Who wants to win a 2-year old, lime green iPhone?!?! - Macenstein

Who wants to win a 2-year old, lime green iPhone?!?!

[UPDATE: Yes, I DID win, and yes, I DID get my prize, and yes, I DID pick a winner of the green iPhone, and NO, it was not you, sorry, it was faithful Macenstein reader Danielle (twitter @bookophile ) who won. Thanks for helping me out though, I am sure the 3Gs I won will bring you many months of joy in reading about it.]

[UPDATE: Hey guys, looks like I won, thanks so much for your help! I will be picking a winner of the lime green iPhone once they send me the prize, so it may be a week or two, but hold tight. Thanks again! You guys rock.
– The Doc ]

colorware iphone

Hey guys, me again. Well, I must say I am both very proud and very touched by those of you who were nice enough to vote for my iPhone video with no thought of personal gain. In just 6 short hours we went from last place to third, an amazing feat.

Yet one that ultimately will mean nothing unless we capture first place.

I find myself wondering about the 9600 or so of my daily readers who did Not take the 10 seconds out of their lives to CLICK THIS LINK AND VOTE FOR MY VIDEO, even though it requires no registration or other effort on their part. “WTF is their problem?”, I thought.

But then it hit me… Odds are most of my readers are just like me – selfish bastards who don’t do anything nice for anyone without there being something in it for them. So to that end, I thought I might sweeten the deal by offering to reward one lucky reader who helps me get the word out about my entry with my 1st generation, Colorware-painted iPhone (if I should win, that is).

That’s right. If you’ve ever wanted 2 year old cellular technology, painted lime green, then you’re going to want to jump all over this!

colorware iphone
Above: I have long since ruined those earbuds, but I think I have the dock somewhere too…

So, how do you get a chance to win? It’s easy! Just Twitter the following bit of text to your friends some time between now and 9:59PM pacific tome on July 31st.
“Hey guys, please vote for my good friend @drmacenstein http://rubyurl.com/HXWO and help me win an iPhone”

If I should win, I will pick one random person from all elligible Twitters and reward that person with my old iPhone. You may Twitter that message up to 10 times in order to earn extra chances to win (I’d appreciate it if you spread your Tweets out a bit throughout the day, but whatever).

Now, I won’t lie to you, this iPhone is two years old and has seen some use, but aside from 2 very small paint chips on the black bezel, the Colorware paint job looks as good as the day I got it, and the phone is in great shape. The paint job is really amazingly durable.

colorware iphone

I paid $600 for this iPhone on launch day 2 years ago, and it is sporting a $220 paint job, so I figure that, combined with being owned by a celebrity of my stature, puts the value of the phone somewhere around $20,000 or so, so this is probably the most exciting giveaway of all time.

So thanks for you help, good luck to us all, and now get out there and Tweet like the wind!

61 Responses to “Who wants to win a 2-year old, lime green iPhone?!?!”
  1. Marcus13 says:

    So….. How many time still we have?? 😀

  2. Raymond Escobar says:

    hey doc, i don’t have actual twitter friends, but i voted three times for you. can i be added into the competition?

  3. iToft says:

    I woted to times now.. 🙂

  4. Rob says:

    I voted so many times my mouse and fore finger are now married….

  5. Arlene says:

    I forgot to post here, but better late than never. voted for you! 😀

  6. Richard says:

    Voting has ended and the Docs video has the most votes!!

    looks like you won a new iPhone Doc!

  7. Jonro says:

    I voted for you, so please enter me in the contest. I’ve really wanted a lime green iPhone ever since two minutes ago. 🙂

  8. Mike says:

    My wife wanted a pink iPhone from http://www.iPhonePink.com but they said they have a huge wait-list of back orders.

  9. Alan says:

    Would love to try an iphone, even a green one 🙂

  10. bookophile says:

    I got the phone yesterday…it’s definitely worth the estimated value of $20,000 – so who’s going to bid on it on eBay? 😛

  11. Nick says:

    I hve been wanting a lime geen I phone forever I am only 11 years old I have been kinda jelous because all my friends have an i Phone but it is not lime green though.

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