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Secret Santa 2008! No one on the corner gives swagga like us.

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There should be a section in the OP called:

    Q: How I ship outside US of A
    A: United States Postal Service (USPS)

    Really, it's the best if you're looking to not pay $60 for shipping. The proper customs forms are on the website, the post office has the proper plastic window guys to put the forms on the boxes. The package will get there and you won't have to sell your organs.

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  • Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There should be a section in the OP called:

    Q: How I ship outside US of A
    A: United States Postal Service (USPS)

    Really, it's the best if you're looking to not pay $60 for shipping. The proper customs forms are on the website, the post office has the proper plastic window guys to put the forms on the boxes. The package will get there and you won't have to sell your organs.

    Thanks for the tip. I'll put it in the OP once the Santees are sent out.

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User
    edited October 2008
    If you use USPS Click-N-Ship to buy online international postage, it guides you through filling out the proper customs forms and prints them out already filled out. It also includes free Delivery Confirmation and is ever-so-slightly cheaper.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Oh man, I just saw a commercial for this company.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtTmI6k3WAU
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  • TheOne(AndOnly)TheOne(AndOnly) Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Question for people if they know, I bake bread, and I was wondering if there was any way to ship homemade bread and have it edible after shipping.

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  • Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ALL people have been updated in the OP. If you are not listed in the OP and you think you should be signed up, PM me ASAP!

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  • CmdPromptCmdPrompt Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Question for people if they know, I bake bread, and I was wondering if there was any way to ship homemade bread and have it edible after shipping.

    My grandma sends me bread by mail, and it keeps fine. She just wraps the loaf in one of those large plastic baggies and sends it in a box as with any package. You might want to 2-3 day it to be safe, I can't remember what type of shipping she uses.

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Just in case I get someone that wants to send food items, beware that packages usually take 7 days to get to me from the continental U.S. That's pretty much the only help my Santa is getting.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wee, I can't wait to do this!

    Anyway, in regards to basic stuff about me, I'm a size medium vegan (32 by 32 for pants) with a DS and a PS2 (unlikely that I'll get myself a current gen system this year, but if I do I'll be sure to say so), last year's Macbook, and lots of comic books, dvds, and books to my name.

    Here's some of my favorite things I own to give you an idea of what I like. I might go through the trouble of cataloging everything I own later, but that'll take time.

    Favorite games: Persona 3 (Persona 4 back on reserve!), DDS1 (still haven't played, but I'll probably love it), Disgaea series, Brain Age 2, the DS Castlevanias, Shadow Hearts Series, Professor Layton, Suikodens 1-3 (haven't played beyond).

    Other games I have: ZOE, Final Fantasy XII, Spider-Man 2, Metal Arms, Rise of Kasai, Beyond Good & Evil, Ratchet & Clank series, Kingdom Hearts, Phantom Brave, Killer 7, Metal Gear III, Ultimate Spider-Man, Pokemon Pearl, Front Mission DS, Trauma Center, Izuna the Unemployed Ninja, Animal Crossing DS

    Not good at rhythm games, prefer RPGs with character development and good story to grinds and generic fantasy settings.

    Favorite movies: My Fair Lady, Brick, Once, Royal Tennenbaums, Iron Giant, American Psycho, Ace in the Hole, Old Boy, Dark Knight, The Misfits

    Favorite shows: Whedonverse, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Venture Brothers, Moral Orel, Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, early Weeds, Freaks & Geeks, Lost, The Office, Futurama, Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Venture Bros, Big O

    Favorite comics: Y: The Last Man, X-Force/X-Statix, Animal Man, Filth, Starman, 1st Hellboy Library Edition, Scott Pilgrim, Runaways, Criminal, Seaguy.

    I have a ton of comic book trade paperbacks, so I'd say the odds of getting me something I already have are highest if you go this route, though still not that high. I also hate Robert Kirkman.

    I have no problem receiving books and cds (mixtapes are win). I don't own much of either, especially newer releases, so you should be able to get me something I don't have fairly easily. Just don't get me anything by the dude who wrote Fight Club for books or, for music, emo, or anything like Switchfoot or Three Doors Down or whatever. Stuff like the Mountain Goats, New Pornographers, Sleater Kinney, the Pixies, and PJ Harvey are good, though.

    And of course, feel free to get me anything outside the realm of what I just described.

  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Ford Nation's Finest Crack DenRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Question for people if they know, I bake bread, and I was wondering if there was any way to ship homemade bread and have it edible after shipping.

    Should be fine within the States, but I would advise against sending homemade food (except stuff like jelly in sealed jars, that should be ok) outside of the country. It is likely to be held up in Customs while they make sure it doesn't disobey agricultural import laws, and may not make it to its destination.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    They probably also want to make sure you didn't like.. you know... bake a bomb into it or something.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    "Sir, there's an explosion of flavor in every bite."

    "We'll have to confiscate it, then."

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    What, no Gabe or Tycho this year?

    Wimps. Too busy writing/drawing their fancy-schmancy cartoons and fun video games that bring mirth to the world to take half a moment to buy crap for some random stranger.

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  • Dr. Phibbs McAtheyDr. Phibbs McAthey Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I guess it's close enough I should post some infos for santaing.
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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    What, no Gabe or Tycho this year?

    Wimps. Too busy writing/drawing their fancy-schmancy cartoons and fun video games that bring mirth to the world to take half a moment to buy crap for some random stranger.

    Yeah let's not do this again.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wee, I can't wait to do this!

    Anyway, in regards to basic stuff about me, I'm a size medium vegan.....

    Vegan? I know what you're getting if you're my Santee!
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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wee, I can't wait to do this!

    Anyway, in regards to basic stuff about me, I'm a size medium vegan.....

    Vegan? I know what you're getting if you're my Santee!
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    Are...are you implying you would rape robos for Christmas?

    Edit; Oh snap, I almost forgot. I have a brother that I know for sure signed up, as well as a gf that was going to sign up. Would it be okay if I email Doc to let him know to try to avoid getting set up with either of them?

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  • 12gauge12gauge Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Wee, I can't wait to do this!

    Anyway, in regards to basic stuff about me, I'm a size medium vegan.....

    Vegan? I know what you're getting if you're my Santee!
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    Are...are you implying you would rape robos for Christmas?

    Edit; Oh snap, I almost forgot. I have a brother that I know for sure signed up, as well as a gf that was going to sign up. Would it be okay if I email Doc to let him know to try to avoid getting set up with either of them?

    I did exactly the same for my brothers, Doc is cool with that.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm trying to figure out a way I could send glass bottles and have them not break in transit. I'd love to send a 6-pack of my favorite local root beer.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wrap it in lots and lots of bubble wrap, then put them in a big cardboard box with all the spaces filled with more bubble wrap - unless you get me, then send it with just an address label on each bottle.
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  • liquidloganliquidlogan Registered User
    edited October 2008
    By the way, if you are sending a gift from the US to another country, if you mark on the package that it is a "gift," your receiver avoids paying taxes on stuff when it arrives. This is the case for a lot of the stuff that I have bought from Asia. Nothing is more annoying than having to pay for your gift. :(

    This is anecdotal and I'm not sure how precise the words I'm using are. Maybe somebody could confirm.

    Also, I might note that since food has been mentioned, as a safety precaution, I wouldn't send anyone anything with nuts, namely peanuts (unless, of course, they are of the packing variety and are used to pack a gift; packing peanuts are not a suitable gift).

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    packing peanuts are not a suitable gift

    Well that depends, are we talking about the biodegradable packing peanuts? Because those are AWESOME. :D

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Bubble wrap, however, is more than a suitable gift.
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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wrap it in lots and lots of bubble wrap, then put them in a big cardboard box with all the spaces filled with more bubble wrap - unless you get me, then send it with just an address label on each bottle.
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    I'm not the only one! I can't stand the stuff.

    SANTA TAKE NOTE, as much as I may love and appreciate the sentiment, root beer is a bad thing.

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Hey, I love root beer! Along with other interesting local food products, liquid and solid.

    Actually, I'd better hope my santee doesn't mind trying new things...

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Must be an England thing. I fucking love root beer, and the A&W's down the street has some amazing root beer.

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Jones Cola > root beer. You need to educate yourself on soda pops.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    You know what's better than root beer? Cream Soda.

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  • Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Jones Cola > root beer. You need to educate yourself on soda pops.

    Jones soda in general is terrible. I can't understand how anyone can finish an entire bottle without contracting immediate onset diabetes.

    Hank's is the supreme soda.

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Jones Cola > root beer. You need to educate yourself on soda pops.

    Jones soda in general is terrible. I can't understand how anyone can finish an entire bottle without contracting immediate onset diabetes.

    Hank's is the supreme soda.

    Jones Cola is amazing, you just have to find the right flavor. There are certain kinds I simply can't stand, but other ones are like crack to me. Plus, the pictures on the bottles are win all day.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    After hours of contemplating, I finally signed up.

    I live in the States and for my address just put the regular ol

    add
    city, state zip

    Is that all overseas folks need to ship? Also, I hope I can make someone happy with my gift. This is my first year. So nervous. D:

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    noir_blood wrote: »
    You know what's better than root beer? Cream Soda.

    Cream soda is great.

    Root beer.. it's not completely loathed over here, I've known some people that do like it, but no-one in my family does and I remember a time when McDonalds used to sell it, and now they don't. Guess it's just not popular round here.

  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Everyone in Canada loves root beer, seriously, if you're reading this, you live in canada and and don't love root beer, get the fuck out, we don't want your kind here.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I am very fond of root beer, myself. :P

    I included a pretty thorough note to my Santa, but I forgot to mention the systems I own: Wii, 360, PS2, Dreamcast, PSP, DS

    Since this is G&T and all, I suppose

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also, which mod would I talk to about this year's Virtual Console Secret Santa? I'd love to head that up.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I think AbsoluteZero is going to be doing it this year maximum. Send him a PM.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's going to be some sort of superlative zero fight.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    It's going to be some sort of superlative zero fight.

    Just don't divide and I think we might get through unscathed.

  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Root beer is only good directly from A&W. Bottled and canned = crapola.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Root beer is only good directly from A&W. Bottled and canned = crapola.

    http://www.abita.com/brew/rootbeer.html

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