Secret Quonsar, year 2? November 20, 2008 9:19 AM   Subscribe

Last year's Secret Quonsar was lots of fun, and I think we should do it again.

The Elfster group is still in existence.
posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:19 AM (270 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

I'll be in if I we keep it to the States. Shipping to Israel is expensive, and then it came back anyway, in MARCH.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:38 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in!
posted by piratebowling at 9:43 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in if it's open to Foreign.

Gosh, I normally hate and avoid these things, and yet this has me all enthusiastic.
posted by carbide at 9:58 AM on November 20, 2008


Is this about getting free stuff? Because I like free stuff.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:59 AM on November 20, 2008


Count me in. Last year rocked!
posted by iamkimiam at 10:00 AM on November 20, 2008


Reading that thread last year was like being back in High School. Everyone else was doing fun stuff, and I was just sitting invisibly in the corner, unable to participate and only able to imagine what I'd do if I could.

Unlike High School, when I give five bucks to Metafilter's ringleader, I get to join the cool kids.

That is to say, I'm in.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 10:01 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in.
posted by Jahaza at 10:02 AM on November 20, 2008


*would like a job for Christmas*
posted by Eideteker at 10:05 AM on November 20, 2008


I'd do it again.
posted by divka at 10:10 AM on November 20, 2008


people would put in their wish list of <>

So it's a way to hike the shipping up even higher than normal?

posted by DU at 10:11 AM on November 20, 2008


Can't people just put fish in their pants (or each others') instead?
posted by Burhanistan at 10:12 AM on November 20, 2008


Nice, the preview lied to me about what it was about to post. I'll do this the non-snarky way for clarity and in penance: How does it work? The link indicates people post what they want and it gets sent to them. Neat, but it seems like that's not much different than just buying it yourself and paying less shipping. Or is it open to send something other than the wished-for item?
posted by DU at 10:14 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in! I'm in the u-SOFA but I'm happy to ship wherever your pants desire.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:14 AM on November 20, 2008


DU, you can send anything you want to the person. There is space on Elfster for you to add your wishlists so people can see what sorts of things you like. While my wishlists are on my Elfster profile, last year I received a beautiful handmade stuffed kitty that I adore.

Elfster takes care of randomly matching people up. The question is, should we start a new group for this year, in case people from last year don't see this thread? We don't want a bunch of people who either don't want to do it again, or are uninformed, to be matched up with those who are participating this year.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:21 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in - it was fun last year! I still have a ton of weird little LCD keychains from Hong Kong floating around! - but my address has changed, will Elfster let me change it? My guess is we'll need a whole new Elfster group.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:28 AM on November 20, 2008


Sure, why not? If a new group gets set up I'll put up a wishlist.

Be sure to ship your gift to me inside of a Diamond DA40XLS aircraft, with a 180hp Lycoming engine, constant speed prop, glass cockpit, and sheepskin seat covers. The address is 1 Cartalk Plaza available on request.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:30 AM on November 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


*would like a job for Christmas*

What do you know about CBT?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:31 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in, it sounds fun.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 10:31 AM on November 20, 2008


I logged in and got an ACCESS DENIED. Ah well, we are cutting back on costs this year anyway.
posted by DU at 10:32 AM on November 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


"What do you know about CBT?"

A bit.
posted by Eideteker at 10:42 AM on November 20, 2008


Could we include Canada too? We have fish and we have trousers pants.
posted by scruss at 11:05 AM on November 20, 2008


Dear Santa Claus,

Nothing for me this year, thanks. I got what I wanted on November 4.

Your pal,
ColdChef
posted by ColdChef at 11:08 AM on November 20, 2008 [11 favorites]


Dear Santa:

I'll take ColdChef's stuff.
posted by yhbc at 11:18 AM on November 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


Can we do Chinese Polyanna instead?
posted by fixedgear at 11:22 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in. Signing up now.

I love giving presents so much.
posted by batmonkey at 11:33 AM on November 20, 2008


Aww. Also access denied. Sad :(
posted by batmonkey at 11:34 AM on November 20, 2008


Instead of holiday cheer would it be alright if I spread dissent and skepticism?
posted by blue_beetle at 11:36 AM on November 20, 2008


Yes, it was fun last year! I am in.
posted by KAS at 11:38 AM on November 20, 2008


I got the access denied every time I've tried too. Does someone need to create a new group?
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 11:43 AM on November 20, 2008


I'm in. My Quonsar last year was AWESOME.

I just pinged Argyle through the elfster site about opening a new exchange or to at least check in here.
posted by julen at 12:03 PM on November 20, 2008


Access denied. My Christmas cheer has been punctured. :(
posted by Phalene at 12:05 PM on November 20, 2008


I would play again but I never recieved my gift from last year.
posted by bjgeiger at 12:28 PM on November 20, 2008


I got a great gift and I had fun picking out the gift for my Quonsar. Definitely worth it, and I'm in.
posted by kidsleepy at 12:29 PM on November 20, 2008


bjgeiger, forgive me. I was the one who stiffed you, and I am truly sorry. I won't be participating this year, because I am a flake.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:36 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in!

IndigoRain, I'm so glad you and the rainbow kitty are happy together.
posted by annaramma at 12:38 PM on November 20, 2008


Yes, I was so sorry I didn't participate last year when people starting posting about their gifts. I am completely in.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:59 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in. The idea is that you're supposed to read your person's comment history and figure out what they'd like, right?
posted by roll truck roll at 1:09 PM on November 20, 2008


oooo. I'll make someone a thing! that sounds like fun.
posted by potch at 1:13 PM on November 20, 2008


Okay, I created a new group. I based it on last year's - the spending limit is $10 and the deadline is Wednesday December 10th, and the mailing date is Friday the 12th. (Last year Argyle set it up for the 12th and 14th respectively.) I had already pinged him before I started this thread. :)

Here's the sign-up link.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:39 PM on November 20, 2008


I always get hosed on thse things but sure...why not...
posted by JoanArkham at 1:41 PM on November 20, 2008


One more thing - I did what Argyle did last year and checked the privacy box, so that only the person who draws you gets your mailing address.

Thanks again annaramma, it's still in my headboard shelves on my bed. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 1:42 PM on November 20, 2008


Wait, so you just have two days to find a present? That seems a little weird. Or maybe I'm still not understanding how this works.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:45 PM on November 20, 2008


You know, I was just reviewing the thread from last year, but I can't change the dates now that the group is formed. :/ Go ahead and take a few extra days to mail if you need to. I know mine didn't actually come until after Christmas. Good things take time. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 1:49 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in. Or, I would be, if I wasn't getting an Access Denied.

Is it because I have no holiday spirit? I promise I'll eat a whole gingerbread house.
posted by Cassilda at 1:53 PM on November 20, 2008


Cassilda, are you using the sign-up link I just posted? Here it is again.
posted by IndigoRain at 2:02 PM on November 20, 2008


Thank you, IndigoRain!
posted by batmonkey at 2:07 PM on November 20, 2008


Presents! Yay!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 2:43 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in! Whee!
posted by elfgirl at 2:45 PM on November 20, 2008


So are Foreigns included? If so, I'm in. If not, peace and goodwill to you all, you bastards.
posted by Elmore at 2:47 PM on November 20, 2008


Yes Elmore, you are welcome to join.
posted by IndigoRain at 2:51 PM on November 20, 2008


Excellent. Thanks IndigoRain. This should be a bit of fun.
posted by Elmore at 2:59 PM on November 20, 2008


This is also an excellent opportunity to try to mail a giant candy cane and see if it gets delivered.
posted by backseatpilot at 3:07 PM on November 20, 2008


Yaaay!
posted by spec80 at 3:25 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in.

Finally, an easy and fun way to pawn off this Bear Stearns stock...
posted by cgomez at 3:46 PM on November 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


In!
posted by mdonley at 3:57 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in! Last year was fun.
posted by drezdn at 4:19 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in.
posted by thivaia at 4:21 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm down.
posted by craven_morhead at 4:29 PM on November 20, 2008


Yeah, I'm in too (although I didn't get my pressy last year either).
posted by h00py at 4:31 PM on November 20, 2008


Ah, I was able to edit the mailing date to Dec. 15th. We have 29 signups so far! Don't forget to add your address to your profile - no one can see it but the person who draws you. Also make sure your Mefi name is in your profile, and if you want to include a wishlist there's a spot for that too.
posted by IndigoRain at 4:42 PM on November 20, 2008


i would like a nuclear weapon...for Q...for those tense moments
posted by clavdivs at 4:50 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in. This is so exciting!
posted by Alnedra at 4:55 PM on November 20, 2008


Wahoo. I'm in.
posted by Ugh at 4:59 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in too. :^)
posted by Lucinda at 5:08 PM on November 20, 2008


Elfster messed me over last year, but I'm trying again.
posted by casarkos at 5:17 PM on November 20, 2008


I'd love to join in. Japan is far, and postage is pricey, but random present in the mail is fun for all (unless said delivery person has to carry a five ton present...)
posted by Ghidorah at 5:26 PM on November 20, 2008


IN.
posted by scody at 5:41 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in! I'll mail something! And get something! Yay!
posted by ersatzkat at 5:47 PM on November 20, 2008


Yay, I'm in!
posted by sabira at 6:05 PM on November 20, 2008


Me too!
posted by foodmapper at 7:08 PM on November 20, 2008


in!
posted by andythebean at 7:39 PM on November 20, 2008


10 dollars eh???
I wonder how much Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches cost?

I'm in!!
posted by Julnyes at 7:41 PM on November 20, 2008


is it ok that i accidentally used a different login name than this one? (i am getting sleepy...very sleepy...)
posted by zorrine at 8:07 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm totally in, though I'm still not quite sure how it works. Are we not assigned our person until the 11th, is that what's going to happen?
posted by Caduceus at 9:09 PM on November 20, 2008


Aaaand... it didn't ask for a mailing address?
posted by Caduceus at 9:11 PM on November 20, 2008


I'm in. I'm in Ireland. Your pressie will not, no way no how, make it to the USA by the 25th of December if it's mailed on the 15th. Sorry.

If you're mailing to me, I'm happy with anything that can be stuck in a regular envelope with regular postage so you don't get shafted by overseas postage. Seriously. Origami crane? Awesome. I'm easily pleased, me.
posted by DarlingBri at 9:12 PM on November 20, 2008


Yeah, I'm in, but how does it work? I'm OK with sending to foreign countries.
posted by librarina at 9:26 PM on November 20, 2008


Oh and I also don't actually care about Xmas proper, so I also don't mind receiving from foreign (to the USA, sorry I didn't specify) countries.
posted by librarina at 9:28 PM on November 20, 2008


Caduceus: You go into your profile and there's a spot to add it.

Librarina: After the registration closes, the site will draw names and email you the person it has chosen at random for you. You'll go to their profile to get their address, and look at their wishlist if they've provided one. You can buy your gift online and ship it direct, or buy one in person (or make something) and mail it out yourself. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 9:33 PM on November 20, 2008


Are we not assigned our person until the 11th, is that what's going to happen?

I really don't see why anyone would need an additional two weeks from today just to sign-up. Why can't the draw be Dec 1st?
posted by smackfu at 9:33 PM on November 20, 2008


(I do like this idea, but in the 10 days before Christmas, I tend to be focused on buying gifts for people I know that I have to have ready and wrapped on the day.)
posted by smackfu at 9:37 PM on November 20, 2008


Signed up! Yay, these are fun! (okay, okay, so I've never actually done one, but they *seem* fun!)
posted by everybody polka at 10:02 PM on November 20, 2008


The draw needs to definitely be sooner. We need a stalking (stocking? shopping?) period of at least a week before mailing so we can be sure to get our quonsar the perfecty right thing.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:09 AM on November 21, 2008


Oh, and thanks IndigoRain for setting up and putting up with all our whiney asses.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:11 AM on November 21, 2008


Thanks IndigoRain. Santa is watching you and and I heard from Him that doing this makes up for what you did last summer...
posted by saucysault at 2:24 AM on November 21, 2008


I'M IN
I AM SO IN
MARK ME IN
posted by pxe2000 at 3:36 AM on November 21, 2008


I too am getting access denied.
posted by pxe2000 at 3:38 AM on November 21, 2008


This sounds like all kinds of fun, I'm in.
posted by BrnP84 at 5:44 AM on November 21, 2008


I'm in! This should be fun! :)
posted by LN at 7:05 AM on November 21, 2008


*raises hand*

How are names drawn? Do we pick someone?
posted by lysdexic at 7:28 AM on November 21, 2008


lysdexic, nope, think of the elfster thing as a virtual hat that we're all putting names and addresses into. On the draw date, we each get the name/address of our gift-ee.
posted by craven_morhead at 7:59 AM on November 21, 2008


I too am getting access denied.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:38 AM on November 21


Indigo Rain posted this new link further down in the thread. Maybe a mod could change it in the original post?
posted by bluefly at 8:06 AM on November 21, 2008


We need a stalking (stocking? shopping?) period of at least a week before mailing so we can be sure to get our quonsar the perfecty right thing.

I totally agree. Two days?! That's rushing the little Quonsmus Elves! We are not hamsters here, people!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:22 AM on November 21, 2008


I agree that a sooner draw would be better.
posted by elfgirl at 9:57 AM on November 21, 2008


I agree with the appropriately named elfgirl.
posted by scody at 10:16 AM on November 21, 2008


me toooo
posted by PercussivePaul at 12:34 PM on November 21, 2008


In like Errol Flynn.
posted by willmize at 12:52 PM on November 21, 2008


In! And if any of the people I was signed up to send a music mix to is reading this, I AM STILL SENDING ONE REALLY. It's almost done! [/sheepish]
posted by bettafish at 1:20 PM on November 21, 2008


I'm in. I didn't participate last year. What kinds of things did people give?
posted by chiababe at 1:55 PM on November 21, 2008


Okay, I'm in. But stop not living in the USA, you wacky ferners.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:58 PM on November 21, 2008


I'm in. I had a good two years with the E2 crowd's secret santa, but I stiffed someone my third year. I'm still thinking about tracking him down and sending him something this year. I won't do that this year.
posted by disillusioned at 3:47 PM on November 21, 2008


And by the way, my favorite gift was from someone overseas; a bunch of indigenous candy and other neat things.
posted by disillusioned at 3:48 PM on November 21, 2008


GUESS WHAT CAME BACK FROM ISRAEL?

Local chocolate... and art!
Ugh, sorry, it was just the biggest bummer ever, and it was MARCH so I felt I like there was nothing to be said at that point.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:53 PM on November 21, 2008


All right, I updated. The draw date is now December 1st! I'll e-mail the mods and ask them to update the OP.
posted by IndigoRain at 4:05 PM on November 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Er, the signup deadline is Dec. 1st, and the draw date will be Dec 2nd.
posted by IndigoRain at 4:08 PM on November 21, 2008


Is regifting ok if the box hasn't been opened? I have some groovy-but-unused stuff in the closet, just waiting for the right stranger to pass it along to.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:56 AM on November 22, 2008


Fanny, the bulldog, once received a ham in the mail. That was a day, she will remember with shivers of delight all the rest of her life. But she has an even bigger dream and only you can make it happen! Turbaconduken! Now with more Bacon!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:48 AM on November 22, 2008


Yay! I'm in.
posted by tiny crocodile at 7:33 AM on November 22, 2008


In, yay!
posted by jamaro at 10:50 AM on November 22, 2008


I'm in.
posted by sperose at 12:55 PM on November 22, 2008


I just signed up and did a wishlist and everything.
posted by pxe2000 at 2:47 PM on November 22, 2008


I just signed up and added an incredibly unhelpful wishlist.

I'm a UKer, so I'm perfectly happy with anything you think you can get to me for a sensible price. Hell, if you've got an ecclectic taste in music burn me an mp3 cd and spend the money on postage. [anything except hiphop!] :)

Being a foreigner, my address doesn't fit into the address fields, so someone'll need to mail me and I'll mail back my address.
posted by twine42 at 9:44 AM on November 23, 2008


I signed up too.
posted by Orinda at 10:07 AM on November 23, 2008


Right, I'm in!
Now, how does this work, exactly? Is adding a wishlist the preferred way to go about things or does roll truck roll have it right? See:

The idea is that you're supposed to read your person's comment history and figure out what they'd like, right? --posted by roll truck roll at 3:09 PM on November 20
posted by Cobalt at 10:07 AM on November 23, 2008


I joined! Now I need to think of more things for my wish list. I like food-related things and presents I can use up.
posted by rmless at 11:08 AM on November 23, 2008


Count me in.
posted by azpenguin at 11:13 AM on November 23, 2008


Is adding a wishlist the preferred way to go about things or does roll truck roll have it right?

Well, my personal opinion is that the only reason to get a gift for or from a random person on the internet is that it is something so random you would never have bought it. The wishlist kind of defeats that point.
posted by smackfu at 12:09 PM on November 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


In! This better be better than my office White Elephant - I don't need no more mink earrings.
posted by tristeza at 7:05 PM on November 23, 2008


This was great last year. Half of the fun is inspecting your person's Metafilter history and everything you can find on the web about them, and half of the fun is getting that done to you. And then you get tiny sheep magnets and a shoutout.
posted by dreamyshade at 9:12 PM on November 23, 2008


Ok! Wishlist nixed, then!
posted by Cobalt at 9:23 PM on November 23, 2008


I'm in as well! I'm based in Singapore, so if you feel postage will be pricey, feel free to go vastly below the budget, for example.
posted by the cydonian at 9:55 PM on November 23, 2008


Oh, by the way, what is our budget? Because upthread there is talk of $10 but when I visited the page it said £10.

Sure, our economy's following yours, but we're not at 1:1 just yet... :)
posted by twine42 at 4:09 AM on November 24, 2008


I'm in, don't know if I'll do a wishlist since I think the surprise of it is the fun.
posted by borkencode at 7:43 AM on November 24, 2008


Ooooh I like these. I'm in.
posted by Acarpous at 9:25 AM on November 24, 2008


I'm in!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 10:37 AM on November 24, 2008


This was fun last year; I'm in again!
posted by NikitaNikita at 3:35 PM on November 24, 2008


By the way, what's the "rule" about when to reveal who you are to the giftee? Or, do you ever? Come to think of it, last year I dont think I ever revealed myself.
posted by NikitaNikita at 3:36 PM on November 24, 2008


I think last year I included one of my Christmas cards in the package, and signed it.
posted by smackfu at 4:40 PM on November 24, 2008


oh what the hell.
sure. i'm in. i do need some mink earrings. i mean, mink earrings?! what's not to love?!
so tristeza, if you wind up being my secret santa - regift, baby, regift! hahaha. and otherwise - surprises are fine. a new year's gift is okay, too.
posted by lapolla at 2:55 AM on November 25, 2008


In in in.
posted by Luddite at 5:25 AM on November 25, 2008


I'm in. Ideally, I would get something interesting yet slightly menacing.
posted by The Whelk at 7:20 AM on November 25, 2008


Lots of fun last year, can't wait to do it again.
posted by langeNU at 8:49 AM on November 25, 2008


A little update on having your real name hidden in your profile, and making sure your Mefi name is visible:

What we found to work last year (and how I have my profile set up) is under Update Your Profile, put your Mefi name in the First Name field, and leave the last name field blank. Then, put your real name in the Address 1 blank, and then your address in the Address 2 blank. That way only the person who chooses you can see your real name, if you didn't use it as your username.
posted by IndigoRain at 5:57 PM on November 25, 2008


So, I got this email saying that I needed to RSVP at the link provided. But, being a stupid boy, I didn't see any such thing. What do I do????

Ohh, and this will be fun!!!
posted by Eekacat at 6:22 PM on November 25, 2008


If any of you have gotten an Elfster invitation from me, here's why:

When I signed into Elfster it told me there were unsent invitations. I don't know how that works... I assumed there was some thing to where, if people weren't using the sign up link, they could request to be invited to the group. I just clicked the "send invitations" link it gave me and it sent them - I think there were only 2 or 3. Sorry about the confusion!

Eekacat, I see you signed up in the list so you can disregard that.
posted by IndigoRain at 6:29 PM on November 25, 2008


Thanks IndigoRain. I didn't mean to be a pain in the ass. I just didn't want to miss out! Thanks for all the work you're doing on this. I think you should get extra gifts for doing all this!
posted by Eekacat at 7:59 PM on November 25, 2008


I'd be happily in, but have been getting an "access denied" message for three days now. Gah!
posted by _dario at 8:08 PM on November 25, 2008


You're not a pain in the ass. :) I'm thinking of adding a page to the Mefi Wiki on how this all works.

_dario, are you using this link and not the link in the OP?
posted by IndigoRain at 8:31 PM on November 25, 2008


I'm in, thanks IndigoRain :-)
posted by _dario at 5:36 AM on November 26, 2008


i shall now try signing up. whee.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 7:46 AM on November 26, 2008


hoo-ray. in!
posted by andromache at 10:49 AM on November 26, 2008


yaaaaaay! I can't wait!
posted by sunshinesky at 3:26 PM on November 26, 2008


I just saw this thread, and I am so in! Weird, foreign stuff sounds like fun. Now who wants Elvis memorabilia?
posted by DiscourseMarker at 11:53 AM on November 29, 2008


just joined up: there are 160 people so far!!! this is exciting. and i find it hard to be excited about anything around this time of year. :)
posted by CitizenD at 12:08 PM on November 29, 2008


we just better keep at at in even number or someone is going to be a saaad panda.
posted by The Whelk at 8:57 PM on November 30, 2008


AT AN.

damnit!
posted by The Whelk at 8:57 PM on November 30, 2008


It's a chain, not pairs, so it doesn't need to be even.
posted by smackfu at 8:55 AM on December 1, 2008


I just got the name draw! Secret Quonsar is here!
posted by Orinda at 10:46 PM on December 1, 2008


Me too. Hurrah!
posted by zennie at 10:48 PM on December 1, 2008


164 people and names have been drawn, as some of you have seen. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 11:27 PM on December 1, 2008


yaaaaaaaaaay! i got a international mefite in the draw! this is exciting!
posted by lapolla at 12:06 AM on December 2, 2008


Secret Santa mode engaged! I'm so on it! Yeahhh!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 1:16 AM on December 2, 2008


POST YR ADDRESSES, PPL, PLZ.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:54 AM on December 2, 2008


Seconding what grapefruitmoon said.
posted by sabira at 4:11 AM on December 2, 2008


I am also similarly pleased with an 'international' pick.

huzzah I'm so excited! I hope they get back to me on that question though...
posted by sunshinesky at 4:39 AM on December 2, 2008


Yes, please to be posting your addresses.
posted by elfgirl at 5:51 AM on December 2, 2008


I got an international MeFite too!

What's the etiquette regarding return addresses? Just address? Name? MeFi Handle?
posted by Xoder at 6:03 AM on December 2, 2008


Bwaa-ha-ha! I got someone a stone's throw from my house. I will resist the urge to dress up like Mrs. Claus and knock on the door with some fruitcake.
posted by JoanArkham at 6:04 AM on December 2, 2008


Nthinating the address add. As one of those (illustrious? odd?) overseas folk, I'd like to send something snazzy that you can't get from Amazon, where my Quonsar has wishlists.

So, yeah, addresses people. Pretty please.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:28 AM on December 2, 2008


Addressorize.
posted by spec80 at 6:36 AM on December 2, 2008


Didn't this happen last year? All of the addresses disappeared after the names were drawn or something?
posted by amarynth at 6:43 AM on December 2, 2008


Are you guys clicking on the name? When I click on the name I get the full profile, including address.
posted by JoanArkham at 6:56 AM on December 2, 2008


I also have an international giftee ... woo hoo!!
posted by Julnyes at 7:11 AM on December 2, 2008


also I posted some general stuff to my wishlist, but my secret quonsar should feel free to ignore it!!
posted by Julnyes at 7:12 AM on December 2, 2008


I clicked on the name, but all that's listed is the zip code. No address.
posted by elfgirl at 7:36 AM on December 2, 2008


I posted my address, but then removed it because I didn't want my full name and address available to everybody. I couldn't find any way to make it only available to my pick. But now I have an idea of who it might be based on the comments. ;)
posted by iamkimiam at 7:54 AM on December 2, 2008


It only shows to whoever you're matched to. Before it matches people up, it should only be visible to you (and only if you're logged into Elfster, of course).

Now go put your address in before I send pocket lint to everyone in your zip code.
posted by elfgirl at 8:22 AM on December 2, 2008


I am in again...

Last year whoever got me never sent anything. Boo to whoever that was. Not cool.

But, I really enjoyed sending out a gift!

Several of us that were jilted got together and exchanged between ourselves - and it was fun. I got the best goldfish stationary!
posted by caveat empress at 8:24 AM on December 2, 2008


I just got an anonymous question asking for my address, and I know that I put it into my elfster profile. Is it something that has to be enabled?
posted by amarynth at 8:43 AM on December 2, 2008


erm, the person that i got did not post their address (even when i'm logged into elfster nothing shows up) and there's no indication of their mefi name. i also realize that i left no indication of my mefi name on elfter either. so, um, suggestions on where to put our mefi names if they aren't obvious?
posted by misanthropicsarah at 9:25 AM on December 2, 2008


Oh it's on.
posted by GuyZero at 9:57 AM on December 2, 2008


Oooh pocket lint! I'll be waiting with bated breath! (the rest of 94044 is sure missin' out!)
posted by iamkimiam at 9:58 AM on December 2, 2008


Also, can I just mail it today if I can get it together or do I have to wait?
posted by GuyZero at 11:15 AM on December 2, 2008


I don't want to brag, but I'm pretty sure the person I drew is going to be very happy. Or feel incredibly cheated, run away from the world, and learn to enjoy chewing tobacco and Kid Rock.

I'm never quite sure with these things.
posted by Bageena at 11:26 AM on December 2, 2008


So, I´ve never done a secret santa exchange before, and I´m making my secret plans to send a little box of awesomeness out to my quonsar -- but do I put a note in that says ¨from yohko¨, keep it secret, hide my identity in a puzzle to be solved, what?
posted by yohko at 11:48 AM on December 2, 2008


in all the ones i've done, you include a note saying who you are.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 12:03 PM on December 2, 2008


A little update on having your real name hidden in your profile, and making sure your Mefi name is visible:

What we found to work last year (and how I have my profile set up) is under Update Your Profile, put your Mefi name in the First Name field, and leave the last name field blank. Then, put your real name in the Address 1 blank, and then your street address in the Address 2 blank. That way only the person who chooses you can see your real name, if you didn't use it as your username.

Also, I have privacy enabled so that only the person who draws you can see your address. If you go to your draw and don't see their address, try making sure you're logged in to Elfster. I also recommend everyone go to their profile and make sure your address is posted, if we think that they're disappearing? I don't recall that happening last year. And you can use the "ask so-and-so a question" to ask an anonymous question, including for an address.
posted by IndigoRain at 12:07 PM on December 2, 2008


I have a person who missed the fact that the sign-up date was moved to the 1st and would like to be included. I can't add this person to Elfster since names have already been drawn. If you were also accidentally left out and would like to do an exchange with this person, please Mefi Mail or email me. First come, first served.
posted by IndigoRain at 12:09 PM on December 2, 2008


thanks for the tips, indigo rain! elfster is a little ambiguous about some of the steps. i am glad i can include a note to my giftee; and even more so, hoping and looking forward to finding out who drew me. yay!
posted by lapolla at 11:54 PM on December 2, 2008


What's the word on outing our identities? Yay or nay?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:36 AM on December 3, 2008


I recommend putting your name and/or your Metafilter name in with your gift. Part of the fun of the exchange is making new acquaintances, and everybody already knows anonymous.
posted by dreamyshade at 4:12 AM on December 3, 2008


I have taken care of the person who missed the sign-up date... signups are now officially closed. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 4:31 PM on December 4, 2008


I just sent mine. Happy Quonsar! It should be arriving shortly!

Not sure if he's still in, given he hasn't answered my Q on elfster, but I'm sure it will put a smile on his face.
posted by sunshinesky at 1:16 PM on December 5, 2008


Sent! Somebody is getting something really cool! (this was originally found thanks to Ambrosia Voyeur's awesome "best thing you've found on Metafilter" thread (which, ironically, I can't find right now)).
posted by iamkimiam at 1:37 PM on December 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


That NeoCube thing is pretty cool, but someone spent more than $10! Watch out, or this is going to be like that episode of the Office where Michael buys Ryan an iPod and everyone else is exchanging posters.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:47 PM on December 5, 2008


Nope, I spent $6.95 AND they get TWO!!!!
posted by iamkimiam at 6:23 PM on December 5, 2008


*jealous*
posted by sunshinesky at 7:05 AM on December 6, 2008


Whoa whoa, how did you get the cube for $7?
posted by craven_morhead at 7:23 AM on December 6, 2008


At the bottom of the page you can get the mini neocube (27 balls) for $6.50, Buy one get one free. But it remains to be seen actually if my secret quonsar will get one or two, because I put down quantity 1, and only paid $6.50 or whatever. Be warned though, the shipping is pretty steep. And don't leave them balls near a hard drive!
posted by iamkimiam at 8:15 AM on December 6, 2008


For the record, 1st class shipping is cheaper than priority, $4 v. $10. The hard drive thing is a good reminder.
posted by craven_morhead at 12:42 PM on December 6, 2008


Woohoo! I love this time of year, and what could be better than exchanging gifts with you guys? There, I sucked up, now I should get a good gift. ; )

Indigo Rain, thanks so much for arranging all of this! You rock.
posted by misha at 8:27 AM on December 7, 2008


This was all fun and games until I had to actual pick something for the Secret Santa-ee. Now, there's all this pressure! I apologize in advance if my present is too nerdy.
posted by bluefly at 12:23 PM on December 7, 2008


You're welcome Misha. :) I participated last year and had fun. :)

iamkimiam, they must have been having a sale, because now it says the mini cube is $12.95, bogo.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:05 PM on December 7, 2008


Yes, one is $6.50, two are $12.95.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:33 AM on December 8, 2008


I only spent 7$ on my gift, does that make me a bad person?
posted by BrnP84 at 2:28 PM on December 8, 2008


Mine was only 7£, but nearly 15$ in my currency, and somewhere around 10$ USD. I figured that sounded about right.
posted by sunshinesky at 5:38 PM on December 8, 2008


I got the NeoCube, and it IS really cool! And strangely addictive. Thanks iamkimiam!
posted by naju at 5:53 PM on December 8, 2008


I just got a TOTALLY AWESOME (and unsigned? unless I am missing it) box from Virginia with some beautiful local honey (with honeycomb in the jar too!) and delicious-looking barbecue sauce. I am so excited! Thanks!!
posted by librarina at 6:56 PM on December 8, 2008


BrnP84: "195I only spent 7$ on my gift, does that make me a bad person?"

Not if you make up for it in cool. Or shipping.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:35 AM on December 9, 2008


I've freaking had my gift for a week now and still haven't mailed it, I think now I might be a bad person. Don't worry giftee, I'm writing a note on my face to remind me to mail it tomorrow.
posted by BrnP84 at 1:15 PM on December 10, 2008


I've freaking had my gift for a week now and still haven't mailed it, I think now I might be a bad person. Don't worry giftee, I'm writing a note on my face to remind me to mail it tomorrow.

This.
posted by Lucinda at 1:39 PM on December 10, 2008


I've freaking had my gift for a week now and still haven't mailed it, I think now I might be a bad person. Don't worry giftee, I'm writing a note on my face to remind me to mail it tomorrow.

I keep leaving half of mine on a shelf at work and the other half at home, and kicking myself twice a day for it. Tomorrow, tomorrow. The home half is by the door awaiting deployment and I will apologise for not being speedier sending a far-away present.
posted by carbide at 2:43 PM on December 10, 2008


Geez, it took me 8 days to mail it. But mail it I did.
posted by GuyZero at 2:56 PM on December 10, 2008


I just sent out the present for my giftee via Fed-ex, 4 day mail. =) I hope they like it.
posted by Bageena at 3:09 PM on December 10, 2008


I will apologise for not being speedier sending a far-away present.

You're not even late yet! We have until the 15th.
posted by smackfu at 4:17 PM on December 10, 2008


I'm banking on shipping by the 15th. I had a heck of a time thinking up a good gift for my pickee, finally came up with an idea a day ago and am now waiting for the item to ship to me (couldn't ship it to a diff address than my billing address, grr) so I can wrap it up and send it away.

I've now spent more time thinking about this gift than I have for my dad's xmas gift, for whom I have bupkis. Halp.
posted by jamaro at 4:41 PM on December 10, 2008


You're not even late yet! We have until the 15th.

I know, but I wanted to be Gold Star Overachiever and make sure it was received before the 25th, because the rural Irish post is not to be noted for Xtreem Speediness.

However, all sent! Gold star!
posted by carbide at 6:30 AM on December 11, 2008


I sent mine today! Hopefully my giftee will receive it before Christmas, but they are literally on the other side of the world from me so fingers crossed.
posted by Acarpous at 9:56 AM on December 11, 2008


Sent mine on Tuesday! Happy Quonsar!
posted by LN at 5:53 AM on December 12, 2008


My giftee should have her gift by now--hope she likes it! : )
posted by misha at 10:04 AM on December 12, 2008


Urgh, mine was international - as in not Irish - so i had to post it last week just in the hope it would get there before Christmas. I hope he/she (I know my secret quonsaree is a she) likes the crap I stuck in the envelope. I didn't have much time to think about it. Sorry if you hate it.
posted by Elmore at 4:47 PM on December 12, 2008


I've little to no expectation on the Italian Postal Service, especially wrt timely delivery in this season, when it all seems to come to a grinding halt. So, I hope my draw-ee will enjoy her gift... come next April.
(sigh)
posted by _dario at 2:52 AM on December 13, 2008


Just sent mine!
posted by PercussivePaul at 7:55 PM on December 13, 2008


... and the gift is on its way on its worldwide trek! I was so excited, that I even bought a gift for my kid brother who's (also) living exactly half-way across the world. Miss him. :-(

Christmas gifts are... a unique thing in our Advaitist-to-atheist family.
posted by the cydonian at 2:54 AM on December 14, 2008


Mine was ordered online, and its tracking page says it's likely getting packed up right now to get ready for shipping. I hope it gets there soon :)
posted by divabat at 5:30 AM on December 14, 2008


I serendipitously stumbled upon my gift today, which was cool because I like it a lot better than the Plan B I had in mind that I was going to send tomorrow. (I was feeling stumped, so there wasn't really a Plan A.) Woo!
posted by scody at 4:42 PM on December 14, 2008


Boy, that was quick. The package is on the move! It is now a town with more vowels than consonants, which is a mere 248 km from its destination.
posted by the cydonian at 6:17 PM on December 14, 2008


Ordered mine today!
posted by drezdn at 6:55 PM on December 14, 2008


For whoever chose the Engineering Pocket Reference: HOW DID YOU KNOW?!? It's going to work tomorrow, and will live in a very proud place in my cube, and will get used a lot, I guarantee it.

I'm a jerk and still need to get to the post office.
posted by whatzit at 5:41 AM on December 15, 2008


I got some awesome tea from Ireland today! (incl earl grey + blue flower) and some others. I'm having a hard time reading the name, but just wanted to say this was great! (my giftee should get there's in a day or two).
posted by ejaned8 at 6:22 AM on December 15, 2008


My little package is on its way-- off across the United States to spread a little Holiday cheer. Fly, little package, fly!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 12:25 PM on December 15, 2008


I sent mine out today AND got mine today!

I've never been more surprised and scared!
posted by The Whelk at 1:09 PM on December 15, 2008


My package has been mailed! Had to send it all international-like, so hopefully it will show up before Christmas 2009. :)
posted by Lucinda at 1:42 PM on December 15, 2008


I sent mine out today! Mailperson said two days. BUCKLE UP!
posted by piratebowling at 3:28 PM on December 15, 2008


Quonsar sequence initiated!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 3:57 PM on December 15, 2008


I was housebound with illness today, mine's going out tomorrow. SORRIEZ.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:57 PM on December 15, 2008


my boyfriend HID my gift. Christmas only, he said. Even for Magical Internet Goods.

I am comically put out.
posted by The Whelk at 5:54 PM on December 15, 2008


elmore i love it! all of it. i got it on friday after a particularly rough day at work, and held off opening it until i got home from another brutal workday, today. i have to tell you, the best part was that it completely changed my attitude both days. thank you for the delight! i feel like a little kid. opening up a mysterious package, and having all these... goodie tumble out!

and the actual gifts are bitchin'! is that photo your own artwork? i like that the best. i also love the mixtape. and thanks for the wonderful things from the benefit center. you did put thought into the gift, i can tell.

ok enough gushing.

i sent my secret quonsar gift out today (had to wait on payday). i am chagrined that the postman told me my giftee likely won't get it until well after christmas, and then made a snide remark about the country they live in (i have an international giftee). grrr.

but no regrets! i am just as excited about sending a gift as getting one. this was so fun, and totally worth it. i just hope my giftee likes the gift enough to forgive me for getting all the aliases wrong when i was marking the gifts and writing the card... at least i got the real name and address right... ;-)
posted by lapolla at 8:36 PM on December 15, 2008


I'm worried mine is uninspired. I just shoved in a lot of tasty junk from the Americas (also got an international). In fairness, my SQ did not provide a mefite name, so I had to go with what everyone likes: candy.
posted by The Whelk at 8:58 PM on December 15, 2008


For whoever chose the Engineering Pocket Reference: HOW DID YOU KNOW?!?

Years of internet stalking practice!

I'm glad you like it - be careful who you lend it out to, though. I gave it to a coworker to borrow once and it circulated through the entire building before I got it back.
posted by Zaximus at 11:07 PM on December 15, 2008


I would like to apologise to my secret quonsar... it's coming from the UK. Be patient... :)
posted by twine42 at 4:01 AM on December 16, 2008


Mine must have been delivered by now...or it is lost forever. Hope you got it quonsaree!
posted by JoanArkham at 5:56 AM on December 16, 2008


I can't get to the Post Office until Thursday (since the goddamn kiosks don't do international mail). Sorry person!
posted by sperose at 6:38 AM on December 16, 2008


You guys, I have the best Secret Quonsar ever!!!! Bageena drew me an incredible picture, and it's stalkerish in the most wonderful way, with things that I've mentioned in various metafilter comments tucked into the scene. Karl Lagerfeld bear is in there! And Chester!

Bageena, thank you! And be expecting a thank you note from me as soon as I have time to give it the attention it deserves.
posted by amarynth at 7:42 AM on December 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


Got my beard bread book and it's fantastic! THANK YOU SECRET QUONSAR!
posted by craven_morhead at 8:38 AM on December 16, 2008


amarynth, I've been waiting on pins and needles to see whether you like it and I'm so relieved you do. =) I did go through your history here a bit to try and make or get you something you'd like, which was good because you've posted some great stuff and I felt like I got to know you a little better. Anyone who likes Sifl and Ollie is rad in my book. I'm so so glad you liked it.
posted by Bageena at 2:19 PM on December 16, 2008


Lapolla, I'm delighted it arrived at all, let alone before the 25th, and that you like it.

This is the first Mefi exchange I've been involved in and it's been great fun: from the internet stalking of my Quonsaree, to trying to find some good gifts, to packing them up and getting them ready to send, then forgetting to bring them with me, then going back home picking them up and taking them to the post office and filling in the customs form, then getting the nice feedback. Brilliant.

Thanks for setting this up InidigoRain. Good job.
posted by Elmore at 3:18 PM on December 16, 2008


The mail today brought yay/boo...

Yay:
My secret Quonsar surprised me hugely by sending me a book I've been really wanting to read but couldn't get for myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you - I now have something to read for February that doesn't have to go back to the library!

Boo:
The post office rejected the box for my secret Quonsar because it was wrapped in festively stamped paper, so it's right at this moment being re-sent but this time as a mostly-nude "post-consumer" box. I hope the contents make up for this gross miscarriage of postal craft in some small way.
posted by batmonkey at 3:35 PM on December 16, 2008


Many thanks to the mystical stalker who sent a me gift card to a bookstore with a note referencing the attached café where I had brunch two days ago (i.e., the day before it was sent) AAAAAH I'M CAUGHT IN THE NET YOUSE GUYZ
posted by kittyprecious at 3:43 PM on December 16, 2008


I haven't sent mine yet either. I am extra sad as my presents came so early and were so great and I still don't know who they were from. But it snowed here, which is unusual and fucks up traffic, so I didn't make it out to the store I wanted to go to. But I WILL send a package soon!!
posted by librarina at 8:35 PM on December 16, 2008


My "secretary" put my gift in the mail yesterday, and it's shipping domestically, so hopefully its recipient will be seeing it by the end of the week. WATCH YR MAILBOX, AMERICA.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:51 AM on December 17, 2008


Okay so things just _might_ have gotten more interesting at the destination. I don't want to reveal details as I'm still keen on this whole mystery thing, so I will wait for a couple of days to see if the giftee makes a note here before I do. I don't know how it is out there in giftee-land, but if the same situation arose here in Singapore, there'd be a battle royale with the local postal overlords.

Which is to say, I'd like to help if necessary, but only after monitoring the tracking process and this thread for a few more days.
posted by the cydonian at 7:21 AM on December 17, 2008


I got a message from my secret santa saying that my gift is on its way and so I thought I'd better let my secret santa know that I'm still stalking you because you should probably know that you're on my present buying list but you're in north carolina and I'm in Australia and I'm a lazy slack bitch but not slack enough to actually not come through for you, so I'm sorry I've missed the mailing deadline but DON'T WORRY, you'll be getting something...It may be after Christmas but I hope it's something that you'd like..
posted by h00py at 7:53 AM on December 17, 2008


I'm a horridly flakey person who just mailed his today, but it's Priority Mail so the recipient should get it by the end of the week. Cheers, MeFi.
posted by cgomez at 8:53 AM on December 17, 2008


The age of instant communication and shopping without pants has just ruined me for post offices. This snow storm, busy work-season and post office hours aren't helping either. Sorry, secret Quonsar buddy. I'll successfully mail it soon.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 9:00 AM on December 17, 2008


I mailed mine out on Monday, but I took the cheap 'n slow version. I hope it gets there in time for Christmas, or at least New Year's, or before NEXT Christmas.
posted by sandraregina at 9:36 AM on December 17, 2008


Thanks, Secret Quonsar who gave me Best of Food Writing!!! And there's recipes in there! Yay!!
posted by spec80 at 10:43 AM on December 17, 2008


My secret Quonsar sent me a QUESTION about my gift. Sheesh - now my own gift seems kind of lame. I had no idea that this was the Pro-Bowl of Secret Santas.
posted by GuyZero at 11:09 AM on December 17, 2008


Apparently it is, and I fumbled a ways back, but I still had fun playing the game.

Or some other sports metaphor. I'm bad at those.
posted by sandraregina at 11:17 AM on December 17, 2008


I'm so excited! My husband just called to tell me my present had arrived. His puzzlement over the word "quonsar" was the funniest part. I'm totally bailing on work early to go open it up this afternoon.

Also, to my Secret Quonsaree, I'm going to the post office this afternoon. Apologies for being a slacker.
posted by chiababe at 11:32 AM on December 17, 2008


Sheesh - now my own gift seems kind of lame. I had no idea that this was the Pro-Bowl of Secret Santas.

Nah, can't be lame. Getting stuff in the mail is fun! I used to do a postcard exchange with 'net friends. It's trippy and awesome to get mail from people in random spots across the country or around the globe.
posted by zennie at 11:35 AM on December 17, 2008


nat - thank you thank you! i just got home to delicious-looking mexican chocolate in two of my favourite flavours (flavourites?) and would be devouring them right now if i wasn't about to go swimming. super gift and super fast! gold star.
posted by carbide at 11:41 AM on December 17, 2008


Yay Quonsar! Rinku sent me a beautiful skein of yarn! Must think of something nice to make for myself.....
posted by Lucinda at 12:07 PM on December 17, 2008


THE QUONSMUS ELVES HATH BLESSED ME GREATLY!!!!

Thank you zennie!!!!

My home was srsly lacking in strange wooden Buddhist flute playing figures. Honestly. It's awesome. AAANNNDDD a mix CD. AAANNNDDDD bangles. AAANNNDDD a chocolate bar, pen, and carabiner (complete with compass!) from The University of Maryland AAANNNNDDDD a CD...

... AAANNNNDDDD a card with MARY POPPINS on it.

Holy cow. Someone did their internet stalking homework! I danced with glee! My cats looked at me funny!

(Speaking of cows: I totally thought the cows on the box were a reference to my being a native Vermonster. I didn't even think they were weird until I read the card and there were apologies about the cows.)

(And now I feel like my gift is lame in comparison. HOPE YOU LIKE IT ANYHOW, QUONSAREE.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:09 PM on December 17, 2008


Ha. I mention the CD twice. THE GLEE HAS EATEN MY BRAIN.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:11 PM on December 17, 2008


um, i fail, and mine's going out tomorrow. i feel really badly about it, but at least i'm sending it!
posted by misanthropicsarah at 7:23 PM on December 17, 2008


THE GLEE HAS EATEN MY BRAIN.

Goodness. It's lucky I didn't spend the full ten bucks... I'd feel terribly responsible if I'd caused you a lethal glee-opathy!

But I'm glad I was able to draw a recognizable Mary Poppins.

Also, you're very welcome. Was fun to do! I got a few of my friends involved (sources of the music and some of the trinkets). It'll make 'em smile to hear how much you liked the package, especially the part about the cats! Uh-oh... contagious glee!
posted by zennie at 9:01 PM on December 17, 2008


I suck ... my gift is going out tomorrow ... so sorry my poor secret quonsar.
posted by Julnyes at 8:47 AM on December 18, 2008


I'm getting bummed reading about the awesome quonsar skillz of my fellow mifites. I hope my giftee liked her cake-flavored lipgloss. My co-worker wanted them desperately.
posted by fiercekitten at 9:35 AM on December 18, 2008


This is so much fun reading about what meFites got from their SQ; I hope everyone reports in so we can share in the glee. I'm looking forward to a bulletin on my gift being received as well as anything the mailman might drop off for me. And if that did happen to be a package with cake-flavored lipgloss, I would be thrilled. Mmmmmm cake.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 10:01 AM on December 18, 2008


Just found out there is a separate thread for the thank yous, so I'll be hanging out over there.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 3:55 PM on December 18, 2008


@Misha

You have no idea the power of the package! What an awesome treat -- I documented a bit of this in the package coming your way... but, the exciting news is this:

The panic button, worn to a friend's Christmas party, scored me a date. Yeah, I let him use my panic button.

Thank you so much! Merry Quonsar!

Thank you Indigo Rain for making it all happen!
posted by caveat empress at 9:04 PM on December 18, 2008


Ok, so I missed the postman last week, and then had to leave town by the time I found the notice to go to the post office. I got back early this morning, sunday, so I won't be able to see it until tomorrow! Provided the dear husband hasn't lost my ticket to get it. I'm sooo excited!
posted by sunshinesky at 2:57 PM on December 21, 2008


I just got back from the post office with this lovely book.

I must have let on at some point how much I enjoy etymology, but I don't remember! So kudos on your research, secret quonsar!

And thanks to IndigoRain as well. This was a unique experience!
posted by sunshinesky at 7:26 AM on December 22, 2008


I'm just checking in to let my secret quonsar know I never received a gift; if you are anything like me, you ordered something online (in my case for a dear friend), they took your money and thanked you, and told you the order was both complete and fulfilled. Apparently "fulfilled" means "back-ordered with an estimated ship date of MARCH 15 (123 days from order!)" to some retailers. I only know this because I called them when my friend told me she never got a gift from me this year (Glad I mentioned it in my thank you note to her!).
posted by julen at 12:56 PM on January 14, 2009


I'm just checking in to let my secret quonsar know I never received a gift

Me neither (sniff)...
posted by The Light Fantastic at 1:24 PM on January 14, 2009


Thank you Nicole C for the awesome book from John Holt! :D
posted by divabat at 10:22 PM on January 18, 2009


I'm in the never-received-gift-club too. We should do Quonsar in July, just for us rejects.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:55 AM on January 19, 2009


Whoo hoo! The postman brought me quonsar love today! I got a lovely cat container the perfect size for my collection of stitch holders and a gorgeous letterpress-printed card. Yay! Thank you.
posted by julen at 4:18 PM on January 20, 2009


I'm in the "oh dear, I hope my recipient received it!" club. I don't want him (OR HER!) to think they're in the No Love Club when they're just in the Slow Mail Club.
posted by scody at 4:38 PM on January 20, 2009


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