AnandTech OT Secret Santa 2K12!!!!

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  1. MartyMcFly3

    MartyMcFly3 Lifer

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    Well now that Halloween is over with, Christmas season is upon us!

    Welcome BACK to (or Welcome TO if you are new) the Anandtech Off Topic 2012 Secret Santa!!! Both Jeff (amdskip) and Myself (Matt) will be participating as well this year. For those that don't know, Jeff and I are the ones who have organized this Secret Santa year in and year out. We are hoping for another great turnout!

    Questions can be directed to either this thread or via PM to Jeff or I.

    We request that the gifts be a minimum of $20 value. Please only sign up if you are serious. The deadline for signing up is November 28th by Midnight, regardless of time zone. (As in, get it in before November 29th in your time zone)

    Rules:

    1) Please try to mail your gift with enough time to be there before Christmas. They should all be mailed out **December 12th-15th, no later.** If you think it might take longer, please send it out sooner.

    2) For the US, we recommend USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. We would say this is the cheapest and fastest way for smaller boxes or packages. It usually takes 3 to 4 business days on average, sometimes shorter, to reach its destination. When you ship out your package to your person, you will be asked to send in the tracking number for the package.

    3) For the Canadian and other countries members, please use a trusted shipping method that is trackable. We just want something we can use to see if the package gets there or not.

    4) When you get your pairing, you will be assigned to either Jeff or me as your Secret Santa host. At that point, all questions should be PM'd to that host. I won't be able to answer questions for Jeff's listing just as he won't be able to answer for mine.

    5) A list of the Secret Santas will be posted after Christmas. No, we won't tell you who your Secret Santa is early.

    6) Please try to be helpful in the sign-up form. (i.e. For "Likes" don't put "Stuff" and that's it). Remember, chances are the person that has you has NO idea who you are/what you like... While its fun in family secret santas to not give help, it sucks for strangers over the internet.

    7) If we can think of anything else, we will post it here. As for now, thanks for participating and happy (soon to be) holidays!!!

    The List:
    To read it, its a cycle of 3-4. So Person A->Person B->Person C->Person A. The list is broken by area:

    West
    thestrangebrew1 Baked OVerLoRDI
    DixyCrat mztykal Gothgar
    amdskip MonKENy pepperbegs
    imported jlee herm0016
    hybridsquirrel nsafreak Sixguns

    Midwest
    bbhaag SpiderWiz DisturbedRamm
    Krazy4Real harobikes333 LookBehindYou
    szliao214 rudeguy Mixolydian
    gillbot Zap SKORPI0
    minendo Azndude51 gorcorps
    DisgruntledVirus GoPackGo cKGunslinger
    mcvickj Fritzo gothamhunter

    East/Other
    Sentrosi2121 Anubis elganja
    shocksyde KidNiki1 Fenixgoon
    TangoJuliet Shortylickens PlasmaBomb Karsten
    MartyMcFly3 jmolayal msi1337
    Soxfan DaTT thescreensavers
    Brainonska511 vshah chickadee
    datalink7 SunnyD Captante
    kaido ilvs Tobolo

    Latecomers
    eits manlymatt83 zyfer
     
    #1 MartyMcFly3, Nov 3, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  2. amdskip

    amdskip Lifer

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    Please let Matt or I know if you have any question.
     
  3. SpiderWiz

    SpiderWiz Senior member

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    Thanks Guys.
     
  4. MonKENy

    MonKENy Golden Member

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    im in, it says minimum $20 is there a max?
     
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  5. Zeze

    Zeze Diamond Member

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    I won't be joining this year, but I encourage everyone to do it.

    My victim and my SS both had a great time!
     
  6. SKORPI0

    SKORPI0 Lifer

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    Not sure what to "ask" for this year if I participate. Another GTX 680 4GB would be great for SLI goodness. j/k ;)

    My part, I might just put random tech/computer related stuff inside a box and send to recipient hoping that they will appreciate the spirit it was given.

    No there is no max but a $20 minimum. Give what you can afford.
     
  7. MartyMcFly3

    MartyMcFly3 Lifer

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    As SKORPI0 said, there is no max. Anything beyond the $20 minimum is completely up to you.
     
  8. eits

    eits Lifer

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    you know I want in :)
     
  9. bbhaag

    bbhaag Diamond Member

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    New around here but this sounds like fun. Thanks guys for setting this up and making it happen.
     
  10. TangoJuliet

    TangoJuliet Diamond Member

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    another year, another SS! sign me up!
     
  11. rudeguy

    rudeguy Lifer

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    I'm in!

    Who do I have to blow to get Olds this year?
     
  12. OVerLoRDI

    OVerLoRDI Diamond Member

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    I'm in again! (Will register next time I'm on my pc)
     
  13. mztykal

    mztykal Diamond Member

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    I'm in again!
     
  14. Baked

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    I'd like to first apologize to my victim for the lost package last year due to the thief who jacked his present at his door step. Please PM me so I can send you something again this year.

    I love LEGO btw, hint hint.
     
  15. Gillbot

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    I'm in.

    Olds....
     
  16. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    Who doesn't?

    I'm in. Again. Time to write my usual novel.

    edit: Okay, my ATOT 2012 Secret Santa Novel has been written. Apologies yet again (this year) to whichever poor soul gets mine.
     
    #16 SunnyD, Nov 4, 2012
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  17. zokudu

    zokudu Diamond Member

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    Interested, haven't done this in all my time here on AT.
     
  18. Fenixgoon

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    SO IN! had a blast last year :)
     
  19. herm0016

    herm0016 Diamond Member

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    It is always interesting!
     
  20. MartyMcFly3

    MartyMcFly3 Lifer

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    We are already at 12 participants. Keep them coming.
     
  21. Gillbot

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    We have to write? And put in effort? I didn't think this through......
     
  22. rudeguy

    rudeguy Lifer

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    likes: nerdy stuff and hot chicks
    dislikes: democrats and forgetting to wash my hands before I pee after I ate hot wings


    done!
     
  23. Fritzo

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    What the hell. I'm in.

    Likes: Guitar stuff gadgets, Porsche paraphanilia, and pretty much anything on ThinkGeek.com :)

    Dislikes: women's clothing
     
  24. rudeguy

    rudeguy Lifer

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    I need to add knives to my likes!

    I forgot I bent mine getting a stuck quarter out of the dryer :(
     
  25. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    WHOEVER GETS RUDEGUY!!

    http://www.countycomm.com/picopry.html

    He needs one of these.



    Also, Shorty is now in the game. He wasnt sure but now he's gonna do it!