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Thread: ** IMPORTANT** - SEED SWAP Private Messages

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    Arrow ** IMPORTANT** - SEED SWAP Private Messages

    It has come to my attention tonight that we again have new member(s) sending Private Messages asking for seeds, without having posted on the Grapevine at all. THIS IS AGAINST THE RULES OF SEED SWAPPING. The Seed Swap board is for ACTIVE members of the Grapevine, and the good nature of seed swappers should not be abused by what is essentially begging.

    If you offer seeds for swap or SAE and receive a PM from a non-active member, please forward it to a moderator, or click the Red Triangle on the top right of the PM so that we can deal with it. Whatever sob story is being peddled, doesn't prevent the 'beggar' from posting an Introduction

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    I Have to just clarify that I have been a member since only the beginning of the month, but have offered swaps for seeds in PMs. I am hoping as I am quite proactive and intend to continue being an active member that I have not broken any rules.
    If I have, I would really appreciate knowing, and if that is the case I will of course not participate in the seed swap scheme until the neccessary time.

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    It's ok Thea (is it Thea tonight? ). I'm talking about people with Zero posts here! Not even an Intro or a hello!

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    I've had a few of them. They google "free seeds" and are directed to our forum.

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Happy to say all my PMs are from active members!

    Big scary 6ft7 GRRRRR at the freeloaders.

    *holds hands up in a scary manner*
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    Hmmm, I think I may have been duped, how annoying

    Ah well you live and learn, it won't happen again.
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    On the subject of SAE I have learned this morning a very important lesson. I thought I had followed instructions carefully but because I hadn't paid the full due for the letter I have put someone to great inconvenience and expense to retrieve said package from the PO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brengirl View Post
    On the subject of SAE I have learned this morning a very important lesson. I thought I had followed instructions carefully but because I hadn't paid the full due for the letter I have put someone to great inconvenience and expense to retrieve said package from the PO.
    I pay for my postage online nowadays. You simply weigh the item and you can print off your own postage*

    I don't bother with stamps anymore - not for sending parcels.

    *some steps shortened and simplyfied
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