An ASE Christmas

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by CamaroDMD, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    So, even though I'm somewhat of an adult and living on my own...my parents still ask me around Christmas time if there is anything coin related that I want for Christmas. Normally, it's something small but this year there was a very special item I was dying for. So, a few months ago I explained to my parents that the 25th Anniversary set for the ASE was being released. My parents have always spent way too much money on their children at Christmas...and this year were planning on a reduced budget. I told them the set was $300 and if that was too much money to not worry about it (since they never say what the budget is...just that they want to spend less). They said they would think about it.

    I was extremely clear that this set was very limited and would sell out within a matter of hours following its release. As wonderful as my family is, they have never been good at sticking to schedules...and things tend to get put off. So, I feared that if they decided to buy me the set that they might wait too long and not be able to get one. To make matters worse, the release date was 10/27/2011 which is my younger brother's birthday. So, I figured getting this set for Christmas was a very long shot. But, since I couldn't afford it...the best I could do was hope that they would be willing and able to get me one.

    Well, on Christmas...I opened a heavy rectangular package and found this:

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  3. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    Congrats! :thumb:
     
  4. That was very thoughtful of your parents. Another festivus miracle. Enjoy! :smile. TC
     
  5. Siwash

    Siwash Senior Member

    Do take this comment in the positive way in which it is intended: the present clearly demonstrates your membership in the Lucky Sperm Club! What a great present! That should keep you happy for quite some time.
     
  6. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    That is one nice Christmas present. Not too many got a set, even for themselves.
     
  7. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    They were saying they were really unsure if they were going to actually get one. But, it eventually came. I have the receipt...I wonder if I can use the order number to see where I was and how close I was to not getting one.
     
  8. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    Yes, if you go to the 25th aniv. order thread you can see how close you came. I think it was around 38386XX???
     
  9. chip

    chip Novice collector

    That is a nice set, I opened my one set Christmas eve. Congratulations, you are one of only 100k people to have one of em.
     
  10. ozleck77

    ozleck77 Member

    And that set cost only $300?
     
  11. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    OK, I'll track down that tread a little later...but it looks like mine was 38341XXX so I was pretty safe.
     
  12. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    Mine was 38345XXX and I had my order in by 1pm. Your parents did good!
     
  13. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Very nice holiday surprise for you camaro. Your parents had better luck than most. The site was Bedlam that day.
     
  14. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    Great Christmas present at $300 :D
     
  15. AdamL

    AdamL Likes Silver

    Holy cow man! Thanks mom and dad, huh? I've gotten some great gifts from my parents, including some great coins. But that's pretty special, not just because of the money, but because it seemed to be a hard to get item too. Congrats. Either one of your parents a collector?
     
  16. Buck

    Buck Member

    Your parents certainly put a priority on getting that one. Who cares how high the price goes for these sets. Yours is priceless.
    And the order numbers were fulfilled up beyond 38391500. They shipped some as late as December 23rd.
     
  17. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    It's very special. My dad collected years ago...but not anymore. He loves the WL design though and really liked these coins. He still has an interest in coins.

    I believe they had my brother make the order...he did it on his lunch break from school. If I recall, the set went on sale at noon so it was the perfect time for him to place the order. So, I think I owe them all for it. And yes, it's priceless to me. It won't ever be for sale.
     
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