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T-MINUS 4 DAYS  smiley-razz  smiley-grin

Bump.

P.S. Turns out i can't participate in the event, i got school.  :-[

I know I'm making the moment harder for some of you by bumping this thread. So I won't bump it again until January 8th.
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Good luck!
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For reference, I checked advertising rates in Circuit Cellar Inc (a high tech prohobbyist magazine, where Sparkfun regularly advertises.)  An advertisement in there runs about $3000 (full page, full color, w quantity discount for being in every issue for a year.)  So that makes a $100k giveaway pretty substantial, but not really outrageous (probably similar to last years total print advertising budget?)
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Guess they're doing pretty well then, eh? smiley-wink!
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Too bad I'm in school then.
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Tomorrow's the day, retro... tomorrow we shall see who is truly VICTORIOUS.
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Hey guys!

The just said that it has been canceled!

You should totally just trust me and not check their website or anything.

Trust me!

:-)

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hahahahahahahahahahahahaha good one  smiley-grin
BUT UR NOT LETTIN 100 BUCKS OF FREE ELECTRONICS CRAP SLIP PAST THIS GUY!!!  >smiley-sad
lol im so excited, im skippin first period for this  smiley-wink
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dang it might just be my computer but the site seems to be gettin slower already...  :o
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Not your computer.

The site isnt going to survive, it's 404'ing already.

No way its gonna last ....
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From the latest news update on the sparkfun page (that finally loaded for me):
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EDIT FROM FRENCIL:

Wow!

Our site has been up and down today from the unprecedented load we're seeing.  We're tuning our entire site, top to bottom and inside and out to handle this torrent.  We're also shaving off a few features of the website (temporarily) to make everything faster, such as rating comments.  After Free Day has passed we'll re-enable everything we've disabled to weather the storm.

Feel free to join the conversation on our public irc channel: irc.freenode.net #sparkfun
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yea they had that up last night, but yea this morning forget about it, haven't even seen the page today
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hey i left the checkout page open from yesterday but i havent clicked anything yet (i passed the shipping page so i should just have to click once to get to the confirm order page) but idk if that will work if the site is down...  :'(
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Some contest huh? Can't even log on. All that bragging about their new hardware servers. Oh well they meant well but I think their mouth wrote a check their server couldn't cash.

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Cart no longer loading for me...

It's 3am!
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There are about 2000 people in the sparkfun irc channel.  I'd expect not to be able to get any orders through for a good portion of the day.  wtb caching/load balancing
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