Deskthority Secret Santa 2017

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wobbled

07 Dec 2017, 20:34

tobo wrote: I assume it's OK that the recipient will be able to easily figure out from whom the package is since I'm the only user sending something from my country and my address will be on the package :P.
Permanent marker over the senders address

Job done

tobo

07 Dec 2017, 20:44

I'm afraid the content will probably give me away anyway :D. What is the reason the country of the participants is posted as well, since this makes it easier for people to guess who their Secret Santa is? Or is that the whole point? ;P
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snuci
Vintage computer guy

07 Dec 2017, 20:47

tobo wrote: I'm afraid the content will probably give me away anyway :D. What is the reason the country of the participants is posted as well, since this makes is easier for people to guess who their Secret Santa is? Or is that the point? ;P
I will be found out as well so it's not only you, What's worse is that I'll have to declare what's in the box on the outside label for Customs :( Oh well.

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Compgeke

07 Dec 2017, 21:42

Some stuff like country just makes it easier for me to compile the lists of who gets who. I try to fulfill requests like "Can I get someone inside an EU country?" and I'm too lazy to make a separate list elsewhere with countries for my own use.

At the same time, it's not like the majority of us don't already have a location set in our profile. Whether country or specific part of a country.

__red__

09 Dec 2017, 00:05

I'm pretty sure the receiver of mine will be able to guess who its from ... even without the customs declaration :-P

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wobbled

12 Dec 2017, 12:42

Did you guys send yours out?

tobo

12 Dec 2017, 12:57

I sent mine Friday. Hopefully it will reach the recipient on time and in one peace.

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Myoth

12 Dec 2017, 13:32

I sent out mine on the 6th of December, it should be there really quickly by looking at the tracking !!

tobo

12 Dec 2017, 13:50

So we should be seeing some pics from that user soon :D.

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ohaimark
Kingpin

12 Dec 2017, 14:17

Mine is leaving today (though the shipment info was live last Friday). I've had two day shipping overseas with this carrier, though, so it shouldn't be long.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

12 Dec 2017, 14:20

I dropped mine at the post office on 4th of December, still confident it will arrive in time.
Shipped a parcel to Korea and it took more than three weeks ... Shipping around christmas time is crazy.

__red__

12 Dec 2017, 15:21

Had to start again, package triggered the radiation detectors so have to reduce the contents before shipping it again.

WTB Geiger-counter ;-(

codemonkeymike

12 Dec 2017, 15:25

Cost is one beamspring keyboard :D

It works btw, bought some uranium to test it out
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tobo

12 Dec 2017, 15:47

Damn. Looks like something straight out of Fallout :D

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Nuum

12 Dec 2017, 17:16

I didn't manage to ship mine, but since the recipient is in Germany as well it'll arrive on time when I ship it this weekend.

codemonkeymike

12 Dec 2017, 21:10

Ah, just found a good gift on craigslist for my secret santa after weeks of looking every day. Now just to make sure it wont cost me a months rent to ship the sucker.

hypkx
Chasing the Dream

13 Dec 2017, 07:23

I still look after a box to ship my gift, but I will ship probably Thursday and my recipient is not that far away.

andrewjoy

13 Dec 2017, 10:30

hypkx wrote: I still look after a box to ship my gift, but I will ship probably Thursday and my recipient is not that far away.
Make that 2 of us . All packed will take to drop off in morning

marijan

13 Dec 2017, 10:37

Mine arrived yesterday. Can't wait to open it. Judging by the rectangular shape, it's a huge bar of chocolate :lol:

codemonkeymike

13 Dec 2017, 14:44

marijan wrote: Mine arrived yesterday. Can't wait to open it. Judging by the rectangular shape, it's a huge bar of chocolate :lol:
Or an OLKB plank :geek:

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wobbled

13 Dec 2017, 14:49

When are we supposed to open them? Do we have to wait until the 25th? :(
Also are we posting pics of the stuff we open on this thread or will another one be created?

marijan

13 Dec 2017, 15:08

codemonkeymike wrote:
marijan wrote: Mine arrived yesterday. Can't wait to open it. Judging by the rectangular shape, it's a huge bar of chocolate :lol:
Or an OLKB plank :geek:
I meant huge. As in lots of planks fused together.
Or it could be a cutting board and a set of knives.
Ah, the suspense is killing me ;)

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Compgeke

13 Dec 2017, 18:52

Feel free to open whenever, whether it's today or next year. I know I sure wouldn't want to wait.

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marijan

13 Dec 2017, 22:59

Compgeke wrote: Feel free to open whenever, whether it's today or next year. I know I sure wouldn't want to wait.

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No, no. I'll wait at least until the week before Christmas. I'm too busy at work right now to properly enjoy it. I'd rather wait for my days off :-D

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

13 Dec 2017, 23:48

Finally got to mail mine today, sorry to my giftee if you get it late :(

codemonkeymike

18 Dec 2017, 19:46

Shipped my secret santa gift today, hopefully it arrives on time.

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faxe
5711 4 life

20 Dec 2017, 21:16

Everything done here, will hopefully come back from a week of holidays to a Secret Santa package! Looking forward to seeing pictures!

__red__

20 Dec 2017, 23:34

Mine arrived today. Not opening it until the one I’m sending shows it has left the State.

__red__

28 Dec 2017, 00:29

Received:
  • * Wobbled
    * andrewjoy
    * mike52787
    * marijan
    * __red__
    * ohaimark
    * tobo
Pending:
  • * Compgeke (US)
    * Nuum (Germany)
    * Wodan (Germany)
    * flowerlandfilms (Australia)
    * Myoth (France)
    * gogusrl (Romania)
    * 7bit (Germany)
    * snuci (Canada)
    * hypkx (Germany)
    * faxe (Germany)
    * codemonkeymike (US)
One third of the way there!
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tobo

28 Dec 2017, 00:35

Soon...

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