Swap participants must mail cards prior to the due date. It is unacceptable to mail cards on or after the due date, for which reason, hosts may no longer exercise discretion in giving Neutral ratings for late cards.
If you mail late, you will receive a Neutral rating. If for some reason the host forgets to provide a Neutral rating, an Administrator will assign a Neutral rating.
Even one Neutral rating within the last six months disqualifies artists from signing up for PATs, CATs, Moley swaps, gift swaps, and Monthly Match Game trades.
Any artist who receives 3 or more neutral ratings for late swapping within the same six-month period will be suspended from trading here for a period of 3 months.
To reiterate, the two week mailing out period is NOT for swappers who want to send cards at the last minute. It is provided for the benefit of hosts, who are not obligated to wait for cards once the due date passes.
Swap mailing guidelines
- Domestic: Mail cards at least 4 business days prior to swap due date
- Canada / USA: Mail cards at least 7 days prior to swap due date
- International: Mail cards at least 14 days prior to swap due date
If you are in the same country as your ATC host, please make sure you enclose enough return stamps to cover your postage or a SASE.