[OzBargain 11th Birthday] Sydney CBD Meetup - 30 Nov 6PM @ Nandos Clarence St. | Message to Reserve

UPDATE — maximum enrolment reached!

Thanks to all who have responded, and we have enough people coming to the party. Sorry we will not be taking any more people, and see you on Thursday for those who are coming!


Celebrating OzBargain 11th Birthday.
OzBargain sponsored dinner
Another Great Freebie , celebrating OzBargain's 11th Birthday

Venue: Nandos, Clarence St, Sydney CBD
Date: 30th Nov
Time: 6pm

Maximum Enrollment Reached

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  • 5
    Lunch
  • 34
    Dinner

Comments

  • +1 vote

    Who pays ?

    I’m on OzB all the time to save money, hope you don’t expect me to pay :P

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      Ozbargain pays. Copy and paste from Scotty:

      If you can confirm that there will be 25 or more people coming to your OzBargain birthday party, OzBargain will sponsor $500 towards the cost of venue, food and drinks. I have a budget of $7,500 for this year's parties so get it organised! Once you think you can confirm the number, PM me to request for sponsorship.

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        I think many people aren't aware of this proposal, too bad but maybe this forum isn't famous for discussion yet most people are just checking deals and go.

        • +1 vote

          The people who are organizing the parties should be responsible for disseminating the information, also important to communicate where/when the party is and what is involved (for e.g one of the requirements of the party was that you shoot a short video clip)

          Cut and paste again

          IMPORTANT — each group has to upload a short video of the party. It could just be a view of everyone who showed up, or everyone singing happy birthday. It could be judged by the mods for some prizes later.

          However, we are aware that some people will be camera-shy and may object to being filmed at the location, and may not like their faces to be uploaded on the internet for all to see. If you feel uncomfortable, you could choose not to be in the video (or maybe wear a Guy Fawkes mask to preserve your anonymity 🤣 )

          Anyway, the Birthday events will be more publicly visible on the site in the coming week to encourage more participation numbers. Feel free to PM scotty if you have queries or suggestions.

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          @scrimshaw:

          The people who are organizing the parties should be responsible for disseminating the information

          So just go around sticking it in deals then? Or PMing people?

  • +1 vote

    I can confirm RSVP. I'll be there!

    C'mon guys - support your own!

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      can you please PM me as i am making all the arrangements and preparations. I tried messaging you but system blocks me as it sees me logging in from overseas (due to the US proxy used by my workplace).

      • Try now, I've placed an override on your account.

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    We need a minimum of 25 ppl comittment for OzB to support our party efforts with $500

    C'mon ppl, we have saved heaps using this forum. Contribute at least $10 each.

  • +3 votes

    I should be able to come on Thursday night (30th Nov) in the CBD (if someone is organising it). I can bring some OzBargain T-shirts to giveaway. Individual contribution would be

    total bill - $500 OzBargain sponsorship
    ---------------------------------------
        total number of people turned up
    

    Which might not even be $10, depending on what we are having.

    • +1 vote

      Absolutely..
      In case we don't get 25 participants, some contribution should not be a problem.
      But I am white hopeful we will have 25 or more..

      And to Scotty's point may be even less than $10 per person.

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        "In case we don't get 25 participants, some contribution should not be a problem."
        no, if less than 25 ppl then you get $0 from ozb. its a condition to get the funding.

        • +3 votes

          Not really. $500 is the cap, but my budget is around $20pp. I told treeman that if they are able to get 10 people I am happy to contribute $200 (well, they are in Adelaide after all). I need to set a cap just in case 100 people turn up to empty my band account :)

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          @scotty: ok sorry for the misunderstanding.

        • +4 votes

          @dragonindespair: Also i contribute $100 from my side as a thanks to the forum and to all of you for helping me save $$$$$ over the years

        • +1 vote

          @scotty: You only have $2000 in your bank account? :(

        • +2 votes

          @John Kimble: That specific ING saver account ;)

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      I will make all the arrangements Scotty as I mentioned in the post. I am creating a list of ppl as they respond to me/msg me.
      Also contributing $100 from my side.

      Once I have a clearer picture of how many want to turn up, will publish a poll for preferred restaurants, so that i can make bookings based on poll results.

  • -2 votes

    lol, tshirts

    • +1 vote

      last time i got a shirt from scotty, there was a bose qc 35ii worth $399 wrapped inside.

      kidding. just shirt is fine.

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        I never got one because they were all gone before the meetup even started

        • +1 vote

          They said they posted my tshirt on August 1st 2014. Still waiting.

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    just go to one of the pub that has special food, therefore $20 can give us a meal plus drink. i think some places has like $15 steak?

    The Scary Canary
    $10 steak burger chicken etc whole day

  •  
    Merged from [OzBargain 11th Birthday] Sydney CBD Meetup - Venue Poll

    Celebrating OzBargain 11th Birthday

    Venue: Nandos, Clarence St, Sydney CBD
    Date: 30th Nov
    Time: 6pm

    Please PM me confirming your attendance

    • +7 votes
      • Hungry Jack's - George St
      • Officeworks - Pitt St
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        where is hungry jacks on George street ?

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          I believe it is attached to the Event Cinema

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            @quietsarcasm: ohhh yeah. forgot that was there… I was thinking of the one on the corner they turned into a bank

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            @quietsarcasm: @Archi: used to always sit there after buying Hot Star

    • +1 vote

      Which one is cheaper or has discount vouchers?

      • +1 vote

        i think kfc might still have $2.50 chips n gravy

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          It would have expired by then. Not sure on the exact expiry, but it's like 26th or something.

          Shame about the time though :/

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      Nandos is a good option especially with multiples of 6 (in my experience). If you simply stick with 2 x 2 chickens and 3 sides ($54.45) per 6 people, each person pays $18.15 and almost guaranteed everyone will get enough to eat (unless everyone is a pig) as it's just over 5 pieces per person, plus sides. There will always be people who eat more or less, so it evens out or a few people get doggy bags.

      You also get a variety of sides we usually choose 2 chips, 2 coleslaw and 2 rice.

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        YES I love Nandos. Scary canary is a cool place but the music can be a bit too loud.

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        This is the most hilarious comment I've read on this site. Thank you for making my day.

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          Really? There are so many more worthy contenders…it's not meant to be funny. Eating Nandos is serious business. :/

          At one point I had over 2000 points on my card by doing this semi regularly with my friends and cricket team. Down to about 1600 now after redeeming with the same people…Due for another one soon I reckon…is it wrong to hoard points for no reason? :(

    •  

      Thanks for organising this. Just voted and sent you PM. Will get my OZB tshirt freshly washed and ironed for the event.

      A suggestion how about we do a OZB birthday present lucky dip? Everyone buy a present say worth $10 no more no less and we put them all in the middle wrapped and pick one out?

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        lol how can i get an OZB shirt?

        • +1 vote

          arrive at a meetup where they are being given out. make sure you arrive at least an hour early because they will all be gone before the event starts

    •  

      What about OBar?

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      If you're all set on Nandos, I'll shoot our contact an email to see if they can do something for us.

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        I am already talking to them.

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          Great!

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      Interested, but poll expired?

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        Just gets extended.

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      I'll try my best to make it. Thanks OP for organising

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      Just voted for Nandos, will you really have OzB T'shirts to hand out?
      Last time I missed out by one, lol!

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      how does the t shirts look out of curiosity?

    • +4 votes

      Hi Sorry to be late to the party but I only noticed this. I can offer us exclusive area in the Canvas Bar on Kent Street for the meet up. Venue will be free of charge, but food and drinks are extra. Can be catered or just order when there.

      So dedicated space for ozbargain paraphenalia and for us to compare our eneloop collections.

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        I was a bit too late to this post but next time we have an event, someone PM me so I can sponsor it at the Canvas Bar.

        In other news, I am bringing a lucky door prize - something that is currently on my site. I will be late to the party so don't leave before you get a chance to take the lucky prize home.

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          Thanks. We'll certainly keep that in mind when we organise the next Sydney meetup.

    •  

      is this event still on this Thursday?

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        Yes -
        Venue: Nandos, Clarence St, Sydney CBD
        Date: 30th Nov
        Time: 6pm

    •  

      Lets all go to the local pub and sneak in to the gaming area and ask for free soft drinks and coffee, true Ozbargain Sprit~

  •  

    I'd be inclined to go for lunch, but not for dinner.
    Then again, the North Shore meet up is closer..

    •  

      in chatswood? you're a lot more likely to get stabbed there

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        Lol good thing I'm not on the roof or balcony of a high rise apartment now isn't it :)

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          dunno, i've never been pushed off a balcony there, but I have been stabbed

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          @terminal2k: Don't mind me, I thought you were referencing this but then realised there is also stabbings - exactly why I would prefer a lunch time meet up over a dinner time one.

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          @pennypincher98:

          hadn't seen that one. i got stabbed in the neck

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          @terminal2k: Oh wow, whereabouts and when? I won't ask stupid questions like 'were you ok' because you obviously weren't, but you lived. Was it like in the middle of the day or in the evening? Near the shops, train station or just a random street?

          Just curious. I'll have to take a greater awareness of my surroundings..

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          @pennypincher98:

          it was at night time (10-11ish), near the station. about 6-12 months ago

        • -2 votes

          @terminal2k: comeon guys focus….. $500 on stake here

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          @terminal2k: Oh yeah fair enough. I don't mean to be uncaring but you can kind of almost expect to get stabbed if you are around the station around 11pm at night…

    •  

      lunch cbd for me. easy we all need to eat lunch. just come eat talk drink then go back to work.

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    I would've come but using my tiger sale flights to get to the gold Coast, followed by a drive to Byron Bay using my discounted car hire, to get to my airbnb that I used my self referral credit to get a good deal. Oh how well you've taught me OzB

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      You forgot to price match your tigersale flights with Jetstar…..You've got alot of ozbargaining to learn young padawan.

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    i'd come! :D

  •  

    Would love to go but not sure I can attend on 30
    Nov. tentative!

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    i'm in!

  • +2 votes

    Why isn't this on a Friday or Saturday so we can all get pissed and not have to rock up to work next day hung over

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    Interested in the meetup as well!

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    Am I able to live stream the event in Sydney?

    To give you an idea of what I mean by live stream here's a recent video I did:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM4gOm8WyAs

    Also it's a shame this isn't pushed back to a weekend so there's no dramas of people drinking on a weekday xD

    • +5 votes

      I guess if you are a youtuber, you just have to do what you have to do. However you might also need to respect people's privacy. A few people don't want to show their faces on camera when we took pictures at the Chatswood meetup. You might want to warn people about the live stream before you start.

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    same here, im interested in the meetup as well

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    Clean forgot about the chatswood one (only remembered because of the birthday posts) but will definitely try to come to this.

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    Ugh spewing I'll miss it… On a plane back to Sydney that night

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    Be there!

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      unable to msg u …you have to PM me to confirm your attendance .

  • I have merged the venue poll post to this one since venue has already been decided (Nandos Clarence St). Please PM Jabberwocky to reserve a place (which will be limited).

    I'll bring ~15 T-shirts to giveaway, and the design is from recent competition. Might not be enough for everyone — it would be first come first serve.

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    I want to preserve my virginity privacy anonymity so maybe next time for me guys.. every year gets tempting though.. though who knows.. Hmm I do love nandos and I'm 99% sure none of you guys are murderers or rapists so hmm

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    Sounds like fun. I'm in the city for work anyway :)

    PM sent.

  • +1 vote

    Just an announcement on behalf of Jabberwocky that we have reached maximum enrolment. We have enough people coming and sorry we won't be taking in any more attendees.

    •  

      Would it be ok if I dropped by to just say hi? i.e. no need food/t-shirt or anything

      • +1 vote

        Check with the organiser (Jabberwocky) but I think it might be okay. He is just concerned whether we'll go over-budget with food :)

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        Hey,

        Unfortunately my partner and I can no longer attend due to a family matter and I've messaged Jabber. I'm not in a position to say who can/can not take the spot but if you message him there may be a chance.

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          Thanks (and sorry, hope everything is ok on your end)

          I've been in contact with Jabber so all is good :)

  •  

    Enroute to Nandos now, hopefully the Train network doesn't die on me.

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    See you soon. Am here looking for others 😊💲

    • +2 votes

      You know the secret handshake (right??)

  • +1 vote

    If anyone is posting photos on Twitter / Instagram / other social network tonight, please tag #ozbargain11

    Edit: still stuck on the bus. Might ruin the chance of getting there on time.

    •  

      Where's the best place to post a photo Scotty?

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        You can upload it to ozbargain (My Account -> view -> files) and then paste the link here.

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    Somebody post some pics lol