2007 Computex Taipei Booty Haul


Here’s a pic of some of the free stuff I got during my trip to Computex Taipei. I had to put everything into a big box in order to get it home. Some of the bigger free stuff are being mailed to me by the manufacturers. Getting all this stuff through customs prove easier than I thought. When you’re away from Canada for more than a week, you’re allow to bring back $750 of stuff per person. That’s $1,500 of free stuff between me and Sarah.

I’m pretty sure the value of all the free stuff is less than $1,500 at the manufacturing level. Some of the stuff I couldn’t placed a value on (like that Intel chipset robot) because it’s custom made. To value the stuff, I took an estimate on how much the stuff cost to make. So the value of the iPod was $50 and those 4GB OCZ flash drives cost $10 each.

I will be giving away most of this stuff in future blog promotions. However, I am keeping those air hammers! Look for the first contest tomorrow night. I’m giving away a 24″ wide screen LCD monitor!

Who wants it? :mrgreen:

75 thoughts on “2007 Computex Taipei Booty Haul”

  1. Nice Haul, Now gimme that monitor.

    1. Kumiko says:

      Gimme the hammer! 🙂

      1. blogcrowds says:

        Yes the hammer is definitely the prize of the collection…John keeping the best stuff for himself…

      2. Brendan says:

        im in for this one.

    2. Don Wilson says:

      All I want is that nice 4GB thumbdrive =)

      1. Then you can install a whole portable OS! Nice… or lots of Portable Apps.! Cool!

    3. Marc says:

      Now that’s a heck of a prize! Way to go John, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye open for that post 🙂

  2. Julie says:

    I need that monitor! Did you see my old ugly computer on my progblogger guest post? I have not entered the 21st century yet. 😥

  3. Wow. nice. 24″. Looks great.Free stuff is always nice.

  4. Ed Lau says:

    I already have two but I could always use another 24″ LCD. Maybe for the bathroom or the boring part of the stairs.

  5. JoshNash says:

    I’m still using a 19″.

  6. Wallace says:

    how much to ship the 24″ LCD to Hong Kong if i am lucky…

  7. Gimme gimme, I want that monitor NOW!!! ❗

  8. I wouldn’t mind it. Might be nice compared to a 15″ screen 😐

  9. Browie says:

    I can’t wait for the contests. I would love to give away stuff for promotion.

  10. JoN says:

    I was just planning on getting one! Now I dont have to because John’s going to give me one! 🙂

    1. Wallace says:

      okay, i give away my chance to you. 😉

      1. JoN says:

        Ok. Now I have Wallace’s chance also!

  11. Another great way to monetize free stuff. Thanks to you I just started my blog on “dating tips from a guy’s perspective” – I think I might have found my niche. You’re 59 page pdf should win a nobel peace prize. thanks

  12. I would like that moniter :p although… that hammer would be nice…

  13. I’m totally going to win this..

    1. Not if I can help it!

    2. That’s the spirit — of course everybody is thinking that LOL. Good luck and may the best man/woman win!

  14. Give me that 24″ LCD Monitor 😳 :mrgreen:

  15. Lance says:

    :mrgreen: good stuff!

  16. la bloga says:

    24″ 😛

    1. Life must be different if you have a 24″ screen! That’s huge!

      I could do all sorts of things with that!

      1. Stephen says:

        Actually no. A 30 inch is huge. The “father of the Internet”, Al Gore has three 30 inch displays 😆

  17. Shawn Knight says:

    Plenty of free stuff to give away for sure! And starting with a 24″ monitor… well it doesn’t get much better than that.

    BTW, I picked up some “cheer stix” a while back at a hockey game… similar to the hammers except you smack the two air-filled sticks together to make a loud clapping sound.

    The more I think about it, they would make pretty good weapons! Bet they could even defeat you and the hammer in a battle!

  18. Michael Kwan says:

    Yay! I got some of this stuff to review for The TechZone, but John being the evil person that he is, he’s probably not going to let me keep any of it.

    1. Oh what a shame… more for me! 😈

  19. Philip says:

    I’ll take the monitor!

  20. Glad to see that you made it through customs easily. Smart move using the actual manufacturing costs as the estimate. Would not make sense to do it other wise. No way you would leave any of that behind.

    What kind of items are coming in the mail?

  21. Matt says:

    I want the Moniter! 😀

    1. Matt says:

      *Monitor, sorry.

  22. I want it. 😈 I want the hammer to hit people. :mrgreen: LOL

  23. Steve Yu says:

    Gimme all! 😈

  24. Greg Stratz says:

    I would naturally be happy with anything.. plus I would pick up.. thuis save you the shipping… 👿

  25. ouchs says:

    my ipod was stolen so I need another one..

  26. Terra says:

    The little dolls are cute. 😉

  27. Simon Whiteley says:

    John, you lucky man! I love this blog by the way, loads of excellent advice!

    (I want the Monitor! 😉 )

  28. Adam Dempsey says:

    I like the thing that the one thing you want to keep is the cheapest item :p Air Hammers! 😀

  29. U’ve finally gotten a shy, long-time reader to speak up… I want that monitor 😀

  30. Chris says:

    That monitor would seat on my desk…I’m seeing it already (looks good) 😀

    On another note john, give aways are always good, I mean who doesn’t like a great give away. But enough with the Computex 2007 and girls, lets get back to how help making money. I don’t know if you’ve notice, but your comments level have drop the pass few weeks. Remember the title is “Make Money Online with John Chow dot Com”.

  31. xbrain says:

    i want the monitor !!! tell me how to get it john? :mrgreen: 😐 😈

  32. Casey says:

    Right here John!

    Dang that is a lot of goodies.

  33. Rea Maor says:

    I DO, I DO, I DO…
    who do i have to kill, just point your finger 😈

  34. That monitor sounds very good, but with my luck, I’d settle for absolutely anything! 😀

  35. Josh Buckley says:

    I want that monitor!!! 😈

  36. Hush says:


    Thats what I love about your blog. Its not onyl about you, you give a fair share to your readers too.

  37. Yes..please send it to me :mrgreen:

  38. Siyah says:

    Is it open to international readers? 😕 I’m from the Maldives 😎

  39. Some of us couldn’t afford to be as generous as you, John, and for that, I salute you. 😎

  40. LIang says:

    Maybe John should decide on who needs it the most instead of just giving it away at random.

  41. Wild Bill says:

    Hey John put me on the list. That monitor would work great for my radio show. ❗

  42. grr… I tried to comment before, but it didn’t appear!
    I want the monitor!

  43. Nima says:

    I want the monitor! 😀

  44. simon says:

    WOW!! 24″ wide screen LCD monitor!
    I’m surely want it. And I do like the stuffed-dolls too.

  45. KC says:

    Wow! What a lot of free stuff! I know you’ll enjoy giving most of it away.


  46. dumbCoder says:

    Oh great 👿 evil 👿 one, I am in for the monitor, it will help this dumb coder get his sites off the ground!

  47. I can’t believe they gave you a free monitor.

  48. Roberta says:

    I’ll take that monitor! 😀

  49. shaun says:

    Lol thats one hell of a prize to give away. Very kind of you, I will for sure be in that contest 🙂

  50. Michael says:

    Looks like one heck of a haul. let’s just say, I’m jealous.

  51. Wahlau.NET says:

    I would like the 24in too….wow you got that for free?

    It is pretty funny to see the 2 dolls which they are giving out in a computer fair

  52. Joel Badinas says:

    Hi John,

    Can I have the flash disk or the iPod, please.

    1. I didn’t know we had the luxury to pick prizes LOL. I just want to win them all I guess. 😆

  53. Hey, how do you choose the winner? I’ll pay for shipping to Australia 😉

  54. That’s alot of future contests! 😯

  55. Hey John,

    I got our picture from computex posted on my website http://andyhuang.com/2007/06/08/computex-2007-taiwan/



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