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Google sent me an expensive christmas present!

Discussion in 'Google' started by William Martin, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. dkalweit

    dkalweit Well-Known Member

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    #121
    Is it just me, or are these devices pretty useless for most people? Maybe I just haven't jumped on the USB bandwagon enough...

    o I already have a good mouse-- no need for a cheap wireless one that apparently has a wild crazy pointer speed or something...

    o USB flashlight/torch? Kinda cool, but my laptop gave me errors about it drawing too much power or something, and I can't see it being even kinda useful anywhere but a laptop-- and not at all to me specifically...

    o USB hub-- Like I don't have enough USB ports already... Most computers these days have them all over.

    o Ear bud/mic: if I cared about internet phone kinda stuff(a craze of 5 years ago, IMO), I'd already have a nicer one than they sent. In fact, I think I have a couple in my junk boxes in the basement somewhere...
    SEMrush
    o USB flashdrive-- Something I might actually use, but I dunno for what yet... Any time I'd want data, I can usually get to it via networking(LAN or WAN).


    Xmas presents I would have far preferred:
    o My traffic back
    o Faster indexing of my sites
    o Better reporting for Google Referrals(firefox)
    o A check for any amount
    o Google Apparrel of some sorts
    o Any amount of Google stock
    o A thank you note.


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    Derek
     
    dkalweit, Dec 22, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #122
    Geeze, remind me never to give Derek a gift. :rolleyes:
     
    Crazy_Rob, Dec 22, 2005 IP
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #123
    No joke. Someone askin for a stocking of coal next year.
     
    lorien1973, Dec 22, 2005 IP
  4. William Martin

    William Martin Active Member

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    #124
    Merry Christmas ;) :p
     
    William Martin, Dec 22, 2005 IP
  5. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #125
    They are not really useless to me. Comes in quite handy actually. I travel a lot, so things like a wireless mouse come in handy, given mine along with my USB light were stolen by TSA on a flight to Washington DC earlier this year. The USB light is kind of nice for us without backlit keyboards. The thumbdrive will no doubt find use. I usually carry my PPT's on my iPod Shuffle, thus reducing the amount of songs I can hold to about 120, so I can put the PPTs on this little baby now. Since Google is in one of my Marketing sessions, I suppose flashing that nice little logo will come in handy pushing my points.

    In all, I suppose if you bought all this stuff separate on your own you would easily pay over 100 bucks.

    Anyway, I am not complaining.
     
    Mia, Dec 22, 2005 IP
  6. dkalweit

    dkalweit Well-Known Member

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    #126
    A stocking full of coal is probably more valuable, considering energy prices these days... ;-)


    Seriously, I really missed a little note in the package that said, "thank you for making us hundreds of thousands of dollars this year"....


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    dkalweit, Dec 22, 2005 IP
  7. dkalweit

    dkalweit Well-Known Member

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    #127
    The idea of hooking up a physical mouse instead of using the trackpad never occured to me. Is your trackpad that horrible?


    They make backlit keyboards? That'd be kinda cool. What are you looking at your keyboard for, BTW?


    I'm curious why they'd choose such specialized gifts, when I'm betting a majority of the recipients don't have the use for them that you do. Why not give a gift of universal appeal? Everyone(well, almost) wears shirts, hats, etc. How about a coffee mug? Most people drink hot beverages of sorts.

    Maybe next year, Google can assume we all smoke and get us lighters or ash trays.



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    Derek
     
    dkalweit, Dec 22, 2005 IP
  8. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #128
    Dude, if you don't like it, throw it away or give it to someone else.

    Man, I've never seen anyone complain so much about a free gift.
     
    Crazy_Rob, Dec 22, 2005 IP
  9. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #129
    No, I use a Mac, it works just fine. However, I like to be able to use a normal mouse when I have the unit out for long periods. It's nice to have an extra button and scroll, etc.

    Ah, yeah... Well I am not really looking at the key board. It's just the ambiant light that is nice, especially if you are working in the dark and have liquid and other things near by you would like to see, etc..

    When you find that utopia that defines "universal" appeal, get back to me. Mugs? God not another mug. I don't polute my system with coffee.... It's worse than smoking IMHO.

    Now that'd be nice. I'd love a nifty Google Zippo!
     
    Mia, Dec 22, 2005 IP
  10. sji2671

    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    #130
    DHL have finally delivered in Scotland so I received the full set today which is nice, I appreciate the gesture no matter what is inside and I could do with a new mouse.
     
    sji2671, Dec 22, 2005 IP
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    FTEGal Peon

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    #131
    Just got mine today and I am in Massachusetts USA. Mine came Fedex ground so their might be more out their not delivered yet. Or maybe they last minute decided to send me one so I would continue adwords as well as adsence.

    Happy Holidays Everyone.

    Thanks G for not forgetting about me!
     
    FTEGal, Dec 22, 2005 IP
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    enQuira Peon

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    #132
    I requested mine from this guy :mad:
     
    enQuira, Dec 22, 2005 IP
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    escante Peon

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    #133
    Your lucky you got that present but how many people are going to be getting that?
     
    escante, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    #134
    Today I got a Christmas card from Google. Guess I didn't spend enough on adwords and just too short on adsense to justify the gift as well. Anyway, I respect the fact that I got something :)
     
    Marc-O, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #135
    Are you sure it was a "Christmas" card? I got a card from them, but it was not a "Christmas" card. It was a Happy 2006 (Happy New Year Card) in several different languages.
     
    Mia, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    #136
    You are totally right!!
     
    Marc-O, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    Imran Notable Member

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    #137
    nice to see that you all getting gifts :)
    I wish I will get one but probably they send it here to India:p
     
    Imran, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    pwaring Well-Known Member

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    #138
    Damn all these people getting gifts - I've been using Adsense for ages but haven't received anything other than one cheque (which wasn't for much). :(
     
    pwaring, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    saintdw Peon

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    I havent recieved anything yet. Which is weird, because my site made very good money.

    Should i contact them?
     
    saintdw, Dec 24, 2005 IP
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    Imran Notable Member

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    Yeh contact them and find out, what is the crierion for getting gift :D
     
    Imran, Dec 24, 2005 IP