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[ Posted at 4:42 PM | Permalink ]


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Thanks everyone

So this week's Everything Must Go event is effectively over. (There are a couple of older Xbox 360 games left, but everything else has been taken.)

I try to respond to every email I get but given the sheer number of messages I've received, that won't be possible this time, sorry. It took me over two hours to get through the emails that were sent between 3:00 and 3:01. By that time, I just started searching my email for the remaining items, looking for the oldest messages first, of course.

If you are receiving an item, congratulations. I (or, more honestly, my wife) will send them out this coming week. If you are receiving a book, I will need your mailing address in advance, per the emails I've already sent, and I just ask that you pay for postage after receiving the book(s). I'll provide instructions in the package. (One exception: Those who are receiving Windows Vista Secrets SP1 Edition do not need to pay for postage. That's a gift from me to you.)

If you are purchasing an item, I've already emailed me you with my PayPal address. Once you make the payment, I should have your shipping address through PayPal. If not, I'll email and ask for it.

In some rare cases (international shipping, usually), we'll need to check with the Post Office to see how much the shipping will be. So I will be getting back to you when we figure that out. It will be this week.

The included shipping, generally, is the slowest and least expensive service offered by the US Post Office.

If you did not receive an item, my apologies. I received thousands of emails in the first 15 minutes and it's hard to keep up with it all. But I will be having a second Everything Must Go event later in the month. I was reminded that next week is Easter, so it will most likely be the weekend after that. Stayed tuned here, and on the Windows Weekly podcast, for an update when I have the next day and time set.

Again, thanks everyone,


[ Posted at 5:20 PM | Permalink ]


Everything Must Go: Xbox 360 games

Xbox 360 games are for the US only, and payment via PayPal only.

If you'd like a game, please email me. Items are provided on a first come, first serve basis only. Sorry.

Games that are already taken will be crossed-out.

Prey - $5
The Darkness - $5

Gears of War 2 - $25
Gears of War 2 - $25
Gears of War Limited Collector's Edition - $25
Gears of War - $20
Star Wars The Force Unleashed - $25
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - $10
Battlefield Bad Company - $15
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - $15
Unreal Tournament III - $10
Unreal Tournament III - $10
Frontlines: Fuel of War - $7
Full Auto - $5
FEAR - $5
Hour of Victory - $5
FEAR Files - $5
NBA 2K6 - $5


[ Posted at 2:57 PM | Permalink ]


Everything Must Go: Electronics

NOTE: These items are all now taken, sorry. --Paul

Electronics are for the US only, and payment via PayPal only.

If you'd like an item, please email me. Items are provided on a first come, first serve basis only. Sorry.

Items that are already taken will be crossed-out.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cables - new in box - $20

HP dvd1040i 20x multiformat DVD Writer
(IDE-type) - opened but never used - $20

Seagate FreeAgent 1 TB USB 2.0 external hard drive
- $60

Zune Premium Headphones
- new in box - FREE (+ shipping)


[ Posted at 2:57 PM | Permalink ]


Everything Must Go: Video Game Consoles

NOTE: These items are all now taken, sorry. --Paul

The video game consoles listed below will only be shipped to the continental US.

If you'd like an item, please email me. Items are provided on a first come, first serve basis only. Sorry.

Items that are already taken will be crossed-out.

I'd actually price these lower, but shipping is going to be an issue as they're all pretty heavy.

Xbox 360 consoles - I have three Xbox 360 consoles to sell. All were recently repaired via Microsoft's free $1 billion no-questions-asked warranty service. These consoles are not complete sets in that they do not include a controller. Each does include the 1 month subscription card for Xbox Live Gold that Microsoft ships with repaired consoles.

These include:

Xbox 360 Core system (November 2006) with composite cables, power supply and 256 MB MU. This version does not yet have the New Xbox Experience installed, but once you log on to Xbox Live, you'll get the upgrade. - $70

Xbox 360 "Pro" system (October 2006) with component cables, power supply and 20 GB hard drive This version does not yet have the New Xbox Experience installed, but once you log on to Xbox Live, you'll get the upgrade. Works fine, the HDD is a bit scuffed up around the edges. - $100

Xbox 360 "Pro" system (October 2006) with component cables, power supply and 20 GB hard drive. This machine was upgraded to the NXE previously. - $100


Sony PlayStation 3 set - This is the original late 2006 PS3 with a 60 GB hard drive, full backwards compatibility with PS2 games, and the integrated media card reader. It is complete and includes the full console (w/box, instructions), 2 wireless controllers, 1 USB charging cable, a Blu-Ray Remote Control, and three games: Resistance: Fall of Man, Motor Storm, and Dark Kingdom. $200


[ Posted at 2:57 PM | Permalink ]


Everything Must Go: Books

NOTE: These items are all now taken, sorry. --Paul

There's no cost for the books per se, but I do ask that you pay for postage. As always, I will try to send everything in the cheapest way possible, which is typically US postage media mail. You don't pay until you get the book(s): Just check the postage at that time and then pay via PayPal or check; I'll include instructions with the shipment. I cannot ship books from this posting outside of the US, sorry.
These books are all in good to new condition (most are new).

If you'd like a book, please email me. Items are provided on a first come, first serve basis only. Sorry.

Only one book per person this time, though you can feel free to ask for more than one, in order of preference.

Books that are already taken will be crossed-out. Books that are not given away here will be donated locally.

Please don't ask for books you don't want. And remember that books are heavy, especially these books: Sometimes shipping can get expensive.

Microsoft Press books
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals
Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion
Designing Messaging Solutions with Exchange Server 2007 Training Kit (70-237)
Windows Vista Resource Kit 2nd Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
Windows Server 2008 Server Core Administrator's Pocket Consultant
Introducing Windows Server 2008
Windows Internals (Windows Server 2003, XP, and 2000) 4th Edition

Other computer books
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed (SAMS)
Mastering Windows Server 2008 Networking Foundations (Sybex)
The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 (Addison Wesley)
Administering Windows Server 2008 Server Core (Sybex)

Windows Vista Secrets SP1 Edition by Paul Thurrott (can be signed by author)
I have ten copies of this book to give away.


[ Posted at 2:57 PM | Permalink ]


Less than an hour to go

Just a heads-up about what will and will not be included this week, generally speaking.

I will have...
  • Several technology-type books, mostly from Microsoft Press to give-away
  • Four video game consoles for sale (US only)
  • Numerous Xbox 360 game titles for sale
  • A handful of electronic devices for sale
What I haven't had time to get together for this sale are several portable media players and digital media set-top boxes (most of these will actually be give-aways). These and other items will be included in the next Everything Must Go event, which will hopefully happen next week or the week after.


[ Posted at 2:06 PM | Permalink ]


Everything Must Go 101

I've gotten a lot of email over the past week about Everything Must Go, and because it's been a while since the last event, and because there are apparently so many new people joining in this time around, I thought it made sense to explain how this works.

At 3:00 pm EDT today, I will create a post here describing the items that I am selling and/or giving away. I do not provide a list ahead of time. Items are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. So if you see something you want, email me immediately. Please note that items are taken rather quickly, however. I will mark taken items as that happens so it's obvious. But generally speaking, I often get dozens of requests for items that were just taken. Please do not send mailing address information unless I've contacted you via email first.

Yes, you can ask for multiple items. But please do so only if you are serious and remember that the first-come, first-serve nature of this event means that you may get only some of the things you requested (or none at all).

Available items will include hardware (video game consoles, portable media players, and so on), Xbox 360 game titles, books, and so on. Items I have paid for (aside from books) are generally sold for 50 percent of their current value or less and include (slow) ground shipping, but only inside the US. If you are from outside the US, you will have to pay for shipping in addition to the listed price, and this can be expensive. Some items (video game consoles, etc.) will not be sold outside of the US, but I will mark these clearly. Books and items that I have not paid for are free plus the cost of shipping. For books, you can pay for shipping when the books arrive. For other free items, I will ask for shipping to be paid up front.

I only accept PayPal for up-front payments. Those paying for book shipping after the fact can pay with a check if they'd like.

Because of the amount of items available and my schedule (I've recently decided to accompany my brother on a hair-brained drive to Florida; we leave Sunday morning at 7:00 am), today's event will be the first of at least two, so today I will be selling/giving away the items I've been able to get together so far. I will have more next week and will provide advanced warning about the day/time. Based on feedback, it will likely be a different day of the week (probably a Sunday).

If you scroll down and look at the older articles here, you can see how previous Everything Must Go events looked like.

Hope this helps. See you at 3:00 pm. --Paul


[ Posted at 10:36 AM | Permalink ]


Thursday, January 29, 2009

UPDATE: Next Everything Must Go installment delayed to APRIL 4

UPDATE: Sorry for the constant delays. But I've had to delay the next installment of my book giveway and DVD/electronics fire sale to Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm EST. This will give me some time to get everything together for the sale.


[ Posted at 10:29 AM | Permalink ]


Friday, July 18, 2008

Everything Must Go: Second major shipment is on the way

If you've paid for an item or, in the case of a book giveaway, provided a mailing address, as of last night, your shipment is probably on the way. (There are a handful of exceptions, but those will go on today or tomorrow morning.) If you're curious about how much stuff we've shipped, check out the hard work my wife did yesterday:






(All of the Everything Must Go - July 2008 photos can be found on Flickr.)


If you're curious, that mountain of boxes represents almost exactly $300 in media mail shipping costs. This is, by far, the most we've ever shipped at once.


More soon and then we should be done until the next round. I'm hoping to have another Everything Must Go in August or September, though it won't be as voluminous as this month's event.


Thanks everyone. --Paul


[ Posted at 2:37 PM | Permalink ]


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