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All Bear All Bear by Paula
Kent
Posts: 5,162
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Shelli's request for a UK teddy bear magazine, made me think, maybe a swap forum would work well on TT?  We could post our wants and offer swaps for anything bear related, ie., mags, fabric, bears, supplies ...

It would be the swapper's personal responsibility to ensure sure swaps go smoothly.  TT would purely offer forum space for member's to suggest their preferred swaps ...

Just a thought!  What do you think?

lapousmor Sophie Z'Ours
Sarthe, France
Posts: 2,770

YesSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Great, giant idea!
i totally agree with it, Paula!
Let's go for it, dear friends!

Beary hugs,
Sophie.

Wisdom Bears Wisdom Bears
Ayrshire, Scotland.
Posts: 951

Yep me too ,in Favour.. Rita xxx

patsylakebears Patsy Lake Bears
Sydney
Posts: 3,442

sounds good idea to me Paula

Shari Nova Scotia,Canada
Posts: 1,712

Sounds great!!  :dance:   :dance:   :hug:

Acipenser Bine-Teddies
Stockholm
Posts: 862

That would be great to have!

Cleathero Creations Cleathero Creations
Ripley, Queensland
Posts: 1,925

Lovely.  :hug:   I can just imagine the race to get there first  :clap:

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

OOOH!!! GOOD IDEA, PAULA!!!

fredbear Fred-i-Bear
Johannesburg
Posts: 2,243
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Can I be first- can I swop my old  brain for a new one?
Lynette bear_original

jenny Three O'clock Bears
warwickshire uk
Posts: 4,413
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Paula that's an excellent idea...we were only talking about that a while ago...how useful it would be to swap something you don't use for something you do..a way of trying something out...

Daphne Back Road Bears
Laconia, NH USA
Posts: 6,568

Would save us money on buying/selling through eBay to get what we need.
And we're all such giving, sharing kinds of people  :hug:  that I bet we could make it work.
You are not suggesting buying/selling, right? Just swapping. Not sure if a buy/sell forum would be allowed... but what do I know!?!?!  :redface:

All Bear All Bear by Paula
Kent
Posts: 5,162
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Yep, simple, straightforward, no-nonsense, swapping is what I meant Daphne.

It seems like the idea is generating positive feedback thus far, so um ... what next? 

Cooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Are any of you advisors out there listening????

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645
All Bear wrote:

Are any of you advisors out there listening????

bear_laugh

Estelle Estelles canal bears and Tod Teddies
Todmorden West Yorkshire
Posts: 370

What a super idea it is so difficult to buy mags, small amounts of fabrics etc and everyone has bits put away waiting to be useful, when others might need that very item.
a "swop shop" would be just the job  :dance:  :dance:  :dance:  :dance:  :dance:  :dance:

MerBear MerBear Originals
Brockville, Ontario
Posts: 1,540

It would be like our own personal Marketplace. Good idea.

Marion

Daphne Back Road Bears
Laconia, NH USA
Posts: 6,568
All Bear wrote:

Cooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Are any of you advisors out there listening????

They aren't out of bed yet!!!!  bear_laugh

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

I have to go through my schtuff and find out what I can swap… first thing I know is going is a piece of black matted mohair… bear_original

Estelle Estelles canal bears and Tod Teddies
Todmorden West Yorkshire
Posts: 370

its great to swap at the mill where I have a studio we have a corner anything unwanted is put there, and if someone wants it they take it. I works well and saves all of us money
I have given photographic bits and aquierd a vacume cleaner  and table.

All Bear All Bear by Paula
Kent
Posts: 5,162
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Daphne wrote:
All Bear wrote:

Cooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Are any of you advisors out there listening????

They aren't out of bed yet!!!!  :D

Whoops!  Forgot about the small matter of the Atlantic ocean ...  bear_cry

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
Chico, California
Posts: 9,939
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All Bear wrote:

Cooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Are any of you advisors out there listening????

Of course, and already in discussion on the idea.  Will get back to you...

Judi Luxembears
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,379

I'm up now!

I think that is very good and fun idea.


Just a few thoughts:

I do think photos would be a plus in this category.
There would have to be some sort of system worked out to make the trade equal and agreeable without any feelings being hurt or offended.

For example:
I have a full length gray persain lamb fur coat that I would want to swap for .......

...do I wait until someone makes a swap offer that I want.  How would it be handled if an offer is made that I really wouldn't want? 

I am thinking out loud here so any and every suggestion is welcome.

Let's brainstorm here.....

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 21,746

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I'm here, too, but haven't decided on the advantages vs. disadvantages of this suggestion.  In theory and on paper it's a terrific idea - but Pandora's Box is waiting in the shadows.

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

I was wondering about this to.. I would like to do bear swaps this way but what if someone wants to swap something that isn’t my preference.. like a clown bear (AAAHHH!!!)  how do I let them know without hurting feelings and such….  bear_ermm

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
Chico, California
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Good point, Kim... that's why we'll be discussing the pros, cons, and most importantly, RULES and GUIDELINES for participation, before taking this idea live... if it goes live at all.

If someone has ideas about how to run a swap that would keep it happy, safe, and positive, with no liability to the board, it's Advisors, or Intercal, please post them here.

Thanks!

psichick78 Flying Fur Studios
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,073

Good IDea!

I know I have done 1 swap for mohair with a TT member. It went really well. I found we were easily able to decide on a fair trade.

I can think of soo many things I have that I would love to trade for, large mohair scraps, mohair I didn't like once it got home, eyes, magazines you name it. Even some sassy fabric.

If we can't think of a group way to decide what's fair, that trades maybe can be posted and the details worked out in PM.

Just me thinking out loud

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