2020 holliday gift exchange. Keep the pictures coming.
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MV Santa
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:20 am quote
It's that time of year again.

Nothing significant has changed this year. You can send me your info now or at any time. For the n00bs and those that need a refresher here is how it works:

Sign up by sending me a PM with your name and mailing address. If you do not want to use your real name that's fine and a PO box is acceptable for a mailing address. I will not post the names or addresses on the forum. I have the addresses of those that have participated before, if you haven't moved but you should probably send it again.

When I receive your information I will devide them in groups of three. Each one in a group will be designated A,B or C. A will send to B, B will send to C and C will send to A. That way no one knows who is sending to them and groups are matched with people who joined at roughly the same time.

There is no cut off date but from experience I would say you should get your name in by no later than Dec 15. Dec 10 would be better..

This is not a secret Santa exchange. Before you mail your gift include a card saying who it is from. The identity of the giver will be secret until the gift arrives. When the recipient opens the gift I encourage them to post pictures and let everyone know who sent it, however you may remain anonymous, if you wish.

There is no hard rule about the value of your gift. Just try not to go overboard. I usually spend about $20-$30 plus shipping. A handmade gift would be great.

You can open your gift whenever you want. I usually open mine as soon as I get it. If you choose to open it later let me know that you have received it.

I always participate myself. I have chosen a random time to insert my name and join a group of 3. I haven't figured out a way to participate without knowing who is giving to me but I do not choose who it is. I just depends on who has joined at my randomly selected time.

Let me know if you are willing to ship internationally. I try to match people on the same continent but that is not always possible, especially those in Australia and New Zealand. I generally get just a handful from there and they have all pretty much given and received from each other.

I think eBay, Amazon and many online stores offer to ship to a different address. You could have your gift sent directly to the recipient. That could make things easier and save on shipping charges, especially overseas. Just make sure the recipient knows who it is from.

If you can remember who you sent to before let me know. I will match you with someone else, if possible.

If you know a gift that would be perfect for a specific member I will match you with that person, provided they have joined the exchange. If there is someone you do not want to be matched with for any or no reason I will, of course honor that.

If you need some personal information or want to ask your recipient something like their shirt size, do they like spicy food or if they have any allergies send me a message and I will ask and tell you without giving out your identity.

If you want to tell your recipient who you are beforehand that's fine too. I try to have as few hard rules as possible.

That's all I can think of right now. I may have forgotten to mention something. If so I will update this.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Remember to have fun.

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Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:16 pm quote
PM sent (momentarily).
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Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:19 pm quote
Iím in, PM sent
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:14 am quote
Hi Matthew ! You forgot the [NSR]🤔
MV Santa
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:25 pm quote
Bump
Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:20 am quote
I'm in again. About to send message.
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:20 pm quote
Great! 2020 needs a lift. I'm in!
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:25 am quote
Me Me Me! Iím in!
(If you get me, Note my signature, we are not modern people) 😆
🛵💨 🛺💨💙💙
Iíve been waiting for this all year!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:36 am quote
So am I!😀
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:10 pm quote
I am in!

Nuttmeg44 - did you get the barn built to store your fleet under one roof?
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:09 pm quote
I am in.
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Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:39 am quote
wbdvt wrote:
I am in!

Nuttmeg44 - did you get the barn built to store your fleet under one roof?
Yes we did! Itís Huge! 22x60 huge 🙃
MV Santa
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Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:13 am quote
I could use someone that is willing to ship to New Zealand.
MV Santa
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Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:15 am quote
Can anyone tell me how to turn off the autocorrect on my Motorola Android phone?

Many of the usernames here are close to but not quite regular words and sometimes my phone has to be pursuaded to accept anything new. Flordian is one example.

As I typed that it, of course changed it to floridian. I changed it back and it stayed that way and underlined it. I would prefer if it just underlined the word and offered possible optional spellings.

Thanks
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:59 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
Can anyone tell me how to turn off the autocorrect on my Motorola Android phone?

Many of the usernames here are close to but not quite regular words and sometimes my phone has to be pursuaded to accept anything new. Flordian is one example.

As I typed that it, of course changed it to floridian. I changed it back and it stayed that way and underlined it. I would prefer if it just underlined the word and offered possible optional spellings.

Thanks
That's easy. Scroll down from any page from the top. Choose settings little wheel on the right top corner of the screen. That will take you to Google settings. Click on it and that will take you to autofill. Click on it and then choose autofill to the off position.
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Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:51 pm quote
All right, I'm in!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:28 pm quote
Quote:
Bump
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:14 pm quote
Small group this year... I'm in.
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:30 pm quote
Got part of my gift. I bought it for myself, but when it arrived today I realized it's the perfect gift. Now for the next part. Food? Mmm.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:26 am quote
Syd wrote:
Got part of my gift. I bought it for myself, but when it arrived today I realized it's the perfect gift. Now for the next part. Food? Mmm.
I sent mine and it is due to arrive in time for thanksgiving. I made sure to include a sparkly card.😇
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Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:35 am quote
I got a swell gift from Max! It came on Monday, but I was too busy playing with my new bike to reply. Thanks a bunch. The gremlin bell already has a home, Iíll install it with proper pomp and ceremony this afternoon! The sparkly card waa also a nice touch, thanks again to Matt for keeping this tradition going!
Happy holidays, MV!

Wmak

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MV Santa
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Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:39 am quote
wmak wrote:
I got a swell gift from Max! It came on Monday, but I was too busy playing with my new bike to reply. Thanks a bunch. The gremlin bell already has a home, Iíll install it with proper pomp and ceremony this afternoon! The sparkly card waa also a nice touch, thanks again to Matt for keeping this tradition going!
Happy holidays, MV!

Wmak
First one.

Keep them coming, everyone. The pictures of the gifts is the best part.

I have my gift to be sent out but haven't mailed it yet. Better get on it.
MV Santa
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Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:03 am quote
Sign-ups are tapering off but it's not too late if you still want in.

So far the following members are participating:

Syd, David Masse, pigletpilot, jixaw, wmak, Nutmeg44, wbdvt, Max6200, Belkwinith, vintage red matthew, fledermaus, Die_Wespe_Kind, Madison Sully, MJRally, joeschmoe.

If your name is not on this list and it should be or if it is and it shouldn't be let me know.

Everyone on the list should have been given a name and address to send to. If you are on the list and have not received a name and address let me know.
MV Santa
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Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:06 pm quote
I have one lonely member in the continental US that has not been matched up and I'm not sure anyone else is going to join.

If anyone is on the fence as whether to participate i could match the two of you up and you would give to each other.

Thanks

Edit: Ok. Everyone is matched up now.

You can still join but I'm not sure if there are going to be any more.

Sometimes it surprises me and a few people join late.

There is no way to tell when or who the last one is.

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Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:18 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
I have one lonely member in the continental US that has not been matched up and I'm not sure anyone else is going to join.

If anyone is on the fence as whether to participate i could match the two of you up and you would give to each other.

Thanks
PM'd you.
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Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:43 pm quote
Sent my goody box today. Please note that we packed it with shop rags. Theyíre strictly usable packing material...
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Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:52 am quote
Sent mine out on Monday.

Nuttmeg44 - great idea for reusable packing material. Who doesn't need more shop rags?????
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:48 pm quote
Sent mine off today. Hope it arrives in time.

I'd make an effort to take it to the PO on my scooter, but seeing how it's in the scooter infirmary, we drove it.

Now the waiting...and the fun.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:02 pm quote
And the wait wasn't long!
Small, but heavy box was sitting on my front step this noon. Woot!

I tend to want to wait a bit before opening...or at least until curiosity gets the best of me.
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Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:57 pm quote
Re: And the wait wasn't long!
fledermaus wrote:
Small, but heavy box was sitting on my front step this noon. Woot!

I tend to want to wait a bit before opening...or at least until curiosity gets the best of me.
Let's hope nobody thought you'd like a kitten or puppy for Christmas.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:15 am quote
Re: And the wait wasn't long!
fledermaus wrote:
Small, but heavy box was sitting on my front step this noon. Woot!

I tend to want to wait a bit before opening...or at least until curiosity gets the best of me.
Maybe a new water pump?🤓
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Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:13 am quote
Re: And the wait wasn't long!
Max6200 wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Small, but heavy box was sitting on my front step this noon. Woot!

I tend to want to wait a bit before opening...or at least until curiosity gets the best of me.
Maybe a new water pump?🤓
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:27 am quote
Re: And the wait wasn't long!
znomit wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Small, but heavy box was sitting on my front step this noon. Woot!

I tend to want to wait a bit before opening...or at least until curiosity gets the best of me.
Let's hope nobody thought you'd like a kitten or puppy for Christmas.
Figure I'm safe there...the bottom is dry.
Max6200 wrote:
Maybe a new water pump?🤓
My wife beat you to that!

Unfortunately, the box is too small.
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Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:15 pm quote
Sent mine today. Unlikely to arrive on time for Christmas as a courier was going to be NZ$90. Air Post was the best I could do.
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Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:14 pm quote
Sent off today
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Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:35 pm quote
pigletpilot wrote:
Sent mine today. Unlikely to arrive on time for Christmas as a courier was going to be NZ$90. Air Post was the best I could do.
Well, it beats that guy in the leaky rowboat.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:48 am quote
Funny, I have my present sitting in the living room, delaying opening until things get a *bit* more festive...won't wait for Christmas either...anyway, Mrs. fledermaus is nearly beside herself with curiosity and has bugged me at least three times about when I'm going to open it. I asked her if it's because it might have something edible in it?

Anyway, waiting until more boxes arrive for everyone ...I don't want to stir any envy.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:03 pm quote
Delayed gratification!

You are killing me with suspense.
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:30 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
I asked her if it's because it might have something edible in it?
Edible, or edible"s"?

Also, is weed legalized in Delaware yet? Asking for a friend.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:40 pm quote
tonyc wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
I asked her if it's because it might have something edible in it?
Edible, or edible"s"?

Also, is weed legalized in Delaware yet? Asking for a friend.
I somewhat consciously skirted that option. Rather doubt I'll have to worry about that....
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