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Discussion in 'Swaps' started by corancher, Jun 21, 2011.

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  1. corancher

    corancher Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    A few years ago, we did a swap where we swapped items other than eggs. If I remember correctly eggs were also allowed so it was a good way for members that were starting out with chickens to participate in a swap if they didn't have eggs to swap.

    Items offered were things such as home made soaps, fabric, books, home made jellies & jam, plant starts, nuts, home made candies, etc. and of course hatching eggs. It worked just like to egg swaps with one item offered and then claimed and an item offered by the person who claimed.

    One of the problems with the swap was that we had a "few" people who got over their heads in offers and then could not afford the postage cost thus they got their items and never sent items promised. To perhaps keep that problem down we could limit the number of swaps allowed per member to a couple per week.

    This is just to see if we have any interest in doing another swap like this. Please post if you would like to give it a try and suggestions that could make it work better.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011

  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I thought this was a great idea and sent out my promised items and never got mine [​IMG] And they never answered my PMs asking about it. And I had my husband all excited about it too! LOL He was so bummed! So I will sit out on this one but watching is fun [​IMG]
  3. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

    Jul 4, 2009
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  4. flnatv

    flnatv Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    I might be willing to participate (if I can get my incubator)....
  5. corancher

    corancher Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    Yes, it is a bummer to not get your item. I too was one that did get my items. I don't know how to prevent that from happening. I do know that some members took offer after offer then when the cost of the postage for sending the items started to add up they stopped answering PM's and didn't send their items. Some people never intended to send the items in the first place and I don't know how to weed those out either. The only way I know to is to somehow limit the exposure by only allowing so many swaps per week. It still all comes down to the honor system.

    I have this lovely bed of Irises that I got bulbs from two people on the swap and it reminded me of the swap. I also have some really nice cookbooks from the swap.

    I just wanted to see if we have enough interest to try it again.
  6. joysgirl

    joysgirl In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2011
    Sounds like fun:) Too bad you couldn't give people a rating system like amazon or ebay as then you know if they are liked or not by other people who have delt with them. Then you could see wheither or not they were ok to deal with or not.
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  7. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Sounds like fun to me. Its too hot to send eggs for me so I would like to participate I have a home business of making t-shirts and could offer some one of a kind chicken shirts to trade.

  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I had a great time with it-I posted a thread 2 years ago swapping my eggs for home made goods and crafts--I must have gotten lucky because all my folks came through for me-I'd be interested to join this one:)
  9. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    I was wondering what ever happen to that swap. It was fun just like egg ones.
  10. loprettaerin

    loprettaerin Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Lonedell, Missouri
    sounds like good idea to me!
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