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« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2007 12:49:55 PM »

I know that in the last swap I was in I was told that DCs & tracking numbers are basically the same - so I need to get a tracking number - -;

But if there's something I don't know, please enlighten me!! XD
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« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2007 12:58:47 PM »

Sorry I don't know about canada, but I know that here.. (in Eurasia, or more specifically Sweden) if I mail something abroad it's like $12 if I send it as a letter, and $35 if I send it with tracking >_> But I don't really know where the limit is of "pay a little extra for the benefit" to "ffs that's absurdly pricy", in other cases than my own...
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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2007 02:24:52 PM »

The only way (in Canada) to get a tracking number on an envelope is to send it Registered Mail.  In past swaps I've done, I was told that if you were mailing an envelope inside your own country, you could just keep the receipt as proof of mailing (and some organizers wanted a picture of it), so that's what I have always done.
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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2007 05:58:29 PM »

Thank-you!
I always keep the reciepts, so that shouldn't be a problem.
It's a lot better for me to learn now than 10 swaps down the road! XD
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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2007 10:43:42 AM »

The only way (in Canada) to get a tracking number on an envelope is to send it Registered Mail.  In past swaps I've done, I was told that if you were mailing an envelope inside your own country, you could just keep the receipt as proof of mailing (and some organizers wanted a picture of it), so that's what I have always done.

don't you mean outside?
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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2007 11:12:32 AM »

The only way (in Canada) to get a tracking number on an envelope is to send it Registered Mail.  In past swaps I've done, I was told that if you were mailing an envelope inside your own country, you could just keep the receipt as proof of mailing (and some organizers wanted a picture of it), so that's what I have always done.

don't you mean outside?

No, I meant inside.  The 'rules' say that if you are mailing within your own country you are supposed to use DC #'s, which I understand are fairly easy to get in the US.  However, here in Canada, it's hard to get one for an envelope (but easy on a parcel.)  So, when I'm mailing an envelope and can't get a DC #, I hold on to my receipt as proof of sending.
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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2007 11:16:36 AM »

Oh, fair enough. It seemed an odd distinction to make, since it won't exactly get cheaper if you mail abroad(?), but then again I'm dizzy from all my coding anyway Tongue
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2007 05:09:22 AM »

You can't get DC#s on envelopes in the US, either...unless you send them parcel post.  It costs quite a bit more to do that.  I know that shipping is always weird, so normally I ask that if you can't get a tracking number of some sort, just please get a reciept, and hang on to it.  That's the hard part for me.  Keeping the reciept intact for the 3-4 weeks that it sometimes takes to ship overseas, or to Canada.
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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2007 11:04:46 AM »

That's the hard part for me.  Keeping the reciept intact for the 3-4 weeks that it sometimes takes to ship overseas, or to Canada.

that's always been an issue for me too, by the time you realize the package is lost, so is the receipt!

so now i've started taking a picture of the receipt right away, and storing it in the same folder in my computer that i saved the pics of what i sent in. it makes it so much easier to find (no more frantically searching my desk, checking every single postal receipt!), and i don't have to worry about throwing the paper copy away by accident. and it keeps my wallet cleaner, cause i don't feel the need to save every postal receipt! 
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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2007 12:12:38 PM »

Is there a gallery made for this swap yet?  I received a parcel card in the mail this morning and it's says it's a registered package so I'm guessing it's my parcel from Astica....I could be wrong but just in case I'm not, we should have a gallery!
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