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Jason Dunn
01-26-2007, 12:09 AM
<img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/vaja-logo-contest.gif" alt="" /><br /><br />I know, I know, the suspense is killing you, waiting to find out who won each of the ten prizes in our awesome $1100 USD <a href="http://www.zunethoughts.com/news/show/592/win-1-of-10-vaja-balance-cases-for-your-zune.html">Vaja contest</a>! The winners are...<br /><em><br />andre<br />ale_ers<br />sboots<br />idawgik<br />vlefur<br />gasusan2006<br />Camjpn<br />kat.0231<br />bleeman<br />Shoinzo </em><br /><br />Each winner will have the opportunity to create their own fully customized <a href="http://www.vajacases.com/images/mp3/microsoft/zune/zune_en.html" target="_blank">Balance case</a> for their Zune (each one will be contacted with details via private message shortly). There's nothing quite like Vaja cases, so I know each winner is going to be absolutely thrilled with their custom case (I expect to see photos people!). A very big thank-you to Vaja for sponsoring this excellent contest!<br /><br />If you didn't win but still want a Balance case, <a href="http://www.vajacases.com/affiliate&amp;ID=100" target="_blank">go order one</a> [affiliate] - trust me, you won't be disappointed with the result (and your order will help support Zune Thoughts).

Jason Dunn
01-26-2007, 12:28 AM
All of the winners have now been sent a private message with instructions on how to claim their prizes - so if you won, please check in your private messages inbox.

idawgik
01-26-2007, 12:36 AM
THANK YOU!!!

I never end up winning stuff, so this was a huge surprise. Definately thank you to Vaja Cases and the Zune Thoughts team.

I'll be getting a lot of use out of the case with my Black Zune.

Thanks a lot :D

sboots
01-26-2007, 12:50 AM
Yes! Thanks so much for this - you've made my day!
-steve

kat.0231
01-26-2007, 01:26 AM
Awesome... You guys just made my day! I can't wait to order!

David Tucker
01-26-2007, 01:53 AM
Congrats, you got yourselves a beautiful case.

gasusan2006
01-26-2007, 02:03 AM
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Thank you Vaja and Zune Thoughts!! Now, comes the hard part.... deciding WHICH color...etc!!!

Happy happy!! :)

If you ever find yourself in the Southeast (USA), let me know. I'll show you my new Vaja case in person..... over cervesas or margaritas. Actually, DH probably owes you a steak dinner.......cause he knew I "needed" a Vaja case!

Thanks again!

Susan

andre
01-26-2007, 03:26 AM
wow, i have never won anything in my life and thought this would be a yet another example!

i will definitely post a picture as soon as I get one and...

i will continue to come to zunethoughts as i like how you give thoughts on Zune news instead of just posting links to other stories... xbox thoughts would be a nice;)


~ andré

bvtiger09
01-26-2007, 03:41 AM
I know I didn't win, but if anyone doesn't claim theirs, I'd be willing to take it. lol Congrats to those who did win though.

Jason Dunn
01-26-2007, 04:21 AM
i will continue to come to zunethoughts as i like how you give thoughts on Zune news instead of just posting links to other stories... xbox thoughts would be a nice

I'm glad you enjoy the site, and how we do things here. Xbox Thoughts.com is registered by me, so perhaps someday I'll do an Xbox Thoughts, but probably not this year. Part of the problem is finding someone to run it. :cool:

Jason Dunn
01-26-2007, 04:22 AM
It's very cool to see so many happy people! :D BIG thanks to Vaja!

David Tucker
01-26-2007, 05:07 AM
I find it shocking you had an easier time finding people to run Zune Thoughts over an XBox site ;)

bleeman
01-26-2007, 06:25 AM
WOW!!!! I didn't believe my luck when I got your message Jason! Thanks to you and Vaja for such a great prize! Looks like I'll have to modify my signature now. I think my ToughSkin case will be taking a back seat to my new Vaja one. There will definitely be a picture for you (assuming of course I ever figure out how to put one in a message <SIGH>).

Thanks again!

gasusan2006
01-26-2007, 11:53 AM
So, has anyone decided which color to get yet? So many choices..... it is hard to decide!

Susan

andre
01-26-2007, 04:13 PM
So, has anyone decided which color to get yet? So many choices..... it is hard to decide!

Susan

i am going with the fudge! i liked the idea of a brown mp3 player but the brown zune wasn't dark enough...so vaja to the rescue. the only reason why i am not getting a lighter brighter color is because i often leave my zune in my car (plugged into my car via aux in) and i think a bright color would attract too much attention.

Jason Dunn
01-26-2007, 08:46 PM
I find it shocking you had an easier time finding people to run Zune Thoughts over an XBox site ;)

Haha. :D Well, I knew I wanted to get a Zune myself, so I'm the one in charge of this site - then it was a matter of recruiting like-minded Zune enthusiasts to join the team. I lucked out with both Darius and Damion wanting to help out, and Aaron was brought on board soon after, based on his contributions in the forums here.

On the Xbox side of things, I'd need a person to run the site from head to toe - I can't take on another site. We're still upgrading our infrastructure here, but once it's all locked in and we have the ability to launch new sites faster, you can rest assured we'll be launching more Thoughts Media sites and I'll be looking for people to take on revenue sharing positions as Executive Editors of their own Thoughts Media site. Think franchise.

Jason Dunn
01-26-2007, 08:48 PM
the only reason why i am not getting a lighter brighter color is because i often leave my zune in my car (plugged into my car via aux in) and i think a bright color would attract too much attention.

That's got to be the first time in history I've heard of anyone using a Vaja case to hide something. But whatever works! :)

David Tucker
01-26-2007, 10:15 PM
Haha. :D Well, I knew I wanted to get a Zune myself, so I'm the one in charge of this site - then it was a matter of recruiting like-minded Zune enthusiasts to join the team. I lucked out with both Darius and Damion wanting to help out, and Aaron was brought on board soon after, based on his contributions in the forums here.

On the Xbox side of things, I'd need a person to run the site from head to toe - I can't take on another site. We're still upgrading our infrastructure here, but once it's all locked in and we have the ability to launch new sites faster, you can rest assured we'll be launching more Thoughts Media sites and I'll be looking for people to take on revenue sharing positions as Executive Editors of their own Thoughts Media site. Think franchise.

Y'know (just to drag this off topic even more), I think that's the first time I've ever heard of the concept of a website franchise. Interesting idea!

To get back to the Vaja cases...I'm so torn. I'm tempted to buy one but I REALLY like the way my Zune looks. I don't think I'm ready to stick it in a case yet.

Jason Dunn
01-26-2007, 10:18 PM
Y'know (just to drag this off topic even more), I think that's the first time I've ever heard of the concept of a website franchise. Interesting idea!

Well, to some extent that's the model that Weblogs Inc. used, but not exactly the same thing. This will be a very interesting discussion to have with the whole community here later this year. Zune Thoughts is small enough that I feel I can mention that part of my business plan without getting too many people excited. :D

David Tucker
01-26-2007, 10:38 PM
I like the Zune community for that very reason. PPCT can be overwhelming.

David Tucker
01-26-2007, 10:40 PM
Not a knock, btw. I love big communities. But its so easy to get to know everyone here :)

bleeman
01-27-2007, 08:10 AM
So, has anyone decided which color to get yet? So many choices..... it is hard to decide!

Susan

I went round and round and have decided on the "Green Gables". I think it will look good on my Black Zune. Plus Green has always been one of my favorite colors. I think I'm going to have it engraved just with my initials on the back in a vertical pattern (One initial on each of the 3 lines available). I also like the fact that you can order it without a clip so I don't have to deal with a stupid "bump" on the back of the case.

andre
01-29-2007, 05:06 PM
have any of the winners heard from vaja yet?

bleeman
01-29-2007, 10:22 PM
have any of the winners heard from vaja yet?

I haven't. I came by to check this thread to see if anyone else had heard yet. I was having some trouble with my spam filter and thought maybe I'd accidentally missed the message.

I'm guessing as popular as their cases are, they're probably busy and haven't had a chance to get to us yet.

Jason Dunn
01-30-2007, 12:05 AM
It's quite possible the Vaja rep will wait to hear from all ten people before doing a mass-response. I can't speak for him, but it's just Monday now, so give it a couple of days (weekends don't count ).;)

bleeman
01-30-2007, 06:25 PM
Thanks Jason. As it turns out I just heard from him about 10 minutes ago. Thank you again for holding this contest and for providing this site for us. I really appreciate all you and your team do on all the Thoughts Media sites.

andre
01-30-2007, 06:37 PM
Thanks Jason. As it turns out I just heard from him about 10 minutes ago. Thank you again for holding this contest and for providing this site for us. I really appreciate all you and your team do on all the Thoughts Media sites.

me too...about both points!

vlefur
02-01-2007, 07:36 PM
I sent him the message as instructed last Saturday and got no answer yet.
Any of you have heard from him ? Thanks.

Shoinzo
02-02-2007, 02:19 AM
I know I'm a little late, but thx a whole lot for the new case! :D

bleeman
02-02-2007, 09:22 AM
I sent him the message as instructed last Saturday and got no answer yet.
Any of you have heard from him ? Thanks.

Yes I heard from him on Monday and swapped messages with him about my case. He told me it takes about 20 days to make so I'm expecting my case sometime close to the end of the month.

andre
03-07-2007, 09:21 PM
just a FYI

i just got a noticed that my vaja case is shipping out today so i should have it by this friday

Jason Dunn
03-07-2007, 09:32 PM
i just got a noticed that my vaja case is shipping out today so i should have it by this friday

w00t w00t! :D Be sure to share a pic with us when you get it!

idawgik
03-14-2007, 12:00 AM
I just got mine, but I can't figure out how to install the screen protectors. It's almost like they are too wide for the case :confused:

Edit: It looks like of the 3 screen protectors, 2 are the wrong size, probably grabbed some for the iVolution or Classic case on accident. I'm actually liking it best without the protector at all.

Also, did anyone else get a free SD memory card holder with theirs? I wasn't expecting that one at all :eek:

gasusan2006
03-18-2007, 04:42 PM
I haven't gotten mine yet....but know it will get here :)

I am being patient (which is NOT me :D)

Susan

bleeman
03-19-2007, 03:02 PM
I received mine last week and I too received the SD Case holder I wasn't expecting. That was a pleasant surprise. I've been busy with client issues or I would have posted sooner.

Jason, I'd love to provide pictures, but I haven't figured out where I can host them so that I can link to them. Any suggestions?

Jason Dunn
03-20-2007, 05:43 PM
Jason, I'd love to provide pictures, but I haven't figured out where I can host them so that I can link to them. Any suggestions?

You can try something like this:

http://imageshack.us/

bleeman
03-24-2007, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the link Jason. Been swamped with work this week or I would have responded sooner. I'll get my act together this weekend and take a few pictures of my case and post them.

gasusan2006
04-14-2007, 01:31 PM
I am still waiting for my case :(

Susan

Jason Dunn
04-16-2007, 09:45 PM
I am still waiting for my case :(

You and a few others - did Vaja give you an order number or anything like that? Anything to track it with?

gasusan2006
06-06-2007, 01:20 AM
Still waiting :( and very disappointed that my emails haven't been answered to customer service.....

I never did get a shipping confirmation either..... :(

I was really looking forward to my first Vaja case. I had heard so many good things about them.

Susan

gasusan2006
06-14-2007, 06:11 AM
My case is here :)

After my last post, Jason contacted me and then got in touch with Vaja..... who apologized for the lost order...and promptly sent me my case.

It was definitely worth the wait...it is gorgeous! I will take a couple photos and post them soon....

Thanks again Jason

Susan
(who won't hesitate to place with Vaja.....service was great)

Jason Dunn
06-15-2007, 06:00 PM
It was definitely worth the wait...it is gorgeous! I will take a couple photos and post them soon....

Hooray! I'm so happy you finally got it.

I don't think I've seen pictures from any of the ten winners actually...it would be great if you posted photos. :D