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International Newbies. A chance to shine

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International Newbies. A chance to shine
Swap Coordinator:angelbear (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie 
Number of people in swap:20
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 24, 2014
Date items must be sent by:June 14, 2014
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I recently received a request by a lovely Newbie called Emma who asked if I would do a swap with her to build her rating. I said "Of course!" But it made me think about the days when I was new and desparate to prove that I am a good person and trustworthy.

So I am doing a swap aimed specifically for newbies, but seasoned swappers can join too! There will be no filter on the swap but I will try to weed out anyone who looks like a potential flaker.

The aim of this swap is to support each other. Look at your partners profile and send a gift that they will love. Remember that the name of the swap is your chance to SHINE so may I suggest you send to impress. It doesn't have to be huge or extravagant, in fact I often find a thoughtful gift chosen with love will earn hearts. With this in mind please make sure you have filled in your profile. If it is empty I may ban you from the swap because opportunist flakers tend not to care enough to fill in a profile.

When you receive your gifts please PLEASE rate your partner. I know it is easy to forget but this whole swap depends on giving your partner feedback and helping her ratings.

I realise that this swap is a dangerous one because Newbies are an unknown entity and sadly some people will join a website like this one just to get "free stuff" and I am praying no-one does this but the chances are we may get one. But remember this swap is about sending not getting. The point is to send something so you will get a good rating, and to rate your partner so she can build trust (If you don't receive anything let me know and I will send you a little something)

If a fair gift is sent you must rate a 5, if its dirty, used or trash you can rate a 3. And if you love the gift be generous with your heart!

Discussion

longandpink 05/ 8/2014 #

I find this a really good swap :) I am trustworthy and always send swaps.

justsimplynicestuff 05/ 8/2014 #

I want to join :-) How much do we send? What should the value of the package be?

muzzbuzzbee 05/11/2014 #

I am new to this but am really keen on getting involved in swapping gifts. Is there a price limit on the gifts or just whatever we feel our partner may like?

sevofluran 05/16/2014 #

Newbie-question: Does "Date items must be sent by" mean that I have to send my gift before June 14, or must my gift reach my swap-pal before June 14? nervous to fail on my first swap...

MrsSparkle 05/20/2014 #

It appears from the description there is no $ attached. Having said that, send something you would like to receive. I find for myself, I look at a person's profile and try and find something s/he would like. @sevofluran once the partners are assigned you have until the send by date to put your swap in the mail. I have had things take 6 weeks or more to reach my partners overseas. Hope that helps.

lmunoz247 05/26/2014 #

"date items must be sent by" means the gift can be sent on or before June 14.

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