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'[EE] : SparkNOTfun sale'
2010\01\07@134528 by YES NOPE9

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I did not bother to try and get $100 worth of stuff.
I anticipated that it would be tacky experience much
like other times I have tried to get free stuff.

The scheme they used ( first come , first served ) makes
no sense to me and somehow seems fraudulent.  Why
not give customers dollar-points for some activity
beneficial to Sparkfun ( or the world ) ?  writing
documentation, setting
up science clubs, something ????   This free-for-all just
makes them seem less savoury to me.

I thought much more highly of Sparkfun before they engaged
in this incomprehensible ( to me ) gimmick.


Gus

2010\01\07@143504 by M. Adam Davis

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On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 1:44 PM, YES NOPE9 <spam_OUTyesTakeThisOuTspamnope9.com> wrote:
> The scheme they used ( first come , first served ) makes
> no sense to me and somehow seems fraudulent.

If this bothers you, then you are likely also bothered by black
friday, stores and restaurants that hold sales "while supplies last",
Woot, radio stations that reward the first 10 callers, etc.

It's a sales technique.  It works.

If you don't like it, campaign for something better than capitalism.

-Adam

2010\01\07@170351 by Vitaliy

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M. Adam Davis wrote:
>> The scheme they used ( first come , first served ) makes
>> no sense to me and somehow seems fraudulent.
>
> If this bothers you, then you are likely also bothered by black
> friday, stores and restaurants that hold sales "while supplies last",
> Woot, radio stations that reward the first 10 callers, etc.

I wasn't bothered by it, but I did not participate either.

Vitaliy


2010\01\07@175653 by Mark Rages

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On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 4:02 PM, Vitaliy <.....piclistKILLspamspam@spam@maksimov.org> wrote:
> M. Adam Davis wrote:
>>> The scheme they used ( first come , first served ) makes
>>> no sense to me and somehow seems fraudulent.
>>
>> If this bothers you, then you are likely also bothered by black
>> friday, stores and restaurants that hold sales "while supplies last",
>> Woot, radio stations that reward the first 10 callers, etc.
>
> I wasn't bothered by it, but I did not participate either.
>
> Vitaliy
>

I think everyone was psyched for it, having carefully chosen what they
wanted for their free stuff.  Sparkfun would have done well to offer
$10 off everybody's $100 cart today after the sale.  I reckon they
could have sold a lot of product.

Regards,
Mark
markrages@gmail
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Mark Rages, Engineer
Midwest Telecine LLC
markragesspamKILLspammidwesttelecine.com

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