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Contest to win Shure earphones

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, July 29, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

“EarphoneSolutions.com will be giving away 1 Shure E3c for the winner(s) of a review contest. All you have to do is submit a review of a Shure E2 or Shure E3 or Shure E3c or Shure E5 or a comparison between any of these to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If your review is chosen to be published you will receive a FREE Shure E3c. EarphoneSolutions.com will then hold the exclusive rights to publish the winning review(s) on any website(s) of their choice. More than 1 review might be chosen if the reviews somehow complement each other. In any case all reviews chosen to be published on the website(s) will receive a FREE Shure E3. Please feel free to attach any pics along with your review as that will make it even more interesting.”

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Comments

1

So you have to own a pair to review them? Not cool for those of us that don’t have them.

Posted by Gage Brumbaugh in Prescott, AZ on July 29, 2004 at 7:26 AM (PDT)

2

Yeah, that sounds incredibly retarded ro me.

Posted by Steven on July 29, 2004 at 7:46 AM (PDT)

3

I guess you could always just make it up

Posted by Strap on July 29, 2004 at 9:11 AM (PDT)

4

You don’t exactly need to win a pair if you already own a pair.

Maybe they should think up another type of contest.

Posted by Z on July 29, 2004 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

5

Guys,

Maybe you already have an E3 and want to win a second one. Why not? It’s free. Maybe you have a girlfriend that has an iPod and this would be a cool gift, or you have an E2 and this is a nice chance to upgrade to an E3.

You can also borrow one pair from a friend (with the disposable sleeves smile ) and write your review.

Posted by Jojo on July 29, 2004 at 5:18 PM (PDT)

6

Heyyyy let’s COMPLAIN about somebody giving away stuff in a contest. 

TINSTAAFL, as they say.

Posted by MJB on July 29, 2004 at 8:06 PM (PDT)

7

“Heyyyy let’s COMPLAIN about somebody giving away stuff in a contest.”

Is that a suggestion?  OK, then, I’m with ya.  Too bad the only people who can enter are those who already own them or have friends or family who do and are willing to give them up for a time.

“TINSTAAFL, as they say.”

I always admire someone with their own language or a dictionary of obscure acronyms.

Posted by Z on July 29, 2004 at 10:42 PM (PDT)

8

where does it ever say you have to one a pair of any of them? i see no such rule

Posted by A on July 30, 2004 at 7:20 AM (PDT)

9

What it’s saying is that you have to write a review of one of their earphones.  But you can’t effectively do this unless you already own a pair or know someone who does and who will let you mess around with them so that you can write your review.

Unless they’re asking people to just merely write what would amount to a fake review based only off of what you’ve seen and heard on the internet, without actually holding them in their hands and listening to them, then it pretty much rules out those of us who don’t own a pair.

Posted by Z on July 30, 2004 at 9:38 AM (PDT)

10

what a schmuck of an idea.

Posted by menelaus22 on July 30, 2004 at 12:28 PM (PDT)

11

“I always admire someone with their own language or a dictionary of obscure acronyms.”

There is no such thing as a free lunch.  Add it to yours.

Posted by MJB on July 30, 2004 at 7:51 PM (PDT)

12

“There is no such thing as a free lunch.”

You know, you could have just said that in the first place.  Would have saved us all some time.

Of course, I’m still not sure why you felt you needed to play the role of “cliche guru”, as though we’re all going to ignore the flaw in this contest, but that aside, apparently, there is a free lunch for those who at least know the right people.

There must be a real whirlwind inside that head of yours.

Posted by Z on July 30, 2004 at 11:13 PM (PDT)

13

No, the simple fact remains that this is a tard of a contest. As for me, and I’m sure most other people, I’ll just be making something up and submitting that.

Posted by Doctor Gonzo on July 31, 2004 at 6:40 AM (PDT)

14

And, also, as they say: TIATOAC

Posted by Doctor Gonzo in New Jersey on July 31, 2004 at 6:42 AM (PDT)

15

Hey Jojo,

I love your assumption that everyone who reads this site is
A) Male and
B) Heterosexual.

Only straight men care about gadgets or would have any interest in fab high-end earplugs after all. Women just receive things from men, who are the ones who actively hunt them down.

Sheesh.

Del Star
not a straight male

Posted by Del Star on July 31, 2004 at 8:17 AM (PDT)

16

Hey Del Star,

Sorry about that.

Here you go:

Guys and Gals,

Maybe you already have an E3 and want to win a second one. Why not? It’s free. Maybe you have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, maybe you are straight or gay, maybe you want to collect earphones, the fact remains that the contest makes sense to some but not to all. Straight or not, girl or a boy, somebody somewhere might have a friend and this would be a cool gift, or you have an E2 and this is a nice chance to upgrade to an E3. So you write a review on the E2 and get a an E3 (if you win the contest). Even if you have an E5, you can write a review on it and maybe win a FREE E3 (it’s free if you win) and have it as a back up, so I wonder why not? Aknowledging the fact that not everybody has access to one of those earphones either by owning one or by borrowing a friend’s one.

At least it gives the chance to some of the people to win a FREE one, meaning not having to pay for it. smile

Del Star => Sorry for my retard assumptions… That was without thinking…

Posted by Jojo on July 31, 2004 at 8:35 AM (PDT)

17

wonder when the contest ends, and if we will all get emails that someone was chosen or if it will just be posted up there…

Posted by steve on July 31, 2004 at 8:05 PM (PDT)

18

“Of course, I’m still not sure why you felt you needed to play the role of “cliche guru”, as though we’re all going to ignore the flaw in this contest, but that aside, apparently, there is a free lunch for those who at least know the right people.”  -Z

It’s not as obscure of an acronym as you think… google it for me, then let me know how obscure it is. 

Anyway, I only make the comment because the site is offering a chance at significant (expensive earphones) in exchange for a bit of your work.  Even if you borrow the headphones, you’ll have to work at producing a quality review that brings the site increased traffic, advertising money, etc.  There’s always an ulterior motive in business.

True, some contests just involve filling out some sort of survey/information card, etc… but that data is also used by the company for research, advertisement, etc. 

If you can show me a contest where an anonymous donor just throws an expensive product down for some free raffle, then maybe I’ll side with the complainers… but outside of that, it seems to me that when a company dangles a “free” prize in front of your face, they’re getting something in return. 

Posted by MJB on August 1, 2004 at 9:07 AM (PDT)

19

Whether you’re a guy or girl, or an obnoxious person much to concerned with political correctness who jumps at the chance to point it out in everybody else so they can feel vindicated, here’s your chance to win some awesome earbuds!

If you’re gay, and you think everyone is out to get you, and hates you for being gay, or whether you’re a girl whose so upset that this world revolves around men, and their chauvanistic attitudes, then you’ve come to the right place!

Hey Del Star, I love you’re assumption that he was actually assuming that. Maybe he’s a straight male, and that’s who he identifies with. He was just giving an example from his point of view. Could that be a possibility?

SHEESH.

Posted by The Podinator on August 4, 2004 at 9:24 AM (PDT)

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