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Atari I/O Secret Santa 2015!


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#1 Justin

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 11:48 PM

:mac_alert:  HO! HO! HO! I'm pleased to announce Atari I/O Secret Santa 2015!!

 

 

This will be our First Annual Atari I/O Secret Santa! Here are the basics:

 

  • $30 maximum spend on gifts
     
  • Please wrap your presents! Let's make this fun!
     
  • Gift items must be pertinent to classic video games or retro culture
     
  • If you would like to participate, you must sign up by Thursday, November 26, 2015
     
  • Package must be delivered no later than Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 

If you'd like to participate, post a message here saying that you want in and list the video game systems you own. The last day to sign up is Atari Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015. (It also happens to be Thanksgiving  ^_^ ) Names will be assigned by impartial Moderators. Once you make a post stating that you'd like to participate, DeLorean or The Professor will PM you with your Secret Santa information no later than Black Friday, November 27, 2015.

 

Special thanks to Rowsdower70 and StormSurge! Atari I/O Secret Santa was initially proposed by Rowsdower70 and StormSurge, they will elaborate on the details below and will be active in helping out with the event.

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays to All!  :mr_t:

Justin

 

 

 

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#2 AtariBrian

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 08:50 AM

Being all about the retro games, do these Items need to be new?


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 08:52 AM

Being all about the retro games, do these Items need to be new?

 

I'm guessing no. Because I don't think if something is "new" in retro games is under $30 in most cases.


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#4 Rowsdower70

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:40 AM

I would definitely say things don't have to be new. :)

I'm going to let StormSurge elaborate, because he's got some great ideas how it should play out!


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#5 Justin

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 12:29 PM

Being all about the retro games, do these Items need to be new?

 

 

No. Gift items can be used or refurbished so long as they meet the criteria above as being around $30. 

 

Also, it doesn't need to be just one gift. Your Secret Santa package can be made up of more than one gift, so long as their total value is around $30 and so long as you've done something that you think is magical and special. Please don't send a box of "junk" though. Secret Santa should be different from the Retro Junk Box.

 

Side note on gift wrapping: It's preferable that the presents you send are gift wrapped. We really want this to feel like something special. However, it would be okay to send an item without gift wrapping if you were ordering a present from an Atari vendor, Amazon or eBay and wanted to have it shipped directly to your person's house as opposed to paying twice for shipping. We would encourage you to gift wrap your presents though.

 

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#6 AlamoAtari

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 04:55 PM

I'm in, I have an idea about it myself!
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#7 StormSurge

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:08 PM

I'm in!!

 

http://forums.atari....nt-list/?p=6508


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#8 StormSurge

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:16 PM

It sounds like the details have been covered pretty well by Justin!

I was part of a Secret Santa program on another forum that was successful for almost ten years. This is going to be run a little differently but I'm quite confident it will be more successful.

 

I would simply suggest being as detailed as possible when stating what you'd like to receive. List your t-shirt sizes and anything you would like, no matter how ridiculous it may seem. Some of our posters can find lots of treasures on a shoestring budget.

 

This is going to be great! Thanks guys!!!


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#9 Rowsdower70

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:48 PM

I'm IN!   

I guess it would be wise to list some ideas for our Santas, but I'm not a picky man and love to see what people come up with.

That being said, systems I own:   Intellivision (with System Changer for 2600 games), Sega, NES, SNES, GBA.    GBA and 2600 being the games I'm lacking on the most.

Clothing size:  Dont get me clothes. :)  Just being honest about that one.  

I love anything Tron related, anything D&D related, and MST3K related.

That should be plenty of ideas, but I also love ca$h!  (kidding)


Edited by Rowsdower70, 20 November 2015 - 06:41 PM.

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#10 Retrogamer81081

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 09:24 PM

To those participating. Is there going to be a list of what they want so in case you don't get them something they already own.
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#11 StormSurge

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:13 AM

Yes, those who participate should explicitly state what they want.
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#12 leolinden

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 12:24 PM

I MIGHT be able to do this... I don't know though. Shipping and crap. 


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#13 Arenafoot

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:51 PM

I MIGHT be able to do this... I don't know though. Shipping and crap. 

Ditto......will see later.

 

I see the "other" Atari website just started theirs after a one year hiatus.... B)  


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#14 Rowsdower70

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 12:47 PM

Don't be a grinch!   C'mon guys, this will be fun! :)


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#15 AlamoAtari

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 11:51 AM

Here's my wish list, http://forums.atari....amos-wish-list/
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Posted 11 November 2015 - 01:58 PM

I'm really sorry, I've thought long and hard, but I've decided not to participate.  Rather than say nothing, I thought I'd at least explain.  The holidays are not a good time of year for me.  You ever watched "The Charlie Brown Christmas"?  Well, that depiction of Chuck is pretty much me during this time of year.  Except add a ton of adult stress and goofy family dynamics. 

 

I need for nothing.  So in lieu of participating in this, I've donated $25 to my local food bank.  Also, I'm giving little gifts here and there on this board as I see stuff on people's want-lists that I can provide.  I hope that's OK.  Don't want to bring anyone else down, but that's the best I can do.

 

Thanks everyone.  To everyone here, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season!  Game on!  I honestly think this is a great idea, and thanks to those who put it together and are participating. 

 

 

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#17 Justin

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:39 AM

That's very kind of you Rick.  :thumb:


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:44 PM

That's awesome Rick & understandable.

You know where to find us if you need a holiday pick-me-up. Hang in there...

 

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 09:52 PM

I'm In!! :) I will post a wish list and also check out my game room photos in that section to get a good idea of the systems that I currently own. :D

 

Link to my wish list.

 

http://forums.atari....081s-wish-list/


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#20 correagonzalez

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 04:27 PM

Would like to participate i have afew thing that i havent gotten rid off so hopefully someone out there can use some duplicate games i have. My consoles nes snes sega megadrive sega mark III atari 2600 7800 5200 intellivision colecovision ps1 ps2 ps3 xbox 360 gamecube wii famicom. Gameboy gameboy advance 3ds Any game will do for any system listed above just no sports games thanks.

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