I thought maybe this would be away to make more contacts with swappers who fit our swap style and would be more likely to close. I know things have changed a bit on the site I find myself with less swaps closing. For me I would like to spend less time requesting items, getting no response or responding to items to get a cancel without response.
I really appreciate a communicative swapper. I find myself wanting to swap but finding less and less I need/want. I've been trying to do higher dollar swaps/ larger multi item and really focusing on the value of the item to my shipping costs. I tend to like to spend no more than a padded flat rate envelope on swaps at about $50. I look to use no more than a med rate box for swaps at $100 and would look at a large rate box for much more than that. I tend to go with the listed retail for swap items as I find it's much much easier. I refused to compare all the items on both sides to see what they sell for on ebay currently. I just don't want to spend my time in this kind of pursuit. Most of my non-cosmetic items I will swap for cosmetic items with just a few exception. I do discount my albatrosses but find that heavy/bulk albatrosses don't make sense for me to ship figuring in a swap discount. I don't subscribe to luxury boxes and don't tend to request luxury items.
I also still like swapping cosmetic samples and would a swap partner interested in the same cosmetic samples for other samples (not handbags).
I have a lot of random things from Lv Kiki(I still have a bunch of winter gear), men's boxes(a lot not listed) as well as Le Tote items I'm not using I would also be interested in someone else who has items if not on my follows list at least something different.
Recent swaps that have been successful for me have been with forum ladies and have been ones that have been cost effective on shipping or have been ones for a larger number of fun random items that enabled me to move on a good number of items.
Whats your swap style?