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Old 04-09-08, 11:46 AM
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Amazon.com HD-DVD Player Gift Card!

Just got an e-mail from Amazon giving me a $50 Promo Code good for 1 year for buying my Xbox HD-DVD drive way back in Nov 06:
As someone who purchased an HD DVD player from us before February 23, 2008,* you might like to hear about a special offer available from Amazon.com.

New technologies don't always work out as planned. We at Amazon.com value our customer relationships more than anything and would like to support customers who purchased these players by offering a credit good for $50 off any products sold by Amazon.com
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Old 04-09-08, 11:50 AM
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Well that's pretty nice of them. I wonder if my friend ordered his HD-DVD player from them.
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Old 04-09-08, 11:53 AM
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I ordered one from Amazon in '07. Didn't get anything in the e-mail yet, but it's kind of funny how HD DVD keeps paying off. I can't complain between all the discounts, BOGOs, rebate movies, and so forth that were offered for HD DVD. Getting and extra $50 is just icing on the cake if it comes through.
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Old 04-09-08, 11:56 AM
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Got the e-mail today, too, then immediately used it to get Twilight Zone: The Definitive Season 5 and Enchanted
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Old 04-09-08, 11:59 AM
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Wow is all I can say. I just read the e-mail from Amazon and was shocked that they were doing this as well. I had ordered HD-A30 on 2-20 as a backup player. I had purchased a HD-A2 from WalMart when they had the $99 special and I had also picked up a Xbox 360 add on drive from Best Buy when they had the glitch where you could get box sets as your 2 free along with Heroes. I haven't got my gift card from BB yet. The HD-A30 at Amazon was $129.99 when I bought it and now the least expensive new one they list on their site is $279.99 from a vendor . Weird. I guess they're a collector's item now. So maybe soon WalMart will do something similar.
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Old 04-09-08, 11:59 AM
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Awesome! Just checked my email and the coupon was waiting for me!
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Old 04-09-08, 12:06 PM
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Same here!
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Old 04-09-08, 12:22 PM
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I got my A2 from Wal-Mart last December. I wish they'd get on board with this give back like Best Buy and now Amazon.
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Old 04-09-08, 12:39 PM
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If you go to slickdeals you would know that Wal-Mart is allowing returns for Hd-dvd players
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Old 04-09-08, 01:25 PM
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Who said anything about returning the HD-DVD player? That's not what we're talking about here. I'd like a $50 GC from Wal-Mart. These $50 GCs from Best Buy and Amazon don't require you to return your player.
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Old 04-09-08, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kyle
As someone who purchased an HD DVD player from us before February 23, 2008,*
I'm in that group, but haven't (yet) gotten such an e-mail. Rats.
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Old 04-09-08, 02:17 PM
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I'm in that group, but haven't (yet) gotten such an e-mail. Rats.
You're not the only one. Must be doing them in batches.
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Old 04-09-08, 02:20 PM
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Apparently this promo is good for $50 PER PLAYER up to $500...so if you bought a whole bunch of players, the one code you will receive will include the number of players you bought.

I don't have the fine print but I've seen this confirmed over at the AVS Forum.
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Old 04-09-08, 02:20 PM
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Wow, I bought one from Amazon in July '07 and returned to circuit city using a friend's receipt. Also bought another in Jan '08 (when they included the 3 extra movies) which I sold on CL for what I paid for it. Can't wait to get my gift cards!!!
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Old 04-09-08, 02:24 PM
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got mine :-D overjoyed!
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Old 04-09-08, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyMan2000
You're not the only one. Must be doing them in batches.

Meearearrggh. I bought two HD players. If Amazon's passing some around, I want mine. I certainly didn't expect anything like this.
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Old 04-09-08, 03:53 PM
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I noticed the date has a * next to it - is there some fine print to this?

I just checked and my purchase was Feb 22, but shipped Feb 23 (no email yet)
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Old 04-09-08, 04:33 PM
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Bought a player in August and one in November and just opened my email with a 11:27am time stamp with my $100 gift card code in it. So far I only ordered Bonnie and Clyde Blu...I'll hold on to the rest in hope of a B1G1 or different B2G3 promotion.
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Old 04-09-08, 05:23 PM
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Now if only Onecall.com offered this same deal (bought my A1 back in Sept '06), I would be set!
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Old 04-09-08, 05:31 PM
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Bought my A30 from them in October - got the $50 code today. Another reason why Amazon is my favorite e-tailer.
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Old 04-09-08, 06:30 PM
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Bought A2 in early August and nothing yet, but I was just wondering if they were going to join the party. Good for them - they will probably get my purchase when I buy a PS3 if they ever have a promo or price reduction.
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Old 04-09-08, 07:54 PM
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I'll use it to buy more HD DVDs.
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Old 04-09-08, 08:46 PM
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*fingers crossed*

I bought my A1 in September 2006. It doesn't look like they are doing them my purchase date.
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Old 04-09-08, 08:50 PM
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Call them and request one.
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Old 04-09-08, 08:55 PM
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My girlfriend´s mother bought it for me on her account on electronics expo via amazon, would she receive the email? If so, can she transfer the credit to my account?
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