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Dollar store package swap- newbie friendly! EDITED

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Swap Coordinator:rubyhousesliprs (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie 
Number of people in swap:48
Location:Regional - USA ONLY
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 16, 2010
Date items must be sent by:May 26, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Here's your chance, newbies, we all have to start somewhere. This is a "package swap".. Everyone welcome except those who don't send their swaps.If you have recent no-sends, please don't sign up. *** FOR NEWBIES AND ESTABLISHED SWAPPERS ALIKE** EDIT: I WANTED TO ADD THAT YOU MUST HAVE A FILLED OUT PROFILE TO JOIN THIS SWAP. WE CANNOT READ YOUR MIND.. If you cannot take the time to fill out your profile.. how do we know you'll take the time to fulfill your swaps? You may be removed if you do not fill out your profile by the swap sign-up deadline..

PLEASE READ!

You will purchase your swap partner a gift at the dollar store. That's right, spend a dollar. Just an idea..check your partner's profile and buy something you think they would like. . NOW LET me clear something up with you before you sign up. This is a sender's choice swap, but the sender will take a look at your profile for ideas.. IN OTHER WORDS.. if you receive a package with an item in it they bought at the dollar store, from your partner, please rate them a 5. You can always regift it.. The purpose of this swap is to build package swap ratings.. IF you FLAKE, you'll be rated a 1. Nobody wants 1's. And nobody likes a flaker. BUT before rating your partner a 1, contact them. Give them a chance to explain themselves. I am keeping this in the US because of postage prices. There's plenty of time to mail this. Unfortunately I cannot angel this swap. PLEASE take the time to make sure your profile is filled out so your partner has something to reference! Also- so you know, most swaps require that you have at least a decent amount of info in your profile!

Discussion

flacrafter 05/11/2010 #

OMG!! I was sitting here at my desk thinking about starting the same swap!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it! Is this strictly for newbies only? Happy Swapping!

jaco 05/11/2010 #

I cant get out of the dollar store with out spending A LOT of dollars--I am addicted and have things to share with my partner--I hope that my partners profile will encourage a full package!

rubyhousesliprs 05/11/2010 #

It is for newbies and established swappers alike! And certainly if you'd like to include an extra that's fine, but definately not required!

Lanie 05/11/2010 #

yay for dollar swaps!

Thank you for post about regifting something if you don't like it...I wonder sometimes if everyone on this site has read the FAQs and knows they are not suppose to rate according to like or dislike of something they received on time and meets all requirements.

from the FAQ

2.What are the rating criteria? There are only three different rating criteria: I got my stuff and it met posted swap requirements (5 points); I got my stuff, but it didn't meet the posted swap requirements (3 points); I never got anything (1 point). Keep in mind that you are NOT rating your partners on whether or not you liked what you received, only on if it met the requirements of the swap. The fun thing about swaps is that you never know what you are going to get, and that means that sometimes you may not be thrilled with what you receive. Also, remember that everyone (including the person you are rating) can see who you are and what ratings and comments you gave. It is important to rate participants honestly, but it is also good to be kind even if you have to give someone the lowest rating

rubyhousesliprs 05/11/2010 #

Thank you for posting this. All too many times I see people rating badly because they didn't like what someone picked for them. Everyone's taste is different. Swap-bot is meant to be fun. It also bothers me that people can take from others and do nothing in return, and it doesn't seem to bother them. (flakers)... I believe everyone deserves at least one fair chance. Hence the swap. Happy swapping everyone!

flybyrd76 05/12/2010 #

Whoot Whoot! A great reason for me to go back into the Dollar store and find something to purchase. You just have to love this store full of treasure.

rubyhousesliprs 05/12/2010 #

I do encourage purchasing delivery confirmation for your package at the post office. For around 80 cents you'll have proof of mailing and proof of receipt of your partner's package.

themom223 05/16/2010 #

I am new and I love the Dollar Tree, so this sounds like it's right up my alley! :o)

bluecrayons 05/17/2010 #

mailed today but my partners profile is completely empty.

rubyhousesliprs 05/17/2010 #

Hopefully nobody gets greedy and flakes on this swap. Make sure you wait the 2 weeks after, then send them an email, if they don't respond in a reasonable amount a time, then leave the appropriate rating.

themom223 05/17/2010 #

What does "greedy" and "flake" mean? (I am new.)

rubyhousesliprs 05/19/2010 #

greedy- receives their swap from their partner, but does not send their swap, so their partner gets "flaked " on, or never recives anything. AKA someone who takes, takes, takes, but doesn't give back.

clthor 05/20/2010 #

How do I know where to mail my dollar store purchase? I had a stroke 6 mo ago and am beginning to use a walker. Wed. befor last I fell, today is the 1st time I could get upstairs to the puter to read email.

ammalu 05/23/2010 #

clthor, First of all, I hope you're feeling better! You can find your partner on the upper right hand corner, it says "See the partners you send to"

rubyhousesliprs 05/29/2010 #

Istill haven't heard from FOUR of you! No sends are totally UNCOOL!

candigirl 06/ 4/2010 #

Hey, @shabbypink I am partners with a swapper who is also in this swap, for another swap, "Thrift Store Find #4", and she totally flaked on me, and won't answer my messages, so you might want to get in touch with her, if you have her email address..(I don't, since I was the recipient....(or, non-recipient, more accurately!)

her swap bot name is @theflowergirl .so, whoever got her as a partner, I am pretty sure they won't be getting a package from her.. Just a head's up, in case she was one of the 4 you haven't heard from...

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