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Secret Santa?

 

Platinum Member
Username: Nyyfan13

Northern VA

Post Number: 11982
Registered: Jul-06
I'm bored as f-ck in the airport waiting for my flight and just thought of Secret Santa. Is anyone here interested in doing it again this year? I know a lot of us have left the site or don't use it too often but I'll organize it again this year if I can gather up enough people.

I know it's only October btw, I'm just bored and figured I'd test the waters for any hits.
 

Gold Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 3579
Registered: Mar-06
I know I don't post often but Im on here every day. Im down
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nyyfan13

Northern VA

Post Number: 11984
Registered: Jul-06
Guess who's listening to those Beats right now?

Capps for President 2012.
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1542
Registered: Sep-09
if i am not broke i am in
 

Gold Member
Username: Joebruce

TC Sounds/DLS

Post Number: 3167
Registered: May-04
I think this may be the first year Ill be in! This Christmas time I actually have a job or Im not blowing my money all up my nose or drinking it away
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23773
Registered: Jun-06
While we are still a few holidays away I'd have to guess I'll still be around.
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5837
Registered: Dec-06
In
 

Gold Member
Username: Snowball123

West Allis, WI

Post Number: 3576
Registered: Oct-07
I'm out this year. Too lazy to look for a gift.
 

Gold Member
Username: Tejcurrent

Post Number: 2566
Registered: Apr-07
I might be in this year, just depends on how things are going in another month. Whats the normal price range? Any certain types of gifts: only car audio- anything- etc?
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5838
Registered: Dec-06
We, or I, set the price at $50 a couple years back. And the gifts can be anything that you think the person you are chosen to send to, might like. Last year they made "want lists" but I think this thing is much better suited to surprise...
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1543
Registered: Sep-09
i am in this year, i will just set some cash aside. brad you going to be our organizer?
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23775
Registered: Jun-06
This is Yank's thread and deal. You didn't see this already lol?


And again, thanks Yanks for all you do for this.



You inspire me to start up my annual Turkey day event. I haven't begun it yet and time is running out.
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5839
Registered: Dec-06
Yeah Paul is right... I just set the price a few years back because I thought $20 was a waste of time. This is 100% John's deal, and as some of you may remember, I sent him some special items to thank him for the time he puts in and the great job he has done.
 

Gold Member
Username: Philly306

Sorry, I have a new 20...

Post Number: 1576
Registered: Apr-07
too many whiteys but im in anyway
 

Silver Member
Username: Allthingsfresh

Post Number: 125
Registered: Apr-10
Lol hey i know i am pretty new but i'm in. If this thing gets setup let me know i'm down.
 

Gold Member
Username: Bernymac

Phnom Penh Cambodia

Post Number: 4865
Registered: Sep-04
eCoustics annual secret santa! What is this yanks, the 4th year I believe? I know I skipped out last year. Haven't been in the game as much as I use to.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Thelonewolf1985

New Ipswich, NH USA

Post Number: 56
Registered: Aug-10
hmm i may be in depending on what the rules are
 

Bronze Member
Username: Tmotor

Post Number: 16
Registered: Oct-09
Wow....we are doing this again?

I want in this time!
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23776
Registered: Jun-06
Confirmed addresses and at least a B+ trust rating. I think Yanks had a one year minimum membership in order to enter.


Deadbeats get a surprise sent from Canaan.


And it's nice to get suggestions on tastes and hobbies. Gift cards have been deemed off limits and try to be a little creative. No waiting until Dec 23rd to ship either. That time of year requires 2 weeks minimum. Also, GET delivery confirmation. It's a $.70 option with USPS and gets YOU off the hook should your gift go astray. Insurance is recommended. Once shipped email Yanks the confirmation #. I don't know many of you fools anymore so if I need assistance in what rings your bell, give it.



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Bronze Member
Username: Tmotor

Post Number: 17
Registered: Oct-09
I seem to meet those requirements.

Been a member a little over a year and I'm a very trustworthy person.
 

Gold Member
Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3250
Registered: Jan-06
^ who are you?
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1549
Registered: Sep-09
do i even qualify?
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23779
Registered: Jun-06
I'm not going to mention any names but we have had some VERY surprising twists from some members in the past on various occasions. Seems even membership status/account age really doesn't prove anything. Those here long enough know what I speak of.


If you've never sold anything to anyone here or don't have refs then it's going to be hard to trust you. Lurkers who may have been here long enough but have few post counts fall into that category as well IMO. No offense to anyone but the LAST thing we need is another year like JK experienced.

Unless (and this is just talking out my ass) you want to participate through a surrogate member. Say a new member wants to participate. He/she would need to team up with another "established" member. It would be up to the new member to pay his "big brother" for his Secret Santa gift. Once done the surrogate would notify his recipient to ship their gift to him/her. Obviously this leaves the burden of buying/shipping said gift from the new member up to the surrogate.


Sound like too much to follow lol?



Ehh, it was just a suggestion.



I'm willing to be a "big brother".
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana Team Audible...

Post Number: 8323
Registered: Mar-04
Wait, secret santa is back????
I gotta get to brainstorming about a super secret 'additional' gift for my SS this year.



I'm down.
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1550
Registered: Sep-09
i wana be canaan's SS
 

Silver Member
Username: Stubbs563

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Post Number: 212
Registered: Feb-10
Ide be in but i haven't been here for a year
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana Team Audible...

Post Number: 8324
Registered: Mar-04
I really don't think I can top the first year of the Ecoustics SS. I thru that little curve ball in there and it just set precedent that may never be topped.

I'm gonna try though. Just gotta think it over.




btw...who was it that received my little gift that year?
I can't remember.
And more importantly...why were pics not posted?
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1551
Registered: Sep-09
what did you do?
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana Team Audible...

Post Number: 8325
Registered: Mar-04
It had a little something to do with fecal matter and UPS.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23780
Registered: Jun-06
Upload
 

Gold Member
Username: Jkidder

Worlds gunna end, In 2012

Post Number: 4249
Registered: Nov-05
SECRET SANTA TIME AGAIN!!! woo hooooo

shout outs to Yanks for the super awesome idea a few years back and shout out to Paul for hooking me up when my secret santa shafted me

Im not "active" anymore by most peoples standards but i have a good reputation and would love to hook someone up..

count me in
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1552
Registered: Sep-09
could my present be a year of tech support? if not thats cool i can allwats get a real gift. just brain storming hear.
 

Gold Member
Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, WI

Post Number: 4346
Registered: Mar-07
I might be in... I dunno.
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana Team Audible...

Post Number: 8326
Registered: Mar-04
Gifts must be an actual tangible item.

If I remember correctly, the year of the poo...the real gift I sent was 3 nice 18ft quad shielded RCA's, dash mountable voltage meter, heavy 1/0ga ANL fuse holder (maybe 2 can't remember, and a pair of DD EarbuDDs.

Gifts don't have to be car audio stuff. That is why we started a wish-list thread.

And last year, we banned cases of onkyo tweets...lol
I still have over 1200pr left.
 

Gold Member
Username: Jkidder

Worlds gunna end, In 2012

Post Number: 4252
Registered: Nov-05
you gave away earbuDDs? you're the man canaan. i thought giving away a dr crankenstein m80 was great but you have me beat! pun intended
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23783
Registered: Jun-06
I use my gift from last year every day.


If someone wants to find and post last year's thread it would help a ton on giving new guys ideas.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23784
Registered: Jun-06
There ya go.



https://www.ecoustics.com/electronics/forum/car-audio/605624.html
 

Gold Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 3580
Registered: Mar-06
Paul hooked me up last year. I'm still using those knives man. They hold an edge really good
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23787
Registered: Jun-06
Glad to hear. The knives were just a throw in as icing on the cake.


I use one that I've been using daily for almost 3 years and never had to adjust tension or even sharpen the blade yet.


I'm pondering over holding a free drawing here for an assortment of my inventory for Xmas. Mind you THAT could be quite a handful of knives lol. I've since added inventory since my last pic which you see here.


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Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5841
Registered: Dec-06
x2 Andrew. I actually wrote in a thread awhile back how impressed I was with the knives Paul sent me. They are really nice.

Thanks again Paul.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nyyfan13

Northern VA

Post Number: 11985
Registered: Jul-06
WOW!! This is not the responses I was expecting. I've been dealing with a lot of sh!t (I'll save you all the sob story) but I'll get the ball rolling on this once things slow down later this week.

This is great to see everyone still is up for it!!

I'll be the deciding factor when it comes to who is good and who is not.

Looking forward to another good year guys
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 574
Registered: Sep-05
I'm in. If I can, I would like to choose deathoob to be a SS for. If so, you can PM me. I have one reference if need be. Also, I think the wishlist idea would be ideal.
 

New member
Username: Canaanwhite

Post Number: 1
Registered: Nov-10
I'm in
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 16
Registered: Nov-10
Ho Ho HO
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 11504
Registered: Jul-06
I was in this the first year... then slacked off last year due to not having a job at the time.

Hit me up when you put it together john.
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5846
Registered: Dec-06
Eric gave me an idea Yanks... you could choose -- let's say 6 -- of the "newer" people that will post in this ad and pair them up with each other. That way, extra people could join in this without the risk of a "regular" (regular meaning either someone that has been on E forever and everyone knows them, or someone from our group in chat, which I consider the core of SS) member getting stiffed on a gift.

And also, these newer people that want in will most likely come through when sending to another newer member, for the simple reason that they want to be deemed trustworthy and eligible for future Secret Santa's. Just an idea...
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1573
Registered: Sep-09
wheres that put me if i have bassman3 (dustin) as a ref? at least if he wants to valuge for me.
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5848
Registered: Dec-06
But Eric already wants to pair up with you. That's my whole point.
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1575
Registered: Sep-09
i am cool with that just wanted to know if i was a trusted person or not.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 28
Registered: Nov-10
I hope I'm trusted on here by now.....
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana Team Audible...

Post Number: 8337
Registered: Mar-04
The 'buddy' idea looks good. Maybe offer the new comers to paypal $ and shopping list to a 'made-man' here on E.

They just have a week earlier cutoff to send full E-SS $ and the made-man buys/ships it.
$50+shipping minimal (as usual).
But they must send the $50 minimal in paypal to an OG within 48hrs of being partnered up w/ them????maybe?

I'm willing to be a big brother if this flies.


Edit...

The real M.C. White here.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 32
Registered: Nov-10
hmmmm...another Canaan on this site....lol
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 11506
Registered: Jul-06
IMO this is getting way too complicated... just draw the line at 1 year AND gold member status like in the past... But of course it's up to john.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 41
Registered: Nov-10
I guess I need to make a lot of post and become a gold member then
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 11507
Registered: Jul-06
You still fail at the 1 year requirement
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 43
Registered: Nov-10
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23814
Registered: Jun-06
I trust Yanks.


Like Chad once posted about me. I'd trust Yanks with at least $5000 of my $$$$.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 583
Registered: Sep-05
I'll vouch for deathoob and Sean P (if he gets in). No offense to Paul or Yanks, I would trust no one with $5000 of my $$$$. Yep, not even my own mama (okay, maybe my mama, but not my baby mama).
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1577
Registered: Sep-09
never give your wife money, turns in to shoes and closes and handbags, and some times sexy undies.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23818
Registered: Jun-06
Chad I would trust with 5 G's as well.


It's not about the $$. It's about the karma. Both of which have nothing to worry about IMO.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 585
Registered: Sep-05
Paul, I will give you that one. I was just trying to be funny. I'm with ya on the karma thing. I got some people like that too. Good to have friends like that.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nyyfan13

Northern VA

Post Number: 11990
Registered: Jul-06
I flirted with that idea last year actually Brad. We had a few guys who didn't quite fir the bill but were still active enough to "appear" legit but I still had to tell them sorry.

I tell you what we can do, regulars are obviously in. For the new comers who we aren't too familiar with right now but want to join in with us, what we will do is see how many sign up who fit that category and then do a "Group B" in Secret Santa. Of course, in this Group B, I will not allow anyone, but I will go person by person to see if people are legit. When I ask for emails, and I'll explain this again in the official thread coming in a few days, I will ask for your name, address, AND threads on here or CA/CACO/CSF or wherever else you post which will have references for you. Word of mouth is not good enough and I will want physical evidence. If you're username is different on those sites and I can't tell it's you, I will PM you on there to allow you to respond to make sure it's legit and you aren't just pulling someone else's references.
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1580
Registered: Sep-09
if polo is still floating around i have bought from him on caco, if you can get a hold of him..... i will just wait tell you start collecting info.

*hides under desk*
 

New member
Username: Hackman270

Post Number: 10
Registered: Nov-10
id like to do this. could u send me a message and let me know how you all do this
 

Bronze Member
Username: Makinblak

Post Number: 18
Registered: Oct-10
I wanna do it too!! Sounds like fun. I don't know what I could do to prove im worthy, but yeah I'm in if you need a SS for someone. I just don't want to get the shaft either...
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23824
Registered: Jun-06
That's what we're trying to prevent.

There's always a sniper in the bushes during a great event.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Makinblak

Post Number: 19
Registered: Oct-10
well there's a second shooter, so maybe we shoot eachother? Don't hate. Appreciate.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5378
Registered: Mar-06
you know, Ive watched this for the last few years and always shyed away from joining, however, this year I think I will participate. Let me know...
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 72
Registered: Nov-10
I really like swords.....
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