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#151 Cassy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 5:47 pm

Secret Santa gift mailed today and delivery confirmation # pm'd.

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 6:28 pm

my ornament came today. i will take pics and post them soon. :)

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Thank you to my SS. I opened my package to find new dress socks! Mine always go missing, so these were a great surprise! I felt silly putting those on my list of questions, but I really seem to go through them quickly! They will be used daily, so thank you for being so thoughtful.

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Packages were mailed to via Priority Mail. PM'd you the DC# everything should arrive on Wednesday.

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 7:24 pm

I received my secret Santa box today. It is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Nothing better than coming home from a 15 hour day to find presents! For me! I'll take and post photos tomorrow. Thank you Secret Santa! Job well done!

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Mine went out today as well. I don't know where I put the confirmation number when I got home from town but I will pm you when I find it :o

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 8:30 pm

I'm home!! Okay well, I got home last night but was so swamped at work I haven't gotten to responding just yet but I'm working on replying now!! Sent my cards today :)

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Alrighty! I've responded to everything!

At present this is how things look.....

Secret Santa - 46 people
23 - shipped
10 - running late but expect to ship this week
13 - no word

Ornament Exchange - 28 people
16 - shipped
2 - late
10 - no word

As a reminder, TODAY was the deadline to ship. I understand people get behind so if you're running a few days behind, just let me know so I don't start harassing you! :)

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 9:18 pm

That's a lot of no words... does it look like an elf or two will be needed?

#160 ClosedAcct  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 9:27 pm

That's a lot of no words... does it look like an elf or two will be needed?


I'm not sure. I'm kind of nervous but I'm going to give it to Friday and then spend a day or two asking and then think about an elf or two. I'm hoping folks are just busy and forgot to tell me or are in the process of shipping.

Oh I didn't go through the thread to see if people have said something in the thread but not in a PM, let me do that real quick.

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Okay, went through the thread, and back through the emails and PMs, and unless I missed something these are updated numbers.

Secret Santa - 46 people
26 - shipped
11 - running late but expect to ship this week
9 - no word

Ornament Exchange - 28 people
17 - shipped
4 - late
7 - no word

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Posted Dec 3, 2012 - 10:24 pm

on to mailing my christmas cards, they are ready to go, need to stamp them though. I have the stamps just not on the cards lol.. This too will get done shortly.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 8:30 am

Updated numbers:

Secret Santa - 46 people
27 - shipped
12 - running late but expect to ship this week
7 - no word

Ornament Exchange - 28 people
17 - shipped
6 - late
5 - no word

I think I am going to need at least 1 elf for the SS. I swear I went through all the names of folks who signed up to make sure they met Eve's requirements but now, one person is not evening showing up as a member of GottaDeal. I don't know if I missed checking the name or if that person was there but has closed their account. I sent this person and email so we will see.

I'm going to go ahead and email/pm everyone who I have not heard from today.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 8:32 am

I am available as an Elf if you need. For either SS or OS...

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 8:49 am

I can be an elf too if you need one.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 9:06 am

I am available as an Elf if you need. For either SS or OS...


I can be an elf too if you need one.


Thank you both, I'll get back with you asap.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 10:21 am

I think I am going to need at least 1 elf for the SS. I swear I went through all the names of folks who signed up to make sure they met Eve's requirements but now, one person is not evening showing up as a member of GottaDeal. I don't know if I missed checking the name or if that person was there but has closed their account. I sent this person and email so we will see. This is just sad. Why would someone close thier account over a 10.00 swap. Why sign up. This is sad. my ornamanet person never said anything so I hope that they like their ornament! :yup:

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 10:31 am

Some people just sign up to get "free stuff" and then never fulfill their obligations. Very sad.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 10:51 am

that's sad. I had so much fun shopping. I am glad my SS person liked their stuff. :) I tried really hard to ensure that they were surprised and tried to keep the list in mind when shopping. Stupid people and free stuff. :/

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:04 am

I'm definitely late to the game, so to speak, but if you find you need another elf, count me in. :holiday11

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:04 am

That is how it should be. I love shopping for stuff like this. It is so much fun. I try to pay special attention to what my DD likes and doesn't like. The first year I did this, I put all sorts of time, thought, and money into what I got my SS. Never got a thank you, or even an acknowledgement of them receiving their items. Then, to top it off, they never sent anything out to their SS. Makes me so mad. Why sign-up if you are going to flake out?

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:13 am

My thing is I get you may fall on hard times after you sign up, just say so. No harm, no foul. Don't just disappear. Perhaps this person changed their screen name maybe? I feel awful for all of you who enjoy doing the shopping and surprising people only for some people to be this way but it's only been one day so maybe everyone will check in!!! Here's hoping! At the very least, the person sending to the person who seems to have disappeared (henceforth known as 'Waldo') hasn't checked in yet either so maaaaybe Waldo won't be receiving - which would obviously create a chain of flakes so I am NOT hoping for that outcome but like I said, it's only been a day and even though I listed the 3rd, I did feel it was a bit early but since it was my first time running this, I just mirrored Eve's rules and deadlines. If I do this next year, I'll probably push it back a week.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:13 am

I'm definitely late to the game, so to speak, but if you find you need another elf, count me in. :holiday11


Thank you! I'll definitely add you to my elf list :)

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:13 am

Received my ornaments. Loved the snowmen! Thank you!!!

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:14 am

Shipped both ornament and SS parcels. Will send DC# later. Cards will go out this weekend, I hope.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:21 am

My thing is I get you may fall on hard times after you sign up, just say so. No harm, no foul. Don't just disappear. Perhaps this person changed their screen name maybe? I feel awful for all of you who enjoy doing the shopping and surprising people only for some people to be this way but it's only been one day so maybe everyone will check in!!! Here's hoping! At the very least, the person sending to the person who seems to have disappeared (henceforth known as 'Waldo') hasn't checked in yet either so maaaaybe Waldo won't be receiving - which would obviously create a chain of flakes so I am NOT hoping for that outcome but like I said, it's only been a day and even though I listed the 3rd, I did feel it was a bit early but since it was my first time running this, I just mirrored Eve's rules and deadlines. If I do this next year, I'll probably push it back a week.


You did great with the organization and in reality most people are having fun. It's early and I am sure other people will begin to reach out to you.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:28 am

You did great with the organization and in reality most people are having fun. It's early and I am sure other people will begin to reach out to you.


Thank you :) And rather than wait and wonder, I decided to just ask all of them now :) (I need a lesson in patience that actually sticks for more than a day or two :D)

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:32 am

Well, like I said in my PM, I think the 3rd is an acceptable date. It gives possible elves time to shop for their SS if anyone flakes out. And I think you did a great job as well!

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:36 am

True. And thank you :)

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 - 11:43 am

raven has a good point. I can also help if you start to have names stack up. I like shopping. I am sure I can find time to put something together. :D




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