Monday, April 23, 2007

Just My Luck

Err.. What shall I say..?

Everything happens for a reason.

As for my case, maybe it's just my luck ;)
I've got this two cute Apple MP3 players, iPod
nano 2 GB and shuffle (both are silver), on mid February and late April respectively from two different on-line quizzes. Aha!

Later the new iPod shuffle has been sold to my bff Novi for IDR 350,000 (more than 50% off its original price), meanwhile the nano is used. I already have iPod photo 20 GB actually, that's why I'm not into another shuffle. Besides, I can allocate the money to cover my new peep-toe pump shoes. Bite me!

Another piece of mind. Frankly I'd prefer cash to products that sometimes useless for me, when it comes to a door prize or something like that. It's not that I'm not grateful for what I've been given, it's just simply my two cents. *Oh God, I beg your Prada*

Just kidding.

Well, it's true, don't you agree with me? I mean, cash prizes are more advantageous than random regular products. Even if you can get something like TV, digital camera, washing machine, etc which is eligible to exchange with even bigger amount of cash, but still it's pretty hard to find the buyer with (of course) the expected price. Most of the time, you have to compromise with them due to financial difficulties. That's too bad.

On the other side, when you win things like exactly what you need/dream of, such as car, mobile phone, or even a book!, I'm sure you must be insanely excited.

Sometimes the company gives away prizes in order to introduce their new products into the market like most of cosmetics producer did all the time; by wrapping several miniatures of their various products into a nice package. However, some other thing I just don't get it until now, like what just happened to me. Well yes the first quiz was sponsored by Apple, but the other one had nothing to do with Apple; why did they choose Apple products as one of the prizes?

Do you have any idea? Or simply because they just want to give it away like that without any purpose? It's not particularly discussing about Apple products, hell no. You got my point.

I rest my case.


  1. the most important thing you got the money and bought the freakin shoe... hope another luck comin to you soon... hehehehehhe and wish me luck too.... you might win the miss indo... best of luck for that

  2. Well it is nice and all to get those things for free... but why do you have to pick that shitty Lindsay Lohan movie for a title? I mean... shitty Lindsay Lohan movie! Aaarggh!!! *bangs head against the monitor repeatedly&

  3. i will pay €5 for that ad space!!

  4. they probably advertised givin away an ipod just as a sure way to gain peoples' attention. for a good while, ipods were one of the most desired electronic gadgets on birthday and xmas wishlists. touche.

  5. Can you give it to me Dev?? *grin*

  6. I don't mind to receive any gift or souvenir such a Ipod, Digital Camera. Can u show to me, the best way to get those prized....;-)

  7. I love to get no-strings-attached gifts! Have scored shopping vouchers so far, right now concentrating for a big kill in McD's monopoly game board (haha!)
    But yea, I had a friend who told me he'd spend all of his one-year shopping allowance at Carrefour for basic groceries (tinned milk etc) and sell it at 20% below retail prices. If only he won that prize... :D

  8. wahhhh...*uhuk uhuk*
    i wouldn't mind getting the shuffle one actually;p hihihihi have you been dev?

  9. @dee: hehe ;p

    @harrie: like I said, just my luck. However, I think you might try to take on-line quizzes as many as you can.

    @mukuge: shopping vouchers are nice too! :)

    @icha: hehe. Nothing much, just struggling with my mid exams atm. *sob* What about you?

  10. Anyway, about this "other product" that giveaway apple for free. I think it's like since Ipod is one of the most wanted things that people want these days. So I am pretty sure that you have to buy "this product" to get into the quiz.

    or probably... while you are doing the quiz, they have their big logo on it and beside that "apple for free". :D I think it's more like an advertising.

    So later you could go and say "heyy I get this Ipod from this company".

  11. Guys, guys. You're overanalyzing things. She won the thing, she's happy. So what if these giveaways are advertising or not. Big deal! :D

  12. u lucky ducky?! :) hehe..peep toe shoes? hehe...has someone infected it to you? :) d way,gw dah diminta alamat lengkap buat dikirimin hadiah dari elseve. bet u also ya?

  13. @alice: haha.. not someone, but ViVi magazine did! ;) oiya, elseve juga uda e-mail, thanks to you! :D

    Btw Lice, kasih tagboard donk di blog lo.. biar enak chit-chat nya klo OOT hehehe..

  14. that's awesome! you must be really happy :D

    so, i got here through priyadi's place, and i've poked around a little bit. very nice blog, i like how you're using this to improve your english, smart!

    anyway, if you got time check out my blog and tell me what you think, mmkay?

    ps : what's the quiz link, i think i'll take a crack at it :D

  15. heyy, devi! nwhat a lucky gal you're :)

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  17. wow, how lucky you are to get 2 free iPod!!!
    next time to get one again, I'll buy it from you... slightly higher than half-price :D how about that? hehe.

  18. @mer: hehe ok I'll catch you later as soon as I get a new free one! ;)


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