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Topic   secret santa GameTZ Secret Santa - Christmas 2016!! Partners Assigned! secret santa

John
"If you need me, me and Neil will be hanging out with the Dream King." GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator
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Secret Santa
* 18-Nov-2016(#1)
"You're like a black Will Smith!" -Bob Stone




It's time for the annual (bi-annual?) GameTZ Secret Santa 2016! (Our thanks to CygnusTM for organizing these years ago. Now I run them on my own server using a modified version of his old code.)

Any subscriber without a current BTR that has earned a Bronze Star (Bronze Star) is eligible to sign up (unless you've been previously banned). If you do not meet these requirements and still wish to participate, you can contact me directly to request an exception to this rule. I rarely grant them, sorry.

For those of you doing this for the first time, just read ALL of this post carefully and then ask for help here if you are still confused.

The quick version of how to participate:

check Register on the GameTZ Secret Santa site. Use the same username that you use here to make things easier.
check Transfer your subtime bond to John (20 weeks for less than Silver Star (Silver Star) users, 10 weeks for everyone else.)
check (Optional) Post here in the thread that you are participating!
check Update all of your Wanted lists (on the site here and on the Secret Santa site that you just registered at) before signups close and Santa assignments are made!
check After you ship your gift, go back to the Secret Santa site and mark it as "sent."
check After you receive your gift, go back to the Secret Santa site and mark it as "received" and then be sure to thank your Santa!


The details:

As always, we will be using a subtime "bond" (10-20 weeks of subtime) to encourage people to follow through on sending. If you don't have at least a Silver Star (Silver Star), you will have to put up double the bond (20 weeks instead of the standard 10). Bonds should be sent to me (John) and I will hold them until your partner receives their gift. You can use this link to transfer Subtime to me. If you don't have enough GameTZ subtime for your bond, then you can buy subtime from the site! or make your own arrangements with another user. Bonds will ONLY be returned directly to the user that the bond is for. If arrangements are made for someone else to put up the bond for a Secret Santa user, it does not matter to me and I won't get involved -- the bond will still be returned to the participating user (or kept if they do not provide their gift) regardless of who actually paid the bond in their behalf. Participants will get their bond back in full when your partner marks their gift as received.

Signups are open now and will continue until Wednesday, November 23rd at ~3pm Eastern. Partners will then be assigned and emailed out later that day. Gifts must be received by Saturday, December 24th. At that time, anyone who hasn't yet received their gift may (at my discretion depending on the situation) receive one-half of their Santa's subtime bond. If a gift still isn't received after an additional week (December 30th), then the remaining half may be awarded. Plus you'll be ridiculed here for being a douche. And might get banned from future Secret Santas. Sending and receiving will be tracked through the signup site. It is very important that you update the site as soon as you send and receive so the subtime bond can be handled appropriately.

The target gift value is $10-20 US. Gifts MUST be worth a minimum of $10 US not including shipping. Every effort should be made to send a complete item. If you are sending something used, it should be complete and in at least "very good" condition. This is not a way to unload your unwanted crap.

People anywhere in the world may participate! If you are from outside the USA, you must mark the "Outside USA" checkbox when you sign up. Anyone from outside the USA must be willing to ship anywhere in the world. Users in the USA that are willing to ship anywhere in the world should mark the "Ship Anywhere" checkbox in your account settings and you may or may not be partnered with someone outside the USA.

Tips/Rules:
check You can't re-use your account from last time if you participated before -- you need to create a new one for each and every Secret Santa event.
check Look at your partner's wants and check his/her lists and posts. Put the same effort into selecting a gift for your partner that you would want someone else to put into yours.
check If your partner has inadequate "wants", don't give up! Try to figure it out. If you really get stuck, try a gift card or something like that!
check Make sure you provide adequate "wants" for your Santa. There should be at least 4-5 things on your list that fit in the target price/value range.
check When you get assigned a partner, start figuring out what you are going to get them! Immediately. Don't wait until the last minute!
check I'd prefer that people NOT talk so much about how they are going to do "great/special/extra gifts" and such if they happen to want to do that. The real intent is that people just exchange gifts that are worth around $15 or so and, hopefully, people will be happy with what they get. Don't brag that you're going to give more -- and don't get overly high expectations that someone is going to give you extra.
check In most cases, the person that you are assigned to is NOT the same person that is assigned to you. In other words, you aren't just making a 1-to-1 exchange with someone. You're buying a gift for someone that, most likely, is buying a gift for someone else entirely.
check Send your bond ONLY as a single transfer for exactly the right amount (10 or 20 weeks). Do not send multiple pieces of a bond until you reach your total. And do not use the "all" option because you don't have the full bond (i.e. you borrowed it and then had to send it 8 hours later, so you really only have 99% of the bond). You should be sending me either 10 weeks or 20 weeks -- nothing else.
check After you've received your gift, post in this thread thanking your Santa for what you received -- just so they know you appreciate whatever it was! (Or, if you've figured out who your Santa is somehow, you can just thank them privately if you'd rather.) Don't leave your Santa hanging without acknowledging their gift!
check No more organized thank-you gifts to John! I greatly appreciate the gifts that have been given in the past, but I really don't want it to be a habit. I run this for fun for people. I expect nothing more. And getting such things makes me feel guilty! So, seriously, just enjoy the gift-giving and I'm all set as far as thanks go! yes

WARNING
Some people suck. Despite our best efforts, people might still get stiffed. If you don't intend to follow through on your commitment here, please do not sign up.

Please keep discussions in this thread about the SS only, so things get don't out of hand like in the past. Off-topic posts may be removed!


This graphic will track who has sent and received so far:
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Let's do this thing!! yes

- John...

tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 3 Reviews Secret Santa
30-Nov-2016(#241)
I wanted to try and get mine out fairly quickly as December can get so busy and it's fun to see what your gifted posts and their reactions.

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CenturionElite
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 51 Reviews
30-Nov-2016(#242)
Foxhack wrote:
> Well I can't take a picture at the moment, but my last Secret Santa gift just came
> in.
>
> It's this.
>
>
> Lance Hendriksen, how could you?

Hope you enjoy the awfulness! raspberry
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Discgolfer123
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
30-Nov-2016(#243)
Got my gifts today! It's always a good day when I can add more additions to my NES collection!
Thank you whoever you were!!

Black box golf
Black box Duck Hunt *5 screw*
Monopoly
Jeopardy
sharif
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
* 30-Nov-2016(#244)
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HOLY CRAP THIS IS AMAZING.

Let me explain. A couple of week ago, whitefire had a thread up selling some N64 games. So last week I sent an offer for some of those N64 games. He declined it with the message, and I quote, "Sorry. Sending them to my SS partner." Imagine my surprise when THOSE EXACT N64 GAMES show up at my door today. Thanks whitefire, excellent Secret Santa gift. You're all that and a spicy bag of chips.

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Lunar
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30-Nov-2016(#245)
secret santa whitefire secret santa

Super Nintendo Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo GameCube Nintendo Wii triforce
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Sega Sega Saturn Sega CD Sega Dreamcast
NEC PC Engine NEC Super CD-ROM 2 Sega Genesis PlayStation PlayStation 2 Nall
Dashey
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is in chat NOW
Secret Santa
* 30-Nov-2016(#246)
The spicy bag of chips part turned me on. raspberry

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SirConnery
I'll take "the penis mightier" for 400. GameTZ Gold Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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1-Dec-2016(#247)
I saw spicy chips at the dollar store today but I was unworthy.
Gypsy
Kind of a dick. GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#248)
PvtParts wrote:
> ordered and i have got no response from messages nor shipping info. awesome lol.
> hope my giftee gets it before xmas

If you are my gifter and grabbed something Japanese off Amazon marketplace first of all you rock but second that's pretty par for the course. Usually at least a full day before any kind of response and on one or two items usually they didn't pay for tracking. Everything arrives though, usually takes 2-3 weeks.

If not, disregard this message. wince

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John
"If you need me, me and Neil will be hanging out with the Dream King." GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator
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Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#249)
Dashey wrote:
> The spicy bag of chips part turned me on. raspberry

Um, is that why you sent me a spicy bag of chips?? That's your fetish!?

wink

- John...
PvtParts
Double Gold Good Trader
1-Dec-2016(#250)
sharif wrote:
>
> HOLY CRAP THIS IS AMAZING.
>
> Let me explain. A couple of week ago, whitefire had a thread up selling some N64
> games. So last week I sent an offer for some of those N64 games. He declined it with
> the message, and I quote, "Sorry. Sending them to my SS partner." Imagine my surprise
> when THOSE EXACT N64 GAMES show up at my door today. Thanks whitefire, excellent
> Secret Santa gift. You're all that and a spicy bag of chips.
>
>

Whats the mickey thing??
Dashey
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is in chat NOW
Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#251)
John wrote:
> Dashey wrote:
>> The spicy bag of chips part turned me on. raspberry
>
> Um, is that why you sent me a spicy bag of chips?? That's your fetish!?
>
> wink
>

Lol.


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PvtParts
Double Gold Good Trader
* 1-Dec-2016(#252)
Gypsy wrote:
> PvtParts wrote:
>> ordered and i have got no response from messages nor shipping info. awesome lol.
>> hope my giftee gets it before xmas
>
> If you are my gifter and grabbed something Japanese off Amazon marketplace first
> of all you rock but second that's pretty par for the course. Usually at least a full
> day before any kind of response and on one or two items usually they didn't pay for
> tracking. Everything arrives though, usually takes 2-3 weeks.
>
> If not, disregard this message. wince
>
>

May be you are may be you aren't. if anyone tries to guess i will be sending a SS Polaroid pic of my taint in a priority box with signature confirmation. So after you sign for the package you will open up a picture of my dick and feel ridiculous because its a package you signed for.
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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* 1-Dec-2016(#253)
sharif wrote:
> ...

You're welcome. I was hoping you'd like them. I almost sent something else that wasn't on your list, but when you sent me the offer, it was a no brainer.



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sharif
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#254)
PvtParts wrote:
>
> Whats the mickey thing??

It's a Christmas card.

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Gypsy
Kind of a dick. GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#255)
PvtParts wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> PvtParts wrote:
> |>> ordered and i have got no response from messages nor shipping info. awesome lol.
> |>> hope my giftee gets it before xmas
>>
>> If you are my gifter and grabbed something Japanese off Amazon marketplace first
>> of all you rock but second that's pretty par for the course. Usually at least
> a full
>> day before any kind of response and on one or two items usually they didn't pay
> for
>> tracking. Everything arrives though, usually takes 2-3 weeks.
>>
>> If not, disregard this message. wince
>>
>>
>
> May be you are may be you aren't. if anyone tries to guess i will be sending a SS
> Polaroid pic of my taint in a priority box with signature confirmation. So after
> you sign for the package you will open up a picture of my dick and feel ridiculous
> because its a package you signed for.

Dick in a box how very thoughtful.

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jdwooley14
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#256)
sent my gift off

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tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 3 Reviews Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#257)
Maybe I'm just not seeing it but where do I mark sent/received?

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Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
1-Dec-2016(#258)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Maybe I'm just not seeing it but where do I mark sent/received?
>
>
Under Modify my Account

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CenturionElite
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 51 Reviews
* 1-Dec-2016(#259)
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My Santa rocks! I collect Funko and asked for the FYE exclusive Seth Rollins since I don't have one near me. Got it mint! To top it off I also got a copy of Assassins Creed Syndicate! I lost my copy last year and always wanted it again.

Good stuff thanks JAwwwwww!

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theJAwwww
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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1-Dec-2016(#260)
No problem sir, enjoy yes
CenturionElite
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1-Dec-2016(#261)
theJAwwww wrote:
> No problem sir, enjoy yes
May have added a few extra W yes

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CenturionElite
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 51 Reviews
1-Dec-2016(#262)
theJAwwww wrote:
> No problem sir, enjoy yes
May have added a few extra W yes

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theJAwwww
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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* 1-Dec-2016(#263)
The more W's the better my friend!
DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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1-Dec-2016(#264)
CenturionElite wrote:
> My Santa rocks! I collect Funko and asked for the FYE exclusive Seth Rollins since
> I don't have one near me. Got it mint! To top it off I also got a copy of Assassins
> Creed Syndicate! I lost my copy last year and always wanted it again.

Oh man it's that sexy white Summerslam Seth love

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DarkLink
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1-Dec-2016(#265)
DefaultGen wrote:
> CenturionElite wrote:
>> My Santa rocks! I collect Funko and asked for the FYE exclusive Seth Rollins
> since
>> I don't have one near me. Got it mint! To top it off I also got a copy of Assassins
>> Creed Syndicate! I lost my copy last year and always wanted it again.
>
> Oh man it's that sexy white Summerslam Seth love
>
>

That is "Might Morphin Power Rollins"

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CenturionElite
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 51 Reviews
1-Dec-2016(#266)
DefaultGen wrote:
> CenturionElite wrote:
>> My Santa rocks! I collect Funko and asked for the FYE exclusive Seth Rollins
> since
>> I don't have one near me. Got it mint! To top it off I also got a copy of Assassins
>> Creed Syndicate! I lost my copy last year and always wanted it again.
>
> Oh man it's that sexy white Summerslam Seth love
>
>
Crossfit Jesus in the flesh smile

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SSJGohan3972
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
2-Dec-2016(#267)
Got my gift today. A really cool Dragon Ball statue/bobblehead and two GBA rpgs (Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy IV advance - both on my wanted listed). Very excited to play these when I can find some time, thanks to my SS!
BJB
grow the fudge up and act like reasonable people GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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* 2-Dec-2016(#268)
Got part 1 of my gift today! A $10 League of Legends card. I would have been perfectly happy with this but my santa also included a pretty damn well drawn comic of santa bantering with an elf where the elf says that buying gift cards is a cop out and santa says "We're only buying time" It's actually hysterical and made me and my housemates crack up. I'll try to upload pics later on. Thanks Santa!
shadyfozzie
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
2-Dec-2016(#269)
My SS got me Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition for PS4 and some subtime... Thanks!!!
theJAwwww
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2-Dec-2016(#270)
BJB wrote:
> Got part 1 of my gift today! A $10 League of Legends card. I would have been perfectly
> happy with this but my santa also included a pretty damn well drawn comic of santa
> bantering with an elf where the elf says that buying gift cards is a cop out and
> santa says "We're only buying time" It's actually hysterical and made me and my housemates
> crack up. I'll try to upload pics later on. Thanks Santa!

That sounds great haha, would like to see yes
Gypsy
Kind of a dick. GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
2-Dec-2016(#271)
I second that, interested in seeing the comic.

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PvtParts
Double Gold Good Trader
2-Dec-2016(#272)
sent
Shadowrunner
Dog controls my destiny GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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* 2-Dec-2016(#273)
I got 2 PS4 games (Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Duke Nukem World Tour) 2 Assassins Creed mini figures, and one of my favorite movies The Ref on DVD. You really went above and beyond. Thanks Santa!!

Edit: Mini figure had the Rare Eagle Vision Connor
BucketofJustice
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3-Dec-2016(#274)
It's pretty great seeing everyone getting sweet gifts so far. I hope my partner likes what I got them. I sent it today.
Killkernal
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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3-Dec-2016(#275)
Looks like the last piece of my partner's gift will be arriving today. Should have everything ready to go by Monday.
PvtParts
Double Gold Good Trader
3-Dec-2016(#276)
Killkernal wrote:
> Looks like the last piece of my partner's gift will be arriving today. Should have
> everything ready to go by Monday.
>

thanks cant wait to see it ^_^
atarumoroboshi18
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
Secret Santa
3-Dec-2016(#277)
Sweet! Just got a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New 3DS! Very nice! Thank you Secret Santa!

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Killkernal
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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* 3-Dec-2016(#278)
PvtParts wrote:
> Killkernal wrote:
>> Looks like the last piece of my partner's gift will be arriving today. Should
> have
>> everything ready to go by Monday.
>>
>
> thanks cant wait to see it ^_^

Wat?! I have no idea what you are talking about!

Unless...
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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4-Dec-2016(#279)
I'm waiting for the payment to order the big part of my gifter's stuff.

Someone on eBay owes me $200. Dammit! >_<
Bostonitalian88
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
* 4-Dec-2016(#280)
WOOOO! Kamen got me a cib fire emblem shadow dragon!! It's been on my list for a couple years and we actually completed a trade for one a while ago but FE ended up being a fake (Kamen reimbursed me without question) so this one is pretty cool. Thanks man, definitely didn't have to do this
KamenRiderNecrom
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
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* 4-Dec-2016(#281)
Bostonitalian88 wrote:
> WOOOO! Kamen got me a cib fire emblem shadow dragon!! It's been on my list for a
> couple years and we actually completed a Reade for one a while ago but FE ended up
> being a fake (Kamen reimbursed me without question) so this one is pretty cool. Thanks
> man, definitely didn't have to do this

It was a promise long overdue.

*I got glitches in me britches for ya Nerd.*

Topic   secret santa GameTZ Secret Santa - Christmas 2016!! Partners Assigned! secret santa