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Offline Short Circuit

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Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:39:10 am »

http://www.facebook.com/agilent.scopes

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We want to reward our growing base of Facebook fans by giving away an InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series oscilloscope to one lucky fan!
 
Like our page, tell a friend, and spread the word, because if we reach 2,500 Facebook fans by October 24, you could soon be the owner of the oscilloscope thousands already trust to test and debug their designs.
 
For more information about our promotion rules and eligibility, visit our website at www.agilent.com/find/facebookpromo.
 

Offline elliot42

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:21:59 am »
Doesn't look like it's available to Australians :(

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This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within, Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding New York, Florida, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela.
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 12:45:47 pm »
At the moment there are 1191 "Likes". The page have been around since 2009 so not very likely it will more than double in a month. Anyway, I like it and hope to win!   :)
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 12:54:23 pm »
Yeah I was that 1191rst person to like the page. Greece is excluded also.
So if anybody from this forum wins the price, remember to thank all those unsung heroes who helped reach the goal ;p

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Offline Jimmy the Squid

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 01:28:21 pm »
And I'm 1192. After being posted here, I bet it fills up to 2500 fast.
 

Offline Christe4nM

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 07:54:03 pm »
I like the joke within the rules: " if the selected entrant is a Canadian resident, that entrant will be required to answer a mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance of any kind (whether mechanical or otherwise), within the timeframe provided above"
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 08:17:32 pm »
It may not be a joke, some countries have rules regarding free giveaways. If you add some sort of question to the giveaway it chances under the law from a lottery to a competition and different rules apply.

You see it quite often on mail-in competitions where they make you fill in the missing word in a sentence.



« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 08:20:26 pm by Psi »
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Offline AndyC_772

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 09:14:48 pm »
It's the same here in the UK - a "test of skill" comes under different rules to a purely random lottery.

There's no rule about how difficult the "test" has to be, though, so they're invariably trivial. It's just a stupid pantomime, needed only because the law is ridiculous.
 

Offline Baliszoft

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 01:47:27 am »
No hungary! :(

BTW a year ago i won a probe from Tektronix. It was a test of some questions (regarting to their history and some basic things) for a TDS series scope. A free probe alwasy comes handy :).
 

Offline M. András

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 05:27:14 am »
the last 3 scopes for 1 dollar was a great thing but i missed one by 2 secs lazy net connection... and now its not available for hungary, i wont have a scope for a while i guess :)
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 05:44:14 am »
If anyone on here wins this they should post and let us all know.
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 01:25:14 am »
It's a pity that they combine the contest with FB  >:(

I and (many engineers i know) would never come on FB , not even for a nice scope.

I guess i'll stick with my trusty TDS-320 & my DS1102E , and maybe hope that Hameg doesn't make the same mistake.

Ohh: The extra question added for the contest , would be required here also (else it would be an illegal random lottery), Question could be : "What color does a banana have".


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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 02:38:55 am »
depends on the banana eh ... there's all shades from green to deep yellow ... and some can even be black or brown ... and we haven;t touched the spotted ones.
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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 10:12:30 pm »
No Brazil also.... sniff....
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012, 10:35:57 pm »
It's a pity that they combine the contest with FB  >:(
I and (many engineers i know) would never come on FB , not even for a nice scope.

Someone in marketing has to meet their PKI's for increasing their social media numbers. Their bonus, promotion, or continued employment probably depends on it.
It doesn't matter if none of their customers actually use it, that's entirely not the point ::)
(and yes, I'm being serious, that's probably what it is!)

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2012, 01:03:23 pm »
 United States (excluding New York, Florida, and Rhode Island).
Why the states are out?
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2012, 01:10:20 pm »
Probably something to do with laws about free giveaways in those states. They might require extra fees or have rules on fairness  or some PC BS like that.
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2012, 05:55:01 am »
No New Yorkers? What's up with that? Guess that means I can't buy any of their products either. Fagetaboudit!
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2012, 10:24:06 am »
We didn't reach our goal of 2,500 Facebook fans, so we aren't giving away the oscilloscope. Sorry, guys! But don’t feel too disheartened; we’ll try to find a way to make the oscilloscope part of a future promotion. Thanks for being such loyal fans!


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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2012, 10:44:17 am »
Pretty sad, maybe you should'nt have put so many stipulations on it.
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 11:00:13 am »
We so should have slashdot'ed it.

I posted the url to a few other electronics forums and irc channels in the past week but we still didnt get enough :(
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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2012, 11:56:58 am »
We didn't reach our goal of 2,500 Facebook fans, so we aren't giving away the oscilloscope. Sorry, guys! But don’t feel too disheartened; we’ll try to find a way to make the oscilloscope part of a future promotion. Thanks for being such loyal fans!

Bad in that someone doesn't get a scope, but good in that the marketing droids at Agilent don't get their stupid Facebook quota. Engineers don't use facebook anyway, but they don't care, they want to meet their social media KPI so they can get their bonus at their next performance review. They'll just spend ten times the money on some other way to get the numbers.

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 12:13:03 pm »
So it would be a good plan for everyone who 'liked' the Agilent page to 'unlike' it again - then there's more incentive for them to launch another marketing giveaway...
 

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2012, 12:14:15 pm »
So it would be a good plan for everyone who 'liked' the Agilent page to 'unlike' it again - then there's more incentive for them to launch another marketing giveaway...

Absolutely!

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Re: Agilent scope giveaway @ FB
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2012, 12:44:24 pm »
Time to make an EngineerBook....
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