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05-26-2000, 09:29 PM
I got the Microsoft call. First they left a message, I called back, was put on hold and hung up as soon as I realized what it was for. Then they called again a couple days later, and I wasn't sure what to say, but thanks to you guys I had some prep. How many computers do I build...hmmm (none) I build 30-40 computers a month, and who do you build them for...the local schools (yea that def sounds good), and from who do you license your microsoft products from...I don't license them from anyone (safest answer I think). So, my intro kit is on the way, that'll find it's way to the trash pretty quickly, and I had to ask about the t-shirt, and it is coming, so Mission Accomplished.
05-26-2000, 09:34 PM
well since i am a part time consultant i didn't even have to lie, i just answered their questions and they said they'd send me the package. I'm just wondering if there is a way of cancelling your membership or something.
05-26-2000, 11:08 PM
Same, I was able to answer all 3 questions honestly. The Microsoft Rep was very polite.
05-28-2000, 07:50 PM
I signed up last week. When I was filling out the questions i came to the one about "company name." The first thing tht cam to my mind was "Bite Me."
well a few days later I had a message from Microsoft in refence to "Bite Me Corp." I amlost peed myself from the sound of the rep trying to be all serious when he was saying "Bite me"
05-28-2000, 11:43 PM
lol, i've been reading this for awhile, i was just too lazy to sign up. But I just couldn't resist giving you a congrats on your "bite me"
I think the Microsoft guy knew what was going on when I talked to him, but he didnt act like he cared at all.
05-30-2000, 12:46 AM
i answered mostly with honesty, and they seemed pretty happy to deal.
05-30-2000, 12:47 AM
Anyone receive any goods from this deal? I'm still waiting http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif
05-30-2000, 07:18 PM
E-mail I received from MS OEM.
Subject: Microsoft OEM System Builder Program Account
From: Microsoft OEM System Builder Program Team <[email protected]
Date: May 30, 2000 8:38:04 PM EDT
To: [email protected]
Thank you for registering for the Microsoft OEM System Builder Program. To complete the registration process, we require verbal confirmation of your eligibility and intent to participate in the program. We have been unable to reach you via phone over the week.
We appreciate your interest in the System Builder Program, but at this time we must suspend your account until we receive verbal confirmation from you.
Please call the Microsoft OEM System Builder Hotline at 800-325-1233 and one of our representatives will be happy to reactivate your account.
We look forward working with you in the future.
Microsoft OEM System Builder Team
05-30-2000, 07:51 PM
Freaken A, I just called the MS OEM thing back. They asked me a few question and since I'm not a system builder or anything like that, I lied like a stinking dog. The representative seem preety satisfied with my answers and he told me my package would be sent to me. I then asked about the Polo shirts and he told me they were OUT of the shirt. Piss me off like crap, I called and lied for virtually nothing. So disappointed......crap!!! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/mad.gif But then he said that there will be a certificate with the MS package that I can use to redeem future promotional products (like the polo shirt).
05-31-2000, 01:13 PM
ya yongoro..i got that same email even after I talked to them on the phone..wonder what the deal is? hmm...looks like no polo for me? http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif
05-31-2000, 02:53 PM
i just got the call. i only had to partaially lie. i didnt want to seem completely fake and ask about the polo shirt though. i better get 1 still!
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