Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2021 1:55 am


Date Joined: March 5, 2009
Last Online: July 28, 2021

Country: Canada

About Me

Canadian/Acadian living on the East Coast of Canada, within a tri-community area I like to call planet Monkton (sic). I work full-time for a courier company mainly doing internal communications (to put it simple) and part-time in a music store (my fun job!). If I'm not working a minimum of 6 days a week, I ain't happy. I live with 2 cats, both silly-Siamese, who don't work, or even bother to look for work and don't really contribute to the household income. I graduate from l'Univeristé de Moncton with a Bachelors in Arts & English. I speak 2.5 languages, that being English, French and a French-Acadian dialect.

Favorite Music

U2, Beatles, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Belle & Sebastian, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Joseph Arthur, P.J. Harvey, Tragically Hip, Nick Cave, Velvet Underground, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Beck, REM, the Cure, the Stars, Bjork, Tori Amos, les Paiens, Jean Leloup, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, the Police, Beastie Boys

Favorite Books

Kurt Vonnegut, Tolkkien, Christopher Moore, J.K. Rowling, Bukowski, Dawkins, Canadian lit. I'm into science-geek stuff too, like linguistics, evolution, genetics & Kurzweil futurism.

Favorite Movies

(I'd rather be watching a live music act) I get so turned-off on movies these days, I mostly watch live music acts on DVD at home. But those movies that I do enjoy; Star Wars (ALL of them, I still want to be a Jedi when I grow-up), Lord of the Rings, Reservoir Dogs, 2001 A Space Odessy, Woody Allen flix, U2 Rattle & Hum, the Last Waltz.

miscellaneous debris

I stumbled upon this site after coming-up with the idea of creating a CD swap-group on Facebook. But Facebook is only really good for playing chess, not swapping. I like what everyone has done with this place here.

I used to swap mix CDs only, but now that Swap Bot frowns upon that, I've mostly switched to coin collecting.

If you're keen on a one-on-one coin(s) swap, message me! as we say in French, "Ce serait chouette!"

Things I like 'n collect

  • Coins
  • coin-shaped tokens
  • ticket stubs
  • mix CDs
  • outdoors, scenic and/or urban photo that you took
  • Siamese cats
  • business cards from Cafés & coffee shops
  • beer coasters

What do you collect?!

  • Postcards
  • Stamps
  • Bookmarks
  • Magnets
  • (other?)
  • these are things I do not collect much, but if you are from outside of Canada, and would like to collect items that i would easily have access to, I could very easily do a private swap with you in exchange for coins from your country.

Stamps, anyone?

Image below is a collection of used stamps I've accumulated from the past months from exchanging coins with awesome swappers from all over the globe. If you are interested in collecting used stamps, and have foreign coins to offer, please message me for private swap.


simcoe54 rated for Private - JayBab & simcoe54 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Received the coins today. Thanks so much for them and the for the private swap!!
simcoe54 rated for Private Swap - JayBab & simcoe54 on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great coins and the extra stamps. Another wonderful private swap!
simcoe54 rated for Private Swap - simcoe54 & JayBab on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Received your coins, token, banknote and postage stamps today! Thank you so much for adding so many good coins to my collection and for this second private swap.
Response: ok, happy to hear it all arrived. I'm British Columbia'ing right now on vacation, will be back by Saturday to see if your item arrived. thank you for the rating.
simcoe54 rated for Private Swap - Coins x 8 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful coins and extras. I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up my mail. Enjoyed our private swap.
LiMorris rated for JayBab and LiMorris on May 12, 2016
Comment: Jason, you are the sweetest person. Got the package...its been usurped by my daughter. Thank you so much for making her so happy. She is intent now on visiting Canada. Thanks again.
Response: Hi 'Li'! happy to hear it arrived!
kacka rated for Coin swap J- one per country on Mar 12, 2016
Comment: thank you, so many coins and the map of Canada is just PERFECT - it is also very educating to see the parts of Canada on that picture. It was great to read you message in Czech on the envie:)
HeatherRenae87 rated for International Coin Swap on Mar 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you :) We do not get as much Canadian currency down in the southern states so I have seen some Canadian coins but never had any. I am collecting them to put up to use to teach my daughter. Thanks!
uliaya rated for JayBab vs uliaya swaptastic swap! on Jan 25, 2016
Comment: Dear Jason! What an awesome swap! Thank you so much for incredibly amazing coins and fantastic extras! I'm so happy! Thank you again and again!
LiMorris rated for COIN SWAP F- one per country on Dec 23, 2015
Comment: Jason, OMG...you are awesome for sending us such a great package. We love everything. Thank you so much. One heart is not enough - <3 <3 <3 <3 here are some more :) Thanks for the post cards. and the extras. thanks for being thoughtful. BTW...the packaging for the coins is so great. i have not seen anything like it, but its so practical. thank you again.
Comment: Thanks so much for the coins and the extra Canadian one to start a new collection.
violetkim rated for Coin and banknote #1 on Apr 30, 2015
Comment: Hello Jason, thank you so much for the great coins and banknote! Sure we can do private swap. Just pm me :)
Response: ok, good to hear. I had not sent replacement yet. I'll msg you for possible private swap over the weekend?
vhui rated for Coin and banknote #1 on Apr 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the coins, glad to have them as part of my collections~ ;)
Comment: Your package has arrived today and it really made my day. Thankyou sooooo much, I love it! ❤👍
Response: Yay! is it normal for it to take so long to reach you? your package arrived 2 months earlier to me. Happy to hear you got the package :)
Aleksis rated for My most valuable coins on Nov 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks for sharing :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the Coins! I really like the Canadian State Quarters :)
watercrosser rated for My most valuable coins on Jun 1, 2014
Comment: Excellent coins! Thanks for sharing!
crispy rated for My most valuable coins on Jun 1, 2014
dorcii rated for JayBab vs Dorcii swaptastic swap! on Apr 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the coins and the additional stuffs :) It was nice to do a swap with you, and I really hope that you'll get mine too soon! :)
MelinaBea rated for Coin Swap #1 on Mar 27, 2014
Comment: Thanks Jay!
Response: you're welcome / bienvenue!
kelseybee rated for Coin Swap #1 on Mar 22, 2014
Comment: Thank you for such great coins! They are beautiful and you did a great job packaging them. Thank you for going the extra mile :D
Response: awesome! good to hear they all arrived safely. :)

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ema819 on Dec 25, 2013:

LovelyLici on Jun 19, 2013:

Hey, Jay. I'll let you know when I think there's no hope. The post office has been screwing up a lot lately, so I'm fine with waiting it out a bit more.

tokyoloveletters on Apr 24, 2010:

Hey, JayBab! Thanks again for the awesome mixes you made. I've been listening to them non-stop!

Realizing it's be a few weeks since I sent your package out, I'm hoping it's reached you and you're enjoying the mix you received. If not, I can cook up something new.

Best wishes and thanks again! :) -Moriah

driftwood on Dec 27, 2009:

Thank you do much for the extra CD. So very nice of you. We love it!!!! Happy swapping to you.

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