EG Secret Santa, 2017

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  • boo 7 Oct 2017 10:53:45 13,359 posts
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    Deck the halls with boughs of holly
    Tra la la la la, lala la la
    Tis the season to be jolly
    Tra la la la la, lala la la

    Time to scoff a jaffa cake
    Tra la la la la, lala la la
    Who's gonna get the colon snake?
    Tra la la la la, lala la la


    Ho ho ho, little forumites! It's early October, and that can only mean one thing. It is time to hand over your address to a total stranger, do some internet stalking of a completely different stranger, buy some weird stuff that you probably wouldn't look at twice at any other time of the year and spend two months living in fear of receiving a piece of hosepipe.

    It's EG Secret Santa time!


    The Rules

    1) You have until midnight on Saturday 18th November to register.

    That's over a month. Try not to be late!

    2) Post in the thread by all means, but to definitely be included, you need to PM me with the following:

    - Your real name
    - Your EG username
    - An address to which your gift can be sent. Don't mind where it is - doesn't even have to be your house. As long as the Post Office can find it and you can get your parcel from it, it'll do.

    3) Aim to spend something in the region of £10 - £15. Yes, some people spend a bit more. We're not all loaded, so don't feel obliged to splurge. This is all about having a bit of fun and finding something a bit different, rather than something expensive. Whatever it is, wrap it up in a Christmassy stylee, put a card in there and generally get in a Festive groove.

    4) All parcels sent in the UK should be sent 'Recorded, signed for'. Prices start at £3.90 for Second class parcels, so it's not over the top, but it makes a huge difference to the number of parcels actually reaching the recipient.

    5) You will receive your giftee's details as soon as possible after the weekend of 18th November, and from that point you have until Saturday 9th December to get your parcel in the post.

    6) If you happen to have to post your parcel overseas, then I'd suggest you aim for a bit earlier than that. Say, Saturday 2nd December.

    7) As ever, names are drawn at random, but if you get an overseas recipient, and you've had one in the past few years, I will redraw and give you a UK address instead. Clearly if you live abroad, there's not much I can do about it.

    8) As usual, if anybody wants to ask questions of their recipient, t-shirt size, etc, I'm happy to pass messages on.

    Let Christmas commence!

    *Our record for getting parcels to people has been pretty good in the past few years, and on those occasions when stuff doesn't arrive, I believe it's been down to intermediaries / thieving temp posties rather than people just not sending stuff. To the best of my knowledge, the only thing stopping us getting a 100% completion rate last year was Big Swiss missing out on a gift, so assuming he takes part again, can whoever draws his name make an extra special effort to see that he gets something please?




    Super Status Recorderizer

    Nothing's happened yet.

    drhcnip
    Garsync
    Rivuzu
    JamboWayOh
    DUFFMAN5
    elvenscroll
    Flying_Pig
    kentmonkey
    CosmicFuzz
    Wrinkly
    THFourteen

    Their parcel is on the way. Waiting anxiously by the letterbox.

    Sharz
    Godofporn
    Rusty_M
    Khanivor
    ibenam
    caligari
    pogomeister

    They have received a gift! It is UNDER THE TREE. UNOPENED!!!

    Beastmaster
    Boo
    Basmans_grob (Appeal upheld)
    Salaman
    robthehermit
    bennyw01
    Jamievilla

    They opened it early. Shun them.

















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    Edited by boo at 20:13:38 14-12-2017
  • drhcnip 7 Oct 2017 10:59:14 5,405 posts
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    yay! yay! yay!

  • Graxlar_v3 7 Oct 2017 11:06:15 771 posts
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    :( not this year, I barely have the money for babies Christmas :(
  • CosmicFuzz 7 Oct 2017 11:18:38 32,061 posts
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    I'm in!
  • beastmaster 7 Oct 2017 11:21:12 17,651 posts
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    I'm in!
  • THFourteen 7 Oct 2017 11:33:44 46,483 posts
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    Can I have someone who says thank you for the present even if itís a load of shite this year please?
  • JamboWayOh 7 Oct 2017 11:48:33 3,920 posts
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    You know what? I'm going to say YES. Count me in.
  • Frogofdoom 7 Oct 2017 11:49:08 6,243 posts
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    Bring back muttler.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Oct 2017 12:01:53 11,423 posts
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    Is sending your own faeces frowned upon?
  • Sharz 7 Oct 2017 12:05:29 1,720 posts
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    Woo its that time of year.

    And i did say thank you, just didn't know what to make of the Trump wallet.
  • Dougs 7 Oct 2017 12:05:46 83,939 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Is sending your own faeces frowned upon?



    Cost effective, and original!

    Edited by Dougs at 12:06:10 07-10-2017
  • beastmaster 7 Oct 2017 12:13:01 17,651 posts
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    Who's getting the colon snake this year? :-)
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Oct 2017 12:28:10 22,080 posts
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    As ever I'm in :)
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Oct 2017 12:29:51 22,080 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Can I have someone who says thank you for the present even if itís a load of shite this year please?
    ???
    What, Shirley we all do/did

    Maybe you got a Spurs fan ?
  • robthehermit 7 Oct 2017 12:35:54 6,219 posts
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    I'm in.
  • beastmaster 7 Oct 2017 13:05:08 17,651 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Bring back muttler.
    Wasn't he the one who raged about his "How to be a casual racist?" book?
  • drhcnip 7 Oct 2017 13:08:16 5,405 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    Can I have someone who says thank you for the present even if itís a load of shite this year please?
    ???
    What, Shirley we all do/did

    Maybe you got a Spurs fan ?
    i always have on here but it does irk a bit when you don;t - a santee on another forum never even mentioned they'd received mine...i stewed for weeks...:D
  • THFourteen 7 Oct 2017 14:46:06 46,483 posts
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    To be fair they werenít a regular poster, post a couple of times sporadically every month or so. Not for the last four months. Which also made it hard to buy for.

    They did post in the thread after receiving their present and didnít mention it tho
  • garsync 7 Oct 2017 14:58:56 95 posts
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    Very much in again!
  • Rivuzu 7 Oct 2017 15:03:50 16,737 posts
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    I'm in!

    Can a mod also sticky this so we don't get any late entry's again
  • Flying_Pig 7 Oct 2017 15:34:28 15,521 posts
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    \o/

    I'm in!
  • drhcnip 7 Oct 2017 15:39:16 5,405 posts
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    Rivuzu wrote:
    I'm in!

    Can a mod also sticky this so we don't get any late entry's again

    not a bad idea...therefore a good one....;)
  • pogomeister 7 Oct 2017 16:15:22 1,440 posts
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    I am also in!!😀😀
  • boo 8 Oct 2017 10:31:30 13,359 posts
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    /bump for the Sunday morning crowd
  • kentmonkey 8 Oct 2017 18:03:23 22,371 posts
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    Yes please o/
  • Khanivor 8 Oct 2017 18:41:47 43,423 posts
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    /pre-emptive shunning
  • ibenam 8 Oct 2017 20:01:53 3,093 posts
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    In again!

    Please dont send me my gift early - i have zero will power and dont fancy another year of shunning.
  • basmans_grob 8 Oct 2017 20:06:46 1,406 posts
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    Me in.
  • Frogofdoom 8 Oct 2017 20:13:22 6,243 posts
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    @beastmaster yeah that's him.
  • THFourteen 8 Oct 2017 20:47:09 46,483 posts
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    ibenam wrote:
    In again!

    Please dont send me my gift early - i have zero will power and dont fancy another year of shunning.
    the year aint up yet

    /shuns
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