Friday, June 17, 2011

*One more day: Little Book swap!

*Tomorrow - 6/18/11- is my receiving deadline for the Little Books swap! I believe there are 2 or 3 packages out there that I'm hoping will arrive with tomorrow's mail. Unfortunately, if they don't arrive by the deadline, the late packages are not going to be part of the swap. I cannot extend deadlines for my creative swaps, so please do not ask! If a package is sent but does not make it to me by the deadline, I do my best to try to trade any extra swap pieces I have been given with the late person; and this is done outside of the swap. What I cannot trade, gets returned to the individual. This may sound rather strict and harsh, so I wanted the chance to explain why!

After many years of hosting swaps I have found the best way to run them for me was to pick a due date, stick with it and plan on swapping and exchanging whatever is here in my hands BY that due date. This has proven to be the most fair approach for those participating and also for me hosting. In the past, I have been held up by participants telling me they were sending their swaps -and either they never did send them, or the mail was messed up for some reason and their packages took forever to arrive: 10 days for a package sent priority! The entire group of participants who sent their swap pieces in on time was made to wait --and wait--and wait.
Definitely not a good way to run an exchange in my opinion! So now when I host a swap, I choose a due date and give the participant the responsibility to get their items here on time if they want to be part of the exchange. I certainly hope you understand. just wanted to clear that up. Thank you! ; ^ ) lenna

5 comments:

craftattack said...

I think this is right, Lenna, we are all old enough to keep a deadline. And if you miss the bus, it goes without you! Have a nice afternoon, Hgs, Valerie

Leslie said...

And thank goodness you do it this way - one of the many reasons I enjoy your swaps so much. Looking forward to my little books, and to the upcoming swaps.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

ABSOLUTELY! Donna

studiorose said...

I'm with you on this one, Lenna! I've been mightily peeved with other swap hosts who wait around for latecomers when I've busted my butt to get my swaps in on time. Da rulz is da rulz! And every time someone is given a "pass," they don't have the motivation to do better next time.

You go, gal!

donna!ee said...

sing it sister...your swap, your rules! blest be ... :)

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