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Post by CupNoodle » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:19 am

I got eight free passes to see an advance screening of Borat on the 17th. Awesome.
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Post by melancholy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:40 am

Here's a list of free stuff I gotten from work over the years:

-A quad panel of Matrix Reloaded
-A quad panel of Quake 4
-A quad panel of Doom 3
-A display from the release of the original Star Wars on DVD (basically a 5 foot tall replica of the silver DVD case)
-A 2.5" hard drive external case
-A PSOne
-Three bags of assorted Monster Cables (everything from component cables to HDMI cables to DVI cables, I think there was even one surge protector)
-A Pioneer DVD Recorder with 80 gig hard drive (actually, I paid $40 for it)
-A 35" TV
-A 19" CRT montior
-Three sets of keyboards and mice
-Tons of random antivirus programs
-32mb flash drive
-MicroSD to SD adapter with 128mb MicroSD card inside
-Altec Lancing 2.1 speaker system
-Tons of promotional items, like Playstation and Xbox lanyards, pens, flashlights, ya know, the crap the reps give away


...I can't remember anything else. And no, I didn't steal this stuff, we just had a kickass manager for two years who didn't like old display stuff laying around. Almost snagged a 25" LCD once, but lost out to another employee. I also had a chance to take home a 5.1 surround sound speaker system, but I already had speakers and didn't know what to do with them. The manager has a no-Ebay policy, so if he finds out we sold something that was given to us, our job would be on the line.
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Post by impetus » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:08 am

I have the Matrix and Matrix Reloaded panels. (you mean the styrofoam posters, right?). I'd be willing to arrange some kind of deal with you to complete the set, if not for the impracticality of shipping them.
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Post by melancholy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:39 am

Um, I had Reloaded too, therefore we would still be missing Revolution.
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Post by S. Thompson » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:48 am

I got a Verizon Wireless polo shirt when I worked at Radio Shack. :oops:

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Post by bizzle » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:38 am

Stress.
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Post by TyBO » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:16 pm

I got a T-shirt that advertises Tanqueray once. That's it.
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Post by ccb_v2 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:26 pm

a lot of Adelphia logo'ed cups and shirts.
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:30 pm

- Lots of leftover food: turkey wraps, cookies, cake, junk.

- A desk that still resides in the office. My boss and I have never coordinated a day to move it to my apartment two blocks away.
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Post by Thomas » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:03 pm

Leftover food and 2 liters. I also got a free basic AAA membership my first year working there.
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Post by melancholy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:04 pm

Oh yeah, forgot about three other things:

-The first two discs of Samurai Champloo
-$35 in gift cards
-A big Kingdom Hearts 2 display
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Post by impetus » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:52 pm

Good catch, Mel.

Let's see...

A year paid of computer certification classes and books for MCSE.
Tickets to KC Royals vs NY Yankees, dugout seats and BBQ.
Tickets to KC T-Bones (Minor league baseball) with BBQ - twice.
Various small gifts from vendors.
Also a Palm Treo 700w for work.

the games were actually from software vendors, but work related.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:50 pm

Lessee. I have gotten:
- an 8MB CompactFlash card and some cables, from my time at the newspaper in HS
- a (really crappy) 5-string fiddle from some of the music gigs I've done
- a fair amount of sheet music and lots of free food from the music camp I taught at
- several T-shirts, a hat, and some stickers, also from camp
- several free movie passes
- an 8-Legged Freaks poster and an Adam Sandler marquee from my time at AMC
- a button, a book, some CDs, a charm from a Buddhist temple, and a lifetime membership with Environment California and the Sierra Club from my CalPIRG work
- some paper, a few USB cables, and a fair amount of food from my marketing job
- a roll of film containing the World Trade Center "Spider-Man" trailer, which I gave to my friend Chris

...I *almost* got a complete, free, brand new Yamaha drum kit while I was working for CalPIRG. I was talking to this woman, who was absolutely fed up that she'd bought her daughter these drums like a year before, and they'd never been touched except to use the bass drum as a laundry hamper :o, and she wanted them out of her house and offered to just give them to me when she found out I was a musician. (When you're canvassing for donations, you tend to get into long, friendly conversations with people). Unfortunately, I had no way of taking them home with me, and I was canvassing a good hour's drive away from home, with no cell phone and an overcrowded commuter car full of coworkers, so I had to pass it up.

Kinda kicking myself over that one.
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Post by Smiley » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:17 pm

Nothing thus far, and I've been at Circuit City for quite some time now (about a year and a half now) :evil:

Sure, there are things to be given away but other associates gobble them up before I can even open my mouth.
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Post by Safety in Nimbus » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:07 pm

My old unit (208th Signal Co) was deactivating. I took a network switch that wasn't accounted for and a few other small things. My friend was able to take a Gas Mask which is a very expensive item, lucky bastard.
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Post by Lartrak » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:32 pm

At GameStop I got a free SNES and Genesis. One was supposedly broken but works fine, the SNES didn't have cables so they left it rather than keep it.

The best thing I got was a Star Wars Galaxies beta, which I sold on eBay for $150.
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