Anybody else see the commercials for Gateway buy one get one free computer?

weirdichi

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I swear I saw this just the other night. You buy a system with monitor, you get one free. The free one had no monitor and was a bottom of the barrel system, but I think for email and net surfing, it should suffice. Anybody know if this is still going on or see it?
 

RossMAN

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Gateway sucks and won't be around in a few years (pure speculation for those Gateway cheerleaders here).

I can't find the link now but I remember looking up this promo a few weeks ago. You do get a FREE LOW end (Celeron, SDRAM, etc.) sytem with the purchase of a $2,499 P4 system.

Not worth it.
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: weirdichi
So I spend $2400 and I get a low end system? D00d, we're gettin a Dell! :D

Make sure to get the Dell Dimension 4550, very nice fast, powerful, quiet and easily upgradeable system.
 

XZeroII

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Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.
 

Confused

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Originally posted by: XZeroII
Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.

Woohoo free video card, and carboard boxes! :D



Where do i sign? :)


Confused
 

Tab

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Originally posted by: XZeroII
Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.

Uh, what the hell do you get then!
 

Smolek

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Originally posted by: Tabb
Originally posted by: XZeroII
Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.

Uh, what the hell do you get then!

it was a joke
 

Torghn

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Originally posted by: Tabb
Originally posted by: XZeroII Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.
Uh, what the hell do you get then!

The manual.
 

XZeroII

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Originally posted by: Confused
Originally posted by: XZeroII
Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.

Woohoo free video card, and carboard boxes! :D



Where do i sign? :)


Confused

Crap, that was a loophole. You don't get the video card or cardboard boxes either. What, do you think cardboard grows on trees?
 

XZeroII

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Originally posted by: Torghn
Originally posted by: Tabb
Originally posted by: XZeroII Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.
Uh, what the hell do you get then!

The manual.

The manual may be downloaded from the internet, so you don't actually get a physical manual...
 

rudder

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Originally posted by: Tabb
Originally posted by: XZeroII
Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.

Uh, what the hell do you get then!

Windows 3.1

 

T2T III

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I remember the promotion when it was advertised. However, it's been over three weeks since I last saw the commercial. It looks like the promotion is over, though. I thought the free PC included a monitor - but, it was a 15" CRT monitor.
 

Mookow

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Originally posted by: XZeroII
Originally posted by: Torghn
Originally posted by: Tabb
Originally posted by: XZeroII Small Print: Free computer does not include: Keyboard, mouse, motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, case, cdrom, floppy, ethernet card, modem, sound card.
Uh, what the hell do you get then!

The manual.

The manual may be downloaded from the internet, so you don't actually get a physical manual...

I know what you DO get... the shaft!
 

BooneRebel

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Buy a gateway® 700XL or gateway® 600XL and get a gateway® 300S Value free. Gateway 700XL and 600XL cannot be downgraded with this offer. This promotion cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

The desktop (700XL) is $3500 and the laptop is $2400 after $100 rebate.

Gateway 700XL:
? Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 3.06GHz
? 512MB RDRAM® PC1066
? 2 x 200GB HD
? DVD-RAM/DVD-R/CD-RW Recorder and
48x/24x/48x CD-RW
? 19" LCD Flat Panel Display

Gateway 600XL:
? Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.2GHz-M
? 512MB DDR SDRAM
? 60GB HD
? Modular 24x/10x/24x CD-RW and 8x DVD Drive
? 15.7" SXGA Active Matrix TFT Color Display

The FREE Gateway 300S comes with Intel® Celeron® Processor 2.0GHz
? 128MB DDR SDRAM
? 40GB HD
? 48x/24x/48x CD-RW
but no monitor