[Cialug] The end draws near for the Alienware Saga.
admin at c0wzftp.com
Thu Jun 23 19:28:09 CDT 2005
in the words of that dude from "The Waterboy"
YOU CAN DO IT!
Kenneth Ristau wrote:
>Theron Conrey wrote:
>>So in summary, I'm stuck with this license, and 75 dollars of gift
>>certificates. I'd call that a draw.
>Don't take me wrong here, I don't mean to bust your chops. You lost.
>If this does get taken up by the AG, AlienWare will argue that the $75
>of gift certificates were "compensation in excess" of the disputed
>refund value. They bought you off cheap. I bet they paid all of $0
>themselves for those gift certificates.
>Worst of all? Microsoft still got their $$ from the sale of the
>license. Sounds to me like you owe the FSF a $75 donation.
>OK, enough bustin' yer ass. I must give you kudos, mad props and
>mega-w00ts for the way you handled this difficult situation. It is a
>plain, simple matter of economics. You reached your threshhold and cut
>your losses. Happens to the best of us (don't ask me about my special
>assesment from the wonderful City of Johnston).
>I'm tempted now more than ever to call up their sales line and string
>them along, spec'ing the highest priced system I possibly can -- only to
>ask the clincher question at the end, "Can I get that without an OS?"
>If I get enough guts to actually do it, I'll report my results here.
>Fight the good fight!
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