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DS: Flat Mail Round Robin

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Swap Coordinator:Hollycarole92 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges 
Number of people in swap:19
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:July 3, 2013
Date items must be sent by:November 15, 2013
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This swap may or may not become a series, depending on how well it does. You do not have to be a member of the first swap to join later swaps, and vice versa.

As the hostess, I will initiate the envelope of SIX flat-mail items as soon as partners have been assigned.

If you sign up, you must wait until you receive the envelope from your "receives from" partner before you send to your "sends to" partner. Once people have been assigned partners, I'll send out a note with the order of sending, so that you have an idea of when to expect receiving it and so forth.

From your "receives from" partner, you will get an envelope marked "Flat Mail Round Robin #1" on it, and it will have six random flat-mail items in it, completely sender's choice.

You will look through the items, and take what you want, while replacing what you took with the same number of items.

If it works, the Round Robin can keep going!! Even after the "Send By" date. By the way, you should ignore the "send by" date (see below). You will always send and receive to/from the same partner.

The "Send By" date on this swap is pretty much just ignored and will be extended to way out there on the calendar and is for admin reasons only. (Long enough so that everyone will have a chance to get it/send it. If more than expected people join, I will extend the send-by date so that everyone can be rated before then.)

So here are some important rules! If you don't think you can handle it, don't join. It's easy, but takes some thought.

Send the envelope within 3 days of getting it.

Please RATE your partner as soon as you receive the envelope.

There should always be six items in the envelope. If there's not when you sent it out, it means you cheated.

You must take and add AT LEAST one thing, but can also take and add up to six, or the entire envelope.

I WILL be thoroughly checking profiles for this swap, and no newbies or recent poor ratings, because this is a little more than your average swap.

Also, it would be a good idea to add below when you've received/sent the Round Robin.

Discussion

ktk8 06/20/2013 #

WoW this looks like F U N....

ChinaCat 06/20/2013 #

Any restrictions about the items...store bought versus crafted versus thrifted for instance?

Hollycarole92 06/24/2013 #

@ChinaCat Any item that would be considered for a flat-mail swap is okay. Of course, no trash or junk, which is why I'll be checking profiles to ensure there's quality swappers only.

Hollycarole92 07/ 4/2013 #

Hello everyone! Happy 4th! Here is the sending order for the swap now that it has been assigned. I will also be sending this to your personal e-mails! I will send it out tomorrow and it will be on it's way. Please remember to rate when you receive and send in no more than 3 days. ;)

Hollycarole92 (Kentucky)

Zoebolt (Ohio)

ktk8 (Texas)

Vorkat (North Dakota)

me2u (Missouri)

FritosMom (Virginia)

natasha838 (Illinois)

woopsydaisy (Ohio)

Created46 (North Dakota)

BetsyG (Maryland)

armadillogal (New Mexico)

junior88 (Michigan)

bgailk (Wisconsin)

walkthoreau (Wisconsin)

melannf75 (California)

young46356 (Indiana)

Jjean (Missouri)

happymama (Missouri)

GrannysNamesake (Texas)

Hollycarole92 (Kentucky)

Hollycarole92 07/ 8/2013 #

Zoebolt received the swap today, so it should be on it's way to ktk8 soon! :)

ktk8 07/14/2013 #

ktk8 received it took some added some and is sending it on should leave Houston tomorrow AM early headed to Vorkat in North Dakota... what fun!!!

Jjean 07/19/2013 #

Way down on the bottom of the list --- sure will do some traveling before it arrives here.....do we list when we send it?

Vorkat 07/20/2013 #

Sent off to me2u in MO!

me2u 07/31/2013 #

Checked my mail on Thursday before I left town and I hadn't rec'd anything yet but it was here when I got home Monday so not sure when it arrived. Sent to FritosMom in Virginia today (Wed). Post office said it may take 5-6 days to get to you Linda (FritosMom). Have fun!!

Hollycarole92 08/ 8/2013 #

Just checked the participants, and @FritosMom sent the envie onward to @natasha838 in Illinois on August 5th.

natasha838 08/ 9/2013 #

I received the envelope and am putting it in the mail to woopsydaisy today!

woopsydaisy 08/12/2013 #

Received today and sending to Created46 today รฐลธหœย

Created46 08/15/2013 #

Recieved the envie today! It wll be sent to Betsy G in tomorrows post.

Created46 08/18/2013 #

I guess the Postal carrier did not see this envie in the box, it got pushed back behind the other mail... I have put it in a blue box today so it will be on its way tomorrow.

BetsyG 08/26/2013 #

I got Created 46's envelope today in the mail. Lots of goodies in here. I will decide what to take and replace, and send out to armadillogal by Wednesday.

BetsyG 08/28/2013 #

armadillogal it is on its way!

armadillogal 09/ 3/2013 #

Mailed today to Junior88...

happymama 09/30/2013 #

Looks like this swap may have stalled...is it still going?

Jjean 09/30/2013 #

I was wondering the same thing??? When I receive it, should not take long to reach you, we are in the same state...:)

Hollycarole92 09/30/2013 #

@Junior88 marked it sent today, so it should be on its way to @bgailk

bgailk 10/ 3/2013 #

got it yesterday and sending it to walkthoreau today!

walkthoreau 10/ 5/2013 #

Hi All! I just received the envie today & just have to mention how disappointed I am. I messaged my partner to let her know that I am NOT taking anything before passing it on but I WILL take the time to check her profile to see her likes......shouldn't we all be doing this?! I realize we are nearing the end of the swap mailing list...but that shouldn't matter.I also realize that everyone's tastes are different, but again...check profiles. This is exactly the reason I signed up for the Dedicated Swappers group....to avoid getting disappointed. I have very varied artistic tastes and am not picky in most instances. ..but this envie of aprox. 15-20 items was not even close to anything I would ever consider using for anything (other than giving it to my co-workers 4 yr old) I just had to make a point & hope that going forward in the rest of this swap......we would indeed be "dedicated swappers"!

walkthoreau 10/10/2013 #

I sent the envie out to my buddy this past Monday (7th)...I just forgot to mark sent.

Hollycarole92 10/21/2013 #

@melannf75 let me know that she received it today.

melannf75 10/23/2013 #

Dropped it in my office outgoing post today.

young46356 10/28/2013 #

Received today, will mail tomorrow.

Jjean 11/ 4/2013 #

Received today....will be mailed out this afternoon. (11/4)

happymama 11/ 6/2013 #

Received today; will be mailed tomorrow. :D 11/6

GrannysNamesake 11/ 9/2013 #

Received today, Sat. afternoon, will be mailed first thing Mon. morning

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