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Ho, ho, ho. MV Santa here, AKA vintage red matthew wishing you a happy holidays and announcing the commencement of the 2015 Modern Vespa gift exchange.

For the n00bs this is how it works. If you wish to participate send me a PM with your mailing address. Also indicate if you are willing to ship internationally. You will receive the address of another member. The member that you give to will not be the same as the one that gives to you and you will not know who that member is until your gift arrives. That's part of the fun. When you open your gift post a picture here. You can sign up by sending your address now.

The gift should, ideally be scooter related but any thoughtful gift will be fine. Last year I suggested a price range of $10-$20. Judging by the pictures sent in many went over. I'm not going to be a stickler about it just please don't go overboard. A handmade gift that costs little more than the postage would be great.

This is my second year organizing this after taking over from Scootchef. I learned a lot from last year. For the great majority of you it seemed to go smoothly but I had significant problems mostly because of clerical errors by me. I had announced a cut-off date, put all the names in a hat and drew to see who was paired with who. There were several mix-ups that were, mostly straightened up. There were also late joiners that complicated things.

I have a new plan this year. I will match up members in groups of three, as they come in. A will give to B. B will give to C and C will give to A. I think this should make things simpler and you will not know who your giver is. I do not plan to have a cutoff date. If you are an early adopter and send your address today there is a good chance you will know who your recipient is by the end of the day and you can start shopping. If you are a latey-loo and don't send your address until December 21st you will be matched with a similar procrastinator.

I will try to pair members from the same continent but that is not always possible. Most members are from the US. If I remember right there were only two from Australla, one from New Zealand and a handfull from Europe.

One problem that I anticipated last year but thankfully was almost nonexistent was deadbeats that did not send a gift. I think there was one. If you would like to offer to fill in in such a case it would be appreciated.

The giver, for the most part will be a surprise to the recipient but if you need size or gender information or you are, for instance thinking of sending alcohol and need to check first I will ask the recipient without saying who the giver is. If you have a specific gift for a certain member I will consider special requests. If you don't want to be paired with a particular member that will, of course be, discretely honored.

Would someone please lock the 2014 thread so people don't mistakenly post there?

Let's begin and remember to make it fun.
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YAYS!!!
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Sweet!
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I'm in. Can do international. If you need any help just PM me. Thanks for doing this again.
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The first three addresses have gone out.
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Lets GO!!!!!!
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If you send me your address and don't receive an address to send to in a day or two please let me know. Members from other countries or those with special requests may take longer to match up.
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Awesome! I'm in!
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I'm in. Thank you VRM for putting this together.
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The High Numbers
Yes Oh Yes Oh Yay !!!

Birreh !!!!
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Had a blast last year. I'm in!
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In before the lock!!!!!!!!!!!!


ooops. wrong thread.

PM Sent.
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2015 Holiday Gift Exchange
I'm in sent PM
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Re: 2015 holiday gift exchange: let's get started
vintage red matthew wrote:
This is my second year organizing this after taking over from Scootchef.
Matt - I didn't take part last season but I'm wondering...since you're the one running this sled ride - did YOU receive a present last year? I remember the effort you put in & how much everyone appreciated it. I had wondered if you had included yourself?

I'm in this time around. It was Yano's Canadian Tyrannosaurus that convinced me I need to be part of this insanity.

Seriously, what says "Christmas" more than a Canadian Tyrannosaurus?!?
Thanks for the Late Cretaceous inspiration Yano!
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great idea
Hello - I'm in, Peter Roberts UK. (is that all you need to know?).
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secret
Yeah, best to pm that to VRM.

Now everyone knows where you live chum.

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Ok then, I'm in for the first time ever......
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Re: 2015 holiday gift exchange: let's get started
LC353 wrote:
Matt - I didn't take part last season but I'm wondering...since you're the one running this sled ride - did YOU receive a present last year? I remember the effort you put in & how much everyone appreciated it. I had wondered if you had included yourself?
I put my name in the hat last year like everyone else. I got a great selection of thoughtful gifts from BigBoysMother.

I absolutely will be participating this year as well. In order for my match-up to be as fair as possible I will select a random time to enter my name. I will know in advance who is giving to me but I don't know how to avoid that.
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I'm in...
Just sent my name and addy to MV Santa...

This is just one more thing that makes this place so awesome.
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Please let me know when you send your gift and when you receive yours so I can mark my notebook. It will help me keep track of things. Thanks.
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I'm in.

I can't guarantee a glass eye, but you'll get a stick from my yard for sure.
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in
yay VRM
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I'm in...
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I'm in!

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Fun! I'm in.
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Count me in !!!!
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In!
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I'm in too. Happy to share internationally.
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I sent out 15 more addresses today for a total of 24 so far. There are 5 more that are awaiting matches or I have a question about their address. I think the new matchup method is working well.
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vintage red matthew wrote:
...I think the new matchup method is working well.
The kiss of death!
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vintage red matthew wrote:
I sent out 15 more addresses today for a total of 24 so far. There are 5 more that are awaiting matches or I have a question about their address. I think the new matchup method is working well.
I'm in!
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In, but broke for another week or 2
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I posted in the Not so Modern and MP3 sections as well, inviting them to join in. If you are here from another section or your gift is Modern Vespa specific you may want to mention that. I'm sure that I can accommodate you.
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I have a name already.
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PM sent.....
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Remember if you sign up your committed. Last year a few people who gave gifts didn't get one. They did because others sent something to them. Pay a little extra for tracking. Well worth IMHO
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Treppenwitz wrote:
vintage red matthew wrote:
...I think the new matchup method is working well.
The kiss of death!
How could I slip up like that. I've jinxed it for sure.
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I'm in. PM has been sent.
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Re: 2015 holiday gift exchange: let's get started
LC353 wrote:
vintage red matthew wrote:
This is my second year organizing this after taking over from Scootchef.
Matt - I didn't take part last season but I'm wondering...since you're the one running this sled ride - did YOU receive a present last year? I remember the effort you put in & how much everyone appreciated it. I had wondered if you had included yourself?

I'm in this time around. It was Yano's Canadian Tyrannosaurus that convinced me I need to be part of this insanity.

Seriously, what says "Christmas" more than a Canadian Tyrannosaurus?!?
Thanks for the Late Cretaceous inspiration Yano!
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Thanks LC.
I got the trex from Toys r us a few year ago. Was supposed to be a present for my little cousin but I liked it too much and got him something else. lol Not sure if they still sell them, but if you want to get a house dinosaur of your own it might be worth going there to check.
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