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Old 06-11-08, 02:09 PM
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Absolutely Cheeky Mo Fo's Please help me write a response :D

I just got an email through work, read this

> Hi,

> My name is ****** and i am the site owner of a PC Hardware review site

> called ******* (http://www.p*****s.com).

>

>

> i was wondering if possible we could get a sample on your Intel CPU

> Core 2 Quad Q9450Quad Core 2.66GHz 1333FSB LGA775 12MB cache RETAIL

> BOXED if possible

>

>

> ********** offer companies a great opportunity with not only

> the advertisement generated through our review publication, but also

> within our homepage.

> we would like to team up with you and we have a front page banner

> availble for you if interested

> If you are interested in working with us samples for our review

> publications, please reply to my email message. If your department

> does not deal with this type of enquiry, ikindly ask that you forward

> this email on to the relevant person.

>

> Thank you for taking the time out to read my email message.

> I look forward to hearing from you

> Regards

> ***CHEEKY MOFO***

> ***CHEEKY MOFO'S COMPANY*** Owner

> http://www.p******s.com

Obviously blanked out the names to protect the stupid, heres the thing if he was after an i7 i'd say fine it could be legit, HOW BLOODY LONG HAVE THE Q9450's been available.....Cheeky ..... ****SHAKES FIST IN RAGE *****

I need your guys help for a good inteligent retort. I'm so angry my brains short circuited.

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Old 06-11-08, 02:25 PM
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I dunno m8.

It`s very hard to comment with knowing the parties involved.

I mean sure between ourselves here it sounds like a pretty bogus request as the cpu is a fair age now, and there aren`t any further details in terms of how they`re going to review it.

Is it part of a project, partly based on another line of equipments, i.e. 45nm based mobos - and this would be a candidate to use in all of them ?? (just as an example)

And then ofc u have a situation where it could be an emerging review site that.. well frankly have to start somewhere.

I can assure you that emails, correspondence, that perhaps Jim/Kemp had sent out many years ago to firms, they may look back with slight embarassment in terms of - "I can`t believe we worded things like that". With experience and know-how, they would obviously be more professional and well-known as they are today, and have been for a fair while.

.. then again it could well be an outright scam.
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Old 06-11-08, 02:29 PM
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The grammar was poor, the website in question has very sparse reviews, there top review is for an 8800gtx. Theres only 4 staff members and 3 of them are labelled as accounts/finance and marketing, only one reviewer. The site itself looks like any generic frontpage template. And its been going since 2004, which by my reconning is before OC3D (or sysextreme back then) was going. There is no question that its some cheeky git trying to weedle free products. We get them every now and then for low end or "cheaper" components but a £180 cpu....mmmm...takes the biscuit....even Ket (ketzone) wouldn't be that cheeky
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Old 06-11-08, 02:54 PM
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Fair enough, and tbh if u are starting out, a cpu such as this u ~could~ just purchase urself to get a basis. Myself, I`d start by reviewing items I already had that are either popular or seen as classic items.

hmm either take it for what it is - spam, and just delete it.

Or if u want to reply, I wouldn`t if I thought it were spamage cos automated services sometimes just record that u replied and not the content of the email, just decline - I mean if they are starting out (outside possibility), u don`t need a kick in the teeth for ur efforts.

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However,

------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Scumbag,

It is with great reluctance that we feel the need to decline your gracious offer to review the said:

Intel CPU Core 2 Quad Q9450Quad Core 2.66GHz 1333FSB LGA775 12MB cache RETAIL

We don't, as a policy, supply or entertain such requests without firstly establishing a professional relationship with the `reviewer` concerned.

On that basis, we are not at this moment in time, seeking to forge a relationship with any new company(s) on a reviewing level. We do see from your information provided, that although you do indeed have an existing reviews on your site, it stikes us as alarming that the prominent reviews are for items in excess of 2 years old.

We would like to put forward the curtousy of advising you that there isn't a demand on the internet for reviews of this age. Not generally without purpose or a particular design approach. Indeed, even the item that you have requested from ourselves isn't deemed current enough to warrant a review as there are literally 100s of existing reviews already published.

To this extent, as mentioned above, we would prefer to decline your offer and would suggest a perhaps more thoughtful approach to pursuing a business in review computer components. To that end, we wish you luck.

Kind regards,

yada yada yada
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Old 06-11-08, 02:57 PM
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lmfao ... and ... send i'll post the reply if there is one
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Old 06-11-08, 09:14 PM
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Looking forward to this
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Old 06-11-08, 10:48 PM
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....or send nothing.....

though the above reply did make me chuckle

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Old 07-11-08, 06:31 AM
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I did send it yesterday...albeit slightly edited...the owner of our company found ras's response highly amusing...after actually looking at there site its just an advertisement site...no reviews (I dont think just putting the manufacturers specifications up constitutes a review)...and the actual products...well it looks like some kids attempts at getting free upgrades to his pc, a wish list...

I think we should run an "Extreme Blaggers" thread where for 12 months we try every trick in the book to get "freebies" from manufacturers and retail outlets...
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Old 07-11-08, 08:08 AM
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can it involve the use of a crow bar to get the freebie.......................
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Old 07-11-08, 08:12 AM
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anything "legal"......
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