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The travelling goodies box aka MAFIA Box

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Dave,

I'm thinking of using a standard box that CanPost sells at their post offices. Medium size, but the content should be light. So are you in?

Terry

Sure !

DaveT

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Still looking for more participants, especially from outside of Ontario.

Bump.

Terry

Add me.

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Add me.

Done.

We have 10 so far - still 2 short of the originally planned of 12. Let me know if you guys think we should go ahead anyways.

Thx.

Terry

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Let me know by Saturday. I'll just donate some stuff at Heritagecon.

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Terry,

Are you planning on having a published list here which would be amended by any participants?

:woot.gif:

Emil

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Terry,

Are you planning on having a published list here which would be amended by any participants?

:lol:

Emil

Emil,

The item list will only be included in an envelop in the box. Participants simply cross out what he's taking and add what he's adding. The reasons for doing this instead of an online list are:

1) maintaining a surprise (hopefully pleasant ones) for the recipients as the box makes its round

2) I don't have a good way for the participants, and ONLY the participants, to maintain the list online without the organizor doing all the work

I think the surprise aspect of the box's content is what makes it interesting, hence I'm going to insist on not publishing its contents online.

BTW, I have modified the rules to allow "slightly" cut decal sheets.

Cheers,

Terry

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Emil,

The item list will only be included in an envelop in the box. Participants simply cross out what he's taking and add what he's adding. The reasons for doing this instead of an online list are:

1) maintaining a surprise (hopefully pleasant ones) for the recipients as the box makes its round

2) I don't have a good way for the participants, and ONLY the participants, to maintain the list online without the organizor doing all the work

I think the surprise aspect of the box's content is what makes it interesting, hence I'm going to insist on not publishing its contents online.

BTW, I have modified the rules to allow "slightly" cut decal sheets.

Cheers,

Terry

Terry,

I understand the surprise, and look forward to participating. Good idea all around and I'm sure as this gains popularity we will have more participants.

See you at Hamilton, I do hope you enter some of your work.

:thumbsup:

Emil

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I'm going ahead with the box with the current 10 participants. Anyone outside of the Mafia has received a PM from me asking for your city and province in order to route the box. Please respond to it.

I'll start the box this Sunday in Hamilton by handing it to a Mafia member. Any new participants signing up after Sunday can either go directly into the list (if the route allows) or have to wait for the next round.

Cheers,

Terry

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Guys,

I have edited the first post to put the participants in the order of the box's circulation. I'm the first one on the list, and will send the box to the next person on the list, in this case phantom. Phantom has his turn with the box's content, updates the included inventory list, then sends it to the next person on the list, and so forth.

I have everyone's city except Scooby, whom I assume lives in the prairies. Please let me know so I can correct the list. Thank you.

Cheers,

Terry

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Terry,

Scooby is just down the road from me. Probably best to send it to him first and then he can deliver it to me in person so we don't have to listen to him complain about the cost of postage.... ;)

Cheers,

Sean

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Ok, the box was passed to phantom yesterday. Whenever the last London/Toronto guy is done with it, please mail it to Smithery in Ottawa to continue the route. Thanks.

Terry

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I asked Don to send it to me and I'll forward it to Smithery.....

:thumbsup:

Emil

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I asked Don to send it to me and I'll forward it to Smithery.....

:)

Emil

Don't forget to let Winnie has his pick.

Thx

Terry

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Winnie will see it Wednesday night at the meeting.

Don

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Oh man, I've been under a rock... errrr... the Fortress GB. COUNT ME IN! (If it isn't too late) That'll give us someone central (Winnipeg). And boy oh boy do I have a whole bunch of little bitties for the box...

GREAT IDEA by the way.

Cheers,

Mark.

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Oh man, I've been under a rock... errrr... the Fortress GB. COUNT ME IN! (If it isn't too late) That'll give us someone central (Winnipeg). And boy oh boy do I have a whole bunch of little bitties for the box...

GREAT IDEA by the way.

Cheers,

Mark.

Mark,

You've been added. Please refer to the first post on this thread to see your position on the box's route.

Cheers,

Terry

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Thanks Terry, I really appreciate you letting me take part in this. Can't wait to get the box from... wait... Sean Bratton?! Sean Bratton from Edmonton?! COME ON!!! He ALWAYS takes the good stuff! Nuts!

Hahaha, all joking aside, this is an awesome idea! Can't wait!

Thanks again!

Mark.

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Mark, perhaps you can entice some of the guys at Tiger Hobbies as well, I know Ken sometimes participates on the forum?

Will add some nice stuff on wednesday, and see what's in it!

Cheers

Hagar

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I'm thinking so... I'll drop the bug in the ears of the folks here in Winnipeg, canvas up some interest...

This is gonna be fun!

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Can't wait to get the box from... wait... Sean Bratton?! Sean Bratton from Edmonton?! COME ON!!! He ALWAYS takes the good stuff!

Yeah, but I deserve it. :)

I'll try and leave something good in there for you, Mark.

Cheers,

Sean

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Looking forward to it!

Cheers!

Mark.

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Can someone let us know where the box currently is please? Enroute or ?

Thank you.

Terry

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I think Don still has it, I hope to see it soon also.

:worship:

Emil

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I'll see if I can see it today, and then send it off.

Cheers

H.

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Harald will see it tomorrow then I can take it to the CWHM on April 2nd. or I can mail it off to Emil before that.

Don

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