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Subject: Secret Santa Chat & What did you receive???
Date Posted: 11/2/2013 9:38 PM ET
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Just received a PM from Mary P (Mary2029) that her Secret Santa shopping is already finished --- can anyone beat that????

If you have not read my post concerning when to mail, etc. in the "Secret Santa News" thread please do --- many thanks!!!!

Forgot to say, when you send your recipient their books, PLEASE tell them from whom they came!!!! 

Also, if you could just send me a PM when you mail it would be greatly appreciated.



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Date Posted: 11/3/2013 3:17 PM ET
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Well, I have heard from a few of you that you have your Secret Santa lists and are getting ready to go!!!  I have already done a little bit of shopping for my recipient as well.

Date Posted: 11/4/2013 11:26 AM ET
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Hello All you Santas --- Just as a heads up, I ordered books today for my recipient and the receive by dates are anywhere from November 16 to December 2.  These were all ordered via Abesbooks.com from various sellers.  Just want to let you know not to wait TOO LONG before ordering if you are going the used route.

Someone mentioned ordering books from Amazon used and that is a great resource but you ALWAYS have to pay the $3.99 shipping.  At Abe's I actually got some books for less than $3.99 total.  So be sure to check both places.

Happy shopping and shipping!!!!!

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 11/4/2013 5:44 PM ET
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I'm with Mary, my shoppig is done.  If you're an Amazon prime member you might hit no shipping charges.  I managed to find one thing like that.  My choices are shipping now, to me then on to my person.



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Date Posted: 11/4/2013 6:28 PM ET
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Geri --- Totally forgot PRIME --- thanks for reminding me!!!  All of my shopping is done at this point -- just waiting for them to arrive so I can send them on to my Secret pal.

Subject: I am done. So tempted to over do!
Date Posted: 11/4/2013 6:55 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/4/2013 9:15 PM ET
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Gail --- I know the feeling, I could have bought the whole list --- it was so much fun searching for the books, then seeing which was in the best condition for the best price, etc. etc.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 11/5/2013 4:12 AM ET
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Oh, I had selected waaay too much on my first pass.  :)  I wanted to over do it too!  This is fun!

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 11/5/2013 8:00 PM ET
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 Abesbooks.com

 

Thanks for the adVISE

Date Posted: 11/5/2013 8:35 PM ET
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Mary --- Glad you had some success with Abe's --- I seem to usually have pretty good luck with them.  I guess everyone is shopping away for their Santa partner.  I had so much fun doing my shopping.

Date Posted: 11/6/2013 11:25 PM ET
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I just ordered.  This is fun--I too was tempted to overdo.  cheeky

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 7:49 AM ET
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My items arrived yesterday!  I always get a bit of a chuckle when ordering something for somwone.  Full steam ahead, order left, right and sideway!!!  For myself, hmmm do I really want to BUY that?

Date Posted: 11/7/2013 8:53 AM ET
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One of my items arrived yesterday from Amazon along with another item I had ordered.  When I carefully slit the top of the box I opened it to find that the book was jammed right up to the box and I had slit the cover!!!  I wrote to Amazon and am returning it and they are sending a new one.  They should be more careful.  Actually I have never have them ship me a book with no protection.  This was strange.  Thankfully it was the only new book I had ordered, so it will be replaced very quickly.

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:11 PM ET
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Shopping today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 11/7/2013 8:41 PM ET
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I have my shopping done just waiting for the items to arrive.  It's was fun I could have bought the whole list.


 

Date Posted: 11/7/2013 9:43 PM ET
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It was all I could do to keep from ordering 2 of everything!! Just waiting for them to arrive now.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 7:57 AM ET
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Got my items, got a box, now I have to wait til closer to the first of December.  I don't want the package to arrive too early!

Date Posted: 11/8/2013 12:22 PM ET
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Well, I can tell you looking at everyone's lists added a few to my Reminder List!!!  My books are all ordered and I am just waiting for them to begin to arrive.

Geri --- Thank you for choosing me for "The Iron Rose".  I clicked to ship it to me moments ago.  Another book --- YIPPEE!!!!  I think if we wait until around December 8th or so our packages should arrive in plenty of time.

PLEASE remember that if you are having any trouble with fulfilling your Secret Santa mailing for any reason, let me know!!  Many thanks.



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Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 11/19/2013 6:38 PM ET
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I've gotten all mine, yay Amazon! When is the shipping date?

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 11/19/2013 7:54 PM ET
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Barb, about the 1st of December.  Allow time for the package to get to its destination.

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 11/19/2013 7:58 PM ET
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Mine are ordered. I have learned NOT TO ORDER FROM THE UK, when on a deadline. As my friend says, ALL IS WELL.

The weather is so warm here that Christmas is not on the agenda. However, it is coming!!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS SS.

 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 11/20/2013 8:28 AM ET
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Mary warm?  We're about 20 degrees colder than normal here in Michigan.  Already had a little snow at the end of October.  Predicted for tomorrow too!  I made arrangements to have my house (outside) decorated for Christmas.

I may have to order an alterrnative for my gift.  I've received one, have the notification that the other is on it's way.  It's been on it's way since the beginning of November!!!  If it was coming from a PBS member it would be lost in the mail.

Date Posted: 11/20/2013 3:36 PM ET
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I have about all of my items to be sent out.  Will probably pick up one or two more.

Going out of town for Thanksgiving but my package will go out around 3rd or 4th once we get back and settled.

Date Posted: 11/29/2013 4:05 PM ET
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Since I am STILL in Oklahoma, I can only hope that all of my "gift" books have arrived so I can dash them to the P.O. once I get home!!!!



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Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 11/30/2013 1:11 PM ET
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It's quite warm here today, I have the door open. I have a hard time getting in the Christmas mood in this city, it's just not right. I need snow! I'm wrapping my package now, probably won't make the mail today but it will be ready for Monday for sure.

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