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« on: July 20, 2009 05:15:40 PM »

Has there ever been a Canadian swap?  One with any theme - just that you have to be in Canada?  Does Craftster have enough interested Canadians to do one?  I couldn't host it, but I'd do it, especially since my first swap ever was a big one going to the US and the package got lost (or it's still on its way forty something days later).
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009 06:46:08 AM »

Its been a really long time since there was a Canadian swap. There are lots of Canadians here so I think its a great idea and would love to see one in the fall.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009 07:42:32 AM »

I find it generally costs more to send within Canada (and takes almost as long - Oh Canada Post, how I loathe you!), but that wouldn't stop me from joining a Canadian Swap.  I'd even organize if we were talking post-Labour Day. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009 06:05:50 PM »

I saw on here that there is a "50 state swap"..or something along those lines. I think it would be neat if we had a province swap where people created something that represents their province (or their partners province) in their prefered crafting medium and swap them. However, i wouldn't be able to organize it because I am just signed up for my second swap as of today.
But, I also think that a canadian swap of any sorts would be awesome! We should definatly do it!
And yes, canadian post does suck!  Cheesy I just sent a pkg to Colorado, which cost me $6, plus I paid $6 on top of that for a tracker..they never updated where the package was to track it..so it was totally a waste of money..oh well at least it only cost $12 i guess.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009 07:43:34 PM »

And yes, canadian post does suck!  Cheesy I just sent a pkg to Colorado, which cost me $6, plus I paid $6 on top of that for a tracker..they never updated where the package was to track it..so it was totally a waste of money..oh well at least it only cost $12 i guess.

I paid $11 to send one to Illinois - on June 3rd.  No tracking numbers, because the lady there said that they wouldn't make it any less likely to get lost!  I figured, unless it helps it not to get lost, what's the point in spending six bucks more.  Well...July 21st and it's still not there and now assumed lost and my partner is getting an angel.  Sad  SUCKS!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009 08:56:48 AM »

I can't partcipate since I'm an ex-pat but I'd stalk! I'm really homesick for Canada lately. Any other saskatchewanians out there?
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009 07:16:35 PM »

I'm in BC and I just sent a shoebox sized fairly light package to NS and it cost me $16!

But I'd definitely be up for a Canadian only swap!
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009 10:12:19 PM »

Maybe if it happens, whoever orgainzes could pair people up as much as possible by province..?   Or would that not make a difference?  I mail mostly to the states (I'm an American living in Canada, waiting for my citizenship, so my family is in the US).  It just seems like if you're mailing to the Maritimes, the cost is huge.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009 08:04:40 AM »

I might be into this, depending on timing and such.

Well I do sometimes find it's more expensive to send out of province than to the US, but it's still not THAT bad. I haven't encountered anyone from the Maritimes on here yet though!

The posting within Ontario - where I am - or even to Quebec from here - is quite cheap.

AND, on the FOC chat board, there's a thread for chatting Canadians, so I'll post a link to this idea thread there!
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009 02:08:48 PM »

I organized the last 2 fill a box Canadian style swaps! They were a lot of fun! Here is the link to the last one: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=269615.msg3040360#msg3040360

If this is something you would be interested in I could totally organize again! I paired people up based on regions and we used flat rate bubble envelopes so that we were all using the same shipping costs, Canada post doesn't have flat rate boxes!

But otherwise I would totally love a Canada Only swap!
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