[rescue] Tadpole SPARCle contest contact

Samuel Kopel kopel at vex.net
Sat Jan 10 08:35:21 CST 2004

I entered but haven't received a call either. But if they are working
through the list it make take a long time.

On Sat, 10 Jan 2004, Devin L. Ganger wrote:

> Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 02:43:54 -0800
> From: Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [rescue] Tadpole SPARCle contest contact
> Did anyone else get a phone call this week regarding the SPARCle
> giveaway contest?  I got a message to call Diane at Tadpole regarding
> the contest, and when I did, she said it was to let me know the drawing
> date had been moved to sometime this week and to find out if they could
> send me info on current sales.
> Now, I understand that contests are good ways to generate sales leads
> and I don't mind that at all, but it strikes me that it doesn't take too
> many entrants before the effort of hand-calling all of them (for
> whatever purpose) becomes too much.  In my case, at least, I'm a former
> customer -- I bought Solaris 7 from them for my Sparcbook 3GX a couple
> years back -- so they already had my data.
> I'm just trying to figure out why I'd have gotten that call and if it
> was on the up-and-up.  She didn't ask for personal info.
> --
> Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
> "Aikido is based around the central precept of letting an attack take
> its natural course.  You, of course, don't want to impede that natural
> flow by being in its way." -- overheard on the PyraMOO
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