3 Macbook AIRS and 30 4GB Ipod nanos

by Jeremy Schoemaker on March 13, 2008 · 226 comments

So after my screwup with ordering 30 to many iPods…. Now we have 3 extra macbook AIRs and 30 iPod Nanos. What to do with them…. anyone have any ideas?

All of the iPods are engraved:

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iPod courtesy of ClickBooth

They are pretty slick:

and taking up to much room in my basement kitchen:

Seriously why do people love pics of these so much?

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1 Shane

Let’s cage fight for them at Elite Retreat.

2 ShoeMoney

lol… one guy that is coming is a national champion wrestler (defeated frank trigg) and is still in great shape. Not sure you want to do that ;)

3 derek

That is a Mac fanboy’s wet dream right there….

4 adam mclane

All of a sudden I’m thinking to myself… “self, make sure you go wherever that guy is speaking.” I don’t know what you’re thinking of doing with all that loot, but I’d like to hear your plans.

5 Fiscal Musings

I’m sure you could put them to good use with April Fool’s coming up…

6 apple geek

you could give them away.


Give em away in an effort to reach 50k in feeds. Have another challenge with the “Chowmaster.”

8 Jimmy Daniels

Speaking of wet dreams, how about a best tit pic contest? Hehe, seriously, they have to write shoemoney on them or something and the best sets wins. Bonus if they are unholstered. The ones I’ll send are worth a mac and an ipod at least.

9 Pyjammez

Sell them on Ebay to show all your readers how good your sales landing page skills are by selling 15 with a lame ass pathetic landing page and the other 15 of them with a super awesome shoemonetised ultimate landing sales page… and see if the good ones sell for more, proving that your skills are l337 and worth reading.

10 Lutfi Rifai

wow…i dream about ipod last night and now i see all that stuff here…. is it a sign for me?
first comentator or make a contest. and i choose first option :D

11 Sean W

Have some youtube video contests promoting your projects. I know something you might be able to do with them and facebook, but I don’t want to blow up the spot. Email me for more.

12 Lori

Ummm, you could give one to me:) Or you could be a sponsor for me and put one these up as the prize!!! Hey, I had to try, right?

13 John

I haven’t break danced in a while, but I’d throw on the jumpsuit and gold chain for an air.

14 Andrew Stone

I’ll take one off your hands shoe! A MacBook air that is!

15 big money

wow, that is one thin laptop, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that thin before.

16 Bags

Three words: Will. It. Blend.

17 Affiliate Confession

I think Macbook AIRS SUCK and any Windows machine rules compared to these pieces of crap! You should give me one so I can prove it!

18 Jason Bartholme

I’d wear a Shoemoney shirt for a week straight for one of the MacBook Airs. However, the co-workers might complain about the gaminess after a few days.

19 Sarah

Honestly, though, what’s the point of the Airs? They require you buy a separate CD/DVD drive because it’s too thin to have an internal o.O How’s that convenient.

I wouldn’t refuse an iPod though, XD.

20 tyler dewitt

start having blog contest :)

21 Rekzai

oh my god I would do anything for one of those macbook airs :(

22 J.

May I please have either one?

23 J.

Once again, may I please have one?

24 Will

For a MacBook Air, I’ll donate my web/graphic design skills. Pretty please.

25 Affiliate Confession

I already know what you are going to do with them.

You are going to rock the blogosphere by giving them all to http://www.winningtheweb.com and letting Gyutae give them away in his contest. That is except for the Macbook Air you’re giving to me for figuring this whole thing out.

26 Frank

I would like to see those nanos fight each other to the death, which is easily accomplished with stop motion animation and about 30 hours of your time.

27 Tom

Give to me, or hold a contest that I’ll win.

28 VaBeachKevin

How about giving one to anyone who is willing to get a shomoney tattoo.

29 Brent Hodgson

A huge-ass contest sounds like a great idea. (Assuming you can think of some outcome that would be profitable for you).

Maybe linkbait? Get people to link to you in a post about “10 reasons Shoemoney’s awesome… and should give ME an iPod Nano or a Macbook Air”

Charity auction perhaps?

30 Juixe TechKnow

Blend a mac book air or go shotgun shotting with the ipods!

31 Dave

For somebody like myself who is a die hard PC guy….that never understood the hype behind the Mac or the iPod…this would be a great opportunity for somebody to send an AIR and Nano my way to try and switch me over ;)

32 Fabiana

Well, I think that you could send one iPod or Macbook to me. I’d be very happy ;-)
Think about it! hehehe ;-)

33 JB

Um. how do you get your thumb to bend like that?

34 Tyler

aww someone is a bit sad because he probably wont get any of that stuff ;)

That looks like a little mini Apple Army!! Though as neat as the design of the Macbook Air is… I’d be more than willing to accept one as a gift! The nano would be pretty cool too.

35 Yebot
36 Erica DeWolf

I like this idea. Shoe, you should have some people participate in some kind of a viral marketing campaign like this…except on a bigger scale! If you don’t do this, you should definitely put on some kind of contest to get rid of these.

Maybe just start a contest- what would you do for a free MacBook Air / iPod Nano contest…and let people be creative. And then you can pick the most creative winners!! Either way…give me a chance to earn it!

37 Michael D

Nice photos. I still like the idea of a contest, but I’m thinking now maybe it should be related to the Elite Retreat. Since the event is about changing your business life, maybe your readers could step up and write some detailed articles on how they’ve already done so, or intend to do so. They could also write about Guy Kawasaki, Neil Patel, Aaron Wall, Andy Liu, Brian Clark, or yourself, and explain in detail how these experts motivate them to go further in business. That could be great for the Nanos. The macbook airs are pretty heavy duty so I would think about a multi-level contest or a task that really required someone to step up their game.

38 Erica DeWolf

Haha. I think it might be the angle. Or just a really flexible thumb. Mine goes pretty far too…hitch hikers thumb :)

39 James Shaffer

I could use a good MacBook…you know I’m your biggest fan. You are looking mighty fine in that first picture by the way. Have you been working out?

40 rich

run them all over with your car. videotape it and post it here.

41 Sherwin

Where is my iPod?

42 Justin

Give me one! :D

43 browie

I’ll work/do something for a MacBook Air

(fellow husker) :wink: :)

-golfer? I work at best course in area
-eats? I’ll take ya out to eat next NPMMO meeting


44 browie

Oh one more thing.

I am a math guy and…….. (in 30 min.)


that deserves an air since I’m such a nerd.

45 Silvano

Whats up Shoe! You could send me one of those macbooks… I’ve really been wanting to see what the apple craze is about…I’ve been a pc guy for so long, never touched an apple. Too bad I’m unemployed and can’t afford one right now lol.

46 JDog

Light them on fire and put on the youtube :)

47 Chris Jacobson

I’ll take a MacBook Air. k, thanks!

48 Chad Frederiksen

Thats actually a great idea. You could end up making your money back 10x if it went viral.

49 Syed Balkhi

jeremy i think a blog rss feed contest would be a nice way to distribute those … and you can always sell back here .. i’ll surely bid some for the ipod nano ;) because it have all the ebooks … and you can always give them to me for free as my Tip Sunday gift ;)

50 Sun Tzu
51 Ryan

I have the solution… Fill the Nano’s with the same stuff that going on the ER’s version, then at ER film one of the interesting sessions and stick that on the nano, (They have video) now you have a nano with all this great stuff on so you sell it at a slight premium.

It is also a way to give people a feel of the ER experience, maybe throw in a couple of clips of the limo ride etc. Could be some extra marketing as well.

52 Justin

You could crank up some serious link fodder by sending one of those Air’s my way, an iPod too I guess. You could then write about how I got run out of town by a pitch fork wielding mob, you see where I live such items as those would be seen as devils work. “What form of trickery is this, how can it be an orchestra trapped within this shiny monolith”… G’won Shoey… I need the exercise and trying to outrun a bloodthirsty hoard would be a great way to get it :-)

53 Blogoria

Create a website showing videos of you holding the ipods and mac books hostage. Post your list of demands that must be met by your readers (contest participants) in X amount of days… if the demands are not met you will start killing the hostages one by one starting with the ipods …. save the big wiggs (mac books) for last.

Simply prepare a detailed list of demands that must be met by particpants. For each task completed by a lucky particpant they get to rescue a hostage (they win an ipod). The tasks/ challenges gets harder when you get up to the Mac Books.

Video Blog the whole event and it will take off like wild fire.

To show how serious you are film the destruction of an ipod if you have to!

54 Edgar

Give them away random, to who ever took the time to write a comment in this article.

55 Josh

1) Auction them off, to recoup more than what you paid offer a 15 min consulting session for each…this should boost the price quite a bit.


2) Send half to Walter Reed Medical Center, the other half to Bethesda Naval Hospital…If you want to make yourself feel good give to the troops who have given so much already.

That’s my two cents.

56 Lisa

I think the Macbooks should go to aspiring bloggers who are working with dilapidated laptops – ahem. :oD

57 Darren

3 words….. previous years speakers

58 Joe

Forget the nanos, how about some more pics of that stove? That thing is the BOMB.

59 Brian

Turn it into a red paperclip moment and see what you can work your way up towards – you could have some fun with it and get your money worth in both PR and goods.

60 MyEggNoodles

Sell them on ebay and donate the money to a worthy cause :)

61 MyEggNoodles

by a worthy cause I meant charity… not me haha. Seriously, Elite retreat can also be about helping the less fortunate as well as the successful on-line money makers. Also will give you a “good feeling”…. that’ll be worth every penny!

62 Marko Novak

I wouldn’t mind having Macbook Air, since I really need a laptop.

63 Yogesh

I’ll help you get rid of few of them, just ship them to me :D

64 Mike Huang

Shoe, quit tempting us and create a contest already :)



65 f

can i have one of it? ipod is fine so i can learn a lot from podcast. but if i have macbook, it would really helpful to read n learn from your blog from many hotspot here. :D

66 AhTim

Launch an Apple Gadgets contest on your blog and get some sponsorship from Apple.
I hope to get my first MacBook labtop here. :)

–blog for dream–

67 Nomar

That is pretty cool, put up some kind of contest, it will get a lot of attention

68 Rich

You could give them away and become affiliated with one of your favorite charities.


69 Rahul

I am ready to pay shipping charges for macbook AIR ;)

70 centrinads

hmmm…why not spare some to sponsor a blog contest?

71 Bruno Martins

I would really like one of thos MacBook Air

72 Mario

Gah, I think you photoshoped 29 of them….they look all the same…

73 Chip

They are so cool, especially the MacBooks. I want one of those. Put me on the list. It would make a nice gift.

74 grant

I’d be wiling to get a tattoo (brand or whatever) of your choice in the easily-hideable place of your choice for a piece of the action…

75 chris

Donate them to a school or something. maybe give the ipods to some students and the macs to some deserving teachers.

76 narendra.s.v

run a contest and i’ll with that MAC Air ;)

77 Hyder

Jeremy, I sent you an email with my WP Auctions plugin {gold version} attached, along with a custom style. If you did not get it, get in touch with me, my email is attached to this comment.

You could auction them off on your blog with proceeds going to charity, or sell them for a buck! Wouldn’t we all love that!

78 Bruno Silva

Offer those to charity! That would be the charity of the year.
I’m not joking BTW.

79 WWB

Donate them to the Eliot Spitzer whore foundation… now that he is unemployed it’s going to be tough maintaining “client-9″ status.

80 Scott

You should provide a high res image of the Shoe logo and offer the macs/ipods as prizes to those that display it in the most interesting places without breaking the law.

81 Net

Good idea,
Would like to see the result :)

82 Alison

If you’re *really* having trouble deciding what to do, you could give one to me! :)
I promise to give it a good home. :)

Other than that, I’d suggest giving it to a non-profit group, or a charity group. Or run a contest to raise donations for a charity, & use them as some sort of prize/incentive.


83 Start Blogging

You should hold some blog contests!

84 SEI Deisgn Group

You could send one to all the people who sent T-shirts that you haven’t been able to display yet. :-)

85 Alissa

I never win anything :(


Actually – charity would benefit from these.. OR YOU COULD DONATE THEM TO YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL.

87 Tom

as I said, you can send me one.. i’ll pay you shipment for a nano, cuz my $300 iubi broke few weeks ago.. but i don’t want to beg for one.. :D

88 Zen

MacBook Air. I love it!

Are you going to ship one to Germany for me? :)

I am a Mac OS X Geek! :D

Thank you!

89 TwisterMc

We’ll, this is the most fair comment as I actually have a chance at this one. :)

90 Win A Wii

It is going to be difficult to try and stage a 30 iPod Nano and 3 Macbook Air giveaway. Even for a blog contest, that’s one hell of a giveaway. That said, I don’t think you need the additional traffic. You get enough linkbacks as it is and there is very little the extra traffic most bloggers can give you with the exception of maybe SEO purposes.

I would AIM at making a donation to some charity. It would prove to be more worthwhile although the blogging community prefer you’d give it to them. Theres no doubt I would love to get a MacBook Air and an iPod Nano myself, but there are people out there who would benefit more from these. If you want to seriously benefit from this, think of the $1 PS3 giveaway a couple years back. On Ouch rececived some pretty good news media coverage on TV (one before and one after) that received massive publicity. There is one way you can give it to those who need it more and still reap great benefits from the traffic.

Oh and feel free to give me something for the idea LOL. I definitely wouldn’t mind ^_~

91 Win A Wii

Did you end up getting double charged or was the first set of $30 still free LOL

BTW I left my idea down below.

92 shamess

Seriously why do people love pics of these so much?

Probably because they’re amazingly beautiful? I’m not an Apple fanboi – I’ve never touched a mac – but they really are awesome looking.

93 JB

i can feel a body modification competition coming on..

94 JB

1000 true fans? nah.. just gimme 30 hardcore mo fo’s willing to tattoo shoemoney on their ass for a mac book air..

95 DotDriven

wow. I’ve been wanting to get a macbook for a while now and give the whole mac os world a try but have always worried it could end up being a waste if I couldn’t get into it. So if you want to help your fellow mac people try to convert another over you could just send me one of the AIRs and save yourself the trouble of figuring out what to do with them all ;).

Great pics though!

96 DotDriven

PS that is one crazy thumb bend you got there lol.

97 Affiliate Confession

Well, this is certainly a way to generate buzz for whatever you are going to do with them.

98 Free-hdtvs

Hmm well my experience with Macbooks puts me off forever, though I haven’t tried the Air yet. Just about to sell my Macbook on eBay actually as it annoys the hell out of me!

99 Jared Stenzel

Get rid of them so you stop wasting time with these posts and get back to posting about things we subscribed to read, that would be a great idea.

100 ViralKing


How about I do a guest post for you and a review of your site :P

101 Jay

Not going to gravel for free stuff…but I do have one question, where did the AIR’s come from? Did Apple give them to you because you bought so many IPods?

102 V

Your thumb can go back pretty damn far guy

103 Instant Communtity

Hey Jeremy, setup a contest so i can honestly get to winning one of those MacBook AIR :)

104 Eric DeLabar

If I may offer a suggestion, use the AIRs as a sponsorship for three deserving blogs just starting out. Stipulate that they MUST give them away to their readers in a contest within 6 months. A contest like that should allow them to develop a decent readership and really cement themselves in the blogosphere. You can shape the future!

105 Interwebhunt

Do a treasure hunt across all blogs that post here to get blogs working together and give them away randomly to participants :)

106 Brandon Adcock


You need to step your appliance game up and get some stainless. I think your friends at Lowe’s could help you out :)

107 JSB

You should give them all to a local school or charity that could use them.

108 CPA Affiliates

You should give away the extra macbooks to ER attendess, have a drawing or something… or just give one to me ;)

109 Sean

ok I will take one already! I prefer the mac air. thanks let me know when it ships

110 Shane

And another guy is 6’8″. I never had any delusions of actually winning :) Although the prospects of coming out of it with permanent damage had never actually occurred to me either.

111 Pavel Ciorici

OMG!! Apple!

I want something from this :)

Our country never heard about Apple before!! :)

oh.. poor Moldova…

112 Jeff - buzzmyblog.com

How about an ANTI-CONTEST. Randomly pick 30 people who have commented in the last week or so and tell them they won. How cool would it be for someone to find out they won without knowing they even entered anything. It could be a great way to give back to your readers.

113 Mark

Hey there! I think you should give 10 to 10 different RSS readers, 5 to the top 5 commenters, 10 somewhere else, and 5 to me ;) I’m not saying give me them, but my blog is going to have a kickoff contest and if you could sponser it with a few (or even just one!) iPod nano, that would…..it would rock! I emailed you about it through the contact page, if you could take a second out of your day just to read and reply, that woul be much appreciated :)

114 Don Draper

Give them to the troops. Or let a charity auction them off.

115 Eric Martindale

Yeah, pick and choose random blog commenters from the last week.

Or give one of each to me because I’ll drive traffic to your site in massive amounts.

116 Meethere

Not sure, what to do ?

Hmm, donate me.. OR create an online shop as none shop will have such a huge collection :D

OR start a new contest…

117 Samsul

I want to be the MacBook Air winner of your blog contest :-)

118 Ben Cook

First annual Shoemoney look-a-like contest?

119 Melvin

Well yeah…. you may donate some of them or hold a blog contest.. wow… thats too many ipods

120 AZ


Not sure if anyone came up with this yet, but you should auction them off ABOVE market price. Anything paid OVER market price should be donated to a charity, and whoever the winning bidder is, they will get a link/banner (for a week) or a mention in a post, just like you do with the Friday t-shirts. All you’re looking for is to get your money back, and the winner would get exposure, a laptop/ipod they want, PLUS get to help a charity.

Or just give me one.

121 Deal Money

Sell them on eBay, knowing ebay you’ll get more than retail price for them. Make some money on your mistake.

122 Aibek

me wants also.

123 Rick W.

Shoe, I’ll BUY a Macbook Air from you… You have my email address on this comment if you’re interested.

124 Aibek

give it away to your cousins :)

125 Flimjo

Sell some of them on Ebay, but use some of them for a contest here on your blog. It’s way better to get an Ipod nano than to win 100 Entrecard credits.

126 Netmeg

Give ‘em away to some kids who can’t afford them.

I’m trying to install some kind of a ‘pay it forward’ values into my godson. I am addicted to iPods (I mentioned in the other post I currently have four) I decided a while ago that I would treat myself to the newest iPod upgrade anytime they came out with one I wanted – but that leaves me with old ones. So whenever I acquire a new one, I give my most recent iPod to my (now 14 year old) godson, but first he has to give HIS current one away to a friend or schoolmate who doesn’t have one. I’m not a karma-type person, but I think it probably does us more good than the recipients. To date, between the two of us, we’ve given away six of ‘em. Very small scale charity, I grant you, but it adds up.

127 Ian Robertson

My faithful macbook died… I could use an air ;)
you cooooould give me one :P

128 3magin8

hmmm. you should hold contests or you could donate them ;)

129 Caren

That’s such a neat idea-giving away and then paying it forward. Most people would probably resell on Ebay or something. Nice to see some people using the philosophy. It’s such a great movie.

130 Joe Tech

I left my idea about a mass joint contest on the last post about this.

131 mistermix

Sell them on ebay and donate the money to charities. Your readers can choose the charities, so shoemoney.com will benefit from the buzz.

132 Nick P

Random drawing for all the gadgets!

133 browie

I’ve got the perfect idea. Cutest Picture Contest for a Macbook Air. I’m going to win.


And you don’t have to ship it to me since I’m close by. :)

134 OfficeCubicleMogul

You could send them all to me and I would donate them all for you. I live in Yakima, WA and I could randomly give them to people as a random act of kindness. I remember my wife and I went to Olive Garden a few weeks ago and a couple that was sitting near us paid our bill and we didn’t know their names or anything…it was a shock that someone would actually do that for complete strangers. It was very kinda but I would have liked to thank them…if I knew who they were.

It would be nice to pass that kindness to others…just a thought

135 Andrew Pavelski

Have a contest, donate them to charity, donate a Mac Book to Andrew Pavelski ;) (haha) Some hi-qual. pics you took there. All that cool stuff: What does SHOE want 2 do w/ it?

136 Farmer

For the mac you could have the honor of meeting me when I come and pick it up. I’ll be there in 1 hour.

137 Designer Kid

yeah thats better, I’ll do a permanent tatoo to get a MAC book :|

138 Andrew Pavelski

I like how you’re just chillin’ in the kitchen w/ some MBP’s and pod’s… Classic pics – you should stack those nano’s up and see if they touch the ceiling ;)

139 TechTrends

Come on Jeremy, I been reading all this blog for a year now… You can share me one!

140 Christine

Will they fit in an itrip? If so I’ll drive down to Lincoln to pick one up this weekend.

141 Christine

Oh and my piece of poo Gateway laptop is in its final death throes. Except the vast majority of my software probably won’t work on a mac. :(

142 Jesse

I think it would be awesome to give them to the readers… My laptop just broke :(. Or you can hold a contest for the readers. I also think that if you saved them for promotional things you wouldn’t go wrong either.

143 Bruno Martins

I really want one of those macbook air

144 Hannah

I think you should probably do a combo of sorts: hold contests or do some sort of money-making activity for half the items, and then donate the other half…. though I guess that would mean trying to split a Mac into 2!

145 tom

Shoe- You have extreme thumb bending skills.

146 aaron kronis

does having three nipples help?

147 Hammer - Ventibate.com

I couldn’t care less about the Nanos, I want to know about the Airs.

148 Tim

Invite 30 more lucky people to the Elite Retreat fee of charge if they agree to do something in return such as write content for Fighters.com or donate their time or skills to some organization (charity or for profit) over the next year. It’s a way you can do good by encouraging other people to do good.

149 Farmer

on a serious note. Sell raffle tickets online for a huge drawing and then donate the cash to charity.

150 Erica DeWolf

Haha oh wow. I think getting a shoemoney tattoo would be worth all of the ipod nanos and all three of the macbooks.

151 NextGiant

A are 7 things to consider for your 3 Macbook AIRS and 30 4GB Ipod Nanos:

1. Have a contest and use this stuff as a “ethical bribe”
2. Have a draw, giveaway, major publicity etc… people love free stuff
(get their contact info with a squeeze page)
3. Sell them on eBay, Craigslist, etc
4. Send them to me, I will sell them for you
5. People will work for “free” stuff, hire some “assistants”
6. Just keep this topic going, it should be good for some attention
7. Oh the possibities… you will think of something :-)

152 Devon

you could just give them to me and then you wouldn’t have to deal with them :)

153 Erica DeWolf

This is actually a very great idea. It helps out your fellow bloggers but still allows YOUR readers a chance to grab the books in those contests. :)

154 Erica DeWolf

This is a really fun one too. I have to admit it…I love treasure hunts! Hey, you should do this anyway!

155 Erica DeWolf

Haha! Another great suggestion!

156 dustin

this is a glorious idea.

157 Raluca

Good idea Farmer!

158 blogstheme.com

Give them to the poor!

159 Chris Campbell


In regards to the extra new hardware you have laying around, I guess you have to decide how you want it leveraged first.

Obviously the choices are how to leverage the Ipods for business gain or for personal gain. Since you initially ordered them for the elite retreat, you probably need to postion whatever you decide to do towards the business side of things, but that said nothing prevents you from having some fun with it or derive some personal satisfation from the activity.

When I look at the photo of the iPods and Thins, it reminds me of a little army. Personally, I think it would be really cool to see how you could put that army to work to really achieve something big. Something where the $5000 cost of the iPods returns a 100 x ROI or a half million dollars.

Some other ideas:

30 iPods is just about the average size of a high school classroom
There are on average 30 days in a month
Maybe you should call Seth again and see if he can think this outta the box.
This is an opportunity for something big
What ever you decide to do with them “Don’t do anything Ordinary”
Give a man a fish….teach a man to fish …well you know the rest
I bet new covers can be bought for the iPods and have something different engraved
Do an online version of the eLite retreat next in May, load up the iPods with everthing you record from the April Retreat, set the registration fee at $1495 to $1995, what a deal.

Just a few thoughts, I am sure you will come up with something cool.


160 GrandmasterB

I think I sense a bit of sarcasm in your post. While the Macbook Air isn’t perfect I would never say they SUCK. That’s what $5000/hour hookers are supposed to do.

161 John H.

Donate the Macbooks to a local school. They can always use them and it will go to good use.
Sell the engraved nanos at a discount. Heck I would buy one if the price is right, I don’t care what is engraved.

162 Website Reviews

I think charity would be a good deal the the iPods. I am sure they could come up with something there!

163 jtGraphic

this is well on its way to one of the most commented threads.

164 Natan

If you felt really generous you could give one of the Macbook Air’s to me, of course that’s only if you are feeling very kind and generous….

165 Paul

Look at everyone with there hands out. What you should do is donate the ipods to a children’s hospital and send the laptops to a under privileged school that probably doesn’t even have a computer. I donate some of my proceeds to SWIFT children’s charities. What they do is divide donations between all the children’s charities. I can get you in contact with my friend there. Email me if you would like that information they are a pretty good organization here in Arizona. Let me know

166 Asif

I guess the best way would be to give away these extra ipods and macbooks to needy students in underprivileged countries, definitely you don’t have hundreds of these to give away however trust me giving away even one of these can meanmountains and stars to so many around the world

Asif Siddiqui

167 Dennis Bjørn Petersen

I bet you’ve never tried to send something to Denmark.

I’ll trade you with some original Danish Butter Cookies or a rugbrød (rye bread made out of sour dough and much healther than Danish or cookies.)

168 Mary

Give all of it to soldiers returning from Iraq, or send the iPods in a package to Iraq, loaded of course with music.

There are plenty of orgs still out there sending packages to our soldiers; you could just donate them there.

169 Dallas Web Designer

How do you bend your thumb like that….cool photoshop trick.

170 Jonathan Volk

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet pics. :D

171 Affiliate Confession

I don’t think they suck, I’m just trying to get Shoemoney to give me one for free. LOL!

172 doug m

the question of what to do with them is irrelevant. What Jeremy has shown us here is that if you can show that you’ve got extra of something, something that people want, and you don’t need them, it will generate a lot of traffic and bring with it a whole slew of comments to your blog.
Excellent marketing technique Shoe. ; )

173 Cathlyn Driscoll

Hi Shoe- How about a prize & donation combo?
Have a video contest – using all 30 of those Nanos & at least 1 Macbook Air-
winner gets (1) Macbook Air & (1) Nano, PLUS, the rest get donated to the charity of the winner’s choice. You’d get great viral video, plus video is more fun-plus the links, plus the donations, plus one of your fans also gets rewarded. Win, win, win!

174 Nick Throlson

You Should give them away in the winning the webs contest just an idea ~Nick~

175 serge


176 PPC Pimp

Creat a little compettion. Give those ipods to those webmaster who will put a big 468 x 60 showmoney banner on top of their blogs for a year :)). Their blogs or sites should be related to internet/ affiliate marketing. Must be atleast a year old and should have PR1 or better ranking.

I once did this with some extra tshirts I had from a tradeshow. Always works like a charm.

177 andrew

I will thumb wrestle you for a Macbook Air. CMON!!!

178 Aviatrix

I say get philanthropic. Put everything in a backpack and head out to Times Square/3rd Street Promenade/Whatever busy metropolitan center is nearest to you, and just hand them out to people passing by. Maybe wear a Santa suit. You’ll get lots of smiles and hugs, it could be good for your soul.

179 David Wilkinson

Save them for the launch of the playbook… Then give them away to the top 30 affiliates. :)

180 1 Million in 365 Days

Hey, My 2.5 year old Dell has just died. I could use the Macbook. How do I win it?
And if I will be winning, you might as well throw in an iPod too..

181 John

You totally win.. pic #1 is best.

182 Steven

You should engrave your URL on the back of one of the MacBook Airs and give it to a homeless person. Everyone will be so surprised to see the homeless person with a fancy new laptop, and they’ll be sure to go to the website listed on the back of the laptop.

I can see the hobo on the YouTube video now, saying “Thanks, ShoeMoney!”

183 Andrew Pavelski

You should give a MacBook Pro to the commenter with the most creative idea of what to do w/ the MacBook Pro. And then a MacBook Pro to me for coming up with the idea of giving a MacBook Pro to the commenter with the most creative idea ;) I know ‘you know’ ‘I know’ you want to…haha

184 Terry Tay

There are a lot of good charitable donation ideas posted which all would be great. I’m sure you’ll find a good way to unload your excess electronic merch. Whoever gets them will definitely be happy.

If you can’t figure out what to do with the iPods perhaps you can contact a children’s hospital and see if you can donate them so the kids that are in there can listen to some music to pass the time each day.

185 Tech Blog

make a contest and let me win it..

186 Brent Davis

If having 3 nipples helps, then I guess I’ve got a leg up on the rest of the crowd.

187 Ovidiu


I can accept as a gift one of that ipod.

Best regards,

188 Dexter | Techathand.net

It is better to give it away to poor people like me.. :)

189 Moulinneuf

1.. make a pyramid with them. ( iPod )
2.. knock the pyramid down with a Shoemoney t-shirt and film it with your new camera. ( with a message that say : “even the success of the iPod is not as powerfull as The ShoeMoney ”

1. Send 1 Macbook air and 1 iPods to Darren ( http://www.problogger.net/ ) if he promise to come to the next Elitre retreat. He also as to write 1 Post a day about how great ShoeMoney is for a month with a link.

1. Have an auction for charity and invest the money in http://www.kiva.org/

1. Go on the roof of a tall building , drop one iPoD , film it.

1. Hammer + iPod + Film it. Or replace hammer with Hummer.

1 Ask people to write a blog post about someone they would recommand you give an iPod to ( teacher , fireman , nurse ,) etc and say why.

1. Go to your local TV station , have them given away on the air on the morning show 1 per day for 5 days mentionning Elite retreat and your website.

1. iPod Joggle with 2 then 3 then 4 , etc , until your drop one , film it. Ask people to tell on witch take they think you dropped it.

1. Make a time capsule with 1 iPod and woth MacBookAire, have people send you other stuff put it in a time capsule , burrow it in your backyard with a sign , and in 10 year undigg it.

1. Send it to your kid in the futur , like in back to the futur. say in 15 – 20 years.With a message from you saying how much you love them.

1. Send 1 to Nasa or the russian tourist and ask them to leave it on the International Space Station.

1. Put them in Backpack , find the 10 most unique place in your city and go take a picture of a iPod pyramid beside it.

1. Send 1 to the doctor who gave you back your vision.

1. Wait , do nothing , until you find a really unique and cool idea to do something with them

190 GettyCash

Giveaway the Macbook to school where they don’t have computer for their students so the students can learn how to use computer for their education.

191 BunnyM

Contest time! Better yet, just give me a complimentary macbook or ipod ;)

192 Shama Hyder

Hi Jeremy,

I have been thinking about making a switch to MACs! I think I told you that. = )

Sell ‘em, donate to charity.

193 jtGraphic

You should give an iPod to the 30 people that made the biggest difference in your life – teachers, eye doctors, people that fired you from old jobs… etc etc.

194 Janice Cartier

As much as I crave an AIr, I would vote to give them to the troops returning from Iraq, especially those with injuries. And give the ipods to the children of these troops you (we)have their back. I suspect Bob Woodruff could point you in a good direction there. It’s beautiful stuff guys, and I am a mac lover, but it is just stuff…make it count in a good way. Express your gratitude and pass your good fortune on. It will ripple and enlarge like crazy. You like fighters, these guys are fighting for real.

195 DamnSmiley

wow thats some cool pics of them nanos. Give me one! Hey dude start a contest and give em out…just a simple contest!

196 runrg

Some of the most useful posts on this site were the – “what you can learn from a…” series by guest bloggers. I recommend asking for more submissions. Post a new guest “what you can learn from a…” every day. Each that is posted gets an ipod. user voting determines the top three, and those winners receive the Macs. Another round of voting ensues and the overall winner gets an invite to the elite retreat.

Say word.

197 Zero And Up

I’d be willing to take a few off your hands for you! :)

198 Lars Bachmann

I’m just a poor SEO geek from Denmark, so just ship a few of them to little Denmark?

199 Cathlyn Driscoll

Get some one to match your 30 nanos, and give the whole kit-n-kaboodle to
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105

200 proinvestorsblog

I could take one mac and ipod off you hands if it is taking up that much space.

201 Daniel


202 Terry Tay

That’s an idea, get others to match it and donate it all to possibly several Children’s Hospitals depending how much others chip in.

I figured since the post has a couple hundred comments I thought they would all be about people asking Jeremy to send the ipods to themselves.

203 wisdom

You could always sell them or.. give them away

204 Film-Book dot Com

A contest, definitely.

205 designer handbags

how much you spend for this :D
Give away :)

206 wallpapers

One thing that you youself have often suggested to us the webmaster, putting these on ebay would be a good way to earn the money back it cost to purchase them. Of course if this is the way you decide to go I will be more then happy to bid on one of these bad boys. Well good luck with these. I am off to watch your latest video >.>

207 Sabeur

Do like an ipod w/ Mac air a child charity, im a child and i need air so send them over :)
Maybe a Seo, Marketing, blog contest

208 nitos

I want one!!!! pls!
either the iPod or the Mc Book air.. can you send it to Costa Rica???

209 Fer

I want one!
I want to be the first argentinian with one of this :)

210 Вакансии в Украине

I want buy ipod, because it is a most popular and good player.

211 Love

Dear Jeremy Shoemaker, if you read this, please share your wealth with me :)

I’d love to see a MacBook Air to be shipped to Germany, a dream would come true. :-) I’d never be able to afford one on my own.

212 Bertrand

If you send me two, you’ll get 2% on my Internet ad revenue for year 2008. :D
Well, I guess you already have so much ad revenue that you would’nt care.

Hmmm… what if… you don’t send me two iPods, and I get 2% of your ad revenue… hmm.. nah that doesn’t work either.

Crap. What else, hmmm… well, Jeremy, if you’re still reading it means that I wasn’t creative enough to deserve my share of that. Maybe next time. Maybe. !

213 Cameron Thornton

Youtube yourself using the ipods as clay pidgons and blast them sky high. and if u dont have a shot gun just sell a mac air, you could prod even get 3 or 4 shot guns haha.

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216 Jan

There was also a winner in Germany?

217 Ovais

these are awesome……hopefully these small products will be a great success in the market..

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219 SEO

Excellent Jeremy – I use iMAC and Macbook Pro and I’ll never turn back to a PC again!

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221 How To Kiss Chris

Wow!!! Give me one, i need it. Plus a macbook for college. Cmon, I’ll be your best friend :)

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