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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.
1:13 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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With Adsense since Feb 2k4...
Recieved the moodlight radio last year in New Delhi, India.

Recieved gift this year? Not yet, but i expect to.
Recieved October earnings check? Not yet :( (never been this late ever)
$$$ Avg? $1.5k/mo

2:44 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Already threw out the box, so I don't know...

128MB USB key (takes up 2 spaces on their usb hub!), Wireless mouse, cable, 4 port usb hub, usb light, headset and a partridge in a pear tree.

3:04 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Being with AdSense since Sept. 03, i have never received anything from them nor do i expect as i think they have lottery system for gift distribution ;-)
3:06 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i have never received anything from them nor do i expect

Oops i was wrong, i have received good money via them and i thank them for it. i expect to increase my adsense earnings nX times so i was wrong there :-)

3:28 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a feeling I wont be getting anything... It did sound good all the free gifts. Ah well may as well use this months adsence cash for a little holiday to take my mind of these dark days of no gifts! hehe
4:43 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just got my gift today (Tampa, FL USA) so there's hope for the rest of you. But the real gift is all the income for the past year. The USB hub should come in handy.
6:32 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It may well be a lottery, but if you can't send a holiday card to a trading partner that has earned you thousands of dollars during the year, that is just plain scrooge. I am having a hard time thinking that is the case.

Still, who said this is their third holiday season with Adsense, and they have never even received a card? It hurt my eyes to read that.

Still waiting, wondering, watching...

6:48 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just got mine in Virginia... always wanted a wireless mouse for my laptop. Thanks Google.
7:48 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sweet - just got mine...on the third attempt by DHL to deliver it out here in the wilds of southern Ontario, Canada.

I got the 64 mb thumbdrive, mini usb optical mouse, 4 port usb hub, usb flashlight.

8:02 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Heh.

I was just talking about the headset with someone. I was saying how it's pretty useless since you can't really use it for much. "It looks like a headset you'd use for a phone, except it's made for a computer. How dumb! The only thing I could see this being used for is.. hm... a computer chatting program?" "Like Google Talk?" "...ohhhh..."

10:26 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well, I was very happy to receive a call from the package room in my building to inform me that I had a box waiting from a Google (they pronounced it "Guggle" interestingly).

I went at lunch time to get it, and as other describe here, it had the usb hub, mouse, light etc...

I was dissapointed that last year I received nothing, even though I made much more then that now - but still - things balance out. I'd much rather this gift than the light radio!

11:05 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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icedowl,

No Christmas Card. It is a New Year's card.

12:08 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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and for all that still can't spell the name of your bread-earner (even native speakers):

ADSENSE, NOT ADSENCE

you don't deserve a gift. well, THAT hurts my eyes..

12:23 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am reduced to whimpering now....

"no googlegift,, bwaaaahahahhaa :sob: :sniffle: :cry:"

"i am too worthy of a gift...ive been around since march 2004.... waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh"

"maybe yahoo will appreciate me and my impressions more... snif"

sigh

I mean, I understood it last year... I hadn't earned that much at all, had only been in the program 8 or 9 months or so.. but this year? Not even a card...

12:33 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I got a card the first year (2003) but since then it has only been checks...
1:05 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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well, if I have to choose between a card and a cheque. there's not much competition.
1:20 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm still waiting, google...i need a mouse...and can you throw in a life while you're at it?...I've made you lots of money this year...you could at least send me an adwords coupon...i know you're reading this google...be nice now....
1:25 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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... a computer chatting program?" "Like Google Talk?"

Works just fine with YIM too.

2:07 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ADSENSE, NOT ADSENCE

In my case it's ADDCENTS

2:13 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm too lazy to read through all 26 pages... who exactly qualifies for recieving these gifts?
3:34 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm too lazy to read through all 26 pages... who exactly qualifies for recieving these gifts?

No idea...I got mine today and was very surprised I "qualified" for the Google Xmas present.

Two of the Xmas items I have just bought out of necessity which made me smile...

BTW...it's "i" before "e" except after "c":-)

3:35 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a confession to make, not only did I receive one Google gift, but to my surprise, I received two in the mail today!

Either Google believes I've been twice as good as all other publishers this year ;-) or they made a mistake.

Now the question is, what to do?

3:37 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm too lazy to read through all 26 pages... who exactly qualifies for recieving these gifts?

You have been automatically disqualified :p

It looks like only AdSense publishers (but perhaps a mix of the both AdWords & AdSense). Not sure of how to qualify further than that - probably random for the set of those earning over $x.

8:12 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i got a big google box, in it:
a carpet for the dog
11:46 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I got one of those Google carpets too - didn't know what it was. I thought it was an anti-static foot mat or something! Would have preferred the mouse pack.
12:43 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Searching eBay for Google gift, I'm seeing one there now: starting bid $10, shipping $6.50.
2:04 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd rather keep the gift then sell it on eBay for a lousy $10...
2:14 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I got both this (laptop pack with mouse usb hub etc.) AND a New Years card from Google.
2:33 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh NOW you're all in on it -- teasing me that is.

You KNEW that my main site is all about dogs, right?

waaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahah

No google gift :( :(

2:43 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I got the usb kit. Great stuff. I sent them a big thank you email.
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