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Pinside 2019 Secret Santa Program - Sign Up Through Nov. 15th (NOW CLOSED)

By LesManley

2 years ago


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    #101 2 years ago
    Quoted from hoby1:

    One question, do you try to pair up SS guys with SS and Em guys with EM.

    If not, besides for a gift card I would have no idea what to get an EM guy.

    Check out previous year topics and you can likely get some ideas.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2018-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2017-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread

    #102 2 years ago

    I'm in.

    #103 2 years ago
    Quoted from hoby1:

    Sounds neat .... not sure yet. One question, do you try to pair up SS guys with SS and Em guys with EM.
    If not, besides for a gift card I would have no idea what to get an EM guy.

    Nope.. but last year he did pair overseas peeps together, Canadian peeps separately and 'mericans together to save on shipping fees! You don't necessarily get EM or SS gifts.. it's x-mas.. u git whatcha git! Gotta do some research on your person!!

    #104 2 years ago

    I am in. Thanks

    #105 2 years ago

    This will be fun!

    #106 2 years ago
    Quoted from hoby1:

    Sounds neat .... not sure yet. One question, do you try to pair up SS guys with SS and Em guys with EM.
    If not, besides for a gift card I would have no idea what to get an EM guy.

    You stalk their Pinside profile and see what they've talked about to see what they like and dislike. Most people use the same username in other places, so use that to your advantage too. The first year, I don't think I bought anything pinball related for my SS -- instead, bought the person stuff related to their favorite movie. And that first year, my SS made me a cool shirt with my name on the breast pocket and fun pinball terms on the back - people always come up and comment about it when I wear it at a pinball place. Nothing to do with EM vs SS -- you don't have to buy pinball parts.

    EDIT: "Stalking" sounds bad, but I use that term because my wife said that's what I did to my first SS.

    #107 2 years ago

    First one, here we go, this should be a blast!

    I'll need to head to another city to mail my gift, gonna be reeeeeeal tough figuring out who sent something from me, LOL, "not-so-secret" Santa it is then

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    #108 2 years ago

    We hit the participant century mark. 3 days left...
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    #110 2 years ago

    Sign up now! Don't miss the fun!

    We need to beat last year's count, and keep this growing...

    Does Robin have an achievement for this? He should put one in! Santa Claus tuque (hat for non-Canadians!) or something.

    #111 2 years ago

    Great idea but how does it work with overseas residents?
    Shipping fees might scare the gifter

    #112 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nihonmasa:

    Great idea but how does it work with overseas residents?
    Shipping fees might scare the gifter

    The man organizing it matches up by country for shipping. Canada for Canada, USA for USA, Europe for Europe, etc. etc. Contact the OP for more info if there is a problem for you.

    LTG : )

    #113 2 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    The man organizing it matches up by country for shipping. Canada for Canada, USA for USA, Europe for Europe, etc. etc. Contact the OP for more info if there is a problem for you.
    LTG : )

    Yes, I definitely try to keep it that way as much as possible to prevent shipping from getting out of control. For instance, I just shipped a 10oz box that had 100 trading cards in it to Great Britain and it was $24, so you can imagine that gift money could get eaten up quickly with international shipping.

    #114 2 years ago

    Thanks
    Will register but beware, though Switzerland is in Europe, it is not part of EU.
    We have custom fees when receiving from EU and they have fees when receiving from us

    #115 2 years ago

    I just sent out an e-mail to everyone who participated in 2018. Of course, right after sending I see in the title it says the deadline is 11/5 instead of 11/15 but at least the date is right in the e-mail content.

    It went out to everyone, so as the e-mail states, if you have already signed up, no need to do anything, just ignore it. We're up to 108 now too.

    #116 2 years ago

    I’m in again thx for the email reminder

    #117 2 years ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    We're up to 114 now

    What was the participation number last year?

    #118 2 years ago

    count me in as well

    #119 2 years ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    What was the participation number last year?

    113.

    We are at 108 currently, I corrected that number.

    #120 2 years ago

    Count me in again, thanks for doing this again this year!

    #121 2 years ago

    I'm in again! PM Sent!

    #123 2 years ago

    ...and just like that we are now at 112. 1 more to tie, 2 more to set a new record. Who'll be the lucky participants?

    #124 2 years ago

    This is my favorite part of the holiday season

    #125 2 years ago

    I'm in for the third year in a row. Thank you for sending the email or I may have missed out!

    #127 2 years ago

    This look like fun. I’m in

    #128 2 years ago

    Pinsider merccat is lucky number 114 and that sets a new SS participant record!

    Tell him what he's won Kuni!

    #129 2 years ago

    I'm iniy was awesome last year

    #130 2 years ago

    I'm in! Missed out laster year and my brother received a cool gift.

    #131 2 years ago

    Last year was fun. I’m in

    #132 2 years ago

    I am in, can't wait to start shopping

    #133 2 years ago
    Quoted from jesperpark:

    I am in, can't wait to start shopping

    Ditto, but only after some serious stalking.

    #134 2 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder email.

    I'm in. Should be fun again.
    Ho Ho Ho.............

    #135 2 years ago

    Dear Lord, I don't ask for much but please...

    #136 2 years ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Should we reach out to the folks who were on board last year and the year before to make sure they’re aware of this? It can easily be passed by if you are thinking about it and not looking for it. They may not have known it’s started again?

    Quoted from LesManley:

    I have everyone's e-mail address from last year. I'll try to send out a mass e-mail today to everyone. 4 days left...

    I’m so glad this worked out and we got a bunch of folks who would have otherwise not realize!! Glad we set a new record and can’t wait to see who I get

    #137 2 years ago

    I’m in!

    #138 2 years ago

    Can't wait to find out who I get this year!

    #139 2 years ago

    This sounds fun, Count me in!

    #140 2 years ago

    I'm in. Thanks for doing this.

    #141 2 years ago

    200 participants for 2019?

    Come on people, let's do this thing, 1 day left.

    #142 2 years ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    200 participants for 2019?
    Come on people, let's do this thing, 1 day left.

    127 now.

    #143 2 years ago

    This was fun last year, count me in again for another go round! Thanks for setting this up!

    #145 2 years ago

    Might as well make it three years in a row.... in again.

    #147 2 years ago

    I have done it every year and have had a blast. Hopefully we get to 100% percent again this year, no deadbeats!

    #148 2 years ago

    At what point do you need help?

    #149 2 years ago

    I'm in. Sounds like fun

    #150 2 years ago

    I’m in! Let’s do this!

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