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Christmas present from Google

Mood light AM/FM radio

     
3:57 pm on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I haven't found a topic yet about christmas presents from Google, so maybe I'm the first one (Netherlands).

It's a Mood light AM/FM radio... If you rotate it, you can select: radio on/light on/both on/off.

Pretty nice, but also a bit useless.

6:28 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So am I the only one who it took a few tries to figure out how to turn it off and on? ;)

Very cool that it included battieres. Thanks Google :)

7:15 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Google!
8:53 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes thanks, we got two for some reason! I only got to keep one of them though. :(

FWIW: We spend very little (practically nothing) on adwords and do OK on adsense, but some way off fed ex club.

11:39 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Gues what.. I got two :-)

Noel

3:06 am on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Was this a adwords or adsense gift?

I got one to my adsense address

3:17 am on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>> For high Adsense volumes we probably should be sending Google a gift.

I don't like this kind of philosophy. Google are making money FROM your website, they just happen to be sharing a large portion of it with you. But remember this, without our content, they wouldn't be making a dime on AdSense.

That's not to say we shouldn't be happy - I am... but I don't feel like I owe them anything. They provide me with some checks in exchange for advertising space (which I bet converts very well because my site sells items and it in itself converts well.) But it's good business, not a free favor.

That said, I'd share a glass of champaign with them any time! :)

3:48 am on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Recieved mine several days ago. Must say like it better than the towel last year. It did change my mood right after the lights quit working about 2 hours after I got it. Mood light worked for me!
6:00 am on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I got mine yesterday! My adsense account was disabled before 45 days and its good to still get the gift.
4:23 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Got mine today here in the uk....Dinky little radio, could become a collectors item in the future?
6:43 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I got only one :(
And I have both, Adsense and Adwords accounts :))
10:14 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So some UK peeps are getting these then, if I don't get one im going to cry :¦
10:37 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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theres a couple on ebay already
1:15 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nothing here .. but then again, I'm fairly new to AdSense.
1:17 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yep....I see bids over 80 dollars for google radios on ebay.
1:40 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't trade my radio for a pot of gold. Man alive AdSense has been good to me. I love their present, I love their service and so does my family!

Thank you Google for the wonderful present, but surely it is I who should be sending you a present.

Best wishes and happy holidays to all at Google and WW,

Jon

1:50 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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These puppies are going to be future antiques....I'm storing mine safely away in the loft between the regency chaise longue, and the Jackson Pollock.
3:21 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Got mine this morning. Though made in China, the instruction booklet bears no Chinese. It is the most innovative present I have ever received.
4:03 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I haven't received mine yet :(

And yes, I see the irony in that ;)

8:58 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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80 $ but it is a waste to sell it. I wonder what the UPS club got Google branded LCD :-(. Also I have heard Tribal Fusion send Chocolates etc.
10:52 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Have we had an answer in this thread yet about the minimum adsense earnings required to receive a radio?

Has anyone earning < $1000 per month received one? How about < $500 per month?

11:19 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks GGL, Nice touch

got mine in the post this morning (UK)

Merry Christmas all
DoU

11:34 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I can confirm that one UK account earning less than $4,000 (not me) got the radio.
8:53 pm on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just wanted to say I got mine here in Canada today - Shipped on Dec. 17 according to the waybill.

I'm pleased as punch to get it! Wish there was a phone number I could call to thank someone personally for it. Awesome, brilliant little gift.

Thanks Google!

9:32 pm on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I also received the gift today. Western Canada.
10:49 pm on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ditto here in Canada. Two of them for some reason.
12:19 am on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Haven't gotten mine in New Zealand yet :(. Starting to think I won't get one :(.
2:59 am on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think the present likely has to do with annual total. Since Google loves round numbers I would guess that the UPS club is $10,000/mo and the Christmas-present club is $100,000/yr.

The mood light is cute but better than that is the 30" Apple Cinema Display I'm currently working on... which was the real Christmas present Google bought me. ;)

11:19 am on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"...the Christmas-present club is $100,000/yr."

Definitely not the case.

11:59 pm on Dec 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I read all y'all's posts and since I am still out of town for Christmas, i called my home town and was told by a neighbor I had a box from California that was left at my gate. She had it at her house and I got her to open it for me. She was amazed that I was so excited about a clock radio. I told her that it could have been a rubber banana and I'd have been just as excited to be so honored to receive one from Google. Yes, I agree....the gift is not just for those w/ over 100K annual for 2004.

I do have an Adsense account that has done better and better every month as I read and learn here and elsewhere. My Adsense code is on about 5 sites that I own, with 3 of them responsible for the bulk of the earnings.

Anyway--in my excitement over the GoogleGift, I went to the Amazon homepage and did a chunky 'one-click' contribution to the Red Cross in honor of Google.
Thanks Google for the gift and the recognition.

(From Down in Dixie)

2:18 pm on Jan 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Google - received my lovely light radio via DHL in Ireland today. \o/
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