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    ^^^Stamps were fine but your envelope looks a little different now

    Anyhow, as I said this wasn't an exercise to pick on people and they are all done and dusted. Just want to avoid any issues in the future
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    Seed swaps are a great idea, particularly here on the vine where so many peeps are generous enough to offer sometimes quite unusual seeds for free. NG also gives of her time for free.

    We should not expect NG or any other swap organizer to fund any shortfall in postage.

    So, how about if everyone who wants to participate in any seed swap makes a non-refundable "contribution" of five second class stamps when they send in their seeds to swap. That would cost 3.05 each. The same for all. That would cover the costs up to small parcel size and perhaps any little left over would reimburse the organizer for the cost of any new packaging required.

    Most commercial companies charge at least 2.95 postage and some considerably more than that, which we willingly pay to get our hands on 2 or 3 packets of seeds.

    Remind us, NG, how many packets of seed were in the flower parcels this year?

    3.05 is a snip, I say.
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    The flower circle was approx 50 different packs of seed (some extra packs due to spare packs and VSP clearout)
    The all in circle was approx. 20 different packs of seed (some extra packs due to spare packs and VSP clearout)
    Then peeps were also welcome up to 20 packs of VSP seed (which will be closing after the 2020 circles)
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    I’m really sorry NG if it was me. I’m a first timer doing its so please let me know and I will either wire you money or post stamps to you straight away.

    Kind Regards..........Rob

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    That is some amazing organising NG, and fabulous generosity from all involved.

    Hopefully we will.be able to join with some swaps and circles later in the year s

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    I have learnt so much about postage, and realised that I hadn't thought of the size of some seeds and the affect it has on parcel sizes! Thank you for all that you do - seed parcel organisers/send-off'ers!
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    NG, you are a Miracle worker with your seed packing technique.

    Look and learn everyone who's received a package from NG today.

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    Rather than learning after messing up I'd be happier if it was possible to provide more guidance up front for us noobs. From my point of view being new to this I bought a bunch of jiffy bags thinking they would be best to offer protection to seeds, the first ones I bought were about medium size and I thought would be Ok for the flower circle. There were more people in the Tomato circle and I had more seeds to send so I went up to A4 size but I think the problem with the jiffies is that they are difficult to keep the width within specification?. Given what I've received from NG looks to me like a large letter sized cardboard box is a far better option, I hadn't thought of a box as a letter... Looks like it's A5 sized but I see you can also get A4, is A5 about best for future? Is it only when you get to beans etc you need to be looking at small parcel because of the bulk/weight? Looks like I can get A4/A5 boxes online for around 50p a shot so is this what I should be going for? NG let me know what you paid for the box you sent please and I'll either send stamps to the equivalent value in a future swap or I can send direct to your account if you PM me.

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