..not long before it hits some actual news networks.
And choo-choo goes the bad PR train. Hope that $1,000 laptop is worth the shitstorm you are about to get Microsoft..
From what I've heard, yes. It has to have active service. They will be checking.
Wow...I've been on reddit for hours and JUST saw that Trust me. I was an original Digg refugee..I read it.
I give it 6 hours to hit Engadget, Gizmodo, or TheVerge.
EDIT: I definitely think it'll hit the Consumerist though. They will LOVE this.
It's on the top of the front page of reddit. Millions of people read it.
If they gave all the laptops away quickly, then they would not have a chance to do as many trade-ins. I suspect that people who want to get a new phone hope that their local store made it tough to win the laptop.
You'll get crazy newbies who call 3x a day for 2 weeks straight, and post argumentative paranoia demanding the rebate is guaranteed, in writing, by certified mail, on their doorsteps, by tomorrow evening. Then all the other newbie sheep freak out, and THEY call 3x a day, for 2 weeks straight, and the paranoia explodes. And suddenly everyone's carting their paper back to the retailer demanding a refund.
All those who CALLED to confirm.... Your dad should have silently slept that night.
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