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Title: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Slal on January 07, 2018, 08:34:18 PM
Thought the following might be a fun way for me to thin out my collection of WE 500s, and 'spread the joy' if my favorite college football team (Alabama Crimson Tide) wins an upcoming national championship.

How it works:

If you'd like a free phone, simply reply here or PM before the game starts.  That's Monday the 8th!  (Kind of crept up on me this year.)

Contestants CRPF handles are entered into a "Dat" file.  After the game, a computer app randomly picks two 'winners' -- one for each team, Alabama and Georgia.

I will then PM the two selected.  That's it! 

FAQ:

I'd like to play, but I'm not in the states.  May I enter?

Absolutely!  Last year, I had a lucky 'winner' in England.  If outside USA though, please understand that: 1.)  UPS *must* be able to deliver to your country.  2.) I cannot 'fib' on customs form.  While phone is a gift, recipient responsible for VAT or any fees/duties, and so on.

Who pays postage?

I do.  If you had to pay postage, the phone isn't exactly 'free' is it?  ; )

Can I pick the color?

Yes, but probably a good idea to have a second choice.  I think everyone wanted med blue & rose beige last year, so I handled it as first come first serve.  (That's why it's easier for me to have members reply here, or PM.  No e-mail this time around.)

Colors in 'soft' plastic for WE-500s  (all dates match to year, but not exact month)

-3 Black
-51 Moss Green
-56 Pastel Yellow
-58 White
-60 Light Beige (dial needs cleaning - slow return)
-61 Light Gray
-62 Aqua Blue
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Russ Kirk on January 07, 2018, 10:28:25 PM
Sounds like a lot of fun.  Please count me in!

Russ
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Pourme on January 07, 2018, 10:36:50 PM
A very generous offer. Plus it gives me a good reason to pull for The Crimson Tide!

56 Pastel Yellow please.

Thanks!

Go Alabama!
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: dlvh on January 07, 2018, 10:51:54 PM
A very nice thing to do!

If you would, please count me in.

Thank you!
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: markosjal on January 07, 2018, 11:48:26 PM
Count me in , I would love an aqua blue
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Dan F on January 08, 2018, 01:30:36 AM
Sounds like a winner.

-61 (Grey) for me to match the 2503 I have
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Slal on January 08, 2018, 09:45:35 AM
Thanks for replies and entries!

This is part of the fun for me.  : )

So far, eight contestants I think, so odds are pretty good. 

Brief word about confidentiality:

PMs are just that.  Private.  I will only post winners’ CRPF handles (and hopefully a bit of human interest) with written permission from a PM or a reply here.

Examples:

Public (human interest to readers)
“Sam, from the Great Lakes region, was selected as pick one.  He chose aqua to round out his collection.  Sam doesn’t follow college football, but is an avid hockey fan.  Congratulations Sam!”

Private (no explanation is necessary)
“CRPF member who prefers to remain anonymous was pick one.  Aqua was preferred color.  Congratulations!” 

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Good luck and may the best team win with no one hurt.  “Roll Tide and Go Dawgs!”

--Bruce
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: HarrySmith on January 08, 2018, 01:22:13 PM
Roll Tide!

I like Gray. Thanks.
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Slal on January 08, 2018, 07:27:40 PM
Guess that's it.  About half an hour before showtime.  : )

Free Phone Game Is Now Closed

May the best team win!

(https://i.imgur.com/u1U8Ubs.png)

Will try to PM winners tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll be celebrating tonight.  : )



Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 08, 2018, 07:57:47 PM
Quote from: Slal on January 08, 2018, 07:27:40 PM
Hopefully I'll be celebrating tonight.  : )

Well, if you aren't, you won't have to worry about going to the post office to buy 3 or 4 Medium Flat Rate boxes and a whole lotta bubble wrap tomorrow!
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Slal on January 09, 2018, 07:53:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/hDPlKOu.png)

Whew!  I have no fingernails left from biting them, and a bald spot from pulling out my hair that has gone prematurely gray after watching a game like that! 

But first thing's first.

===

Congratulations to Georgia players for giving fans everywhere a night to remember.  "Measure of victory determined by the quality of your opponent" kind of thing. Georgia is top rate.  SEC & Rose Bowl Champions for a reason.  For us Bama fans, a tough game going into OT like that, makes #17 all the more special.  Good game!

===

Anyway, we have our two lucky winners and alternates.  (I selected alternates this time, in case there's a problem with the winner or winners.  UPS might not ship to thier country, don't hear from them in time, etc.)

Winners, please reply to PM within next 72 hours.  While I don't expect much of a delay in reply to getting a free phone, I realize people are busy. Please understand though, I have to set *some* kind of deadline-- not fair to everyone else.  If I don't hear from you in three days, first alternate on the list is contacted.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Will post results soon as I hear from contestant who entered privately.

--Bruce

Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Slal on January 09, 2018, 09:50:03 PM
Heard back from everyone and here are results.

"Markosjal" (Mark) who was random pick 1 and chose aqua.

"Wayback Mike" was random pick 2 and chose white.

I'll try to get the phones out by the end of this week. 

Congrads & hope you enjoy them!
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Pourme on January 09, 2018, 11:03:32 PM
Although I had already cleaned out a space on my shelf for my yellow 500.....

Congrats to Mark and Mike!

Thanks to Slal for such a generous event!

Benny
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Russ Kirk on January 09, 2018, 11:21:38 PM
Great contest Slal !

Congratulations Mark and Mike !

Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: markosjal on January 09, 2018, 11:58:24 PM
WOW! I am so grateful. I will probably put the phone to use in my house somewhere.

Thanks a bunch,

Mark
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: AE_Collector on January 18, 2018, 07:37:05 PM
Pretty cool Bruce!

Can't call you a "Poor Sport!"

Terry
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Wayback Mike on January 19, 2018, 01:02:03 AM
I received the white 500 yesterday and it is gorgeous!

I thanked Bruce via PM but it only seems right to come out of lurk mode to thank him publicly.  It's his kind of generosity that makes CRPF a very special place. 

I've only posted a few times since I joined four of five years ago but every time I have asked for help, someone has stepped up with the information I needed - usually within a matter of an hour or two.  It's a truly great bunch of folks here.

Recently I've been working on a couple of "project" phones that I bought some time ago which have been waiting for another bout of phonitis to strike so they could receive the attention they need.  With the winter weather the last few weeks, it seemed like the perfect time.  I'll try to get some pix taken and show you the finished products.  As usual, I didn't think about taking any before pix until it was already almost after.

Anyhoo, THANKS again, Bruce.

   Mike
Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: markosjal on January 25, 2018, 07:22:32 PM
I received a light blue WE 500 yesterday in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and its a beauty. I have however only seen photos as I am currently in another city.

Thanks so much for this!

Mark

Title: Re: College Football Fun & Free Phone “Contest”
Post by: Pourme on January 25, 2018, 08:30:22 PM
How nice, congrats!

I am blown away by Slal's generosity!

Benny