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Author Topic: Are they serious?  (Read 2652 times)
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« on: April 16, 2008, 01:19:16 pm »

Hi,
I found this page:
http://laptopreportcard.com/address.php
and I am not shure, whether they are serious, or they just making squares out of people?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 01:24:44 pm »

If you look at the source, you'll notice this page reeks very strongly of bullpoop.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 01:48:04 pm »

sounds pretty grose...
whats wrong with the sourse(and where I could look at it?)
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 04:52:42 pm »

Just hit Ctrl-U in most browsers (or use the appropriate menu item). There are a lot of references to what look like slimy spammer sites.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 05:06:12 pm »

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Just hit Ctrl-U in most browsers
I did. It gave me a bunch of HTML code... I knew nothing about HTML code:-(
Could you, please explain, how to find something out about such sites?
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 09:13:07 am »

From the Privacy policy

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We use this additional data to personalize the delivery of LRC services (including the delivery of advertisements and solicitations) to you. By obtaining and using this information, we can provide you with the most timely, relevant and individualized service according to your preferences and interests.
They'll send you spam on your home address!

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Additionally, we may receive information about you from outside sources and add it to your LRC membership information.
Big brothery....

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We employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing analysis.
More spam...

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We may use this information for various purposes, such as to conduct internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior in and to our e-mail advertisements and content, and to better understand and serve you.
Call me paranoid but being understood by some weird company is not on top of my wish list.

From the Terms & Conditions:
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Prospective members must: (a) submit their zip code to determine geographic eligibility; (b) register with a valid and deliverable email address; (c) submit accurate contact and demographic information including a mailing address and phone number; (d) select the laptop computer he/she would like to receive; (e) acquire two advertiser action points from each of LRC's three Offer Groups for a total of six advertiser action points.Action points are earned when a LRC user fully completes an advertiser offer after accessing the offer by clicking on a link provided on the LRC website or from the LRC member area.
Not sure what those are, but I think that's where things get real complicated...

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In cases of a financial offer such as a credit card, the card must be activated by making a purchase, balance transfer or cash advance in order for the offer to be considered "completed", and the user must remain a card holder for at least 60 days. For paid retail offers you must accept the item/service and pay in full.
This is getting scary....

From the website containing the offer:
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Completion of sponsor offers most often requires a purchase or filing a credit application and being accepted for a financial product such as a credit card or consumer loan.
Ah, so you have to loan loads of money first (over which they'll obviously charge interest, possibly at high rates)!!!! So, you have to get in deep debts to get a "$2500" laptop. If you want a laptop that badly, better go to the bank to loan that amount of money. If they don't want to loan it to you, you probably shouldn't try loaning it elsewhere. Banks may be nasty, but other companies are far less trustworthy...
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 09:18:15 am »

Ok, I get it. Thanks a lot.

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If you want a laptop that badly, better go to the bank to loan that amount of money
Actualy I just tryed to investigate what's going on... :-)))
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