Re: Material swap......
There has been some material swaps between friends that have worked. I suggest that if you want to do a material swap get together and do it with your firends.
If you hold a major swap with a bunch of people you aren't acquainted with there is a chance that someone will get there feelings hurt, or you end up with something worth less than what you put in. This is fraught with peril but joining is your decision. I urge you all to think this through before deciding. The person who puts the box together and ships it out will have the cost of the items plus the shipping. That could be a few bucks that is never recovered.