Swap-bot Time: July 11, 2020 4:20 pm

Magic Box Destash--June

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Swap Coordinator:mariewilliams810 (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:June 15, 2020
Date items must be sent by:June 22, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

Welcome back! I am choosing to start these back up as things are starting to become normal again. Please be careful and only swap if you feel safe doing so.

Fill a MEDIUM FLAT RATE BOX full of items you would like to destash. This could be anything-- craft items or household items. Items do not necessarily have to be new, but should at least be lightly used and in very usable condition. Maybe you bought a set of something and only used one, or changed your mind after using only a small bit.

PLEASE do not send broken, bad smelling, stained or unusable items. DeSTASH NOT deTRASH. Before putting it in the box, ask yourselves, "would I want to receive this?" If the answer is no--don't send it. I can't stress this enough as I have received items with literal dirt on them or unidentifiable yellow substances...you get the point. DO NOT send your trash. If you send nasty items, you put yourself at risk for getting a 3 as I would consider it not making swap requirements. UPDATE: PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you have any issues with quality of items. Don't just resend trash. If people report issues, I can better monitor this swap and problem swappers will not be allowed back.

Fill this box and send it to your partner. When you receive your box, take out what you would like to keep. Refill the empty spaces in the box. In the next round (if we are still loving these swaps), we will send these boxes again. The ultimate goal is that these treasures find homes.

DO NOT FILL EMPTY SPACES WITH BUBBLE WRAP OR TISSUE PAPER. Obviously if you send something breakable you should wrap it in bubble wrap, but do not add 5 items to a box and fill the rest with bubble wrap.

I can not stress enough that these boxes are random and meant to be a destash and is meant to be fun; a surprise like a grab bag. It's very possible that you might not receive the same number of items, same price value or have every item coordinated especially for you. Part of this swap is to find homes for treasures so this may include items you don't like or can't use that should be passed on. Please keep this in mind as an appropriate expectation when signing up.

USA only. At least 4.98. No newbies please. You must have completed 10 type 3 swaps. Please notify me of issues so I can angel this swap. You must sign into your account at least 3 days before sign up deadline.


vick302000 06/11/2020 #

So how has this worked out for folks? Did you get junk or useable things? I have so much stuff to move along.

mariewilliams810 06/12/2020 #

@vick302000 I know I am probably bias since I am the host, but I haven't gotten anything I would consider "junk" in a while, but of course I have gotten things that are not personally useful to me and so I have chosen to send them along. Some months I only remove a few things I have found to be treasures, but some months, like last time we swapped, I almost completely emptied the box with things I loved. I love the mystery of it personally. I hope you join us!

AngelOH73 06/15/2020 #

I wish i could join. Once I get my swaps up there I will be joining one. I'm actually trying to destash and hope to have alot done by end of July.

Dinkyde 06/15/2020 #

@vick302000 I've had mixed results with this swap and am undecided if I'll participate again. The boxes i got progressively got worse and the last one I received just before quarantine was basically full of trash, but you could tell it had been passed person to person, packed and re-packed, but it was all useless junk, like paper punches that didn't work, markers that had run out, empty ink pens, seasonal deco no one wanted. Very disappointing to spend $14 to mail a box of new and useable items, then receive junk.

mariewilliams810 06/15/2020 #

@Dinkyde Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I wish you had let me know there was an issue. As per description, trash should not be sent and puts people at risk for receiving a 3. I have added a line to the swap to hopefully alleviate the problem.

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