Monday, May 17, 2010

World Cup 2010


Hi my overseas friends. If you are not going to be visiting me anytime soon and you want to use this page to pay for my World Cup 2010 Prediction Pool then follow these instructions.

Firstly, open up two new internet tabs or browsers, and cut and paste these two addresses, don't click on them otherwise you'll lose this page:

This is a currency conversion tool you'll use later on and

and this is a copy of these instructions!

In a moment, when you click on the "Buy Now" button below, you'll be taken to a new page, where you can pay me via Pay Pal, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PAY PAL ACCOUNT.

Clicking on the "Buy Now" button will re-direct you to this page. If you don't have a Pay Pal account, click on the continue button I have circled here in red. It will allow you to pay with your credit card.

If you pay via this method, then the cost is USD$26.00. This is because Pay Pal charges me 2.9% +30 cents which comes out to $26.025. An extra buck doesn't sound like that much, but when there's a handful of you it starts eating into my own pockets!

In case you've never played this pool before, I don't take any of the money myself. 100% of the money people pay goes towards the prize fund. I even have to pay my own $25.... and I always loose!

For transparency I always send a copy of my predictions to three other people. If you like I can send it to you... in the very unlikely chance I might win! Ha ha ha ha.

For currency conversion, please use, which you hopefully already opened. Please convert your currency to USD$26.00. Pay Pal might have their own conversion capability, but I think they charge either you or me for the privilege.

Please make sure I get the payment by 12 Noon June 9th 2010, Pacific Coast Time, USA.

Good luck and thanks for playing!

Okay, are you ready? Set, Go!!!


  1. Dude - it seems like is superfluous as PayPal either converts itself or lets you go with the Visa conversion rate. Other than that.. hopefully you should have received your $26! Let the games begin! Is Ananda ready for this? Has she ever seen you in World Cup mode before? To quote a reasonably funny blog I read today...

    "You only get 15-20 of these things in your lifetime, we can't afford to waste them on frivolous endeavours like families, employment and improving our planet. Chill beer, clear couch, MySky primed. Let's kick it!",

  2. That's a very good quote. I remember when we lost to Germany on penalties in 1990, I worked out that I only had about another 13 World Cups left before I shuffled off this mortal coil! Probably down to 10 now and we've come no closer to winning it!