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Canariangal78

Canariangal78
Date Joined: August 19, 2008
Last Online: July 28, 2018

Country: Spain

About Me

In 2009 I had a very unpleasant experience in Swap-bot. I have decided to leave on my profile the text I wrote at the time in case it helps other members going through the same situation.

The text was as follows "I have done my best to sort out the problem with the handful of parcels that got lost in the mail and it seems I am not getting those 1s removed anytime soon. Tired of being held hostage by some swappers who seem to expect me to send dozens of replacement packages.

On top of that very disturbing experience getting death threats and insults by email from those who think of themselves as Swap-bot police. I was shocked when a person emailed me "I hope you get a cancer and die".

Thanks to Samantha and the (very few) members who have supported me during this period of having to deal with difficult members. It has been really disappointing to say the least the behaviour of some I considered to be friends"

Look forward to catching up with those members who were lovely towards me during that period of time several years ago, thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Ratings

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Comment: My son found it in my lil mans room stuck on the back of another pc by the stams sorry for the misunderstanding...
Response: No problem :) Glad you found it. Happy new year 2010.
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Comment: I have had messages back and forth since May 25, the deadline to send was April 20, today is June 12th! I got a great package today Sept. 17, 2009.
Response: No communication at all to let me know you did not receive the package or you did and thought it did not meet swap requirements. Dissapointing to say the least :( I would have really appreciated the courtesy of a pm to let me know what went wrong (response left on May).
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Comment: i'll be happy to rerate if you send a cd. :)
A127 rated for *SOUP SWAP! * on Aug 20, 2009
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Comment: I recieved the sup and Thanks, can't wait to try it! Thanks!
Response: I am happy to read the resend finally reached you. Thanks very much for re-rating, enjoy the soups! :)
brittany1989 rated for A Week Of Surprises Swap on Aug 11, 2009
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poeticpaper rated for Twilight CD on Jul 28, 2009
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Comment: After several PM's, and you said you would resend, but I never did receive this swap. I will re-rate when I receive the cd.
Response: Totally deserving 1 since I have not had the chance to mail the resend. I am moving house (and city) this coming Saturday so as soon as I settle down I will send. Sincere apologies for the delay.
katjaintenerife rated for Just Stuff II on Jul 1, 2009
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Comment: Por fin llegó :) Muchas gracias y siento mucho que tuvisté que reenviar el paquete..
Response: Gracias por el cinco guapa. Mantenme informada de como va el embarazo.
Amandalee rated for Let's Get To Know Each Other on Jun 27, 2009
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Comment: Never got anything - doen't look like I will. Bad karma to you!
Response: Amanda if you would have got in touch with me (a PM does not cost anything) you would have known my first two trips to a local post office in Madrid went horribly wrong and several packages went MIA. As you can see on my profile some people (four so far) are starting to rate me for the resends. You know, good manners go a long way and communication is essential for this site to work properly. I will resend (I have not done before because obviously with you not communicating I had no way to know you did not receive).
zerofantasies rated for Tea for Three on Jun 25, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for resending and the extras
Response: You´re welcome! :) thanks for the heart.
reality rated for Poundshop Extravaganza II on Jun 20, 2009
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Comment: Yay thank you for the resend it was all great! and i am loving the chocolates they bring back memories of when my nan and grandad used to go to spain and bring me stuff back like that so yummy!
Response: I am so glad to hear the resend made it :) and that you enjoy the chocolates. I am totally addicted to Spanish chocs :) Thanks very much for the heart.
bookwyrmm rated for Be my Sweet-TEA for Valentines day on Jun 11, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending yet again. The tea, stationary, and hot chocolate are great.
Response: You are welcome. Really bad luck for me to have sent the original swap and a resent and none of them have been received (first time this happens to me).
sibila rated for Scottish music artists mix CD swap on Jun 9, 2009
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Comment: Gracias :)
Response: Me alegra que haya llegado y gracias por contarme lo del sobre anterior. Quizás eso resuelva parte del misterio porque tantos de mis swaps se han perdido desde que me mudé a Madrid; nunca me había pasado. Un beso!
bluecrayons rated for Just Stuff II on Jun 8, 2009
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Comment: will def change if it arrives. i contacted you three times with no response.
Response: That is actually incorrect I am afraid to say. You contacted me once and I replied to your message straight away (I have kept the message for future reference).
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Comment: Cheryl meant so much to all of us, and she will be remembered for her kindness and humor by all those she touched. Thank you for joining the swap and keeping her memory alive for us all.
Response: The world certainly needs more people like Cheryl. I totally agree she had a wicked sense of humor :) and such a positive outlook on life, always helpful to newbies too. We will miss her a lot.
shinz rated for Tea for Three on May 29, 2009
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Comment: Your package was arrived few day ago when I was not in town. Thanks for sending extra bags!
Response: You´re very welcome! I hope you enjoy the tea :)
Cabootique rated for Favorite songs! on May 19, 2009
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Comment: Love the eclectic selection of songs! I really liked "Summer is for Going Places".
Response: Yeah that song is lovely and it´s a pity the band has not made it big yet :( Thanks so much for the heart!
kingofthelab rated for Favorite songs! on May 19, 2009
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Comment: Awesome songs- lots of stuff I have never heard of. Even included a few extras. :) I loved your explanations, too.
Response: Oh I am so happy to read you liked the explanations. I am a Spaniard so very verbose ;) I can´t help it lol. Enjoy the songs!
foreverlou rated for Favorite songs! on May 19, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for all the songs :D
Response: Hope you like them! :) thanks very much for the heart.
heliogal rated for Three Teas and a Note - Global on May 7, 2009
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Comment: Yay!! I got your swap. Thank you so much for all the truely great teas!! Can't wait to try them. It was so interesting to hear about your new life in Madrid! Sound so exciting. Best wishes to you and I hope we will swap again :]
Response: I am really glad to hear you liked the wee envie :) and definitely hope to swap with you again soon too. Thanks very much for the heart!!
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Comment: Great stuff! Thanks! :D
Response: Glad you liked them.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.6952 70 10 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
71 95 2 5
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

NaomiRisa on Sep 28, 2018:

Hi Yurena, if you decided to come back to swap-bot again, let’s swap! I am looking through my piles of letters from swap-bot and found yours dated 3-11-2008. It’s almost a decade! Take care! Cheers! Naomi

NaomiRisa on Sep 28, 2018:

Hi Yurena, if you decided to come back to swap-bot again, let’s swap! I am looking through my piles of letters from swap-bot and found yours dated 3-11-2008. It’s almost a decade! Take care! Cheers! Naomi

Anniehall on Jul 1, 2009:

saludos - siento lo de tus paquetes perdidos, suele pasar por estos lados tambien, tuve malas experiencias y ahora prefiero mandar todo certificado, se paga un poco más pero todo llega a su destino, pregunta en el correo :)

jnolan05 on Jun 11, 2009:

Thank you so much for the postcards for the May wishlist! I love them :)

MamaD on Apr 19, 2009:

Good Chatting with you last night sweetie! I won't forget our swap next month!

Dana

dandelion on Mar 23, 2009:

hugs

Hugs to you for all that you've done to help a fellower swapper (Janien) in need.

Susi on Mar 19, 2009:

Fue un gran placer haberte conocido anoche in el chat para mi tambien! Tal vez podemos hacer un intercambio privado de tes! Hablamos lueguito, chao! susi en Arizona USA

Invisible on Jan 29, 2009:

Thank you so much for granting my wish! I can't wait to try the tea and the ColaCao! I've already opened the candy and I'm trying really hard to save some for my kids to try. :o) It was very sweet of you to grant my wish! Thanks again, Carrie

Muriel on Jan 26, 2009:

Thank you so much for granting me some Jan wishes. I love your handwriting and can't wait to read the books on the list. The cat on the notecard is adorable! You really made my day

Lina

Moni on Jan 21, 2009:

Thanks so much for granting my january wish. I love what you sent me. Thanks, thanks, thanks!

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