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I once won a gas boiler from The Guardian. Tell us about times you've won, and the excellent and/or crappy prizes you've lifted.

Suggested by dazbrilliantwhites

(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 14:08)
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Microsoft ripped off
As part of being a Microsoft certified engineer the lucky qualified person is allowed access to a certain site, where most/all MS products are sold at a ludicrously cheap price. Office 7 for £30, Halo Reach on release day for a tenner etc etc. One of me mates was finishing his job at a certain well known computer establishment in the UK (clue; you'd have better luck getting computer advice from McDonalds) and decided to spend about £150 on the site as one of the perks of his job was getting access to this site. He receives all his items and a few weeks later starts his new job managing a local Hardware store on better money.

A few weeks later he gets an email, from MS no-less; "Congratulations! As you have been picked from our random prize drawer which you entered automatically after making your last purchase, you have won our big Xmas prize rollout! You have won a new Sony Via laptop, Xbox360 250gb Elite with Kinect and a collection of games, a laser printer, an ipod etc etc (basically alot of stuff, he did send me the list, thousands worth). All you need to do is provide us with your current proof of employment and we'll sort out delivery arrangements"

Uh oh. He hasn't worked there for a month, and strictly wasn't meant to be allowed to buy from them. Oh well thinks he, nout for it....that's what Photoshop is for. So he fires it up, doctors a pay-slip to show he's still employed in the previous workplace and emails it to them.

A week later he started receiving deliveries. LOTS OF THEM. The lucky twunt, but at the same time good on 'im :)
(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 20:00, 2 replies)
are Microsoft sending him an ipod?
(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 23:05, closed)
no idea
although funnily enough he didn't ask why :p
(, Fri 29 Apr 2011, 1:33, closed)

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