Re: CSP's & District badges
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 10:57:21 -0400
I have traded patches with contacts made by e-mail with great success. If I
have been cheated by anyone in cyberspace, I am not aware of it... *g*
However, regarding traders who fail to send patches, a friendly reminder may
be all that is in order to bring the person to bay. People are forgetful
(espcially during the Summer when many of us are _very_ busy) and
ocassionally need to be reminded of their commitments. I will admit to such
forgetfulness and have been the recipient of such a "did you forget about my
patch?" message in the past.
Now if the person says "the patch is in the mail", you cannot do too much.
Maybe after about a week you might tell him that it has not yet arrived (if
that is true). However if he is insistent there is little hope at your end.
Mail very ocassionally does get lost, and I suspect most people will gladly
replace any items lost in the mail if they are able.
Like in any other "collection" situation, if additional reminders are
needed, I personally would get a bit more terse and insistent with each
reminder as the situation warrants.
Patch trading by mail is far better than buying a car from a generic used
car lot and very enjoyable. Don't let the actions of a few inconsiderate or
forgetful individuals deny you this pleasure and pursuit.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City