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Topic: Outsmart Canada Post Swap! Signups CLOSED, MAIL BY 23/05/06  (Read 9065 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2006 06:43:46 AM »

If you don't want cardboard taking up precious space in your envelope,   vacuum seal everything  before inserting in your envelope. (I use the bags/machine that is meant for food) this is also good for retaining scent if you are sending a scented item. :)d

Oooo...good idea...if only I had a vacum sealer...  Grin

And I like the word spendy too...

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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2006 09:41:56 AM »

I use ziploc bags Smiley You just squeeze as much air out as possible and back it up Smiley Also: duct tape is your friend XD Bubble mailers take up space.. but regular envelopes don't.. so you plastic pack it in a ziplock bag and stick it in the envelope, then duct tape it closed Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2006 10:08:52 AM »

I always use bubble envelopes but probably shouldn't.  I just hate the idea of my pretties getting banged up en route!

I just sent a parcel to the US on Sunday... it was $15 to airmail, and $9 to send surface. Talk about a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea! I'm spending a lot of money on swap mailing (hence the idea for this swap), yet I feel badly if I send it surface since it takes longer.  I did send it surface this time (first time I've done that for a swap), and now I'm regretting it since I spent a lot of time on the swap items and would be so upset if it was lost.  Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2006 10:56:14 AM »

I'm spending a lot of money on swap mailing

I actually had to quite swapping for a while cause it was becoming too expensive for me to ship to the US all the time...this is the first swap I've done in a long long time...

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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2006 11:06:38 AM »

That's why you imitate ikea for as much as possible Cheesy flat packing is really much cheaper Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2006 11:14:53 AM »

That's why you imitate ikea for as much as possible Cheesy flat packing is really much cheaper Cheesy
Never thought of it that way...Hummmm you've got me  a thinkin' now...

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2006 04:09:53 PM »

Oooh! I still need to signup for this. I'll hopefully remember to sign up in a bit!

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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2006 07:49:28 AM »

Oooh! I still need to signup for this. I'll hopefully remember to sign up in a bit!

We won't let you forget! You're the technical consultant, after all!   Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2006 09:30:27 AM »

Oooh! I still need to signup for this. I'll hopefully remember to sign up in a bit!

Haha no worries - I haven't forgotten!! Grin I've got my signup info all typed up at home and I will send it in when I get home later today so save me a spot! Cheesy

This swap is gonna be a good way for me to try out a few things I've been wanting to try. Woo!

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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2006 10:52:48 AM »

Sweet! We're getting a great list of sneaky skinny-envelope swappers going here!  Cool

EDIT: Hey everyone, just to let you know I have extended the sign-up dates to May 3 to accomodate someone...  hope people are okay with that. Would people like me to extend the mail-out day too, or are you okay with sending on May 20? Let me know what you think.  Smiley
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