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Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:25 pm
by starfox64
Ok friends, I am trying to wrap this up. There are at least three people who have care packages that have care package statuses that I am unaware of. There are also at least two people who have received packages and not posted them. Shame on the two of you. Don't make me out you publicly.

As for the others, if you still have not received your package, please let me know. I know that there are two packages that are somewhere in the postal void, but I think that still leaves one or two unaccounted for.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:45 pm
by adhi
i'm sad we missed out on this. can we have a care share on arbitrary day?

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:40 am
by Bobbin.Threadbare
I am care-less.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:52 pm
by can-
I have to publicly confess that huhwot sent me a delightful and thoughtful package and I've been too lazy to post pictures. watch this space!

*bows down and kisses the ground three times*

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:00 am
by bels
get it together camron

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:50 am
by starfox64
there is another member who told me that he/she received his/her package but has not posted the contents. confess or be outed!

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:17 pm
by can-
from the wonderful @huhwot

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-- assortment of chocolatey treats: peanut m+ms, lindts, Hershey's VSOP dark, and snickers
-- bodega and Cast NYC stickere
-- a WIN PIN
-- two catnip toys, one for each cat (too thoughtful!)
-- Chapelle show season 2 DVD
-- Dr Zhivago DVD (!)
-- Bruce Springsteen's 'Greetings from Asbury Park'
-- Alan Lightman's 'Einstein's Dreams'
-- a sweet and handwritten note of holiday cheer

not pictured is a compilation of HP lovecraft's stories, which I read, loved, and lent to my dad, and also some candy because I ate it already :woop:

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:07 pm
by bels
Not part of the official care share but sknss owed me a favour so she bought me a car

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Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:15 pm
by maj
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sknss is a lovely person, she sent me some stickers

Spoiler:
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Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:42 pm
by Bobbin.Threadbare
I never got a care share.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:43 pm
by ramseames
@starfox64 did this ever get rounded out or are people still missing theirs?

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:14 pm
by yourdad
joined c-t too late for this but if it's cool with @Bobbin.Threadbare, i'd love to send him a little care package.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:27 am
by starfox64
as far as i know his package was actually made, IT JUST HASN'T BEEN SHIPPED

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:14 am
by bels
What kind of monster would taunt someone like that

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:02 am
by Bobbin.Threadbare
Thank you @yourdad that's really kind but my care sharer contacted me and straightened it all out. Next time though!

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:42 pm
by kyung
bit of a mini care-share all the way from across the pond

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@sknss is the sweetest (smiling) thank you!

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:43 pm
by sid3000
- - - - - - - - - - CARE SHARE ROUND 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
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Since everything is squared away from the last round, I think this is an appropriate window to start another exchange. With starfox's blessing, I am assuming the role to be Master of Ceremonies for the next CT gifting exchange. If you are new, read first post of this thread. Pretty much same process as before:

    *approx. $50-100 in value (but sentimentality is priceless)
    *anticipate shipping internationally
    *you must post a picture upon receiving your gift to confirm receiving
    *if shipping food, keep it non-perishable (chips/candy/whatever)
    *must be a member for at least 2 months and have +40 rep minimum at the time of this post.

pm me with your name and shipping address; optionally, include food allergies, garment sizes, etc, but don't expect these details to influence your gift. After matching, I will update the thread with a date for shipping, but I expect the last person to receive their package by late June/early July.

Deadline for participation is Sunday, April 27th 11:59pm PST
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If anyone has thoughts or feedback on what to do differently this time please let me know while it's still early. I'll do my best to make this as smooth as possible :D

P.S. If not already enabled, make sure you get pop-up notifications for new pm's as this expedites communication. User Control Panel > Board Preferences

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:06 pm
by maj
I hope I get someone from the america so I can educate them on what a real biscuit looks like, along with some nice Tetley's.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:47 pm
by Bobbin.Threadbare
Although I think people will spend that anyway I think that price range is on the very high side.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:47 pm
by sid3000
I had considered the price but I think the outcome of the previous exchange was pretty ideal and I didn't want to tinker with those parameters too much. Also I feel like a dingus anytime the cost of shipping something is higher than the value of what Im actually shipping.

Id like to see some type of greeting card or small art exchange in the near future where postage costs would be trivial. If someone wants to get on top of that either after this exchange or during, I think we'd be in business.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:14 pm
by eufemism
yay i can't wait to participate. i joined c-t too late to participate in the last one

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:02 pm
by ramseames
that price range as a rough guideline worked well last time i think, don't see any reason to change it.

should also have people include who they sent stuff to last time so that no one is paired with the same person again.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:06 pm
by sid3000
I thought about that and will just tweak if necessary after the random pairing. past couple pages has all the info I need

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:25 am
by Bobbin.Threadbare
I agree that its a bit backwards when shipping costs more than the package but increasing the price of the gift seems even more upside down to me.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:35 am
by RycePooding
could pair people by country/continent? I know it's fun to get stuff from across the ocean but it's true, shipping a box here that costs $10 makes it a lot easier to put together a cool package on a tighter budget, instead of shipping costing you 40 bucks alone.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:36 am
by bels
100 is sort of too high but I think 50 is alright. You can always include shipping in the total cost (I think I did last time )

I did kind of enjoy the challenge of trying to find gifts that wouldn't weigh too much and I did think that the kind of stuff that got pushed around last time was pretty ideal..

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:15 pm
by sid3000
.......................................... COUNTDOWN to Care Share ..........................................
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Raf is patiently waiting for his match, will it be you?


Reminder bump that deadline for signups is this Sunday night at 11:59 PST!
If you want to sign up, message me with your info as outlined in the earlier post. If you've already messaged me you are confirmed for the exchange; matching will occur next week.

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:47 am
by CleanThug
I'm thinking about doing this but i'm nervous that my package won't be up to par. Also I have no exp shipping internationally. Can anyone give me some info?

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:13 pm
by purkinje
CleanThug wrote:I'm thinking about doing this but i'm nervous that my package won't be up to par.


cameron- wrote:it's not about the size of your share but the level of care

Re: Sharing is Caring // The Care Share

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:28 pm
by sid3000
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Keep an eye on your pm's today...