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Topic   secret santa GameTZ Secret Santa - Christmas 2019!! PARTNERS ASSIGNED! Go Santas!

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
* 21-Nov(#1)
"They try to talk to me all the time. All they hear is 'Pika Pika.'" -Pikachu




It's time for the annual (bi-annual?) GameTZ Secret Santa Christmas 2019! (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 10 week subtime bond to John.
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 weeks for all participants) to encourage people to follow through on sending. 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 now CLOSED and will continue until Wednesday, November 27th at ~3pm Eastern. Partners will then be assigned and emailed out later that day. Gifts must be received by Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th (but feel free to be sooner than that if you'd like). 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, 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 10 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 95% of the bond). You should be sending me exactly 10 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:


Let's do this thing!! yes

- John...

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
21-Nov(#2)
Welcome, everyone! Let me know if you want any last-minute changes as we get started. I ended signups before Black Friday since that is a common request, but I still gave people until Christmas Eve to get their gifts to their people since it is still Christmas!

Also, for those interested, @Frank is hosting a "High Roller Secret Santa" if you'd also like to do a higher-value SS.

yes
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
* 21-Nov(#3)
Signed up and bond sent smile

Thanks for the shouting out the High Roller one as well!

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
21-Nov(#4)
/slams down 10 weeks on the table

I'm in

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
21-Nov(#5)
Let's do this, bond sent!

Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
21-Nov(#6)
Signed up and bond sent. Thanks John
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
21-Nov(#7)
Signed up and bond sent!

devans77
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
21-Nov(#8)
Bonded up sign sent

shadyfozzie
Double Gold Good Trader
21-Nov(#9)
Im in if I can get the subtime from someone :).. As always, I return it after the event is over!
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
21-Nov(#10)
signed up and bond sent
i didnt have to borrow sub time for once

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
21-Nov(#11)
I'm impressed, @Tad! smile
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
* 21-Nov(#12)
John wrote:
> I'm impressed, @Tad! smile
Thanks! I'm finally really close to having all the loans paid for, so things are looking up.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
21-Nov(#13)
Tad wrote:
> John wrote:
>> I'm impressed, @Tad! smile
> Thanks! I'm finally really close to having all the loans paid for, so things are
> looking up.
>
>

Happy for you bud smile
jdwooley14
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
21-Nov(#14)
Signed up and bond sent

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
21-Nov(#15)
Signed up and bonded. Ready to rumble for my third year!

KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
21-Nov(#16)
Signed up and Bond Sent

Bostonitalian88
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
22-Nov(#17)
signed up and bond sent~~!!
SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
24-Nov(#18)
Anyone wanna loan me the subtime? I will buy 6 months on the first.
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
* 24-Nov(#19)
Thought. Maybe we should just make the bond 25 weeks. That would make it easier for purchasing, and it's closer to the actual requirement. I know it'd suck if I got 10 weeks instead of a gift, but 25 wouldn't be too bad. Also, not sending a gift is BTR worthy. Maybe we could just require the bond only for those with less than 2 gold stars or something. I mean, most of the active users at this point are people with a lot of trades just circle jerking each other anyway. They're not going to risk that for a $10 gift.

Bostonitalian88
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
24-Nov(#20)
whitefire wrote:
> Thought. Maybe we should just make the bond 25 weeks. That would make it easier for
> purchasing, and it's closer to the actual requirement. I know it'd suck if I got
> 10 weeks instead of a gift, but 25 wouldn't be too bad. Also, not sending a gift
> is BTR worthy. Maybe we could just require the bond only for those with less than
> 2 gold stars or something. I mean, most of the active users at this point are people
> with a lot of trades just circle jerking each other anyway. They're not going to
> risk that for a $10 gift.
>
>

Solid idea, should minimize the risk
Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
* 24-Nov(#21)
Just noticed i didn't have enough subtime so just bought a years worth.

Subtime sent.

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
25-Nov(#22)
I'd be fine with changing the bond requirements if others agree. I'm fine with both ideas actually: Remove bond requirement for anyone with a double-gold or better -- and increase the bond requirement for everyone else to 25 weeks.

All in favor? smile
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
25-Nov(#23)
Sounds good to me

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
25-Nov(#24)
Just to clarify: that means you need another 15 weeks from me right?

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
25-Nov(#25)
I'll waive it for anyone that's already bonded this time. yes
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
25-Nov(#26)
Fine by me

Ry4n2109
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
25-Nov(#27)
I'm in
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
25-Nov(#28)
What about those of us who already sent, but wouldn't need to due to the new rule?

Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
25-Nov(#29)
I'm fine with it.

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
25-Nov(#30)
John wrote:
> All in favor? smile

Aye!


John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
25-Nov(#31)
Frank wrote:
> What about those of us who already sent, but wouldn't need to due to the new rule?

I'll just refund them soon. yes
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
25-Nov(#32)
I'm safe right? Another 15 would take all I have left I think.


John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
25-Nov(#33)
You BARELY have enough gold stars, but we'll let it pass -- this time...
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
25-Nov(#34)
LMAO
Just noticed I have the 2nd most trades for active usrers.
Wonder hw much of that is just friggin loans. lol

Headshot
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
25-Nov(#35)
if the new subtime rules are in effect, count me in.
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
25-Nov(#36)
Just waiting till we let down our guard to scam us, huh? You just can't resist the temptation of a free $20 Chili's gift card. You sly son of a dog.

Headshot
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
25-Nov(#37)
whitefire wrote:
> Just waiting till we let down our guard to scam us, huh? You just can't resist the
> temptation of a free $20 Chili's gift card. You sly son of a dog.
>
>

TRUTH!!!
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
25-Nov(#38)
whitefire wrote:
> Just waiting till we let down our guard to scam us, huh? You just can't resist the
> temptation of a free $20 Chili's gift card. You sly son of a dog.
>
>
Don't threaten me with a good time.

ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
25-Nov(#39)
I'm in.
Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
25-Nov(#40)
Tad wrote:
> whitefire wrote:
>> Just waiting till we let down our guard to scam us, huh? You just can't resist
> the
>> temptation of a free $20 Chili's gift card. You sly son of a dog.
>>
>>
> Don't threaten me with a good time.
>
>

I'll cook ya Applebee's at home bb

image


willyum
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader Gold Global Trader (17) Secret Santa
26-Nov(#41)
As always, thanks for doing this John!

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
26-Nov(#42)
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Dashey's making me quesadillas.

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
27-Nov(#43)
Ok, so, just FYI... My travel plans just changed, so I might not be able to close things up and assign partners until later tonight. It'll still be done SOMETIME today though, so we'll be all set for any Black Friday shenanigans. smile
Headshot
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
27-Nov(#44)
Am I in?
John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
27-Nov(#45)
Have you signed up? smile
jgrant78
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
27-Nov(#46)
Even though my experience with the Secret Santa has been kinda hit or miss the last couple of years, I'm in the Christmas spirit so let's go! I'm in.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
27-Nov(#47)
jgrant78 wrote:
> Even though my experience with the Secret Santa has been kinda hit or miss the last
> couple of years, I'm in the Christmas spirit so let's go! I'm in.

Hope I get you so I can change your track record
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
27-Nov(#48)
I think I've had him once. Hopefully, I was one of the hits.

Headshot
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
27-Nov(#49)
John wrote:
> Have you signed up? smile

Decided against it.
jgrant78
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
27-Nov(#50)
whitefire wrote:
> I think I've had him once. Hopefully, I was one of the hits.
>
>
Pretty sure you were. I've had years where I've been like, wow, what did I do to deserve all this cool stuff and then years where I got boxes of random stuff that had no sort of connection to my list at all. But for the most part, I've had way more positive experiences than negative.
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
27-Nov(#51)
I still remember my first SS gift, Star Ocean for PS2, wound up putting 250+ hours into it. That's a superb gift as far as playtime goes.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
27-Nov(#52)
Never a bad result for me. It's all about the fun anyway.

Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
28-Nov(#53)
Heads up to whoever gets me, I'm gonna finish my want list tomorrow.

Had a family emergency yesterday, and I'm still recovering from it. Will get it finished tomorrow. Sorry.

Ryan
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
28-Nov(#54)
I'd like to be in again! No sub time required, correct?
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#55)
Ryan wrote:
> I'd like to be in again! No sub time required, correct?


Correct
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
28-Nov(#56)
Happy Thanksgiving all! Hoping @John gets the partners assigned asap so we can utilize Black Friday sales.

devans77
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
28-Nov(#57)
More like black thursday now days

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#58)
I updated my SS wants.

whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
* 28-Nov(#59)
Tad wrote:
> I updated my SS wants.
>
>

I'm a little disappointed you didn't sit on my lap, but I guess just changing it in the system is fine.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
28-Nov(#60)
Yeah there's some decent deals about already... it's really turned into Black Friday/Cyber Sale week.

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#61)
Sorry, got stuck with limited internet for a while... Doing assignments now...
John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#62)
Ok -- assignment made and emailed! You should have them in a moment!

Note that @Ry4n2109 had said he was in and paid a bond, but not signed up on the GTZSS site. I went and added you manually!

A few of you don't have a Want list listed yet -- please be sure to edit that soon if you want to help guide your Santa!

Thanks, everyone!

Note that I'm taking part this year too -- like I did last year -- but I don't look at who my Santa is or anything. yes
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
28-Nov(#63)
My partner is an butt-hole. You are definitely getting a $10 bill and a lump of coal.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
* 28-Nov(#64)
@John I didn't seem to get an email, but I logged in to see my partner just fine.

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#65)
whitefire wrote:
> My partner is an butt-hole. You are definitely getting a $10 bill and a lump of coal.
>
>
Me confirmed? lol

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#66)
sinnie wrote:
> @John I didn't seem to get an email, but I logged in to see my partner just fine.
>
>
I just now saw my email because it went in my spam folder.

Ry4n2109
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
28-Nov(#67)
Ry4n2109 wrote:
> I'm in

I forgot to sign up on the website. Is there anyway to still do this? For whomever got me as their match, I'm pretty simple! I like anything coffee related, food related, gift cards, Christmas decorations or maybe Final Fantasy 12 or Dragon Quest on the Switch.

I also collect Pokemon cards so any type of booster packs, old school cards, etc. would make my day 😁

Bostonitalian88
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#68)
Updated my list some !
John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
28-Nov(#69)
Ry4n2109 wrote:
> I forgot to sign up on the website. Is there anyway to still do this?

You had paid the bond, so I added you manually. Just sent you a PM with your password. yes

- John...
Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
28-Nov(#70)
Going to do my want list now. My apologies to my partner, I got out of the hospital this morning.

Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
28-Nov(#71)
Want list updated!

whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
28-Nov(#72)
Tad wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> @John I didn't seem to get an email, but I logged in to see my partner just fine.
>>
>>
> I just now saw my email because it went in my spam folder.
>
>

Pretty much. raspberry

My partner is actually awesome. He's hooked me up with lots of sweet deals. I think our tastes are a bit different though, so I'm going to have to put some thought into this.

Ryan
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
28-Nov(#73)
Ryan wrote:
> I'd like to be in again! No sub time required, correct?

It looks like I did not get added?
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
28-Nov(#74)
Ryan wrote:
> Ryan wrote:
>> I'd like to be in again! No sub time required, correct?
>
> It looks like I did not get added?

Did you sign up on the website? John has nothing to do with it. It's all automated.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
29-Nov(#75)
Ah yeah mine was in the Spam folder. I wonder why it fell in there this time and never before. I didn't even think to look, lol.

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
29-Nov(#76)
Ryan wrote:
> Ryan wrote:
>> I'd like to be in again! No sub time required, correct?
>
> It looks like I did not get added?

Yeah, sorry if I missed you. There were a lot of Ryans. Basically, @ryanflucas signed up -- and then @Ry4n2109 paid a subtime bond, but didn't sign up, so I added him manually. You didn't sign up nor pay a bond (I get that we don't have to do the bond any more, but you didn't even sign up on the site). So, I missed you, sorry.

Normally I just exclude anyone that didn't sign up on the site. I only added @Ry4n2109 manually because he sent a bond, so it was obvious that he meant to sign up.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
29-Nov(#77)
Just received 52 weeks of subtime from my Santa with a message that reads "Merry Christmas! More to come". Thanks Santa! I'm not sure which one of my Santas sent it so I decided to post in both topics.

devans77
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
30-Nov(#78)
Received my gift today
plants vs zombies battle for neighborville xbox one
Thanks santa!!

whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
30-Nov(#79)
Thanks, Santa!

image

Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
* 1-Dec(#80)
Not sure which Secret Santa this came from so I'm posting in both.

Just got 52 weeks of subtime with a message saying two more items are arriving soon.

Thank you SS!!



whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
1-Dec(#81)
Dashey wrote:
> Just got 52 weeks of subtime with a message saying two more items are arriving soon.

image


Bostonitalian88
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
1-Dec(#82)
whitefire wrote:
> Thanks, Santa!
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/zcq6KAQ.jpg 1536 2048{imgt}
>
>
Awesome gift!
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
1-Dec(#83)
whitefire wrote:
> Thanks, Santa!
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/zcq6KAQ.jpg 1536 2048{imgt}
>
>

Awesome gifts! I also asked for some boxed games and/or just the boxes. I love the design of N64 boxes!
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
* 1-Dec(#84)
image

Thanks Santa!

Edit: Send me a message so I can properly thank you!

whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
2-Dec(#85)
Sorry, Santa. I should have remembered I asked for it.

Dsbaum454
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (23 seconds ago) Secret Santa
3-Dec(#86)
This Santa just sent an awesome gift! Enjoy!
Ry4n2109
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
4-Dec(#87)
Sorry to whoever is my santa. I had account issues. I updated my address on the site!

Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
5-Dec(#88)
Part 2 arrived! Thank you!

image

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
5-Dec(#89)
Spy vs Spy. Sweet!
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
5-Dec(#90)
I loved that Spy vs Spy NES game back in the day! Pretty pointless but so many possibilities!

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
5-Dec(#91)
Dashey wrote:
> Part 2 arrived! Thank you!
>
>
>

Looks like a really clean label too. grin
EB
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
5-Dec(#92)
I got my first gift today! Batman:Return to Arkham for PS4. The Arkham games are legitimately some of my favorite games of all time so I'm really excited to play them remastered on the big screen! Thank you Santa!

I was informed I have more gifts coming that likely won't arrive till after Christmas so I'm going to mark as received. Thank you again Santa!

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
5-Dec(#93)
John wrote:
> Spy vs Spy. Sweet!
Spy Vs. Spy was also on the Sega Master System and one of the few cool co op games released in the US. Never tried the NES one but I think they're somwhat similar.

whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
* 6-Dec(#94)
Whoa. My SS went way above and beyond! Mortal Kombat 11, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a musical card. Thanks, Santa! I especially love the card.

image

https://youtu.be/NlfU7XZLNTc

SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
6-Dec(#95)
whitefire wrote:
> Whoa. My SS went way above and beyond! Mortal Kombat 11, Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen
> Order, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a musical card. Thanks, Santa! I especially love
> the card.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/y8M63uP.jpg 1536 2048{imgt}
>
>
>

Jedi fallen order is pretty dang fun. Best star wars game in years
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
6-Dec(#96)
I plan on trying it during a good sale, looks really fun.

Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
6-Dec(#97)
My gifts coming from Europe. I hope it gets here in time so I can ship it out for the 24th.
loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
6-Dec(#98)
I shipped today. My partner should receive mid next week. yes

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
* 7-Dec(#99)
I just received and WOW! I have such a generous Santa! Thank you Santa, I wasn't expecting so much fun to be in such a small box. I really appreciate that you took the time to make that cool card and I'm glad to see my Santa has a bit of a sense of humor to boot. I'm just elated right now.

Check this out:

image

Thank you so much Santa... Merry Christmas!

Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
* 7-Dec(#100)
image

Thanks Santa. A DK and BK plush and a complete SNES game. I never heard of the game, thanks! Will give it a play when I get some free time.

If interested here is some highlights of how everything fits in:

jgrant78
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
7-Dec(#101)
Just got back into town after being gone for a few days and had an Amazon package waiting on me from my Secret Santa. Got Assassin's Creed Odyssey and The Division 2 which are both games I've been wanting to get around to playing. Plan on jumping into Division 2 tonight.
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
7-Dec(#102)
Boss wrote:
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/JJJIkEf.jpg 4032 3024{imgt}
>
> Thanks Santa. A DK and BK plush and a complete SNES game. I never heard of the game,
> thanks! Will give it a play when I get some free time.
>
> If interested here is some highlights of how everything fits in:
>
> ...

That's from your high roller santa.

Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
7-Dec(#103)
whitefire wrote:
> Boss wrote:
>> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/JJJIkEf.jpg 4032 3024{imgt}
>>
>> Thanks Santa. A DK and BK plush and a complete SNES game. I never heard of the
> game,
>> thanks! Will give it a play when I get some free time.
>>
>> If interested here is some highlights of how everything fits in:
>>
>> ...
>
> That's from your high roller santa.
>
>


lol you're right. I see the HR now.
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
8-Dec(#104)
Got my SS John version gift now-- amazon gift card.
Thanks Santa.

image
Dsbaum454
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (23 seconds ago) Secret Santa
8-Dec(#105)
I got this in my Gametz e-mail a couple days ago. I am unsure which Secret Santa this is from, so I will post to both.

Hello,

This message is to inform you that GameTZ Subscription time was just transferred from an anonymous user to user Dsbaum454.

The amount transferred was: 52 weeks

Message from user who made the transfer:

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

More on the way!
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
9-Dec(#106)
Did anyone else get their bond back already? I haven't sent yet so it seems odd.

KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Dec(#107)
Dsbaum454 wrote:
> I got this in my Gametz e-mail a couple days ago. I am unsure which Secret Santa
> this is from, so I will post to both.
>
> Hello,
>
> This message is to inform you that GameTZ Subscription time was just transferred
> from an anonymous user to user Dsbaum454.
>
> The amount transferred was: 52 weeks
>
> Message from user who made the transfer:
>
> Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!
>
> More on the way!
>

I';; tell you straight up I'm your partner hear and that's not from me.

whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Dec(#108)
Tad wrote:
> Did anyone else get their bond back already? I haven't sent yet so it seems odd.
>
>

John changed the rules. Double Gold Star and up don't have to bond anymore. Some of us just already sent before he instituted the rule.

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
9-Dec(#109)
whitefire wrote:
> Tad wrote:
>> Did anyone else get their bond back already? I haven't sent yet so it seems odd.
>>
>>
>
> John changed the rules. Double Gold Star and up don't have to bond anymore. Some of us just
> already sent before he instituted the rule.
>
>
Oh ok guess I missed that part, thanks!

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
9-Dec(#110)
Yeah, I finally got around to refunding everyone's bonds.

If you didn't get yours, let me know.

If you got yours twice (I may have screwed up and did that for one of you), let me know please and/or just refund it.

If you got one and didn't send one in (I don't THINK this happened, but since we changed the rules mid-stream, it is possible), let me know please and/or just refund it.

yes
HAMMER
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Dec(#111)
image

Thank you, Santa.

I made it a difficult process but they did good.

Got a Chiefs Shirt
Royals hat
Chiefs Lanyard (wife already stole it)
Some good coffee (which I'm currently drinking)

Very nice job. Thank you so very much.
Dsbaum454
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (23 seconds ago) Secret Santa
9-Dec(#112)
My Secret Santa partner got a GBC and a game. Please post! Have a great Christmas!
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
9-Dec(#113)
Sent my gift today, hope they like the little bundle I put together.

SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
10-Dec(#114)
Received my SS package. Got alseveral goodies including some movies, a Kylo Ren pop funko, and a sweet legend of drink(zelda nes) flask. Thanks secret Santa. Appreciate the thought.
The Kylo Ren will go nice with the other star wars pops I got.

image
KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
11-Dec(#115)
Dsbaum454 wrote:
> My Secret Santa partner got a GBC and a game. Please post! Have a great Christmas!

Uhm that is not what I sent.

Bostonitalian88
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Secret Santa
11-Dec(#116)
KamenRiderNecrom wrote:
> Dsbaum454 wrote:
>> My Secret Santa partner got a GBC and a game. Please post! Have a great Christmas!
>
> Uhm that is not what I sent.
>
>

He was saying that was what he purchased for his secret santa recipient
John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
11-Dec(#117)
Yeah, he's been being a bit odd about it. It is, apparently, the best present evah. wink
KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
11-Dec(#118)
Bostonitalian88 wrote:
> KamenRiderNecrom wrote:
>> Dsbaum454 wrote:
> |>> My Secret Santa partner got a GBC and a game. Please post! Have a great Christmas!
>>
>> Uhm that is not what I sent.
>>
>>
>
> He was saying that was what he purchased for his secret santa recipient

That is what I get for reading things before my morning coffee.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
11-Dec(#119)
HAMMER wrote:
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/eZn4YlN.jpg 700 700{imgt}
>
> Thank you, Santa.
>
> I made it a difficult process but they did good.
>
> Got a Chiefs Shirt
> Royals hat
> Chiefs Lanyard (wife already stole it)
> Some good coffee (which I'm currently drinking)
>
> Very nice job. Thank you so very much.

What brand of coffee?
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
11-Dec(#120)
That flask is fudging epic.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
11-Dec(#121)
Came home to my gifts today. Thank you @Tad
The Fireball makes me so happy, and the bonus gifts look like I'll need it to play/watch. Though the cop game does intrigue me. Very well done. grin love
$25 gift card, yippee! I'll use it after the holidays to get something else I want for sure!

image

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
11-Dec(#122)
sinnie wrote:
> Came home to my gifts today. Thank you @Tad
> The Fireball makes me so happy, and the bonus gifts look like I'll need it to play/watch.
> Though the cop game does intrigue me. Very well done. grin love
> $25 gift card, yippee! I'll use it after the holidays to get something else I want
> for sure!
>
>
>
Glad you liked them! The blu I figured your kid might watch, and This is the Police is a really good game. I had just bought it and realized I already owned it on PSN so I figured it might be a cool bonus.
I was gonna get you a couple of the albums you wanted but I was having debit card issues.
Enjoy!

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
11-Dec(#123)
Tad wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> Came home to my gifts today. Thank you @Tad
>> The Fireball makes me so happy, and the bonus gifts look like I'll need it to
> play/watch.
>> Though the cop game does intrigue me. Very well done. grin love
>> $25 gift card, yippee! I'll use it after the holidays to get something else I
> want
>> for sure!
>>
>> {imgt}https://i.ibb.co/GxzmvGt/IMG-1582.jpg 4032 3024{imgt}
>>
>>
> Glad you liked them! The blu I figured your kid might watch, and This is the Police
> is a really good game. I had just bought it and realized I already owned it on PSN
> so I figured it might be a cool bonus.
> I was gonna get you a couple of the albums you wanted but I was having debit card
> issues.
> Enjoy!
>
>

No worries! You did great. I'll see if my son watches it. His attention is lacking for movies usually but he does love dogs. I hadn't heard of the game before but it sounds like I'd really enjoy it based on the backside. So thanks again!

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
11-Dec(#124)
love

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
11-Dec(#125)
@whitefire Dude!!! This is nuts! I can't thank you enough for these insanely awesome gifts. There are so damn many of them and all my favorite series are represented. And this is on top of the 52 weeks of subtime you'd already sent me. All this must have cost you a small fortune, man and I know you must have spent a good bit of time reading my posts to figure out all the things I like (though to be fair, I never shut up about some of these games/series so you probably already had a good idea of what I like lol). This is so incredibly thoughtful and the crappy camera on my phone just doesn't do the gifts justice.

Pic 1:
Final Fantasy XV Drawstring Backpack
PlayStation Themed Blanket
Detroit: Become Human "Hank" Keychain
Devil May Cry Stickers
Some Skittles
Kingdom Hearts Christmas "Sora" Ornament
Dragon Quest "King Slime" Plush

Pic 2:
Resident Evil T-Shirt
Super Sweet Detroit: Become Human Hoodie (I was worried it would be too big for me, but it is a perfect fit!)

Pic 3:
PlayStation Themed Pillow Case
Wreath Christmas Card
Langrisser Joy-Con Skins
$25 City Cafe Gift Card (I work from home and legit work from here 2-3 days a week so thank you soooo much for this)
Awesome "I'm Gaming" Socks
Resident Evil 2 Club Key
Street Fighter Card Pack
Life is Strange Graphic Novel

Pic 4:
Parasite Eve Lunchbox
Tales of Hearts R (sealed)
Zero Time Dilemma (sealed)

image

image

image

image


whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
11-Dec(#126)
smile

I'm glad you liked everything. I scoured your old posts for your favorite franchises. I don't know if you noticed the wrapping, but that's vinyl record wrapping that I found online because I saw your interest in vinyls. The City Cafe was a shot in the dark. I just looked out highly rated restaurants near you and had them mail me a gift card. I totally had to guess on the sizes. I'm glad the sweatshirt fits.

Merry Christmas!

Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
* 11-Dec(#127)
To whomever my Secret Santa is, thank you so much for everything. It really means a lot to me. I received it last week, but due to finals coming up, and close to completing my college degrees, I haven't had much of a break, to say the least.

image

My Santa ended up surprising me with a book. And unironically enough, a friend of mine recommended me to read both House of Leaves and the Familiar a few weeks ago. Didn't write it on my list but gosh darn my Santa knew I've been meaning to read it.

And to top it all off, he included a handwritten letter. And I'll be honest, I almost cried.

image

Seriously, thank you so much!

jdwooley14
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
12-Dec(#128)
i got a gameboy color with a mario game, not sure if it got damaged in the mail or not, but screen has a big scratch on it, im also not sure how much usage this will get, i dont play gbc anymore, sold all my gameboy stuff recently, ill can also update this post with a picture later

thanks ss

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
12-Dec(#129)
whitefire wrote:
> smile
>
> I'm glad you liked everything. I scoured your old posts for your favorite franchises.
> I don't know if you noticed the wrapping, but that's vinyl record wrapping that I
> found online because I saw your interest in vinyls. The City Cafe was a shot in the
> dark. I just looked out highly rated restaurants near you and had them mail me a
> gift card. I totally had to guess on the sizes. I'm glad the sweatshirt fits.
>
> Merry Christmas!
>
>

Yeah, I did notice the wrapping paper! My girlfriend came over last night and couldn't believe one person sent me all this. The RE t-shirt was small for me, but it fits her perfectly so she has stolen that. I can't thank you enough, man. You've definitely raised the bar. I feel like I need to be way more thoughtful and creative next year.


Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
12-Dec(#130)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> @whitefire Dude!!! This is nuts! I can't thank you enough for these insanely awesome
> gifts. There are so damn many of them and all my favorite series are represented.
> And this is on top of the 52 weeks of subtime you'd already sent me. All this must
> have cost you a small fortune, man and I know you must have spent a good bit of time
> reading my posts to figure out all the things I like (though to be fair, I never
> shut up about some of these games/series so you probably already had a good idea
> of what I like lol). This is so incredibly thoughtful and the crappy camera on my
> phone just doesn't do the gifts justice.
>
> Pic 1:
> Final Fantasy XV Drawstring Backpack
> PlayStation Themed Blanket
> Detroit: Become Human "Hank" Keychain
> Devil May Cry Stickers
> Some Skittles
> Kingdom Hearts Christmas "Sora" Ornament
> Dragon Quest "King Slime" Plush
>
> Pic 2:
> Resident Evil T-Shirt
> Super Sweet Detroit: Become Human Hoodie (I was worried it would be too big for me,
> but it is a perfect fit!)
>
> Pic 3:
> PlayStation Themed Pillow Case
> Wreath Christmas Card
> Langrisser Joy-Con Skins
> $25 City Cafe Gift Card (I work from home and legit work from here 2-3 days a week
> so thank you soooo much for this)
> Awesome "I'm Gaming" Socks
> Resident Evil 2 Club Key
> Street Fighter Card Pack
> Life is Strange Graphic Novel
>
> Pic 4:
> Parasite Eve Lunchbox
> Tales of Hearts R (sealed)
> Zero Time Dilemma (sealed)
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/ixVNZo1.jpg 3629 2722{imgt}
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/Wo3946H.jpg?1 4032 3024{imgt}
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/bWE1NWG.jpg 4032 3024{imgt}
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/5eoh8WW.jpg 4032 3024{imgt}
>
>
>

Some really cool collectibles. That RE2 Club Key is great. I love video game objects IRL. That slime keychain is great too! grin
jgrant78
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
12-Dec(#131)
I know I'm not around a lot consistently, but how in the hell did I miss Dashey being in college and getting college degrees (plural)? Man, I'm getting old!
Dashey
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review Secret Santa
12-Dec(#132)
I actually started college 3 days after completing high school lol.

I'm going after two degrees in Business and in Computer Information Systems, as well as a notary certificate. Ive already completed my Business classes, and I'm just focusing on computer information systems. And my notary stuff is outside what my college offers.

Dsbaum454
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (23 seconds ago) Secret Santa
12-Dec(#133)
I received Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS! Thanks! I look forward to playing it soon.
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
13-Dec(#134)
Secret Santa visited my house and left this:

image

image

image

image

Thanks Santa! grin
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Dec(#135)
ryanflucas wrote:
> Secret Santa visited my house and left this:
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/7QX7Syll.jpg 640 480{imgt}
>
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/ECD7THzl.jpg 640 480{imgt}
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/d7EkOkjl.jpg 640 480{imgt}
>
> Thanks Santa! grin

Sick card wink
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec(#136)
That rubiks cube is awesome.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 13-Dec(#137)
sinnie wrote:
> Came home to my gifts today. Thank you @Tad
> The Fireball makes me so happy, and the bonus gifts look like I'll need it to play/watch.
> Though the cop game does intrigue me. Very well done. grin love
> $25 gift card, yippee! I'll use it after the holidays to get something else I want
> for sure!
>

That's awesome. I forget some states let you ship booze, KS is still really anal about it which annoys me on a regular basis (many things I've wanted to order and was blocked due to KS address).

Nice to see how much thought everybody put into their gifts. yes
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec(#138)
Gypsy wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> Came home to my gifts today. Thank you @Tad
>> The Fireball makes me so happy, and the bonus gifts look like I'll need it to
> play/watch.
>> Though the cop game does intrigue me. Very well done. grin love
>> $25 gift card, yippee! I'll use it after the holidays to get something else I
> want
>> for sure!
>>
>
> That's awesome. I forget some states let you ship booze, KS is still really anal
> about it which annoys me on a regular basis (many things I've wanted to order and
> was blocked due to KS address).
>
> Nice to see how much thought everybody put into their gifts. yes

Yeah... I'm not really sure the legality of shipping the booze. Don't ask, don't tell I guess. I know I can get it here in MO but I really don't think private individuals are supposed to ship it. I ain't saying a word though. smile

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
13-Dec(#139)
I'm glad you liked it, I legit got super excited when I drew your name @sinnie Had to hook you up. Oh and come back to the discord, we haven't chatted in ages

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
13-Dec(#140)
Tad wrote:
> I'm glad you liked it, I legit got super excited when I drew your name @sinnie Had
> to hook you up. Oh and come back to the discord, we haven't chatted in ages
>
>

lol aww. I'm on Discord! I just work so much lately I don't really chat. I'm hoping things'll be changing soon though if all goes well.


KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
15-Dec(#141)
Got a Secret Santa gift tonight and don't know if its from this one or Frank's. Came home from work to find the Deluxe Edition of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia waiting for me.

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
15-Dec(#142)
It's from this one. wink
KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
16-Dec(#143)
Well then thank you to my partner.

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
16-Dec(#144)
You're welcome. Hope it is ok. I know it doesn't "match" the one that you already have, but I wanted to do the cool Deluxe edition thing. I had some Amazon credit to put towards it.

Also, somehow, completely randomly, I got you again. smile
KamenRiderNecrom
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
17-Dec(#145)
John wrote:
> You're welcome. Hope it is ok. I know it doesn't "match" the one that you already
> have, but I wanted to do the cool Deluxe edition thing. I had some Amazon credit
> to put towards it.
>
> Also, somehow, completely randomly, I got you again. smile

I was so happy to see that arrive on my doorstep. It was the last of the three books I needed for the set. Also got to give you props cause I know the book was deep on my Amazon list.
Ry4n2109
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
18-Dec(#146)
I believe I just received my gift from my SS. Final Fantasy 12 for Nintendo Switch. Thank you!!!

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
* 18-Dec(#147)
Hey! Got to my office to find this waiting for me...

image

Opened it up and found this...

image

Stranger Things Monopoly! Sweet! Thanks, @loztdogs! yes

EDIT: Note that it is the Collector's Edition -- which is pretty cool. It has special themed tokens (including a 20-sided die, baseball bat with nails in it, and so on). Plus, there is a 4-sided die that you can roll to take "shortcuts" through the tunnels under Hawkins! yes
John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
18-Dec(#148)
Also, Santa Hats secret santa for all finally! yes
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
18-Dec(#149)
Nice, I like the design of the box.

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
18-Dec(#150)
@john I was hoping you would dig it. You said you were a fan of the series. I was crossing my fingers you didn't already have it.

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
18-Dec(#151)
It's great and I didn't have it. Thanks again!
whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
18-Dec(#152)
Very jealous. That looks awesome.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
19-Dec(#153)
That reminds me I still need to crack open my Stranger Things D&D I got over the summer. Just hard to find people who want to play. wry smile

whitefire
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
19-Dec(#154)
Frank wrote:
> That reminds me I still need to crack open my Stranger Things D&D I got over the
> summer. Just hard to find people who want to play. wry smile
>
>

Have you tried meet up groups?

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
19-Dec(#155)
whitefire wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> That reminds me I still need to crack open my Stranger Things D&D I got over the
>> summer. Just hard to find people who want to play. wry smile
>>
>>
>
> Have you tried meet up groups?
>
>

No I haven't. Not really sure how to go about that. I've never played before.


sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
19-Dec(#156)
I play D&D weekly online and use Google Hangouts for voice/video chat and Roll20.net for grid, rolling dice and character sheets. This way people don't have to be in the same room to play.

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
* 23-Dec(#157)
Part 2 of my gift arrived today. A Batman clock! Amazing, thank you so much Santa!



John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
24-Dec(#158)
Ok, I'm showing everyone has sent and two people maybe not yet received -- I'm sure things are on the way for those last two. yes
Ry4n2109
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
24-Dec(#159)
I received a very unexpected part 2 of a gift today. Thank you Santa for my oh so special balls! :P

They are already on the tree :)

devans77
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
24-Dec(#160)
Ry4n2109 wrote:
> I received a very unexpected part 2 of a gift today. Thank you Santa for my oh so
> special balls! :P
>
> They are already on the tree :)
>
>
Pic or it didnt happen

John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
24-Dec(#161)
image

I'm going to guess it looked like this?
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
24-Dec(#162)
Those pants are kiss n ass.

Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
24-Dec(#163)
Sorry I got my gift card but forgot to go on the site and mark as received.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
25-Dec(#164)
Merry Christmas TZ! secret santa

SilverOwl
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
25-Dec(#165)
Frank wrote:
> Merry Christmas TZ! secret santa
>
>

U too frank. And I hope everyone is having a good day
willyum
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader Gold Global Trader (17) Secret Santa
25-Dec(#166)
Apologies to my santa for the weird list I made. I see that everyone has sent, so I can safely assume that you also sent, which that means we had a successful event again this year! yes

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Foxhack
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
26-Dec(#167)
I didn't technically participate in the Secret Santa, but I did win a free Secret Santaish gift from @whitefire ... and I originally asked for random DVDs with games in them but since he couldn't find any stuff that fit the bill, he offered to get me something else. This.

image

I'm happy. Thanks bro. :)
willyum
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader Gold Global Trader (17) Secret Santa
26-Dec(#168)
Jesus on a jetski! I came home from work today to find a package with "John's SS" in large boldface font on it. Inside of the package was a boxed copy of Guilty, which is the sequel to Innocent Until Caught. I had this game on my wanted list for so long that I forgot about it! This was completely unexpected, especially since my list essentially said my partner could just buy some subtime or just donate to a charity. Never imagined they'd somehow find Guilty. Thank you very, very much SS! You are amazingly awesome!!

love love love

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
3-Jan(#169)
I'm going to make the first GTZ Instagram post be of a bunch of Secret Santa gifts from this year. If anyone would like to contribute some photos, please message me. I'm going to take a look tomorrow and send some PMs as well. grin

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