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    Default 2008 Linkers Christmas/Holiday Gift Exchange

    It's that time again Linkers! For the past few years the Links has had a gift exchange around Christmas time.

    The rules are as follows:

    $20 max

    Gift is Van Halen related

    December 14 is the deadline to submit your name

    Names will be drawn out of a hat to match everyone up. The matches will be posted after the deadline. Those matched up will contact each other through PM to exchange addresses.

    PM either TP or myself and we will add you to the list!





    Thanks to Scotty, fastdodge, and Sixstring who have organized in the past. Not trying to take this over guys, just trying to get it started before time gets away from us. If you guys want to take the wheel on this, its all yours. Only trying to help.
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    Sweet! I was just thinking about this yesterday. Count me in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    Sweet! I was just thinking about this yesterday. Count me in!

    Got your PM and got you on the list!


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    sounds cool
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    "It's the "JMJ" everyone had grown to love, man! Time to blow the roof off this place!"
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    All I can say is that I have done this for the past two years and it has been cool as hell. Highly recommended from this linker!
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    We have 4 people signed up already! As stated, this has been a blast in the past. Some people have even made some pretty cool homemade VH stuff to give as gifts.


    The more the merrier!
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    This year I AM going to do it! I still owe Smithjc a gift from 2 years ago...I haven't forgotten Smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    I still owe Smithjc a gift from 2 years ago...I haven't forgotten Smith

    I am IN
    Not exactly a ringing endorsement for whomever pulls your name out of the hat, now is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Not exactly a ringing endorsement for whomever pulls your name out of the hat, now is it?
    reminded me of a cousin of mine who used to break up with whatever girlfriend he had just after Thanksgiving and started fueding with family...then days before Christmas, he mends fences..... at the holiday he tells everyone how sorry he is that he hasn't shopped for them, but seeing as he wasn't even sure he'd be invited........

    not that you would do that EvH...your wording just reminded me of him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    reminded me of a cousin of mine who used to break up with whatever girlfriend he had just after Thanksgiving and started fueding with family...then days before Christmas, he mends fences..... at the holiday he tells everyone how sorry he is that he hasn't shopped for them, but seeing as he wasn't even sure he'd be invited........
    It's just galling. It's one thing to stiff a person who on a limited budget managed to purchase and send off a gift with only the best intentions and the hope of fair play, it's quite another to do nothing about it for two years, then remind everyone of it and pledge to join again.

    And I offer no apology for saying so. There is no getting around it, it's just wrong-headed, not to mention callous and insulting. And anyone else that has been screwed on one of these gift exchange deals elsewhere knows exactly what I'm talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    ....And anyone else that has been screwed on one of these gift exchange deals elsewhere knows exactly what I'm talking about.
    Yeah, I got the shaft a few years ago on a deal like this.

    Not sure how it worked here on the Links, but at an automotive based forum I frequent, the names were drawn two at a time and each of those members would exchange gifts. Close to the same rules ($25 max) and I bought and sent mine. Christmas came and went and nothing. Not that I was surprised that much as 1/5 of those who participated didn't send theirs either. It kind of soured me on the whole deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    ...Not that I was surprised that much as 1/5 of those who participated didn't send theirs either. It kind of soured me on the whole deal.
    And that is the point. By being lazy or simply thoughtless, people that fail to live up to their end of the deal screw not only one person, yet everyone else that decides they will no longer be a part of these things because of the insouciance. It just plain sucks because in theory at least, these exchanges are quite a nice idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    This year I AM going to do it! I still owe Smithjc a gift from 2 years ago...I haven't forgotten Smith

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    Dude....seriously? You never followed through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    This year I AM going to do it! I still owe Smithjc a gift from 2 years ago...I haven't forgotten Smith

    I am IN

    Shouldn't you probably make right with smithjc before you join in again this year?


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    I've done this a few years, and in fact still regularly look at KT's awesome home made present, it's in my office at work.

    But I'm passing this year - I struggled to get Six his gift last year, although I did finally make good, and just don't want to have it be a hassle. This is the busiest time of year for me by far professionally, just not up to it.

    I hope everyone does this right - it is a lot of fun.

 

 

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