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Subject: Questions for those that are also members of the CD and DVD swap...
Date Posted: 7/27/2009 10:27 AM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2009
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Do you have to have the orginal cases for either of these?

 

Also, why is it they charge a .49 fee (plus 1 credit) for each CD you request?

Thanks!

 

 

 



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Date Posted: 7/27/2009 10:50 AM ET
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This thread should answer your questions - http://www.swapacd.com/forum/topic.php?t=3095

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 11:03 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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Hi Carrie,

    You do not have to have the original cases for the swapacd site.  I'm not a member of swapadvd so I can't answer that one.  I had been mailing my cd's with just the paper wrapper along with cardboard reinforcement with no problems, when suddenly the last two I sent got broken along the way.  I was just sick about it!  I remembered that both of those cd's went out on the same day so they must have ended up in a sorting machine that mangled them or else something heavy was dropped on them.  Since that happened I have now started mailing the cd's with their plastic cases along with a rigid mailer.  Of course this makes the postage higher, but I just can't risk the cd's getting broken.  Also the last time I mailed the post office stamped fragile on them.   I think the link that Jenna posted should answer the question about the .49 fee. 

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 7/27/2009 11:11 AM ET
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Just want to add that for the DVDs you do need to have the original case and the artwork, unless you offer them in the DVD Bazaar.

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 11:20 AM ET
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I actually have most of my DVD orginal cases, it is mainly the CD one I am concerned about.  Thanks!!

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 11:23 AM ET
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Carrie,

   Like I said the original case is not necessary, but you do need to indicate when you post your cd's if you have the front and back inserts of the cd.  It seems to me that most people prefer to have both inserts along with the cd.

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 11:26 AM ET
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Those inserts are probably LONG gone!  We keep our CDs in a zip up case and tossed the orginal cases.

 We keep our DVDs in zip up cases as well, but keep most of the orginal cases in boxes in our garage.

So I guess the .49 fee is to keep the credits at an equal price between the 3 swap sites.  I guess that make sense.



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Date Posted: 7/27/2009 1:23 PM ET
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I thought it was to cover the damage that the CDs get vs the books and DVDs.  There is something about the jewel cases that seems to break CDs.  We are asked to send CDs with a piece of cardboard, not jewel cases, due to the damage.  Never had a DVD in it's box get damaged.  But have had several cracked jewel boxes.



Last Edited on: 7/27/09 3:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/27/2009 2:20 PM ET
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I am a member of both clubs.  If you sign up with SwapACD it is important to note if you have just the CD or CD with front and back inserts ... you get this option when listing.    I have had a few CDs that didn't have inserts, and they still traded when I posted them.

With SwapADVD you have to have the original DVD box and original artwork.