Friday, March 16, 2012

Tablet Computer

March 16, 2012--Hiya, hiya, hiya!! This is Ennis, the DCIN Fundraising Spokescat!! Now that the Ides of March are past, I feel comfortable giving away a donated tablet computer. There is no need to jinx a computer.

16 GB Toshiba Thrive
This tablet is AWEEESOOOME!! It is a Toshiba Thrive™10" tablet with 16 GB. It comes with an AC adaptor and USB cable, and a soft carrying case with handles.

All the detailed specifications are on the page I linked above. As an overview:
  • The tablet is a Toshiba portable PC that comes loaded with Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system to help optimize performance. 
  • This Toshiba tablet is a portable entertainment hub, letting you enjoy your favorite music and videos on the move. The integrated Resolution+ video enhancement technology of the Toshiba portable PC lets you enjoy crisp and sharp HD-quality visuals on its screen. 
  • With the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor of the Thrive AT105-T1016, computing is efficient and quick. 
  • The two onboard cameras (2 MegaPixel front and 5 MP rear) of the Toshiba tablet let you videoconference as well as capture great stills and videos.
This tablet is a refurbished unit, but it works beautifully and looks brand new. A big bonus is the camera - the previous iPad had less than 1 Megapixil and this tablet has 5 MP.

If you have further technical specification questions, I can put you in touch with the donor. I'm just a cat, and pretty computer stupid.

The fair market value of this tablet is $350 to $400. The donor will ship this tablet without shipping cost to you.

This IS NOT a raffle or lottery. You need not give a single cent to DCIN to enter the give-away for this tablet computer. However, DCIN is hoping that you will donate to its general fund in conjunction with this give-away. We suggest that DCIN's friends contribute to support one diabetic cat for $10, two diabetic cats for $20, or three diabetic cats for $25. All proceeds will go to DCIN's general fund.

You can donate for as many cats as you want. (That's my way of saying you should donate a lot.)

If you want to enter this give-away without donating for any cats, you can do so by sending my Mom an email with your name. The address is Just put "Tablet Computer Give-away" in the subject line. Do that, and she will enter you in this give-away.

Below is a PayPal button to donate for one to three cats and to simultaneously give my Mom contact info about you for this tablet computer give-away. You also can write Mom at her email address and she will give you an address for a check or money order to donate for the cats.

Donations for Diabetic Cats

If you happen to send Mom a note through PayPal, please do not use the words lottery or raffle. Using those words is simply going to annoy PayPal and maybe "lock-up" DCIN's PayPal account. This give-away is neither. This give-away is our way of attracting interest in the work of DCIN and donations for that work. If you have questions, email Mom at Tell her I sent you.

I will be picking the person who receives this tablet computer using a random number generator. Strictly on the up-and-up. So even my Mom can enter.

History note: An earlier give-away started out as a raffle in which we offered chances. However, having a raffle violated PayPal's terms of use and put locks on DCIN's PayPal account for some time. Therefore, we now know to do give-aways. However, we ask that those entering for this tablet computer make a donation for one or more DCIN cats. We need the funds. Thank you very much.


Maine Kitties said...

I'm a little confused by when the raffle starts?! Does it begin or end on March 16th?

Diabetic Cats in Need said...

Maine Kitties. This raffle will start on March 16. You must be a subscriber. We usually keep these plan-ahead pages for fundraisers quiet until it is the start date.

Maine Kitties said...

Thanks for the info!! :)