Comment: after much thought, i am rating this swap as a 3. This was supposed to be a jar full of my favorite animals, what i got was a jar full of pink items. this was not a pink jar swap. I did recieve a set of flamingo salt and pepper shakers, however one was broken. alot of the items i recieved were either opened (lotions, nail polish) or just had nothing to do with anything related to this swap... show me how roses and smelly sachets and pink carmel apple lotion has anything to do with "my favorite animal swap" and I will rerate. this swap left me very dissappointed to say the least. i spent hours trying to find badgers for my partner, and when unsuccessful, i found other animals on her list to fill the rest of the jar. a little effort goes a long long way.
Comment: I really hate rating down for a Christmas card swap, but you clicked sent on Nov. 26 and the postmark is Dec. 4, more than a week later. Had you let me know you were going to send late, and had you not clicked sent when you did, I would have rated a 5. Thx for the lovely vintage style tags. (I have pmd you twice about this swap with no reply.)
Comment: It did not meet swap requirements. The envelope was not the designated size. Most of the items were not Christmas related. I was unsure of the small rectangles of pink paper. Also I have participated in many swaps through blogs. I have never received pictures cut from solicitations from charity organizations. I recognized the angel pictures that you sent as very similar to some that I had received from various charities. As well, I could read the letter that charities send on the back of several of the pictures that you sent. The bottle of infuser oil was not wrapped to protect it from breaking. That makes quite a mess.
Response: Why, in your opinion, does it not? At least a explanation is in order!
UPDATE: I am resending. I'm sorry that you did not appreciate my recycle and reuse efforts. everything will be BRAND new!
Comment: The package finally arrived. The box was damaged upon receipt to the post office and some of the items inside were smashed. However, this rating is not to reflect the condition of the package but how late is was upon arriving, so I am re-rating from a 1 to a 3. Thank-you for finally sending.
Comment: Will re-rate when it is received. UPDATE 9/6/10-thank you for the tea cup and extras. Unfortunately I have to keep the rating at 3 due to it being shipped 7 weeks late and a major lack of communication.
Response: Explained my problem. She decided to go ahead and rate me. I'm trying. Will resend. Blessings, anyway.
Comment: While I appreciate the extras I would've preferred to only get the required amount and have it sent on time. It was postmarked Aug 30, the deadline was Aug 20, and you clicked sent on the 22. You never contacted me to let me know it was going to be late. Thank you for the tags, they're lovely. But send on time and be honest next time.
Comment: 8/14-I received the replacement jar today. Thank you. -No need to resend. The 3 is for sending late without communication. I'm sorry if my communications make you cry. That is not the intention. I'm simply going by the SB guidelines. 7/19 Update: Received the swap package. Sent late and arrived broken because a glass candle was put inside the glass jar without protection. 7/17 Update- I have a pm from you that says it was never sent because the person you gave it to went on vacation and didn't send it. So, it's not a resend, it's a send...which you said you were going to do this weekend. And don't forget to change the send date in the swap when you do get it out.
Response: You WILL receive package. I will resend, if necessary.
Update: Apparently she had someone go and get packages, so it HAS been sent. I just can't tell you what day. I'm sorry for the confusion and delay.
UPDATE: I am very sorry that the jar arrived broken! I am going to send you another one. I know that I can't do anything right in your eyes, but I'm trying. No need for a response, please. I cry everytime I read one of yours. Blessings!