View Full Version : Free Microsoft POLO!
05-15-2000, 08:34 PM
Everyone wants a T-Shirt, but this is a polo, even better!
Recently at my work I was digging through old Microsoft catalogs and found a free polo offer. It is for OEM specalists only, but aren't we all, and who wouldn't want a Microsoft logo shirt they can draw a circle with an x through!
First go here:
Then confirm here: http://oem.microsoft.com/crn.htm
I actually waited for mine to come to post the deal! Also I gave them my fax number and they actually called to see if I wanted to order, they mailed me and asked if I gave the wrong # and how glad they were to have me aboard! Good Luck to everyone.
05-15-2000, 08:40 PM
always wanted to be a microsoft something
05-15-2000, 08:54 PM
Thanks Rivlin! You da man!
P.S. Where in the world do you get this stuff?
05-15-2000, 08:56 PM
05-15-2000, 09:04 PM
Who couldn't use a clean shirt!? With all the free shirts going around I don't need to wash clothes anymore!
how long did it take to receive the shirt? hopefully not as long as it's taking for me to get my surge protector and numerous other freebies.. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
05-15-2000, 09:31 PM
Keep your fingers crossed.
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05-15-2000, 09:50 PM
Thanks a ton...my first experience with this board, too.
05-15-2000, 09:56 PM
Delivery came Priority Mail, I believe they flushed their mail system and tried to get all orders out quick, I got it like 2 1/2 weeks later... I think. Pretty nice quality too. I guess OEM people deserve top notch customer support!
I will not let my great deal fall to the bottom hehe! Just makin sure everyone has a fair chance..
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05-15-2000, 10:13 PM
Not bad at all! I'll pretend i work at microsoft now hehe
Check out www.MadCool.com (http://www.MadCool.com)
05-15-2000, 10:23 PM
GREAT DEAL!!! WOW, this one actually looks legit! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
05-16-2000, 01:07 AM
Thanks.....nice find....A nice looking polo shirt for free! Those are hard to come by.
05-16-2000, 01:15 AM
Great find! Thanks!!!!!!
05-16-2000, 07:16 AM
I signed up thrice, but it still doenst seem to take, and when I login, it no workie, and when I use the lost password thing, It says it cannot find my email.
05-16-2000, 07:35 AM
My experience, it takes Microsofts servers 2 hours to update... kinda funny since active server should be instantaneous in NT5!
And thank you everyone for your interest, specially APEX, I was thrilled to see my post make the Page, Now I just have to get my name along with it, and look I am even a senior member!!! Hip Hip Horray!
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05-16-2000, 09:53 AM
Jedi Slayer - don't worry about that. I was having the same probs...Just goto the confirm page and enter the name and pass....That'll get u the free polo shirt.
05-16-2000, 10:47 AM
though everyone makes fun of microsoft customer support, they do have one of the best, when you can find them that is. I had a broken Intellieye Explorer and they replaced it (twice) at no cost, no questions asked. =)
05-16-2000, 12:49 PM
Thanks that is a great post!!! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
05-17-2000, 03:39 AM
Thx AmRivlin. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/cool.gif
05-17-2000, 04:46 PM
ordered mine too!! whaoo! what color is it? what size?
05-24-2000, 01:59 PM
I'm wondering if anybody else got a call from Microsoft? I got a call today and they want more info about the company I work for. The guy was asking on where did I learned about the promo and how many PC's are we building a month and who do we buy the Microsoft OS from.
05-24-2000, 02:04 PM
Maybe they call up people who ordered more than one? (You know, you people who probably ordered 20 of em http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/wink.gif ).
I got a call from them too. I just filled out one survey/polo offer. If they got the time to call and verify each one--then more power to them. They can keep the shirt!
DOn't worry I didn't squeal on you guys!
05-24-2000, 02:56 PM
i got the call as well.........fortunately i gave all the correct answers (i hope) and my oem builder pack will be coming soon..... http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
i honestly think microsoft cares about us... calling to check on our "companies" hehe
05-24-2000, 05:37 PM
I got a call from them yesterday, they left a message for me to call them back on my answering machine.... i dont know what to say??????
05-24-2000, 09:17 PM
It appears they have recieved numerous requests...(I wounder why?) I recieved a call from a distributer of their products welcomeing me, I believe all you have to say is that you are a computer builder, and are looking to in the future to use their services. I am not sure what they are asking, maybe they found this post, but i don't think it is too big a worry, yet, I didn't sign up 20 times... Only once, I only have one body to wear the shirt...
05-24-2000, 09:55 PM
For once...I think I can say it's a Customer Service issue.
Two years ago, when I actually *was* a System Builder, I signed up for the program, and got the same follow up call.
No sweat, they're just verifying their databases so that they can hone in on their marketing. Expect to get a LIFETIME of Microsoft OEM System Builder info via email.
AmRivlin: Where did you say that you saw this originally? I need to return their call. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
05-24-2000, 09:59 PM
Ooops. I gave them a bogus number. Does that mean no Polo shirt for me? Oh well...
[This message has been edited by Renski (edited 05-24-2000).]
They called and left a message for me today. The woman said I needed to call them back by Friday because they plan on flushing the no responses then.
05-24-2000, 11:18 PM
Probably have too, after the APEX rush!!!
Just say you own a company like "you last name" Tec (Exclude the quotes heheheh) and you are interested in loading OEM stuff... Easy way to get the shirt!!!
Notice my company name, hmmmm
05-25-2000, 12:33 AM
Yes, some lady from Microsoft called me too, asked some stupid questions, I already forgot that I registered, and I did not remember the name of the company ... however at the end of our chat she promised to send me the shirt. If anyone gets one let us know.
05-25-2000, 12:36 AM
Not a problem. I acutally run a firm so I look forward to the polo. All the Microsoft stuff I've gotten is of the highest quality so I'm really looking forward to this one.
Guess if it wasn't very good quality, no one would wear it!
05-25-2000, 12:37 AM
hopefully they'll recognize that i'm a busy ceo/owner of abatardi.com and not to bother me. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif haha...maybe they'll still send it if i don't talk to them.... i really don't want to talk to them.
05-25-2000, 05:07 AM
Cool....I received a phone call also. Didn't call them back yet. What do you get guys?
05-25-2000, 05:50 AM
Hey Microsoft is cool!! They sent me a free Intellieye Explorer. It was a deal they had on their website during the fall. And if I knew about GotApex then, I would have put this deal on the BBS. All u had to do was tell them you were going to college. It took them about 4 months, but hey, its free..
05-25-2000, 12:27 PM
Well I figured if they were going to rattle my chain and call me I would make it worth my while. WELL they guy called this AM and I answered the questions ( we build over 125 machines a month I told him - my self and a crew of 5 building and selling PC's - ALL with MS WINDOZE - and other M/S software installed ). At the end of the conversation I asked about the polo shirt and he said he would be sent out within a week or so. Then I asked if ALL my "sales people" would get a shirt AND he says OK - I'll make sure they send 5 of them !!!! Well looks like a nice return for all my MS Windoze headaches and $$$ I have given Bill Gates over the years.
05-25-2000, 02:33 PM
Ok well I just got off the phone with Microsoft...its sounds a bit strange answering the phone and the guy sayin he is with microsoft. I told him the truth that I didnt even have a business nor was I the CEO. He still said that he would send me the shirt (and some oem package??). So we will see in 2-4 weeks if this is true.
05-25-2000, 08:17 PM
i was a little curious about the reason that i had an OEM Microsoft rep that called and left a message yesterday, but when i saw this thread again, i decided to call him up, and i answered his little survey (legitimately, for once), and he said that the pack is on the way. Thanks.
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