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Offline Keysight DanielBogdanoff

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Keysight Scope Giveaway
« on: February 13, 2016, 12:24:45 am »
Hi folks,

If you see this post you probably already know by now, but:

Register to win a free Keysight scope at www.scopemonth.com 

What I want to know is, are you eligible?  We want all of you to win and be eligible, but are curious how many of you actually are able to win it so we can work on it for future events.  :-//
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 12:27:39 am »
This giveaway would be awesome if I wasn't screwed over by the province of Quebec...
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 12:41:27 am »
Be careful what you are signing up for:
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All entries become the property of Keysight and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, the entrant hereby assigns to Keysight all IP rights,
including copyrights.

I suggest go and screw yourself. That's what you are going to do for entrants anyway, right?
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 02:06:40 am »
Be careful what you are signing up for:
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All entries become the property of Keysight and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, the entrant hereby assigns to Keysight all IP rights,
including copyrights.

I suggest go and screw yourself. That's what you are going to do for entrants anyway, right?
You assign all IP or copyrights of your entry. So your company name or whatever information you used to enter can be published if they want to announce the winner.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 02:47:05 am »
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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, Ireland, Japan, Korea,  New  Zealand, Poland,  South  Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela
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The web site needs a "create a quote"  with a "Request price reduction to $1" checkmark.
Someone approves it or not, not more than one quote per day, for thirty days.
Easy.
No list of countries, although shipping and tax might be a killer.
From a whole floor of lawyers, someone should be able to figure out how to get it done.


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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 03:04:21 am »
Register for Scope Month – Not Yet Available

Is it not ready - or is being in Australia the problem?
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 03:05:29 am »
Ah, always check the small print....

Thank you for your interest. This offer is not yet available in your country. Here are some links you’ll find interesting:


I suspect that's not going to change?
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2016, 03:54:55 am »
I don't quite understand the above poll in regards to the specified dates, maybe someone could direct me to the bit I'm missing which appears to be 28 days later, wasn't that a zombie movie ?.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2016, 07:18:39 am »
The poll deadline and the sweepstakes period are independent things. The poll is so Daniel can see whether most people who cast a vote were eligible for the sweepstakes or not.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 09:41:32 am »
Be careful what you are signing up for:
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All entries become the property of Keysight and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, the entrant hereby assigns to Keysight all IP rights,
including copyrights.

I suggest go and screw yourself. That's what you are going to do for entrants anyway, right?
FFS they are giving stuff away - if you don't like the terms, don't enter. What's your problem?
The whole point is for publicity, so they need to be able to use entries for that or there's no point.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2016, 09:54:27 am »
What's your problem?
My problem is lawyers and their overly-broad statements. In this case, I don't care, I'm not submitting anything. But as long as this behavior is accepted, layers will keep putting stuff like this into licenses and contracts. And sometimes there is no real alternative, so you "agree", even if you really don't.

The whole point is for publicity, so they need to be able to use entries for that or there's no point.
So you submit your thing, and it is not yours anymore. Just like that. Surely, there is a way to allow conditional use without giving full IP rights.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2016, 10:03:10 am »
Interesting, they narrowed the list of the countries in the drop-down list to match those which actually are eligible in the rules. A week earlier this list was way longer and I "successfully" registered while selecting Latvia which is no longer there.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2016, 10:28:52 am »
TURKEY . Please tell us why not ?
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2016, 11:21:42 am »
I'm still scratching my head at Australia's non-inclusion.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2016, 12:49:07 pm »
It seems that Portugal is not included…  :'(
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2016, 01:21:25 pm »
I've just submitted my name and it was accepted, even if Brazil isn't listed in the list of eligible countries.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2016, 02:12:54 pm »
Be careful what you are signing up for:
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All entries become the property of Keysight and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, the entrant hereby assigns to Keysight all IP rights,
including copyrights.

I suggest go and screw yourself. That's what you are going to do for entrants anyway, right?
FFS they are giving stuff away - if you don't like the terms, don't enter. What's your problem?
The whole point is for publicity, so they need to be able to use entries for that or there's no point.
Because  I we have the feeling that they think of us, like we are somewhat lesser, and that is why we are not included. For me, If I would live like 200 Km away in any direction, it would be OK, but not here.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2016, 04:14:50 pm »
Be careful what you are signing up for:
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All entries become the property of Keysight and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, the entrant hereby assigns to Keysight all IP rights,
including copyrights.

I suggest go and screw yourself. That's what you are going to do for entrants anyway, right?
FFS they are giving stuff away - if you don't like the terms, don't enter. What's your problem?
The whole point is for publicity, so they need to be able to use entries for that or there's no point.
Because  I we have the feeling that they think of us, like we are somewhat lesser, and that is why we are not included. For me, If I would live like 200 Km away in any direction, it would be OK, but not here.

usually it is country or regional laws (like in Quebec) that cause them to exclude areas. I have never heard of a company saying "Eh fuck em, they suck anyways" kind of attitude for excluding regions.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2016, 12:46:10 am »
Be careful what you are signing up for:
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All entries become the property of Keysight and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, the entrant hereby assigns to Keysight all IP rights,
including copyrights.

I suggest go and screw yourself. That's what you are going to do for entrants anyway, right?
FFS they are giving stuff away - if you don't like the terms, don't enter. What's your problem?
The whole point is for publicity, so they need to be able to use entries for that or there's no point.
Because  I we have the feeling that they think of us, like we are somewhat lesser, and that is why we are not included. For me, If I would live like 200 Km away in any direction, it would be OK, but not here.

usually it is country or regional laws (like in Quebec) that cause them to exclude areas. I have never heard of a company saying "Eh fuck em, they suck anyways" kind of attitude for excluding regions.

Yes, the exclusions are purely due to local legal compliance.  Many regions have laws limiting or prohibiting this type of giveaway/contest, and we do our best to be compliant.  Regarding us owning the entry, that's also a common rider for many giveaways.  Basically, you can't sue us for you entering our contest (duh).

Australia specifically has very, very complex regulations and a very long registration process with the local government.  We definitely wanted to include Australia, we just couldn't do it in a legally compliant way.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2016, 12:48:50 am »

The web site needs a "create a quote"  with a "Request price reduction to $1" checkmark.
Someone approves it or not, not more than one quote per day, for thirty days.
Easy.

I actually thought of this and asked our legal team about it.  It's a no-go. You'd just owe taxes on $(Discount - $1) because it's still part of a "contest."
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2016, 01:01:40 am »
Australia specifically has very, very complex regulations and a very long registration process with the local government.  We definitely wanted to include Australia, we just couldn't do it in a legally compliant way.

I will admit I don't know what the full legal situation is here in Australia - but I suspect the reason it is not easy is to make it difficult for sleazy operators, preventing them from using the system.

I do remember years ago legally you could not hold a 'raffle' but you could have a game of skill - and where there was more than one successful entry, you could draw a winner out of a hat.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2016, 01:04:30 am »
I registered when Slovenia was still on the list, now they removed it. I guess that means I'm out of the scope draw. :-\
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2016, 07:54:50 pm »
Denmark and Finland, but no Norway? No way..  :scared:

I would have to pay VAT on any prize valued $1159 or above (25% of that is not insignificant), is this why you're excluding certain countries? Can't you just add the legalese of "you're responsible for any VAT and import fees" etc etc.

Also, why a mandatory company name?
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2016, 08:16:44 pm »
I would have to pay VAT on any prize valued $1159 or above (25% of that is not insignificant), is this why you're excluding certain countries? Can't you just add the legalese of "you're responsible for any VAT and import fees" etc etc.

We haven't excluded countries for taxation reasons.  There are a lot of different laws regarding contests/giveaways and we are offering it everywhere that we legally can.  There are restrictions on prize value, total prize value, skill based/random, etc. 

Winners will be notified and can choose to reject the prize if they don't want to pay the taxes, etc.  I've also seen one winner of the "Dreambench" giveaway donate their winnings to the local makerspace.  This way they didn't have to pay taxes on it because it was a "charitable donation."
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2016, 08:21:41 pm »
Good to know! Always feel unfair being excluded, but there's probably good reasons.
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