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Google Gift Has Arrived
santa looked like a fedex driver

 3:51 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Doubt that I'm the first, but this is sure early compared to last year when I was sitting in the bathroom feeling all rejected with a razor blade waiting to open a vein if that Google gift didn't show up the day before xmas.....

Just kidding, I use an electric razor, and it showed up :)

Tonight, the knock at the door came and it was the Fedex Santa once again bringing goodies to all the good boys and girls that shoved AdSense in their visitors faces all year long.

Everyone knows I've been naughty, but this gift sure is nice!

The gift specs are as follows:

* 3.6 inch TFT digital photo frame
* 960 x 240 TFT screen, 16 mega-color
* Picture: JPG format
* Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV and records WAV itself
* Video: ASF only
* Media: Internal memory and SD card, comes with sample slideshow in memory
* USB 1.1 interface
* Power: 4 AA batteries or USB 5V or AC/DC power adapter

All I can say, in my best Borat accent, is...

Thank you Google, well done ;)

Happy Holidays to everyone at Google and especially AdSense Advisor, Matt Cutts, Adam Lasnik, Vanessa Fox, Brian White, Phoebe Ho, or as Santa would call her, Phoebe HO! HO! HO! and if I missed anyone I'm sorry, you'll just have to send me hate mail.

Oh yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all you turkeys too ;)

[edited by: incrediBILL at 3:51 am (utc) on Nov. 23, 2006]



 5:38 am on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Nothing here in Canada yet.


 7:01 am on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Got nothing this year. When will it be my turn.


 9:02 am on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Nothing here in Slovakia yet. I think it'll come next year


 12:19 pm on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Got mine today (we're in the UK - I guess we average about $3k on Adsense, have given up spending on Adwords, but might have parted with $1k when it mattered).

When I first opened the box, I thought yipee, Google have given me something useful again.

Then I waste an hour trying to get it to work.

Brother (fellow partner in crime) comments that after completely s$"ing us over this year, a picture frame is a bit of an insult.

I still have to remind him that big G send us 80% of our traffic, and without them, we don't have a business, so they kind of balance.

Now it works, I'm going to fill it with images reminding me of all the things I want to get done next year, and places I want to visit.

One nice thing about the low resolution is that photo-shopped images can look pretty convincing. So I've got one of a Virgin 747 taking off from Saba. For anyone in the travel business, I think it's a nice reminder about doing the impossible!

The Google logo might be a reminder that they are still a very important part of what we do, but the rest will be down to us....


 3:22 pm on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Nothing here in Flanders (yet,.. I hope)


 4:04 pm on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

OK, the picture frame will not be as useful as the lump of coal mining stocks that I put in my stocking with my AdSense earnings... If G weren't already so rich I'd send them a gift.


 7:48 pm on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I will never forget the best post I had ever seen on webmasterworld.. last year, with the discussion about last year's google gift, someone wrote that they had received their gift.. it was a PONY! and it was in the front yard and the word GOOGLE was written on the side of the pony... I laughed outloud on that one. Hmmm guess you had to be there! ;)


 9:06 pm on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I guess so because ( no offence ) i don't see anything remotely amusing in that "gag" ;)


 10:14 pm on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)



 12:39 am on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

The ponies are given on the condition that absolute secrecy be maintained, in fact the Google logo fades very quickly.

When you get your pony, don't tell where it came from, claim instead that it is a picture frame just as the shipping documents advise.


 3:03 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is anyone *sure* it is a $10,000 income limit?

Last year I easily cleared $10,000 but this year I'm hovering around $9,300. :(


 5:09 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

ive got more than 10k and didn't get a gift for the first time.
Will have to go manual with the picture frame now.
It is rather tiring getting off the lazyboy to switch pictures on the hutch every few minutes, though!


 9:49 am on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Last year I had to pay 30 Euros or something for the customs for the xmas present as it was sent from China :-(


 1:28 pm on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Heh, despite allegedly oweing google some $200,000, mine arrived today.
Rubbing salt into the wounds anyone? :P


 1:54 pm on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Are you saying you've been framed?


Sorry, couldn't resist.

I wanna get framed too!


 7:32 pm on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just got mine in Montreal, Canada. YUPPPEEE!


 12:54 am on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

My kids got mine working for me, I like it. Something about putting the batteries in it and hooking it to the PC with that USB cable thing. I've got it on the mantle rotating pictures, quite a conversation piece and the batteries seem to be holding up, always a plus.


 2:11 am on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just got mine here in Hong Kong...Thanksss Google!

Spending around 3k on adwords and have an average of 5k checks for the past six months.


 4:34 pm on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Got mine yesterday (tho the fedex guy tried to deliver it Friday). Very cool - I have it rotating pics of the family, and my new-born baby :D

Cheers Google!


 5:00 pm on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

My google earnings are alot lower this year sadly, so maybe there is no gift coming for me, I'm in the UK and see others have got their gifts?


 5:49 pm on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm UK. I got one last year, though not the year before. My adsense earnings are pretty high, but I also put a few K through adwords each month as well... Dunno if that's got anything to do with it.


 7:00 pm on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Two turned up together!

(UK AdSense and Adwords Accounts started June 06. $10,000 on Adsense in October, 3,000 on AdWords in October)

It seems I appear in G's database twice - once with my name spelt wrong. Surname, Business Name and Address are all correct.

Now I'm getting concerned in case Google's error leads them to believe I have opened multiple accounts - which is certainly not the case.

Should I let them know? Should I send a pressie back? (If so how do I prise it away from my wife?)


 9:20 pm on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'd forget about sending the present back...i doubt they would ask you to do that but i would certainly clear up the misspelt name issue with them.
Just mention the name thing to them and leave all other questions to them.


 10:23 pm on Dec 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just received a Christmas card from Google today, but no gift. Maybe I do not earn enough to get a gift.


 12:00 am on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I got the gift today but i don't know if i will use it, it's a small screen that you can't really see from a distance but can't complain about something i paid nothing for so thanks to google.
Seems to be from China although i haven't examined it closely enough to check for marks but the "english" in the instructions shows it certainly wasn't made in the states!
It contained a european two pin adaptor which was nice but useless in the UK so if mains power is needed it will need a european to UK adaptor on top!
To clarify the opening post made by incredibill, it states it shows MP4 (M-PEG 4) video which means it should play all DiVX. XViD and possibly Nero H264 encoded movies, haven't tested it yet though!
Customs certificate states it is worth $ 75. A 1 GB SD Ram card pluggd into it should let you watch an entire movie on it in good quality so could be useful for travelling on the plane,train or ( if you are not a premium publisher as i am not ) , the bus!


 2:54 am on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I got an error when tried to load some JPG pics, but it was fixed when I use the software that comes with it to convert the files (really don't know what it does but the files remain JPG format after the conversion). The batteries ran out so quickly. It'd be nice if the batterries recharge itself when the frame plugged into the electric outlet.


 2:53 pm on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just got a card but no gift yet. Has anyone gotten a card and a gift, or does a card mean no gift? I got gifts the last two years.


 6:39 pm on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I got a blue google unsigned card and the digital frame in one package . I think it is unlikely that they send you a present separately if you just get a card.


 9:08 pm on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

It contained a european two pin adaptor which was nice but useless in the UK so if mains power is needed it will need a european to UK adaptor on top!

Mine contained a multi-country adapator that included a Uk Three Pin 13A plug and 2 different 2 pin plugs!

I've been unable to install the cd without errors, and haven't managed to save any new images successfully - but I'm still dielighted with the present. $75 sounds about right (assuming I can get it to work)


 11:25 pm on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I make about $1,500 per month, got a gift last year but so far nothing this year.


 5:02 am on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I got mine today in Mumbai, India

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