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Topic: Straight Doll Swap (Signup closed, send by September 4th)  (Read 4618 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2004 05:37:24 AM »

Angry  ...being an organiser for a swap is not free...

I'm not being snarky - this is bona fide curiosity.

What kind of swap did you organize?  Huh  Straight swaps don't cost the organizer anything but time and postage for the one package you sent out - or did I miss something when I organized the one I did?

Granted, I wasn't a very good organizer - my own poor partner had to wait an extra two weeks for a doll because the arthritis in my hands was giving me fits. But the only other expense I had was COMPLETELY my choice, and didn't have to be done: I sent "Grab Bag Boxes" of random craft supplies to the two people in my group whose partners very rudely stiffed them. I hate for anyone to be left out.

I can totally understand if you had everyone send the stuff to you then you have to turn around and send it back out. From what I'm seeing now though, those swaps are generally frowned upon. But otherwise I'm kind of wondering what the great expense is if you're an organizer.

I intend to organize something again at some point. It was fun, and I enjoyed participating. Also, maybe it would be helpful for others to post caveats from their own experiences as organizers.

yes it did only cost me one postage, but the time i put in to check the post every few days for three months cost me dail up price evertime and to have noone let you know what the go is well that is what i am talking about..  i have tried to make sure everyone received their doll, unfortunately the doll i was to received has been lost in mail and this i guess is disheartening also.  i do not wish to sound like a b--ch. but i have waited for months to hear from some people and courtesy to others doesn't cost much at all a 2 minute post.

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