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Winter 2015 AAMML Holiday Gift Exchange

Poll Results: When should the list of Secret Santas be revealed?

 
  • 38% (7)
    December 25 Pacific Time Zone (since that's the latest time zone for participants)
  • 61% (11)
    When everyone has received their gifts
18 Total Votes  
post #1 of 797
Thread Starter 
Fellow AAMML members, welcome to a SECOND round of the AAMML holiday gift exchange!
(>^o^)> [AAMML gift] <(^_^<)

Like with any event, let's start off with the 5 Ws and 1 H:
Who: Any AAMML member
What: Holiday gift exchange
When: Between now and the end of January-ish depending on shipping times
Where: Around the world
Why: For fun! The AAMML thread is like a family to many members and this is just one of many ways we can interact with one another.

How: By posting in this thread



Rules to follow:
  1. Ideally the gift should arrive at the recipient's location during the holiday week of December (December 21-January 1), but delays in shipping and whatnot may occur. Please plan accordingly.
  2. To accommodate some of the more expensive shipping options (especially if you're shipping internationally), the price range of the gift+shipping costs should be around $10-$40 USD.
  3. Please don't gift an object that the recipient specifically stated not to ship in their preferences (e.g. if I have a preference not to receive any food items, please don't send me food).



How to participate:
Just post a reply in this thread with your shipping zone preferences (North America, Eastern Asia, Europe, or international). CONUS would be considered North America too, but if you prefer that over North America in general then please post that as your shipping preference.

Since not everyone posts on Head-Fi often, let alone the AAMML group here, please feel free to tag anyone who you think would be interested and spread the word. I'll set the deadline for signing up to participate on Wednesday November 26 at 23:59 Pacific Time (just before midnight), which the day before Thanksgiving in the USA and Black Friday/Cyber Monday.



Your holiday exchange partner:
I will PM each participant asking for their contact/shipping information and top 3 anime/manga series/movies and/or gift preferences (for example: 1. Toradora, 2. Clannad, 3: My Neighbor Totoro, food, no bodypillows).

Based on the shipping zone preferences of the participants, I will create a numbered list of people, randomise them, and pick random people from that list to be paired using a random number generator.

After I create that list and I have the shipping information and anime preferences, I'll PM you again with your partner and other necessary information.



Tracking your gifts:
When your gift has been shipped/ordered, as well as if you have received a gift, please update this Google Spreadsheet so we can keep track of who has sent their gift and who has received a gift:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pB5BTKt-eqjX8rNkSKRIEep4aWNm4HuMEi9ek4bmz30/edit?usp=sharing



Things to gift and how to shop:
Anything related to Japanese culture can be sent as a gift. It could be a Japanese 101 book, a figurine, oppai mousepad, keychain, phone strap, manga, plush doll, etc. Just be sure to follow Rules outlined above.

If you're shipping internationally, you can order things from within the country of your partner to save on shipping times and/or cost. For example, even if you live in the USA, you can order something from Amazon.de if your partner lives in Germany.



Participants:
Username Shipping Preferences
@miceblue International
@Atominator99 North America/Eastern Asia
@AxelCloris International except Antarctica
@bowei006 International
@Chasenuva1 USA
@deadlylover International, preference for Eastern Asia/Europe
@EveTan International
@Exesteils International, preference for USA
@Fishi International
@graphidz International
@Idsynchrono_24 USA
@jgray91 International
@Joe Bloggs Eastern Asia
@kaixax555 International
@kalbee International
@kn19h7 International
@mechgamer123 International
@Mshenay To be determined (USA) [dropped out]
@NLNH International
@Ra97oR International
@Tilpo International
@Tom Yum Goong International
@VortexBlast International
@vwinter International

Secret Santa revealed! (Click to show)

Europe/East Asia
deadlylover ships to VortexBlast

East Asia
Joe Bloggs ships to graphidz

USA
Atominator99 ships to Fishi
Chasenuva1 ships to bowei006
Exesteils ships to miceblue
Idsynchrono_24 ships to EveTan

International
AxelCloris ships to NLNH
bowei006 ships to Atominator99
EveTan ships to kalbee
Fishi ships to AxelCloris
graphidz ships to Tilpo
jgray91 ships to mechgamer123
kaixax555 ships to Tom Yum Goong
kalbee ships to kn19h7
kn19h7 ships to Joe Bloggs
mechgamer123 ships to jgray91
miceblue ships to vwinter
NLNH ships to kaixax555
Ra97oR ships to Idsynchrono_24
Tilpo ships to Ra97oR
Tom Yum Goong ships to Chasenuva1
VortexBlast ships to Exesteils
vwinter ships to deadlylover

Edited by miceblue - 1/16/15 at 10:20am
post #2 of 797

Hmm, I could probably do international as well.

 

Since you asked for it, @Chasenuva1 here's your notification that we're doing the AAMML gift exchange.

post #3 of 797

I'm happy to ship anywhere, with preference towards our more lonely members, so I guess Asia/Europe? :p

post #4 of 797
I'm fine with.... The US? Free shipping and all that
post #5 of 797

Me should be ok to in for international shipping hmm

post #6 of 797
Thread Starter 
Mmk I updated the first post.

I'll set the deadline for signing up to participate on Wednesday November 26 at 23:59 Pacific Time (just before midnight), which is the day before Thanksgiving in the USA and Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
post #7 of 797
What do you mean by shipping preferences? I'm assuming it means the receiver's region.
post #8 of 797
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

What do you mean by shipping preferences? I'm assuming it means the receiver's region.
Yup, that is correct.

Basically where do you want to ship your gift to.
post #9 of 797
I'll give my answer after I've come back home then.
post #10 of 797

Sign me up! 

 

Quote:
If you're shipping internationally, you can order things from within the country of your partner to save on shipping times and/or cost. For example, even if you live in the USA, you can order something from Amazon.de if your partner lives in Germany.

 

So does this mean that I should put "international" as my shipping preference? If so, then put me on international.

post #11 of 797

Me = international, I'm in :wink_face:

post #12 of 797
Well then, I guess I'm International too then.
post #13 of 797
Hype, hype.

I'm in. I can ship anywhere. I'll probably ship from Japan, since an international parcel under 2kg is only 1080 yen to ship.

Probably @kalbee would be interested. I think a while back he mentioned he'd love to participate again this year.
Edited by Tilpo - 11/18/14 at 5:41am
post #14 of 797

Haven't done it ever, I guess I should. International maybe.

post #15 of 797
Heaven bless the soul to whom my list shall land upon.
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