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Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 22:10
by Compgeke
It's that time of year again! Rather than dropping the ball and giving like 3 days for everything, I'll get it going on time this year. Signups will be open for the next 3 weeks give or take, leaving ~1 month to get everything shipped and delivered.

Anyone who's joined the forum in the last month give or take is welcome to signup!

Rules:
1. PM me your nickname and address and I'll throw you on the list. Please use a format of "Secret Santa 2019 $yourusername" for the message title.
2. DEADLINE to send me your address is November 25th, 2019 . I'll have everyone's names matched and PM'd by November 28th any any luck.
3. Please mail your gift by December 11th. Not everything will arrive by Christmas but the sooner we ship the sooner it arrives.
4. Matches will be randomly generated. Don't worry though, Jim and Fred won't be sending each other gifts. It'll be closer to Jim -> Harry, Harry -> Fred, Fred -> Jim.
5. Once you receive your gift, please take a picture and post it in the Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread.
6. Members that joined Deskthority before October 9th, 2019 are eligible to join. Alternatively, if you can get a trustworthy user to vouch for you I'll be glad to throw you in.
7. The size and value of the gift is open, but it should be keyboard related. For bonus points throw in some of your local candy or treats. Who doesn't like that stuff?
8. Shipping charges are on you. This is a worldwide event and as such you might end up shipping internationally. If required mention it in the PM and I'll try and match you with someone in the same geographical area. Sometimes we've got a great idea but can't front that $80 shipping. It happens.
9. You may be excluded from Secret Santa if last year you blew off the whole shipping something/responding to messages thing. The dictator in charge still has the last 2 or 3 years of lists :) .

Current List:
Compgeke (US)
ZedTheMan (US)
Yuchipashe (PH)
zrrion (US)
Darkshado (CA)
CountNoctua (US)
AdrianMan (RO)
gogusrl (RO)
Nuum (DE)

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 02:52
by ZedTheMan
Joining again. Still haven't gotten the full thing from last year, but I'm looking forward to this one.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 04:07
by yuchipashe
Joining this year. Judging from the previous years almost everyone are from the western side of the world, so I'll probably be sending some keeb from the land of the east (specifically one with a sun that is rising) ;)

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 04:49
by zrrion
throwing my hat into the mix here as well.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 06:10
by Darkshado
I'm in!

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 06:43
by Compgeke
yuchipashe wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 04:07
Joining this year. Judging from the previous years almost everyone are from the western side of the world, so I'll probably be sending some keeb from the land of the east (specifically one with a sun that is rising) ;)
Most of our userbase here tends to bias towards US/Europe which really sucks for anyone literally anywhere else shipping wise. I'm in the US and I've been hit with that shipping to Germany - it really can suck.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 07:34
by yuchipashe
Compgeke wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 06:43
yuchipashe wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 04:07
Joining this year. Judging from the previous years almost everyone are from the western side of the world, so I'll probably be sending some keeb from the land of the east (specifically one with a sun that is rising) ;)
Most of our userbase here tends to bias towards US/Europe which really sucks for anyone literally anywhere else shipping wise. I'm in the US and I've been hit with that shipping to Germany - it really can suck.
For me it's both positive and negative living here in Asia. Negative since an IBM Model M Square badge could cost 50Eur but shipping 4kg from Europe to PH would costs 90+ eur, but shipping 50Kg from JP and CN to PH costs less.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 01:10
by CountNoctua
I'm in! 8-)

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 02:02
by Compgeke
Perfect! Now we just need some of our European friends to join in. Come on guys? Where're you at? It can't be all North America (+1 extra)!

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 12:35
by Scarpia
I for my sake would love to join, except:

1) I pretty much have everything I could want apart from crazy expensive stuff like beamsprings and MT3 profile keycaps

2) the Secret Santas from previous years set the bar impossibly high, so I worry that my gift would end up seeming insultingly small/cheap (last time my gift was one of the only ones that wasn’t posted in the followup thread and I fear that the recipient may have just hated it)

3) shipping costs from Sweden are pretty outrageous and it’s a pity to pay 40 EUR to ship a 50 EUR gift.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 21:06
by AdrianMan
Joined :)

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 17:19
by gogusrl
Did anyone miss me ? :)

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 19:49
by Compgeke
Alright guys there's still time to sign up! We've got another 2 weeks before the deadline!

Don't feel threatened by gifts given in the past! There's no minimum budget, some years you get a full keyboard other years you get random odds and ends you end up using more (tbh) .

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 09:42
by Compgeke
Okay sorry guys I'm a little slow on getting stuff sent out this year, other stuff in the way.

Soon(tm). Probably tonight.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 04 Dec 2019, 16:04
by ZedTheMan
Looking forward to seeing who I get!
Hopefully sooner than later so I can see if there's anything I need to make sure of.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 04 Dec 2019, 16:42
by andrewjoy
Compgeke wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 19:49
Alright guys there's still time to sign up! We've got another 2 weeks before the deadline!

Don't feel threatened by gifts given in the past! There's no minimum budget, some years you get a full keyboard other years you get random odds and ends you end up using more (tbh) .
AM i in time to sign up ?

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 04 Dec 2019, 20:26
by Compgeke
Yes! Send me an address and I'll get on this this afternoon for sure. Sorry for being so slow on all this - been dealing with other stuff.

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 05 Dec 2019, 22:29
by Compgeke
Okay now that I've collected addresses from everyone, the matches have since been sent!

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 05 Dec 2019, 23:40
by ZedTheMan
Mwahahaha! It is time to bring happiness and cheer!

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 00:00
by Compgeke
Or terror and screams? It's time to break out the Apple A1084 :) .

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Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 02:59
by yuchipashe
Can't wait to ship this board from our local CDR-King stores, comes with the rare 'cider' switches ;)

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Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 04:00
by Compgeke
hey I recognize that. Rebadged and recolored Crayola keyboard!
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Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 04:05
by yuchipashe
Compgeke wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 04:00
hey I recognize that. Rebadged and recolored Crayola keyboard!
YES! (now if only I took a photo of using 2 of these as my vertical monitor stands :lol: )