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google gift arrived

looks like a travel case

     
8:47 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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includes all sorts of google schwag (wireless mouse, usb key, usb hub, usb light etc.
4:27 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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2 years with Adsense.. 2 times Christmas.. +15 million page impressions... and 2 times (till now) no gift...

Thank you google..

4:51 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Let me ask, has anybody NOT in the UPS club receiving the gift? Because if somebody not in the UPS club also receives the gift, means i still have some hope left. :)
5:06 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm not in the UPS club... and mine came (to the UK) DHL.

P

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5:12 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If the cutoff is $1,000/month, am I right in thinking that doesn't qualify you for the UPS club, but does seem to qualify you for the gift?

Of course, it could have nothing to do with earnings. Please see my earlier, admittedly very speculative, posts about the Google Gift algorithm.

5:31 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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heh im in Toronto Canada, i got the gift just now.

DHL EXPRES, none of this stuff is garbage either.
K lets see:

1) Leather Travel Pouch
2) Carrying case inside (velevet?)
3) USB LED Notebook Light
4) USB Storage Unit (128MB)
5) HeadPhones + Mic (built in one thing) Very Cool!
6) Wireless Optical Mouse (BY FAR the best thing in this pouch) Love the mouse!
- came with batteries + recharger unit which is very cool.
7) USB Port extender (Adds 4 ports)
8) Keychain (simple)
9) Neck chain to attach keychain and keychain too.

came in a box that said "From your friends at Google"

Thanks GOOGLE :)

6:27 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Last year, I got the light/radio...I posted a little poem about it...but this year, so far, no gift. I am in Southern CA also. (page views up 10,000%). I am extremely close to the UPS club ;)

I am hoping it will come today

[edited by: TonysDesigns at 6:32 pm (utc) on Dec. 16, 2005]

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Mine just arrived in Florida. It's great!

Last year I got the radio when making between 800 and 1000 dollars a month. This year is better but a long ways from the "UPS club".

9:32 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Still no package here in Boston. :( :(

Nothing available on eBay yet.

Anybody get 2 by mistake yet?

9:52 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I got 3 allthough I only make 100$ a month. Shall I send you one?
10:10 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You're teasing me, I can tell!
10:35 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I got mine in Hawaii!

I did not expect one because I am not making much more than I did last year for the year, and I did not get one last year. .. although this *month* my earnings are significantly higher than normal. I am *not* anywhere near UPS club but I have been a publisher with a steady, significant income from them since the program started (maybe it's overall income level)

edit to add, my flash drive is only 64 mb and I did not get a headset.

[edited by: LisaWeber at 10:43 pm (utc) on Dec. 16, 2005]

10:40 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So, it looks like both people in the UPS and people not making lots of money are getting these gifts. Maybe Google sends them only to people who completed one of their surveys?

(Other than that, I cant think of a pattern)

10:44 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Assuming they haven't been warehousing these all pre-packaged and addressed, they obviously can't ship every single one out on the exact same day... so I guess for now keep on waiting!
10:46 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Great.. now everytime I hear a truck go by I'm looking on my porch to see if Santa G made a visit ..;)

nothing yet in Minnesota ..

Still use my little radio from last year though

11:24 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've had a present of google too. I'm allowed to have adsense on a site and I'm happy about it. :)
11:39 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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all i do i wait all day
for the google van to come my way
i go to bed with heavy heart
and wake up often with a start

what's that noise? i heard a rumble
down the stairs i step and stumble
back to bed...(twas nothing there)
i heard a rumbling i could swear

back in bed i sniff the air
and realise to my despair
as i cry now broken hearted
my darling wife had only farted

oh google god, oh santa google
what i ask for's very frugal
wrap that crap up just for me
and place it by the christmas tree

do i win a prize? :P

11:41 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I forgot to say in my earlier post: I'm really excited that I got this gift! It brightened my day quite a bit. Thanks a lot Google. :)

reagarding some of the other speculations as to who gets a gift and who doesn't ...

I don't even OWN a laptop and I got the laptop stuff (that's ok, I'm sure I'll have one someday.

last year I made more than $1000 a month and got nothing but a card.

I don't use adwords.

12:07 am on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Got the gift, too. Pretty sweet. No, we're not in the UPS club but do pretty well each month. And we run completely clean, some people would say boring, sites.
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Hmmm. For those of you complaining.

Go check your local anti-bribary laws. I think a christmas gift like this one would be considered way above what you can accept where I come from.

That said, I would certainly not send it back if one turned up in my mailbox. :-)

4:21 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We got two as well. I assume it's because we're both publishers and advertisers. One is the 128MB flash vs 64MB, has head phones, a little pouch, and has a nicer mouse.
4:29 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone read the wireless mouse instructions? Interesting phraseology/translations:

"With receiver hidden inside and the whole design looks more ntimate and scientific."

"Automatically save power sleeping functions, battery life be prolonged"

5:06 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Looks like someone has already placed their gift on ebay. What do you guys think about that?

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9:01 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google probably got a discount on it because the company couldn't put it in store with that language ;)
9:49 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't see the one on eBay. Can you give me an idea what the keywords might be?

Or are you all still just teasing me... :(

10:21 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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RonS...

google goodies

10:59 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The current bid ($25) is a bit of a bargain. According to the import documentation it was worth $40-something. And you have to add status value on top of that.

And I'm not trying to 'up' bids on my own stuff - I'm keeping it and using it.

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I just got mine. Very nice little mouse. Bummer the little thumb drive is smaller than the one they sent before. My usb drive was only 64mb and I did not get a headset. This account has never been in the ups club.
11:34 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My shoebox full of 50's arrived this morning - YaHoooo! I meant to say "WooHoo!"
6:52 am on Dec 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The radio which they gave last year sells for $ 35 now.
3:24 pm on Dec 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have not received mine yet in Connecticut. :( I did get a radio last year though.

My earnings are better then last year.

Im sad now. :(

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