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The Avatar Lending Program, or ALP, is The Daily Neopets' signature lending service to help our members get new avatars! We currently lend almost all the item avatars, and are saving for a Bony Grarrl Club to add to our items-for-lending. On the pet front, we run chain lends for every pet, petpet, and petpetpet avatar :)

Get ahead and read over our policies, then request the item you wish!

ATTENTION — The ALP team would like to remind you to ensure we can contact you when you apply for a lend. If your inbox is full, your neomail is sent to Neofriends only, you're silenced, or you are under 13, please change these settings or provide alternate contact information. If we are unable to contact you, your request will get deleted.

Newly Acquired Pets for Lending Chains!

Greetings Neopians,

Our ALP now has a Battle Pet available for lends. Our new battle-ready Jubjub was donated to us by a generous member of our community. If you wish to borrow our Battle Pet we are now taking requests starting for the month of November. The lending for this pet is different than our previous battle pet(s). Previously you were allowed to use the lab ray on our battle pet, this is no longer permitted as the pet was physically trained at the training schools around Neopia. You will need to provide your own weapons as normal, however, we have a few items in his set that can be sent to you for full collateral. More details to come on this as the appropriate collateral is worked out. If you choose to borrow the weapons from us as well, you are responsible and if something happens it is on you to replace the lost item(s) or we simply keep your collateral. Weapons in his set and the required collateral will be listed on his lending information page.

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Through a gracious donation, we are pleased to offer lends for the Tonu - Charge avatar. Requests for our brand new Tonu will be handled like any other pet chains. We are still in the process of testing how this avatar works, so things may change in the near future. Also, it is unclear if the current solution to unlocking this avatar is a glitch or if it will revert back to the previous method.

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Thank you both for your help in making these chains possible!

» on 7 October at 8:26 pm NST by Mouseykins
Comments: 2

Updated Collaterals

Hi!

Just wanted to let everyone know that many of our collaterals for item lends have been updated to better reflect market value. A couple of the more expensive items (lookin' at you Chokato and ZDAP) have new, significantly lower collaterals, and quite a few other items have had their collaterals changed slightly to reflect the new deflated/inflated values.

Happy Borrowing!

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» on 28 August at 6:21 pm NST by Emily
Comments: 2

SuAP Acquired and Collateral Question

Hey everyone!

One of our generous members has recently donated a Super Attack Pea to the lending program, meaning we are now able to offer every avatar item for lending (with the exception of the Usukis because they have a tendency to clog up trades).

As you may remember, we were having quite a bit if trouble last year with higher value items being accidentally lost by borrowers, to the point where I ended up having to replace our Bony Grarrl Club 4 times within a few months. As such, I felt I had no choice but to up the collaterals required for both the Club and the Malevolent Sentient Poogle Plushie (TCG) to the market value. This obviously meant that less people were able to borrow, but the items could be quickly and easily replaced should something happen.

Because you guys are the ones we want to have access to the items, and since you all help fund the program through donations to the ALP shop,it seems only fair that the community should have a say in the collateral amounts. There are two main options being considered:

  1. Keep the collateral amounts high, meaning less people are able to borrow, but the items can be easily replaced, so once you've saved up enough you can be sure they'll still be available to borrow.
  2. Lower collateral amounts to under market value, meaning more people will be able to borrow, but if something happens to the items, we won't be able to replace them and they won't be available for lending any longer.

Along with the actual NP amount required, I think imposing a strict account age restriction of 2-3 years is reasonable, meaning your account has to be at least 2-3 years old to qualify for a lend (feel free to comment what you think a reasonable account age would be if you think it should be something different)

The poll will close two weeks from today (on July 19th).

**Edit: it was just pointed out to me that the new limit on auctions is now 100 mil, so it WOULD be possible to collect full collat for the pea. The poll options have been updated accordingly**

» on 5 July at 1:03 pm NST by Emily
Comments: 10

Item Lends Back Up

After extensive testing with amounts ranging from a few hundred to a few hundred thousand NP, it looks like whatever glitch was happening with the trades is fixed and item lend will resume as normal!

» on 15 April at 8:58 am NST by Emily
Comments: 0

*** ITEM LENDS SUSPENDED FOR ALP ***

It appears that there is some kind of Trading Post glitch affecting my account at the moment (possibly others too). When someone offers their collateral on a trade, I accept it, but I only get the junk item they offered, not the NP. This means that when I offer their collat back, I have to use my own NP to pay back what they gave me. As such, lends are suspended until I figure out what the heck is going on, as I've already lost over 2 mil NP over a couple lends to the Trading Post literally swallowing money. A notice will be posted when item lends are back open.

-Emily

» on 19 March at 2:26 pm NST by Emily
Comments: 4

Pet Lends Suspended for April!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that Pet Lending Chains will NOT be running in the month of April. Lends will continue as normal through the month of March and pick up again in May. At the beginning of April, I have some family matters to attend to and will not be able to give the lends my full attention. By the time I'm able to do the lends, it will be too late for April anyway.

Accepting applications for March until the 1st. Anything submitted after the 1st, will be handled in May. If you request a pet during this time and end up getting the avatar, please let me know so I can delete your request. Then you can send in a new request with the pet chains you wish to join.

Remember all communication is now done on the forums! Things are running much smoother this way.

Thank you for your understanding!

~Dawn ALP Pet Team

» on 22 February at 3:37 pm NST by Mouseykins
Comments: 13

Bony Grarrl Club Lends Back!

We have a new club!! You guys are freaking amazing!! <3

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Once again, I'm finding myself needing to replace our Club for lending. A notice will be posted when it's available to be requested again.

» on 10 February at 9:46 am NST by Emily
Comments: 19

Reminder Regarding Pet Lends

Please be advised that all communication for these lends are done through the forums. This makes things easier for me to keep track of everything. You will no longer be getting Neomails. If you do not have a forums account you will automatically be rejected without notice.

Messages have gone out on the 1st. All replies are due on or before February 10th. Failure to reply will result in you not being able to participate in our pet chains for the month. If you miss the deadline, please submit a new request for the chains you wish to join. If all goes according to plan, messages will be going out on the first of the month with replies being due within 10 days. Thank you for your cooperation!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me a message!

~Dawn

» on 4 February at 12:44 am NST by Mouseykins
Comments: 0

Reminder for Applying for Item Lends

Just want to send out a quick reminder on a few things for when people are sending in requests for items from the ALP.

Firstly, please make sure you're only requesting one item at a time. This ensures that 1) Everyone who wants to borrow items will be able to in a timely fashion and 2) That if something happens (an account is hacked or frozen), we don't lose a bunch of items. We only send out one item per person at a time regardless of how many requests you send in at once, so by submitting multiple requests, you're bumping other people who requested the same item further down the queue and creating a backlog for the items. It's best to wait until you've returned one item before requesting another.

Secondly, if you aren't able to provide full collateral for an item and indicate that when applying, please also include what you ARE able to offer as collateral. By not doing so, it delays the lend as we need to track you down and find out this information before the lend can be set up.

Lastly, please try to make sure things are getting returned in a reasonable amount of time. I know some things can't be helped (internet outages, sickness, etc), but if you have a planned absence like a vacation or something, please either wait until you get back to request, or indicate in your request that you'll not be able to get online during that specific period so the lend can be set up when you get back instead. If I have to spend weeks tracking an item back down, all the other people who want to borrow it are forced to wait, or I end up having to re-buy a bunch of (usually expensive) items unnecessarily.

 

Here's a juggling Krawk for making it to the end:

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» on 30 January at 1:31 pm NST by Emily
Comments: 0

More Changes to Pet Lending!

Due to some recent staff changes, we will no longer be able to provide the Krawk, Pink & Mazzew chain. We are working on replacing this chain as soon as we can. However, we will need to wait until the transfer glitch is fixed as our accounts are full with 4 pets and would be unable to do any transfers if we gained a 5th. Additionally, our Battle Pet will also be unavailable until we can find a replacement for it.

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Taking a break!

We need your help and if you have a pet that we require listed that you would like to donate to our ALP we would appreciate:

  • An aged Mazzew that is 221+ days old - Top Priority!
  • A Pink Krawk
  • A Battle pet with decent stats and ability to beat the 6 Battledome avatars we lend this pet out for, preferably a lab pet, but not necessary.

Another change is that all communication regarding the lends will be done through the forums. The reason they were done through Neomails does not outweigh the fact that it can be a royal confusing mess. Utilizing our forums for this should help clear things up drastically. I'm going to go through apps tonight and start sending out messages. Once everyone has replied, or it's passed the 5-day wait I'll get chains scheduled as soon as possible. I apologize for the delay!

Messages have now been sent out! Please reply ASAP to get the chains going!

UPDATE: The pet transfers glitch we experienced last month has been fixed!

» on 11 December at 3:19 pm NST by Mouseykins
Comments: 4

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