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Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 11-10-2019

I got one positive response so far  and that's as good a start as any! Let's do this.

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The guidelines will be the same as always:

In this here thread, you post your geographic region and your willingness or refusal to ship internationally. This confirms that you will join our merrymaking.

The deadline to sign up: What even is a Black Friday sale anymore? Let's say Friday November 29th.

I will then post, on Monday, December 2nd, the gift-giving daisy chain. For example, Person 1 gives to Person 2, Person 2 gives to Person 3, Person 3 gives to Person 4, Person 4 gives to Person 1.

Then, you will PM your giftee and gifter. You'll want to let your giftee know you're ready to give, and your giver where to give it to. Upon receipt of address, you go and shop for your fellow Citizen.  The minimum: in the past some folk have balked so I'm lowering it to $15 American. For those buying for international friends, remember that (for instance) you can often buy from Amazon in those countries and it will ship domestically; Amazon.co.de and Amazon.co.uk are useful places to start.

In years past, we have had some extravagance (and some astounding generosity), but don't let that intimidate you. The act of giving is enough. It really is the thought that counts.

Also in years past, we have had isolated incidents of people being dicks and not giving anything. Don't be a dick.

Post in this thread when you have successfully made contact with your giftee and gifter, and again when you have received and sent your goods. Once I post the list, I will also start the Swag Brag thread.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - DerekM - 11-10-2019

I'm in! The U.S. only, sorry.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MrTyres - 11-10-2019

I am in!

and will send International.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 11-10-2019

Sure, I'm in this year. I live in the U.S., and need to stay within it for sending/shipping.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - Neil Spurn - 11-10-2019

In. Will ship anywhere.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - boone daniels - 11-11-2019

In. Live in the U.S. Prefer domestic but can do international.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - Nick Nunziata - 11-13-2019

I'll do this again. Been burned twice, let's roll the dice.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 11-13-2019

Awesome, this is a legit operation now! Let's try and rope in four or five more.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - bendrix - 11-13-2019

I'm in.
Can ship anywhere.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 11-17-2019

Just checking in. Is everyone cool with the timeline? We could move up the start date if folks do want to take advantage of Thanksgiving sales.

Also, I don't Discord. Do we have any dual citizens here? Maybe spread the word, unless they've got their own deal going.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 11-17-2019

Timeline is fine with me.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - Judas Booth - 11-17-2019

Gotta sit it out this year, sorry.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 11-17-2019

aw man


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 11-25-2019

Quick bump: deadline for signup is midnight Friday 11/29.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - DerekM - 11-30-2019

One more bump!


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 11-30-2019

Midnight PST!


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 12-01-2019

Okay, the list is locked. I'm not seeing Location for a couple of you. Assume everyone is in the US?


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - DerekM - 12-01-2019

I am, Connecticut.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 12-01-2019

I'm also in the U.S.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MrTyres - 12-01-2019

Also US


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 12-02-2019

Okay then. After literally drawing the names out of a hat and bumping one position so that nobody's paired with anyone they were paired with last year, here is the Gift Giving Chain:

DerekM gives to boone daniels

boone daniels gives to MichaelM

MichaelM gives to Hammerhead

Hammerhead gives to Neil Spurn

Neil Spurn gives to Nick Nunziata

Nick Nunziata gives to MrTyres

MrTyres gives to bendrix

bendrix gives to DerekM

As always, PM your givee to let them know where to send your stuff, and your givee to let them know you're on the ball.

Have fun!

Oh, and Barne & Noble's 50% off Criterion sale ends Monday. I merely comment.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 12-02-2019

Thanks for putting this together!

I'll message you later today, Hammerhead, with an annoying set of questions to help my gift choices.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - Neil Spurn - 12-02-2019

Nick Nunziata? The pressure!


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 12-02-2019

< AIRPLANE "GOOD LUCK. WE'RE ALL COUNTING ON YOU" >


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - martianman - 12-03-2019

Completely random but gift-related question--does anyone want a nutcracker? My mother in law, who had lived with us for the past 11+ years, passed away in the summer and we are now cleaning out her apartment. She collected Nutcrackers of all different sizes and types. If anyone is remotely interested, DM me and I'll can send you pics.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 12-03-2019

Hammerhead's gifts ordered but FOR REASONS they're coming to me first. Hopefully I'll have everything on hand by early next week for shipping together.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - boone daniels - 12-09-2019

Heard from Derek and just shipped Michael's gift!


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - Neil Spurn - 12-09-2019

Hey Nick! I've reached out to you both via PM and e-mail starting a week ago today. Hit me back soon, I'd like to not be late for your gift. Thanks.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 12-09-2019

Hammerhead's gifts are on their way. Should arrive on Thursday.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 12-09-2019

Neil's package has been sent. USPS says 7-day delivery.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - Neil Spurn - 12-10-2019

Thanks Hammerhead!

Alrighty, Nick and I had an exchange and I am off and running. I've ordered some things I'm into, and hopefully he will be as well, but the delivery time frame is a little tight. Crossing fingers!


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - boone daniels - 12-10-2019

Derek's gift arrived today and is very very cool. Will post pictures later.


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - hammerhead - 12-10-2019

Time to start the Swag Brag thread then:

http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread.php?tid=161716


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - MichaelM - 12-12-2019

USPS tracking tells me hammerhead's gifts arrived.

BUT WHERE IS THE HAMMERHEAD?!


RE: Citizen's Gift Exchange 2019 - bendrix - 12-12-2019

DerekM's gifts are on their way.