kusine 12:14pm, 10 March 2006
For those of you who have joined the Cult of the Fifty-Dollar Lunchbox, would you be interested in a Mr. Bento-themed swap? I'm thinking fun accessories, treats, whatever you can find to make lunch a more fun experience.

I think that a $10 limit would be more than enough, and I could set up a little form you could fill out to share some preferences. I'd be happy to coordinate.

I think it would be fun. What do you think?
Robyn the slug 12 years ago
That does sound pretty fun!

I'd get on that I think =)
I could crochet something cool for Mr. Bento. A bento cozy?
nicoteena 12 years ago
Would we mail it to each other or... how would that work?
kusine 12 years ago
It would be done through the mail. If you're hesitant giving it out your home address, I'd suggest your work one.
divakitty 12 years ago
Count us in
RLB865 12 years ago
I'd like to participate
kusine Posted 12 years ago. Edited by kusine (member) 11 years ago
Well, since it sems there's some interest in the idea of a Mr. Bento-themed swap, so I think I'll do it. Click on the logo to join!

(Link removed to prevent confusion on March 16, 2007)
kusine Posted 12 years ago. Edited by amanky (admin) 11 years ago
(Here's what it says on the intro page. You'd get your partner by March 31.)

The Mr. Bento Fun Swap is a fun way to meet other fans of Mr. Bento and get some fun stuff to make your lunch even better.

The rules:

* You can spend no more than $10 on items for your swap partner
* Please don't send anything that's inappropriate, sexual or offensive
* Your items must be mailed by April 15
* Feel free to get to know your swap partner by emailing, but you don't have to!
* You MUST thank your swap partner when you receive your swap package
* Sign up by March 26
* Have fun!
kusine 12 years ago
Partner emails went out earlier this week. If you didn't get yours, please let me know!
kusine 12 years ago
Thank you Laura, for my fabulous parcel! Everyone can check it out here, if you're interested.
.ams PRO 12 years ago
I sent my fun swap package out on Saturday ... I'm excited to see what comes in the mail!
amanky 11 years ago
anyone want to try another swap????
DorothySH PRO 11 years ago
Oh, I would be interested in this.
stinky_harriet PRO 11 years ago
I'm also interested.
amanky 11 years ago
I dont' use swapbot... i know lots of folks perfer the automization.

However, I'm willing to run the thing (seeing an excel sheet in her near future) if there's enough interest and continued integrity in this group...

any more thoughts?
KJF916 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by KJF916 (member) 11 years ago
How did I miss this the first time around? Oh -- it was a year ago. That's why! I'm interested, I just used that sign up form, but Amanky if you make another one, count me in.
kusine 11 years ago
I've deleted the link to the old swap so there's no confusion. =)
amanky 11 years ago
@kusine: I see you have this form on your site... can we use the same form?

can you have the info sent to me? to you? or do you want to wipe your hands?

How'd it go last time?
Look at my photos 11 years ago
I'd love to participate, but since the shipping rate when sending something to me would be much higher, I don't think that would be fair. However I do hope you have a good swap. :-)
amanky 11 years ago
well... we CAN try and see how folks feel about sending over seas??? if you want.

*still waiting on feedback from kuisine before proceeding*
ysetiawa 11 years ago
count me in! i'd like to participate. i hope it's not too late.
KJF916 11 years ago
It may be a bit higher to swap overseas, but there is potential for some interesting goodies. For instance, California goodies for the bento (our local roasted almonds and what not) for goodies from Holland could be worth it. I wouldn't rule it out -- s'all I'm saying.
stinky_harriet PRO 11 years ago
Also, if enough people from outside the USA want to participate it might be more economical if they were paired up with each other. Shipping within Europe would be cheaper than shipping to/from Europe & The USA.
amanky 11 years ago
still no answer from kuisine?

in swaps I've done before a simple "willing to ship outside the US?" should suffice for proper match ups!
kusine 11 years ago
Sorry, amanky, I was out of town and not near a computer. I know everyone expects instant replies these days, but we've all still got obligations away from the computer! =)

It went just fine last time. We had about 10 people and we didn't have anyone flake out. I've deleted the form, so I'm afraid you won't be able to use it. I really do suggest Swap Bot.

Have fun!
amanky 11 years ago
okie day... I'll move forward soon then, thanks for the info...

I think I'll lock up this thread as well while I'm at it *thinking*
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