One happy side effect of reviewing MP3 players is that you end up with boxes full of them that you never use. Normally I sell off the players I don’t want to keep to not let them get to waste. The Archos 1 Vision that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago however is frankly so cheap that selling it off used would be a waste of time. All my friends and family already have MP3 players (somehow they seem to get them at both birthdays and Christmas) so I thought I’d send it off to someone who could actually use it. I’m aware it’s not the most exciting giveaway ever for a cheap, used MP3 player but I’m equally aware that someone out there would make very good use of it- it’s a 4GB player after all. To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below stating why you should get it. Remember to put your real email in the email field (not visible to the public). I will ship it anywhere in the world that has normal postal email with the exception of Italy. The reason for excluding Italy is simply that it’s infamous for having a postal system that often “loses” packages. I’m sending the player uninsured so no reason to add to the chance of losing it by sending it to a country where the chance of that is extra high.
Also, please only enter if you really want the player and intend to use it. If you just want it because it’s free, or because you want to “see how it compares to your other 20 players”, don’t enter. I’m doing this to get a player I don’t use into the hands of someone who will, not another version of myself.
I’ll draw a winner at random on Wednesday March 31st.
Update: The giveaway is now over and the winner has been contacted. On a sidenote, I’m extremnely disappointed though not really surprised about some of the people entering this contest. It was a random drawing, and the first person who was picked was blatantly lying in their comment. If you’re going to claim to only have a very old low capacity player, don’t brag about your Cowon S9 on Twitter. The second person also had a touching story, but linking to a porn site in the comment’s URL field is not acceptable. Giveaways like these are there to help people, not for some greedy bastards to lie and sneak to grab whatever they like for themselves. The future of such giveaways might be very grim is this is the result.