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Official 2018 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread


By LesManley

7 months ago



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    #351 6 months ago
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    #352 6 months ago

    Get ready for surprise!

    #353 6 months ago

    for those waiting, can we get pictures and can you at least give it a shake and let us know your guesses?

    I think it would be great to hear thoughts on those doing the shake game (I figured everyone did that still?)

    #354 6 months ago

    my SS is killing me, I think that must be part of the plan. haha, I order stuff all the time, so there are always packages at my door. but the mail person as well as my fedex and ups drivers must think I'm an insane stalker... I'm like, dude, does that say from : pinside:SS on it?

    lol

    come on SS, please send me my package, I'm dying!!!

    and like others, I love to see all the gifts being opened. no way in heck am I waiting... it will be hard enough to just take a picture BEFORE tearing into my package!!
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    p.s. I have been a very good pinsider... so it better not be this...

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    #355 6 months ago
    Quoted from fxdwg:

    my SS is killing me, I think that must be part of the plan. haha, I order stuff all the time, so there are always packages at my door. but the mail person as well as my fedex and ups drivers must think I'm an insane stalker... I'm like, dude, does that say from : pinside:SS on it?
    lol
    come on SS, please send me my package, I'm dying!!!

    and like others, I love to see all the gifts being opened. no way in heck am I waiting... it will be hard enough to just take a picture BEFORE tearing into my package!![quoted image]

    Hahaha, I’m with you. Elf and I are waiting excitingly!!!

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    #356 6 months ago

    HOLY COW!!! Santa, you knocked it out of the park so far with the original presentation. I only got this far, but am super stoked about opening each one of these individual goodies. No way I can wait all the way til xmas... but the feeling of anticipation is so strong right now that I want to resist and savor this for a while. My mind says to open 1 each day for the next week, but the kid in me says to tear into those f'ers and figure out just whats waiting for me.

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    #357 6 months ago

    Presents are collected and packed, now off to the post!

    #358 6 months ago

    This is so not right! I’m home for lunch and my wife and college age daughter are giggling uncontrollably. They fessed up that they opened my SS gift and then re-wrapped it. Now they know, but won’t tell me...and won’t let me open it! I haven’t been this excited for Christmas since I was a kid. They did tell me there was no chinchilla...lol

    PS...I sent mine off today!

    #359 6 months ago

    Wrapped and ready to ship, headed to UPS store afterwork!

    #360 6 months ago
    Quoted from HotPieceOfSass:

    Thank you secret santa for the amazing pinstadium light set!!
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    WOW Pinstadium Lights, What a gift!

    #361 6 months ago
    Quoted from dnapac:

    This is so not right! I’m home for lunch and my wife and college age daughter are giggling uncontrollably. They fessed up that they opened my SS gift and then re-wrapped it. Now they know, but won’t tell me...and won’t let me open it! I haven’t been this excited for Christmas since I was a kid. They did tell me there was no chinchilla...lol
    PS...I sent mine off today!

    That sound like what someone would say if they knew that they had just given your chinchilla food and water but want to keep the surprise intact. Just saying

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    #362 6 months ago

    We're off to an excellent start! A full collection of 30 PAPA Tokens, including 3 of the rarest (The Clown Face; the pirate ship between two soldering irons - honoring Steve Eckert; and the grim reaper paddling a pinball machine - representing the flood of 2004). I think my personal favorite so far is the one of the gnome riding on a tilt bob.

    Holy Flippen Wow batman!! Not sure I can wait to open the rest, but will do my best.

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    #363 6 months ago

    Thank you Secret Santa!
    Sadly, the post office grinch broke one, but I still have 3 glorious cups!

    Love them!

    Marcus

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    #364 6 months ago

    I must have been a bad boy this year. No Santa for me.

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    #365 6 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    since people are receiving their gifts in a staggered manner, I'm love the fact of seeing them opened as they receive them because it keeps this thread interesting each and every day

    It’s been taking a lot of will power to not open mine...

    #366 6 months ago

    I "think" that I received my Secret Santa package yesterday. It MIGHT be another gift from a family member though. Can't tell from the generic return address.
    Either way, I'm waiting until Christmas to open it.

    #367 6 months ago

    What is everyone doing for return address? I think an address is required, but it kind of reveals the secret when everyone's location is available

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    #368 6 months ago

    Awesome gift from my secret Santa!

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    #369 6 months ago

    OK santas now you all got your presents.....time to give now...and receive a bit
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/12-days-of-christmas-auction-help-the-kids

    Receive a good deal on deacals, help the kdis at the same time

    #370 6 months ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    What is everyone doing for return address? I think an address is required, but it kind of reveals the secret when everyone's location is available

    If they want to do the sleuth work to track you down and thank you, I kinda doubt you could stop them even if you put a different address on it. The tracking info will show what city it originated in, regardless of the return address.

    I think just changing your name to read "Pinside Secret Santa" is all the cover that is required.

    #371 6 months ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    What is everyone doing for return address? I think an address is required, but it kind of reveals the secret when everyone's location is available

    Depends on how you ship. Not familiar with Canada shipping but for me i had a choice of USPS OR UPS/Fedex. For USPS I’m pretty sure you can just put down ANY address because they really don’t check/verify. Only problem would be where it’s returned to if undeliverable (would be a bummer). For UPS/Fedex you can do the same or put down the address of where you work or a friend in another town for instance. Just be creative.

    #372 6 months ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    If they want to do the sleuth work to track you down and thank you, I kinda doubt you could stop them even if you put a different address on it. The tracking info will show what city it originated in, regardless of the return address.
    I think just changing your name to read "Pinside Secret Santa" is all the cover that is required.

    That’s why I never mail/ship from my city. I have friends and family in several states and visit them often.

    #373 6 months ago

    I usually end up drop shipping all of the chinchilla orders. that way the owners receive the most succulent, fresh chinchillas there are to offer

    wait a sec, that's not right. I'm confusing the fuzzy little guys with alaskan king crab legs

    #374 6 months ago


    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:If they want to do the sleuth work to track you down and thank you, I kinda doubt you could stop them even if you put a different address on it. The tracking info will show what city it originated in, regardless of the return address.
    I think just changing your name to read "Pinside Secret Santa" is all the cover that is required.

    Well, you can't track me down. Because I shipped mine 2 states over threw a family members work with an entirely different family last name. So good luck with that.

    #375 6 months ago
    Quoted from wdpvideo:

    Well, you can't track me down. Because I shipped mine 2 states over threw a family members work with an entirely different family last name. So good luck with that.

    Now NOBODY will know that it REALLY came from the north pole

    #376 6 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    I usually end up drop shipping all of the chinchilla orders. that way the owners receive the most succulent, fresh chinchillas there are to offer
    wait a sec, that's not right. I'm confusing the fuzzy little guys with alaskan king crab legs

    King crabs make lousy coats.

    #377 6 months ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Now NOBODY will know that it REALLY came from the north pole

    I wore an elaborate disguise and used a flamboyant accent when I mailed my package! Tee hee!

    #378 6 months ago

    I took mine to a post office in a nearby town, and put secret santa for the name, then used the persons address as the return address. no issues.

    #379 6 months ago
    Quoted from Insane:

    used the persons address as the return address. no issues.

    #380 6 months ago

    Yall are too funny.

    Such a good group of people participating.

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    #381 6 months ago

    Day two of the six days of Pinside Santa gifts... Santa came through with a nice gameroom decoration that matches up with my new favorite pin!!

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    #382 6 months ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    Day two of the six days of Pinside Santa gifts... Santa came through with a nice gameroom decoration that matches up with my new favorite pin!!
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    #383 6 months ago

    It’s here!

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    #384 6 months ago

    It just arrived and I opened it! I am super excited and will post pictures after I get them installed.

    Thanks you VERY much Santa!

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    #385 6 months ago
    Quoted from LoganJK:

    It just arrived and I opened it! I am super excited and will post pictures after I get them installed.
    Thanks you VERY much Santa![quoted image]

    Wow! That's really cool!

    #386 6 months ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Wow! That's really cool!

    +1

    #387 6 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    I usually end up drop shipping all of the chinchilla orders. that way the owners receive the most succulent, fresh chinchillas there are to offer
    wait a sec, that's not right. I'm confusing the fuzzy little guys with alaskan king crab legs

    Next time I go to the pet store I’ll ask about the succulent chinchillas.....wonder how long before I get thrown out.

    #388 6 months ago

    I must say, I keep anxiously awaiting Santas gift in the mail. I feel like a little kid. I keep checking the mail and when my Ring doorbells goes off and Im not at home, I often check with my son or whomever is at home..."Who's the package for?"

    #389 6 months ago

    My wife got to my Secret Santa gift before I could. She wrapped it and buried it under the tree. Now we all have no choice but to wait for Christmas Day to see what Pinside Secret Santa got me.

    I don’t even know which present to shake to guess what I got.

    I’ve been talking about this every day for weeks and She’s just sitting there laughing at me.

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    #390 6 months ago

    My Secret Santa package arrived tonight and was filled with so much awesomeness! Thank you so much to my amazing Santa - your gifts were so thoughtful and I loved them all!! Merry Pinsmas everyone!!!

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    #391 6 months ago

    Awesome Podcasting setup. The first photo I thought was a microscope and was like “what?”. It all makes sense now.

    #392 6 months ago
    Quoted from MrsPin:

    My Secret Santa package arrived tonight and was filled with so much awesomeness! Thank you so much to my amazing Santa - your gifts were so thoughtful and I loved them all!! Merry Pinsmas everyone!!!
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    Your post is fantastic!
    Thank You!
    1/ No fear of getting personal
    2/ Love your gifts!
    3/ You just coined a new term: "Pinsmas!".

    Happy Holidays!

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    #393 6 months ago

    Woooohooooo! Got home from work today, when what to my wondering eyes did appear? A package on my front porch, that must be from my pinside SS...

    I thought I was going to pass out before i managed to get it open! I was so excited!!

    Awesome poster and flyer from the pin that started it all!!

    Thank you so much SS, I plan to get it framed and hung in the game room soon. (Im going to get the flyer framed as well, and hang that on my wall at work!) * and yes, it will look OUTSTANDING on the gameroom wall!

    Merry Christmas

    P.S. Nice little GO BLUE rib too... LOL ...... O-H....I-O!!
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    #394 6 months ago

    This is my first year participating, and I had a blast. I hope my person enjoys their gift from me!

    #395 6 months ago
    Quoted from cletus:

    My wife got to my Secret Santa gift before I could. She wrapped it and buried it under the tree. Now we all have no choice but to wait for Christmas Day to see what Pinside Secret Santa got me.
    I don’t even know which present to shake to guess what I got.
    I’ve been talking about this every day for weeks and She’s just sitting there laughing at me.

    Only one answer... star shakin them all!

    #396 6 months ago
    Quoted from MrsPin:

    My Secret Santa package arrived tonight and was filled with so much awesomeness! Thank you so much to my amazing Santa - your gifts were so thoughtful and I loved them
    all!! Merry Pinsmas everyone!!!
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    Is that a two bros pinball t-shirt? If so, where can I get one?

    #397 6 months ago
    Quoted from gliebig:

    Is that a two bros pinball t-shirt? If so, where can I get one?

    That is a pretty sweet looking shirt! I'm guessing this might be it:
    https://twobrothersonlinestore.com/products/pinball-tee

    #398 6 months ago

    from Australia to Austria, 10.000 miles! secret santa package arrived safely today at my doorstep

    going to wait till christmas day again!
    very curious, thanks a lot Secret Santa

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    #399 6 months ago
    Quoted from Ben1981:

    from Australia to Austria, 10.000 miles! secret santa package arrived safely today at my doorstep
    going to wait till christmas day again!
    very curious, thanks a lot Secret Santa
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    Australia is the land of poisonous animals.....vampire chinchillas?!

    #400 6 months ago

    I can't believe you folks are opening and it isn't even Christmas day!

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