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With my Irish heritage, I could not resist the very generous offer at the US store of PCA on Saint Patrick's Day of a free MSE2 Ireland.


 


It seems that I was not the only one to take up the offer. This morning, I received an email from MSE saying that there was "a totally unexpected response from this giveaway with over 3,000 customers taking advantage of it" which meant that the PCA/MSE server network, which "is capable of serving up around 35 Terabytes per day", was faced with a demand from the offer of "around 60 Terabytes" (3,000 x 20Gb) which "exceeded our capacity" and resulted in lower than usual download speeds. That much would not be unexpected


 


What was unexpected was to receive as part of the usual emailed documents subsequent to and relating to that USD $0 "purchase", a coupon for USD $5 off my next purchase.


 


Who says you don't get anything for nothing nowadays? Here, they effectively paid me (and, presumably, also the other 2,999+ participants) USD $5 to take the product at no cost to the customer. That all amounts to a big "hit" financially but in PR terms imagine its value.


 


Gary


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With my Irish heritage, I could not resist the very generous offer at the US store of PCA on Saint Patrick's Day of a free MSE2 Ireland.

 

It seems that I was not the only one to take up the offer. This morning, I received an email from MSE saying that there was "a totally unexpected response from this giveaway with over 3,000 customers taking advantage of it" which meant that the PCA/MSE server network, which "is capable of serving up around 35 Terabytes per day", was faced with a demand from the offer of "around 60 Terabytes" (3,000 x 20Gb) which "exceeded our capacity" and resulted in lower than usual download speeds. That much would not be unexpected

 

What was unexpected was to receive as part of the usual emailed documents subsequent to and relating to that USD $0 "purchase", a coupon for USD $5 off my next purchase.

 

Who says you don't get anything for nothing nowadays? Here, they effectively paid me (and, presumably, also the other 2,999+ participants) USD $5 to take the product at no cost to the customer. That all amounts to a big "hit" financially but in PR terms imagine its value.

 

Gary

 

Yes, PC Aviator has become very good about that kind of thing in the last couple of years.  Lately it seems some sort of coupon code (either for $5 or for 10% discount) is included with most orders.  If you make sure to use that coupon on Tuesdays, when there is already an automatic %10 discount applied you can procure some really great deals.

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