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  • "Old Dude" Wins $10,000 iTunes Gift Card



    Several media outlets have, perhaps, insensitively dubbed the individual who downloaded the ten billionth song from iTunes as an "old dude."

    Nonetheless, relative to the average age of most iPod owners and iTunes enthusiasts, the dude is, well, pretty old.

    Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia is a 71-year-old country music fan who just happens to have seven stents in his heart and an artificial hip. But he can still rock and roll with the best of him. If not, he will certainly learn to.

    Revealing his "mature" taste in music, Sulcer hit the magic number by downloading the 1958 Johnny Cash hit "Guess Things Happen That Way." And, just in case you're wondering, Rolling Stone reports that Sulcer was "unaware that Apple was even having a contest celebrating their 10 billionth purchase."

    Sulcer is now the proud owner of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. But what seemed even more impressive to Sulcer was the personal congratulatory phone call he received from Steve Jobs - a situation he only accepted as fact once he saw "Apple" on the caller-ID.

    From a PR standpoint, however, the unlikely outcome of this much-hyped promotion is probably a good thing for Apple. Proving one is never too old to enjoy the technology that "these kids today" use, the winner of the ten-billionth download promotion has certainly engendered a refreshing sight to see.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "Old Dude" Wins $10,000 iTunes Gift Card started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. wannabprogramma's Avatar
      wannabprogramma -
      Actually, I won but I pi**ed of Stevo and he wouldn't give me the money Steve Jobs= SJ & Me=me
      SJ: Hi. This is Steve Jobs calling to congratulate you on winning 10,000 dollars of iTunes credit by downloading the 10 billionth song from iTunes
      ME: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! (10 minutes later)
      SJ: haha you're welcome
      ME: O by the way can I get your opinion on my new theme for my jailbroken iPhone which doesn't have a legit iPhone plan from AT&T- it mimics sony's awesome psp UI..
      SJ: YOU F***IN F**ER IM GUNNA F***K YOU THE F***K UP AND YOUR NOT GETTIN A CENT OF MY F***IN MONEY YOU WH*REBAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM GUNNA GIVE THE MONEY TO SOME OLD S**T IN THE COUNTRY WHO WONT EVEN WANT IT OR USE IT!!!! HE MIGHT NOT EVEN HAVE A F**IN IPOD!!!!!!!!!!!
      **click**
      and thats why I dont get the money...
      P.S>: this is a joke
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabprogramma View Post
      Actually, I won but I pi**ed of Stevo and he wouldn't give me the money Steve Jobs= SJ & Me=me
      SJ: Hi. This is Steve Jobs calling to congratulate you on winning 10,000 dollars of iTunes credit by downloading the 10 billionth song from iTunes
      ME: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! (10 minutes later)
      SJ: haha you're welcome
      ME: O by the way can I get your opinion on my new theme for my jailbroken iPhone which doesn't have a legit iPhone plan from AT&T- it mimics sony's awesome psp UI..
      SJ: YOU F***IN F**ER IM GUNNA F***K YOU THE F***K UP AND YOUR NOT GETTIN A CENT OF MY F***IN MONEY YOU WH*REBAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM GUNNA GIVE THE MONEY TO SOME OLD S**T IN THE COUNTRY WHO WONT EVEN WANT IT OR USE IT!!!! HE MIGHT NOT EVEN HAVE A F**IN IPOD!!!!!!!!!!!
      **click**
      and thats why I dont get the money...
      P.S>: this is a joke
      Cocaine's a hell of a drug...





      lol jk
    1. Fodd1337's Avatar
      Fodd1337 -
      That's WAY better than what happened with the app contest... some 13 year old kid from Missouri I feel really good for that guy
    1. THePaRaSiTE5771's Avatar
      THePaRaSiTE5771 -
      Good for him. LOL if Steve Jobs called my house I'd be like, "Yo, what up J-Dog, how's ****?"
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Cocaine's a hell of a drug...





      lol jk

      Haha! I miss Chappelle! That guy is one lucky SOB, I knew it would be someone who didn't even know what was going on lol. Hope he doesn't waste it on new country shiz..! 200th post
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I wished that I won!
    1. Nehal3m's Avatar
      Nehal3m -
      A call from Steve Jobs?! That's pretty cool. Plus a $10,000 iTunes gift card. That's pretty epic.
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      I wounder if thier is any divice that can hold all that music or data @ one
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I would trade that gift card in for a couple of ipads and a 4G Iphone in a heartbeat . $10,000 worth of songs would take that old fart 20 years to figure out what he likes on itunes . And I'm sure he doesnt have that long to live . This guy probably only got a dozen or so songs anyway .
      And as for the choice in this Gift for this milestone , PLEASE !!! Give me a fricken break . Lets make it worth while you cheap *** Steve Jobs .


      This guy will probably think this card is a debit card and try and use it on the washing machine in his apartment building .
    1. brotherbond007's Avatar
      brotherbond007 -
      I'm glad he was buying Country music instead of that crap they call music these days..WTF is a gaga anyway. Last time I checked black eyed peas are a dish served on thanksgiving. Really, rock & roll died in the 50's the stuff now is NOISE.
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      i would have asked Jobs for a few iPads instead. Or if i could get 200 $50 itunes gift cards. That way i could sell them on ebay for cash money.
    1. xgus69's Avatar
      xgus69 -
      if steve jobs called me.. id tell him i have so many ideas on new products he can make.. and ask for a million dollar job.
    1. Gustavo Saliola's Avatar
      Gustavo Saliola -
      Quote Originally Posted by SquareWheel View Post
      Well, I'm happy for the guy. And I'm glad to see a Johnny Cash song was the 10 billionth song purchased, rather than some Black Eyed Peas garbage.
      HAhahaa...Classic! You almost took my words...

      Old school rules.

      PS.: How many "friendly children" will appear on his front door? Basterds...
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      if i got a call from steve i would probably think that it was a prank too...
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      too bad they just didnt give him $10,000. whos gonna really use $10,000 on itunes?