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I'm glad to know there are less swapliftings than there used to be, but I'm wondering if the ones that do happen now are on a larger scale- I know MT stiffed a lot of people, and I know at least one other person was left hanging by DM. I'm just very grateful for the swap feedback area; it was an excellent addition and it really does make swaplifting a more public offense.


With regards to my own swapping, I'm considering a policy of having the swapper send me their end first... but that just seems wrong. It feels wrong. If I don't trust them, why should they trust me, y'know? Then again, I think a third swaplifting would be extremely hurtful to me.


As much as I hate losing the CT and not having the bottle and decants from Mistress Tera or Duck Mountain- or the money- I still feel like I've come out on top, which is a wierd way of saying it, but I can't think of a better expression. It's just that the people here are so very generous, that all the kindness and the frimps and socks and notes of encouragement more than balance out the missing bottles. I feel sad and cheated by those people, but I don't feel cheated at all by karma. Does that make any sense at all?


I love the perfumes and the labbies and it's all well and good, but without the community here, I think I would have lost interest, which sounds insulting to the lab, but I don't mean it like that. I've just never been a perfume person, so I don't know that I would have been so drawn in without this network of amazing people. This place has become a sanctuary for me, and I am so grateful for that.


So, in the end, I have just one thing to say:


:joy: :joy: :nono:



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Well, said! I agree completely. I have been "into" BPAL since the autumn right before I moved up north, which would be about 4 years ago come Feb., maybe? Without the forum I too doubt that it could have kept my interest. Again, not because of the lab or the products (which are so phenomenal I feel guilty even using a generic word like "product"), but I can be fickle and forgetful my love of scent is such that I always keep looking for the "next thing". However, these oils are so poetic and evocative and have such esoteric background and meanings and such...I would have to say that is the same of the people who wear them...and as such this forum has put me into contact with so many amazing, intelligent, talented people who are sort of like me.


Grace, again I am so sorry that you got screwed, but I am glad that you are sticking around and not taking it to heart. I know how much you enjoy swapping, so I am sending many positive swap-thoughts your way :P

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Thank you so much! :hug: I'm feeling quite leery of swapping at all, though. There've been a few swap offers that I've just stopped myself from making today. FOR GLITTER! But I digress. :blush:

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That rocks! Hee. I'd have that as my avatar if I could. :blush:


I'm filing a complaint with a state government agency about the phone troubles we've been having. I'm hopeful we can get it resolved that way- our line is frozen, though- Verizon verified that we can't get service through them until we clear things up with the assholes at Trinsic. /update hijack!

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