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*the-beast* has generously donated a Sapphire Radeon 4850!

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We need to do something for our important overseas participants... It isn't fair they likely can't win a prize such as a heatsink or something that UPS would charge $185 to ship.

I agree, but this is something that cannot be avoided if physical things are being donated as prizes. We could emphasize donating stuff like steam downloads for games but there isn't too much that can really be done.
Edited by gamer11200 - 10/25/11 at 4:42pm
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In the instance where the package is within the size of a standard USPS box, the prices are cheaper, around $14 for the small sizes. However, in the instance I am worried about (a heatsink box 7" x 7" x 11"), the price is still nearly $100 priority and the cheapest I found is $28....

Maximum Value for Contents: $400.00
Other than rolls: Max. length 24", max length, height and depth (thickness) combined 36"

When the shipping cost is nearly the price of the contents, it hardly makes sense. If donating a prize means paying shipping equal to the cost of the prize, then it might make more sense to have the winner pay a part. At least in that case, the worst that could happen was the winner got an item dirt cheap... then there are any local tariffs or taxes... seems complicated...

At the very least, overseas participants should have a clear idea of what is expected and possible... perhaps a note about how overseas prizes are handled...

Feel free to jump in with ideas if anyone overseas has an idea or helpful hint! I still feel badly that (for instance) New Zealanders get the short end of the stick in most cases...


I second this. Smart idea to put a note at the end of prize listing, stating that the prize donor as the right to exchange the prize for an equal dollar amount Newegg/Amazon/Ect gift card if shipping prizes are too much.

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Totally agreed. Shipping for 2 RAM sticks was $13, and getting my Antec TPN PSU was nearly $70 on shipping alone, and according to amazon the box shipped weights 6.5 pounds. And i'm not even overseas!
Thats what it cost me to ship that RAM to you. A lot more reasonable than I though it would be. Crazy that the PSU was nearly as much to ship as it was to buy it.
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Alright guys, this month i for sure will crunch some numbers. If any of you remember what happened last time... I had girl friend issues in keeping my computer on. Well this time my girl friend wont be around so i can run full blast the whole time!
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I luckily found this little contest at the perfect time of the year. It is finally under 20C in Japan, which means I can run my i5 and my 6870 at full blast without having to turn the air-conditioner on (also avoiding pissing off the wife).
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Thats what it cost me to ship that RAM to you. A lot more reasonable than I though it would be. Crazy that the PSU was nearly as much to ship as it was to buy it.
Where you think i got that quote from?

All my RAM has been around $12-$15 to be shipped here tho, and i've bought/gotten a lot (one dual-channel and one tri-channel kit of Corsair XMS3's, your RAM, my DDR2 OCZ ReaperX's). Almost anything 1 lb or lighter in a small flat rate box is under $20. The bigger and heavier things are the ones that are expensive, in this case, PSU.
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45 members so far. 6 days and 1 hour remain. Can we hit 50?
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I hope so, turnout seems to be pretty good already!!
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Sweet, 46 signed up, highest BGB turnout to date!!
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I hope my new case shows up before the 1st! or i won't be able to use my good rig sold my 800D and picked up a 500R that should be shipping today??? ugh
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I hope my new case shows up before the 1st! or i won't be able to use my good rig sold my 800D and picked up a 500R that should be shipping today??? ugh
Ghetto test bench ftw

Go caseless, more air circulation, lower temps. I ran a BGB like that once
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