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Old 04-23-2009, 04:15 AM   #121
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Hello

I would like to use the stroller july 11th-19th.

If there are any accessories that are needed let me know I will bring them to donate.

If these dates are still available please let me know and I will send you the rest of the info.

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:30 AM   #122
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As long as you got the money back that you invested in buying it and making the cover, I guess it would be ok to post it as a free swap just to fill in the dates to keep it going until you come in December.

Do you have a way to get it home?
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:38 AM   #123
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If this swap continues I would be interested in October 18-23rd if possible. I would be happy to bring an accessory or something to donate towards it when we get down there.
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I would love to see the swap continue but it is your baby so you must make the final call. I would love to have used it on our dates, it sure would have made my trip easier. Please do what makes the most sense to you
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:13 AM   #125
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Well swappers, I've come to a decision. It was not an easy decision to come by and I have lost many, many hours of sleep over this. As much as it pains me to do so, I am forced to close the pixie dust express in June. I do not make any money on this swap. Heck, the way it stands now, I haven't even covered the cost of the stroller and the accessories that I've bought. I don't feel good about making this a free swap therefore it will not be. To the swappers in June and beyond that have already sent your payment, I will be more than happy to refund your money. I'm sorry that it had to come to this but I just have no other choice. Money doesn't grow on trees, well actually it does since it's a paper product but I digress, and without money for maintenance the swap just can't continue. I hope you all understand and won't hate me for this.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:58 AM   #126
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understandable...

Not your fault ...but am wondering how we will get refunds back and when?

I dont understand why they decided to do this though...geeeezzz

to all other swappers who are now strollerless~ walmart.com has this stroller for $179 and another double jogger same brand but different color for $149...

Does anyone know where to get a rain cover for this type though?? My plan now is to just buy it online via wallymart
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #127
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Not your fault ...but am wondering how we will get refunds back and when?

I dont understand why they decided to do this though...geeeezzz

to all other swappers who are now strollerless~ walmart.com has this stroller for $179 and another double jogger same brand but different color for $149...

Does anyone know where to get a rain cover for this type though?? My plan now is to just buy it online via wallymart

Refunds have already been issued to those swappers who are now out a stroller. That's a great buy on the stroller. I paid $250 for this one. I was stubborn and wanted this particular color. LOL I got a raincover from babies r us for $15
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:36 PM   #128
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We have dates open in ours....
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:49 PM   #129
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Not your fault ...but am wondering how we will get refunds back and when?

I dont understand why they decided to do this though...geeeezzz

to all other swappers who are now strollerless~ walmart.com has this stroller for $179 and another double jogger same brand but different color for $149...

Does anyone know where to get a rain cover for this type though?? My plan now is to just buy it online via wallymart
Hi,
I used a stroller similar to this in April, another swap, so frustrating that they are being closed by Disboards, but the highers up have made their decisions,

I wanted to let you know that I ended up using a clear rain poncho from dollar store, worked great, my girls could see easily enough, I split it down the seam and tied it behind, a big chip clip would work great.

We also had a Kiddopotamu Sunshade, which IMHO, was the essential of the trip.

Have a great trip, It was a really good stroller, I notice we have children of similar age, and it worked great for us.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:53 PM   #130
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I understand it is your stroller swap, but why are you ending it in June, right before my planned trip? I was to pick it up on June 5
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:41 PM   #131
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[QUOTE=phins_jazy;31484489]Well swappers, I've come to a decision. It was not an easy decision to come by and I have lost many, many hours of sleep over this. As much as it pains me to do so, I am forced to close the pixie dust express in June. I do not make any money on this swap. Heck, the way it stands now, I haven't even covered the cost of the stroller and the accessories that I've bought. I don't feel good about making this a free swap therefore it will not be. QUOTE]

Why? The stroller was paid for, why not just let it keep swapping until it dies? What else are you going to do with it?
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:39 PM   #132
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Why not keep the swap going?

A few posters have said the swap strollers only last for 8-10 uses. So far your stroller has been used nine times. Based on what was posted on the HUGE end to swap/share thread, the stroller is pretty much on its last leg now.

If people are still willing to use it (regardless of the fact that it's about to fall apart), then why not let them?
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:30 AM   #133
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I understand it is your stroller swap, but why are you ending it in June, right before my planned trip? I was to pick it up on June 5
I'm sorry that it worked out that way but that was the only time I'd be able to get the stroller back to me. With the new rules being enforced on the board, I had no other choice. The stroller and the accessories aren't even paid for in full yet and by making it a free swap we have no guarantee that it will be taken care of. We'll have no funds to upkeep the stroller and I only want to have a fully functioning stroller that is safe for all our kids.

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Why? The stroller was paid for, why not just let it keep swapping until it dies? What else are you going to do with it?
No, the stroller and accessories were not paid for yet. That's all money that has come out of my pocket.

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Why not keep the swap going?

A few posters have said the swap strollers only last for 8-10 uses. So far your stroller has been used nine times. Based on what was posted on the HUGE end to swap/share thread, the stroller is pretty much on its last leg now.

If people are still willing to use it (regardless of the fact that it's about to fall apart), then why not let them?
I think you may have my swap confused with someone elses. Our stroller is only on swapper #3. It's pretty much brand new! The stroller and accessories have not been paid for yet.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:18 AM   #134
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Why not move the swap to a different message board. I think we are all in need of this stroller. Plans have been made, and for some of us, it is too late in the game to change. Please consider this. You have stated the stroller and accessories weren't paid for yet, why not charge $10 more per person per stay to keep the swap going?
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I think you may have my swap confused with someone elses. Our stroller is only on swapper #3. It's pretty much brand new! The stroller and accessories have not been paid for yet.
I'm sorry

I should have said, by the time the swap ends in June the stroller would be on its last leg.

It was used 3 times in April. It is scheduled to be used 5 times in May and 1 time in June.
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Maybe you missed the other thread. Some people questioned the amount of money exchanging hands in a swap. Many swap leaders and swappers stated that swap strollers are only good for 8-10 uses.
Based on what other swappers posted, by the time your June person uses the stroller, it will be time to trash it. If people are still willing to use it, let them. I mean really, what are you going to do with a broke down stroller?

Oh, many people also posted (on the same thread) that swaps were basically a good will effort among DISers. The swaps were a way to build community. A way to help out all the mommies who need strollers weren't able to get one without swaps.

They also stated that the driving force behind the swaps was the love of Disney and the desire to help out fellow DISers, not money.

Has that changed?

I hope things work out for those of you who were hoping the use the stroller after June 4.
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