I just won a Tivoli PAL radio :)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Lau, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Lau Guest

    I just got a phone call from The Observer (and I was thinking, why is the Observer phoning me?!) and I won a competition that I entered to win a Tivoli PAL radio a couple of weeks back. I don't know what colour it will be though. It should be here on Saturday, apparently. :) I'll post pics.

    I'm chuffed to bits. A couple of months ago I won a set of Pantone markers, and now this. It's always nice to win stuff that you would never justify spending the money on, but then secretly kind of want....

    I looked on eBay, and they are selling for £100 or so, which is kind of tempting, as I don't need it, but then the more I look up the specs, the cooler it looks. It's portable! Yay. Maybe I'll wait and see what colour it is. If it's pink, it's definitely going.... ;) Anyone else got one? Is it good?

    edit: darn typos
  2. The Past macrumors 6502

    The Past

    Aug 17, 2004
    United States
    Cool!! Congratulations! Keep it and post pics.
  3. caribiner23 macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2005

    Tivoli makes awesome products. I wake up to a Model Three every morning...

  4. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    they still make those? :eek: :p :p

    I bet it's that foul green colour. :eek: :p :p that's why they're giving them away in competitions ;) because they've got zillions of the green ones left and they need to get rid. :p

    I do like it in 'Earth Brown' :)
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Well done -- better post this in the 'make me jealous' thread... I never win anything ever. :(

    Tivoli Audio make such nice stuff -- I want to get a Model Two sometime soon for the kitchen to stream iTunes to.
  6. Lau thread starter Guest

    I hadn't seen that dark green. Ugh. That is evil. The navy one's fairly gross too. Well fingers crossed for Saturday.... I quite like the bright green one though.

    That's what I'm hoping for. I do rather like brown. And black or white would also be nice.

    :( Sorry! I think I just used up my next 10 years good luck winning those two, and yours may be just starting. You'll go and win the lottery, and a radio and some felt tips will look pretty sad in comparison.... ;)
  7. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    I love brown. :D

    Not a day goes past when I don't think of some scheming plan to try and relieve the UPS man of his shirt when he comes and delivers stuff. heheh.
  8. Lau thread starter Guest

    Mmm. Brown. I do wear an abnormal amount of brown clothing.

    Not to make you jealous, but when I was in New York a couple of years ago I got a pair of trousers that are identical to UPS brown with yellow piping for a dollar fifty. :)
  9. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
  10. Lau thread starter Guest

    :D Heh heh.

    I haven't got it yet. :( I phoned the woman from the Observer today because I had a feeling something had gone wrong, and it turned out CityLink tried to deliver on Wednesday and left a card. Except I was in on Wednesday, and they didn't leave a card. In other words, they didn't bother looking for my flat. A big thumbs down to CityLink. So I've arranged redelivery for Tuesday, and they now have detailed instructions about where exactly my flat is, and my mobile number, which was no doubt completely mistranslated by the Vicky Pollard on the phone at CityLink Bristol. We shall see. The saga continues. Wanna sweepstake? Bet you a pint of cider it's black. :)
  11. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    *strokes chin* only if you can assure me that you are not on the receiving end of some insider info from the Observer. ;)
  12. Lau thread starter Guest

    Well, I'm afraid you'll have to take my word on that. Bear in mind I'm a bit shy, and felt bad enough having to phone up this woman and hassle her about something I was getting for free, let alone say "oh, and what colour is it? I hope it's not that disgusting green". :p

    Here is a drawing to illustrate my honesty and lack of radio colour knowledge. Believe me now? :D

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  13. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    If you are going to spend that much for a radio to stream iTunes to, go with the new Bose Wave Radio (or Music System with CD player.) Some Bose products are overhyped, but the new Wave is not. It is one of the best buys I ever made. Sounds amazing and as crystal clear as it comes with good bass for such a small package. Last, it is made in the USA instead of being a Chinese product like most small radios are.

    If you don't believe me, go and find one (the current new style one) and have a listen. I have a white one in my bedroom. It is available in white or black. I stream music to it with an Airport Express. It works well. The AM/FM tuner is very powerful as well. It will pull in stations the way no cheap radio can.
  14. Lau thread starter Guest

    iGav, we owe each other a pint. Or we don't owe each each other a pint, but where would the fun be in that? :D

    It came today, and it's a beautiful rubbery orange. Mmmmmm. It pretty....

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  15. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    I wouldn't buy a Bose product... never ever. Besides, the Tivoli Model Two has separate speakers that can be spaced apart.

    Lau? Nice one... am jealous, it is extremely pretty. Does it sound good?
  16. Lau thread starter Guest

    Mmm, it sounds surprisingly good for its size. I had the volume about 1/4 up and it was comfortably loud and sounded good. Whether I'd pay £100-150 for one, I dunno. Then again, I am a cheapskate....:p
  17. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    Indeedy... :D

    Rubbery orange... very RNLI don't you think? :p
  18. Lyle macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2003
    Madison, Alabama
    Congratulations, Lau! I didn't know what a "Tivoli PAL radio" was until I clicked through the link you provided, but it looks cool. Hope you enjoy it, if you decide to keep it.

    I remember winning a little B&W television in a Bingo game, when I was a young teenager. I was so excited about it, you would have thought I'd won a new car or something.
  19. Lau thread starter Guest

    That is one of the more amusing things I have read recently. :D You're just disappointed because it's not a vile green, and therefore can't laugh at me. Well, not because of the radio, anyway.... ;)
  20. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    That's true. heheh.

    So then, as it's a rubbery orange... begs the question, is it waterproof? go on... throw it in the bath, I bet it is you know. :D
  21. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Have you ever heard a new Bose Wave? Why would you not buy it? Because Bose is a private company focused on research or the product is Made in the USA? A little expensive, maybe, but it is a quality radio. Some of Bose's things are not that great, but the new Wave is.
  22. Lau thread starter Guest

    It is! Oh, hang on, it's stopped working. And what's that blue spark? What have I done?


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