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Nov 01 at 8:04:18 PM
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(Santa Claus) < Eggplant Wizard >
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Ho, Ho, Ho NintendoAge! It's time for NA's official Secret Santa 2017 Edition! You are invited to participate to this year's Secret Santa event!
Some of you might ask themselves "What is Secret Santa?" - Well, Secret Santa is very simple and fun!
Any member that entered Secret Santa gets to send an awesome gift to another NA member, while getting an awesome gift from another member in return. It's even more fun when you think that giving is more fun than recieving - surprise an NA member with an awesome gift and make their holiday special.

To ensure this event is fun AND fair for everyone, there are a few rules that everyone should abide by.
Rules 
1Sign Ups: In order to participate - you have to sign up! Signing up is easy. Simply post in this thread between now and Wednesday November 15th, 2017 10:00PM (NA Time). You'll also be required to send me a PM with your information (See: "Directions" below)

2. Suggested Gift value is $15.00-$20.00 dollars (NOT including shipping).
 - Feel free to give as much as you want, but nobody wants to receive a box of used q-tips or 15 broken carts of Silent Service. The spirit of this event is to make someone else happy!
 - If you h
ave any question as to whether or not you'll be able to meet this monetary endeavor, please do not enter.
 - Please do not just put high value games on your list. It's great if someone wants to go above and beyond, but putting something that goes for $200 on your list is not fun.
 - Be prepared to purchase an item! Do not assume you're going to have something on your shelf that your recipient will like!


3. There will be deadlines to ship gifts.
If shipping within your own country:   Deadline is December 13th, 2017.
If shipping outside your own country: Deadline is December 6th, 2017.

Please PM me when you ship your gift out. Providing a tracking # is requested. 
You will start to receive grumpy PMs from me if I have not heard from you a few days before your shipping deadline. This is a serious commitment and I do not like Grinches. If you are very busy and may not be able to meet a deadline, please do not enter.

4. SHHHHHHHH!!!! If you happen to recieve your gift early from your Secret Santa, you can open it if you'd like... but KEEP IT SECRET!! . Share with everyone what you got if you'd like. BUT NOT until December 25th!!!!!

5. Exclusions: 'Ol Santy reserves the right to exclude anyone from Secret Santa. Do not take offense if I ask that you skip this year due to being brand new, we just don't want to take any risk of Grinches. Members who signed up after this posting will most likely be asked to wait until next year to join in the fun. If you fudged up some in last year's event, please just take this year off and don't put Santa in the awkward situation of having to ask you to sit out.

6. No drop shipping: Do not purchase online and then have the seller ship directly to your recipient. This has caused issues in the past, so please do not try this shortcut. I know it seems to make things easier, but a seller's mistake could reflect poorly on you and ruin this special event for your recipient.

7. No whining: If there are any issues, please contact me directly and do not publicly call out your Secret Santa. This just brings everyone down. We try to deal with any possible issues early enough to get you a present by December 25th. We will do our best to make things right. Any public complaining will likely be edited out by a mod. Excessive issues could lead to a ban. Sorry, this isn't very cheery, but let's keep it upbeat in the spirit of the season. No one wants to read about how your Secret Santa only sent you a moldy paper towel!

8. Grinches: I want everyone to have a very Merry Christmas. It's why I signed up for the job! If you have any issue with these rules or might run into trouble meeting the monetary guidance or shipping deadline, do not sign up. You can just join next year. Those who send a real crappy present or don't get their package to the recipient by December 25th could be subject to disciplinary action.



Whew... rules are not very cheery, but necessary. Sorry for all that, but I want to personally ensure everyone has a Merry Christmas this year.

DIRECTIONS: (A Step by Step Model of what to do if you'd like to participate...)

- Step 1:  Sign up by posting "I'm In" or some variation in this thread.
 
- Step 2: Send me a PM containing the following:

Your full name (First and Last)
Your receiving address (Where you want your gift to be sent to). Please give a full address (including country and zip code, make it easy on your S.S.)
Your Wish List. Be vague or specific, but please point them in a direction. Saying "I collect Nintendo" or "I don't care what I get, anything is fine with me" isn't very helpful. This stresses your Secret Santa out, and could end with you getting something you already have or have no interest in. Give lots of ideas! If you want a game you don't already have for a particular system, provide a link to your collection. It would not be harmful to give 3 or 4 very specific items that fall in the $15-20 suggested range.

Please also let me know if you would be willing to ship internationally or not. (Hint: When shipping internationally, you should be asked to add a certain value to the package for customs. DON'T overestimate this value, as there can be import fees for you recipient if the value gets over a certain number. This is just a reccomendation to avoid disappointments.)

Your PM to me should look something like this:

ex:          *I can ship internationally*

                Kris Kringle
               1 Candy Cane Lane
               North Pole, NY
               12345
               United States 

Hello Secret Santa! I'm an avid NES collector and I would like to get some games that I don't own yet. My NA collection is up-to-date. I'm also interested in SNES and Game Boy. Homebrew games and any kind of repros for any of those consoles tickle my interests too. RetroUSB stuff is my main focus when it comes to these kind of things, and I would love to get my hands on a copy of "The Rise of Amondus" or "Study Hall". Any other homebrew should be fine. "Commie Killer" looks fun, so does "The Incident".


- Step 3: Look for a PM from me within a day or two of registration closing with who you will be buying for this year and their nice note to you. (Don't tell them you are their Secret Santa!!!!!) Once you have their information, get to work picking out the perfect gift. Time is short! Please don't try to go hog wild and get an awesome gift that you are not positive they will love! Sticking to their note is the best bet.

- Step 4: Once you have aquired the gift(s) ship them to your person and YOU MUST PM ME THAT THE GIFT HAS BEEN SENT. It is highly reccomended you get tracking on the package, retain the customs shipping number or at the very least snap a pic of the Post Office Recipt as proof you sent your gift. It could potentially save a lot of problems later if something happens to go awry.

- Step 5: Wait for your gift to arrive and tell us all about it in the "Secret Santa Reveal" thread to be posted on Dec. 25th. You can post anytime after that. You can also reveal to everyone who you gave gifts to this year. Don't keep your recipient in the dark!

If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to PM me anytime. I will do my best to help out with any questions/concerns you might have in making the holidays happy for everyone.

                List of Participants (People who signed up AND sent a PM) - (123)
8-bit_boice
acidjaguar
acromite53
adler_0
Adorabear
Aestivalis
ALTQQ
Andred
Armageddon Potato
arnpoly
Astor Reinhardt
AverageOliver98
batz215
Bert
bluzebrother11
Boosted52405
BostonItalian88
BouncekDeLemos
brilliancenp
Captain Maroney
Cfioren317
cgfeelit
damcanadian
dannyplante
DefaultGen
dmvanmeveren
dr.robbie
Ferris Bueller
fireturtle
Fleck586
Foochie776
frisbee
futureman
GameboyRicky
Gloves
GoldeneyeGamer
GUnitColima
​gutsman004
Huepow
JamesRobot
Jaz
john
JordyRamone
jstn714
kamakaze_ekun
Katchii
Kemp175
Kobun Heat
koifish
LaC
Lando452
link463
Little Nemo
Lksoccer17
LuigiM
LutherDestroysTheGond
MadTitan
MasterBigCat
Masterofzelda
matchbook
mattbep
Mega Tank
Megamanfan
Mel+Link
MGX
mike99mccarthy
mjackowski21
Murray
neodolphino
NES4life
NESfanatic
NESking80
Optic_ghost
Penguin
Prime2099
punkr13
PuppyWaffles
Quaze
rdrunner
RegularGuyGamer
Richardhead
richiez313
rlh
Rockhart
Rocky
rokubungi
​Rookie1
sadikyo
salparadise
SandmanSlim
ScaryD
senorchocotaco
Sign Collector Guy
Sinnbox
smalltownguy2
smick
SnoopKatt
SoleGooseProductions
Splain
Stryphos
suicidalparrot
SuperJimtendo
SwiftFrost
swlovinist
teh lurv
tetsudai
The Hero
theirontoupee
TheOne
thesubcon3
Tmoats15
TonyScoots
twiztor
ugopoopy
Vectrex28
Viper0hr
Visc
winterion
wolfsaq
​XYZ
yukfou
ZeldaFreak
zfleming54


Edited: 11/17/2017 at 04:01 PM by Secret Santa

Nov 01 at 8:05:25 PM
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Count me in!  

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Nov 01 at 8:06:37 PM
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In

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Nov 01 at 8:10:51 PM
ugopoopy (22)
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I'm in.

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My NES collection
Working toward a complete set. 
WTB/TF any and all games I don't have. 
FT/FO thread
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Nov 01 at 8:11:18 PM
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I'm in!

Nov 01 at 8:12:01 PM
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Sign me up

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WTB:
Xyanide - Xbox - manual
Mega Man X2 box & manual
Mega Man X3 manual
Zelda 2 Trash Can

Nov 01 at 8:17:49 PM
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Richardhead (3)
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I'm in!

Nov 01 at 8:19:25 PM
dr.robbie (175)
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(Robbie Pacanowski) < Bowser >
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Was waiting for this. I'm in!

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Nov 01 at 8:26:26 PM
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I'm in! Hope to have my message together within a couple days.

Nov 01 at 8:28:48 PM
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Sign me up. Oh yeah!

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Nov 01 at 8:33:02 PM
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it's that time of year. count me in!

Nov 01 at 8:40:38 PM
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Im in. Ill send a pm over in a bit

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Nov 01 at 8:44:18 PM
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I'm in!

I'll PM by the weekend

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Nov 01 at 9:07:53 PM
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I've been waiting (roughly) 311 days for this! I'm in!

Nov 01 at 9:13:34 PM
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(Kyle aka Zombieguygeezus ) < Bowser >
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Put me down Santa!

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Nov 01 at 9:16:12 PM
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Stryphos (271)
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In like Flynn

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Nov 01 at 9:24:35 PM
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SCG stares across the room in quiet focus. He begins to speak slowly......I........Am.......In. SCG departs under a veil of smoke and circumstance.

Nov 01 at 9:29:41 PM
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Count me in!

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Nov 01 at 9:34:39 PM
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Yuuuuup. I'm in.

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Nov 01 at 9:35:29 PM
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Yeeeees!!! I'm in!

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My Sales Thread and something different from a paperclip are both here.
Everything I want at the moment's listed here.
Owner of post 5001 in the Aquarius thread and 4200 in the Inner Circle HQ (Sure, why  not?)

Nov 01 at 9:46:10 PM
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I'm in!

Nov 01 at 11:09:53 PM
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Aw yeah!



Edited: 11/02/2017 at 12:37 AM by JamesRobot

Nov 01 at 11:45:40 PM
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I am in! Been waiting for this! Will send pm in the next couple of days.

Nov 01 at 11:47:00 PM
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I will participate. Thanks Santa!

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Top wants currently: 
Old NES / SNES era newsletters and mailings
Original GB Chinese games (CHN coding on label)


 

Nov 02 at 12:13:00 AM
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I am participate...so much in

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FO/FT Thread - Xbox, PS1, Gamecube, and more!

NintendoAge Official Exertainment Thread!!!


Edited: 11/02/2017 at 12:13 AM by theirontoupee