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Here’s a clever WordPress site: Take My Tech is giving away used gadgets by selecting a random commenter when the number of comments on a gadget reaches one hundred. The site will pay for shipping (and hopefully make the owner a few bucks) with the revenues from advertisements. It is a bit of a gamble for the owner—craigslist or ebay would be the more obvious choices—but I find it clever all the same.

The lottery process, including checking for duplicate comment emails/IP’s, could be automated with a plugin. I suggested building on top of my own Cap Comments plugin.

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  1. That’s a pretty cool idea… were you going to start the process with a blog or something for people to gather at? Heck I change over my computer stuff so often and always give away my stuff… mostly to friends though.

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  2. Andy, thanks for the heads up on this. Just entered to win some headphones. Great idea but I can see that the action would really heat up near the 100th post. I think they should make the winning entry number more random.

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