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    Smile Secret Santa 2015 - Santas are Giving Their Thanks!

    Ho ho ho! Santa is well rested and ready to spread cheer and joy to the good little boys and girls of the Digital Press forum! Now that all that summertime business is behind us, let's have a little merriment. It's Santa's prime-time after all, and he needs to stay in shape for gift-giving this winter!

    Finished Dates
    • November 27th: Volunteer by the end of this day to participate in the giving and receiving of Secret Santa presents.
    • November 27th: Send PM's by the end of this day to Santa with your mailing address and wish-list. (Remember, non-game things are fine for your wish-list too!)
    • November 28th or 29th: Santa will match up everyone and send out your wish-lists to each other.
    • December 9th: Due date to send your presents ~internationally~.
    • December 16th: Due date to send your presents -nationally-.
    • December 25th - 31st: Christmas Day! (Open your presents and post about what you got in this thread.)
    • December 27th - 31st: Reveal for whom you were the Secret Santa.

    Rules
    • Your wish-list can have as many items on it as you want.
    • You can list things on your wish-list that have nothing to do with videogames.
    • You can list things on your wish-list that do have to do with videogames.
    • Each item should have a maximal price of no more than about $20 USD.
    • There is no minimal price on wish-list items. Make them as inexpensive as you please!
    • Givers should send at least about $20 worth of presents from their recipient's wish-list.
    • There is no maximal number of gifts or a maximal total price on what you send to your recipients. Please be as generous as you would like!
    • If you want to send presents to a Secret Santa, but you don't want anything for yourself, just ask that your gift be a donation to a charity instead.

    For an example wishlist, let's say someone lists a $4 item, a $1 item, two $5 items, and one $6 item, you could send all of those as a set. ($4 + $1 + $5 + $5 + $6 = $21)

    Gift-Giving Volunteers
    • Aussie2B
    • Emperor Megas
    • Niku-Sama
    • thetoxicone
    • xfrumx

    Ho ho ho!
    Last edited by Secret Santa; 01-03-2016 at 10:43 AM. Reason: Updated the dates.
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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    I was about to ask about this.

    i'm in and i'll be thinking about what to ask for

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    I'm down as always. But how do you want us to volunteer? Is posting in this thread good enough, or should we be sending PMs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    But how do you want us to volunteer? Is posting in this thread good enough, or should we be sending PMs?
    All Santa asks is that you make your intentions clear in this thread. A simple post stating, "Me too!" is good enough for good ol' St. Nick!

    But remember, you'll also need to eventually send a PM to Santa with your wish-list and a current mailing address before the due date of November 24th.
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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    I'd like to participate. ^_^

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    Will this be blind matched, or are we going to try to match people who are in the same country/region to keep shipping costs/time down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Megas View Post
    Will this be blind matched, or are we going to try to match people who are in the same country/region to keep shipping costs/time down?
    Last time, we didn't have anyone outside of the U.S.A. so it wasn't a concern, and I imagine that will be the case again this time. But if we do get international Secret Santas, we'll need to make sure they get their gifts too. So if anyone is willing to ship internationally, please write so! Ho ho ho!
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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    Need more peeps!
    You get cool stuff!

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    I don't think I can this time around, as I will be swamped with work and income will be a bit tight.

    And besides I can't think of anything I am actually looking for, sans expensive amiibos.

    Speaking of which, there were still folk who did not post on the Summer topic. Which was a bummer, since I wanted to see how everything went with everyone else.
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    I got an awesome tg16 game and Capcom stuff.

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    I'm tempted but with the wife's permanent health issues and lack of budget off my selling my own junk via ebay funds are tight. I'm considering it though, I'd be fairly easy between my gaming, related, and not related things I talk up.

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    I go off of what i already own so to me it's just shipping. There's not much in the way of games here except for thrifts but i can't count on them having it when i bed it for a gift so i just buy all i can

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    Been away for a few years, but i'm in. Perfer not to ship internationally.

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    Default Why is no one signing up for the Secret Santa?

    It looks like there are like 4 signups. I did this break in 2011 and got some sweet stuff not on my list plus a few things that were, most notable a complete Raiden Trad for Genesis.

    It was a blast and I don't get why note people aren't doing it, it's prefect for us classic collectors.

    Was there a bad experience??

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    I'm personally not doing this year because funds are tight. But the forums are a lot quieter than where you were here last.

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    I did it over the summer and it was fun, but right now I cant afford it either.

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    I'd do it, if I had something currently on someones want list, but I can't afford to go and just pick up stuff right now. My 4 year old and such come first during the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daria View Post
    I'm personally not doing this year because funds are tight. But the forums are a lot quieter than where you were here last.
    True, it sucks so many people left. People here are more rational and fun than a lot of other places. Part of the reason I came back.

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    Yeah, practically everybody who participated in the good old days doesn't come around anymore. I'd love to have a Secret Santa like those days again, back when we had, what, like 50+ people participating, but with the current state of the board, that ain't gonna happen. I don't think bad experiences are scaring anybody off. I think the most infamous cases were actually during the height of it, and tons still participated the following years. Plus the community always stepped up on the rare occasions when we had a bad apple, and they were kept from joining in following years. I'm hoping maybe some people have joined this year's via PM, or they're just dragging their feet until the deadline comes closer. I kinda feel like it's not even worth bothering if we can't get at least ten people, but so long as it's being held, I'll keep joining since it's always a blast.

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    I've been a member of the forums for a couple years now and have never heard of this, sounds cool though. Do people usually go out and buy stuff or give things they already have?

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