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 Post subject: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:41 pm 
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So, anyone want to do one of these this year? I don't mind coordinating if enough people are interested!

I was thinking of the usual $20 (or equivalent) max, and people try to get packages out by the second or third week of December?

What do people think?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:56 pm 
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I'm in! I always love swaps!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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I like swaps :)

(You could use google forms to simplify your coordinating life? Maybe?)

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lutin wrote:
I like swaps :)

(You could use google forms to simplify your coordinating life? Maybe?)



Ooh, good idea! I just made a swap signup form. With the birthday cat theme, because cats.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AnqDLZx6f3MwazycKk4eSknVDgI6uXAYD2W5_XCy5bY/viewform?usp=send_form

As for time, why don't we aim for everyone signing up by the beginning of December, and then I'll match people up and send out info that first week of December?

Yay swaps!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:14 pm 
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Right, will do. People who sign up and don't send their boxes make me so very sad (thankfully doesn't happen often).

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lutin wrote:
I like swaps :)

(You could use google forms to simplify your coordinating life? Maybe?)



Ooh, good idea! I just made a swap signup form. With the birthday cat theme, because cats.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AnqDLZx6f3MwazycKk4eSknVDgI6uXAYD2W5_XCy5bY/viewform?usp=send_form

As for time, why don't we aim for everyone signing up by the beginning of December, and then I'll match people up and send out info that first week of December?

Yay swaps!


re: the "where can you ship" question -- can you add options for "your part of the world only" (e.g. just Europe, just Oz, whatever).

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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lutin wrote:
re: the "where can you ship" question -- can you add options for "your part of the world only" (e.g. just Europe, just Oz, whatever).


yup, done.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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Curiouser and curiouser.

What kind of stuff do you guys swap?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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Is it a food swap or something else?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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I signed up! Yay!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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I'd join a card swamp if anyone wanted to coordinate one!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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So did I! Thanks for organizing it doncherryfan.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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Oh yay for swaps!
Re: what to send, as far as I know you agree with your partner what you'd like to send/receive.

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Rosie wrote:
Curiouser and curiouser.

What kind of stuff do you guys swap?


Generally food - things you like, things you think your partner might like, interesting things unique to your area, etc. Sometimes people send homemade crafts or cards or other things as well. It's so much fun!

Here's the holiday swap thread from a few years ago: http://forum.theppk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16101&start=300 If you look at the pages near the end of the thread, lots of people posted pictures of what they received.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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Yay, so glad you all have signed up! :) A lot of our fun local products here in Brooklyn are now coming out in mini sizes that are perfect for swaps, so I'm especially excited to make a box for someone this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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I've been not sent swaps a couple of times. :( But I want to still have faith! It's not that it kills me that I was shorted but it was sad two years ago with the handmade swap and then again last year with another gift swap. But it was mostly the handmade swap that was sad because I poured a lot of effort into that one. I do believe I was just unlucky though and I <3 swaps!


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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Wow, vijita, that sucks. Is a mod (or anyone) keeping track of usernames who don't follow through on swaps? I feel like they should be excluded from future swaps if they're not going to follow through.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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Wow, vijita, that sucks. Is a mod (or anyone) keeping track of usernames who don't follow through on swaps? I feel like they should be excluded from future swaps if they're not going to follow through.


That does really suck. I'm not a mod and I don't know whether any other mods have kept track of this, but if anyone wants to PM me with usernames of people who didn't follow through, I won't match them if they sign up this round. The one person I know of who didn't follow through never logged into her account again.

But mostly swaps are awesome. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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This sounds like so much fun! One stupid question: The $20 does NOT count shipping, right? Because if I'm going to send something across the world, that would be sad...


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone up for a 2014 holiday swap?
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i too have been not sent stuff. i think swapping rules should be in place, like only allow those that are currently active posting at least a few times a week join.

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