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« on: June 22, 2011 01:01:44 PM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time. (several weeks.) I think that if you know you are going to be out of town for most of the swap, you should either say this up front so we can all be warned, or wait for a better time to join a swap.  thanks for listening. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011 06:52:35 AM »

Agreed!  If you're going to be out of town for an extended period of time, don't swap.  In my last swap, 2 swappers went on a short vacation (few days) and didn't think it was important to mention that to anyone.  The least they could do is let us know!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011 06:43:41 PM »

Ep!  With mail costing what it does, that would suck.  Very inconsiderate of them for several different reasons.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011 02:40:25 AM »

oh my gosh, bad stuff! it's bad enough that they didn't let you know, but to leave it to the point that you have to resend is just horrendous!  Sad Sad some people *faceplam*

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011 09:43:58 AM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011 11:06:26 AM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?

I know some of the papercraft swaps say that you have to resend if it doesn't arrive. For example if you send in a plain envelope, thus can't get a DC# and have no proof that you sent beyond you saying that you did. Maybe that's the case here?

And bluepaisan I agree with what you said completely. If I know I'm going to be going on extended vacations I PM the organizer to check that it's okay if I join the swap before even filling out my questionnaire. That way they can decide whether it would just be too much trouble, or they at least have advance notice that I'm going to be away. I'm sorry your partners weren't considerate enough to let you know they weren't going to be around. Sad
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011 01:07:50 PM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?

I know some of the papercraft swaps say that you have to resend if it doesn't arrive. For example if you send in a plain envelope, thus can't get a DC# and have no proof that you sent beyond you saying that you did. Maybe that's the case here?

I understand that, I've had that happen to me too and I've re-sent things after my partner said she didn't get it. I'm just a little confused about resending before the partner says 'yes or no' if it arrived.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011 06:55:10 PM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?

I know some of the papercraft swaps say that you have to resend if it doesn't arrive. For example if you send in a plain envelope, thus can't get a DC# and have no proof that you sent beyond you saying that you did. Maybe that's the case here?

I understand that, I've had that happen to me too and I've re-sent things after my partner said she didn't get it. I'm just a little confused about resending before the partner says 'yes or no' if it arrived.

Yeah... I don't think anyone should have to re-send without knowing for sure if the item wasn't receive. When that has happened in swaps I've organized I always open a help desk ticket and as far as I can remember no one had to resend if the receiver never confirmed if they did/did not receive. With no communication it should just be assumed they received. That's my thinking anyway
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011 12:33:26 AM »

A swapper I sent to went MIA and didn't say if they received or not. It was international and the receipt was nowhere to be found (I must have accidentally thrown it out) but I still got positive feedback since the organiser took my word for it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011 01:40:27 PM »

Do those MIA get negative feedback for never saying if they received or not?  I hope so, but the swap feedback system is somewhat lacking.
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