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01/21/2013 04:24:17 PM · #1
A cycling forum I am on does this with a box of bicycle parts & accessories and I thought it might be fun to do it here as well, but with Photography items, natch. If there is enough interest, I will start the box. I know I have plenty of stuff I bought and haven't used.

The idea is to fill a large USPS flat rate box with items that you don't want but may be of value to someone else. It can be anything photography related. Brand specific is ok, because at some point the box will arrive in the hands of someone else with that make. It will take a few stops for the box to get full, so until then, participants are asked to add more than they take.

Due to the use of US Postal service flat rate boxes, we have to limit this to people within the USA. Sorry Canadians, but there's no reason you can't start up your own BOC.

Rules (this is important):

1. If you can't abide by the rules, please don't play

2. Ship within 5 working days of receipt of box (if you're on the list, you should have some crap ready to be put into the box - right?)

3. Remove only crap you intend to use yourself

4. Do not remove crap to sell to somebody else

5. Do not remove crap to pass to somebody else

6. Try to put in as much or more crap than you remove

7. If you add crap specific to a make and/or model of camera, please mark it as to what it works with.

8. Report receipt via this thread upon receipt (same day shouldn't be to difficult - we're all addicted to this forum and most post daily. Don't suddenly disappear once the box makes it to you)

9. Photograph the box contents as received (not a completely-revealing photo - just the box open and the crap on the top of the pile) and post (this thread is worthless without pics and all that...)

10. Photograph what you took out, but not what you put in - it's supposed to be somewhat of a surprise.

11. Please, no completely worthless, borked crap.

12.The BOX OF CRAP is a CRAPSHOOT and you may not like the CRAP in the BOX. There may be absolutely nothing in the box of any value to you. Even if this is the case, you will still be expected to spend $16 to mail the BOX OF CRAP on to the next person. If you aren't ok with that, don't play the game; it's that simple, really.

13. When you recieve the box, PM the next person on the list for their mailing address.

14. Note: if you no longer want to be on the mailing list, please let me know and I will remove you. This is important so as not to hold up the box while someone is trying to PM you for your mailing address.

The list (in sequence)
1. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yo_Spiff
2. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music / ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Pennyclick
3. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ann
4. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy
5. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/811.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/811.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Karmat
6. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Cowboy221977
7. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Spork99
8. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tjbel05
9. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MelonMusketeer
10. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gcoulson
11. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yo_Spiff (on here twice because I started the box and deserve to get some crap, too!)
12. [user]MinsoPhoto[/user] Removed by request
13. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' alfresco
14. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LydiaToo
15. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IAmEliKatz
16. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SEG
17. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ambaker
18. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Cory
19. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' disassociation
20. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bergiekat
21. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' KingPinVic
22. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' timfythetoo
23. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' smardaz
24. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Art Roflmao
25. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' George
26. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' shutterpug
27. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ambaker
28. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Spork99
29. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' skewsme
30. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Chesire
31. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yo_Spiff

Message edited by author 2013-09-05 23:15:34.
01/21/2013 04:28:36 PM · #2
If Penny and I both joined, could we double-dip and double-add for a single shipping?
01/21/2013 04:31:35 PM · #3
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

If Penny and I both joined, could we double-dip and double-add for a single shipping?

I don't see why not.
01/21/2013 04:35:39 PM · #4
OK, add ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' PennyClick to the list!
01/21/2013 04:41:00 PM · #5
You've got it! The box will come to you first, since you are the first to respond. I'll start a numbered list in the original post of this thread.
01/21/2013 05:00:39 PM · #6
Oh, what the hell. I've been trying to clear out some crap....I'll give it a go.
01/21/2013 05:35:26 PM · #7
that's right. keep the CRAP in America. - Actually that is very creative, and extended into other enthusiasms might revive the postal service.
01/21/2013 06:13:25 PM · #8
Sure, add me on. I'm not sure what I have, but I must have something.
01/21/2013 07:38:32 PM · #9
Sounds fun. count me in!
01/21/2013 08:32:14 PM · #10
Aw crap I live in Canada and have already gotten rid of my crappy cameras and most crappy camera junk...but I sure would have had fun riffling through a box of other peeps discards. CRAP!

;-) Have fun all you Murricans!
01/21/2013 10:19:11 PM · #11
We'll take Penny out of it, OK? I'll hold up the Cape Cod end on my own :-)
01/21/2013 11:51:52 PM · #12
Uh, how does the game end?

If everyone puts in more than they take out, eventually it won't fit in the box ...
01/22/2013 12:13:26 AM · #13
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Uh, how does the game end?

If everyone puts in more than they take out, eventually it won't fit in the box ...

Then you make a judgement as to what to keep in or how much to add. Since I am starting the box, I'll also want it to eventually make a loop back so I can get some crap.

There is no end, unless everyone loses interest. Otherwise it's just an ongoing long distance swap meet.

Message edited by author 2013-01-22 00:14:12.
01/22/2013 04:22:37 PM · #14
I'll start putting together the first BOC and will probably have it on the way to Bear early next week. Robert, Please PM me your mailing address.
01/22/2013 04:42:37 PM · #15
question...could "the crap" be props that could be used for photography...A get example would be if Art added a godzilla to the box....etc.

By the way I am trying to come up with something before I sign up for the list.
01/22/2013 04:52:04 PM · #16
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

question...could "the crap" be props that could be used for photography...A get example would be if Art added a godzilla to the box....etc.

I'd say use your judgement as to what is appropriate. Godzilla is a running gag on DPC, as are woodies. And shoehorns.

Godzilla=ok
woody=ok
Happy meal toy=DNMC

Message edited by author 2013-01-22 16:52:45.
01/22/2013 05:08:17 PM · #17
all right got it.....Let me check my stash of goodies tonight to see what I have and dont need.
01/23/2013 09:12:34 AM · #18
Bumpity-bump.

Put some nice craps in a box last night. Will probably find a few more items over the next few days. Not enough to stuff it to capacity, but a good start. I'll add my name to the list again after we get a few more people, so that I have some crap to pick from as well.

Anyone else?
01/23/2013 09:15:16 AM · #19
we might need to recruit....Spiff....Ken might want to join in
01/23/2013 10:25:53 AM · #20
I'm in
01/23/2013 11:09:09 AM · #21
Originally posted by Spork99:

I'm in

Added you to the list.
01/25/2013 03:23:56 PM · #22
The box of crap is now on it's maiden voyage to Bear.
01/28/2013 10:28:27 AM · #23
I'll be out of this thread for a few days as I created it in a member area and my membership expires tonight. I'll renew when I get paid later this week.

Bear should be getting his box of crap sometime this week.
01/28/2013 11:47:34 AM · #24
It's such a crappy feeling...
01/28/2013 02:34:22 PM · #25
What became of the duck that was being passed around?
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