This was a tough contest to judge with many good entries. So kudos to all for putting in the effort !!
Three entries stood out (to me at least) as being the best.
The rules stated, "make me
want to buy this useless item".
So here is how it washed out (I forgot to mention there were runner up prizes too ... so sue me), and I am including my thoughts on them as I think you all deserve to see the reasoning behind my decisions. If you don't agree ... tough shit, it's my contest.
Runner-up #2 - Hat
... Prize : A $25 Newegg Gift Certificate or $25 worth of Steam games.
I really like the way you created a very believable Apple advert for the chair. Unfortunately the logo on the chair would prevent me from ever buying it, but it was still an excellent entry, with great selling points, and it captured the true i-essence of i-marketing in an i-world full of i-fans. Well done, Hat.
Runner-up #1 - Cadaveca
... Prize : A $50 Newegg Gift Certificate or $50 worth of Steam games
I really liked the "On The Edge" selling point and the aerodynamic, stainless steel, add-on was a great addition. Smoothly worded, this entry has some real-world selling potential, especially in the gaming market, and was another excellent entry. The addition at the bottom, "Some assembly required" made me lol. Well done, Dave.
THE WINNAAAR - D007
... Prize : The SSD
Selling this useless item as an exercise machine is marketing genious and if made into an infommercial would
sell lots of them as the market for worthless exercise crap is a multi-billion dollar industry. Even the names "Ergo-Dynamic Lumbar King" and "Ergo-Dyna XJ2" rolls easily off the tongue and is pure marketing bliss.
But it was the free Super King Deluxe Coffee Table I could hold my cup over that had me pulling out the plastic and going for the phone.
You said it worked for "Sketchers" ... well it worked for you too. Outstanding entry, D007.
Winners, PM me with what you want (D007 I just need your real name and address).
Thanks to all who entered. I really appreciate people taking time to have fun in my contests and to help make them lots of fun.
As always, keep an eye out for stealth contests as you never know when one will apear or who will make one !!