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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2014, 11:48:32 AM »
Part of the reason I thought it would be fun to encompass the middle three weeks of December - from the 7th to the 27th - is that covers Hanukkah, Festivus, the Winter Solstice, Christmas and the beginning of Kwanzaa.   

But it it good to point out that we are an all encompassing group and whether you celebrate some, all or none of these holidays in a secular or religious manner, you're perfectly welcome to participate as you choose.




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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2014, 11:49:19 AM »
i see a way to change the list name, but not a way to change my name.  and honestly, i don't want to change to change my amazon account name.

If you don't want to change your name, 's cool.  In case someone else does, you go to Your Account, and in the Settings section, Change Account Settings.  You don't have to have your full name or your real name.  The only issue, really, is if you leave reviews and want the "Real Name" option, I think.

EDIT:  See Geoffrey's next post:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,203263.msg2836882.html#msg2836882

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2014, 11:59:14 AM »
i see a way to change the list name, but not a way to change my name.  and honestly, i don't want to change to change my amazon account name.


Oh, and I went and played with a wishlist and I think I can do it.   Go to a wish list, and on the Right, select 'List Actions' and then 'Update List Profile'  Then, on the Left there is a recipient listing.  I defaulted to my name but it let me change it to something humble ....



See if that works for you.  Privacy is a real concern so I hope that's what you were looking for.

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2014, 12:38:49 PM »
yup, that looks like what i wanted, thanks.

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2014, 12:41:56 PM »

Oh, and I went and played with a wishlist and I think I can do it.   Go to a wish list, and on the Right, select 'List Actions' and then 'Update List Profile'  Then, on the Left there is a recipient listing.  I defaulted to my name but it let me change it to something humble ....



See if that works for you.  Privacy is a real concern so I hope that's what you were looking for.

Geoffrey

Ahh, cool!  Off to try....

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2014, 12:48:19 PM »
Note that in the "list profile" which apparently can be different for each list, you can also specify a separate email address for the list, and you can also set it to not have "spoiler surprises" in case someone like, say, NogDog, doesn't have your gift arrive right away, you won't be able to tell it's been bought by looking at your list.  (If you try to buy something that's already been bought, they will warn you, however.)

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2014, 12:56:21 PM »
Geoffrey says we need to make the list public, but there is an option of "only let people who have the link see the list".  is that one we might consider since we're using links in the other thread?

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2014, 12:59:43 PM »
Geoffrey says we need to make the list public, but there is an option of "only let people who have the link see the list".  is that one we might consider since we're using links in the other thread?

I don't see why not....I don't see much difference since you'll be posting it on a public forum, but if it works for you. :D

EDIT:  I've had a public Kindle list for a couple years now so that EreaderIQ could link to it, and I haven't had a problem with people randomly buying me Kindle books. :)

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2014, 01:13:28 PM »
i can't see a way to take your name off your wish list, so i'm opting out of putting one up.  but that's not to say i might not be randomly gifting things to people....
Neat Idea!! I just sent someone a book to arrive on my birthday???? Its b4 Christmas Eve
Question:  When someone gives you a book will it remove it from your wishlist?
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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2014, 01:14:04 PM »
I'm willing to let anyone who wants to buy me something see my list. :)

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2014, 01:47:09 PM »
Neat Idea!! I just sent someone a book to arrive on my birthday???? Its b4 Christmas Eve
Question:  When someone gives you a book will it remove it from your wishlist?

I think it depends on how they gift it.  If they gift if FROM your wishlist, I believe it is removed. If they randomly send you a book, it does not.  I have received books on my public lists before and they are not always removed.

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2014, 01:53:37 PM »
I'm willing to let anyone who wants to buy me something see my list. :)

i'm looking at your list next....

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2014, 01:57:09 PM »
i'm looking at your list next....

Are you checking it twice?

Oh, that's for making a list...never mind. :)

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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2014, 02:02:20 PM »
Are you checking it twice?

Oh, that's for making a list...never mind. :)

actually, yes i did check it twice.  now you check if something is off it.
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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2014, 04:52:09 PM »
Thank you Geoffrey and Secret Santa for my two books!  :D
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« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2014, 05:12:40 PM »
Thank you secret Santa for the book. 
FYI I'm a boob, I sent a book but forgot to change my name or put a message.. lol. So receivee...enjoy the book and try not to laugh too much at my boobishness.

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« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2014, 05:28:32 PM »
Thank you, thank you, Secret Santa!  A book!  The perfect gift.  I'm so pleased!

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« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2014, 05:45:18 PM »
Thank you dnagirl!! Now I have to be strong and not start reading until Friday or I won't get a thing done this week.

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« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2014, 06:07:43 PM »
Heh.  This is too much fun!


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« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2014, 06:42:58 PM »
Thank you, Andra! A much appreciated gift! Can't wait to get to this one.
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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2014, 06:49:07 PM »
Wow, talk about instant Karma: I've made 5 purchases that no one should have received yet, yet have already received 5 e-books myself. Great idea, Geoffrey, and once again I'm reminded what a great group of friends I have here and KBoards. Hey, I'm almost in the Christmas spirit now. :)

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2014, 08:05:56 PM »
So a bit of an odd wrinkle in the system: 3 of my generous secret Santas all agreed on which book to get me. I redeemed one of them, but now will try to figure out how to switch those other nice gifts to something else. So much for Amazon's web developers having any idea what they're doing.  ::)

PS: Which I suppose means that when the gift orders I placed actually get delivered in a week and a half or so, there's a high probability they'll be duplicates for the recipients. If so, just click the link below the accept gift button to convert it to a gift card balance, and follow the instructions -- then buy what you really want. :)
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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2014, 03:41:08 AM »
I think it's not considered "purchased" until you redeem it. Because, as you point out, you can use the gift card for something else.  It's not like a gift registry, unfortunately. :D  But it's a good feedback!

Sounds like your preferences might be well known if a number of people think one book is the perfect gift!

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« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2014, 04:25:49 AM »
It's easy to convert to just GC credit, as I recall . . . . . there's a link in the email you get, even.

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Re: The Secret Santa Gifting Library Chat Thread ....
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2014, 04:37:52 AM »
It's easy to convert to just GC credit, as I recall . . . . . there's a link in the email you get, even.

As NogDog said...

:D

Having fun looking at all the gift lists!

Note that you can't give books that require a pre-order as gifts, apparently.

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