Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Giveaway-palooza

So the dude that won the RoBoT never got back to me.  I waited a week and now it is going to someone else.  That's giveaway #1.  The winner now is zoebios121.  Please contact me with an address and I will send the RoBoT out. 

The Logo contest was very successful and I liked a lot of the entries.  I picked one at random and that person, Dan, will win a Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite.  Again, contact me with an address.


Contact info:

anthonysculimbrene at comcast dot net (in the usual format)

Finally, I have been authorized by TT PockeTTools to give away the TT-7 that I am testing.  I will do this in the same way that I always do--randomly chosen from one of the comments.

The total tally for giveaways from Everyday Commentary looks something like this:

1.  Custom S30V Benchmade Mini Grip ($130)
2.  Inkleaf Leather Moleskine Cover ($70)
3.  Iain Sinclair Cardsharp ($20)
4.  American Cutlery Over the Top Pocket Clip ($7)
5.  Boker Exskelibur II ($40)
6.  Coated Aircraft Cable ($3)
7.  RoBoT One Piece Multitool ($57)
8. Leatherman Sidekick ($30)

That is a good chunk of change (around $357 at retail) and a lot of stuff given away.  I am still planning on giving away a Fenix light, once I can buy it and test it, and I am also still planning on giving away a Haiku. 

All of this is a roundabout way of laying out the case for you to sign up as a follower.  It is very easy and free.  It is a no brainer if you already have a Google account.  I ask you to do this for two reasons: 1) it makes giveaways easier as I can just contact people directly; and 2) the more followers, the more likely I am to persuade companies to send me stuff for review and allow me to give it away. 

I have said this many times--this is a non-profit operation.  I don't have a lot of money invested (though there is quite a bit of time laid out).  This means I don't feel like I need to shill for anyone.  As a result I can give you the most accurate, most honest assessments of interesting gear.

The Haiku is still a ways away, but I hope the Adsense revenue will help out and I can give it away by the end of the year.  Still submit reviews, I have a backlog of three I need to get up (a review of the Large Sebenza, a review of the Benchmade Triage, and a review of the Hi CRI Mini 123).  Once those are finished, I will have no more user submitted reviews.  Click the contest link above for more on how to write and format the reviews.

As always, thanks for reading and supporting the site.

And, just so this is not all site discussion today, enjoy the video review of the Aeon.  I had to shoot it twice, but I like the results.     

6 comments:

  1. Just wanted to jump in and say how much I enjoy the site. I check it daily and I have purchased a number of things reviewed through it. So far my favorite is the Mr. Elfin. Good work, keep it up, and let us know what we can do to keep you at it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You also gave away (to me) a titanium universal knife clip.

    i am still trying to think through my entry for the Haiku, but I have no items that are worth reviewing so far as I know. Or if I do, you've already done them - like the BM 555HG.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yeah thanks Tony really enjoy reading your reviews I completely redesigned my keychain because of you.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm still working on my review... I'm having a hard time with the pics, since I'm not much of a photographer, but I'll figure something out. Thanks for the opportunity to do a guest review or two!

    Your non-profit approach to the site that enables you to "most accurate, most honest assessments of interesting gear" is part of what keeps me (and many others, I'm sure) coming back and enjoying all your reviews. (I also love the 20-point scale that is intended to be logarithmic in nature, but that's probably just my inner math nerd...)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sweet give-a-way.
    I'm new to EDC and your reviews have saved me from wasting a few hundred dollars. Thanks!!
    I look forward to the review on the TT-7. I've had my eye on the TT-7 for a few weeks but haven't been able to make up my mind.
    Thanks and keep up the great work.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Just discovered the site when I was looking for reviews of the Iain Sinclair Cardsharp 2. Browsed around a bit and followed. Very nice and I'm going to look at some of these items for purchase. Especially the flashlights. Thanks and keep up the interesting work!

    ReplyDelete