GameTZ

Sign OnNon-Mobile

NVM
16-May-22 10:15pm
#1
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

With Summer quickly approaching, I will soon be hosting the bi-annual High Roller Secret Santa. Since John will be taking back over the regular exchange, I figured I would do another gift exchange to go along with HR. While some White Elephants are to give weird/ungiftable items, this exchange will act as a way to find nice gifts fitting within the theme.

The rules would essentially be, that there's a central theme (for example Xbox, or Nintendo, or PlayStation) and a price limit (either $30 or $50). The goal is to find a unique/nice gift, that hits the minimum requirement and is appropriately themed. Items can include toys/figures, clothing, merchandise, collectibles, and of course games! I'd likely have items vetted through me as part of the sign-up process, unless there's a better way to go about it without spoiling my fun as well. laughing out loud

18-May-22 7:41pm
#2
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)

Happy 14 years!
18-May-22 7:44pm
#3
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)

I might be down for this. Sounds interesting.
18-May-22 7:57pm
#4
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

MrBean wrote:
Happy 14 years!
Thank you buddy. It's been a long journey!
18-May-22 8:36pm
#5
HEHEHATE
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Always happy to join on the festivities frank.
20-May-22 12:18am
#6
Frozyre
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

I'm game for it. Though I'll say that it could be more along ballpark of $30 because the santa stuff is going to require more offerings. It may encourage people operating on budgets to join.
20-May-22 12:19am
#7
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)

Sure.
20-May-22 2:49am
#8
Mattman2
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

I'm down!
20-May-22 2:28pm
#9
Kevster
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago) Secret Santa

I'm in
20-May-22 3:09pm
#10
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) This user is on the site NOW (7 minutes ago) Secret Santa

I'd be down!

20-May-22 5:19pm
#11
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

Glad there's interest. I'm shooting for setting this and the Summer High Roller up for early June yes

@Frozyre good call. I am happy to drop the minimum to $30. If others choose to add more value that's up to them.

Question. Do you think I should continue with the White Elephant theming, or should I incorporate it as a themed Mystery Box Gift Exchange? Someone on Discord mentioned the White Elephant part might imply getting gag gifts.

20-May-22 8:38pm
#12
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa

I'm down for this! I love these! smile

25-May-22 9:33pm
#13
HybridCRoW
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews Secret Santa

I am interested... should be able to do it.
3-Jun-22 2:40pm
#14
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

Post is live for those interested yes
https://gametz.com/G...
3-Jun-22 9:03pm
#15
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

Seeing the negs in the main topic, I'm assuming this is due to my rule of sending me a list. I'm happy to remove that rule and just up the star requirement to gold. I only did it this way to ensure people familiar with a traditional White Elephant didn't try to unload junk. I'm doing this for you guys so it's communities choice...

3-Jun-22 9:28pm
#16
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)

Well, the problem is "white elephant" is synonymous for junk. You're telling people it's a White Elephant gift exchange while simultaneously telling them its not a way to unload their unwanted, white elephant junk.
3-Jun-22 9:41pm
#17
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

I would have just called it the Mystery Box Exchange. Maybe that's a better name and I need to rework the rules?

Deleted it for now, maybe it's too ambitious of an idea?

3-Jun-22 9:49pm
#18
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)

Just set a base gift value and go from there. The problem is in white elephant you get to steal and snipe desirable gifts. Hard to replicate online. I'm sure there's a formula out there.
4-Jun-22 4:29pm
#19
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa

I personally don't care for the retro thing. Isn't my choice at this point in my life.

4-Jun-22 4:59pm
#20
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)

I'm into retro, just not Nintendo.
4-Jun-22 9:39pm
#21
Mattman2
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

How about we do a wider category like geek decor? Something less niche'?

I am finishing building my first house recently so that could be fun and useful.

NVM