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Old 06-13-15, 01:05 PM
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Christmas in July Exchange

Anyone want to do a gift exchange? Randomize names to get a partner, and exchange mystery grab bags of comic/entertainment trinkets?

Stolen from another forum, but seems like it could be fun.
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Old 06-13-15, 10:18 PM
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I'd be up for it.
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id be interested
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I'm game.
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I'd be up for it.
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How'd this work out? You guys send me anything yet?
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How'd this work out? You guys send me anything yet?
I sent you Detective 27 about a week ago. You didn't get it?
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I sent you Detective 27 about a week ago. You didn't get it?
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Dammit!! I already have that one!!

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We have 5 participants. An even number would be easier, but not mandatory I guess. Let's give it a couple more days to see if anyone else wants in.

In the meantime, everyone who is in so far, pick a number.
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Old 07-02-15, 08:51 PM
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Re: Christmas in July Exchange

Still interested in this but will be leaving next sat for 12 day cruise so not sure if that will interfere with the exchange i can bail out and make it equal
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Still interested in this but will be leaving next sat for 12 day cruise so not sure if that will interfere with the exchange i can bail out and make it equal
No bailing allowed. You've got Joe.
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So what's the rules for this? Do I just send a grab bag of random comics from my Get Rid Of box? Anyone gonna get pissy if some aren't mint? A few might be well-read because I've re-bought here and there.
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is there a price range? i was gonna pick up items and send, but if we are exchanging items that we want to get pay foward thats cool too
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Re: Christmas in July Exchange

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So what's the rules for this? Do I just send a grab bag of random comics from my Get Rid Of box? Anyone gonna get pissy if some aren't mint? A few might be well-read because I've re-bought here and there.
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is there a price range? i was gonna pick up items and send, but if we are exchanging items that we want to get pay foward thats cool too
My thoughts, and what I've seen on other forums, is no rules. I've seen people give away $100 hardcovers, or a bag of dime store trinkets.

I don't think anyone is coming to complain about getting fair or even poor condition comics.

You can take the time to research what you think your person might like, or just mail out whatever you have lying around.

I don't know. I'm open to ideas. But I thought it it be fun to trade little mystery gift bags twice a year (July and December).

As far as a minimum and maximum price range, I don't know. I'd be happy with a couple quarter bin oldies, but I don't want to limit people from sending out hardcovers if they want.

And of course it doesn't have to be just actual comics, but anything related to the hobby.
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Old 07-04-15, 11:28 AM
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You drew who gets who?
I picked up some gems today I may include
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I'd like to participate if you're still taking names.
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You drew who gets who?
I picked up some gems today I may include
I have. You still have Joe.
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I'd like to participate if you're still taking names.
Welcome!

I'll hold off on announcing the other matchups in case we get more participants and an odd number makes me shuffle the picks.

Let's give it until the 12th maybe? That would allow everyone two weeks to assemble a little box and hopefully get it delivered by 'half'-Christmas, July 25th.
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So I have Terry?
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So I have Terry?
No; we only had 5 people when I randomized, and may still end up with an uneven number, so it might not be pure exchanges like that.

I gave Terry his just so he could work on it before his cruise. (I'm jealous!)

I deleted that list when we grew, so I'll just re-roll when we lock entering.
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I'd feel like shit if I sent someone a grab bag full of comics I found in the .50 bin and then someone sends me a $100 hardcover. Not saying that wouldn't be awesome but I kinda feel like there should be a cap.
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I'd feel like shit if I sent someone a grab bag full of comics I found in the .50 bin and then someone sends me a $100 hardcover. Not saying that wouldn't be awesome but I kinda feel like there should be a cap.
Ok, whoever gets you had a $10 cap.
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I hope no one uses this as an excuse to dump a ton of 90's Image and Valiant shit (comics) off on someone else. Other then that, I am interested to see how this turns out.
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I'd be interested.
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Old 07-06-15, 02:37 PM
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I don't plan on sending any $100 hardcovers but trades around $20-$25 are likely. I was planning to send only 1 tpb at a time. Does that sound right?
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