I got this email today. Surprisingly, it didn’t go into my junk folder….
I read your blog and noticed that youâ€™re a Mini enthusiast, so I wanted to let you know about a fun text-messaging game weâ€™re running. Basically, my company (Limbo 41414, www.41414.com) is auctioning off a new Mini convertible to the LOWEST UNIQUE bidder. We recently sold a Hummer H3 (quite the opposite of the Mini) for $36.65!
It’s good fun and something that your friends and blog readers might have fun playing. To play, text MINI to 41414 on your cell phone, and instructions will come back to you.
I know it may sound too-good-to-be-true, but itâ€™s not; we make our money from the phone networks who share their text messaging revenue with us. Take a look at our website (www.41414.com) to learn more.
So, I checked it out. They have a MINI Cooper Cabrio to give away and a plasma TV. You are allowed to bid 10 times per day and from what I can tell, you have to have a unique bid to actually get it posted. I thought it was fun and was a pretty ok way to kill about 10 minutes (today). Of course I’ll try tomorrow.
Oh yea, don’t do something silly and try to bid $30. That’s too high ( ! ) and they won’t accept it.