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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2007 08:25:38 PM »

On average I spend $15 a swap. 9 for shipping and rest for last minutes supplies that add a personal touch. IE disney themed fabric for a purse if its a disney swap.

sirenrising : you mean you are a teenage girl with no expenses, right? If you had no income then  you would have no money. Wink
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2007 08:29:31 PM »

sirenrising : you mean you are a teenage girl with no expenses, right? If you had no income then  you would have no money. Wink
Precisely Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2007 08:33:37 PM »

Smiley Expenses are bills
   Income is money
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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2007 09:00:23 PM »

Smiley Expenses are bills
   Income is money
I know! I was saying I'm a teenager with no income, what else would I spend the little, irreplacable and all-too-scarce money I have on, other than swaps  Wink
Don't worry, I know I'm not funny  Tongue
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« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2007 09:17:46 PM »

Haha I guess neither of us are too funnya t 12:15 am. bleh, I need to go to bed!
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« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2007 09:22:16 PM »

Haha I guess neither of us are too funnya t 12:15 am. bleh, I need to go to bed!
Hahah...5:19AM here Tongue So I guess I'm especially unfunny.

Anyway, back on topic! I think after this swap I'll try and do small ones, not only because of time restrictions during the year (school is going to be painful) but shipping and supplies costs. And maybe more people would be willing to ship overseas then too.
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« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2008 11:50:39 AM »

Due to having a too-enormous stash, I have only spent US $8.50 on supplies and have sent out 16 swap packages.  As for the postage, it hasn't been that bad proportionately, but I have been careful to choose light items for international partners.
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« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2008 12:20:18 PM »

i don't think i've ever gone out and specifically bought something for a swap, other than sweets. i tend to buy a lot when i do go to the craft store, last time i spent 80/$160, so i am usually well stocked up. plus i buy bits and bobs for my stash all the time, when i make a sale, so all my profit just goes on more craft stuff, lol. but i am addicted to crafting.

also-if a package is going to be expensive to ship, you can always send by surface mail, which in the uk is half the price. for the GMT swap i sent both packages for less than it would have cost to ship one by air, and they arrived pretty quickly, way quicker than i expected!
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« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2008 04:56:51 AM »

i am totally hopeless with money. i alwys go out and buy supplies only to come home and find out i have them, or buy too much of something.  i don't have a huge stash either, so i have to buy lots of stuff specifically for swaps.  for a regular sized swap (not a mini one) i usually spend between $40-60 on everything including supplies and shipping (this is aussie dollars though and the australian postal service is a f***ing ripoff!!!). i also basically never get paired up with anybody even in the southern hemisphere (i always ask - but usually no-one signs up from my end of the earth).  if i can keep the package flat and under 500g i can save between $5-15 on postage too, which is good.

the most i ever spent on a package was about $80 but that was because the shipping was like $50 Shocked
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« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2008 07:52:03 AM »

Welll, the package for me costs about $10 shipping in the US (Flat Rate Box), the fabric and stuff around $8-10 (I always catch the good fabric sales at Walmart for $1), and then I buy some store-bought stuff that costs around $15 or less.
         lol I'm a student too, but in HS. Sooo, I don't have to worry about paying for school--yet, so I can save up my money for "luxuries" (apparently I'm the money-consicious-kook in my family  Tongue)
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