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biggrin.gif posted on 22-9-2020 at 19:28
2020 Secret Santa Sign In [now closed again]


Hi everyone. I was just about to nominate myself on the missing person's list. My presence here over the past month has been sporadic to say the least. Not to mention lack of activity in my lab. I am looking forward to life returning to normal a bit so that I can focus on those things that are both important and enjoyable.

But… It is that time of year to get the SS up and running.
Here is the sign up sheet.

Here are the details you need to know:
  • Registrations close Sunday 18 October (Aus time). If you want to get involved after that date then it will depend on what I can organise.
  • You will find out who you are Santa for very shortly after 18 Oct.
  • The more specific you are as you fill out the form, the easier it will be for someone to get you something you like. If you show a bit of personality then… well, it does make it more fun and you might end up with something more personal. (I still can't get over what arkoma sent to the UK a couple of years ago. I would have loved to have been there to see it opened.)
  • This is supposed to be a modest gift. Small or medium glassware items are about the right level. Local items, rock samples and food items are often well received. Interesting chemicals or samples are always welcome. It is not the intention that SS restock your lab or buy you a second rotovap or HPLC.
  • If you are unsure about getting involved ths year, just do it. It does not take a lot of time or effort and it has always been a lot of fun. Because, let's face it – half the time your family doesn't get your hobby. That ashless filter paper, mercury vapour bulb, Pd on carbon or glass adapter might just be the coolest thing under the tree this year.
  • Let me know if you want some additional addresses to send a wee something extra to. This has been done in the past and it has always been a lovely gesture.


I am looking forward to putting this together for you. It would be great to finish this year on a high note.
Merry Christmas to all of SM.

[edit] typo in heading.

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[*] posted on 22-9-2020 at 19:37


Sign-up sheets says that it's closed.



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[*] posted on 22-9-2020 at 19:51


Quote: Originally posted by DraconicAcid  
Sign-up sheets says that it's closed.

Thanks. I will fix that.
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[*] posted on 22-9-2020 at 22:26


Thanks for organising! I skipped it last year and regretted it, definitely getting on board this year.
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[*] posted on 22-9-2020 at 22:54


Honestly, I've never really done a secret Santa and I'm pretty new to chemistry and this forum...
but I signed up anyway!

I'm excited to be someone's Santa




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[*] posted on 23-9-2020 at 03:41


I'm in.



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[*] posted on 23-9-2020 at 03:56


I'm gonna enlist too! But from a different account, don't wanna give away my address here :~0
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[*] posted on 23-9-2020 at 08:21


Count me in!
I hope I get someone I can make happy with what I can give away :)

By the way, is there any general sum of money we can use as guide?
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[*] posted on 23-9-2020 at 13:27


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  

By the way, is there any general sum of money we can use as guide?

The price of a nice flask. Plus delivery.
In the past, some people have been a lot more generous than that, particularly if they are sharing some of their surplus chems. But that will give a rough idea.
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[*] posted on 24-9-2020 at 16:32


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[*] posted on 25-9-2020 at 00:28


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
Count me in!
I hope I get someone I can make happy with what I can give away :)

By the way, is there any general sum of money we can use as guide?

I'm in. Unsure what we have here in NZ that might be sort after elsewhere but im sure i can think of or order something interesting.
I bet whoever Carl gets will be in for a treat! :)
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[*] posted on 25-9-2020 at 02:00


Let's see if we can get Twospoons snd AssuredFish in this year. Then you'll have a couple of kiwi mates.
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[*] posted on 25-9-2020 at 03:58


I have seen the Secret Santa threads the last few years, and I have seen the fun of it.
Now I am in as well :)




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[*] posted on 25-9-2020 at 07:48


I promise not to send COVID masks to anyone who has railed against them in the other thread.



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[*] posted on 25-9-2020 at 19:09


Quote: Originally posted by woelen  
I have seen the Secret Santa threads the last few years, and I have seen the fun of it.
Now I am in as well :)


Man, my favorite thing here! Welcome!!




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[*] posted on 26-9-2020 at 03:11


Quote: Originally posted by nzlostpass  
Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
Count me in!
I hope I get someone I can make happy with what I can give away :)

By the way, is there any general sum of money we can use as guide?

I'm in. Unsure what we have here in NZ that might be sort after elsewhere but im sure i can think of or order something interesting.
I bet whoever Carl gets will be in for a treat! :)

You make that sound like, well, definitely didn't meant it like that!

I was thinking about some reagents I have and and how they would make someone happy who likes to do make them do things that are too loud and violent for my taste... and left the second part out, because it could ruin a potential surprise.
But yeah I admit, that sounded pretty dubious and like something completely different, without that clarifying bit :D
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[*] posted on 26-9-2020 at 08:01


I see there's only two options: send to own country, or send to any country.

Mailing stuff across Europe from where I live is not as outrageously expensive as the rest of the world, so is there a way to indicate that I'm open towards EU addresses, but not worldwide? I used to have a japanese pen friend, and oh boy, sending a bag of sweets was expensive . (Unless it's a postcard, otherwise anything to Asia or south America easily gets to 30-40€ shipping)

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Quote: Originally posted by valeg96  
I see there's only two options: send to own country, or send to any country.

Mailing stuff across Europe from where I live is not as outrageously expensive as the rest of the world, so is there a way to indicate that I'm open towards EU addresses, but not worldwide? I used to have a japanese pen friend, and oh boy, sending a bag of sweets was expensive . (Unless it's a postcard, otherwise anything to Asia or south America easily gets to 30-40€ shipping)


I second that question! I'd be more than glad to send throughout my own country or continent, but not to US or Australia. Hope you understand that, it's just that I could pack more stuff into the parcel.
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[*] posted on 26-9-2020 at 17:07


Quote: Originally posted by valeg96  
I see there's only two options: send to own country, or send to any country.

I will match you with someone close if you choose the same country option. Often there isn't someone in the same country anyway.
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[*] posted on 26-9-2020 at 22:17


Alright. I applied with "someone from my own country" but feel free to match me with someone from the EU, if you want.




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Matching me with someone in the EU also would be nice for me, but it is not mandatory.



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[*] posted on 28-9-2020 at 01:07


Quote: Originally posted by woelen  
Matching me with someone in the EU also would be nice for me, but it is not mandatory.


Me too!
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[*] posted on 28-9-2020 at 11:03


Quote: Originally posted by woelen  
Matching me with someone in the EU also would be nice for me, but it is not mandatory.

Yes please, if that would be possible for me to, I would really be thankful!
You know, in the EU postage cost is almost standardised and it would help alot.
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[*] posted on 28-9-2020 at 17:33


Match me anywhere in the world.
Screw the postage. Best (<<well tied for best anyway) thing about this forum is it's internationalism.




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[*] posted on 29-9-2020 at 11:35
International Shipping


Arkoma, like you I'll ship anywhere. Have shipped to members
in Canada, Sweden and U.K. in the past. Hopefully no bullshit
to/from where I ship. From this now transplanted redneck
(from Maryland/now live in Maine) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO
ALL YOU ALL !!!




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