Aug 23, 2006From Trader: Ambrose
I was swap organizer for DDC, she never sent pkgs but recieved hers. I really did not want to have to do this Keren, but I feel it is only fair to the people whom you were supposed to deliver packages to. - Packages where supposed to be mailed no later than June 16th. Had extended ship time because Keren had expressed at one point that due to being in the hospital for the week prior to original ship date it would help if she had an extention. [url]http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=444175[/url] PM Correspondance between myself and Keren, note at one point I did offer a way to work out postage if necessary: [B]7-10-2006 My PM to her:[/B] Hey there, wondering how things are going and if you've had a chance to mail out the swap packages (and possibly that digital cam?) I'm trying to go through the threads and PM people individually asking if they've recieved and sent their packages so I'm sorry if it's been posted you have. Just let me know. -Ranee [B]Her response:[/B] I haven't had any money for anything (not even food) for the last 3 weeks, let alone any money to send things out. one of my swaps said she would meet me because she lives in my area(ish), but she hasnt gotten back to me as to when that should happen. I do, however, have both the digicam and the package together and waiting. I am so sorry. [B]My response:[/B] Do you know how much it would cost for shipping for the swap package that you cannot meet up with? Have you contacted that swap partner? We might be able to work out shipping coverage if you let me know if you've talked with the other swap partner. [B]Her response:[/B] I have talked to both swap partners. They are very understanding. They said they know I have been busy and broke, so it's ok. [B]7-23-2006 PM from BertrandsGirl to me:[/B] Hi, Ambrose, I never got my swap from Keren, but she has been in touch. Since she is in Tacoma, she has offered to meet me sometime and give me the package. She doesn't have a car, though, and it is hard for me to drive that far with a toddler in the daytime. Hopefully we'll work something out - we've been pm'ing on and off for like three months with no success at meeting up Hope you're doing well. Mandi [B]8-02-2006 My PM to Keren:[/B] Hey there Keren, I have spoken with momof3girlz and she did say that for a little while she was understanding but I believe it is getting to a point that understanding may no longer apply. I understand you and bertrandsgirl live in the same state and are working on meeting up, but it is not fair to momof3girlz to not recieve her package. It is August now and the packages were supposed to be sent in June. I'm begininng to feel a upset asa coordinator because I did say if anyone was going to be having problems shipping to let me and the reciever know in ADVANCE, and you did not do that. Please ship the package soon WITH delivery confirmation so we know that you sent it. It is not fair to Momof3girlz who was COUNTING on your package for her swap. Ranee [B]Her response:[/B] ...I'm sorry ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ At this point it was obvious that she was not going to be sending the packages, or make any real effort to meet with the swap partner that lived in the same state. Even after it was offered to work out shipping arrangements. I'm very dissappointed. There has been no mention from either of her swap partners that they ever recieved their packages, after I had PMed them and asked them to please PM me if they ever do end up getting the packages just so I can feel a bit reassured. I feel bad for the recieving participants that never recieved. As much as I would like to send them packages myself to make up for Keren's blatant disrespect to both me and the two Mama's I simply cannot afford it and feel that this is completely unacceptable. I had mentioned in the Swap thread if an extention is needed to let the recievers and myself know. The extention was granted. It is now almost SEPTEMBER so far 2 and 1/2 months PAST the extention given. I feel that this is completely unacceptable and warrants negative feedback.