$10000 Apple Prize FAIL (almost)

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Jan 24, 2011
  1. moodswinger
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    Woman hangs up on $10,000 call from Apple
    Source: PRIZE FAIL
     


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    The source, it's broken.
     
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    Really? For something THAT important, they tried to phone her?
    And not actually go to her home with a special event, like people in suits?
     
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    She was lucky Apple gave her another chance and called again otherwise she would have been screwed big time.
     
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    And a ridiculously oversized itunes card!
     
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    Fix'd! [​IMG]
     
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    Apple are the ones who screwed up.
    They should've known better that NOBODY would've believed a prize message delivered by telephone, nobody ever does.
    It's called cold calling.

    Edit: the more I think about it, the more it just plain baffles me, it's a company that deals in digital downloads for fucks sakes.
    To buy shit on itunes you need an email address.
     
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    I disagree, Im someone who callers winners of our companies competitions. I have yet to have 1 person hang up on me
    And calling them is just a tad more personal and companies liek to do that

    How uninspired would receiving an email saying "Yay gratz you won, u 1337 bro" be? Id be happier with someone who called me with enthousiasm saying "OMG U WON U SO PWN GRATZLOL OMGWTFBBQ"
     
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    Well hoping to get the 20 billionth app to get my $20000 [​IMG]
     
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    To be honest, if I wasn't aware of the promotion (like she most likely wasn't), and someone phoned me up telling me I had won a $10,000 gift card I probably would have hung up too.
     
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    Agree,everyone at first would think of it as a scam because its not like everyday you will get 10000$ from a phone call
     
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    Given the crazy amount of email and phone scams these days I would of hung up to most likly...
     
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    Apple doesn't simply GIVE money away, they take it.
    I'd be skeptical as well if I received a call saying otherwise.
     
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    Post your e-mail address and I'll send you something from stevejobs@apple.com. [​IMG]

    E-mail isn't secure either.
     
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    it is called phishing
     
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    Come on, think that through a little.
    If you bought the winning 10 billionth app, they'd know what it was, and be able to tell you that because of their records.
     
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    Love this clip!
     
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    Congratulations, you just won a $10,000 iTunes gift card!

    sounds awfully similar to

    Congratulations! You just won a free iPod nano!
     
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    $10000 in itunes?? No thanks....I'll take 5 or 6 macbook pro's instead and then I'll transfer my already vast collection of music to them. I would've guessed it was a scam by telephone or email, so either way I wouldn't have believed it.
     

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