An interesting way to get a free MBP

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Tumeg101, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    I came across this website, about this person who got herself a MacBook Pro, and ended up getting the money back + more, by selling ad space on her MacBook Pro...
    Here is a picture
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    and here is her blog that talks about the project...
     
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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  3. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like that MBP got hit by someone from NASCAR.
     
  4. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    While I wouldn't do it myself, I think its very tastefully done. :)

    Different anyway, lets say that.
     
  5. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    haha not to be mean but this has been on the internet for a while now. i think leah culver is more well known in the web 2.0 community for this.

    anyways i thought it was a great idea when i heard about it. and when i saw the pictures, i was blown away, IMO it looks great.

    ive seen attempts to copy her idea but i havent seen any that have succeeded. but i think more people are engraving their laptops because of it
     
  6. macbotics macrumors member

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    i seem to remember coming across a video on youtube about this;)
     
  7. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    It seems like this has the potential to backfire, what if no one wants advertising space on your computer.
    Someone on here thought they would buy a car and sell advertising on it to pay it off, never heard anything else about it...
     
  8. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Of all the companies shown on that laptop, the only ones I'm familiar with are Digg and Ask.com, and seeing those names does not make me feel any more inclined to visit any of those sites (including those two that I've heard of).

    Do advertisers really think this stuff works?
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You've never heard of Technorati? ;)
     
  10. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    You've never heard of Apple? ;)
     
  11. savar macrumors 68000

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    I wish I had a table-top laser etching machine!
     
  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Heck, I seem to remember coming across a thread on MR about this.:confused:
     
  13. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    She's now got an IPTV show as well, and is a co-founder of Pownce. Pays to be capable and above all presentable!

    I got an effectively almost free iMac recently. Mind you, I had to pay Apple quite a lot of money first before that happened.
     

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