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Topic   secret santa GameTZ Secret Santa - Christmas in July 2017!! Gifting Complete!

John
"If you need me, me and Neil will be hanging out with the Dream King." GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator
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* 11-Jul(#1)
"I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!" -Yondu




It's time for the annual (bi-annual?) GameTZ Secret Santa Christmas in July 2017! (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 Monday, July 17th at ~3pm Eastern. Partners will then be assigned and emailed out later that day. Gifts must be received by Monday, July 31st. 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 signed up and bonded so far:
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Let's do this thing!! yes

- John...
longhornsk57
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
20-Jul(#81)
jdwooley14 wrote:
> Got my gifts, WWE 2k17 PS4 and 2lbs of pistachios thanks ss!
>
>

Damn! pistachios, that's a baller move.
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Jul(#82)
Partner's gifts got sent in two packages. First one should be there now & the second one says it'll be there by 8pm tonight!

Hope he doesn't already have what I snagged!
shadyfozzie
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
21-Jul(#83)
My ss is the shiznit. Sub time, ps plus 3 months membership, and 2 ps4 games" crash collection and this is the police.. thanks ss..

I'll be sending my.ss stuff out this weekend.. lot of family stuff this week, between our wedding anniversary, in law b day and my daughters birthday, it's been busy round here.
SirConnery
I'll take "the penis mightier" for 400. GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
21-Jul(#84)
Secret Santa spoiled me big time. A book I wanted and a new game! Thanks SS!!


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sharif
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Jul(#85)
Got my Santa gift today as well! Wolverine and Metal Mech, a couple of NES games I didn't own, which as a collector going for a full set is always VERY appreciated. I also got a week of subtime with a pretty amazing Rick & Morty themed message. Thanks SS!

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Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
21-Jul(#86)
Got my gift from my santa... got a pretty cool Mario book and a huge Zelda wall-scroll.. .it's like 9 feet tall with all of the characters on it.

Thank you jAwwwwwww!


Jeff
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Jul(#87)
No doubt bud! Should be another thing too, maybe it's just running late.

Thought that wall scroll looked badass. Glad you dig it! Merry July Christmas!
rpgfan
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Gold Good Trader
21-Jul(#88)
Got a $15 amazon gift card from my SS.. Thank you very much.

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Neko
I'll ring your fudgein' bell. GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Jul(#89)
Still perched on my mailbox waiting for mine.
SirConnery
I'll take "the penis mightier" for 400. GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Jul(#90)
Perched? lol
KamenRiderNecrom
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jul(#91)
Woke up to my gift being delivered: The Blue and Yellow Power Rangers Funko POPs and Final Fantasy Advent Children on Blu-ray. Thanks a ton partner.

*I got glitches in me britches for ya Nerd.*
Headshot
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Jul(#92)
My items were delivered. A little worried.

Waiting for the recipient to post now.
atarumoroboshi18
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
22-Jul(#93)
Awesome! Just got Mad Max Fury Road and a 24 pack of Light Roast Donut House Coffee K-cups! Thank you SS!

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Bostonitalian88
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
22-Jul(#94)
WOOOO! Got NBA Jam TE and 4 n64 controller extension cables!! Thanks SS! If you want to pend a deal for them definitely let me know, super pumped and thankful
Neko
I'll ring your fudgein' bell. GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
22-Jul(#95)
@Bostonitalian88

You're welcome my dude!
BJB
grow the fudge up and act like reasonable people GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jul(#96)
Got my gifts today. Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 and Final Fantasy X X-2 both for PS4. Thanks Santa!



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Bostonitalian88
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
22-Jul(#97)
Neko wrote:
> @Bostonitalian88
>
> You're welcome my dude!

You killed it my dude thanks !
Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jul(#98)
sharif wrote:
> Got my Santa gift today as well! Wolverine and Metal Mech, a couple of NES games
> I didn't own, which as a collector going for a full set is always VERY appreciated.
> I also got a week of subtime with a pretty amazing Rick & Morty themed message. Thanks
> SS!
>
>
>

You're welcome :D

Had to find a way to give you the tracking number and I think the mister meeseek message was the best way to do it.


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shadyfozzie
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
23-Jul(#99)
just put my SS order in.. should be there by Wedensday
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
23-Jul(#100)
shadyfozzie wrote:
> My ss is the shiznit. Sub time, ps plus 3 months membership, and 2 ps4 games" crash
> collection and this is the police.. thanks ss..
>
> I'll be sending my.ss stuff out this weekend.. lot of family stuff this week, between
> our wedding anniversary, in law b day and my daughters birthday, it's been busy round
> here.

I may have a "Dark" side... but I am glad you enjoy all you got..

I didnt want to just give you one game and ps plus.. so I was like why not - 2 games and ps plus lol..

I was going to get one game and a year membership - but I thought you could always get membership whenever you want..

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shadyfozzie
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
23-Jul(#101)
Thanks Link.. if you want to make a trade out of it be my guest.. I hope your SS got you just what you wanted..
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
24-Jul(#102)
theJAwwww wrote:
> No doubt bud! Should be another thing too, maybe it's just running late.
>
> Thought that wall scroll looked badass. Glad you dig it! Merry July Christmas!

Im thankful for whatever you got me, even if that scroll was it, it is definitely badass and is going in the bedroom!

I just shipped my gift today... hopefully they enjoy it
Jeff
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
* 24-Jul(#103)
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Photo of the sick wall scroll and the awesome illustrated Mario book ... I think this scroll is like 10 feet tall or something, surprised I've never seen it before. Unique drawings of all of the characters too. Super happy about this.. the book is a great read and I will be reading it during my vacation next month! again, thank you @theJAwwww

Jeff
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 24-Jul(#104)
@Jeff No problem man I'm glad you're into it!

I am a little worried about part 3 of your gift though... there was something else that you haven't mentioned but Amazon says it was delivered the same day. Hmmm. Can you take another looksie if you haven't and I'll give a shout to Amazon?

Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
24-Jul(#105)
theJAwwww wrote:
> @Jeff No problem man I'm glad you're into it!
>
> I am a little worried about part 3 of your gift though... there was something else
> that you haven't mentioned but Amazon says it was delivered the same day. Hmmm. Can
> you take another looksie if you haven't and I'll give a shout to Amazon?
>
>

I'll check today when I get home, sometimes mail gets delivered to my clubhouse instead of to my house. I'll post an update when I get home this afternoon! yes

Jeff
tonymack21
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24-Jul(#106)
giftee should be getting a gift today.

@John did you get my pm?


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DarkLink
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* 24-Jul(#107)
Is today.. the day - My dark side turns to a good side by opening a gift!?!?!?!

If not - no problem waiting. :)


also - 1 week later and already 13 people got their gifts.. that is awesome!


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Archer
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 1 Review
24-Jul(#108)
Just got my gift(s).

Cosmic Star Heroine on PS4!
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and I believe some sub time last week.

Thanks SS!

CSH will have to wait after Nier is finished and Oceanhorn. But its in the queue! I missed buying it when it was last on sale.

Archer
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 1 Review
24-Jul(#109)
tonymack21 wrote:
> giftee should be getting a gift today.
>
> @John did you get my pm?
>
>
>

Hmm. Hmmm.
tonymack21
Dilly Dally Shilly Shally! GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 3 Reviews
24-Jul(#110)
Archer wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> giftee should be getting a gift today.
>>
>> @John did you get my pm?
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>
> Hmm. Hmmm.


:D

Nier is excellent too. One of my top ten ever.
Make sure to get endings a b c d e to get the full game. Once you get a and b the rest are faster and so worth it.

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Gypsy
Kind of a dick. GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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24-Jul(#111)
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Touchdown Santa.

When I mentioned the Lupin stuff I already had I figured I'd get one of the oavs/tv specials I didn't have put out by Discotek recently but my santa went above and beyond and got the complete first series release. Then as if that wasn't enough they looked over my collection page here and got me one of the few Ghibli movies I didn't have, and it's one of the all time classics: Grave of the Fireflies. Thanks Santa you rock.
tonymack21
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Has Written 3 Reviews
24-Jul(#112)
omg ... get ready for so much feels on GotF

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theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jul(#113)
Still really need to watch that. I hear nothing but devastating things. Very cool gifts!!
Archer
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* 24-Jul(#114)
Ah yeah! Santa wasn't done. Just got this amazing item dropped off from UPS. Super happy right now. Thanks Santa! (tonymack21?) You da man. (or possibly lady)

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Heavyd814life
#JRPG GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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24-Jul(#115)
tonymack21 wrote:
> omg ... get ready for so much feels on GotF
>
>

My fav Ghibli film. Enjoy @Flathead_Shuval

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tonymack21
Dilly Dally Shilly Shally! GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 3 Reviews
24-Jul(#116)
Archer wrote:
> Ah yeah! Santa wasn't done. Just got this amazing item dropped off from UPS. Super
> happy right now. Thanks Santa! (tonymack21?) You da man. (or possibly lady)
>

ya busted lol.. im glad you like it!!!


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DarkLink
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24-Jul(#117)
No gift today....

I WILL BE WAITING!!!!!


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Archer
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 1 Review
24-Jul(#118)
Looks like my persons stuff was delayed in shipping. Hope there isn't an issue with the package. Should be there Thursday now.
Gypsy
Kind of a dick. GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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24-Jul(#119)
I'll definitely enjoy watching it again. It's been years.

I've actually never seen the first Lupin series, so that's cool.
Neko
I'll ring your fudgein' bell. GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jul(#120)
Nothing today. I am sad.
Headshot
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
24-Jul(#121)
Flathead_Shuval wrote:
> I'll definitely enjoy watching it again. It's been years.
>
> I've actually never seen the first Lupin series, so that's cool.

Was worried since I had no idea about Anime...

Did a search on the most wanted Anime movies and GotF was #2 I believe...and noticed it wasnt on your list.

As far as Lupin, I just went random with that.

Topic   secret santa GameTZ Secret Santa - Christmas in July 2017!! Gifting Complete!