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PoisonBottleGuy

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Hey All! Just checking to see how your Christmas Exchange went. I sent my partner a bottle and it is now January 16th…nothing received on my end. I was trying to be super understanding, but really?! A month later and nothing. My bottle plus shipping was almost $30. Guess I won't be participating in online trading anymore…sad.
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I sent bottles to two different members and got bottles in return from only one, but I don't care because I know the second person is having some money difficulties in these hard times. I'll always do it because I like the giving end of it much more than the receiving end because of what I collect. Like Bruce I'll be happy to send you a few bottles... Not sure I have any poisons but I'll check....
 

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epackage said:
I sent bottles to two different members and got bottles in return from only one, but I don't care because I know the second person is having some money difficulties in these hard times. I'll always do it because I like the giving end of it much more than the receiving end because of what I collect. Like Bruce I'll be happy to send you a few bottles... Not sure I have any poisons but I'll check....

I didn't want to come across as being rude, but it simply took the fun out of it for me not receiving something. I could have received a $5 Bromo bottle and I would have been stoked. For me, it was the idea of connecting with another collector that was cool. When I sent my bottle and received nothing, the connection was lost so to speak. I don't know, perhaps I am ranting [:)]
 

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I understand your frustration, I remember when people posted pics of the stuff they got and showed it off, times are changing...
 

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Wow, if nobody started a thread on the bottles they recieved from the Christmas Bottle Exchange......times are changing.
 

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Dugout said:
Wow, if nobody started a thread on the bottles they recieved from the Christmas Bottle Exchange......times are changing.
My bad. It is sitting on my desk and I look at it every evening while I check email. Can't wait to show everyone.
 

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Well I was an exchange participant, two different ways this tail of last year. One good man sent me a bottle and I planed on sending him an exchange of glass, another obligation was to exchange for Christmas. And it took me time and old age effort to get the job done - life's problems just always seemed to interfere. So it isn't right - but neither are the deterioration's of the aging process. Life isn't easy - but I finally got both exchanges sent today - so hopefully those obligated will get past their obligations also. RED Matthews
 

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Bottle images from ABN Christmas exchange

Got this very sweet mini (3") flask. Embossed wicker, rolled lip and pontiled. Thank you Mike (Blackglass) and Preston (peejrey).[attachment=a.jpg][attachment=b.jpg] [attachment=c.jpg]
 

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Re: Bottle images from ABN Christmas exchange

thats too bad that you had a bad expierence I have exchanged 3 of the last 4 years and its always been great..to open a package not knowing what bottle/bottles it could contain.was great.I did not particapte this year got too busy..but dont let one bad apple spoil it for you.....
 

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