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International Secret Santa

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International Secret Santa
Swap Coordinator:sosiejude (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Miscellaneous  Craft Supplies 
Number of people in swap:71
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 1, 2011
Date items must be sent by:October 18, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

.I did many of these swaps last year and very successful so here goes for 2011. This is open to all .International swappers. Secret santa you will have one partner and you will send them a gift to value of £5.00./$10. This is going to be profile based you will wrap up and add tag with your greeting and name.So they can put away for christmas. No flakers please and all must have well filled out profile with lots of items youd like to receive....no recent 1's or 3's . We all hate flakers and there seems to be so many around lately. Lets have fun please send something in good condition .Can be 1 or several little things as long value is $10/ £5 if you want to spend more thats up to you. Please make sure you add note with swap name and title of swap just makes life easier.Do remember to pack & seal well before mailing. Sorry no newbies unless have 15 rated type 3 swaps not including email/face book profiles/or just follow blog swaps. This is due to soo many flakers lately on swapbot. Remeber well filled out profile if you havent likes dislikes on your profile and items youd like to be sent then you will be banned. As partners need to buy items you will use. Lets just have fun! Done early enough so items should arrive as this is International.If your not prepared to send Internationaly then dont sign up!


PinkLotus 06/20/2011 #

you have a known flaker in your swaps @tazwoman .. she has flaked on multiple children and adults.. some from 6 months ago that she has yet to make up for and 1 recent 1 where the host was kind enough to give her a chance and got flaked on by @tazwoman She keeps deleting her profile comments and every time she signs up for swaps and gets banned and told to make up her swaps first, she simply signs up for a bunch more. So I thought you and your participants should know who has signed up for this swap in case it was missed in the participants list.

sosiejude 07/ 8/2011 #

no have already banned her shes well known flaker

thegypsie 08/19/2011 #

@sosiejude do you mind letting me know if I am too newbie to sign up for your swap? Thanks in advance.

Welshgirlie 08/20/2011 #

This sounds fab, looking forward to it :)

sosiejude 08/20/2011 #

@thegypsie ...no your fine to join the swap thanks for asking

nancyk 08/21/2011 #

Would love to join-this soun d SuperbQ. I'm a newbie, but I have 3 swaps completed with 3 hearts-I havew sent my last two in-one to Hong Kong and the other to New York. I Am NOT a Flaker, and I always go way beyond what is expected of me. I have received special notes from the people I have sent to telling me how delighted they were with packages received. Please let me know if you would let me join this swap. Thanks, Nancy K

etherealgirl 08/21/2011 #

I can vouch for Nancy K ...she is my mom~! My sister and I have been swapping for a couple of years now and we both have excellent profiles and we just got mom to join ius in our happy swapping. If you will make an exception for her, I can guarantee that the receiver will be well pleased with what she sends~!

I just joined this one as well. I love international swaps...can't wait to see who my patner is so I can get going on it~!

momoruth 08/22/2011 #

oops I accidentally joined before realizing I haven't a rating as of yet...I have already mailed two swaps out and about to mail my third...i promise not to be a flaker and will mail gift out as soon as I am assigned a partner...I have swapped on other sites for years with no negative ratings...just new to this site...let me know...many thanks

kewlmom23 08/23/2011 #

I too signed up this past weekend, not realizing I wasn't qualified! I hope I can do this swap. I am new, I have already mailed out 2 swaps this week, I have been doing swaps for 8 years now, on other groups, mainly scrapbooking where I had to make things, this one is easy, it involves shopping, something I am very good at! I promise whomever I am lucky enough to send to, wont be disappointed! International is great! Please consider allowing me to remain on this swap!

Bluedaisy1 08/24/2011 #

I am happy to be assigned a newer member as my swap partner if you are concerned with the lack of ratings where they are new. I am sure there will be no flaking in this swap as it is such a nice one. I am equally sure that those who have made comments above are very genuine.

Kind regards Helen (bluedaisy1)

kewlmom23 08/24/2011 #

Thanks Helen! I can't imagine anyone flaking on this swap, it is going to be so fun! Have a great day, Esther

caitychu 08/28/2011 #

This is an awesome idea! I would like to join, please. C:

Soulcracked 08/29/2011 #

idea is good, but as far as I know, customs open everything INSIDE parcel.. but if this idea is for not opening PARCEL - it's ok ...

ziza65 08/31/2011 #

ja sam prvi put ucesnik pa vas molim za razumevanje .volim da ucestvujem na swap i da sticem nove prijatelje. I am a first time participant and ask you to understand. I like to participate in

OverMoon 08/31/2011 #

But 5 pounds is only = 8USD.

Sha2ronS 09/ 2/2011 #

Hi, I am new--I'd love to take part in this swap but after reading the above comments, don't want to cause anyone a problem because I am new! Let me know what you'd like me to do...

patumma 09/ 3/2011 #

Please note that the swap requirements are set by the hostess and it is polite to abide by them and not join if you do not qualify. Just a heads up!! ;) Pat

patumma 09/ 3/2011 #

Please note that the swap requirements are set by the hostess and it is polite to abide by them and not join if you do not qualify. Just a heads up!! ;) Pat

grandmaroro 09/ 6/2011 #

WOW - I will watch for awhile after reading all the newbie notes. I get flaked on more at Christmas than any other time of the year. And, yes, I have been flaked on in a Secret Santa swap, a filled stocking swap, and a 24 days of Christmas swap. It seems there is always a thief who wants something for nothing.

grandmaroro 09/ 8/2011 #

Okay - No. 1. I did not mean for that to sound like all newbies were flakers. I know better.

And, No. 2 - I do consider flakers to be thieves.

Also, No.3 - I adore coordinators who have strict rules and stick to them.

ahuva 09/ 9/2011 #

Hi I am happy to join to this swap pleas if you can, sum countries dose not have relation with my country, I will be happy to have partner that can sent to Israel.

HeidiJean 09/12/2011 #

Phew, so many comments to read! For anyone that does NOT meet the requirement, I would watch it for now-- You have a few weeks to meet the requirement! And @ahuva partners are assigned randomly by the computers, just so you know :)

tintenn 09/12/2011 #

If you send something wrapped in order for your partner to put it away for Christmas....how does one rate? Do you rate just based on receiving it? Just curious.

Miabiff 09/14/2011 #

@tintenn you would rate a at least five when swap is received then after opening your gift you can go back and rerate if needed.

katjh 09/15/2011 #

Hi, i've the same question as @tintenn too.. how do you rate for this one ?

ShellyLynn816 09/18/2011 #

In looking at the participants I notice quite a few people with recent ones or threes. I really want to do this swap but I'm hesitant of being flaked on especially when the description says no recent 1's or 3's.

Veterok 09/19/2011 #

Hey everyone, I just signed up; I'm now getting back to swapping in Swap-Bot after a couple of years break, and I'm not sure what is your take on this. I hope I can play! I did take part in bigger swaps when I was active in 2008, and always sent my packages even though I was partnered with a couple of flakers.. :/ I have one 1 from the same year, which was a misunderstanding.

I'm now in the process of updating my profile, 99% of it is up-to-date already.

sosiejude 09/22/2011 #

Now yes any newbies that have not followed the guide lines to the swap better either unjoin the swap as you wont qualify . Also i am not accepting any swappers who have recent 1's or 3's in last 6months . This is a expensive swap for some people and they sure dont want to be flaked ,i wouldnt woul;d you.... I will be doing another in November so those newbies who want to join but dont qualify then maybe get your swapping done beofre then! Feel free to ask questions but guidelines i have put in are to be followed thanks judex

patumma 09/23/2011 #

Excellent Jude thank you for clarifying that! Count me in!!!

daarhon 09/25/2011 #

@sosiejude I have one question. Gift wrappings might be damaged by customs. Packages are checked randomly but mine was checked a few times as I been told by my partners. Should my partner rate me 3 in this cause?

sosiejude 09/25/2011 #

When customs open packets they have to by law leave as they found ie seal back up .so this shouldnt be a problem

daarhon 09/26/2011 #

@sosiejude thank you :)

Sairea 09/29/2011 #

You are having more than one secret santa swap before the holidays?

Net3811 09/29/2011 #

Why on earth did you drop me for having insufficient type 3 ratings when I have 67 of them. That is way over the requirement and I have no recent poor ratings either.

ChantalB 09/30/2011 #

i'm on same page as Net :(

sosiejude 09/30/2011 #

sorry @Net3811 @ChantalB your not on same page as net the rules for swap say 15 type 3

sosiejude 09/30/2011 #

YOU MUST HAVE TYPE3 15 swaps ...UN-cat doesnt count sorry but this year toughened up as lots lost out last year to flakers .Before you all go off on one we dont know whos gonna flake thats why ive increased the rules this year. Net have un bannned you my mistake hunni sorry

Net3811 09/30/2011 #

Thanks Jude! I really enjoyed this swap last year so delighted to be back in.

debferguson 10/ 1/2011 #

I have been banned for not having 15x type 3 as well. I thought that only applied to newbies - I have been swapping here for years with good feedback, all five and mostly with hearts. Hope you can check my profile and add me back in! This could be a mistake as you have so many profiles to check! Thanks.

evitake 10/ 1/2011 #

thanx for dropping me i am clearing all things out and never flake but§ oh well there will be other swaps i guess

Kessie 10/ 1/2011 #

People like Evitake have actually done lots of Type 3 swaps - its just that 'types' were only introduced relatively recently, so long-term swappers have lots of 'uncategorised' swaps instead. But you can still tell from the ratings that they are actually from 'package' type swaps, which would now be classed as 'Type 3'....

Kessie 10/ 1/2011 #

oops sorry, I didn't mean Evitake, I meant debferguson...

debferguson 10/ 2/2011 #

Thanks Kessie. I really want to take part in this but am having no luck. As you said, I've been swapping for years and parcels were not categorised but 98% of my swaps have been parcels as my ratings state. Thanks for the support!

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