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Subject: Homeschool wishlist swap-will do this summer
Date Posted: 4/22/2009 5:35 PM ET
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I loved the virtual homeschool box swap that has been done before but I understand why she can't do that right now.

I have no interest trying to take on such a HUGE endeavor but I am interested in a homeschool wish list swap if there is enough interest.

Here are some basics of the swap as I imagine them:

-2 credits to sign up (returned when swap is complete)

-must have at least 15 homeschool related books on your wish list that are currently in print. These can be ANYTHING education related such as readers, textbooks, art bks, nature related, etc.....

-you would be matched with a random participant and purchase/find at least 2 books on their list. (more is fine if you and your partner agree)

-used books are fine as long as they meet  the PBS guidelines

-you would NOT need to send extras unless you and your partner want to such as stickers/art supplies/local postcards/local treasures (such as shells, rocks, leaves) etc. This might be fun to get the kids involved though.

If I have enough interest-maybe 10 people? then I'll go through the proper channels to get this organized.



Last Edited on: 4/23/09 12:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/23/2009 11:20 AM ET
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I would, but the last HS game I participated in nearly made me broke with postage.  I had NO IDEA it would run up that much!  I really got very little for what I paid out.


Date Posted: 4/23/2009 11:28 AM ET
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This would just be sending 2 bks to 1 person (unlike the virtual box where you sent to multiple people) so unless they were really heavy hardcovers-I'm guessing it would only be about $3-$4 total for media mail including DC. If you wanted to send extras then it might be more but parcel post is always fine.


Date Posted: 4/23/2009 12:19 PM ET
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Never mind ladies....it looks like I can't host a swap until I've been an active swapper for 3 mos and I've only done the one homeschool swap last fall.

I'm going to do some swaps this spring so I'll be able to do this in the summer. Maybe August might be fun as a "back to school" type thing,



Date Posted: 4/23/2009 3:11 PM ET
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I was wondering about finding and purchasing the books for the other person. What I mean by that is: What if the books they're wishing for are OOP or costly? Or you just can't find them? Some of the things on my WL are rare and I expect I'll be waiting 1-2 years or more for them.

Has this type of swap been done in the past? How did it work out?

Like I said I'd be interested but I have a budget to keep too.


Date Posted: 4/25/2009 8:11 PM ET
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Yea I miss the game to, I joined the homeschool lounge and started a swap group we have one starting up

May 1st.

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 2:24 PM ET
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Char, I just wanted to answer your question. For the swap, there would have to be at least 15 bks that were currently in print on your WL. If someone found a rare book for you that would be great, but you would still have to have 15 OTHER "in-print" books on your list.

As far as cost-we'd  need to have some price limit such as 15 bks on your WL that are less than $10 or $15. That's how other WL swaps work here. Many times you can get them cheaper used through many sources though.

One thing I'd try to do is give time for people to  look at other members WL so I could match people up if they knew they had a book on someone's list already.