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Subject: Swap a goat
Date Posted: 3/18/2008 3:35 PM ET
Member Since: 9/26/2007
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What in the world IS this!???!!!

Holly

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 4:19 PM ET
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Well, what do you think it is? Tell me you've never had a goat that you got tired of eventually!  Wouldn't you love to be able to swap it for someone else's goat?

The best part is all you have to pay for is shipping!

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 4:39 PM ET
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LOL! 

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 5:48 PM ET
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Please make sure you wrap your books & goat separately. It says very clearly in the PBS book conditions, under no circumstances are books to have chew marks. (It really does!) You could lose your credit. Goats, depending on how long the trip, can get very bored & start chewing on the books if you accidentally wrap the two together.

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2006
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Well, you know that's really only a problem if your goat finds the book boring...

One book & goat-swapping tip that newbies often get confused about: Saran wrap the book NOT the goat! Trust me on this.

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2007
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OH... NOW YOU TELL ME !!!!!!!!!

....... well, I'm sure there will be a postal worker somewhere about Oklahoma who gets a little irate about the saran wrapped goat !!!!   ROFL.....

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 10:11 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/19/2008 9:37 AM ET
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Don't worry, the goat will eat the Saran Wrap long before it ever gets to you...so it will be calmed and not so irritated. Hmmmmmm...in fact, that darn goat might be the reason behind some of our so-called "lost" books!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:32 AM ET
Member Since: 1/6/2008
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Thank God they started this site!  I had the hardest time trying to find a Used Goat Store in my town!

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:51 AM ET
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I don't know if you can see my siggy line, but I STILL have free goats to offer with an order off my goat-shelf! None are water damaged, but they are a little ruff around the edges.



Last Edited on: 3/19/08 10:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 9:21 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2006
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You guys better stop kidding around. No really - the goats have to be adults to meet posting standards.

<rimshot>

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 9:49 PM ET
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Would someone please tell me how to attach a mailing label to the goat?  I tried stapling it but the goat objected.  The goat eats anything that I tape or tie on.  Is ok to write the address on the goat with a permanent marker?  How about if I shave a small patch of hair and then write it in that space?  The hair will grow back eventually to cover the address. 

I really appreciate your help as I have several goats that I need to put in the mail tomorrow.

 

 



Last Edited on: 3/19/08 9:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:34 PM ET
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I find that putting your mailing labels on the horns works best... anywhere else they can chew it off, but they can't get to their own horns. Unless you are shipping multiple goats together to save on shipping costs, then they can chew each other's horns...

 

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:38 PM ET
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I find that tatooing the address right on the goat's butt works the best for send goats via the USPS

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 7:01 PM ET
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I hate delivering goats on my mail route! They usually end up eating my lunch!
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:23 PM ET
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I'd like  to get a goat for only a few weeks. (Just enough to  clean up the  back yard) Can I be guaranteed that someone will order it from me when I'm finished with it? I don't want a  long term goat committment.

Pat

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:34 PM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2007
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That depends, really.  Will you be getting a heavily wish listed goat?  Otherwise, it could be sitting on your shelf for quite a while.  Or on your kitchen table.  Or your bed.

If you get desperate, perhaps you could offer it as a freebie with another order?

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:38 PM ET
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"perhaps you could offer it as a freebie with another order?"

Doesn't it cause problems in the package when you mail two goats together? I would think there would be too much fighting or other activity going on, depending on whether you are mailing 2 males or 1 male & 1 female. That could be a potential for package damage.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:10 PM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2007
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Good point, Sherry!

So I guess the questions have to be asked...what is the rule on pregnant goats? Do they cost 2 credits?

If you ordered a 2-for-1 but it arrived as a 3-for-1, do you mark that RWP?  Because now you have two goats, plus a little unpostable on the way to feed and shelter until it grows up a bit.  Perhaps there should be an RC for that, just in case...