The 'Great Baked Bean Swap'

15 replies
Found 27th Feb 2009
Right, we are now in full flow of 2009. The credit crunch is amongst us, people loosing their jobs left, right and centre, money seeming simply to disappear before being spent and to top it all off, we all got snowed in! (OK, the latter was quite nice). Not the greatest way to continue the year by any means. I plan to make a change, and make a change I will, but I need your help. Everyone likes the heart-warming stories they add at the end of the news. It is a way lighting up the mood after hearing all the rubbish that seems to be going on and its nice to hear that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel. I plan to be one of them nice stories. After hearing the story of the paper clip swap, which eventually got swapped for a house, I am setting out to do the same, with you guessed it, baked beans.

Basically I have for swap a lovely shiny brand new tin of Heinz baked beans, purchased from Sainsburys last week and looked after very well and in perfect condition. Expiry dated 05-2010. Out of the kindness of your heart, I ask anyone to make me an offer to swap anything with my baked beans; only condition being the item you are offering for swap must be of higher value than the current item in my possession. It may be as little or as much above the value of the item as you like (i.e. it may be swapped with something a few pence over the value of the beans or as large a value as your generosity decides). After completing the swap, I will then look to continue swapping until who knows where it will lead. Anyone who I complete a swap with will be acknowledged (unless wanting to remain anonymous) to the list of people who helped me achieve whatever I end up with and will become part of the story. Let the swapping commence.

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Original Poster

http://9mgica.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLd_6S3EcJFFRwGTXSn4WniVYe_3HGgP53KgrNufeO3CQEFVxi0j75_7lAQRHarvt26dWvPCXh5E/The%20Great%20Baked%20Bean%20swap%20-%201st%20item%20-%20Baked%20Beans.JPG

Banned

Should this not be in FS/FT?

Who pays for postage?

Original Poster

Good point, how can I put it in there?

Original Poster

Both parties pay for their postage, if items start getting bigger we can look into reviewing this though

do you have to provide a picture with name (like you have) of what you're willing to swap?

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MinstrelMan;4505992

do you have to provide a picture with name (like you have) of what you're … do you have to provide a picture with name (like you have) of what you're willing to swap?



No, you just need to state what it is you are offering to swap and maybe a pic, though not necessary straight away. If your offer is accepted, then it would be good to have a pic of the item with your name with it before sending.

Banned

how about I give you two tins of baked beans :lol:

this thread will get locked soon.... :oops:

I propose a swap for a brand new ipod remote and some other ipod gadget from my BoC

Original Poster

LOL - What are the make of your beans, are they in good condition, how many previous owners? :-D

Original Poster

MinstrelMan;4506048

I propose a swap for a brand new ipod remote and some other ipod gadget … I propose a swap for a brand new ipod remote and some other ipod gadget from my BoC



Sounds interesting. Would it be easy for me to swap though, seeing as it originates from a BOC? :-D

Matrixblade;4506103

Sounds interesting. Would it be easy for me to swap though, seeing as it … Sounds interesting. Would it be easy for me to swap though, seeing as it originates from a BOC? :-D



depends if anyone has an ipod they want a remote for and didnt buy a BoC :thumbsup:

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MinstrelMan;4506119

depends if anyone has an ipod they want a remote for and didnt buy a BoC … depends if anyone has an ipod they want a remote for and didnt buy a BoC :thumbsup:



A couple of ipod accessories sounds like a good first swap to get the ball rolling, thanks MinstrelMan. What is the other thing? Do they work? If so, take a picture of the items and add a note which includes 1. 'Your username or name' 2. 'The Great Baked Bean Swap'. Will move to PM.

Original Poster

No word from MinstrelMan, so any other offers on the cards. P.S - No need for a pic with a note with your username and Baked bean swap on it as I will take a pic myself when it arrives.

You should have started with a red paper clip.. oh wait
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