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Auction site using Coke credits from collecting ring pulls and labels. Powered by QXL.

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      01.09.2001 22:23
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      This is one really great website, and it is just a big shame that it has finished. For those of you who don't know, cokeauction.co.uk is, or at least was, or will be (confusion!) a great website in which you collect ring-pulls and tokens from promotional packs of Coca Cola, then send them off to cokeauction and you can then bid for stuff. When it was on, I unfortunately started collecting a little too late to send my ring-pulls away, so I've kept them for the next time that the auction kicks off. You can get all sorts from this great idea, anything from mouse pads and bags, to football tickets and mini-disk players. How great is this, you get to drink Coca Cola, which is a great drink, and you get to bid for great items, for free, well ok, not for FREE, but relatively, all you have to pay for is the cans or bottles, and then the postage for your ring-pulls. Be warned though, I did have friends who went through rubbish bins in search of these little red pieces of gold. One such friend is on Dooyoo, I won't mention his name, but he knows who he is. This is an example of how crazy this website can send people, yup, as low as going through bins. I guess it is worth a mini-disk player though, or is it? Ok, you probably all know about cokeauction.co.uk, but if you don't, even if you do actually when it starts again, get yourself collecting those ring-pulls, it is really well worth it. Sorry, I know this isn't the greatest of opinions, but I feel I need to spread the word of how great this website is. Have a nice day!

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      13.08.2001 05:35
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      My god whoever came up with this idea deserves to be king!!! i mean come on all you have to do is collect ring pulls and get free stuff. I did it and got 15 playstation games,2 computer mouses, a bag, a couple of Cd's and loads more. Thats not bad at all i think you'll agree. And my friend got a mini-disc player for only 700 ring pulls!!700! Thats a complete an utter bargain. Theres not much more that can be said. Coke Auction rules and whoever sez different is an idiot. I mean come on 700 ring pulls!!!for something that costs £250. thats all i van say on the matter and i hope the message has gotten through!

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        15.06.2001 01:43
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        Coca Cola vs Pepsi.. It was for years that I was buying cheap coke out of Tesco for my daughter then something bad happened,she grew up and became a teenager and told me that it wasn’t cool to drink cheap coke so she starting buying Coca Cola and Pepsi. Coca Cola……Now thanks to my daughter I realise how good cola should taste,on coming home from work there is nothing better than a chilled drink of Coca Cola,its ten times better than Tescos brand even if it does mean spending more money. Pepsi Cola…..It definitely has a different taste to it and im not a big fan off it although yet again its far better than the Tesco cola,but to be fair to Tesco their cola is only 15p,so you do get what you pay for. All in all im converted by my daughter in that I don’t drink cheap coke anymore and can say in work with that look of being cool that I can tell the difference between the different brands of cola but for no1 I have to give my final vote to Coca Cola.

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          11.05.2001 02:03
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          Coca Cola is a great drink. i love the way it makes my teeth go brown and sticky like tar. I love the way my teeth scrape against the ringpull as i hold the can to my mouth. I love the way I...can't stop with the sarcasm. Despite this, coke is yummy and it just got better with the Coke Auction!! You can get some absolutely woooonderful prizes, including T-Shirts AND EVEN KEYINGS. "Wow" i bellow as I watch the children run to the shops to buy coke. Am I dreaming?? Probably yes, because that just doesnt happen. Coca Cola, great drink, hmmm, nice auction!

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          06.04.2001 17:23
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          The coke auctions, what can i say.I was there at the very first one and will be there till the very end as although the amount of Coke i have consumed over the past 6months will always be in my system i find i cannot stop myself, as it is thoroughly addictive. Each day i check and see what there is to offer, and if there's anything with the amount of credits i have to actually bid for.The drenaline starts pumping and i keep checking for hours how my bids doing like i'm lead to believe all us coke nutters do. Then, eventually it's over and i either reach for the Coke to celebrate or drown my sorrows in. The next day the fun starts again!

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            24.03.2001 18:34

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            Get everyone you know to start drinking more cokecola because coke auction is back for a second run. Due to its major success last year the auctions are back and better than ever. Its nice to see the web designers have actually took note of member comments from last year and re-designed the site accordingly. The auctions are now all listed on just the one page, which I think is better. Basically the idea is simple, collect ring pulls from the promotional cokecola cans, send them into cokeauction and get bidding. One thing that I should mention is that you can only send in 10 ring pulls in one envelope. So say you had 20 ring pulls you would have to send them in two separate envelopes. The first thing you should do is get registered, if you are under 16 you will need to send in a parental consent form. Once registered which takes a few minutes they will send you your password for login. Cokeauction offers computers, IMACs, CD's, books, DVD's, House hold goods, sport equipment, clothes etc. Get collecting those ring pulls and send them in (10 per envelope) to the given address on the website. You can print out submission forms containing your name and cokeauction id number. Simply include these in any envelope you send in. GET BIDDING!

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            24.03.2001 02:01
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            Cokeauction first took place in august-december 2000. This year they have brought it back for Cokeauction 2! Cokeauction is a auction organised by coca cola which is powered by QXL. You do not bid money on the items, but you bid credits. To earn the credits, you have to do a lot of drinking! You have to buy promotional cans ok coke and take off the ringpull and send it into coca cola GB. These take up to 5 working days to process and are added to your account. I took part in Cokeauction 1, and I won around £100 worth of equipment. This however, meant I had to send in 140 ringpulls! I was lucky though, as my friends and family who drank coca cola gave me most of the ringpulls. My prizes included videos, computer games, cd racks and caps. As i has won quite an amount in the first auction, I decided to participate in Cokeauction 2. So far i have sent 20 ringpulls in and I have won a prize where i can create my own 20 track cd with razor cuts. In the first cokeauction, for the first week you could usually get a computer game for 5 ringpulls. Now however, people who have saved their ringpulls at home from the last auction are allowed to use them. This means that the items have gone very high. There are many auctions. Some: START AND FINISH THE SAME DAY - These include make your own cd, a book, top 10 album cd, bags and a couple of other thing. The bid increment for these is 50 credits (half a ringpull). START ONE DAY AND FINISH THE FOLLOWING DAY - These mostly involve computer games. The bid increment for these items is 100 credits (a ringpull). TAKE PLACE AROUND EVERY WEEK - These mostly include holidays, MP3 players etc. The bid increment for these is either 200 or 250 credits ( 2 or 2 and a half ringpulls). You can check your account at anytime and see how many cokeauction credits you have. You can also print off top up forms which you have to send in with your ringpulls. You can
            change your details and even your password. There is a 'rush to see' section where you can see the up and coming auctions, which is helpful if you want to see what you can save your credits for. There is a 'rush hour' auction everyday. This lasts for one hour everyday between 4-5pm. This usually involves 3 month cinema passes etc. Aswell as this, there is a 'gold rush' auction. This takes place once every week and lasts for 4 hours. This is very hard to notice when it is on. I never have. When you bid your credits on an item, cokeauction send you an email confirming your bid. They also send you an email if you have been outbid so that you can bid higher if you have more credits. If you win they send you an email confirming that you have won, and that you will recieve your prize soon. There is a very helpful 'help' section on the site. It has answers to nearly every question you would want to know. If the answer to your question is not there though, then you can email them and you get quite a quick response. I definitely recommend cokeauction if you drink a lot of coca cola. Or if you are like me and you can be given a lot of ringpulls. I highly recommend it as it is fun and you can get thing just for drinking a fizzy drink. HAPPY BIDDING!!!

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            21.03.2001 23:35
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            Coke have started up their auction scheme again! After having phenomenal success with it last year, they decided to bring it back. By using the usual promotional collection idea, they have created an incredibly original and popular auction system that everyone can easily take part in. Cokeauction started mid-2000, in association with auction bigwigs QXL.com. The idea is simple – you cash in ringpulls and labels off your Coke cans and bottles in return for credits. You can then use these credits to bid for items offered in the auction by Coke themselves. After signing up, confirming your registration, and all the other things you usually have to do in this kind of sign up system, you're presented with some options – you can view the items for auction, see how many credits you have, and print out 'Top Up Forms'. This form is what you need to send off with your ringpulls when you want them converted into credits – you need one for every 10 ringpulls you collect, and this amount will give you 1000 credits. You're given 500 free credits when you sign up (700 if you do it before the end of February), but as you'll soon find out , you're going to need a lot more than that if you want to win an auction! The items offered for auction are varied – they can be anything from colourful mouse mats to a holiday to Vegas! So there's plenty to choose from – and Coke add new selections each time an auction finishes. In the last auction period, I won the Stephen King novel 'Hearts In Atlantis' for my girlfriend, and a copy of the video 'Deep Blue Sea' for myself. But you should remember that you can also bid for many other things like CDs, DVDs, games, clothing, electrical equipment and so on. But now we come to the faults in the system. One of several things happens when you bid – because so many people are bidding, there is rarely enough items to guarantee that most bi
            dders get something. And then there's the problem of the larger items – it would seem that people form groups to collect together ringpulls and then share the item – so you get people bidding 150,000 credits for the holidays – that's 1500 ringpulls! There's obviously something strange going on there. So Cokeauction is an innovative idea, but it's not without it's problems. It's important to remember when you're bidding just what you're bidding for – it's a lot easier to spend credits than you would real money – be careful! You won't come by them very easily, and there's nothing worse than bidding lots for something small, and then something amazing coming along the next day going for the same price. But anyway, be careful and above all – have fun!

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            20.03.2001 22:53
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            I am new to the system of cokeauction I decided to sign up after seeing all the great things my friends were getting: videos, computer games and lots more. Cokeauction is organised by coca cola which is powered by QXL, you dont bid money on the items but credits which you collect from ringpulls one ringpull = 100 credits. So far I have sent in about 70 credits and I have won a computer mouse(you must send them in an envolope of 10 it is best to celletape them to a piece of paper so they dont get lost in the post) it takes about 5 working days till you are credited. You get the red ringpulls from promotional cans of coke (you need to do a hell of a lot of drinking) When you bid for something cokeauction send you a confirming bid via email. They also tell you if you have been outbid (which happens a lot). The site is very easy to use so even an idiot like me can use it (Amazing)it has a very useful "help" section on the site it tells you whatever you need to know about cokeauction. When you sign up they give you some starter credits 500 unfortuently you can't buy anything with that. It is better if you sign early before it starts you get more starter credits. I definately recommend this site to anyone (yes even idiots)Better start collecting. It is great if you drink a lot of coke or if friends give them to you. tanks for reading and happy collecting and bidding. cheers john

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            11.03.2001 16:30
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            Cokeauction first took place in august-december 2000. This year they have brought it back for Cokeauction 2! Cokeauction is a auction organised by coca cola which is powered by QXL. You do not bid money on the items, but you bid credits. To earn the credits, you have to do a lot of drinking! You have to buy promotional cans ok coke and take off the ringpull and send it into coca cola GB. These take up to 5 working days to process and are added to your account. I took part in Cokeauction 1, and I won around £100 worth of equipment. This however, meant I had to send in 140 ringpulls! I was lucky though, as my friends and family who drank coca cola gave me most of the ringpulls. My prizes included videos, computer games, cd racks and caps. As i has won quite an amount in the first auction, I decided to participate in Cokeauction 2. So far i have sent 20 ringpulls in and I have won a prize where i can create my own 20 track cd with razor cuts. In the first cokeauction, for the first week you could usually get a computer game for 5 ringpulls. Now however, people who have saved their ringpulls at home from the last auction are allowed to use them. This means that the items have gone very high. There are many auctions. Some: START AND FINISH THE SAME DAY - These include make your own cd, a book, top 10 album cd, bags and a couple of other thing. The bid increment for these is 50 credits (half a ringpull). START ONE DAY AND FINISH THE FOLLOWING DAY - These mostly involve computer games. The bid increment for these items is 100 credits (a ringpull). TAKE PLACE AROUND EVERY WEEK - These mostly include holidays, MP3 players etc. The bid increment for these is either 200 or 250 credits ( 2 or 2 and a half ringpulls). You can check your account at anytime and see how many cokeauction credits you have. You can also print off top up forms which you have to send in with your ringpulls. You can chang
            e your details and even your password. There is a 'rush to see' section where you can see the up and coming auctions, which is helpful if you want to see what you can save your credits for. There is a 'rush hour' auction everyday. This lasts for one hour everyday between 4-5pm. This usually involves 3 month cinema passes etc. Aswell as this, there is a 'gold rush' auction. This takes place once every week and lasts for 4 hours. This is very hard to notice when it is on. I never have. When you bid your credits on an item, cokeauction send you an email confirming your bid. They also send you an email if you have been outbid so that you can bid higher if you have more credits. If you win they send you an email confirming that you have won, and that you will recieve your prize soon. There is a very helpful 'help' section on the site. It has answers to nearly every question you would want to know. If the answer to your question is not there though, then you can email them and you get quite a quick response. I definitely recommend cokeauction if you drink a lot of coca cola. Or if you are like me and you can be given a lot of ringpulls. I highly recommend it as it is fun and you can get thing just for drinking a fizzy drink. HAPPY BIDDING!!!

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              07.03.2001 03:11
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              I joined in with the very first cokeauction in Aug 2000 and i was very very impressed with it. It was a great way to get stuff really cheaply. On the first week all you had to do was get on early in the morning and bid 500 on anything you wanted and you would get it aswell because everyone had the same amount of credits. After a week bids went higher and they kept going higher and higher as people brought more and more coke. It did get rather exciting when you were always trying to get your bid in as low as you can. I think this was worth it and i give coike great credit for making a subereb job of it as i really enjoyed it. These are just some of the items i got from the last coke auction. Umbro cap Coke watch Animal wallet American pie on video Faculty on video Now 46 and many more items. Now the coke auction is starting up again i don't think it'll be as exciting as the first but i do think it will be good. For the next few days all the stuff will be going for 700 credits but then people with lots of ringpulls will send them in and start building up a healthy account and the bids will go higher and higher. If you haven't already signed up for coke auction do it now and then you'll be in with a chance of getting computer games, cds or even round the world trips. I strongly recommend thsi site and now i'm off to bid for some items.

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                05.03.2001 01:16
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                The coke auction is a scheme run by Coca cola to promote their soft drinks. Initially begun last year, it claimed this year to be the best ever. Powered by QXL there is the opportunity to bid for small and trivial items to large expensive ones. Situated at www.cokeauction.co.uk Who can participate? Residents of the United Kingdom, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Northern Ireland is not eligible to enter. Employees of Coca Cola or their representatives may not enter the promotion When does the coke auction begin and terminate? From 27th Feb 2001 until the final auction on 4th May 2001. Are here any age limitations? A person of any age can participate, however for under 16s, a signed consent form is required, which must be posted and processed before bidding may begin. Only persons of the correct age may bid for age limited items ie15, 18 rated videos, DVDs and computer games How do I participate in the auction? By either logging onto the coke auction website and registering If you were registered last year, you can re-activate your previous account and use your old username (Known as your bidding alias) Don’t worry if you can't remember your account number there is a facility to remind you of lost passwords simply by entering your email address. Your password and account number will be emailed to you almost instantaneously. You can also register by sending your details into the relevant address. However, the stingy devils do not carry forward any of last years remaining credits that you may not have used. How do I register? The registration form needs to be filled out truthfully; otherwise your goodies will be delivered to someone else. It is a condition of the site that you read the terms and conditions of participation, and that you accept them before you registration can be finalised. You can change your password once yo
                u have registered to do away with silly insignificant letters and numbers. You may only have one account per person ;o), per email address anyway. Do I have to buy coke? The terms and conditions state that no purchase is actually necessary, and that upon registration your account will be credited with 500 coke credits. Registrations prior to 26th Feb 01 would also have benefited from an addition 200 credits bonus. Okay, so how do I accumulate more credits? You can collect red ring pulls on promotional coke auction cans, or tokens on promotional 500ml screw top bottles. Please note although the auction runs until 4th May, ring pulls and tokens will only be processed if they are received by April 20th 2001. Last years tokens and ring pulls are also accepted for this auction. What is each ring pull or token worth? They have no monetary value, but in credit terms are each worth an additional 100 credits. How do I forward them to the coke auction? Once issued with your account number, which is a 6 digit number and a password combined letters and numbers 4 in quantity, you will have access to your account, where you will have the capability to print your own top up forms, or you can just write the details on a piece of paper. Each batch must consist of 10 tokens, ring pulls, bottle tokens, or a combination of both, and a top up form of some description in an envelope. The last auction prohibited batches of credit applications, and required one stamp for one batch. Coke have improved this system, and now permit multi applications as long as they are in separate envelopes, you can submit a reasonable amount of credits in one large envelope. This system makes it far easier and much more economical to send. They do however recommend that the envelopes contain no more than 10000 credits (100) ring pulls, as the post office treat them as parcels, and make the application difficult to p
                rocess resulting in long delays for account crediting. (As my friend discovered) Upon receipt of your credits, coke auction will notify you that your account has been credited. How long will that take? It can take as long as 5 working days, or as little as the next day So I have some credits now, how do I know what is available to auction? On the comprehensive website is a list of what is available on auction at that specific time. Each lot has a finish time and date, and upon clicking on the link will give a description of the goods offered. There is also a list of previous bids by other users and will give an indication of how much interest is generated by that particular lot. It will also state what the next bid required to bid successfully is, and the quantity of lots available. There will also be a statement to define what increments that that the bidding will go up in. ie 50s, 100s, 250s. How do I bid? If you decide to bid on an item, you will be required to fill in the relevant fields on the form, which include bidding alias, account number and quantity of credits that you have bid. If you have ticked the boxes in your profile you will received notification when and if you are outbid. At the closing stages of each lot, the bidding becomes fast and furious and requires that you constantly refresh the page to see how your bid is doing. Is the website easy to navigate? Childs play really. Greeting you with the familiar scarlet coke red, the site makes things really easy to find. Unlike last year though, the bids are all on one page, personally I really enjoyed surfing around going into the different categories to see what was available. It is plastered with adverts though. The bottom of each pages writing could have done with being a different colour, as it makes it very difficult to read. Also, note that you are likely to receive junk mail in your email box
                unless you have declined QXLs polite request to send you some. Are there any special features? Yes there are, each day for one hour only, there is a single lot. This is called Rush hour. Once a week for 4 hours there is another single lots, this is the Gold Rush. There is also a weekly draw for users who have recommended others in which the prize is a desirable MP3 player. Everyday, all of the successful bidders go into a hat, and one prize is given to the winner. As yet no one knows what these prizes are. A list of winners is to be displayed on the news page, but quite frankly I have yet to find that part of the site. How will I know when some of these special events are happening? On the homepage the top right corner will flash with notification of times. So what are they auctioning? If you ask me, not as good stuff as last year. In fact I have to say I was highly disappointed with the stock this time around. There just seems to be mostly junk, and even the rush hour lots are rubbish, so far anyway. Anyway, back to the opinion. There are videotapes DVDs computer games, make up sets, bum bags, cinema tickets, books etc and a few quality things thrown in for good measure, but in comparison to last year the selection is quite poor. I just hope that it improves as the auction progresses. What about delivery of prizes? A good friend successfully bid on a DVD and received it within 2 days, I am not saying for one-minute hat all deliveries will be as rapid, but on this occasion they surpassed themselves. Last year the average time was about 2-3 weeks, sometimes quicker, sometimes slower. In conclusion I feel that coke auction have certainly not bettered themselves this year. I was sat keyboard ready and poised to bid on the first day of the auction, from around 9am, to my dismay the first lot was not displayed until 10.30pm. The site looks very similar to last
                year, but not as much fun to navigate. Although it can be seen as something for nothing, think of all the dentists that are gleefully rubbing their hands together at the thought of the decay caused by the pursuit of an online perk, and too of the over stimulated caffeine addict cracking open all of those cans and bottles. I have been that person seen walikng my child to school scouring the area for discarded coke cans, with some success too! Update, I actually won a Mission Imposiible 2 DVD for 5600 credits, 56 ringpull to the "normal "person So I suppose it is improving! It is a bit of fun, but unless you drink gallons upon gallons of the stuff, don't expect too much for your credits. Good luck!! For further details the free phone number is 0800318819. By the way, I’m head gardener, maybe see you there!!

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                  04.03.2001 21:03
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                  After enjoying using cokeauction the first time around, i'm more than happy to see it back. The object is simple. You collect ringpulls/labels from promotional cans/bottles of Coca-Cola and exchange them for 'Coke Credits'. Exchange Rate - One promotional ringpull/label is worth 100 'CokeCredits'. Ringpulls can only be exchanged when you have ten or more. Only ten ringpulls will be accepted per application. These credits are then put in your account in around 5 days. Now you can start to bid. CokeAuction Lots - There are lots of new auctions starting daily, ranging from torches to hi-fi's. There is normally more than one of each item available, however each user can only bid for one item in any one lot.

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                  27.02.2001 17:31
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                  After last years CokeAuction extravaganza, I have been waiting with baited breath for this years. Last years auction started while I was doing my Computer Science dissertation on electronic auctions, so I naturally had an interest in the site. I had noticed the promotions on the TV and on the cans and bottles of Coke. I had managed to get my friends to give me their ring-pulls during our lunch breaks. They all took the time to mock me and tell me I being silly. Well I had the last laugh. In the last auction while most people were bidding for the larger items, such as DVD players, mountain bikes, and holidays, I was quite happily winning some of the smaller auctions. I ended up getting about 8 Lonely Planet guides (this was pretty handy as I am travelling round the world later this year), and few other books and some CDs. And all this was essentially free. I made a point of not drinking any more Coke than I would usually. Generally, I would have a can with my lunch each day (hope my dentist isn’t reading this) and the rest of the ring-pulls I would get from friends or relatives who I had told that I was collecting them. For those of you who don’t know how the CokeAuction works, you collect the promotional ring-pulls or labels and send in 10 of these to get 1,000 Coke credits. You can then use these credits to bid for items in the auctions on the CokeAuction web site. The winning bids in the auctions range from anything as small as 200 credits to some huge bids for thousands and thousands of credits, depending on the lot being bid for. One of the biggest success stories of last years auction was that of the student who went out and bought all the Coke in his local supermarket (I think he spent over £150). He spent ages carefully taking all the ring-pulls off the cans without opening them. He sent them in and used his credits to bid to have his University fees paid for the next year plus a living allowance (I think this was about
                  £5,000). I found the auctions great fun, and great use. It is good for kids as it lets them participate in an auction without spending any money (this is useful to help our kids understand different market mechanisms, even if it does mean rotting their teeth :-) ). I think that most people involved benefited also. Coke got their marketing gimmick, and the consumers got some free stuff. Anyway, the new CokeAuction finished yesterday, and I finished University last year, so I am no longer drinking as much Coke. At the moment I have only got my 700 introductory credits and I haven’t bid for anything yet. The best time to bid is when the auction has just opened, as some people (like myself) will not yet have registered any free credits and so the bids are likely to be lower. The format of the new CokeAuction seems very similar to that of the previous one, except that they have introduced the concept of “Rush” auctions. They have “Gold Rush” auctions that are held weekly and are only open for 4 hours, and “Rush Hour” auctions which run daily and last for only 1 hour. They have also introduced a “Jackpot” scheme where one successful bidder each day will be chosen at random and they will win a prize. These new additions should certainly add to the excitement to be had. I can see me getting very little work because I will be constantly checking back all the time trying to catch the “Rush Hour” auction.

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                    12.01.2001 16:45

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                    I saved up the ringpulls for ages in order to get something good. The auctions were coming to an end so seeing as i had collected them i thought I might aswell spend em. So I put a bid in for a Top 20 Chart CD. I won the auction and they emailed me asking me which one i would like. I chose Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water. When I came back from my holiday in the US i saw two packages that were identical. To my amazement they were both the Limp Bizkit album. So they sent me 2 of the same item. I have since sold that spare one for £10. What a deal!!

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