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VCA Kris Kringle 2016

Discussion in 'Competitions/Fundraisers/Giveaways' started by DogMan, Aug 13, 2016.

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What is your preferred spending limit? [Excluding postage]

Poll closed Sep 13, 2016.
  1. $30

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. $40

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. $50

    8 vote(s)
    66.7%
  4. $60

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Last year's thread http://www.vapercafeaustralia.com/threads/vca-kris-kringle-secret-santa-2015.974/

    Many will be familiar with this. Yes, it is early, but it takes time to nut out price ranges etc.

    • Register your interest before September 30th to be included in the festivities [this allows people to shop from china etc, as well as plan]

    • We can set price range together, last year it was $40, but I think lots cheated and spent more

    • I will participate this year since it isn’t so secret in the end

    • Your santa will be set by running a computer python script and the “random” functions in the python manual

    • There will be a loose requirement to be an “active” VCA member, without setting a minimum post count or join date, and vouches from VCA members of non active members are a valid entry method. It is recommended to have at least 1 other participant on social media or email, so we can track you down if you stray

    It is pretty simple, you post interest in this thread, your name will be given by PM to another participant to buy a Christmas gift for you within the chosen spending limit. It is not a reciprocal buy for each other deal, your santa and your person to buy for will be two different people. We then set a posting date around late Nov/early December, spend another week or so trying to rustle up those who have strayed etc. Then set a grand opening date in December, allowing a while before the 25th so not everyone will be on holidays etc.

    Any questions, just ask. We'll sort it out together.

    @Browny offered help last year when we had a hiccup, not sure if the offer still stands.
     
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  2. Nico and Laughter

    Nico and Laughter Senior Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wollongong the brave!
    Oh my god Doggie you are a sucker for punishment! Somehow it always works out.
    Yep I'm in.
     
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  3. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    groovy

    i'll keep this post for list updates

    1 dogman
    2 nico and laughter
    3 pippi
    4 Wanda
    5 Donna
    6 Browny
    7 Steve Thomas
    8 The Flavour Republic
    9 Maria
    10 Aqualung

    :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2016
  4. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria
    Hooray, I missed out last time - count me in xx
     
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  5. Jennifer

    Jennifer Pyjama Queen

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Location:
    Perth
    Oh my gawwwwwd. :hanged:
     
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  6. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Yay! Updated

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  7. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Are you in, miss fussy pots?

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  8. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    Location:
    Victoria
    You might need to educate me - I think we get clues as to our persons prefs?
     
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  9. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Yep. There will be a hints thread started at a later time. I'll see if I can find last year's

    http://www.vapercafeaustralia.com/index.php?threads/1171/

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  10. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    Location:
    Victoria
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  11. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Something that confused people last year was how the list works, a few thought it was a paired list [ie: Nico buys for DogMan and Dogman buys for Nico] But it is more Nico buys for Dogman, Dogman buys for pippi, pippi buys for jen, and jen buys for nico etc

    example from last year

    ('big O', 'buys for:', 'Maggs')
    ('moonbeam', 'buys for:', 'Jerry Hatrick')
    ('Sean', 'buys for:', 'big O')
    ('maggie', 'buys for:', 'browny')
    ('Dogman', 'buys for:', 'Sean')
    (''donna, 'buys for:', 'Nico and Laughter')
    ('Browny', 'buys for:', 'The_Flavour_republic')
    ('Jerry Hatrick', 'buys for:', 'moonbeam')
    ('Nico and Laughter', 'buys for:', 'Dogman')
    ('The_Flavour_republic', 'buys for:', 'DaviMaree')
     
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  12. Nico and Laughter

    Nico and Laughter Senior Member

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    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    Wollongong the brave!
    It's more like you're all standing in a circle and you buy for the person to the left.
     
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  13. Wanda

    Wanda Senior Member

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    Jun 2, 2016
    Location:
    Mandurah WA
    Im in wat a lovely idea :)
     
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  14. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Groovy. Updated

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  15. Donna

    Donna Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Bloody Hell, time flies.

    Yes, I'm in
     
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  16. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    awesome, updated
     
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  17. Browny

    Browny Senior Member

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    Location:
    South of Melbourne
    Why not, count me in again.
    As for the help, no problem there I'm still happy to help. I just have no idea what to do as I've never done this type of thing before so will need some guidance DM lol.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
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  18. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

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    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    It's all pretty cruisy for the most part. I will send you the full list of who buys for who. That way people have a second contact for reminders or hints.

    Mostly just crisis control if someone bails in the last week or two

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  19. Browny

    Browny Senior Member

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    Location:
    South of Melbourne
    Easy done, fingers crossed the whole process is that simple too :nod:
     
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  20. DogMan

    DogMan Yes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    S/E Melbourne
    Just a bump.

    It is a bit of fun for minimal investment

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