diamond geezer

 Wednesday, February 19, 2003

retail therapyThe retail therapy project (phase 2)

I have set aside exactly £100 of my own money to buy myself a birthday present.
I'm asking you, the readers of diamond geezer, to tell me what exactly what to spend that £100 on.

Phase 1 of the project (select the category for the £100 birthday present) is now complete. Many thanks for all your votes (all thirty-something of them). I'm pleased to announce that the votes from the blogland jury are as follows:

   Books - nul points
   Clothing - un point
   Travel - trois points
   Videos/DVDs - quatre points
   Other - quatre points
   Music - quatre points
   Home furnishings - neuf points (suspiciously high number of votes for that yesterday!)
   Electrical/gadgets - dix points

And so, as the returning officer for this project, I do hereby declare that Electrical/gadgets has been elected as the category from which my birthday present will be chosen. Should be possible to blow £100 on that quite easily...

The two remaining project stages are:
Phase 2 (until midnight Tuesday 25th February): nominate possible presents within the chosen category.
Phase 3 (until midnight Tuesday 4th March): vote to choose my £100 birthday present.
...which still gives me a few days before the weekend to go out and buy whatever it is you finally select.

Phase 2 of the project (nominate possible presents within the chosen category) is now open.
Your nominations are invited. Think of something electrical or gadgety that you reckon I really shouldn't live without, maybe because you can't. The thing you nominate should cost in the order of £100, but I reckon I might be willing to go a bit over £100 for the right thing. Be creative - I'm sure you will be - but not too creative, OK? ;o)

Tomorrow I'll post a bit more information here on the sorts of electrical gadgety type things I already own, in case that helps, so you don't have to decide on your choice today.

You can nominate my birthday electrical gadgety thing by posting a comment in the comments box below, or by email. Tell me the name of your nominated thing, and if possible a price and a website I can see/buy it on. All nominations to be received by midnight next Tuesday 25th February. And next Wednesday I'll announce the list of nominations, narrow that down to something manageable, and ask you to start voting for your preferred present.

Please nominate. My retail therapy depends on you.

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