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mikeyancey
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Post by mikeyancey »

DeadlyFoez wrote:
KofS wrote:anyone seen the total recently?
No ones seeing anything. :D
Heh:

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Regex
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Post by Regex »

I have a feeling I should have gotten in by now, but the checkout page just shows up as a blank PHP page that my computer tries to download...

That's what I get for relying on Windows.

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phalanx
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Post by phalanx »

SpinDrah wrote:screw it.

This has not been a great "Give bake to the customers" the only thing long time customers get here is a knife in the back.

this has been a GREAT publicity "Stunt" so don't try and pass it off as "giving back"

I know its only business, But i thought more of you guys.


oh well, Congrats on your successful Publicity, I will just have to save up for my stuff, Just like I have done from the time you where a Small Company.
I have it on good word that they did this just to piss you off.

-Bill

hutch109
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Post by hutch109 »

$7,974.92 given away so far! at 11:44 EST

tylermenezes
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Post by tylermenezes »

rsmurphy2 wrote:$6510.

After 40 minutes of trying I finally get the main page... YAYA
Same here. I got the login page a few times, but whenever I'd try to login I'd timeout. Looks unlikely I'll get anything at this point. :(

I have to wonder why they decided to redirect everyone to SSL, which takes a huge amount more processing.
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tristan
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Post by tristan »

SpinDrah wrote:screw it.

This has not been a great "Give bake to the customers" the only thing long time customers get here is a knife in the back.

this has been a GREAT publicity "Stunt" so don't try and pass it off as "giving back"

I know its only business, But i thought more of you guys.


oh well, Congrats on your successful Publicity, I will just have to save up for my stuff, Just like I have done from the time you where a Small Company.
Im sorry, would it make you happier if i just gave you $100 via paypal? Its this attitude that got the USA in its financial situation. Just have to save up for stuff... sucks...

rsmurphy2
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Post by rsmurphy2 »

Ok back to work, rocket combustion chambers to machine. Free stuff can wait for a couple hours, I hope.

kibble
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Post by kibble »

$8,864.97

mikeyancey
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Post by mikeyancey »

tylermenezes wrote:
rsmurphy2 wrote:$6510.

After 40 minutes of trying I finally get the main page... YAYA
Same here. I got the login page a few times, but whenever I'd try to login I'd timeout. Looks unlikely I'll get anything at this point. :(
Eh, at around $10K per hour, it might get better later as some folks stop hitting 'retry' (either from giving up or having an order complete...)

SpinDrah
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Post by SpinDrah »

phalanx wrote:
I have it on good word that they did this just to piss you off.

-Bill
They didn't do it to piss anyone off, They did it as a publicity stunt and it work like a charm. :roll:

KofS
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Post by KofS »

tristan wrote:
Im sorry, would it make you happier if i just gave you $100 via paypal? Its this attitude that got the USA in its financial situation. Just have to save up for stuff... sucks...
this isnt the place for this conversation but i think youd be hard pressed to find an economist who thinks the US consumer saves too much money

TheHatter
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Post by TheHatter »

I don't know if its been mention before, but at this rate they will hit 11pm before they get through the 100,000

Drakkn
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Post by Drakkn »

Stop acting like a sourpuss because they are giving away free stuff but you aren't lucky enough to get through.

KofS
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Post by KofS »

TheHatter wrote:I don't know if its been mention before, but at this rate they will hit 11pm before they get through the 100,000
yeah so everyone should give up

right now

come on

ill be right behind you i promise

CTID17
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Post by CTID17 »

TheHatter wrote:I don't know if its been mention before, but at this rate they will hit 11pm before they get through the 100,000
My mouse will break long before that.

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