world. After a few games I look again as I was moving stuff, no Ist. What? I check ALL of my characters to make sure I didn't mule it. Nothing. Check to see if it somehow got socketed in something w/ open sockets in my stash [wouldn't have done much good, it still would have been wasted], nada. Gone. Vanished into thin air. I never was a big fan of dupers and now it seems I got screwed by one. I had always heard stories about people's things vanishing because they were duped, but never had it happened to me. Now I guess it has and I'm completely discouraged. It took me a while to save up and I was damn close, but now with 2 Um's and a Pul I've got a long way to go again. It's this kind of thing that makes me want to quit again. So tell me what you think? Should I not be so quick to trade anymore? Has this happened to you before?