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Apple Store SF to offer “lucky bags” at grand opening

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, February 27, 2004
News Categories: iPod mini

“To celebrate the grand opening of Apple Computer’s new Union Square store in San Francisco, 200 shoppers will be given a dubious opportunity—spend $250 for the chance to win a new iPod mini.

On Saturday morning, the first few hundred people through the door will have a chance to buy a $250 “lucky bag,” which may or may not contain one of the company’s popular, just-released miniature music players. [...]

Priced at $250, nearly the same price as the iPod mini itself, the lucky bags contain seven or eight items worth a total of $600 to $1,000, Johnson [Apple senior vice president of retail] said.”

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Comments

1

Why not just buy the iPod mini for $250, instead of buying some ‘lucky’ bag that MAY contain the iPod mini? 

Posted by Phil on February 27, 2004 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

2

that’s what makes it a lucky bag. You can either buy it for 250 or take your chances with the lucky bag.

Posted by dave on February 27, 2004 at 9:54 AM (PDT)

3

It’s the thrill of the gamble, plus ... even if you don’t get the mini iPod, you may get $1000 worth of stuff.

Posted by Alex on February 27, 2004 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

4

If the “lucky bag” is returnable then I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

Posted by Noryen on February 27, 2004 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

5

I think that’s a great idea. If I could go, I’d try to get one of them just for the chance to get hundreds of dollars worth of Apple stuff. You know you’re getting a deal anyway.

Posted by Nic on February 27, 2004 at 1:36 PM (PDT)

6

If you’re un-lucky, you get an iPod mini.  If you’re lucky, you probably get an iBook. raspberry

Posted by Patrick on February 27, 2004 at 2:50 PM (PDT)

7

I wonder if the $1000 worth of stuff is in the form of coupons, such as $50 off the purchase of an iPod or something to that extent.

Posted by Harold J. Johnson on February 27, 2004 at 3:05 PM (PDT)

8

it probably contains a pack of condoms some lubricant and probably some sex toys for your nights staying at a nearby hotel during the SF apple event, either that or top of the line inflatable doll, and if your a female you get the     D I L D O MASTER 5000 which is around 1000$ worth…so you pretty much win…

Posted by Ninja Turtle on February 27, 2004 at 7:07 PM (PDT)

9

if it’s not what you want….. ebay it!

Posted by cabbit on February 29, 2004 at 6:38 PM (PDT)

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