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It's the season of giving! That's right, Christmas-time, <strike>Santa's</strike> Jesus' birthday. That means ... <i>COMMERCE</i>. (Jesus would be rolling over in His grave, if He was in his grave, that is. Which of course He wasn't, hence the celebration ...) Erm, anywho, what I'm getting at is that it's time for .....

<b>The DOSGames.com Free Stuff XMAS Contest 2006!</b>

Okay, it's really just a random draw, not a "contest" per se. But I called the other ones contests, so ... yea.

For those who've never entered this before, here's how this works (it's like easy nstuff):
<b>1)</b> Post a link in this thread to a book, DVD, music CD, video game, or computer software that you want from Amazon.com.
<b>2)</b> On December 15th (or thereabouts), after giving everyone a chance to post, I'll randomly pick THREE names (using a random # generator) and they'll each get whatever item they posted ... free!

Notice that this is the biggest contest ever ... three winners chosen, each winning a $30 item of their choice. Note that you may now choose items other than books (if you must :P) ... see below for the "official" rules.

<b><i>RULES:</i></b>
<ul><li>Only books, DVDs, music CDs, video games, and computer software are eligible prizes ... no electronics, jewelry, lawn furniture, etc. :P</li><li>Maximum price of $30US for ONE item only (you can't, for example, get five $5 books, since that would increase my shipping costs)</li><li>One entry per person</li><li>You must be a registered member of this message board and have at least 40 non-garbage posts (as of today, November 30th)</li><li>The item must be <i>in stock</i> (ie it should say "Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours"); I'd really prefer that it's sold by Amazonitself and not a 3rd party (again, shipping costs)</li><li>Make sure Amazon will ship the particular item to your country! Look carefully, if it says "Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S." that means you can't choose that item if you're not in the USA!</li><li>Only post links for Amazon.com ... UNLESS you live in Canada, in that case please post links for Amazon.ca</li><li>Admin & mods may enter, however ...</li><li>Previous winners cannot enter (that means Da_Goat, Wally, GAMER and Swiftman are not eligible)</li><li>No items with content that could be deemed obscene/offensive (like violent games are okay but nothing really over the edge)</li><li>Note that winners will obviously need to provide me with their home address and phone # so that I can ship items thru Amazon (this info will be kept private and not shared, stored, or used for any other purpose)</li></ul>Okay that should be it. So just post in this thread with a link to the item you'd like to have if you win. Any q'ns pls ask. Bai :angel:

<b>READ THE RULES BEFORE POSTING! THANKEES!</b>

(For those who are interested here's links to the previous contests: <a href="http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 230">March 2006</a>, <a href="http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 81">August 2004</a>, <a href="http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic ... 963">April 2004</a>)
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I've been lagging a bit in non-garbage posts as of the late. Looks like I'll have to brush up on that a bit, even though my luck is horrid.
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And there I was, wanting to ask for postal. :(

Just kidding. Love the idea emmzee. And since I'm a greedy bastard I'll go to amazon right away! :D
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Holly Crap! :wow: I was wondering if you're gonna do something like this again.... I wanted to say the LSL compilation and the I read the specifications of the game and no thanks... I'll go for
[edit]: I knew it was too good to be true :laugh: sorry bout that emmzee
The LotR book collection

This good? :rolleyes:
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Larry; please edit your post and choose another item. Unfortunately Amazon (and its 3rd parties) do not ship video games and software outside of the USA. (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/ ... 37734">See here for the Amazon 3rd party shipping chart</a> showing they don't ship games/software internationally) So you'll have to choose a book, DVD or CD. Sorry!

For clarity's sake, the following options are available, depending on where you live:

<b>USA:</b> Books, DVDs, music CDs, video games, computer software

<b>Canada:</b> Books, DVDs, music CDs, video games, computer software <i>* through Amazon.ca *</i>

<b>Everywhere else:</b> Books, DVDs, music CDs
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Hooray! I don't want to enter anymore. Good luck to everyone.
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These contests get people out of the woodworks, doesn't it?
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lol yea, later on I'll prolly go thru the memberlist and email some ppl that haven't been 'round here lately to try to get 'em to come back & participate ... it worked before. :D
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emmzee wrote: Amazon do not ship video games outside of the USA.
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Yeah I know... Emzee why don't you pay for Sold Out Software's Tomb Raider collection case I win, eh? :laugh:
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See this is why the other contests were books only :P
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[not that the current conditions don't agree with me]
... but why the change from books to
emmzee wrote:Only books, DVDs, music CDs, video games, and computer software are eligible prizes ... no electronics, jewelry, lawn furniture, etc. :P
And BTW... who'd wish for lawn furniture as a X-Mas gift??? :laugh:
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Most of the items like jewelry nstuff is sold by third parties so there'd be extra shipping costs and hassles. And stuff like electronics (and lawn furniture, which was meant as a bit of hyperbole (exaggeration) for effect) is larger than usual meaning, again, probably higher shipping.
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http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Rome-Mili ... F8&s=books

Is this your way of getting people to learn how to read? :)
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I wouldn't say people... just Thunderdog, according to the second post in this thread :P
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Unknown_K wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Rome-Mili ... F8&s=books

Is this your way of getting people to learn how to read? :)
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