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Subject: Christian Swaps Here? I collect Bible Verse Stickers-Christian Speaker audi
Date Posted: 8/11/2009 12:17 PM ET
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Hi, Though I have been on PBS for years I am not familiar with SWAPS and how they are started and how they work. I collect Christian Bible Verse Stickers and love a wide variety of them- vintage ones and Hallmark Christian stickers and others with bible verses/scripture and short Christian sayings on them. I love to use them in all my correspondence and envelopes to encourage others, especially in my adoption ministry and counseling. I also like certain audio cassettes/CD's of Christian speakers that are not considered "books" and some older speakers that date before CD's. These audio cassettes would not be postable if they are not books so a SWAP might be a way for this. Are there any Christian Swaps? Thanks for those who respond and fill me in- thanks!

Jody M in Chicagoland, IL

Date Posted: 8/11/2009 3:57 PM ET
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Hi Jody!

It could be a swap over in the games forum.  If you have never played in a swap, you would not be elgible to host one.  There are many Christian swaps.  Most are books, but this could be a buddy swap or even a traveling box of some sort where people would put in and take out. Those take much more to manage so I see it as an inexpensive buddy swap.  Or it could be a Christian book AND sticker swap  :O)

Is anyone else interested?  Just stickers or stickers and book?  I could probably get approved to run a swap.  I've been playing for over a year and have already hosted a game over on SaDVD.

For your cassettes, the best way to do them might be a virtual box -- they don't actually travel to each person.  People put in a certain amount to start and then take out and replace on their turn each time.   Virtual boxes can go on indefinately so everyone who wanted to could have a chance to hear the tapes.

You can find threads of each of these types of swaps in the games forum, there is also a rules sticky thread at the top of the games forum.

HTH!   Shellie

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 9:45 PM ET
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Thanks so much Shellie! I appreciate your filling me in on the SWAPS.  Now I know how they run and where. I am just interested in the Bible verse stickers and wished there was a Christian CD/Audio cassettes swaps where people could just list the audio cassettes from Christian Speakers, Christian evangelists, Christian Conferences, etc and Christian speaker CD's they have- since these would not be ones people can post- and then people would just post what they have and trade. On the DVD swap related to this swap they have a VHS swap and people post what they have and offers and just trade.  Most people would be interested in specific speakers- where probably in a virtual box you may get the box and not be interested in any of the speakers.

Thanks so much Shellie- A lovely PBS trader wrote me and is sending me some bible verse stickers- so nice!

Blessings, Jody



Last Edited on: 8/12/09 9:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/13/2009 10:19 AM ET
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Jody,

Thanks for your kind words.  Just a clarification: the advantage of a virtual box is that it does not travel.  Each person chooses what to take out of the box when it is their turn and those are the only tapes that are mailed -- each to the person who requests it.  SaDVD has a VHS bazaar.  While PBS doesn't have a cassette bazaar, nearly the same result could come from a virtual box.

Glad someone is sending you stickers, how kind of them! :O)

Since there does not seem to be interest in a sticker buddy swap or book and sticker swap, I shan't pursue it.

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 4:28 PM ET
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Thanks to the PBS trader who sent me some lovely Bible verse stickers today- SO NICE, I love them!  Jody