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One somewhat kludgy option that works right now is to use the universal wish list feature on amazon that lets you add links from 3rd party sites to your lists. Unfortunately, I can't get anyone in my extended family to actually purchase things from 3rd party sites linked to by Amazon. It is still useful for me though to keep track of priorities.

 

I agree that a wishlist on the Reaper site itself would be a bit more useful, but I also suspect it is a fair ammount of work for them to set up.

Yeah, I end up with my mother calling me up and having me order it with her paypal or credit card number. She just can't figure out the 3rd party feature.

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One somewhat kludgy option that works right now is to use the universal wish list feature on amazon that lets you add links from 3rd party sites to your lists. Unfortunately, I can't get anyone in my extended family to actually purchase things from 3rd party sites linked to by Amazon. It is still useful for me though to keep track of priorities.

 

I agree that a wishlist on the Reaper site itself would be a bit more useful, but I also suspect it is a fair ammount of work for them to set up.

 

I am fairly certain that the ones I do have tagged on Amazon actually come from Reaper. My people who like Wishlists and especially who prefer to purchase everything online don't mind where it comes from so long as the point-and-click option exists. The problem I had was using a key word search AND alternately trying it via stock number I only found about 8 of the ones I really wanted out of around 40 or so.

 

add to cart, copy and paste into notepad, instant wishlist :)

 

The people I am referring to won't come here and do that because they don't "get" minis to start with, and are (I think) intimidated by the site and the amount of stuff. I mean my goofy brother in law STILL called my husband for advice for the ones on the Amazon list. They're seriously never going to buy straight from Reaper unless it's click-click-insert payment method here.

 

I truly appreciate all the suggestions and am not trying to be negative or demanding only the one solution. I'll still do business here regardless, I'm just trying to get others to do so because everybody wins. People who won't buy boo unless they know you want that item specifically have another place to look, I get more cool minis, Reaper gets more money :bday: I strongly suspect I'm not the only person who would bring additional business to Reaper via wishlist, judging by the amount of times I see "My husband/wife/brother/mom/BFF likes to buy me minis but never knows what to choose"

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Have them buy you a gift certificate. Then they don't have to search for the specific minis. And you can get what you want.

Don't I wish mom would go for this! She wants stuff for me to unwrap, even if it means my placing the order since she can't figure it out. She's in her 60's, so I cut her a lot of slack.

 

Even though I know I'm getting a bunch of holiday Mouslings, anyone want to bet she wraps each blister pack separately? :devil:

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Have them buy you a gift certificate. Then they don't have to search for the specific minis. And you can get what you want.

Don't I wish mom would go for this! She wants stuff for me to unwrap, even if it means my placing the order since she can't figure it out. She's in her 60's, so I cut her a lot of slack.

 

Even though I know I'm getting a bunch of holiday Mouslings, anyone want to bet she wraps each blister pack separately? :devil:

 

 

Amen sister, my issue exactly! I feel like an ol' pain in the tookus for coming here and then saying "sorry that won't work" to people who are trying to help, but this is what I'm dealing with too. My mother wraps STOCKING STUFFERS! I mean one year she wrapped a decorative salt & pepper set separately. Chapstick and a little plastic slider puzzle are also memorable for having been wrapped stocking stuffers. Really. And with a very few exceptions such as supporting my Starbucks addiction, my husband and inlaws have some strange aversion to gift certifcates unless it's for a distant family member. They seem to feel it's "less thoughtful" than a gift, even if it's a gift I essentially picked. I try to at least register for a variety so I don't feel like I said "buy me this particular thing." I'm not mad about it, it's nice they do care, but it can also be frustrating because I think it's tacky to tell someone what to buy me.

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Have them buy you a gift certificate. Then they don't have to search for the specific minis. And you can get what you want.

Don't I wish mom would go for this! She wants stuff for me to unwrap, even if it means my placing the order since she can't figure it out. She's in her 60's, so I cut her a lot of slack.

 

Even though I know I'm getting a bunch of holiday Mouslings, anyone want to bet she wraps each blister pack separately? :devil:

 

 

Amen sister, my issue exactly! I feel like an ol' pain in the tookus for coming here and then saying "sorry that won't work" to people who are trying to help, but this is what I'm dealing with too. My mother wraps STOCKING STUFFERS! I mean one year she wrapped a decorative salt & pepper set separately. Chapstick and a little plastic slider puzzle are also memorable for having been wrapped stocking stuffers. Really. And with a very few exceptions such as supporting my Starbucks addiction, my husband and inlaws have some strange aversion to gift certifcates unless it's for a distant family member. They seem to feel it's "less thoughtful" than a gift, even if it's a gift I essentially picked. I try to at least register for a variety so I don't feel like I said "buy me this particular thing." I'm not mad about it, it's nice they do care, but it can also be frustrating because I think it's tacky to tell someone what to buy me.

 

 

It's all about unwrapping! When my daughter was one, we kept re-wrapping the presents she had opened. This went on for something like two hours.... xD

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An alternative would be to set up an online store account for them, add the miniatures you want into the shopping cart. Then they can buy what they want, deleting any they find too expensive or not to their liking.

 

It's too bad there isn't an option like Amazon has, for the buy it now, save it for later, where you can add a bunch of stuff to your cart, and if you don't want to purchase it during that specific shopping trip, you can click it for "Save for Later" and it keeps the item in the cart, but doesn't add it to the current purchase.

 

We're wrapping monsters in my family too, but it's usually more torment than paper between my siblings and me (although on occasion one of the parents gets caught in the crossfire). I've hidden gifts inside of NERF footballs, slipped gift cards into decks of cards, buried a gift certificate into a box with 250 color matched envelopes, individually wrapped multi-piece sets, etc. My brother once coated a gift in a quarter inch of duct tape.

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And here I thought we were the only family where taking a pocketknife to help "unwrap" was a necessity! In revenge for a duct tape wrapped present from my brother, my best duct tape torture present involved a t-shirt.

 

Step 1: Roll as small as possible in a Wal-Mart bag

Step 2: Cover with duct tape

Step 3: Shove into a 1 lb. plastic coffee container

Step 4: Cover with duct tape

Step 5: Cover with wrapping paper

Step 6: Put into a 5 lb. plastic coffee container in such a way it purposely rattles when shaken

Step 7: Cover with duct tape

Step 8: Cover with wrapping paper - no duct tape here but excessive amounts of clear tape at every seam

Step 9: Laugh hysterically for 10 minutes while he unwraps

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Wishlist capability like you describe is "on the list" of future improvements to the site. I believe Reaper has one, maybe two people who work on the site (and probably wear other hats as well), so changes come slowly.

 

For now I use the shopping cart to make a list, then cut and past into a Google document which I can refer to later or print out. I long ago gave up asking family to buy things for my weird hobbies.

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Since the online store is hand crafted, yeah, changes will take time and it's pretty much Kit and anyone else he can press gang into performing code squirrel duties.

 

I'm with Inarah regarding the family gift purchases. They either don't get it, or think I have too much already.

At best I can get art supplies.

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